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Jets QBs Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith are both uncertain for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.  Fitzpatrick suffered ligament damage in his left hand in yesterday's loss to the Raiders and will need surgery at some point, according to HC Todd Bowles.  But it sounds like he'll put off that surgery for now.  Bowles labeled Fitzpatrick day-to-day.  Smith, meanwhile, is dealing with a "big bruise" on his left shoulder, per Bowles.  There's no structural damage to the non-throwing wing.  Bowles said that the team is exploring trade options for a QB.  Rookie Bryce Petty is the only healthy QB on the roster right now.

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered a hand injury in the 1st quarter of today’s game against Oakland. Fitz picked up the injury on a scramble. Geno Smith has entered in relief, while the veteran is officially questionable to return.

Update: Fitzpatrick is dealing with a sprained left (non-throwing) thumb, according to insider Doug Moore.

Jets insider Manish Mehta believes the team's starting QB job is Ryan Fitzpatrick's "to lose."  Geno Smith is out for at least the first couple of weeks with his broken jaw.  If Fitzpatrick starts well, he'll have a chance to hang on to the gig.  Fitz has been a mediocre real-life QB throughout his career, but he did have his best 3-year stretch under current Jets OC Chan Gailey.  With Gailey in Buffalo, Fitz completed 59.4% of his passes with 56 TDs and 49 INTs.  Even that caliber of play might be good enough to keep the starting job.  Fitzpatrick gets a solid Browns defense to open the season but then draws plus matchups against the Colts and Eagles.  He'll be a sneaky DFS play those weeks.  We still wouldn't use a draft pick on Fitz, but he's a potential in-season spot-start option.

Jets QB Geno Smith is out 6-10 weeks after being sucker-punched by teammate IK Enemkpali.  That dude has already been released, while Smith is now out for at least the first 2 games of the regular season.  The longer end of that timetable would cost him 5 games.  That moves QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to the top of the depth chart.  Fitz has long been a subpar real-life QB but has had some fantasy success, especially with current Jets OC Chan Gailey.  In 3 seasons with Gailey in Buffalo, Fitzpatrick ranked 10th, 16th and 19th, respectively, in fantasy points.  He could be a sneaky spot-start option in deeper fantasy leagues and DFS games.  The Jets get positive early-season matchups against the Colts (Week 2), Eagles (3) and Redskins (6).

Jets QB Geno Smith has yet to throw an interception through 8 training-camp practices.  His command of the offense is "night and day from the spring and from OTAs," HC Todd Bowles said.  "He looks like a man in control," ESPN's Rich Cimini wrote.  We're excited to get a look at Smith in preseason action, but it sounds like he's widened his lead over QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.  Smith is an intriguing QB2 in new OC Chan Gailey's spread offense.

Count ESPN's Ron Jaworski among the group that still believes in Jets QB Geno Smith.  “I think Geno, when I’ve looked at him now for a couple of years in the NFL, I see a quarterback that’s getting better,” Jaws said.  “I see a nice growth every single year in Geno and I like the future of the Jets with Geno Smith at quarterback.”  Smith improved his completion rate (55.8% to 59.7%), TD rate (2.7% to 3.5%) and INT rate (4.7% to 3.5%) from 2013 to 2014.  Now he gets to play in OC Chan Gailey's spread offense, which is similar to the system Smith excelled in at West Virginia.  The Jets also added another weapon this offseason in WR Brandon Marshall.  "He can make every throw, he can do everything it takes to be an NFL quarterback. It’s just about consistency," Jaworski added.  If Smith can hold off QB Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starting job this summer, he'll be an intriguing matchup play in fantasy football.

Former Steelers QB Kordell Stewart said this week that new Jets OC Chan Gailey is the right guy for Jets QB Geno Smith. "I guarantee you—I think Chan Gailey is going to put him in a position to make him understand himself," Stewart said, per "He has one of the strongest arms in the league, and he has good feet. So there's no reason why he can't have success." Stewart became Pittsburgh's starting QB in 1997 under then-OC Gailey and ran for 11 TDs to go with just-decent passing numbers. Gailey's use of Stewart, though, helped the offense rank 7th in scoring and 6th in yards, and the Steelers reached the AFC title game. We actually discussed Gailey's impact on Stewart -- and many other positive fantasy football situations through the years -- on this week's podcast. We agree with Stewart that Gailey's hire was good news for Smith and the rest of the Jets' offense. How good? We'll see as the group gets to work over the spring and into training camp.

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (leg) practiced in team drills for the first time on Wednesday. HC Todd Bowles interestingly touted “competition” at the QB spot a week after OC Chan Gailey anointed Geno Smith the starter. Smith’s still in the driver’s seat, but he won’t be handed the Week 1 gig. We’ll track this situation throughout the summer.

Jets QB Geno Smith will head to training camp as the team's starter, OC Chan Gailey said Wednesday.  "He's done some good things," Gailey added.  "He's a talented guy.  I have high hopes for him."  Smith has had a tumultuous couple of seasons to open his NFL career.  He heads into year 3 sitting on a 57.5% completion rate and 25:34 TD-to-INT ratio.  But he closed last season by tossing 6 TDs vs. just 2 INTs over his final 4 games.  And he should theoretically be a good fit in Gailey's spread offense, similar to what Smith operated at West Virginia.  But if he falters in August, Ryan Fitzpatrick could swipe away the starting job.  Fitz is familiar with Gailey's offense from their time together in Buffalo.  Whoever wins the Jets' starting job could have sneaky fantasy value throwing to Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.

The Jets confirmed that rookie QB Bryce Petty won't be in the mix to start this season.  "Time will tell what kind of player he'll become, but we do think he has all the physical attributes and parts to be a good quarterback in this league," GM Mike Maccagnan. "It's going to be a maturation process from where he is in college ... but we thought he had all the raw potential and ability, that if you're going to invest time in a quarterback, he had all those attributes that would be very good to work with."  Petty is coming from Baylor's uptempo, spread offense, so he has a significant adjustment to make to the pro game.  The good news is that OC Chan Gailey's offense includes lots of spread elements, so Petty seems like a good fit.  He's worth stashing in dynasty leagues.  Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith will duke it out this summer for the Jets' 2015 starting job.

The Jets added WR Devin Smith with the 37th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.  One of the best deep-ball weapons to enter the league in recent memory, Smith averaged 28.2 yards per catch this past season.  That included 17 catches, 754 yards and 10 TDs on targets 20+ yards downfield.  Smith boasts 4.4 speed with NFL-ready ball tracking and body control.  New York isn't the best landing spot, though.  He'll be the #3 WR at best in 2015 behind Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall.  And the Jets still have a big question mark at QB with Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick currently atop the depth chart.

Jets HC Todd Bowles said Tuesday that QB Geno Smith will open training camp as the starter.  From there, he'll need to hold off QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.  “You can’t have equal first-team reps with a quarterback,” Bowles said. “Geno will start out taking them, but that doesn’t mean that Ryan can’t take his spot. If Ryan’s playing better and performing better… Obviously, we have to cross that bridge when we get to it for him to take the position."  This all assumes the Jets don't draft Jameis Winston or Marcus Mariota next month.  The team's QB position remains a question mark.  But whoever wins the job will have some QB2 appeal in OC Chan Gailey's spread offense.

The Texans have dealt QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to the Jets in exchange for a late-round conditional pick, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.  Houston will move forward with Ryan Mallett, Brian Hoyer and Tom Savage at QB.  Fitzpatrick, meanwhile, will battle Geno Smith (and possibly a rookie) for the Jets' starting job.  The winner will have sneaky fantasy upside in OC Chan Gailey's spread offense and with WRs Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.

The Bears have traded WR Brandon Marshall to the Jets.  Turning 31 in March, Marshall posted his fewest catches (4.7) and yards (55.5) per game this past season since his 2006 rookie campaign.  He's certainly past his prime but is still a valuable possession-type receiver.  Marshall will join Eric Decker in New York to form 1 of the bigger starting WR duos in the league.  It's good news for whoever is under center for the Jets this season.  Marshall's fantasy value takes a hit as he loses BFF Jay Cutler.  Meanwhile in Chicago, WR Alshon Jeffery is locked in as the Bears' top dog and target hog.  The intriguing Marquess Wilson has a shot to capture the #2 WR gig, although the Bears will likely bring in competition.

The Jets have fired HC Rex Ryan and GM John Idzik.  Ryan finishes his 6-year tenure with a 46-50 record.  He reached the AFC Championship with QB Mark Sanchez in both 2009 and 2010 but failed to top 8 wins in any of his final 4 seasons.  Ryan's squads were generally strong on the defensive side of the ball, but QB issues did him in.  According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Ryan will seek a TV gig if he's unable to land another HC job.  The 1st order of business for New York's new HC and GM will be finding a QB.  The new regime is unlikely to view Geno Smith as the answer.

Jets QB Geno Smith will start Monday night's game against the Dolphins.  Previous reports that HC Rex Ryan leaning toward QB Michael Vick, so it looks like he was over-ruled by upper management.  Either way, it makes sense for New York to go back to their younger, slightly less crappy QB.  Smith obviously isn't a fantasy option against Miami's 2nd-ranked QB defense.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that the Jets could go back to QB Geno Smith as their starter as early as next week.  QB Michael Vick is a free agent this offseason and clearly isn't the long-term answer.  Smith probably isn't either, but the Jets might as well get a few more looks at him in what's shaping up as a lost season.  Fantasy owners who picked up Vick can't be counting on him beyond this week.  Of course, it's difficult to imagine Smith being a fantasy option the rest of the way either.

Jets QB Geno Smith was benched in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Bills.  In 3 possessions, he completed 2 passes to his guys and 3 to the opposition.  Smith finished 2-of-8 for 5 yards and 3 INTs.  QB Michael Vick will finish out the game for New York.  We'll see what the Jets plan to do at QB beyond that.

Insider Manish Mehta reports and the Jets confirm that QB Geno Smith missed team meetings on Saturday.  A team spokesman called it an "honest mistake" when Smith "got the times confused."  It's reportedly the first meeting he's missed.  The story will probably be overblown by the New York media, but it's still not a good look for a QB who has completed 52.5% of his passes with 3 TDs and 5 INTs in his last 4 games.  Smith will start against the Broncos this coming weekend but won't be a fantasy option.

Jets HC Rex Ryan named QB Geno Smith his Week 6 starter after Sunday's blowout loss to the Chargers.  QB Michael Vick didn't give Ryan much to think about, completing 8-of-19 passes for 47 yards in 1 half of action.  That was a bit better than Smith's 4-of-12 for 27 yards and an INT, but the Jets might as well stick with their 2nd-year QB at this point.  Smith needs to get a healthy Eric Decker back to have any chance.  He won't be a fantasy option against the Broncos next week.

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