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WR Jeremy Kerley - New York Jets

5-10, 189Born: 11-29-1988College: TCUDrafted: Round 5

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General News (Thu Dec 14): was placed on the roster exemption list Wednesday, Dec. 13. He's coming off his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy, and the team can keep him on the list until Monday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. EST. Head coach Todd Bowles said they are still discussing what to do with Kerley.

General News (Mon Dec 11): will be eligible to be activated from the Reserve/Suspended list this week, but head coach Todd Bowles would not say if the team will activate Kerley.

Week 15: at New Orleans Saints

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FBG says: Tough matchup. To the shock of any awakening pundits who went comatose during the preseason, the Jets' promising 2017 may be torpedoed by the loss of Josh McCown. McCown had served as a strong (and occasionally dynamic) bridge/mentor type in the vein of 2015 Ryan Fitzpatrick, sitting 11th among regular starters in QBR and 14th in adjusted yards per attempt, which factors in touchdowns and interceptions. But McCown, injury-ravaged throughout his 15-year career, fractured his non-throwing hand in Week 14 and will undergo season-ending surgery. And as much as the Jets' top two wideouts have achieved thus far, their fantasy floors coming crashing to Earth with Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg taking the reins. Petty and Robby Anderson did share a solid connection last year, but Petty is such a poor thrower that we can't merely trust that that rapport will resurface. In Week 14 relief, he completed just 2 of 9 passes for 14 yards as the Jets posted four straight three-and-outs down the stretch. Hackenberg, who has failed for two years to unseat Petty as the No. 2, could be even worse. Simply put: without McCown, there's little reason to prioritize Anderson or Jermaine Kearse, though tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins could hold some value as an exceptionally low-impact PPR option. As expected, the Saints pass defense quickly returned to its impressive midseason form upon the return of cornerback Marshon Lattimore from injury. Lattimore's outstanding rookie play had stabilized a long-awful unit; from Weeks 3-11, they'd allowed just 188 yards per game - second-fewest in the league over that span - and just 24.2 total fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts (third-fewest). They missed Lattimore terribly when he missed Weeks 12 and 13, but he returned last Thursday and helped hold the Falcons to just 221 yards through the air. (He also intercepted a target for Julio Jones, which snuffed out a Falcons drive late in the first half.) Lattimore is needed for this unit to succeed: the safeties and other cornerbacks have been subpar in coverage, and even with their star rookie healthy they're wholly beatable downfield. But with Lattimore healthy and plugged back in, there's a visible floor in place for opposing passing games. They're certainly fortunate to face off against arguably Week 15's worst starting quarterback (Bryce Petty).

Recent Stats and Projections

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Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 9 vs BUF (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Jeremy Kerley injured his foot in the first quarter and did not return.

2017 Week 8 vs ATL (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Jeremy Kerley badly muffed a fourth-quarter punt return attempt deep in his own territory that led to three points for Atlanta.

2017 Week 7 vs MIA (4 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Jeremy Kerley was fairly quiet, registering one big third down grab for 15 yards on a deep crossing route.

2017 Week 6 vs NE (3 / 2 / 61 / 1 rec)

In the second quarter, Jeremy Kerley scored his first touchdown on the season. Matched up against Malcolm Butler, Kerley ran a deep drag route and benefitted from some good fortune. Josh McCown scrambled to prolong the play and baited Butler into pre-maturely jumping the route. Once Butler bit, Kerley hauled in the target and ran untouched into the end zone to complete the 31-yard scoring play.

2017 Week 5 vs CLE (4 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)

For the first time this season, Kerley led the team in receiving yardage. Operating out of the slot, Kerley did not have any trouble getting open. In the fourth quarter, McCown hit Kerley on a deep sideline route for 18 yards on a key third down. Kerley displayed impressive poise and body control to secure the grab. One play later, McCown hit Kearse for the game-winning touchdown.

2017 Week 4 vs JAX (5 / 5 / 37 / 0 rec)

Jeremy Kerley has firmly reprised his slot receiver role in New York. Kerley worked underneath routes, finding soft spots to settle for short gains. Kerley had a long gain of 12 yards on a short crossing route.

2017 Week 3 vs MIA (5 / 5 / 42 / 0 rec)

After a disappointing debut last week, Jeremy Kerley turned in a solid performance. Working as the team's slot receiver, Kerley found soft spot in Miami's zone for short gains. Kerley had play of 14 yards on a short catch-and-run.

2017 Week 2 vs OAK (3 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)

Kerley returned to Gang Green, but failed to make an impact. Operating as a slot receiver, Kerley made a few catches for short gains. Expect him to make a bigger impact once he becomes more familiar with the playbook.

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Latest News

Jets | Jeremy Kerley placed on roster exemption list (Wed Dec 13, 08:34 PM) - New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley was placed on the roster exemption list Wednesday, Dec. 13. He's coming off his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy, and the team can keep him on the list until Monday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. EST. Head coach Todd Bowles said they are still discussing what to do with Kerley.

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Jets | Jeremy Kerley may return this week (Mon Dec 11, 04:24 PM) - New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley will be eligible to be activated from the Reserve/Suspended list this week, but head coach Todd Bowles would not say if the team will activate Kerley.

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Schedule

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