News: Jets defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis was unable to return to the team's Week 11 matchup at St. Louis after suffering a left knee injury in the first quarter. Coach Rex Ryan said after the game he did not know the severity of the injury.
Analysis: Ellis was playing in his first game since missing four outings with an MCL injury and finished with one tackle before departing. It's unclear if the issue will sidelined him for an extended period again, but he is not considered a worthwhile Fantasy option at this point anyway.
News: Jets coach Rex Ryan told reporters Thursday defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis will miss 4-6 weeks with an MCL injury. Ryan said it is a "significant" injury.
Analysis: Ellis is far more important to the Jets than Fantasy owners. Continue to leave him off IDP rosters.
News: Jets LB David Harris and DL Kenrick Ellis both suffered ankle sprains in Week 7 against San Diego, but are not expected to miss playing time. New York coach Rex Ryan said they are regular ankle sprains, not high ankle sprains, which means they should recover fairly quickly.
Analysis: Ellis was making the first start of his brief NFL career and finished with one tackle in a win over the Chargers. The 23-year-old has totaled just four tackles in two games this season and is not yet considered a viable Fantasy option in IDP formats regardless of the injury.
News: Jets rookie DL Kenrick Ellis left Week 7 against San Diego in the first quarter with an apparent ankle injury. Ellis, who received his first pro start, limped off the field with the injury and was taken to the locker room. His return to this game is questionable.
Analysis: Ellis had only played in one other game this season as he's been limited during his first NFL season. He recorded one tackle in before leaving Sunday's game and has four total this year. Consider him a marginal option in Fantasy IDP formats for now.
News: The Newark Star-Ledger reports that Jets DL Kenrick Ellis will not face trial on a malicious wounding felony charge until after the end of the NFL season. He was arrested while still in college at Hampton University and had been set to begin trial on Nov. 28.
Analysis: The date was postponed to Feb. 7, 2012. Ellis has not been a player worth owning in IDP formats and should be left on the waiver wire in all leagues.
News: The Jets addressed their defense early in the draft, following up their selection of DL Muhammad Wilkerson in the first round with Hampton nose tackle Kenrick Ellis in the third. Ellis was considered a true 3-4 lineman because of his size and ability, though he was dismissed from South Carolina for repeated violations of team policy (reportedly due to multiple failed drug tests). He was also suspended for a 2010 game at Hampton for reasons unknown.
Analysis: The beefy Ellis should help the Jets' D-line rotation, but he won't put up a lot of stats. Leave him off of Fantasy rosters.