WR Jermaine Kearse - New York Jets
|6-1, 209||Born: 2-6-1990||College: Washington||Drafted: ---|
Week 12: vs Carolina Panthers
FBG says: Tough matchup. Against all odds, Josh McCown has both remained upright and been a stabilizing force at quarterback for the rebuilding Jets. McCown has greatly curbed his scattershot ways, posting by far the best completion rate of his career and the league's 19th-most adjusted yards per attempt. Of course, the cost of that sanitized production is typically dynamism, and this passing game boasts no fantasy appeal outside of wideout Robby Anderson and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Anderson has carried over nicely from 2016 as a productive deep threat, posting 4 games of 76+ yards and catching 5 touchdowns, including his current 4-game scoring streak. He's the closest thing to a WR1 in this offense and a weekly threat to catch a long touchdown. Seferian-Jenkins has struggled for efficiency (just 7.4 yards per reception) as an exceptionally low-aDOT target, but provided fantasy-TE1 volume with his 78% catch rate. The Panthers pass defense has been generally strong through 2017, with very few hiccups. They've allowed the league's ninth-fewest net yards per attempt (which factors in sacks) and fourth-fewest raw yards. There are occasional lapses in coverage, though: while only 7 teams have allowed fewer completions of 20+ yards, the Panthers have benefited mightily from several easy-touchdown drops (think Julio Jones' inexplicable goof in Week 9. Still, opponents' deep balls are often neutralized by the Panthers' explosive pass rush, which sits fourth in the league in sacks. The bottom line is that this unit is generally difficult to throw against, but not necessarily a prohibitive one.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 10 vs TB (8 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)
Jermaine Kearse made some tough grabs over the middle of the field, but also had some bad drops. He had a long grab of 14 yards on a deep drag route.
2017 Week 9 vs BUF (6 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)
Due to game positive game flow, the passing attack had few opportunities. Kearse only had two grabs, but the grabs went for 20 yards and 18 yards, respectively. Working against Buffalo's zone, Kearse ran in-breaking routes and showed some run-after-the-catch ability.
2017 Week 8 vs ATL (5 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Non-existent. Robby Anderson shined while Kearse was non-existent. Kearse's routes didn't have a lot of juice and has wasn't able to create any separation against Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant. He had a 7-yard grab on a shallow crossing route, but otherwise, was a non-factor.
2017 Week 7 vs MIA (4 / 1 / 29 / 1 rec)
Jermaine Kearse scored the first touchdown by roasting rookie cornerback, Cordrea Tankersley, on a deep sideline route. Kearse ran by Tankersleyˇand McCown did a nice job placing the ball into the outstretched hands of Kearse.
2017 Week 6 vs NE (4 / 4 / 79 / 0 rec)
For the second straight week, Kearse registered a strong performance. In the second quarter, Kearse and McCown converted a 3rd-and-5 play for 16 yards on a sideline route. On the next play, McCown hit Kerley for his second touchdown pass, staking New York to an early 14-0 lead. In the fourth quarter, McCown hit Kearse twice in a row, the first time for 44 yards on a deep sideline route, and the second time for 10 yards on a shallow crossing route.
2017 Week 5 vs CLE (4 / 4 / 38 / 1 rec)
Jermaine Kearse bounced back with a solid performance after last week's tough match-up against Jalen Ramsey. He secured all four of his targets, which include a 24-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. McCown faked a wide receiver screen to Robby Anderson and hit an uncovered Kearse for the score. Credit McCown for selling the play-fake to give Kearse an opportunity to score.
2017 Week 4 vs JAX (7 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec)
Jermaine Kearse saw a heavy dose of Jalen Ramsey. Ramsey was very physical with Kearse throughout the game, limiting him to short gains.
2017 Week 3 vs MIA (3 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
For the first time this season, Kearse did not lead the team in receiving, but made a few big grabs. In the first quarter, Kearse turned a dump-off pass into an 18-yard gain that put New York into field goal range. New York converted the field goal to take a 3-0 lead. Outside of this grab, Kearse worked the intermediate for short gains.
2017 Week 2 vs OAK (5 / 4 / 64 / 2 rec)
For the second straight week, Jermaine Kearse was the leading receiver. In fact, Kearse scored both of New York's touchdowns. In the second quarter, McCown hit Kearse on deep sideline route for a 33-yard touchdown. Matched up against the bigger David Amerson, Kearse used his quickness to beat him off the line. As the ball came down, Kearse slightly pushed off before hauling down the touchdown, but no penalty was called. In the fourth quarter, Kearse and McCown hooked up again, beating Amerson (again) on a post-route. Kearse did a nice job beating press at the line of scrimmage, fought for inside position, and hauled in the score.
2017 Week 1 vs BUF (9 / 7 / 59 / 0 rec)
Newly acquired Jermaine Kearse was the leading receiver for New York. Kearse operated out of the slot and split out wide, but primarily drew McCown's eye when operating out of the slot. Kearse had a knack for finding the soft spot in Buffalo's zone coverage, converting easy catches, but not offering much after the catch.
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