Jeremy Kerley WR NYJ 2 months ago

Kerley appears on track to be the Jets' primary slot receiver to start the coming season, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.

Newcomer Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker are in line to work the starting outside spots for the team, with rookie speedster Devin Smith on hand to provide depth both inside and outside. Whether Geno Smith or Ryan Fitzpatrick ends up starting at QB for the Jets, Kerley -- who caught 38 passes for 409 yards and a TD in 2014 -- is only worthy of fantasy consideration in deeper PPR formats.

Jeremy Kerley WR NYJ 6 months ago

Kerley finished 2014 with 38 catches, 409 yards and one touchdown. He was targeted 75 times.

He lost about 40 percent of his fantasy value from the previous season, despite a similar number of targets. Kerley is a respectable No. 3 or No. 4 receiver, but he hasn't shown much upside during his four-year career.

Jeremy Kerley WR NYJ 7 months ago

Kerley had three catches on six targets for 54 yards Sunday against the Patriots.

The Jets' offense, particularly the passing game, struggled again, as quarterback Geno Smith threw for only 210 yards. Kerley actually led the team in targets and receiving yards, a fairly direct result of Percy Harvin being unable to play in the second half because of a rib injury. If Harvin is unable to play in Week 17 against the Dolphins, Kerley could get the start opposite Eric Decker, but the fantasy upside is limited against a defense allowing the third-fewest passing yards per game this season.

Jeremy Kerley WR NYJ 9 months ago

Kerley (personal) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Kerley was listed as probable despite not practicing Thursday or Friday, so it's not overly surprising that he's active. That being said, he's still a very limited fantasy option, having failed to reach even 30 receiving yards in six straight games.

Jeremy Kerley WR NYJ 9 months ago

Kerley (personal) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Steelers, the Jets' official site reports.

Kerley missed practice both Thursday and Friday, but per, coach Rex Ryan expressed confidence that the wideout would play Sunday against the Steelers, an outcome supported by Kerley's official probable designation.

Jeremy Kerley WR NYJ 9 months ago

Coach Rex Ryan said that he expects Kerley (personal) to play Sunday against the Steelers, reports.

Kerley missed practice Thursday, and per the report will likely miss Friday's session as well, but Ryan suggested that Kerley will be fine for Sunday's contest.

Jeremy Kerley WR NYJ 9 months ago

Kerley (personal) did not practice Thursday, Seth Walder of the Daily News reports.

We'll revisit Kerley's status as Sunday's game against the Steelers approaches, though Walder indicated on Thursday that Kerley may also miss the Jets' Friday practice session.

Jeremy Kerley WR NYJ 9 months ago

Kerley had a quiet afternoon (two catches, 11 yards) in Sunday's loss at Kansas City.

Kerley was targeted four times for the game. Most of New York's passing attack was focused on Percy Harvin and Eric Decker, who combined for 20 receptions.

Jeremy Kerley WR NYJ 9 months ago

Kerley is expected to sign a four-year contract extension with the Jets on Tuesday, ESPN reports.

Kerley is currently playing on the final year of his rookie contract, but with over 1,500 receiving yards since 2012, the wideout has done enough to spark the Jets' interest in retaining him long-term. Upon recently acquiring Percy Harvin to go with the offseason signing of top wideout Eric Decker, New York inking Kerley to a new deal solidifies their top three wide receiver positions for the coming seasons.

Jeremy Kerley WR NYJ 9 months ago

Kerley might be in for less targets going forward now that the Jets have acquired Percy Harvin.

New York often used Kerley in creative and gadgety ways; plays that Harvin is better suited for.