Player Outlook
Mims will be the No. 5 receiver at best for the Jets this season, and he's not worth drafting in the majority of leagues. The Jets have Garrett Wilson, Elijah Moore, Corey Davis and Braxton Berrios ahead of Mims on the depth chart, and it will be hard for Mims to get targets. In 2021, even with Moore and Davis battling injuries, Mims struggled to produce, averaging just 1.9 PPR points per game. It's doubtful Mims will make an impact for Fantasy managers this year.

Fantasy Stats

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Year rec
Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
2021 8 133 16.62 0.00 131.2
2020 23 357 15.52 0.00 374.1
3y Avg. 16 245 15.31 0.00 242.4
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Two catches in preseason opener

    Mims caught two of five targets for 25 yards in Friday's 24-21 preseason win over Philadelphia. Mims was slightly more productive than Jeff Smith (one catch on two targets for 20 yards), but neither wide receiver did much to separate from the other in the battle for the fifth spot on the depth chart. Based on reports out of training camp and Smith's special teams prowess, that spot remains his to lose over Mims heading into New York's second preseason game Monday, Aug. 22 against Atlanta.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Draws praise from coach

    Coach Robert Saleh has praised Mims' conditioning and work ethic in training camp, Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic reports. Mims' goal is to become a starter, but he'll likely need some injuries to other receivers to clear the way for him to do so. In the meantime, the 2020 second-round pick is putting himself in position to make the Jets' roster by doing everything the coaching staff asks of him. Mims has been working with the special-teams unit to raise his value as a depth receiver while also impressing coaches with his run blocking in offensive drills.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Adding lean muscle

    Mims has been getting bigger and leaner while working with trainer Chad Marr this offseason, Kevin Patra of reports. Mims lost 20 pounds due to food poisoning prior to last season and was never able to get going, finishing his second NFL campaign with just eight catches. According to Marr, Mims simultaneously has put on weight yet gotten leaner by adding muscle. With Elijah Moore, Corey Davis and Braxton Berrios all ahead of Mims on the depth chart and the Jets looking into adding another wide receiver through the draft or a trade, the 2020 second-round pick out of Baylor will have to show noticeable improvement in his third season to earn significant snaps on offense.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Just eight catches in second year

    Mims caught eight of 23 targets for 133 yards in 11 games during the 2021 season. Mims was frequently in the doghouse, and his on-field play explained why. His routes were rarely crisp, and when Mims managed to get open, he was plagued by drops. It's a major indictment on his development that Mims barely saw the field down the stretch, even as the Jets were routinely without their top two or three wide receivers due to injuries. The 2020 second-round pick out of Baylor has all the physical attributes to excel in the NFL, but he's far from guaranteed a spot on the roster next season after his subpar performance in 2021.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Another goose egg in Week 16

    Mims didn't catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 26-21 win over Jacksonville. Mims has been targeted five times over the past two games and came away without a catch. The Jets were hoping the 2020 second-round pick would step up with the team's receiving corps banged up, but Mims has failed to make anything of his recent opportunities.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Another catchless game

    Mims didn't catch any of his three targets in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Dolphins. Mims left the game due to cramps but was able to make his return. He has just one catch in three games since returning from the reserve/COVID-19 list, so Mims' lack of production overshadows the allure of New York's favorable Week 16 matchup against Jacksonville.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Returns from cramps

    Mims (cramps) has returned to Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. Mims was deemed questionable to return after cramping up during the first half, but he was able to retake the field after receiving some treatment.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Exits Sunday's game

    Mims is dealing with cramping and is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Rich Cimini of reports. Prior to his exit from the contest, Mims did not record a catch. In his absence, Jamison Crowder, Keelan Cole and Braxton Berrios will head the Jets' Week 15 wideout corps.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Held without a catch by Saints

    Mims failed to catch his only target in Sunday's 30-9 loss to the Saints. Mims has just one catch over the past two weeks despite Corey Davis (groin) missing most of one and all of the other, and Elijah Moore (quadriceps) missing all of the latter. There should be ample playing time for Mims down the stretch with Davis done for the year and Moore out until at least Week 17, but Mims' floor remains extremely low due to his own struggles and those of rookie quarterback Zach Wilson.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: One catch in return

    Mims caught his only target for four yards in Sunday's 33-18 loss to the Eagles. Corey Davis exited early after aggravating his groin injury and Keelan Cole missed the game while on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but Mims still failed to make much of an impact. New York's second-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft is starting to look like a bust, though a 16-game sample size is admittedly a small one. If Mims turns things around, it's unlikely to be this season, as he's yet to exceed two catches or 40 yards in a game in 2021.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Opportunity knocks in return

    Mims should see an expanded role in Sunday's game against the Eagles, Joey Chandler of NJ Advance Media reports. Mims' return from the reserve/COVID-19 list coincided with Keelan Cole's placement on the list, and Corey Davis (groin) is a game-time decision. Even if Davis suit up, he's not expected to play his usual complement of snaps, creating an opportunity for Mims to make some noise in his return. The 2020 second-round pick's career is off to an underwhelming start, but Mims could begin to turn the narrative around by making the most of this opportunity.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Returns from COVID-19 list

    The Jets activated Mims from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. Mims, who has missed the Jets' last three games, is thus slated to return to practice Wednesday. With Keelan Cole recently becoming the latest Jets receiver to land on the reserve/COVID-19 list and with Corey Davis day-to-day with a groin injury, Mims' return to the mix comes at a convenient time. If both Cole and Davis are sidelined for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Mims could have a regular role in three-receiver sets alongside starters Elijah Moore and Jamison Crowder. In six contests this season, the 2020 second-round selection has caught seven of his 14 targets for 129 yards.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Ready to retake field

    Mims (illness) will return to practice Wednesday. Mims has missed the team's last three games while on the reserve/COVID-19 list. It appears that he'll be ready to retake the field for a Week 13 matchup against the Eagles, though he'll still need to be formally activated by the Jets. Mims has recorded seven receptions for 129 yards across six contests on the campaign.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Uncertain for Week 11

    Coach Robert Saleh said Friday that Mims' availability for Sunday's game against the Dolphins is "in doubt," Rich Cimini of reports. The receiver has been on the reserve/ COVID-19 list since Nov. 9. Mims requires one more negative COVID-19 test in order to clear the league's protocols, but the Jets could need to see him at practice before making him active on game day. The second-year pro missed Week 10 while on the COVID-19 list, and with all of Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, Jamison Crowder and Keelan Cole available, it's unclear how significant a role Mims will be asked to play even if he does suit up versus Miami.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Won't play Week 10

    Coach Robert Saleh said Friday that Mims (illness) will not come off the reserve/COVID-19 list in time for Sunday's game against the Bills, Rich Cimini of reports. Saleh noted that Mims has symptoms, and that he will thus not be eligible to return to action until Week 11 versus the Dolphins, at the earliest. Through six appearances this season Mims has translated 14 targets into just seven catches for 129 yards, without a touchdown. On a brighter note for QB Mike White and the Jets, Corey Davis (hip) appears to be trending in the right direction.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Heads to COVID-19 list

    The Jets placed Mims on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday after he tested positive for the virus, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports. According to Rich Cimini of, Mims is vaccinated, so he'll be eligible to rejoin the Jets when he's asymptomatic for at least 48 hours and has submitted consecutive negative tests at least 24 hours apart. That timeline gives him a shot to play Sunday against the Bills, but Mims could be in store for a smaller role in any case if top wideout Corey Davis (hip) is able to put an end to a two-game absence, as expected. Mims played 61 percent of the Jets' offensive snaps in last week's 45-30 loss to the Colts, finishing with one reception for 20 yards on five targets.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Struggling with drops

    Mims caught one of five targets for 20 yards in Thursday's 45-30 loss to the Colts. Mims has been plagued by drops, and those struggles continued Thursday, most notably on one play that would have gone for a decent gain had Mims secured the catch. He tried to turn and run with the ball before catching it, and it fell to the ground incomplete. Even if Corey Davis (hip) misses further time, Mims won't make much of the extra playing time if he continues to drop the ball.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Not on Week 9 injury report

    Mims (finger) didn't appear on the Jets' initial Week 9 injury report released Monday, Rich Cimini of reports. After a thrilling 34-31 victory over the Bengals on Sunday, the Jets didn't hold a formal practice Monday, with the report instead being labeled as an estimate. Regardless, Mims' exclusion from the report indicates the Jets have no concern that the finger injury the wideout sustained against Cincinnati will prevent him from playing Thursday against the Colts. In the absence of No. 1 wideout Corey Davis (hip), Mims saw a slightly larger role Week 8, drawing three targets and recording two receptions for 30 yards.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Hurts finger against Bengals

    Mims exited in the second half of Sunday's game against the Bengals due to a finger injury, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports. Mims caught two of three targets for 30 yards prior to getting hurt. The ball he didn't catch bounced off his chest in the end zone. The Jets have a short turnaround before Thursday's Week 9 game against the Colts, but if Mims heals up and Corey Davis (hip) doesn't, the second-year wideout out of Baylor would likely be in line for increased playing time once again.
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  • Jets' Denzel Mims: Ready to fill in for Davis

    With Corey Davis (hip) expected to sit out Sunday's game against the Bengals, Mims is in line to take on a larger role, Rich Cimini of reports. The 1-5 Jets should start to set their sights on the future, which means giving Mims, whom they selected in the second round of the 2020 draft, opportunities over the likes of veteran retread Keelan Cole in Davis' absence. Mims has had a muted impact thus far, producing just four catches for 79 yards while sitting out two of New York's first six games as a healthy scratch. He'll have a chance to rewrite the disappointing narrative of his sophomore season against Cincinnati, though Mims will need to do so while catching passes from backup quarterback Mike White.
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