Cole caught two of three targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Falcons. Cole actually came just seven receiving yards short of Corey Davis' team-leading total, as the Jets struggled to move the ball through the air. He was on the field for 31 of New York's 56 offensive snaps, trailing Davis and slot receiver Jamison Crowder but notably finishing ahead of rookie Elijah Moore (23). New York's Week 6 bye will present further opportunities to integrate Moore into the offense, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Moore's playing time climb at Cole's expense once the team returns to action.
Cole caught three of four targets for 92 yards in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win over the Titans. Cole was more involved with fellow wide receiver Elijah Moore (concussion) sitting this one out. The veteran wideout tied tight end Ryan Griffin for third on the team in targets with four, but Cole made the most of his opportunities. He caught a perfectly placed 54-yard pass from quarterback Zach Wilson in the third quarter before adding catches of nine and 29 yards in overtime.
Cole caught both of his targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 26-0 loss to Denver. Cole registered his first two receptions as a member of the Jets. The veteran wide receiver produced New York's longest offensive play (23 yards) and finished just 11 receiving yards shy of Corey Davis' team-leading total, as rookie quarterback Zach Wilson threw for just 160 yards in the shutout loss. Playing time shouldn't be an issue for Cole since Elijah Moore exited this one with a concussion and Denzel Mims has been a healthy scratch two weeks in a row, but Cole's value remains limited given New York's offensive struggles.
Cole (knee) wasn't targeted in Sunday's 25-6 loss to New England. Cole suited up after missing the season opener, but his lack of involvement suggests he's still feeling the effects of his knee injury. If Cole's able to increase his practice participation in the upcoming week, he'll likely be more involved in the game plan against the Broncos in Week 3.
Cole (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots. A limited participant in practice throughout the week while he continued to manage the knee injury that sidelined him for the season-opening loss to the Panthers, Cole ultimately received the green light to make his Jets debut after checking out fine following a pregame evaluation. The extent of Cole's role in the Week 2 game plan is difficult to forecast, however, even with Jamison Crowder (groin) sitting out a second straight contest. While Corey Davis is locked in as the Jets' No. 1 outside receiver, Cole may have to fend off Braxton Berrios for work out of the slot sans Crowder. Cole also has the ability to play outside, so he could challenge rookie Elijah Moore for reps if the Jets prefer to deploy Berrios as their top slot option.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/24||@New England Patriots||17||23.67|
|14||12/12||New Orleans Saints||18||23.80|
|17||01/02||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||24||25.33|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||64||39||498||3||26||12.77||65|