The New York Jets will go into their first game of the season short-handed at receiver, as rookie receiver Denzel Mims hurt his other hamstring and won’t practice on Friday, per ESPN’s Rich Cimini. There’s a chance he ends up on injured reserve.
It's no surprise, given the summer he had, but the loss of rookie WR Denzel Mims is a huge blow to the Jets. Their starting WRs will be Jamison Crowder, Chris Hogan and Breshad Perriman, who had his own knee issues this summer.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) September 11, 2020
And after that, there is asolutely no depth.
Chris Hogan was a late addition to the team due to injuries to Mims and Breshad Perriman. He has now played himself into a starting role, which is good for him, but exposes a glaring hole in the Jets offense.
Breshad Perriman will play, but has dealt with swelling in his knee for most of training camp. The only receivers that appear ready and able for us to count on are Jamison Crowder and tight end Chris Herndon. When you consider who they face on Sunday, this isn’t the best news.
The Bills pass defense is one of the best in the league, and they won’t be forced to cover much in the way of deep speed. Perriman has the speed, but he is hard to trust with his reoccurring knee issues. Crowder and Herndon are worth starts in PPR leagues, as they should see the bulk of the targets, but we can’t expect much scoring from this already depleted Jets offense.