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TE Neal Sterling - New York Jets

6-4, 235Born: 1-14-1992College: Monmouth (NJ)Drafted: Round 7, pick 2015

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He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Wed Sep 19): is out for this week's game.

General News (Tue Sep 18): did not practice on Tuesday.

General News (Mon Sep 17): is not participating in practice Monday, Sept. 17, and probably will not be available for Week 3.

Week 3: at Cleveland Browns

All TE vs CLE

FBG says: Neutral matchup. Sam Darnold is showing plenty of strong long-term NFL traits. He's exhibiting great mobility, moving and stretching the pocket - someday, he'll use this skill to open his receivers up downfield. And from a mental standpoint, he's showing smarts and polish more often than not on his shorter throws. Still, he's very much a work in progress. Darnold, the youngest starting quarterback of the Super Bowl era, hasn't shown much confidence or drive when forced to make a play. Last week, he blew a sure touchdown by overthrowing a wide-open Quincy Enunwa into the stands, then threw short of the end zone in the final 10 seconds of an 8-point game (with no timeouts). His poise and decision-making are a liability right now, dragging down the values of downfield threats Robby Anderson and Terrelle Pryor. It's encouraging, though, to see Enunwa and Pryor making plays. Enunwa, an oversized slot man with great physicality, is Darnold's first read on a lot of his underneath stuff. And Pryor keeps making splashes on instinct; he's caught 7 balls for 133 yards as a Jet, seemingly supplanting Anderson as the Jets' top downfield threat. The Cleveland pass defense is coming around, slowly but surely. There's still inconsistency, but some of the assembled pieces are looking strong. Rookie cornerback Denzel Ward was a Week 1 terror, intercepting Ben Roethlisberger twice and making great open-field tackles to prevent long gains. Last Sunday, he helped corral Michael Thomas, who caught 12 balls and 2 touchdowns but managed just 89 yards. Of course, the touchdowns were back-breakers, ultimately costing the Browns the game. Thomas scored the first on a quick slant, slipping through a weak tackle attempt by cornerback Terrance Mitchell, then went over Ward (who never looked for the ball) for an easy second one. Slot man Briean Boddy-Calhoun looks like a weekly liability inside, too. Still, with Myles Garrett showing well in Year 2, there are brighter days ahead for this ascending secondary. They're far from a defense to avoid in fantasy, but look poised to create a few difficult days for quarterbacks as the year wears on.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 at DET 40 3 27 0 0 2.7
2 vs MIA 10 0 0 0 0 0
3 at CLE PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * * *
3 at CLE PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Neal Sterling's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 1 vs DET (3 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)

The Jets used all of their tight ends about the same amount of snaps during the game, but Sterling got the most snaps. He also the most targets with three, though all of them came in the first half. In fact, no tight end was targeted in the second half where they were used more as blockers or decoys.


Latest News

Jets | Week 3 New York Jets inactives (Thu Sep 20, 06:56 PM) - The New York Jets have declared LB Josh Martin, CB Juston Burris, DT Folorunso Fatukasi, OL Dakota Dozier, S Marcus Maye, TE Neal Sterling and CB Derrick Jones inactive for Week 3.

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Jets | Thursday status report for Jets (Wed Sep 19, 02:56 PM) - New York Jets LB Josh Martin (concussion) and TE Neal Sterling (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 19, and have been ruled out for Week 3. S Marcus Maye (foot) did not practice and is doubtful.

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Jets | No practice for trio of Jets (Tue Sep 18, 03:47 PM) - Updating a previous report, New York Jets TE Neal Sterling (concussion), S Marcus Maye (foot) and LB Josh Martin (concussion) did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 18. Head coach Todd Bowles said Sterling and Martin will likely miss the Week 3 game against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, Sept. 20.

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Jets | Monday practice report for Jets (Mon Sep 17, 05:36 PM) - New York Jets S Marcus Maye (foot), TE Neal Sterling (concussion) and LB Josh Martin (concussion) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 17. OG James Carpenter (foot) and OT Kelvin Beachum (foot) were limited during practice. CB Doug Middleton (finger), DT Steve McLendon (knee), LB Brandon Copeland (neck), OG Brian Winters (back) and C Spencer Long (knee) fully participated in practice.

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Jets | Neal Sterling not practicing (Mon Sep 17, 05:21 PM) - New York Jets TE Neal Sterling (concussion) is not participating in practice Monday, Sept. 17, and probably will not be available for Week 3.

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3@ Cleveland Browns
4@ Jacksonville Jaguars
5vs Denver Broncos
6vs Indianapolis Colts
7vs Minnesota Vikings
8@ Chicago Bears
9@ Miami Dolphins
10vs Buffalo Bills
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13@ Tennessee Titans
14@ Buffalo Bills
15vs Houston Texans
16vs Green Bay Packers
17@ New England Patriots