ArDarius Stewart will compete to be the No. 4 receiver for the Jets this season behind Robby Anderson, Quincy Enunwa and Terrelle Pryor. As a rookie in 2017, Stewart, who was a third-round pick out of Alabama, struggled with his production and had no games with double digits in Fantasy points in a standard league. Even if he does finish No. 4 on the depth chart, Stewart should not be drafted in the majority of leagues.
Stewart likely will keep his roster spot, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. A third-round pick last year, Stewart caught six passes for 82 yards as a rookie and now faces an uphill battle to earn a significant role. In addition to last year's starting wideouts, Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse, the Jets will have Terrelle Pryor (ankle), Quincy Enunwa (neck) and 2017 fourth-round pick Chad Hansen competing for snaps. Stewart figures to stick around on the 53-man roster, but he may end up fifth or sixth on the wideout depth chart.
Stewart caught six of 13 targets for 82 yards during the 2017 season. Stewart, a third-round pick out of Alabama, was active for 15 games but was never able to improve on the two receptions he had in the opening week against Buffalo. With a full season under his belt, there will surely be higher expectations for 2018, but his fantasy prospects will be more dependent on the other wideouts on the depth chart and who will be under center for the Jets.
Stewart was not targeted in Sunday's 35-27 loss to the Panthers. Stewart played nine of 70 offensive snaps and also saw some time on special teams, with Chad Hansen being the Jets' clear No. 3 option at receiver.
Stewart caught his lone target but didn't gain any yards during Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. Stewart caught two passes back in Week 1 and Sunday's reception was just his third since. Fellow rookie Chad Hansen finally caught his first passes as a pro Sunday, and while both players should get more reps in light of Jeremy Kerley's four-game suspension, there is fairly minimal fantasy upside given the other options available to quarterback Josh McCown.
Stewart (groin) is active for Sunday's Week 10 tilt against the Buccaneers. The rookie has apparently sufficiently overcome the groin injury that he sustained in Thursday's practice to take a crack at the Buccaneers' vulnerable secondary Sunday. Stewart could see some extra snaps this week with Jeremy Kerley beginning his four-game suspension.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|12||11/25||New England Patriots||27||22.58|
|16||12/23||Green Bay Packers||32||24.13|
|17||12/30||@New England Patriots||27||22.58|
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|3 Year Avg||13||6||82||0||2||13.67||10|