Pryor caught four of eight targets for 84 yards in Sunday's 20-12 loss to Miami. Pryor got the crowd into it with a 44-yard catch in the final minute of the first half after Miami had raced out to a 20-0 lead. The big-bodied receiver ultimately finished second on the team to Quincy Enunwa in both catches and targets. While New York's wide receiver pecking order is still being established, Pryor and Robby Anderson appear to be jostling for second behind Enunwa.
Pryor caught all three of his targets for 49 yards in Monday's 48-17 win in Week 1 over the Lions. Pryor saw a fair bit of action with Jermaine Kearse (abdomen) unavailable, playing 24 of a possible 60 snaps. He finished second on the team in receiving yards, behind Quincy Enunwa's 63 but ahead of Robby Anderson's 41. Both of those other guys got into the end zone, though, suggesting Pryor shouldn't be looked at as more than the team's No. 3 wide receiver, even without Kearse.
Pryor is listed as the backup to Robby Anderson on the Jets' unofficial depth chart, but he could see a significant bump in action if Jermaine Kearse (abdomen) isn't available for Sunday's season opener against the Lions. Quincy Enunwa is listed as Kearse's direct backup, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him shift mostly to the slot while Pryor picks up most of the reps that would fall to Kearse on the outside. Pryor battled injuries during a disappointing 2017 campaign with the Redskins, but the Jets are hoping he'll return to the form he displayed in 2016, when he topped 1,000 receiving yards as Cleveland's lead receiver.
Pryor (ankle) secured both of his targets for 16 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' 22-16 preseason loss to the Giants on Friday. Pryor made his first official reception in a Jets uniform count, hauling in a 12-yard scoring dart from Sam Darnold early in the second quarter to cap off a five-play, 47-yard scoring march. The 29-year-old had been nursing ankle and hip injuries all of training camp, so Friday's participation and success were especially encouraging. Given Pryor's upside and the $2 million he received in guaranteed money upon signing, a roster spot seems likely. However, he'll presumably begin the season no better than fourth on the wideout depth chart behind Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse and Quincy Enunwa, keeping his fantasy appeal to a bare minimum unless something drastically changes with the players in front of him.
Coach Todd Bowles said Pryor (ankle) will prove himself when he's at full health, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. "He's still coming around. We haven't seen him fully yet," Bowles said. "When he's healthy, he's got a proven track record. We just have to make sure he's healthy when we put him out there and let his natural athletic ability take over." There's no doubt that Pryor can hang in the league after he caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns for the Browns in 2016. He regressed in 2017, however, making 20 receptions for 240 yards and one score with Washington while QB Kirk Cousins threw him the ball. Once he's healthy, Pryor will need to prove himself quickly to earn snaps, given that Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse and Quincy Enunwa all are back with the Jets.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|12||11/25||New England Patriots||24||29.00|
|16||12/23||Green Bay Packers||28||32.00|
|17||12/30||@New England Patriots||24||29.00|
|3 Year Avg||61||33||430||2||21||13.03||55|