New York Jets Fantasy Football News 2019

Jets ILB Avery Williamson tore his right ACL in Thursday night's preseason game against the Falcons and will miss the season, according to multiple reports. Neville Hewitt sits next on the current "unofficial" depth chart, though rookie Blake Cashman could compete for the spot. The injury leaves C.J. Mosley as the only draftable Jets LB in most IDP leagues.

The Jets selected Florida DE Jachai Polite in the 2nd round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Polite racked up 19.5 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and 4 pass deflections in 2018. But Polite then endured a disappointing Scouting Combine. He came away with a below-average 94.0 speed score at 258 pounds. The Jets' switch to Gregg Williams at DC this season could find Polite in a DE spot in a 4-3 front, which would help his IDP outlook. Williams, however, reportedly plans to play a 3-4 base. Carrying a LB designation would obviously ding Polite's IDP value.

Despite rumored attempts to trade down, the Jets picked Alabama DT Quinnen Williams 3rd in the NFL Draft. Williams spent just 1 season as a full-time starter for the Crimson Tide, but he racked up 71 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and 8 sacks. Williams carries big upside for dynasty leagues with DT-specific slots and should fight for a starting job right away on a strong Jets D-line (with Leonard Williams and Henry Anderson). Getting Quinnen Williams might make the Jets more likely to let Leonard Williams walk when his rookie deal runs out after the coming season.

The Jets have re-signed DE Henry Anderson for 3 years at $25 million. It's not a surprising move after Anderson delivered 7 sacks and deflected 4 passes in his 4th NFL season and 1st with the Jets. The money suggests the team envisions more of the same -- and perhaps more. Anderson ranked 2nd among Jets in total pressures in his 1st season of more than 11 games. He looks like an upside DL3 for IDP owners in 2019.

The Jets have reached agreements with OLB Anthony Barr and ILB C.J. Mosley, according to multiple reports. We haven't seen details yet on Barr's contract, but Mosley will get a monster, 5-year, $85 million pact that includes $51 million guaranteed. That all comes a year after the Jets gave ILB Avery Williamson a sizable 3-year, $22.5 million deal ($16 million guaranteed). Mosley will start next to Williamson inside, taking over for Darron Lee, and should remain a quality IDP contributor. Barr's role will be interesting to watch. He has been a stronger real-life than fantasy provider thus far but has proved to be an efficient pass rusher. If the Jets increase his pass-rush opportunities over what he drew in Minnesota, Barr could be in for a numbers spike. Overall, the Jets' defense has gained considerable upside. And they could yet add more in a strong draft for D-linemen.

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Jets DB Darryl Roberts is active for today's game against the Packers. He arrived questionable and is only a bottom-shelf IDP candidate.

Jets S Marcus Maye (thumb) is active for today's game against the Bears, as is CB Morris Claiborne (shoulder). Both entered the day questionable. Neither makes for a strong IDP option.

Jets CB Trumaine Johnson is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Vikings because of a quad injury thta continued to keep him out of practice all week. Johnson's absence doesn't really matter for IDP purposes, but it'll help Vikings WR Stefon Diggs' outlook. Jets slot CB Buster Skrine also remains out for the 2nd straight week with a concussion.

Jets S Marcus Maye (ankle) is active for today's game against the Colts. It's the 3rd straight time he'll play through a questionable tag. Maye's a low-level IDP option.

The Jets have ruled CB Buster Skrine (concussion) out for Sunday's game against the Colts. Fellow CB Trumaine Johnson is doubtful with a quad injury. That will likely leave the defense without 2 of its top 3 corners, which can only help Andrew Luck and crew. S Marcus Maye (ankle, foot) is also questionable for the 3rd straight game. He played through it the past 2 weeks and put in limited practices this week.

Jets S Marcus Maye (ankle) is active for today's game against the Broncos. That'll mean a 2nd straight start after he missed the season's 1st 3 games. He's not much of an IDP option, though.

The Jets have ruled top CB Trumaine Johnson (quad) out for Sunday's game against the Broncos. He suffered the injury in Thursday's practice and then sat out Friday. S Marcus Maye is questionable after putting in limited practices all week. He played through the same questionable tag in Week 4 after missing the 1st 3 games. We'll see about Maye's status Sunday.

Jets slot CB Buster Skrine left Thursday night's loss to the Browns in the 1st half with a knee injury and did not return. The New York Post reports that he said afterward he'll be fine. The long week of rest should help his chances of playing in Week 4. Skrine's a marginal IDP prospect but led or tied for the team lead in tackles each of the 1st 2 weeks.

Jets S Marcus Maye is inactive for tonight's game against the Lions because of a foot injury. He shouldn't have been in your IDP plans anyway. If he was and you need a fill-in, potential options include Lions DBs Tavon Wilson and Quandre Diggs.

The Jets are expected to name Jeremy Bates their new OC, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Bates spent last season as the Jets' QB coach, helping Josh McCown to a career year. He has just 1 season of experience calling plays, though, serving as Seattle's OC back in 2010. That squad -- quarterbacked by Matt Hasselbeck -- finished 28th in total yards and 23rd in total points.


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