(10/13/14) The Jets have officially placed cornerback Dee Milliner on the season-ending IR list on Monday, per the team's official website. He suffered a torn Achillies Sunday against the Broncos. The team signed former Seahawks cornerback Josh Thomas to take his roster spot.
Report: Tests confirm torn Achilles for Jets CB Dee Milliner
(10/13/14) Given that the Jets haven't shown much on the defensive side of the ball this year, they could have been blown out of the water by Peyton Manning and company Week 6 against Denver, but considering the competition, they actually had a respectable showing.
Of course, that's considering the competition. Points are a given for the Broncos, and they had 31 on 359 yards in this one. For the year, they're averaging 29.4 points on 389.0 yards, so the Jets were basically on par.
It was a small victory for their DST, which also recorded two sacks in the contest, and nothing to change its Fantasy value. It can be useful with the right matchup, but it doesn't have that matchup Week 7 at New England.
Jets expect LB David Harris to play Week 6
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/9/14) Jets linebacker David Harris is nursing a "significant" shoulder injury, head coach Rex Ryan told reporters on Thursday, per ESPN. Although Harris was held out of team drills for the second consecutive day, he is expected to play Week 6 against the Broncos.
"He's playing," Ryan said.
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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.