WR Jamison Crowder - New York Jets

5-8, 185Born: 6-17-1993College: DukeDrafted: Round 4, pick 2015

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 2): Crowder got a ton of targets in Week 13 but did almost nothing with them. Even against the Dolphins this week, he's only a what the heck flex in PPR.

General News (Wed Dec 4): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 14: vs Miami Dolphins - $5300

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FBG says: Great matchup. The Jets passing game, always in flux, enters Week 14 arguably fresh of their own rock bottom. In a dream matchup with the Bengals' bottom-tier defense, Sam Darnold needed 48 erratic attempts to put up 239 yards in an embarrassing, touchdown-less Jets display. It certainly couldn't all be blamed on Darnold, who received little blocking and had several passes dropped. But it's concerning that he's only been effective in three of his eight games back from his bout with mono. It's important to remember, though, that Darnold is at least a year younger than most franchise quarterbacks in this boat. His arm talent does occasionally shine through, with strong, aggressive throws to Robby Anderson here and there. But there's not much dynamism elsewhere - Jamison Crowder and Demaryius Thomas have posted just 10.9 yards per catch - and not nearly enough consistency to trust. Even in a plus matchup, it's hard to find a legitimate fantasy starter from this attack. Opponents of the 3-9 Dolphins typically don't have to throw much to win. They've faced just 33 dropbacks per game, the league's ninth-lowest number, and only one opponent (last week's Panthers) has had to put the ball in the air 40+ times. Even so, the Dolphins still manage to present one of fantasy's best matchups for efficiency purposes. With top cornerback Xavien Howard out, there's very little resistance from anywhere in this talent-deprived secondary. They've allowed a wideout to record 137+ yards in 3 straight weeks, with speed demons (John Brown) and possession guys (Jarvis Landry, Alshon Jeffery) alike posting huge stat lines. This group badly misses Howard, but more so safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, who was a difference-making force down the field. As it stands, this is one of the game's weakest units overall, and opposing passers always project to strong efficiency in this matchup - even Sam Darnold. Some of 2019's most disappointing quarterbacks have managed strong lines against Miami, including the likes of Philip Rivers (310 yards and 2 touchdowns), Baker Mayfield (327 and 3), and Carson Wentz just last week (310 and 3).

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLSalPtsFP/$
10 vs NYG 47 0 0 0 6 5.0 81 1 0 5000 19.10 3.82
11 at WAS 41 0 0 0 8 5.0 76 1 0 5700 18.60 3.26
12 vs OAK 41 0 0 0 4 2.0 18 0 0 6200 3.80 0.61
13 at CIN 63 0 0 0 9 2.0 8 0 0 5600 2.80 0.50
14 vs MIA PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 4.6 * * * * * *
14 vs MIA PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4.0 * * * * * *
14 vs MIA PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 5.0 * * * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Jamison Crowder's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 13 vs CIN (9 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec - 2.8 points, $5600)

Crowder was targeted the second most frequently in the offense, but struggled to reel the ball in. The potential was there, but he and Darnold were never really quite on the same page, and the Bengals did a good job of limiting Crowder's ability to get free on intermediate routes. With Robby Anderson playing well, the Jets don't need to keep forcing the ball to Crowder like they did this week.

2019 Week 12 vs OAK (4 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec - 3.8 points, $6200)

Crowder got a lot of attention from the Oakland Raiders and was one of the few players they seemed able to contain. Once Sam Darnold saw Crowder was not as open as he often is, he merely found other targets.

2019 Week 11 vs WAS (8 / 5 / 76 / 1 rec - 18.6 points, $5700)

Crowder continues to get targets from Sam Darnold and is clearly the receiver the second year quarterback trusts the most. Crowder's sharp route running and sure hands continually allow him to make the most of his chances, and he made a nice catch down the sideline for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. On the play, Crowder sped past the defender and Darnold dropped a nice pass right in Crowder's hands along the sideline, which the receiver then took the rest of the way to the end zone.

2019 Week 10 vs NYG (6 / 5 / 81 / 1 rec - 19.1 points, $5000)

While Crowder wasn't the most targeted Jet, it certainly looks like he is the one most frequently on the same page as quarterback Sam Darnold. The best moment for the two on Sunday was on Crowder's touchdown. On the play, Darnold did an excellent job of delivering the ball almost on sheer upper body motion in a tight pocket, and Crowder ran a tremendous drag route, splitting the zone defense up to get open. Darnold delivered the pass, and then Crowder suddenly stopped, making defenders react too late to stop him from changing direction and scoring.

2019 Week 9 vs MIA (9 / 8 / 83 / 1 rec - 22.3 points, $5300)

This was the week where Crowder and Sam Darnold connected, doing so four times in the very first drive, which was capped off with a 12 yard touchdown pass to Crowder. On the play, Crowder lined up inside, and crossed underneath to the outside. The coverage appeared to get caught in the crowd, allowing the receiver to get wide open on his way into the end zone for a simple reception. He also made a very nice catch on a throw later in the quarter, when Darnold had to throw off his back foot, and Crowder reached back to make the catch. The two seem to be on the same page now, and that could mean good things for Crowder going forward.

2019 Week 8 vs JAX (5 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec - 5.4 points, $4800)

While everyone hoped the return of Sam Darnold would mean a rise in Jamison Crowder's prominence, that hasn't been the case. Crowder still seems to get open on a semi-regular basis but either Darnold isn't seeing him or the play is schemed away from Crowder. Given Crowder's ability on short-to-intermediate routes, you would think the Jets would use him as an outlet for Darnold when under pressure, but that's not happening. Whatever magic they had in Week 1, it's long gone.

2019 Week 7 vs NE (5 / 4 / 26 / 0 rec - 6.6 points, $4000)

Crowder was the only reliable player in the passing game, and even then he had a hard time breaking out of coverage. Even when he did, Darnold was under such duress that it was all he could do to get the ball out, which unfortunately went to the other team when he did. Crowder wasn't even very effective on shorter routes against a tough Pats defense.

2019 Week 6 vs DAL (9 / 6 / 98 / 0 rec - 15.8 points, $4000)

What a difference a quarterback makes. Sam Darnold has returned and Crowder is again his top target, with the receiver gashing the Dallas defense coming out of the slot. He and Robby Anderson were hard for the Cowboys to deal with when they were on the same side of the field as well, and more than once the secondary was behind covering one while focused on the other. Crowder isn't leaving the coverage behind with speed like Anderson, but continued to be more than capable of adding a few yards after the catch on average. He was also the target on Sam Darnold's interception and while it originally appeared to be a miscommunication between the two, it seems as though it was just a poor throw by the quarterback.

2019 Week 5 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec - 3 points, $4300)

Crowder is back in the slot, but that really didn't result in anything. He saw almost no passes as Luke Falk locked onto Demaryius Thomas and LeVeon Bell. Even when he got separation, Falk never saw him.

2019 Week 3 vs NE (5 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec - 4.5 points, $4800)

Normally the Jets slot receiver, Crowder was outside more than usual Sunday, though to no real effect. He has seen his targets dip each week since Week 1, though that's largely because quarterback Sam Darnold has been out with mono. Still, the Jets don't seem to be scheming him open either, or trying to come up with new ways to get him the ball.

2019 Week 2 vs CLE (6 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec - 8 points, $4700)

After a massive amount of targets in Week 1, Crowder disappeared in Week 2. He saw just one target in the first half, and like Robby Anderson, only saw real action when the playbook opened up with Luke Falk. What was most baffling about the day for Crowder is that his ability to find the open middle of the field on quick slants seems like it would have been an ideal way for the Jets to overcome a fearsome Browns pass rush. He did have one very nice catch in the second half when he used the cushion afforded by a zone defense to split two defenders, make a catch and gain some more yards before stumbling and getting tackled.

2019 Week 1 vs BUF (17 / 14 / 99 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush - 24.3 points, $4100)

Along with LeVeon Bell, Jamison Crowder was the only real bright spot for the Jets offense. Crowder was by far the most targeted member of the team as well as the one with the most catches. Unfortunately he has the dubious honor now of being the first player in history to have 14 catches but under 100 yards. Crowder had a knack for getting open out of the slot, and even when he didn't, he did a fine job snagging the ball even while being blanketed by coverage.

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Latest News

Jets | Jamison Crowder puts in full practice (Wed Dec 4, 04:26 PM) - New York Jets WR Jamison Crowder (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 4.

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Jets | Jamison Crowder limited to eight yards (Sun Dec 1, 05:48 PM) - New York Jets WR Jamison Crowder had two catches for eight yards on nine targets in Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Our View: Crowder was a bust in a matchup that should have been better for fantasy. Better the Jets offense swoon and his slump, Crowder should be outside of playoff lineups despite the good matchup against Miami.
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Jets | Quiet afternoon for Jamison Crowder (Mon Nov 25, 01:49 AM) - New York Jets WR Jamison Crowder had two receptions for 18 yards in Week 12 against the Oakland Raiders.

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