Jeremy Kerley signed with the Lions this offseason, and he will compete to be the No. 3 receiver behind Golden Tate and Marvin Jones. Kerley will also help on special teams as a return man. Kerley has proven to be a good possession receiver in his career, and in 2012 he had 56 catches for 827 yards and two touchdowns. But he's never had 1,000 yards or scored more than three touchdowns in any season, and it's unlikely he'll be a huge contributor with the Lions. He should not be drafted in the majority of leagues.
Kerley has agreed to terms on a contract with the Lions, ESPN's Adam Caplin reports. Kerley is coming off a season in which a scaled back role resulted in career-lows in catches (16), targets (26) and receiving yards (152). That being said, he's proven to be a capable slot receiver in the past, and given the Lions' need at wide receiver, he could compete for the team's No. 3 job this season, potentially offering for a slight fantasy resurgence.
The Jets will release Kerley, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. On the heels of a 2015 season in which he caught just 16 passes for 152 yards and two TDs for the Jets, Kerley will now look to catch on elsewhere. At the age of 27, he could resurface on the fantasy radar in 2016, though such a potential outcome would hinge on Kerley securing a key slot role in his new team's offense.
Kerley ended the 2015 season with 16 receptions for 152 yards and two touchdowns as a receiver, though he spent the majority of his time as a kick returner. With the Jets having the ability to create $1.3MM by cutting Kerley in the offseason, as reported by NJ.com, the team could create more cap space to go after potential free agents this offseason. Based on his role in 2015, it would seem probable that Kerley's seen his last game with the team.
Kerley (calf) is active for Saturday's game against the Cowboys. Kerley will take over as the primary punt returner for the Jets', but he likely won't factor much on the offensive side of the ball unless multiple players in front of him on the depth chart go down with injuries.
Kerley (calf) has been upgraded to probable for Saturday's game against the Cowboys. Kerley was listed as questionable on the Jets' initial injury report, but it appears his calf injury has improved, and he is now almost certain to play Saturday. Kerley will work as the Jets' punt returner and as a reserve wide receiver Saturday night.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||@Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|6||10/16||Los Angeles Rams||6||18.50|
|13||12/04||@New Orleans Saints||28||25.13|
|15||12/18||@New York Giants||23||23.88|
|17||01/01||Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|3 Year Avg||58||32||361||2||19||11.28||51|