Charone Peake will look to be the No. 5 receiver for the Jets this season behind Robby Anderson, Jamison Crowder, Quincy Enunwa and likely Josh Bellamy. Peake could be ahead of Bellamy when it comes to playing time at receiver since Bellamy will be a factor on special teams, but Peake has a lot to prove before Fantasy players can trust him. He's not worth drafting in most leagues this year.
Peake recorded two catches for 25 yards while appearing in 13 games in 2018. Peake saw the vast majority of his snaps come on special teams. He played 241 special teams snaps and just 89 offensive snaps on the year. He showed some receiving promise as a rookie in 2016 but has just 28 yards in his last 16 games. Barring large improvement, he should be expected to be a reserve receiver and special teams player if he makes a roster in 2019.
Peake is expected to benefit from added snaps on offense Sunday against the Patriots with Jermaine Kearse (Achilles) inactive for the contest and Quincy Enunwa (ankle) having been moved to injured reserve earlier in the week, Randy Lange of the Jets' official site reports. Primarily a special-teams contributor this season, Peake has notched only two receptions for 25 yards through 12 games. The absences of Kearse and Enunwa will create an opening for the likes of Peake, Andre Roberts, Deontay Burnett and J.J. Jones to all see more work, but none of the quartet amounts to much more than a dart throw for fantasy purposes. No. 1 wideout Robby Anderson and top tight end Chris Herndon are far better bets to deliver useful stat lines among the Jets' pass catchers.
Peake caught his lone target for 14 yards in Sunday's 24-10 loss to Chicago. Peake's impact lies primarily on special teams -- this was his first reception of the season. He should continue to play an offensive snap here and there while New York battles injuries at the wide receiver position, but Peake shouldn't pique owners' interest.
Peake was unable to catch his only target during Sunday's 37-17 loss to Minnesota. Peake has just 23 receiving yards the whole season, and things don't look to be getting any brighter. Not only does Sunday bring a Chicago pass defense that has confounded opponents with its rush at times this season, but the signing of Rishard Matthews is likely to push Peake even further down the depth chart. Peake should not be on your radar.
Peake (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. Peake is participating in practice after sitting out three consecutive regular season games. It's a step in the right direction for Peake, but the depth wideout's availability for Sunday's game against the Vikings remains up in the air. Whenever Peake does retake the field he's likely to play the majority of his snaps on special teams.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/22||@New England Patriots||14||21.68|
|7||10/22||New England Patriots||14||21.68|
|10||11/10||New York Giants||10||20.75|
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