News: 19 hours agoCrowder (groin) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game in Denver, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Spin: Crowder was unable to practice at all this week and is more than likely headed for a third consecutive absence to open the season. Braxton Berrios should continue to fill Crowder's shoes in the slot as the Jets try to pick up their first win of the season against the 2-0 Broncos.
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.