Anderson caught three of five targets for 27 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's 20-12 loss to Miami.
Anderson lost a costly fumble near midfield in the second quarter, as Miami found pay dirt two plays later. The speedy receiver seemed to lose quarterback Sam Darnold's trust after that and was outplayed by both Quincy Enunwa (92 yards on 11 targets) and Terrelle Pryor (84 yards on eight targets). Anderson is unlikely to approach the team targets lead most weeks, making him a boom-or-bust option reliant on hauling in the deep ball like he did in Week 1.
Anderson caught his lone target for eight yards during Friday's 17-0 win over the Falcons in the preseason opener.
Anderson's lone catch came during New York's second drive on a pass thrown by Teddy Bridgewater. While the speedy wideout showed excellent downfield chemistry with Josh McCown last season, he's poised to thrive regardless of who's throwing him the ball this year. The biggest concerns regarding Anderson have to do with off-the-field issues, as he may still be handed a short suspension for getting arrested twice in the past year.
Anderson's case is still being reviewed by the NFL under its personal-conduct policy, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Arrested for the second time in a span of nine months back in January, Anderson saw nearly all of the charges dropped, but he did plead no contest to one count of reckless driving. While a lengthy suspension seems unlikely, the league could ban Anderson for a game or two at the start of the season. He'll report to training camp with the rest of his teammates Thursday, still unsure of whether he'll be allowed to play Week 1 in Detroit. The speedy 25-year-old is a clear favorite to serve as the Jets' No. 1 receiver this season.
Anderson's attorney, Ed O'Donnell, said that his client pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges of reckless driving stemming from a January arrest, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
After the plea, Anderson is no longer facing charges from either of his two arrests from the past 13 months. He'll still face six months of non-reporting probation for the January incident, but neither legal issue should impact his preparation for the upcoming campaign. The wideout is still awaiting a potential fine and/or suspension from the league for violating the personal conduct policy, with an NFL spokesman relaying Thursday that a review of both incidents remains ongoing.
Anderson doesn't expect the NFL to suspend him, despite being arrested twice in a nine-month span, ESPN.com's Rich Cimini reports.
Charges from the first arrest have been dropped, and Anderson is only facing a misdemeanor reckless driving charge for the second incident. While the league doesn't need a conviction to warrant a suspension, a single misdemeanor charge is unlikely to draw anything more than a fine, or perhaps a one-game ban. Anderson likely will reprise his role as the Jets' No. 1 receiver, but he'll have a bit more competition for targets than he did last season, as Quincy Enunwa (neck) and Terrelle Pryor (ankle) are both expected to be available at some point during training camp. Anderson's next court date is July 19.
|4||9/30/18||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/2/18||@ TEN||4:05 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|2016||New York Jets||16||8||42||587||14.0||52||2||10||4||18|
|2017||New York Jets||16||15||63||941||14.9||69||7||17||3||36|
|2018||New York Jets||3||2||6||90||15.0||41||1||1||1||2|
|2016||New York Jets||16||8||3||42||14.0||30||0||1||2|
|2017||New York Jets||16||15||3||9||3.0||7||0||0||0|
|2018||New York Jets||3||2||1||-9||-9.0||-9||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Jets||16||5||5.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||16||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||New York Jets||3||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2016||New York Jets||16||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New York Jets||3||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|