Stewart caught two of five targets for 10 yards during Sunday's loss to the Bills. Stewart technically got the start, though that didn't guarantee him significant targets, as four other players had as many or more and six players had more receiving yards. Stewart may have decent games here and there, but the Jets' passing game isn't good enough to make him a consistently viable option.
Stewart caught five of six targets for 82 yards and two scores in Saturday's preseason loss to the Giants. The team's third-round pick had been relatively quiet in two preseason games, but jumped out against the Giants with touchdowns of 25 and 15 yards in the second half. The Jets did not bring veteran pass catchers Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall back this season, leaving a lot of opportunities for a collection of young wideouts. Stewart, at his best as a catch-and-run threat, can be of particular value, giving the quarterback-weak Jets' limited opportunities to pick up big yards on short passes.
Stewart led all Jets wideouts with 32 offensive snaps in Saturday's preseason opener against Tennessee, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. After missing OTAs, minicamp and the start of training camp, Stewart figures to get ample playing time throughout the exhibition schedule as the Jets search for contributors besides Robby Anderson in an inexperienced receiving corps. Despite falling behind while having surgery on his thumb and groin, Stewart is squarely in the mix for a key role to open the season, competing against the likes of Charone Peake, Jalin Marshall (suspension) and fourth-round rookie Chad Hansen. The third-round pick out of Alabama didn't exactly make the most of his extended run in Saturday's game, catching only one of two targets for eight yards, with both opportunities coming in the second half. He clearly worked behind Anderson, Marshall and Peake.
Stewart (groin) is expected to play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Titans. Stewart likely would've been held out Saturday if the groin injury that limited him early on in training camp was still a problem. Fortunately, he appears to be ready to go and should see plenty of reps as the Jets look to solidify their receiving corps ahead of the regular season.
Stewart (groin) could be in line to start for the Jets this season after the team announced Monday that Enunwa would miss the entire campaign with a bulging disk in his neck. Stewart, who is recovering from a groin issue, only has Robby Anderson ahead of him on the current depth chart, though the receiver ranks are far from settled with the Jets having yet to play a preseason game. Even if Stewart is able to nab a starting role heading into the campaign, it won't guarantee him relevance in the fantasy realm, especially given how poorly the Jets' passing game is expected to perform this season.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/15||New England Patriots||29||27.00|
|10||11/12||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||26.00|
|13||12/03||Kansas City Chiefs||25||25.00|
|15||12/17||@New Orleans Saints||32||32.00|
|16||12/24||Los Angeles Chargers||24||24.00|
|17||12/31||@New England Patriots||29||27.00|
|3 Year Avg||0||0||0||0||0||0.00||0|