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Jamison Crowder is OUT for Week 2 vs. Patriots

Jets WR is a surprise inactive for Week 2

Jamison Crowder #82 of the New York Jets runs with the ball during a game against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium on December 27, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images

Sunday update: In a surprise move, Jamison Crowder is inactive for their tilt against the Patriots. This should help Corey Davis continue to see the bulk of the targets and give Elijah Moore another shot to prove himself.

Friday update: Jamison Crowder and Keelan Cole are listed as questionable, per the injury report. Both went through limited practices on Thursday and Friday and head coach Robert Saleh sounded optimistic about their chances of playing. Their presence would make for a crowded receiver group as the Jets take on the Patriots in Week 2.

New York Jets activated veteran wide receiver Jamison Crowder from the COVID-19 list on Thursday, per Al Iannazzone. Crowder will be looking to join a Jets’ receiver unit that has the likes of Corey Davis, Denzel Mims, and rookie Elijah Moore.

Fantasy football implications

In last week’s season opener against the Carolina Panthers, the Jets could’ve used Crowder as they lost 19-14. Rookie quarterback Zach Wilson targeted both Corey Davis and Braxton Berrios frequently in Week 1. Davis led both teams in receiving with 5 receptions (7 targets) for 97 yards. Meanwhile, Berrios was the Jets’ second-leading receiver with 5 receptions (7 targets) for 51 yards.

However, Mims and Moore did not make a major impact, both recording one reception. With the addition of Crowder, we should expect Berrios’ targets to go him. Crowder should give Wilson another safety valve with the Patriots’ defense following Davis. Last season, Crowder had 59 receptions (89 targets) for 699 yards and six touchdowns.