News: 15 hours agoCrowder (groin) didn't practice Wednesday.
Spin: Head coach Robert Saleh indicated earlier Wednesday that the Jets are hoping to work Crowder back into the mix Sunday against the Broncos, but with an absence at practice to kick off Week 3 prep, the slot man now has just two more opportunities to participate in practice ahead of the weekend.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Crowder has been one of the league's busiest wide receivers during his two seasons with the Jets, ranking top-13 in average target share in both 2019 and 2020. The heavy usage allowed Crowder a WR26 fantasy campaign in 2019, and he was WR14 during 12 active weeks in 2020. Despite the success, Crowder is a good bet for a step back in 2021. His usage and production declined as last season progressed (11.5 targets per game in his first four games, 5.5 in his final eight), New York will have a new coaching staff and rookie QB (Zach Wilson), and the Jets added Corey Davis, Elijah Moore and Keelan Cole to the WR room. Crowder is a short-range target in a low-scoring offense. The 28-year-old is a PPR flex in 12-team leagues.