|ADP:||Round: 13, Pick: 1|
|Team:||New York Jets|
|Ht / Wt:||5'8" / 185 lb.|
|Born:||June 17, 1993|
|Drafted:||2015 / Rd. 4 (105)|
Crowder caught eight of 10 targets for 66 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 13-6 win over Buffalo.
Analysis: Crowder scored the game's only touchdown from one yard out early in the fourth quarter. It was his sixth touchdown of the season, with all of that scoring coming in the final nine weeks. He dressed for all 16 games after signing a three-year deal with the Jets this past offseason, finishing with a career-high 78 catches despite missing starting quarterback Sam Darnold for three games. The slot receiver narrowly missed setting new personal bests in receiving yards (833) and touchdowns, as he had 847 yards and seven touchdowns with the Redskins back in 2016. If New York's able to upgrade on the outside in the offseason, that should open up even more room for Crowder to wreak havoc out of the slot.
Crowder caught four of eight targets for 60 yards in Sunday's 16-10 win over Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Crowder came back down to earth after last week's 90-yard, two-touchdown effort against the Ravens, but he still led the Jets in receiving yards here. The slot receiver has topped 60 yards in five of his past eight games, building some momentum in the second half of the season ahead of the Week 17 finale in Buffalo.
Crowder secured six of 11 targets for 90 yards and two touchdowns in the Jets' 42-21 loss to the Ravens on Thursday.
Analysis: Crowder paced the Jets in receptions, receiving yardage and touchdown catches, putting together a very timely fantasy-friendly performance after a disappointing three-game stretch during which he logged just seven receptions for 55 yards and no touchdowns. Crowder will look to continue his resurgence against the Steelers' tough secondary in a Week 16 matchup, a week from Sunday.
Crowder caught three of seven targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 22-21 win over Miami.
Analysis: Crowder has faded back into obscurity after three consecutive games with over 75 yards and a touchdown, totaling seven catches for 56 yards in three games since. His floor is higher in PPR formats, but Crowder will be tough to trust regardless of format against the Ravens in Week 15.
Crowder caught just two of nine targets for eight yards in Sunday's 22-6 loss to the Bengals.
Analysis: Crowder and quarterback Sam Darnold couldn't get on the same page in this one, as the slot receiver failed to crack double-digit receiving yards for the first time as a member of the Jets. His nine targets suggest that Crowder remains an integral part of the offense, and he'll have a nice opportunity to get back on track against the beatable Dolphins secondary in Week 14.
Crowder caught two of four targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 34-3 win over Oakland.
Analysis: Crowder came into this one riding a three-game touchdown streak, but he wasn't heavily involved in the game plan this time around. While the slot receiver remains a player who should be universally owned with quarterback Sam Darnold finding his game in recent weeks, this game proved that the Jets can get by just fine offensively while emphasizing their other weapons. Up next is a Week 13 trip to Cincinnati to face the 0-11 Bengals.
Crowder hauled in five of his eight targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 11 win over the Redskins.
Analysis: Crowder led the team with eight targets, out-targeting both Demaryius Thomas and Ryan Griffin by three. As usual, many of his receptions came only a short distance from the line of scrimmage, though he did score his touchdown from 29 yards away on a wheel route early in the fourth quarter. Crowder has turned into one of Sam Darnold's favorite targets, racking up at least 76 yards and a touchdown in each of his past three games. He'll be in a strong position to keep his run going, as the team will travel to Cincinnati in Week 12.
Crowder caught six of nine targets for 98 yards in Sunday's 24-22 win over the Cowboys.
Analysis: After turning 17 targets into 14 catches for 99 yards in the Jets' opener, Crowder saw his numbers tumble while San Darnold was sidelined with mono, but the QB made the former Washington wideout his top target once again in his return. Crowder figures to see strong volume the rest of the way as the possession complement to downfield threat Robby Anderson, but the entire Jets passing game faces a tough challenge in Week 7 against the Patriots.
Crowder caught two of three targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 31-6 loss to Philadelphia.
Analysis: Crowder caught 14 balls from Sam Darnold in Week 1, but he has just eight catches in three games since as Darnold has sat out with mononucleosis. The slot receiver isn't a viable option until Darnold returns, but that could happen as soon as New York's next game, which is a Week 6 meeting with the Cowboys.
Crowder caught two of five targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 30-14 loss to the Patriots.
Analysis: The Jets produced fewer than 150 scrimmage yards in this one, so Crowder was far from the team's only offensive player to post a dud. He was fantastic with Sam Darnold under center in Week 1, but Crowder's not an advisable fantasy option until Darnold returns from mononucleosis. Hopefully that will happen in Week 5 after New York's Week 4 bye.
Crowder corralled four of six targets for an output of 40 receiving yards during Monday's 23-3 loss to Cleveland.
Analysis: Crowder came back to earth after a supremely bizarre, yet lucrative Week 1 in fantasy, becoming the first player in NFL history with 14-plus receptions and fewer than 100 receiving yards in a single game. His Week 2 performance more resembled his typical per-game output during his Redskins days, but surely the absence of Sam Darnold (illness) negatively impacted the Jets' ability to produce gains in the passing game and sustain drives. Upcoming next, Crowder and the Gang Green receiving corps will face a New England pass defense that is yet to permit an 80-yard receiver this season.
Crowder caught 14 of 17 targets for 99 yards and added a four-yard rush in Sunday's 17-16 loss to Buffalo.
Analysis: Crowder was the only Jets receiver able to get going in this one, accounting for half of quarterback Sam Darnold's completions and more than half of Darnold's yards. The shifty slot receiver has emerged as a major part of his new team's offense heading into a Week 2 showdown with the Browns.
Crowder caught one of two targets for eight yards in Saturday's 28-13 preseason loss to the Saints.
Analysis: The starting offense played almost the entire first half, but Crowder didn't get much attention from quarterback Sam Darnold. Crowder and Darnold have by all accounts shown excellent chemistry in practice and connected for a touchdown earlier in the preseason, so the slot receiver's role should expand once the regular season rolls around.
Crowder caught both of his targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason opener against the Giants.
Analysis: Crowder showed strong chemistry with quarterback Sam Darnold right off the bat, turning upfield on a short pass for a 28-yard gain before capping the opening drive with a three-yard touchdown on a pick play. Despite his diminutive stature, the shifty slot receiver has been an effective red-zone weapon in the past, scoring seven touchdowns in 2016 as a member of the Redskins. If the starting offense's lone drive in this one is any indication, Crowder should be utilized often in close by his new team as well.
Crowder, who was forced out of practice Monday due to a foot injury, has been cleared to practice Wednesday,Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Crowder, who had his left foot examined by trainers after exiting Monday's practice, was then slated to undergo an MRI. Evidently, the results were favorable and the 26-year-old can now resume his quest to lock down the role as the Jets' primary slot man, while Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa handle the team's outside wideout duties.
Crowder, who was forced out of Monday's practice after having his left foot looked at by trainers, is slated to undergo an MRI, Matt Stypulkoski of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: The Jets signed Crowder to man the slot and provide a complement to outside wideouts Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa. It's a role he handled capably during his stint with Washington, though injuries limited Crowder's 2018 campaign to nine games and 29 catches. During the 26-year-old's yet to be determined time off the field, Deontay Burnett figures to see added slot reps in practice.
Crowder left Monday's practice with an apparent left ankle/foot injury, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Crowder reportedly has looked good in the early days of training camp, including a 40-yard touchdown catch Monday just a few minutes before he got hurt. An injury to his other ankle led to seven absences last season with the Redskins, but he played 47 of 48 possible games his first three years in the NFL. Crowder's three-year, $28.5 million contract includes $17 million fully guaranteed.
Jets coach Adam Gase said he expects Crowder to catch 70-to-90 passes, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. "[Crowder]'s a downfield threat," Gase said Tuesday. "We've never had a guy that can really juice it up like he can."
Analysis: While it's probably a stretch to label the prized offseason acquisition as a downfield threat, Gase is accurate in his assertion that Crowder is more explosive than a typical slot receiver. The 2015 fourth-round pick produced 11.9 yards per catch and 8.0 per target in 56 games for Washington, albeit with just 14 touchdowns among 221 receptions (6.3 percent TD rate). It won't come as any surprise if Crowder responds with a career-best season after signing a three-year, $28.5 million contract that includes $17 million guaranteed, but he does have serious competition for targets playing alongside running back Le'Veon Bell, tight end Chris Herndon and wide receivers Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa. With no truly dominant pass catcher among the bunch, Sam Darnold figures to spread the ball around in his second pro season.
Crowder is closing in on a deal with the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Looking to bounce back from an injury-plagued 2018 campaign, Crowder will man the slot in New York while Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa take most of the snaps outside. None of the bunch is proven as a true No. 1 target, but they're each useful players with vastly different skill sets. Crowder's career marks of 11.9 yards per catch and 8.0 per target are excellent by the standards of a slot specialist. His fantasy value largely hinges on the continued development of quarterback Sam Darnold, who came on strong at the end of his rookie campaign.
Crowder finished the 2018 campaign with 29 catches for 388 yards and two touchdowns on 49 targets in nine games.
Analysis: The 2015 fourth-round pick played 15 or 16 games in each of his first three seasons, catching 59, 67 and 66 passes while primarily working the slot. His role didn't change in 2018, but he struggled to find chemistry with Alex Smith (leg) early in the season, then missed seven consecutive games with an ankle injury. By the time Crowder made it back into the lineup, Colt McCoy (leg) had taken over at quarterback, soon to be followed by Mark Sanchez and eventually Josh Johnson. Now scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, Crowder should be one of the more attractive options at his position, boasting a 67.2 percent career catch rate with 8.0 yards per target. He still has some breakout appeal ahead of his age-26 season, though it may require a change of scenery if the Redskins can't figure out their quarterback situation. Even if the breakout never happens, Crowder should find his way back toward his 2016-17 level of contribution.
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