NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Jets and WR Jamison Crowder have agreed to a renegotiated contract that will keep him with the team through this season. (Crowder would then hit free agency in spring 2022.) This would seem to be bad news for the 2021 outlook of 2nd-round pick Elijah Moore, who stands near-identical in size. But HC Robert Saleh says Moore can play any of the WR positions. So the biggest losers here might be Denzel Mims and Keelan Cole. Corey Davis clearly signed for starter money in free agency, and the Jets would have little reason to retain Crowder if they didn't view him as the top option in the slot. The upgraded WR corps lowers the target ceiling, though, for a wideout who has depended on volume to drive his fantasy value. The Jets offense will be interesting to track throughout the summer, given the bevy of changes to personnel and staff.
A source tells Jets insider Ralph Vacchiano that the team is asking WR Jamison Crowder to take a "significant" pay cut from the $10 million he's slated to make this season. Crowder has no guaranteed money left on his contract and could be released if he doesn't agree to that pay cut. The Jets, of course, drafted a natural Crowder replacement in Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore this spring. We'll see where this goes. For now, both Crowder and Moore are just late-round fliers in fantasy drafts.
The Jets took Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore with the 34th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. They reportedly passed on multiple trade offers to sit and take Moore, who many had pegged as a 1st-rounder. Moore led the entire country in catches (10.8) and receiving yards (149.1) per game this past year, while setting an Ole Miss record with 86 catches. The market shares were huge for the junior: 44.8% of the receptions, 41.8% of the receiving yards and 32% of the TDs. Moore also led the Rebels with 67 catches, 850 yards and 6 scores as a sophomore -- after playing behind A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf as a freshman. Moore smoked a 4.35-second 40-yard dash at his Pro Day, while also posting elite marks in the agility drills. That all shows up on tape, where he wins both before and after the catch with acceleration, speed and wiggle. Moore also has some of the most reliable hands in this WR class, with a career 5% drop rate. While he’s only 5’9, Moore weighed in at 185 pounds at his Pro Day and plays with a big receiver’s mentality. We see a lot of Steve Smith in his game, while an anonymous scout told The Athletic’s Bob McGinn that Moore reminds him of Antonio Brown. Moore took 90% of his college snaps from the slot and figures to play primarily on the inside as a pro. His arrival might mean the end of WR Jamison Crowder’s time with the Jets.
The Jets selected BYU QB Zach Wilson with the 2nd overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. Wilson enjoyed a breakout 2020 with 3,692 yards, 33 TDs and 3 INTs across 12 games. He added a 73.5% completion rate while performing as one of the nation’s most accurate QBs. The low level of competition he faced wasn’t ideal, but Wilson (6’3, 212) truly stood out as a special passer. He also rebounded nicely from an injury-riddled 2019 that began with right labrum surgery in January. Now, he heads to a strong fit with the Jets and new OC Mike LaFleur, whose offense will take advantage of Wilson’s movement skills. He’s a heavy favorite to be under center come Week 1 and could provide some spot-start value this season.
The Jets and WR Corey Davis agreed to a 3-year, $37.5 million deal with $27 million guaranteed, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Davis had an up-and-down 4 seasons in Tennessee but is coming off a career-best 65-984-5 line. He ranked 5th in yards per route run among 84 WRs with 50+ targets. We'll credit OC Arthur Smith for some of that, but Davis has never lacked ability. It's why he was the 5th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. And he remains in his prime at just 26 years old. New York isn't an ideal landing spot, with new OC Mike LaFleur and the QB spot standing as question marks. But Davis has the potential to carve out a big target share. He figures to be joining Jamison Crowder and Denzel Mims in the Jets' 3-WR set.
Jets WR Jamison Crowder (calf) is active for today’s game against the Rams. He’s a low-upside fantasy play with the Jets offense unlikely to get much accomplished.
Jets WR Jamison Crowder (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams. He battled through the injury last week, playing 72% of the offensive snaps. Crowder should be out there this weekend but has very little upside vs. a tough L.A. pass defense.
Jets WR Jamison Crowder (calf) is active for today’s game against the Seahawks. ESPN’s Rich Cimini suggested this morning that Crowder might just be an emergency option, so we’d still avoid him in fantasy lineups. Crowder being active does make WR Braxton Berrios a riskier play.
Jets WR Jamison Crowder (calf) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Seahawks. After being added to the injury report on Thursday, he didn’t practice on Friday. That doesn’t bode well. We’ll look for an update on Crowder’s status on Sunday morning, but he’ll be a risky fantasy play even if he ends up active.
Jets WR Denzel Mims won't play against the Seahawks on Sunday after traveling home to Texas to attend to a family emergency, HC Adam Gase said. Mims has averaged 6 targets over the past 6 weeks, so it's a notable loss. WR Jeff Smith figures to replace Mims in the starting lineup but would be a desperation fantasy play. WRs Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman gets boosts with Mims out.
Jets QB Sam Darnold (shoulder) will start against the Dolphins on Sunday, HC Adam Gase announced. Darnold has been out since Week 8 and has averaged just 174 yards and .5 TDs passing in 6 games this season. He's a low-end QB2 for Week 12, but Darnold's return should be good news for WR Jamison Crowder.
Jets WR Jamison Crowder (groin) is active for tonight's game against the Patriots. He only got in limited practices on Friday and Saturday, so he carries elevated risk in fantasy lineups. Of course, Crowder has been awesome whenever he's been on the field this season.
The Jets list WR Jamison Crowder (groin) as questionable for Monday night's game against the Patriots. He got in limited practices on Friday and Saturday. The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reports that Crowder is expected to play. If you're planning to use him, though, we'd still have a backup option from that game just in case Crowder ends up inactive.
Jets WR Jamison Crowder (groin) returned to a limited practice on Friday. That at least gives him a shot to play against the Patriots on Monday night. We’ll get another update on his status tomorrow afternoon. WR Breshad Perriman (concussion) was a full participant on Friday, so he's on track to play vs. New England.
Jets WR Jamison Crowder (groin) remained sidelined on Thursday. He has a chance to return tomorrow, according to HC Adam Gase, but fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting Crowder to play vs. the Patriots on Monday night at this point. WR Braxton Berrios has averaged 7.5 targets in the 4 games Crowder has missed this season.
Jets WR Jamison Crowder (groin) is inactive for today’s game against the Chiefs. WR Breshad Perriman (concussion) is also out, leaving Denzel Mims, Jeff Smith and Braxton Berrios as New York’s top 3 WRs.
Jets WR Jamison Crowder (groin) is listed as doubtful for this weekend’s game against the Chiefs. He only got in a limited practice on Thursday and is obviously a long shot to play on Sunday. WR Breshad Perriman (concussion) is out. The injuries leave Denzel Mims and Jeff Smith as New York’s outside WRs, with Braxton Berrios in the slot.
Jets WR Jamison Crowder (groin) is inactive for today’s game against the Bills. He’ll be replaced in the slot by WR Braxton Berrios. Rookie WR Denzel Mims is active and will make his Jets debut today.
The Jets downgraded WR Jamison Crowder (groin) to doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bills. He should obviously be on fantasy benches now. Braxton Berrios will replace Crowder as New York's primary slot receiver but would be a desperation fantasy play. The Jets are at least expected to get rookie WR Denzel Mims back for this one. He'll join Breshad Perriman as the starting outside WRs.
Jets WR Jamison Crowder (groin) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Bills. He was limited in Wednesday’s practice, sidelined on Thursday and limited again on Friday. Crowder clearly won’t be at 100% if he suits up — but he’s been awesome this season and has a plus matchup vs. a Buffalo secondary that’s struggled against slot receivers.
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