Jets WR ArDarius Stewart has been suspended 2 games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. Stewart is coming off a disappointing 6-catch rookie campaign for a Jets squad that could have used some pass-catching help. Fellow 2nd-year WR Chad Hansen has drawn more buzz this offseason. Stewart is well off the redraft radar -- and his dynasty stock has taken a significant hit over the past 12 months.
Jets WR ArDarius Stewart caught 5 balls for 82 yards and 2 TDs in Saturday's preseason game. The majority of the damage came in the 2nd half against Giants backups, but it was still an encouraging outing for a Jets passing game that could use some good news. In a wide-open WR corps, Stewart's performance might be enough to earn him a Week 1 starting job opposite Robby Anderson. That doesn't make him worth drafting outside of best-ball leagues, but keep Stewart on your waiver-wire watch list.
Jets HC Todd Bowles revealed that WR ArDarius Stewart recently had surgeries on both his thumb and groin. He's tentatively expected to be ready for the start of training camp but will miss minicamp practices this week. That's not ideal for a rookie who has a shot to carve out a role this year. We'll see if Stewart is ready when the Jets head to training camp next month.
The Jets added Alabama WR ArDarius Stewart in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He didn’t put up big numbers in a stacked and run-leaning Crimson Tide offense. But Stewart flashed big-play ability, averaging 16.0 yards per catch last year and even carrying 8 times for 68 yards. The 5’11, 204-pounder ran a 4.49-second 40-yard dash at the Combine but finished with a middling 47th percentile SPARQ score. Stewart looks much more like a complementary receiver than a lead dog at the next level, but there’s certainly opportunity in New York. Eric Decker is 30 and coming off a pair of offseason surgeries, while the rest of the depth chart is led by Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson.