Anderson has proven himself as a deep threat with career marks of 14.7 yards per catch and 8.0 per target, but the nature of his role combined with shaky quarterback play has made consistency elusive. While Gase seems to be hinting at a more dynamic role that allows Anderson to move around the formation, it will be tough to find snaps in the slot with Jamison Crowder, Quincy Enunwa and Le'Veon Bell all on the roster. The added competition for targets could easily be offset by improved efficiency, as Anderson turns 26 in May and quarterback Sam Darnold celebrates his 22nd birthday a month later. The two showed a strong connection late last season when Anderson caught 23 of 39 targets for 336 yards (8.6 YPT) and three touchdowns over the final four weeks.
Anderson can still sign an offer sheet with another team this offseason, but that team would have to send the Jets a second-round pick -- if the Jets don't choose to match the offer themselves. The three-year vet caught 50 passes for 752 yards and six scores over 14 games in 2018, but an atrocious 53-percent catch rate hinders his status as a game-breaking deep threat.
Anderson caught three of eight targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 38-3 loss to the Patriots. He finishes the season with 50 catches for 752 yards and six touchdowns.
Anderson capped the campaign with a dud, but the speedster had been displaying excellent chemistry with quarterback Sam Darnold with 20 catches, 312 yards and three touchdowns in the previous three weeks. Continuity is key for a young quarterback, so the Jets are expected to bring back Anderson, who's a restricted free agent. Despite some inconsistency and injury struggles, Anderson was Darnold's most dangerous weapon this year.
Anderson hauled in nine of 13 targets for 140 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 44-38 loss to Green Bay.
Anderson got free downfield for a 33-yard touchdown in the second quarter on a fake running back screen, and a locked-in Sam Darnold found him with ease. After the rookie quarterback and speedy wide receiver both battled injuries in the middle portion of the season, they've developed a tremendous rapport over the past three weeks, linking up for 20 catches, 312 yards and three touchdowns. Owners who have looked Anderson's way during this hot streak should keep riding the wave against New England in Week 17.
Enunwa forged a quick connection with rookie signal-caller Sam Darnold in the first half of the schedule, but Anderson has made the bigger impression of the two over the last two weeks while Enunwa has been held out or limited by the ankle injury. In those contests, Anderson has drawn 18 targets, turning them into 11 catches for 172 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Darnold should look Anderson's way often again in Week 16, though the speedy wideout could struggle to generate downfield separation from the Packers' top corner, Jaire Alexander, a burner in his own right.
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|2017||New York Jets||16||15||63||941||14.9||69||7||17||3||36|
|2018||New York Jets||14||9||50||752||15.0||76||6||10||2||30|
|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||14||9||2||-8||-4.0||1||0||0||0|
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|2017||New York Jets||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||New York Jets||14||1||13||13.0||13||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||14||4||4.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New York Jets||14||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|