Kearse caught two of five targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 41-10 loss to the Bills. Kearse has contributed to New York's awful performance on offense over the past few weeks. Unless the Jets shake things up and replace the current coaching staff with a more Kearse-friendly regime during the Week 11 bye, the veteran wide receiver is unlikely to be a fantasy factor.
Kearse caught three of nine targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 13-6 loss to Miami. Kearse led his team in targets, but he failed to do much with the opportunity on a mistake-plagued day that featured a drop over the middle and a missed sideline catch on which he mindlessly stepped out of bounds before bringing the ball in. With Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa both making their return from ankle injuries in this contest, Kearse's target share likely will decrease against the Bills in Week 10 and beyond.
Kearse turned 10 targets into just three catches for 30 yards in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Bears. Kearse is a smart receiver who knows how to find soft spots in zone coverage, but he just doesn't have the skills to consistently get separation in man-to-man situations, especially with the defense shading his way without Quincy Enunwa (ankle) or Robby Anderson (ankle) to worry about. Perhaps Kearse will find more success against the less imposing Dolphins secondary in Week 9.
Kearse failed to haul in either of his two targets in Sunday's 37-17 loss to the Vikings. Deep-league owners who thought they were getting a steal after Kearse caught nine balls for 94 yards last week were instead greeted with a goose egg. Kearse has a clear path to snaps in two-receiver sets against the Bears in Week 8 with Quincy Enunwa (ankle) sidelined and Terrelle Pryor (groin) out of the picture following his release, but it's hard to blame anyone who chooses to look the other way after getting burned here.
Kearse could see increased target volume in Sunday's game against the Vikings with top wideout Quincy Enunwa (ankle) ruled out for the contest, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Along with Enunwa's absence, the Jets are likely to be without the services of No. 4 receiver Terrelle Pryor (groin), who is listed as doubtful for Week 7. That leaves Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse as the only healthy, established options in the New York receiving corps, presumably putting both on track for enhanced roles in the passing attack for at least one game. Enunwa and Pryor have combined to average 10.6 targets per game this season, creating a major void to fill.
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