Jermaine Kearse/Terrelle Pryor, WR, New York Jets
Quincy Enunwa has been the clear cut leading receiver for the Jets this season but with news of him out with a high ankle sprain, it’s time to see who the next man up is. In this case it’s more of a situation of next men up actually.
Jermaine Kearse is second on the team with 27 targets but it’s pretty close with Robby Anderson at 26 targets and Terrelle Pryor at 22 targets. It’s worth noting, however, that Kearse didn’t see the field in Week 1. Anderson still figures to be the big play deep threat as he leads Jets wideouts with 3 TD’s and is second on the team with 270 receiving yards. Pryor has been comfortably living in the middle with 235 receiving yards and 2 TD’s.
Last week, Kearse was the favorite target as he led the team catching 9-of-10 targets for 94 yards. Pryor was the one who found the end zone, however, while catching 5 passes for 57 yards. Anderson fell behind with only 3 catches for 39 yards.
This is probably something we can expect going forward. Kearse looks to be the favorite possession receiver option who offers a safe floor but lower ceiling. Pryor and Anderson will operate as boom or bust options. Each receiver is worth a look in your WR3 or Flex spots for as long as Enunwa is gone. It is a situation to monitor going forward as we could get more clarity on who deserves to be treated as the team’s WR2 for the rest of the season based on how they each play in Enunwa’s absence.