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News: 6 days agoLazard didn't catch his only target in Sunday's 13-8 loss to the Falcons.
Spin: Lazard returned to a starting role on the outside after being benched for the previous game, but the benching didn't have its intended effect of sparking a renaissance from the struggling wide receiver. Garrett Wilson and Xavier Gipson combined for 127 receiving yards, while no other wide receiver had a catch for the Jets, who dropped to 4-8 heading into a Week 14 visit from the 7-5 Texans.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Lazard signed with the Jets after spending his first five seasons with the Packers. The veteran receiver is, of course, reuniting with Aaron Rodgers -- the QB responsible for 273 of his 281 career targets. Lazard is coming off a career year in which he set career highs in targets, receptions and yards en route to a 34th-place fantasy campaign (his first in the top 45). Lazard ranks fifth in the NFL with 25 end zone targets over the last two seasons and has 14 TDs in his last 26 games. The 27-year-old is no longer his team's No. 1 wide receiver (Garrett Wilson owns that job in New York), but there's a path to a respectable target share in what should be a good offense. Lazard is worth a bench spot.