WR Jamison Crowder - New York Jets
|5-8, 185||Born: 6-17-1993||College: Duke||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2015|
Week 15: at Baltimore Ravens - $5700
FBG says: Bad matchup. Sam Darnold continues to flash difference-making potential, as seen on last week's 26-yard touchdown strike to Robby Anderson. From the shotgun, Darnold stepped up through pressure while Anderson broke off his route into the open, and the in-stride throw resulted in an impressive touchdown. Still, consistency evades Darnold, who continues to struggle when hurried and send off too many errant throws. He's only been intercepted twice over the past five weeks, but has had several close calls. Last week, Darnold again struggled mightily to throw effectively down the field, hitting on just 2 of his 9 deep passes (15+ yards downfield). At least his connection with Anderson looks back on track. Anderson has recorded 86, 101, and 116 yards over the past 3 games, producing even without big-time deep balls. The free agent-to-be is playing for a contract, and he closed 2018 on a similar tear, so he looks like a matchup-proof play at the moment. Unfortunately, there's not much fantasy value anywhere else. Jamison Crowder (just 56 yards over the past 3 weeks) is locked into a low-impact slot role, while Demaryius Thomas and tight end Ryan Griffin are novelty pieces in this attack. The Baltimore pass defense has been a tale of two units here in 2019. After a rocky start to the year, the team added cornerback Marcus Peters in the trade market and got Jimmy Smith back from injury at midseason. Over 7 games since, they've been football's stingiest group, giving up just 5.2 yards per opponent dropback and a league-low 5 touchdowns. Peters, Smith, and Marlon Humphrey make up an elite cornerback trio, and they've teamed to contain the likes of DeAndre Hopkins, Emmanuel Sanders, and John Brown in recent weeks. Earl Thomas is an ideal free safety behind them, proving an upgrade over even the rock-solid Eric Weddle. This secondary would be even more dominant if not for a hit-or-miss pass rush, though at least linebacker Matt Judon has been relentlessly disruptive throughout the year. All told, this is simply not an ideal get-right matchup for the Jets' struggling pass game. Sam Darnold will have his hands full looking for the gaps in this ultra-talented unit.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Jamison Crowder's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 14 vs MIA (7 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec - 4.5 points, $6000)
Crowder continues to get targets but he and quarterback Sam Darnold just don't seem to be on the same page anymore, and so are connecting on less then half of their attempts. That, coupled with the re-emergence of Robby Anderson has made Crowder an afterthought in this offense.
2019 Week 13 vs CIN (9 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec - 1.8 points, $6300)
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 - 2.8 points, $6500)
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 - 16.1 points, $6500)
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 - 16.6 points, $6500)
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 - 18.3 points, $5800)
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 - 3.9 points, $5800)
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 - 4.6 points, $5400)
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 - 12.8 points, $5400)
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 - 2 points, $5800)
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 - 3.5 points, $6200)
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 - 6 points, $6200)
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 - 17.3 points, $5400)
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.
Latest NewsJets | Jamison Crowder impresses on TNF (Fri Dec 13, 12:38 AM) - New York Jets WR Jamison Crowder had six receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Dec. 12. Our View: Crowder had been quiet in recent games but put up his biggest game of the year on fantasy benches in this matchup. He'll still be a desperation play against the Steelers next week.
link to story Jets | Jamison Crowder should play (Fri Dec 6, 07:25 PM) - New York Jets WR Jamison Crowder (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is not on the injury report for Week 14. link to story Jets | NY Jets' injury report for Week 14 (Fri Dec 6, 05:19 PM) - New York Jets CB Brian Poole (concussion) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Miami Dolphins. S Jamal Adams (ankle), OT Chuma Edoga (knee), S Matthias Farley (rib, ankle) and CB Arthur Maulet (calf) did not take part in practice all week and are listed as doubtful. RB Le'Veon Bell did not practice for a second straight day on Friday, Dec. 6, and is listed as questionable. CB Maurice Canady (quad, illness), TE Ryan Griffin (illness), DL Steve McLendon (knee, hip), LB Paul Worrilow (quad), DL Henry Anderson (shoulder), OT Kelvin Beachum (ankles) and WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) were limited Friday and are also listed as questionable, OG Alex Lewis (elbow), WR Jamison Crowder (knee), QB Sam Darnold (knee, thumb) and QB David Fales (elbow) logged a full practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. link to story Jets | Jamison Crowder fully practices (Thu Dec 5, 07:13 PM) - New York Jets WR Jamison Crowder (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 5. link to story 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. link to story More News
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