Heading into Week 3 fantasy football, it’s best to sit New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse against the Cleveland Browns defense.
Last week, New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse was coming back from a severe abdomen injury but failed to do much of anything in a loss against the Miami Dolphins. As always in fantasy football, it’s never a good idea to start a player coming off an injury.
In that Dolphins game, Kearse only totaled one reception for -1 receiving yards. On a short week, the Jets are set to face the Cleveland Browns tonight on Thursday Night Football as it’s best to sit Kearse once again, just like last week.
The Jets will likely focus on their ground game and if rookie quarterback Sam Darnold does pass in this Week 3 matchup, it’ll be to premier players like Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson. It’s expected that the Jets will also go back to what worked in Week 1 and focus more on their ground game to beat the Browns.
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In the grand scheme of things, Kearse will likely see a limited role tonight due to recovering from his abdomen injury. It might very well take him another week until he is 100 percent again and ready to go back to being that consistent receiver for the Jets.
Ideally, sit Kearse this week as he won’t do much of anything in fantasy football. He might turn things around in Week 4 or 5 but for now, it’s not worth risking in final lineups. Kearse should heat up later on once he’s fully healthy and confident in his abilities to get the job done.
If you need another wide receiver to use this week in the FLEX position, hit the waiver wire as you’re better off with someone else entering a favorable matchup instead of Kearse. Stay away from him this week against the Browns.