|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|
|50||Barnes, Deion||LB||6-4||255||1/20/1993||1||Penn State|
|Barney, Tarow||NT||6-1||306||6/8/1994||R||Penn State|
|40||Bohanon, Tommy||FB||6-1||247||9/10/1990||4||Wake Forest|
|Burris, Juston||CB||6-0||212||8/4/1993||R||North Carolina State|
|50||Carter, Bruce||LB||6-2||240||2/19/1988||6||North Carolina|
|78||Clady, Ryan||T||6-6||315||9/6/1986||9||Boise State|
|47||Davis, Kellen||TE||6-7||265||10/11/1985||9||Michigan State|
|84||Davis, Titus||WR||6-1||200||1/3/1993||1||Central Michigan|
|Edwards, Lac||P||6-4||209||4/27/1992||R||Sam Houston State|
|Hackenberg, Christian||QB||6-4||228||2/14/1995||R||Penn State|
|75||Harris, Shelby||DE||6-2||290||8/11/1991||2||Illinois State|
|64||Harrison, Jarvis||G||6-4||330||12/25/1991||2||Texas A&M|
|49||Jones, Taiwan||LB||6-3||252||12/1/1993||1||Michigan State|
|Keeton, Bryson||DB||6-1||190||2/24/1993||R||Montana State|
|Lee, Darron||OLB||6-1||232||10/18/1994||R||Ohio State|
|69||Liedtke, Michael||G||6-3||310||1/15/1992||1||Illinois State|
|74||Mangold, Nick||C||6-4||307||1/13/1984||11||Ohio State|
|Marshall, Jalin||WR||5-11||205||7/21/1995||R||Ohio State|
|15||Marshall, Brandon||WR||6-4||230||3/23/1984||11||Central Florida|
|42||Martin, Ronald||SS||6-2||220||2/26/1993||2||Louisiana State|
|Matungulu, Helva||DE||6-5||265||//||R||Western Carolina|
|Middleton, Doug||DB||6-0||210||9/25/1993||R||Appalachian State|
|45||Miles, Rontez||SS||6-0||202||11/25/1988||2||California (PA)|
|21||Morris, Darryl||DB||5-10||188||9/4/1990||4||Texas State|
|Morris, Romar||RB||5-10||185||10/21/1992||R||North Carolina|
|Obioha, Julien||DE||6-4||256||7/7/1994||R||Texas A&M|
|29||Robinson, Khiry||RB||6-0||220||12/28/1989||4||West Texas A&M|
|86||Saxton, Wes||TE||6-4||235||8/13/1993||1||South Alabama|
|Shell, Brandon||T||6-5||325||2/6/1992||R||South Carolina|
|46||Short, Kevin||DB||6-2||185||3/23/1992||1||Fort Scott CC KS|
|93||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|
|Thomas, Lawrence||DT||6-3||281||4/16/1993||R||Michigan State|
|Vander Laan, Jason||TE||6-4||241||9/22/1992||R||Ferris State|
|64||Watts, Craig||G||6-4||335||6/20/1991||1||West Texas A&M|
|19||Williams, Kyle||WR||5-10||186||7/19/1988||6||Arizona State|
|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 will be eligible to return to the active roster the Monday after Week 1 concludes. In January the defensive lineman pleaded guilty to resisting arrest following a road race incident that took place last July. As a Pro Bowler and former Defensive Rookie of the Year, Richardson plays an instrumental role in the Jets' hard-nosed defense but in his absence the team will likely turn to Leonard Williams and Jarvis Jenkins to carry more of a workload.
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.
Asked how Forte will fit in his scheme, Gailey simply replied, "That's not the question. The question is, how do we adjust the system to fit Matt Forte?" Fortunately for all parties, Forte is one of the better pass-catching backs in NFL history, which should make him a natural fit in Gailey's spread attack. Bilal Powell will likely have a role and Khiry Robinson could also be in the mix, but the Jets seemingly intend for Forte to join Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker as centerpieces of the offense. The team has an unimpressive group of tight ends, along with shaky depth behind its top duo at wideout.
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.
Stacy broke his ankle in mid-November and will have to battle Khiry Robinson for the No. 3 running back spot in training camp, with Matt Forte and Bilal Powell comfortably in the top two spots on the depth chart. Given his situation even when healthy, it's tough to see Stacy making a meaningful fantasy contribution this season if Forte and Powell stay healthy.
"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.
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.
Decker and Brandon Marshall both missed the start of OTAs, perhaps to show solidarity with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who still hasn't received a contract to his liking. This may be a sign that Fitzpatrick is close to signing, but it's also possible the wide receivers simply feel they've made their point. Given his lack of alternatives, Fitzpatrick still figures to come to terms with the Jets eventually, be it within the next few weeks or during training camp.
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.
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.
Revis was limited in his work, but it's certainly a major step in the right direction. Despite the return, it remains unclear if Revis will be able to full participate in training camp next month.
Wilkerson, who suffered the injury in the last week of the 2015 season, didn't specify when he would be able to start participating in training camp, but that his rehab is progressing quickly. He recently signed a new five-year, $85 million contract and is expected to be a major focal point of the Jets' pass rush after picking up 12 sacks last year.
Harvin is nursing a rib injury he suffered during Week 16’s game against the Patriots.
Robinson is still making his way back from the broken tibia he suffered Nov. 1 in what would ultimately be the final game of his three-year stint with the Saints. The 220-pound former UDFA isn't known for his quickness or pass-catching skills, but he did display a powerful running style in New Orleans when he was healthy, even drawing occasional comparisons to former Saint (and Jet) Chris Ivory. The Jets added Robinson in March on a one-year, $1.175 million deal to help offset the loss of Jacksonville-bound Ivory, but the team also gave much larger contracts to fellow running backs Matt Forte (three years, $12 million) and Bilal Powell (three years, $11.25 million). Both known for their receiving skills, Forte and Powell are better fits than Robinson in OC Chan Gailey's spread-heavy offense, and yet it isn't out of the question that Robinson could still earn a role. Should he prove his health by the end of the preseason, the 26-year-old power back might emerge as a serious threat to poach goal-line and short-yardage work.
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.
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.
According to head coach Todd Bowles, Davis will be ready for the beginning of training camp in late July. The veteran tight end only had three receptions last season but could see an expanded role in 2016 after the Jets cut Jeff Cumberland earlier in the offseason.
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.
The Jets were on the phone with Marshall almost immediately after the draft had wrapped up as he was on the team's radar the entirety of the weekend. The versatile Marshall, with a 5-foot-10, 200 pound build, played downs as wide receiver, running back, quarterback, and returner during his two seasons at Ohio State. He'll look to add depth to a solidified Jets receiving corp built around Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, and fellow former-Buckeye Devin Smith.
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.
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.
Mauldin was a solid pass-rusher last season, but the Jets will need him to develop into a three-down player after they let Quinton Coples go last season and were forced to use defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson on the weak side. With Damon Harrison off to the Giants, the Jets will need their linebackers to step up in their run defense, which could generate plenty of tackles for Mauldin.
Folk sustained a Grade 1 quadriceps strain during pregame warmups in Week 9, and his fate for the season was sealed just two days later when he landed on injured reserve. In a seven-game sample prior to the injury, his success rate on field goals (13-for-16, or 81.3 percent) was in line with his career mark of 80.6 percent. Of note, though, was a perfect 19-for-19 from the new extra-point distance, which ensures his stature as the Jets' clear-cut kicker, assuming he regains his previous prowess.
Amaro missed all of last season due to a torn labrum, and with the current coaching staff unfamiliar with him after they took over last season, it's unclear what kind of role he will be given. With Jeff Cumberland gone, the Jets will have Amaro compete with Kellen Davis and Zach Sudfeld, which is hardly considerable competition for a player who was a significant part of the passing game in college at Texas Tech.
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.
The recovery timetable for an ACL tear has dwindled in recent years, but such injuries need to be explored on a case-by-case basis. Considering Smith's rookie campaign came to a close in Week 14, it's no surprise that the final stages of his rehabilitation will extend into training camp, at least, and potentially into the regular season. Once healthy, though, he'll have a prime opportunity to succeed in a receiving corps that's unproven behind Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.
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.
Marshall and Eric Decker both skipped the beginning of OTAs, possibly with the intent of supporting unsigned quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. No deal has been reported, but it's likely just a matter of time before Fitzpatrick signs, as there aren't any other starting gigs available around the league. Marshall enjoyed one of his better seasons last year, setting a new career-high mark for touchdowns (14) while falling just nine catches (109) and six yards (1,502) shy of his personal bests.
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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