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7 studs and duds from the NY Jets sluggish Week 14 loss to the Saints

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2. STUD: Braxton Berrios, WR/KR/PR, NY Jets

If it wasn't already clear before Sunday's game, it seems pretty clear now. The Jets need to re-sign Braxton Berrios in the offseason.

Berrios was a sparkplug both on offense and special teams as he continues to make a strong case to earn a Pro Bowl nod as a returner. Berrios returned five kicks for 139 yards (27.8 average) and three punts for 44 yards including a 28-yarder that set the Jets up nearfield.

On top of that, he was the Jets' most productive receiver finishing with six catches for 52 yards despite playing just 25 total offensive snaps.

Berrios simply makes plays with the ball in his hands. He'll never be a superstar, but he is a super valuable player to keep around on the roster.

3. DUD: Ty Johnson, RB, NY Jets

The Jets were severely limited at running back in this game and that became painfully obvious when, despite three first-quarter drops from Ty Johnson, the young running back was thrown right back out there on the next drive.

Johnson dropped the first three targets he saw and was essentially single-handedly responsible for prematurely ending the Jets' three first-quarter possessions.

He now leads the Jets with eight drops which are two more than Corey Davis' six despite receiving significantly fewer targets. If he can't catch and he's a liability as a blocker, it isn't going to matter how effective he is with the ball in his hands.

When Tevin Coleman and Austin Walter return, Johnson's role will likely diminish significantly. When Michael Carter returns, there's no guarantee he has a role at all.

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