WR Jermaine Kearse - New York Jets
|6-1, 209||Born: 2-6-1990||College: Washington||Drafted: ---|
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Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Jermaine Kearse's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 16 vs GB (4 / 4 / 55 / 0 rec)
Kearse had one of his better games this season, catching all four of his targets on Sunday, three of them gaining enough yards for first downs. Unfortunately, he also injured his Achilles, and is likely done for the season.
2018 Week 15 vs HOU (5 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Kearse saw several targets but was well covered, and couldn't haul more than a couple in. He was the target on a throw late in the game which went off the defender's facemask, thbough Kearse didn't seem all that motivated to fight for the ball.
2018 Week 14 vs BUF (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Kearse seemed to have a hard time breaking free of coverage and he was on the field for just half the Jets offensive plays. He seems to be a pretty insignificant afterthought in the offense right now.
2018 Week 12 vs NE (12 / 6 / 66 / 1 rec)
Kearse saw a season high twelve targets, catching six, the second most he's snagged all season. His yardage total was the second highest of the year as well. He was also the target on quarterback josh McCown's only touchdown pass, as he was hit on an inside slant with a lot of wide-open green in front of him on the way to the end zone. He had some issues hauling in the ball on occasion though, and at least one drop, contributing to his 50 percent catch rate.
2018 Week 10 vs BUF (5 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Kearse was the target on Josh McCown's second interception, and was really well covered on it as well, even if the ball hadn't been picked off by a lurking Micah Hyde. Mostly working out of the slot should have helped embed Kearse into the game plan more fully, but his quarterback couldn't get him the ball, and Kearse was having issues ditching his coverage as well.
2018 Week 9 vs MIA (9 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
It wasn't a good day for Kearse, who dropped one ball that could have extended a drive and even worse, caught a ball with his feet out of bounds, robbing the offense of a first down. In an offense which is misfiring as much as the Jets are, you can't afford to have a receiver with that little situational awareness. If he's not careful, Kearse could end up following Terrelle Pryor off the team. That said, he did lead the team in targets.
2018 Week 8 vs CHI (10 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Kearse caught all three of his catches in the first half, off of eight targets. Then he took a hit on a play and was banged up, resulting in very little work the rest of the day. The injury didn't seem to linger after the game so he should be back against Miami next week.
2018 Week 6 vs IND (10 / 9 / 94 / 0 rec)
With Quincy Enunwa exiting the game early with an ankle injury, Kearse went off, catching all but one of his targets and leading the Jets in receiving yards. The Jets used him on a lot of slants and crossing routes, and Kearse gashed the Colts defense. One such play came on a 2nd & 20 at the Jets own 15-yard line. Kearse ran a post-route, getting inside of his coverage where Sam Darnold could hit him before the receiver reached the single deep safety. Kearse got the Jets a first down and extend a drive which led to a field, extending the lead to 9 points.
2018 Week 5 vs DEN (4 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Kearse got plenty of catches but he and quarterback Sam Darnold rarely seemed on the same page, with Kearse missing a few potential passes and Darnold missing him on another.
2018 Week 4 vs JAX (5 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
A couple of weeks worth of miscues and lackadaisical effort seemed to have resulted in Terrelle Pryor seeing just two snaps on offense, which gave Kearse a chance to see a significant amount of snaps. Still, all of his targets came in the second half. He did have a very nice catch late in the third quarter where he showed great control in getting both feet in on a sideline catch. Aside from that and a few deep balls which his quarterback missed on, Kearse was quiet.
2018 Week 3 vs CLE (6 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
On the plus side, the Jets seemed to remember Jermaine Kearse existed after all but ignoring him in Week 2. On the downside, he only caught three of his six targets and his impact is limited because the Jets won't take Sam Darnold's training wheels off. Kearse is a decent receiver who isn't being asked to do much and doesn't seem to have much of a role on offense right now.
2018 Week 2 vs MIA (2 / 1 / -1 / 0 rec)
The forgotten Jets receiver, Kearse only saw one target and was brought down behind the line of scrimmage. So far he doesn't look like much of an option for this offense.
Latest NewsJets | Jermaine Kearse not expected back (Wed Feb 6, 07:39 PM) - New York Jets impending free-agent WR Jermaine Kearse probably will not re-sign with the Jets this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Rich Cimini. link to story
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