by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/28/14) The Jets DST unit managed to slow down a strong Lions' offense Sunday, but failed to do enough in a 24-17 loss in Week 4.
The Lions managed just 360 yards of total offense in the game, though that might just be because they sprinted out to a 17-3 first-half lead. The Jets failed to force a single turnover, though they did sack Matt Stafford four times in the loss.
The Jets have held just one opponent below 24 points this season, and that was the lowly Raiders in Week 1. Things won't get much better for them in Week 5, with the Chargers on the way.
Calvin Pryor exits Week 4 with quad injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (9/28/14) Jets defensive back Calvin Pryorwas forced out of Week 4 at home against the Lions with a quad injury, according to the team's official website. Pryor left the game late in the first half with the injury and was ruled questionable to return. He had three tackles and half a sack before leaving the game.
Dee Milliner likely to sit out Week 4
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/25/14) Jets coach Rex Ryan said Thursday cornerback Dee Milliner's availability for Sunday's game against the Lions "doesn't look real good," according to the New York Daily News. Milliner is dealing with a quadriceps injury.
Muhammad Wilkerson dealing with knee contusion
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/23/14) Jets coach Rex Ryan said defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson suffered a knee contusion Monday against the Bears. Ryan said it's not a serious injury, but Wilkerson might miss practice Wednesday.
"I think he's going to be fine," Ryan said, per the New York Daily News.
Muhammad Wilkerson's injury not considered serious
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (9/23/14) The knee injury suffered by Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson in the fourth quarter Monday night is not believed to be serious, reports the New York Daily News. Wilkerson recorded 1.5 sacks, three quarterback hits and five tackles before leaving.
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The Jets DST used to be considered an elite unit, but for the past two years they haven't been a solid Fantasy option. In 2013, the Jets finished No. 27 in Fantasy points with 13 interceptions, 41 sacks, two fumble recoveries, two defensive touchdowns and one safety. They lost Antonio Cromartie as a free agent, who was their best cornerback, and this looks like a shaky secondary even with the addition of rookie free safety Calvin Pryor with Dee Milliner, Dimitri Patterson and rookie Dexter McDougle at corner and Pryor and Dawan Landry at safety. The front line is solid with Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson, but they need to create more sacks and turnovers. The positive for the Jets is the upgrades on offense with Michael Vick, Chris Johnson and Eric Decker should hopefully keep the defense off the field a little more, but the Jets DST is just a No. 2 Fantasy option in the majority of leagues. They should be considered a bye-week replacement or a waiver wire addition if your starting unit struggles to open the season.