Kearse brought in three of six targets for 35 yards in the Jets' 21-17 loss to the Browns on Thursday. The veteran wideout checked in second behind Quincy Enunwa in both receptions and targets on the Jets, building on a forgettable season debut Week 2, during which he lost a yard on his only catch. Kearse's opportunities seemed to come somewhat at the expense of Terrelle Pryor on Thursday, but the New York passing game distribution outside of Enunwa seems like a week-to-week, fluid situation at present. Kearse will look to improve on Thursday's modest effort in a tough matchup against the Jaguars in Week 4.
Kearse corralled one of two targets for minus-1 yard in Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Dolphins. Kearse made his season debut after sitting out the opener with an abdominal injury, but he didn't see much involvement behind Quincy Enunwa, Terrelle Pryor and Robby Anderson. Offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates drew plenty of criticism for his playcalling in this one after a masterful Week 1 performance, so perhaps he'll adjust on a short week by getting Kearse more involved Thursday in Cleveland.
Kearse (abdomen) doesn't have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Kearse was a full practice participant throughout the week after sitting out Miami's season opener. His return could push Terrelle Pryor out of a significant role while creating more target competition for Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa. The Jets don't have much pass-catching potential at tight end, but it's nonetheless difficult to imagine how this offense might keep three wideouts fantasy-relevant.
Kearse (abdomen) practiced fully again Thursday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. Back-to-back full sessions would normally suggest that Kearse should be a go Sunday against the Dolphins, but coach Todd Bowles hasn't committed to such an outcome. "We'll see at the end of the week," Bowles noted with regard to Kearse's chances of playing this weekend. Even if he does play Sunday, Kearse would have to contend with Robby Anderson, Quincy Enunwa and Terrelle Pryor for the attention of QB Sam Darnold in the Jets' passing game.
Kearse (abdomen) practiced fully Wednesday. Kearse was inactive Monday versus Detroit, but his full practice participation Wednesday bodes well for his status for the Week 2 matchup with Miami. With that in mind, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com notes that Kearse "will be monitored throughout the week, but you have to think he'll be cleared." If Kearse is able to play Sunday, he could end up taking a backseat to Quincy Enunwa, who surprisingly paced the team's wideouts by a wide margin with 10 targets in Week 1.
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|12||11/25||New England Patriots||28||29.33|
|16||12/23||Green Bay Packers||25||27.67|
|17||12/30||@New England Patriots||28||29.33|
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