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The update for today's Jets-Bills game calls for a 40% chance of snow with winds of 19-20 mph.  The gusty winds are a concern for both passing and kicking games.  Look for run-heavy attacks on both sides.  Karlos Williams and Chris Ivory are both solid RB2s.

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb) made it through the week of practices without a setback. He’ll start Sunday’s game against the Texans, 9 days after undergoing surgery. Fitzpatrick will still have a brace on that left (non-throwing) thumb, but it didn’t prevent him from recording his 7th multi-TD game of the season last week. He’s a borderline QB1 vs. Houston.

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick practiced on Wednesday with a brace on the thumb he had surgery on Friday.  He "looked fine" throwing the ball, according to insider Manish Mehta.  Fitzpatrick is on track to start this weekend's game against the Texans.

Jets HC Todd Bowles confirmed after the loss to the Bills that QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will undergo surgery on his left thumb on Friday.  Bowles added that Fitzpatrick "could be available" for Week 11's game against the Texans.  That's 9 days from now.  We'll keep a close eye on Fitzpatrick's status, but we doubt the Jets would opt for surgery if they didn't believe he'd be ready for their next game.  At 5-4, they're still in the thick of the playoff race.

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is considering having surgery to repair the torn ligament in his left thumb after Thursday night's game against the Bills.  "I don't know," Fitzpatrick said. "It's still up in the air."  The plan would be to have the surgery and have 10 days to heal up before New York's Week 11 meeting with the Texans.  He would need to continue wearing a brace like he did this past weekend.  Fitzpatrick looked just fine vs. the Jaguars, completing 21 of 34 passes for 272 yards, 2 TDs and 0 INTs.

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb) is active for today’s game against the Jaguars. He’s a viable spot start vs. the league’s 23rd-ranked QB defense.

Jets HC Todd Bowles announced Wednesday that QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb) will start this weekend's game against the Jaguars.  His Wednesday workout obviously went well.  Fitzpatrick's injury is to his non-throwing hand, so it shouldn't impact his fantasy production.  Consider him a high-end QB2 and potential QB1 streamer vs. Jacksonville's 23rd-ranked QB defense.

Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (thumb) was on the field for the start of Wednesday's practice.  He wore a glove on that injured left hand but threw and took snaps from under center, according to insider Rich Cimini.  We'll see how Fitzpatrick responds to the workout, but it certainly looks like he has a chance to play against the Jaguars this weekend.  QB Geno Smith (shoulder) also practiced on Wednesday.

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.

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.

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