News: Cornerback Mike Jenkins has signed a one-year deal with the Raiders.
Analysis: Jenkins should have the chance to start for the Raiders, who are thin on talent in the secondary. However Jenkins has never been a great stat producer and has missed at least three games in each of the last two years. Keep him off of rosters.
News: Cowboys defensive back Mike Jenkins (shoulder) is not expected to join the team for practice in the next two weeks and could miss the start of the regular season, the Dallas Morning News reports. Dr. James Andrews told the team that Jenkins needs more time to recover from his offseason shoulder surgery. "Based on the information we received, he will not be back this week or next week," coach Jason Garrett said.
Analysis: Jenkins might not be cleared for practice until the final week of August, which would provide him only three or four practices to prepare for Week 1 against the Giants. In addition, he is not assured of playing time as he is currently in a battle for position. The 26-year-old was limited to just 12 games last season and recorded only one interception. For now, he is not worthy of a selection in any Fantasy drafts.
News: Embattled Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. He's coming back from a shoulder injury but also finds himself in a battle for playing time after the Cowboys added Morris Claiborne and Brandon Carr this offseason. Jenkins has been looking to get out of Dallas; the team has rebuffed trade requests thus far.
Analysis: We may or may not see Jenkins end up on another team before the start of the season but if his shoulder is legitimately hurt then there's no way Fantasy owners would consider spending a draft pick on him.
News: Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins is expected to be in attendance for next weeks mandatory minicamp despite missing the first three weeks of OTA practices. Hampered by a shoulder rehab and reportedly disappointed in his role and lack of contract extension, Jenkins has remained in Florida this summer. But missing next weeks minicamp would subject him to a $10,000 daily fine.
Analysis: The 26-year-old finished with 24 tackles and an interception while missing four games because of injuries. Assuming he retains a starting job, Fantasy owners should not consider him a worthwhile option in IDP formats.
News: Coach Jason Garrett on cornerback Mike Jenkins, who is not attending OTA practices in what is perceived as a holdout after rumors have surfaced he's unhappy with his contract. "Mike is making a business decision right now," he said. "But he's a big part of what we're doing. We're not going to trade him."
Analysis: Jenkins will miss the team's offseason drills, but the start of training camp is more important. The 26-year-old finished with 24 tackles and an interception while missing four games because of injuries. Assuming he retains a starting job, Fantasy owners should not consider him a worthwhile option in IDP formats.
News: Cowboys DB Mike Jenkins had surgery on his right shoulder two weeks ago and will need four to six months of recovery, according to the Dallas Morning News. Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said Jenkins should be ready for the start of training camp in late July. "I don't at this time have him down as a concern of what we want to defensively during the offseason," Jones said.
Analysis: Jenkins will miss the team's offseason drills, but the start of training camp is more important. The 26-year-old finished with 24 tackles and an interception while missing four games because of injuries. Fantasy owners should not consider him a worthwhile option in IDP formats.
News: Cowboys DB Mike Jenkins (hamstring) was among the listed inactives for Week 9 against Seattle. He is expected to be out a total of 3-4 weeks with his injury.
Analysis: Jenkins has been a low-end option for owners in IDP leagues. Now that he is out for an extended period, he can be dropped in practically all formats.
News: ESPN.com reports Cowboys DB Mike Jenkins will be out 3-4 weeks due to a hamstring injury he suffered in Week 8 against the Eagles. Jenkins suffered the injury early in the third quarter but remained in the game until the fourth quarter.
Analysis: Jenkins has one interception through the first seven games but just 18 tackles to go along with it. Owners in IDP formats might want to cut their losses with former USF Bull as he is nothing more than a low-end Fantasy DB, when healthy.
News: Cowboys DB Mike Jenkins left Week 8 against the Eagles in the fourth quarter due to a hamstring injury. He recorded one tackle before being forced from the game.
Analysis: Jenkins has one interception through the first seven games but just 18 tackles to go along with it. When healthy, he should be considered a low-end Fantasy DB in IDP formats.
News: Dallas DB Mike Jenkins intercepted his first pass of the year in Week 7 against St. Louis. He returned it 3 yards. He added four solo tackles for the Cowboys. Dallas would go on to win the game, 34-7.
Analysis: Jenkins has 17 tackles on the year to go with that interception. He had a shoulder injury earlier in the year, but hasn't come into his own yet. He had a breakout campaign in 2009 but took a step back, as plenty of his teammates did, last season. Fantasy owners in IDP leagues should keep an eye on Jenkins, but he's not worth using just yet in 2011.
News: Cowboys DB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) was activated for Week 4 against Detroit. He had been listed as probable on the injury report.
Analysis: Jenkins means a ton to the Dallas secondary, but little for Fantasy owners. He had a breakout campaign in 2009 but took a step back, as plenty of his teammates did, last season. Jenkins has the physical tools to be an elite player at his position, but confidence issues and now injury have hindered his progress. He is not a recommended option for now in IDP formats.
News: Dallas DB Mike Jenkins, who has been banged up all preseason with a variety of injuries, was listed as questionable for the Week 1 tilt against the Jets. He saw limited practice throughout the week with a knee injury.
Analysis: Jenkins means a ton to the Dallas secondary, but little for Fantasy owners. He had a breakout campaign in 2009 but took a step back, as plenty of his teammates did, last season. Jenkins has the physical tools to be an elite player at his position, but confidence issues and now injury have hindered his progress. Even if he is active against the Jets, he is not a recommended option for now in IDP formats.
News: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that Dallas DB Mike Jenkins practiced Thursday and said the knee injury he suffered in practice on Wednesday is behind him. "I'm good," he said. "It's football. An injury. I got it checked out. I'm ready to move on. I'm good to go." If Jenkins is healthy and can play on Sunday, it would give the Cowboys four cornerbacks instead of three to go against the New York Jets. "He did pretty good today, so I feel pretty good about it," secondary coach Dave Campo said. "We'll see what happens. But we could be at full strength."
Analysis: Jenkins means more to the Dallas defense than he does to Fantasy owners. Keep an eye on his health but ignore him in all IDP leagues for Week 1.
News: Dallas DB Mike Jenkins, who sat out of the preseason with a shoulder injury, suffered a knee injury that may hold him out for Week 1 against the Jets. The Dallas Morning News reports that he had an MRI on Wednesday, so the results should be in on Thursday. Jenkins has practiced on a limited basis this season.
Analysis: Jenkins has not been officially ruled out yet, but Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his progress going forward. The Dallas DST may be taking the biggest hit, with both starting corners likely out against the Jets -- who bolstered their receiving corps in the offseason. Jenkins is just a low-end option at best when healthy, though he should be considered to be a wait-and-see option until he proves his health in 2011.
News: Dallas DB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) has not played all preseason, and it's by design. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the team will continue to do so going forward. He has been participating in drills this week while dealing with the stinger, but Jenkins has not participated in contact drill yet. We just have to be careful with him, coach Jason Garrett said. He has a stinger. Hes done a nice job the last couple of days in practice just working and getting his practice reps in without hitting that thing where he would take a backwards step.
Analysis: Jenkins has had as up-and-down a two-year span as any CB in the NFL, and now he is dealing with an ongoing injury while trying to right the ship again. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on the issue, though we don't see him missing much regular-season time, if any. Jenkins is a low-end DB in IDP formats, so select him with a late-round pick on Draft Day.
News: Dallas DB Mike Jenkins was injured in the second quarter against New York as he was shaken up near the goal line. He walked off the field and was replaced by DB Danny McCray. Jenkins went to the locker room to have his neck examined. Jenkins almost picked off Eli Manning in the first quarter, but couldn't get both feet in bounds as he was carried out of bounds. He would not return to the game as he was diagnosed with a strained neck.
Analysis: The Cowboys lost Terence Williams earlier in the game and then Jenkins. He made a few plays while he was on the field, but the fact he got injured just adds to his disappointing season. When healthy, Jenkins is just a low-end Fantasy DB in IDP leagues.
News: Cowboys DB Mike Jenkins has been used as an example of the lackadaisical attitude that the team shown in the first eight games, under now-former coach Wade Phillips. Interim coach Jason Garrett has the job of turning it around. "The thing I got from Jason today is if you don't do it, we got somebody to replace you, no matter who you are," Jenkins said. "If you don't learn it, you on the bench. ... It's a new day for me. It's a new day for everybody. It's a new coach, a new start. That is what we are focused on right now. We are going to run with it." Jenkins seemed to have given up in Week 9, when Packers WR James Jones caught a pass near the goal-line and Jenkins appeared to lay off any attempt to tackle him.
Analysis: Jenkins is having a tough season this year after making the Pro Bowl just last season, but he sees plenty of passes so he is worth a play as a low-end Fantasy DB. He has above-average ball skills and has excelled against Week 10 opponent, the Giants. Jenkins has two interceptions against them in just four career games.
News: Cowboys DB Mike Jenkins registered eight solo tackles in the Week 9 loss to the Packers, but he is being criticized for what he didn't do. In the third quarter, James Jones caught a pass near the goal-line and Jenkins appeared to lay off any attempt to tackle the WR.
Analysis: NFL Network was comparing Jenkins to Antonio Cromartie after the game because Cromartie was said to be shipped out of San Diego for failing to tackle Shonn Greene on a touchdown in the 20090 playoffs. Jenkins is having a tough season this year after making the Pro Bowl just last season, but he sees plenty of passes so he is worth a play as a low-end Fantasy DB.
News: The Dallas Morning News reports on Saturday that Cowboys DB Mike Jenkins missed Friday's practice to attend a funeral. He is not expected to miss the Week 7 Monday night game and is expected to start against the division-rival Giants.
Analysis: Jenkins was listed on the injury report as non-injury related and he is not a threat to miss the Monday night game whatsoever. Jenkins is a solid cover corner but his lack of tackles keeps him a lower-end option in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Dallas CB Mike Jenkins had an MRI on his right knee Monday and says he feels good. Jenkins got tangled with up a receiver trying to block him and their knees collided Sunday against the Bears.
Analysis: Jenkins is a solid cover corner when healthy, but he has minimal Fantasy value. Keep an eye on his recovery heading into Week 3 against Houston, but he is not worth using in the majority of IDP leagues even when he's 100 percent.
News: Dallas CB Mike Jenkins left the Week 2 game against the Bears on a cart due to a right knee injury. Jenkins sustained the injury on a block by WR Johnny Knox on the play that set up a Bears' touchdown by Matt Forte with just over five minutes to play in the game. Jenkins is scheduled to have an MRI Monday.
Analysis: Jenkins picked up two tackles Week 1 against Washington and had two more against the Bears. He's been solid in coverage but he doesn't stat enough to matter in IDP leagues. Leave him alone for Week 3 at Houston.
News: Cowboys LB Keith Brooking (eight tackles), DB Orlando Scandrick (seven tackles), LB Bradie James (six tackles) and DB Mike Jenkins (interception) all made nice contributions in a Week 15 win at New Orleans.
Analysis: Brooking and James are worth using in deeper IDP leagues, while Jenkins and Scandrick have little to no Fantasy value. Only start Brookin and James in Week 16 at Washington.
News: Cowboys DB Mike Jenkins left Week 10 at Green Bay with a left arm contusion. He finished with four solo tackles.
Analysis: Jenkins has three interceptions on the season, but he normally isn't much of a tackler. He's just a low-end DB in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Several Dallas defenders played well Sunday at the Eagles. DeMarcus Ware had four tackles, Keith Brooking had five tackles and a sack, Bradie James had five tackles, Jay Ratliff had five tackles and two sacks, Michael Jenkins had two tackles and an interception and Gerald Sensabaugh had six tackles and an interception.
Analysis: The Cowboys defense has been playing well the past four games, and hopefully that will continue. Look for Dallas to pressure Green Bay in Week 10 and plan on using all of your regular IDP options against the Packers.
News: Dallas DB Mike Jenkins had an interception on Monday night against Carolina for the Cowboys' first takeaway of the season.
Analysis: Jenkins only started three games for Dallas in his rookie season of 2008, but this could be his chance to cement himself in the lineup for the rest of 2009. He's not yet worth adding off waivers in IDP leagues but he's definitely getting better for Dallas.
News: Cowboys DB Mike Jenkins will start for the Cowboys on Monday night instead of DB Orlando Scandrick.
Analysis: Jenkins only started three games for Dallas in his rookie season of 2008, but this could be his chance to cement himself in the lineup for the rest of 2009. Keep an eye on how he does if you're in a deeper IDP league, but don't pick him up off the wire just yet.
News: CB Mike Jenkins has returned to practice with the Dallas Cowboys after missing a week because of a sprained right ankle. Jenkins, a first-round pick last year, was back on the field Sunday for the Cowboys' second practice of the day. Neither Jenkins nor Terence Newman, among the team's top three cornerbacks, played in the preseason opener Thursday night. Newman sustained a slight groin strain Aug. 8, the same day Jenkins was hurt. Coach Wade Phillips expects Newman to be back at practice Monday, when the Cowboys have only an afternoon workout. Phillips has said Newman and Jenkins could have played last week if it were the regular season. LB Steve Octavien (groin) also returned to practice Sunday.
Analysis: Jenkins, a first-round pick last year, started three games as a rookie. He has only very minimal value in IDP leagues and should not be drafted in Fantasy play.
News: The Dallas Morning News reports Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins won't play in Thursday's preseason opener against Oakland but said he feels good and will return to practice next week. Jenkins sprained his right ankle Saturday morning and has missed the last five practices. He's not concerned that the time out will negatively impact his competition with Orlando Scandrick for the starting job at right corner. "I have a bone spur in my ankle that's growing inside my ligament," Jenkins said Monday. "I messed my other ankle up the other day. I'm just glad it wasn't worse than what it was. It could've been way worse."
Analysis: Jenkins, a first-round pick last year, started three games as a rookie. He has only very minimal value in IDP leagues and should not be drafted in Fantasy play. This could give Scandrick the opportunity to move ahead of Jenkins if he plays well.
News: Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins hurt his right ankle in practice Saturday morning, possibly putting a crimp in the main position battle of training camp. Jenkins was covering a receiver in a full-squad drill when someone stepped on the inside of his foot. Jenkins twisted his leg while the foot was pinned, which may have left him with a high ankle sprain, an injury that tends to linger. "I'm worried about it," team owner Jerry Jones said. "We've had a preliminary look at it, but there's some more that we need to see on how he responds." Jenkins was taken by cart to the locker room for an MRI scan on the inside of his foot and ankle. Jenkins was able to put some weight on it after the exam, which Jones hopes is a sign that it's not a severe injury. However, Jones added, "Those high ankle things have a way of sometimes not initially having the sensitivity as they have after you sleep on it."
Analysis: Jenkins, a first-round pick last year, started three games as a rookie. He is part of the only training-camp competition for a starting job, going against fellow second-year player Orlando Scandrick. He has only very minimal value in Fantasy IDP leagues and should not be drafted in Fantasy play.
News: The Cowboys inactives for Week 13 against Seattle include QB Brooks Bollinger, WR Miles Austin, DB Pat Watkins, DB Mike Jenkins and DB Quincy Bulter.
Analysis: None of these players are worth using at this point when active. Keep them reserved in all leagues in Week 13.
News: Dallas will be without rookie cornerback Mike Jenkins against the Seahawks on Thursday. Jenkins hurt a hamstring against the 49ers in Week 12. He wasn't starting, so another reserve will inherit his roles.
Analysis: Jenkins only carries value in the deepest of IDP dynasty leagues. Keep him off of rosters in other Fantasy formats.
News: Cowboys DB Mike Jenkins had two tackles and an interception in Week 9 at the N.Y. Giants. He returned his interception 23 yards for a touchdown.
Analysis: Jenkins has just the one interception this season and is not used much outside of nickel and dime coverage. Despite the touchdown, he should be left on the waiver wire.
News: Dallas Cowboys rookie cornerback Mike Jenkins is getting coached by a Pro Bowler. With Terence Newman sidelined by a groin injury, Jenkins - the second of the Cowboys' two first-round picks - has been getting extra snaps and starting preseason games. And Newman has been guiding him along the way. "He's been a lot of help to me, ever since he went down," Jenkins said. "He's definitely on my back all the time. ... It's starting to get annoying. He's in my ear more than (secondary coach Dave) Campo, more than the coach." Jenkins was smiling when he said that, appreciative of the help he is getting from the Pro Bowl cornerback - the player whose spot he has been filling since Newman got hurt three weeks ago. "That shows a lot of class, a lot of guys wouldn't do that," Jenkins said. "The day he went down, he came back to practice from doing treatment and he has stayed on me ever since then." Newman is expected to be back in time for the Sept. 7 season opener, and maybe even the final preseason game next week.
Analysis: Jenkins probably won't start for the Cowboys this season once the games begin to count, but he does have a bright future ahead of him. For now, he's expected to play in nickel and dime packages. With Adam Jones looking like he'll eventually be reinstated and Newman not expected to miss any part of the season, Jenkins is still too far down the depth chart to be taken seriously in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Coach Wade Phillips said Wednesday that rookie cornerback Mike Jenkins, one of the team's two first-round picks in April, would likely start at left corner against the Chargers in place of injured Pro Bowler Terence Newman (groin) on Aug. 9.
Analysis: Jenkins, who will be part of a deep secondary, is expected to play in nickel and dime packages. With Adam Jones looking like he'll eventually be reinstated and Newman not expected to miss any part of the season, Jenkins is still too far down the depth chart to be taken seriously in Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: The Cowboys' two first-round draft picks, running back Felix Jones and cornerback Mike Jenkins, agreed to five-year contracts on Friday night and are expected to be in training camp Saturday.
Analysis: Jones is expected to back up starter Marion Barber and bring more speed to the position. Jenkins, who will be part of a deep secondary, is expected to play in nickel and dime packages. Jones is a solid late-round pick in all Fantasy leagues and a great option to pair with Barber. Jones also is worth drafting in the second round of all rookie-only leagues. He has the chance to make an impact as a rookie in 2008. Jenkins, not so much.
News: The Cowboys traded up in Round 1 to land CB Mike Jenkins from South Florida. Jenkins should serve as a nickelback in the Cowboys' secondary right away and eventually develop into a starting outside CB.
Analysis: Jenkins isn't expected to produce enough stats to be a Fantasy monster now or in the future. He's not worth drafting in seasonal leagues this summer and is a late-round pick in IDP rookie-only drafts.