Jeremy Ross will try to be a reserve receiver for the Jets this season. He spent 2015 with the Raiders and had nine catches for 88 yards and no touchdowns and 470 yards on kickoff returns and 214 yards on punt returns. His return ability will help him make the final roster, but he still has minimal Fantasy value entering the season and should not be drafted in the majority of leagues.
Ross has signed with the Jets. Ross is best known for his punt and kickoff returning ability, but can also help out as a reserve receiver. The 28-year-old spent last season with the Ravens and Raiders, helping both clubs primarily on special teams.
Ross was released by the Ravens on Tuesday. Ross sealed his fate when he muffed a punt in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars. He was wholly unimpressive even before the miscue, failing to take advantage of Baltimore's lack of talent at his position.
With Steve Smith (Achilles) out for the season, Ross is one of five healthy wide receivers on Baltimore's active roster, the team's official website reports. Ross still only had a bit role in the offense during the second half of Sunday's win over the Chargers. He seems to be behind all of Kamar Aiken, Chris Givens and Marlon Brown, though the latter has been highly ineffective, which could perhaps open up a spot for Ross in three-wide formations. Aiken and Givens are the more likely beneficiaries.
Ross caught three passes for 38 yards on five targets in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the 49ers. Ross saw nearly as much playing time as Marlon Brown, who did nothing to stymy his slide down the depth chart. Of course, even if Ross overtakes Brown for the No. 3 wide receiver role, it would be unwise to expect more than a handful of targets per game.
Ravens wide receiver Jeremy Ross caught both of his targets for 24 yards in a loss Sunday to Cleveland. Signed earlier in the week, Ross was merely the No. 5 wide receiver on offense, but he did return both kickoffs and punts. With Darren Waller (concussion) potentially unavailable for Week 6 against the 49ers, Ross could see a modest uptick in snaps, but he probably won't get more than three or four targets.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|10||11/13||Los Angeles Rams||6||18.50|
|12||11/28||New England Patriots||22||23.78|
|14||12/11||@San Francisco 49ers||18||22.38|
|16||12/24||@New England Patriots||22||23.78|
|3 Year Avg||21||13||156||1||8||12.00||22|