Darrelle Revis (Knee)- As most of the sports world knows by now, Revis has torn his ACL and is out for the remainder of the season. This is going to alter the Jets defensive strategy immensely. It puts pressure on the offense to score because the defense almost certainly will not be able to contain the pass like they can with Revis in the lineup. On defense, expect more zone coverage, something like how they called the Pittsburgh game. It is up to Rex and Pettine to scheme around this injury that has such a large impact on the gameplan.
Bart Scott (Toe)- Bart Scott did not practice due to a toe injury, but is expected to play Sunday. If he does miss the game, rookie Demario Davis will likely fill his role on the defense.
Stephen Hill (Hamstring)- Hill is questionable for Sunday after tweaking his hamstring. He has been a non-factor the last two weeks, and they need him to perform now more than ever. If he can’t play, Chaz Schilens and Patrick Turner will fill in. Schilens looked good Sunday and may have earned more playing time regardless of Hill’s injury.
Eric Smith (Hip/Knee)- Smith is on the injury report for the fourth straight week, however he played on Sunday and will likely play against San Francisco. With Yeremiah Bell and LaRon Landry playing solid at safety, most of his playing time will likely come on special teams.
Dustin Keller (Hamstring)- As stated the offense needs to pick up its output with Revis and the defense taking a hit. Keller needs to get back in the lineup to give Sanchez that all important safety net. Keller is hungry to get back on the field and it looks like this could be the week it actually happens, barring a setback.
Brian Thomas (Hamstring)- Thomas was released and then resigned this week, but says he is healthy and ready to go for Sunday’s game against San Francisco.
John Conner (Knee)- Conner did not play last week and is uncertain for this week. With the offense looking for more production on the ground, Conner’s blocking skills could be needed against a tough 49ers defense.
Patrick Turner (Hamstring)- Turner was resigned this week to give Sanchez more receiving depth. Up to this point he really hasn’t shown that he can be a reliable threat but maybe his short jobless stint will kick him into gear.
Isaac Sopoaga (Ankle/Knee)- Sopoaga is questionable for Sunday but 49ers coach John Harbaugh did not seem too concerned with the severity of Sopoaga’s injuries. If he can’t play the 49ers still have solid defensive line depth and one of the best linebacking corps in the league, so it isn’t the biggest problem.
Ted Ginn (Ankle)- Ginn practiced for the first time in weeks and is likely to return against the Jets, improving the kick return game and giving Alex Smith a speedy receiving threat.
Brandon Jacobs (Knee)- Jacobs practiced for the first time since being injured against the Texans in the offseason. Look for him to try and return against the Jets to a short yardage role. Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter have played well thus far and the only place Jacobs really fits in is short yardage situations.