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Jets QB Sam Darnold (mono) said Wednesday that he has "full confidence" that he'll be back for Week 5 against the Eagles. That'd be on the short end of the original timetable for his return. "I'm not going to promise anything because I don't know exactly where this mono thing is going," Darnold admitted. "But that's the goal that the doctors have set, and that's the goal that I have set the game to be back for."

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Jets QB Sam Darnold (mono) is expected to be sidelined 3-7 weeks. Rapoport adds that it's "overly optimistic" to expect Darnold back immediately after New York's Week 4 bye. So it's going to be the Trevor Siemian show for a while. Darnold isn't worth stashing outside of 2-QB leagues.

The Jaguars have ruled CB A.J. Bouye out for Sunday's game against the Texans. His absence makes the matchup much friendlier for Houston WR Will Fuller.

Jets HC Adam Gase announced Thursday that QB Sam Darnold will miss "multiple games" with mono. So consider him out at least for Monday night's game vs. the Browns and Week 3 against the Patriots. The Jets have a Week 4 bye. That leaves QB Trevor Siemian as New York's starter. The 27-year-old completed just 59.3% of his passes with 6.8 yards per attempt in Denver across 2016 and 2017. He spent last year backing up Kirk Cousins in Minnesota. Siemian completed 78% of his passes this preseason but averaged a pathetic 4.9 yards per attempt. This is obviously a major downgrade for the Jets passing game. We'd try to avoid WRs Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder in Week 2 fantasy lineups.

Cardinals LB Haason Reddick is active for today's game against the Lions. He entered questionable with the knee that required arthroscopic surgery during camp. We'll see how many snaps Reddick plays, but the active status bodes well for his longer-term IDP outlook.

Jets WR Robby Anderson (calf) is active for today’ game against the Bills. He was limited in practice all week, so don’t expect him to be at 100%. That, plus a matchup with CB Tre'Davious White, makes Anderson a shaky WR3 option.

Jets WR Robby Anderson (calf) is "trending toward playing" against the Bills today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Anderson was limited in practice all week, and it still doesn't sound like he's at 100% He's a risky WR3 in a tough matchup vs. Bills CB Tre'Davious White.

Jets WR Robby Anderson (calf) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills. HC Adam Gase has said that Anderson will play, but it doesn't look like he'll be at 100%. That, plus a matchup with stud CB Tre'Davious White, makes Anderson a shaky WR3 option.

Cardinals ILB Haason Reddick is questionable for Sunday's opener against the Lions. Reddick suffered a knee injury at the beginning of training camp that required arthroscopic surgery. He returned to practice only this week for limited workouts. So even if Reddick is active Sunday, he doesn't seem a good bet for full playing time. Try to wait for another week for him.

Jets WR Robby Anderson (calf) was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. HC Adam Gase said Thursday, though, that Anderson "looks good" and is "ready to roll" for this weekend's opener against the Bills. We'll see if Anderson progresses to full participation on Thursday or Friday.

Jets HC Adam Gase said WR Robby Anderson (calf) is "trending toward playing on Sunday" against the Bills. Anderson suffered a calf injury in late August, but it never seemed serious. We'll track his practice participation this week, but expect him to be out there for a tough matchup with Bills CB Tre'Davious White.

HC Adam Gase's Dolphins were the slowest-paced offense in the NFL from 2016-2018, running a play once every 29.8 seconds of game clock, according to ESPN Stats & Information. But Gase wants to get back to more of the uptempo attack he ran in Denver, when his Broncos snapped it every 25.3 seconds -- 3rd fastest. We've noticed the Jets playing faster this preseason and discussed it on the latest podcast. QB Sam Darnold is a fan. "That got me excited because I've been in an offense where last year was more slow-paced," he said. "In high school and college, I was in those fast-paced, no-huddle offenses. I just kind of felt more comfortable doing that kind of stuff. It's going to be a lot of fun this year." A faster pace means more plays. And more plays mean more fantasy points. The Jets offense -- and the passing game in particular -- looks set to exceed expectations this season.

Jets WR Robby Anderson is sidelined with a calf injury. "I don't know if it's a concern, but any time you have a soft-tissue injury, it's an unknown," HC Adam Gase said. "That's why it's day-to-day. Hopefully we'll get him back for the practices and give him a full week and he feels good and we'll be ready to roll." This will be a situation to monitor leading up to the Jets' opener against the Bills next weekend.

The Panthers will shift to a primarily 3-4 front on defense in 2019, ESPN's David Newton reports. The change follows Carolina's lowest sack total since HC Ron Rivera's 1st season in 2012. It also returns Rivera's scheme to the version he ran with the 2010 Chargers. The change means Kawann Short will move primarily from 4-3 DT to 3-4 DE. It also means that edge players Mario Addison, Bruce Irvin, Brian Burns and Marquis Haynes could find themselves classified as OLBs rather than DEs. The position designations for 2019 might depend on which commissioner site your league uses. Keep an eye out for potential changes as we get into IDP draft season.

The Panthers spent their 1st-round pick on DE Brian Burns in the NFL Draft. Burns tallied 9.5, 13.5 and 15.5 tackles for loss in 3 seasons at Florida State, including 8.5, 4.5 and 10 sacks. Burns might need to add weight beyond the 249 he logged at the Combine before he's ready for regular NFL duty. But he should at least be a rotational factor soon in a Carolina D desperately in need of new edge talent. The DE designation will help his IDP outlook.

The Raiders have traded G Kelechi Osemele and a 6th-round pick to the Jets for a 5th-rounder. It's a cost-cutting move for Oakland, who is about to hand WR Antonio Brown a big contract. Osemele is coming off a down 2018 that saw him miss 5 games and finish 61st among 77 Gs in Pro Football Focus' grades. But he'll turn just 30 in June and was 1 of PFF's top-graded Gs in each of the previous 4 seasons. He should be a big upgrade for the interior of New York's O-line.

Adam Gase has been hired as the Jets' HC. A hot name on the coaching market just 3 years ago, Gase underwhelmed in Miami, compiling a 23-25 record. The former OC's Dolphins offenses never ranked better than 24th in yards or 17th in points. In his defense, Gase was working with 1 of the weaker rosters in the league. The Jets aren't exactly loaded right now, but they do have a promising, young QB in Sam Darnold.

The Jets have fired HC Todd Bowles. He compiled a 24-40 record in 4 seasons at the helm -- with 10 of those wins coming in his 1st season. The Jets won 5, 5 and 4 games the past 3 years. The team shouldn't have trouble attracting quality HC candidates with QB Sam Darnold and over $100 million in salary cap space.

Jaguars CB A.J. Bouye (toe) is out for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Panthers HC Ron Rivera suggested that he'll consider limiting RB Christian McCaffrey's workload in this weekend's finale, saying "we need to be smart." There was no sign of that in Week 16, with CMC playing 90% of the snaps, carrying 21 times and seeing 13 targets. We'll keep an eye on the situation the rest of the week.

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