New York Jets Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

New York Jets Fantasy Football News | Shark Bites

10:03pm EDT 3/15/21

The Jets have agreed to a 3-year, $45 million deal with EDGE Carl Lawson, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The contract includes $30 million guaranteed. Lawson hasn't gotten back to the 8.5 sacks he posted as a 2017 rookie and managed just 5.5 last year. But he has delivered plenty of pass-rushing production behind that low sack total. His 64 total pressures in 2020 ranked 6th among all defensive players, according to Pro Football Focus. Lawson should improve a Jets pass rush that posted the 8th-worst pressure rate last season, according to Pro Football Reference. We'll see whether Lawson keeps DE eligibility in the defense of new Jets HC Robert Saleh.

The Jets have agreed to a 1-year, $7 million deal with LB Jarrad Davis, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That money makes him look like a favorite for a starting spot in the defense of new HC Robert Saleh. The Jets likely have plenty more potential changes coming this offseason, so we'll wait to project too much. C.J. Mosley should be back after opting out last season (and losing basically all of 2019 to a groin injury). Blake Cashman is the only other ILB currently under contract.

The Jets have used the franchise tag on S Marcus Maye. That comes a year after they traded away S Jamal Adams for a package that included 2 first-round picks. Maye has played more than 1,000 snaps in 3 of his 4 seasons with the team and improved his Pro Football Focus coverage grade each year. He finished 2020 ranked 6th among safeties in overall PFF grade. Maye's fantasy production proved merely pedestrian after a huge opener at Buffalo, but there will be upside to him if you can get him in DB3 range in 2021.

Robert Saleh has signed a 5-year deal to become the Jets' HC, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Saleh has spent the last 4 seasons as San Francisco's defensive coordinator, leading the Niners to top 5 finishes in yards allowed in each of the past 2. Saleh is reportedly expected to bring former 49ers passing-game coordinator Mike LaFleur with him to New York to serve as OC. Mike is Packers HC Matt LaFleur's brother and has worked under Kyle Shanahan since 2014. LaFleur's only experience as an offensive coordinator came at Saint Joseph's in 2011 and 2012 and Davidson in 2013.

The Jets have fired HC Adam Gase, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. This has been a long time coming. Gase's Jets won just 9 games over the past 2 seasons, finishing dead last in total yards both years. Other than when he's had QB Peyton Manning, his offenses have disappointed. We'll see who the Jets tab to replace Gase, but it'll undoubtedly be an upgrade for the offense.

Jets CB Blessuan Austin (illness) is inactive for today's game against the Patriots.

The Jets on Tuesday placed LB Harvey Langi on IR with a neck injury, ending his season. That removes the guy who had been starting next to Neville Hewitt inside. Bryce Hager looks like the next guy up, but we can't recommend trusting him in Week 16 IDP lineups vs. Cleveland. The continued onslaught of injuries to the Jets defense likely boosts the tackle upside of S Marcus Maye.

The Jets are placing DL Quinnen Williams on IR with a neck injury, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That ends a breakthrough season for Williams, both in real and IDP terms. Trevon Coley -- who the Jets claimed off waivers from the Cardinals last week -- looks like the next man up. He could be a sleeper for some tackle numbers against the Browns -- and would get an even better matchup with the Patriots in Week 17. But it's a little late in the fantasy season to make such a bet with your IDP lineup.

Jets DT Quinnen Williams sustained a concussion in Sunday's win over the Rams. He'll need to pass through the protocol before returning to play. We'll see whether he has a shot to face the Browns on Sunday, but you'll have to make sure you secure an alternate plan for your IDP lineup this week.

Jets LB Blake Cashman (hamstring) is active for today's game against the Dolphins. He has been out since Week 7 and entered the day questionable. Cashman could be ready to regain the starting spot that Harvey Langi has occupied recently. Cashman is tough to trust in IDP lineups right away, though. He has played just 3 total defensive snaps on the year.

Jets CB Blessuan Austin (neck) is active for today's game against the Chargers.

Jets slot CB Brian Poole left Monday night's game early with a knee injury and did not return. We'll see this week about the severity, but the Jets get a Week 10 bye for him to rest it.

Jets DL Quinnen Williams is doubtful for Monday night's game against the Patriots with a hamstring injury. Make sure to leave him out of your Week 9 IDP lineup.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets are "working toward a trade" that would send LB Avery Williamson to the Steelers. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed the report. The NFL trade deadline looms Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, so we'll see whether the move gets finalized. If it does, Williamson would likely take over the ILB spot vacated by Devin Bush's injury, which Robert Spillane has filled the past 2 weeks. The Jets figure to go back to Blake Cashman to fill in Williamson's spot, as soon as Cashman is ready. He was inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs with a hamstring injury.

Update: The deal will be Williamson and a 2022 seventh-rounder for a 2022 fifth-rounder, according to The MMQB's Albert Breer.

The Jets have ruled S Bradley McDougald out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. That leaves rookie Ashtyn Davis starting in his place, next to Marcus Maye. We'd bet on the Chiefs testing the rookie in the deep passing game -- which should be in their game plan no matter who's starting at safety. We'll see whether the 3rd-round pick can use this opportunity to work ahead of McDougald on a clearly rebuilding Jets team.

Jets DT Quinnen Williams (hamstring) and CB Blessuan Austin (calf) are active for today's game against the Dolphins.

Jets ILB Avery Williamson (hamstring) is active. He missed Week 1 and arrived to this weekend questionable. Williamson will be tough to bet on in IDP lineups in his first action since a preseason 2019 ACL tear. But he's likely to at least take playing time from either Neville Hewitt or Harvey Langi -- and perhaps both in rotation. None makes for a strong fantasy option, though we'd play Hewitt first among them.

Jets ILB Avery Williamson (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers. He sat out Week 1, saw limited activity throughout training camp and remained limited in practice this week. That all makes Williamson a high-risk IDP option even if he's active and starting. If Williamson is back, then LB Harvey Langi would be tough to use in IDP lineups. We'll see what the team reveals about the situation Sunday morning.

 
 
 

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