|Offense||10th||116.8 (10th)||253.6 (13th)|
|Defense||4th||83.4 (2nd)||235.2 (13th)|
|88||Amaro, Jace||TE||6-5||265||6/26/1992||3||Texas Tech|
|Anderson, Joe||WR||6-1||196||11/21/1988||2||Texas Southern|
|Archer, Dri||RB||5-8||173||8/9/1991||3||Kent State|
|50||Barnes, Deion||LB||6-4||255||1/20/1993||1||Penn State|
|40||Bohanon, Tommy||FB||6-1||247||9/10/1990||4||Wake Forest|
|72||Bowen, Stephen (FA)||DE||6-5||300||3/28/1984||11||Hofstra|
|8||Bullock, Randy (FA)||K||5-9||206||12/16/1989||5||Texas A&M|
|Burris, Juston||CB||6-0||212||//||R||North Carolina State|
|Carter, Bruce||LB||6-2||240||2/19/1988||6||North Carolina|
|Clady, Ryan||T||6-6||315||9/6/1986||9||Boise State|
|66||Colon, Willie (FA)||G||6-3||315||4/9/1983||11||Hofstra|
|31||Cromartie, Antonio (FA)||CB||6-2||210||4/15/1984||11||Florida State|
|47||Davis, Kellen||TE||6-7||265||10/11/1985||9||Michigan State|
|Davis, Titus||WR||6-1||200||1/3/1993||1||Central Michigan|
|78||Douzable, Leger (FA)||DE||6-4||284||5/31/1986||9||Central Florida|
|Edwards, Lac||P||6-4||209||4/27/1992||R||Sam Houston State|
|14||Fitzpatrick, Ryan (FA)||QB||6-2||223||11/24/1982||12||Harvard|
|Hackenberg, Christian||QB||6-4||228||2/14/1995||R||Penn State|
|Harrison, Jarvis||G||6-4||330||12/25/1991||2||Texas A&M|
|37||Jarrett, Jaiquawn (FA)||FS||6-0||196||9/21/1989||5||Temple|
|Jones, Taiwan||LB||6-3||252||12/1/1993||1||Michigan State|
|54||Lattimore, Jamari (FA)||LB||6-2||229||10/6/1988||6||Middle Tennessee State|
|Lee, Darron||OLB||6-1||232||10/18/1994||R||Ohio State|
|74||Mangold, Nick||C||6-4||307||1/13/1984||11||Ohio State|
|Marquardt, Luke||T||6-8||315||3/23/1990||1||Azusa Pacific|
|15||Marshall, Brandon||WR||6-4||230||3/23/1984||11||Central Florida|
|Martin, Ronald||SS||6-2||220||2/26/1993||2||Louisiana State|
|45||Miles, Rontez||SS||6-0||202||11/25/1988||2||California (PA)|
|Morris, Darryl||DB||5-10||188||9/4/1990||4||Texas State|
|Okoye, Lawrence||DE||6-6||304||10/6/1991||2||No College|
|17||Owusu, Chris (FA)||WR||6-2||200||1/6/1990||5||Stanford|
|97||Pace, Calvin (FA)||OLB||6-4||265||10/28/1980||14||Wake Forest|
|Robinson, Khiry||RB||6-0||220||12/28/1989||4||West Texas A&M|
|Saxton, Wes||TE||6-4||235||8/13/1993||1||South Alabama|
|Shell, Brandon||T||6-5||325||2/6/1992||R||South Carolina|
|Short, Kevin||DB||6-2||185||3/23/1992||1||Fort Scott CC KS|
|Simon, Deon||DT||6-4||332||7/6/1990||1||Northwestern State-Louisiana|
|7||Smith, Geno||QB||6-3||221||10/10/1990||4||West Virginia|
|19||Smith, Devin||WR||6-1||199||3/3/1992||2||Ohio State|
|Watts, Craig||G||6-4||335||6/20/1991||1||West Texas A&M|
|20||Williams, Marcus||CB||5-11||196||3/24/1991||3||North Dakota State|
|67||Winters, Brian||G||6-4||320||7/10/1991||4||Kent State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
The Jets drafted quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the second round of the draft on Friday, and he'll likely compete for the backup job with Bryce Petty if the Jets are unable to bring Fitzpatrick back. Smith has failed to show any consistent production during his career, and the Jets are clearly still very much interested in bringing Fitzpatrick back, though the two sides continue to be very far apart on money. If Smith does somehow end up starting in Week 1, he'll at least have the best weapons of his career, with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker on the outside, Matt Forte out of the backfield and a healthy Jace Amaro.
Richardson's fifth-year option is worth about $8 million for the 2017 season, which will mark the final year of his rookie contract. For a player with Richardson's ability, that evaluation is certainly a sound value for the Jets, but his off-field issues make his availability less certain. After being suspended for the first four games of last season, Richardson could very well begin this term with another suspension, after recently pleading guilty to resisting arrest, speeding and running a red light in an incident that took place last July. Through 43 career games played, Richardson has impressively accumulated 179 total tackles and 16.5 sacks, making him a prime candidate for a long-term extension, should he straighten his act going forward.
Worthy was released from the active roster earlier this week. He knows the system and has appeared in three games, both as a receiver and kick returner, so Worthy has familiarity with the system.
Additionally, the 49ers placed G/C Daniel Kilgore on the PUP list to start the season and WR DeAndre Smelter on the NFI list. The team also placed WR Dres Anderson and LB Desmond Bishop on injured reserve.
The Jets brought back Bilal Powell, who greatly increased his role in the passing game last season, and signed Khiry Robinson this offseason, and while Forte is fully expected to be the starter, he will certainly miss some snaps to at least Powell. That being said, if quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick does not re-sign, the Jets could rely more on the running game in 2016 than they did last year.
Burris a big corner who might not have the athleticism to run alongside the league's faster receivers, but college quarterbacks generally declined to throw his way at North Carolina State. The Jets will presumably count on Burris to provide some push in press coverage.
Jenkins started all 15 games he played for the Bears last season, recording a career-high 32 tackles and four sacks while doing so. In joining the Jets, Jenkins bolsters their front-seven options with another experienced defender.
This move was considered a formality as Stacy was expected to miss the rest of the season after fracturing his ankle during last Thursday's game against the Bills. Bilal Powell and Stevan Ridley will likely see a few extra opportunities out of the backfield with Stacy now out, but unless starting running back Chris Ivory goes down with an injury, neither should be expected to be a reliable fantasy contributor.
"Every time I step on the field now it's with purpose and with extra vigor that I never really had," Catapano said. "It feels great. I feel better than ever."
Catapano played in 15 games during his rookie season in 2013 and he totaled four tackles and one sack. He said he's ready to surpass that in 2015.
"I'm ready to show that I offer a lot to this team. I'm ready to step up in big situations and starting situations," Catapano said. "I just want to keep getting better every day… and play to the best of my abilities."
Peake is a former top recruit who has good size and athleticism, but he dealt with a lot of injuries at Clemson and struggled to earn targets his whole career. If not for lead wideout Mike Williams getting hurt and freshman Deon Cain's various disciplinary issues, Peake might have been as low as fourth on the Clemson depth chart for all of 2015.
Hackenberg was profoundly ineffective for his last two years at Penn State, but his arm talent gets him drafted in the second round anyway. All of pocket presence, route progressions and accuracy were huge problems for Hackenberg, so the Jets are banking on the theory that all of Hackenberg's struggles were the fault of Penn State coaches. Few players are given so much benefit of the doubt, but Hackenberg definitely has the arm to develop into a starter if the rest of his game comes along.
The Jets will have the right of first refusal on any contract Thompkins signs, so if they really want him back in New York, he'll be wearing green again next year. Thompkins has caught 38 passes for 427 yards and no touchdowns over the past two seasons.
The Jets cut Jeff Cumberland recently, which theoretically moves Sudfeld up the depth chart, but with Jace Amaro expected to have a big impact this season, Sudfeld's fantasy upside remains fairly limited.
Although Blake Bortles through 40 passes in this game, Gilchrist failed to record an interception in his third straight contest. In addition, he now has recorded fewer than four tackles in five of his last seven games.
Also suiting up for Houston are linebacker Max Bullough (hamstring), offensive tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee), safety Kendrick Lewis (knee), linebacker Mike Mohamed (hip), cornerback Darryl Morris (thigh), nose tackle Ryan Pickett (back), safety D.J. Swearinger (ankle) and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (ankle).
Lee is generally light to project as a 3-4 inside linebacker, but coach Todd Bowles might have seen Deone Bucannon in Arizona last year and got some ideas. Lee is an exceptional athlete for a linebacker, boasting 4.47 speed and a 133-inch broad jump, and he should prove to be a disruptive presence under Bowles' watch. In addition to his burning athleticism, Lee demonstrated at least adequate instincts at Ohio State and consistently showed a high motor.
With his performance in this game, Decker has now posted at least 1,000 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns for the third time in the last four seasons. Next year, he'll be in the third of a five-year contract with the Jets and will likely be a top-18 fantasy option at wide receiver on draft day.
Owusu being waived comes while he's trying to overcome a concussion. If no team claims him off waivers, Owusu will revert to the Jets' injured reserve list. In a corresponding roster move, the Jets activated running back Stevan Ridley on Friday.
Enunwa just completed the first of a three-year contract with the Jets. With the Jets leaning heavily upon Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker in the passing game, Enunwa saw between three and four targets in the majority of his games, and he ended the season with 315 receiving yards. It's unlikely that he'll be drafted in standard-size redraft leagues in 2016, but he certainly has run to grow in the Jets offense.
Cromartie signed a four-year deal with the Jets last year, but in releasing him now, New York reportedly saves $8 million heading into this offseason. The veteran cornerback posted a team-high 16 pass defenses this season, but Cromartie's 29 tackles were his lowest since his 2006 rookie year. The 31-year-old also failed to intercept a single pass for the first time since his rookie campaign, so it'll be curious to monitor the interest he garners on the free agent market.
Williams showed improvement throughout his rookie campaign and recorded 2.5 of this three sacks over the last five games of the season. He has three years remaining on his rookie deal, and if the Jets decided to let Muhammad Wilkerson walk in free agency, he'd become an immediate starter. However, if Wilkerson re-signs, the team could have three excellent defensive linemen to form an impressive rotation.
Per Cimini, the Jets' Week 9 starter is "a multiple choice QB question," with options including Fitzpatrick, Smith, Bryce Petty or even a yet-to-be-signed signal-caller. It's a situation to stay away from this week in Fantasy, unless things clear up in short order, which seems like an unlikely scenario here.
Bowen has spent his entire career in the NFC East with the Cowboys and Redskins. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and signed with Dallas. After five years with the Cowboys, he signed with the Redskins and spent four seasons before being released this offseason.
In his nine-year career, Bowen has totaled 168 tackles and 12 1/2 sacks.
Revis has surgery in mid-March, and while he isn't expected to participate in offseason activities, he should be okay for training camp. Marcus Williams and Dexter McDougle will get some first-team reps at practice while Revis is out.
Wilkerson, who is still rehabbing from the broken fibula he suffered in Week 17, has yet to sign his $15.7 million franchise tag, as he continues to seek a long-term deal with the Jets. While his stance on a new contract could lead the Jets to entertain trade interest in him during the draft, Wilkerson's career-best 64 tackles and 12 sacks make him one of the league's best defensive lineman, and someone New York could obviously use after losing nose tackle Damon Harrison this offseason.
Harvin is nursing a rib injury he suffered during Week 16’s game against the Patriots.
With the Jets reportedly already agreeing to contracts with Matt Forte and Bilal Powell, it's hard to imagine that Robinson would enter training camp as anything more than the No. 3 running back. Robinson has displayed decent running ability when healthy, but he's had a tough time staying on the field, most recently missing the final eight games of the 2015 season with a broken tibia.
The Jets replaced Chris Ivory with Matt Forte, who should present Powell with more competition for targets. However, the Jets weren't the only team with interest in in Powell, and their decision to bring him back suggests they have a significant role in mind.
The 6-foor-3, 250-pound tight end was waived by Green Bay on Monday, about a month after his mistake on an onside kick allowed the Seahawks to come back and win the NFC Championship Game. Bostick spent two seasons with the Packers and registered nine catches for 123 yards and two touchdowns. With the addition of Bostick, the Vikings now have five tight ends on the active roster (Kyle Rudolph, Rhett Ellison, Chase Ford, Ryan Otten).
Although Pryor only played in 13 games this year, he showed improvement in his second season, as he intercepted the first two passes of his career and increased his tackle total by nine from his rookie year. He's clearly in position to continue his progression, especially with head coach Todd Bowles preparing for his second season with the team's defensive system. Pryor's under contract for two more years with the Jets before the team can choose to exercise a fifth-year option in 2018.
If Jeff Cumberland or Kellen Davis are forced to miss time, Saxton would likely be moved from the practice squad to the active roster. He played 12 snaps in Week 4, but was previously removed from the active roster when Sheldon Richardson was reinstated from suspension.
Harrison is the team's starting nose tackle, while Jarrett is a backup safety.
If a team wants to sign Harrison, and the Jets don't match the offer, the Jets would receive a second-round pick in this year's draft due to his tender.
For Jarrett to be signed by an opposing team, they would have to give up a third-round draft choice.
Both contracts are worth $2.356 million.
Playing for two different teams this year, Bullock connected on 19-of-23 field-goal attempts, but will likely have to find a new job as Nick Folk should return from his injury and is under contract with the Jets in 2016. His fantasy value will be dependent upon where he ends up next year.
Pace has not put up huge tackle numbers this year, but he does have three sacks and is available for IDP consideration if you need help.
Fitzpatrick and the Jets remain far apart on terms to a new contract, which could lead them to address the quarterback position through the draft. That being said, Fitzpatrick is fresh off a career-best 3,905 passing yards and 31 touchdowns last season, and his long-standing relationship with offensive coordinator Chan Gailey could prove invaluable to the Jets' hopes of making the playoffs this season. As a result, Fitzpatrick and New York could still reach a contract agreement, but it appears he'll have to wait a bit longer if that indeed comes to fruition.
The third-year pro spent the last two seasons with Kansas City, and is currently listed as Lavonte David's primary backup at weakside linebacker on the Bucs depth chart. However, Martin figures to see the bulk of his playing time on special teams, where he excelled in 2014 over 321 snaps while with the Chiefs.
After failing to lure Jermaine Gresham away from re-signing with the Cardinals and cutting Jeff Cumberland to relieve cap space, the Jets settled for re-signing the 30-year-old Kellen Davis on a one-year, veteran minimum contract. For fantasy purposes, it should be noted that the Jets rarely featured any tight end in 2015, as the Jets' tight end conglomerate combined for just eight total receptions. Davis, backing up Cumberland, caught three of those balls on 11 targets for 18 yards and one touchdown. However, even with Cumberland gone, Davis isn't even a lock to make the final roster, let alone build upon his 2015 stat line, as the Jets have also resigned Zach Sudfeld (knee) this spring, and third-year TE Jace Amaro is expected to return to action after undergoing shoulder surgery last fall.
In his age-31 season, Harris posted his fourth straight year with at least 108 tackles. In 2016, he'll be in the second of a three-year deal and should continue to be an excellent fantasy option based on his triple-digit tackle ability.
With both Bailey and Calvin Pryor out this week, look for Rontez Miles to start at safety opposite Marcus Gilchrist on Thursday.
Clady tore his ACL this past Wednesday during an organized team activity practice. The Broncos signed Ryan Harris to the roster soon after announcing Clady sustained a season-ending injury.
Just before Miles was to make his 2014 debut last December, he suffered what appeared to be a basic calf bruise after a collision with teammate Marcus Williams. He soon realized this was no regular injury. Miles developed compartment syndrome, meaning the blood flow to his calf was restricted because of a buildup of pressure.
Miles was rushed to a hospital and underwent emergency surgery.
"It could've been amputated or the muscle could've been destroyed," Miles said after Wednesday's organized team activities. "It could've been a couple of months or a year or so of recovery, and it would've been hard to come back from that."
Miles has been fighting for a spot on the Jets' roster for the better part of two years. He played in one game in 2013 and was ready for another chance last season before his freak injury. His goal will be even harder now because the safety position is now very crowded, but that won't deter Miles.
"Hey, I can't complain," Miles said. "I'm here and I'm playing football."
Harvin is nursing a rib injury he suffered during Week 16’s game against the Patriots.
The speedy scat back out of Kent State was released by the Steelers in November to clear room for the addition of kick returner Jacoby Jones. Archer possesses blazing speed, but his deficiencies in other areas prevented him from seeing any touches on the offensive side of the ball this season. He was serviceable in the return game through eight games with the Steelers in 2015, averaging 25.3 yards on 14 kick returns. With three established running backs already on the roster, Archer's clearest path to a roster spot is likely as a special teamer.
Deals can't be signed until 4 p.m. ET Tuesday.
Williams missed the previous two games with a knee injury, but he was able to practice fully all week in preparation for Saturday's game. However, with Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie fully healthy heading into the marquee matchup, Williams only figures to see the field in obvious passing situations.
The 2015 third-rounder, who recorded a forced fumble in Week 1 prior to being carted off, will sit this one out, but once he returns to action, Mauldin figure to be in line to reclaim his role in the Jets' outside linebacker rotation.
"I understand why people feel that way," Colon said. "My injury report hasn't been the best at times. When people tag that with how old I am, it's easy to say, 'Hey, maybe he should ride off into the sunset.' But I know I have a heart of a lion, and I'm going to determine my own future. I believe I'm the master of my own fate."
Colon is in camp surrounded by much younger players he probably needs to beat out in order to protect his spot on the team.
"Yeah, you do have that sense of anxiety, like, 'Hey, man, this could be the end as a Jet. Or maybe I may be taking my talents somewhere [else],'" Colon said. "I can't think about the what-ifs."
It appeared Folk would be able to return to action later this year despite straining his quad Sunday against the Jaguars, but the Jets ultimiately decided to place him on injured reserve, which opens up a roster spot but brings Folk's season to a close. Randy Bullock will take over as the Jets' kicker moving forward.
Lattimore spent the previous four seasons with the Packers. Lattimore signed with the Packers in 2011 as an undrafted free agent out of Middle Tennessee State. He's played inside linebacker and special teams for Green Bay.
In 2014, Lattimore started five games and totaled 35 tackles.
Amaro missed all of last season due to his shoulder injury, but if he can get up to speed quickly, he could be a decent option in the passing game. Unfortunately, the Jets have a plethora of weapons there, including Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Matt Forte, which likely means Amaro isn't heading for a huge season.
Those on offense are quarterback Tajh Boyd and Matt Simms, wide receivers Clyde Gates and Stephen Hill, running backs Daryl Richardson and Alex Green, tight end Chris Pantale, linemen Brent Qvale and Caleb Schlauderaff.
The defenders imclude defensive backs Rontez Miles, Jeremy Reeves, Johnny Patrick, Dimitri Patterson and Brandon Dixon, linemen Zach Thompson, Kerry Hyder and Tevita Finau and linebackers Garrett McIntyre and A.J. Edds.
Linebacker Antwan Barnes has been placed on the PUP list.
Given that he tore an ACL in December, Smith is highly unlikely to be ready for camp. The real question is whether he'll be ready for Week 1, as it's possible he'll open his season on the PUP list, which would require him to miss the first six weeks. The 2015 second-rounder could still have a key role in the Jets' wideout-dependent offense once he's healthy.
The addition of McLendon, who is viewed as a reliable run-stopper, will help offset the Jets' loss of Damon Harrison in free agency. The 30-year-old nose tackle is off the IDP radar, however, coming off a 2015 season in which he recorded 14 tackles and a sack in 16 games (including nine starts) with the Steelers.
Milliner has been a huge disappointment since being drafted ninth overall in 2009, with numerous injuries derailing his career thus far. In fact, Milliner has been sidelined for 27 of 48 games since entering the league, and has already undergone surgery on both his Achilles and wrist, which followed the five total procedures he underwent in college. While Milliner will remain with the Jets for the upcoming campaign, he's expected to serve merely as a depth option within their secondary.
At 31 years old, Marshall just completed the best season of his career in his first year with the Jets. His 1,504 receiving yards was just 4 yards short of his career-high, and his 14 touchdowns were two more than he had in any other season. He's under contract with the Jets for two more years, and he'll likely be a top-six fantasy option at wide receiver next year.
The secondary will feature the additions of cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, nickel corner Buster Skrine and free safety Marcus Gilchrist. Plus, first-round pick Leonard Williams will move into the starting lineup due to Sheldon Richardson's four-game suspension.
"I believe we can be as good as we want," defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson said, per NJ.com. "We can be great. We can be the No. 1 defense in the league. We've just got to come in each and every week improving and do our jobs every Sunday."
The Jets defense is expected to be aggressive, especially with the blitz, under first-year coach Todd Bowles.
"This defense should be a playoff defense," Skrine said. "The defense should get us in the playoffs. We have the defense to it. We've got a lot of talent on this defense. It's just about all coming together."
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