Jermaine Kearse
Jermaine Kearse
29-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Detroit Lions
IR
Injury Leg
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jermaine Kearse in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $1.35 million contract with the Lions in June of 2019.
Placed on IR
WRDetroit Lions
Leg
August 10, 2019
Kearse (foot) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
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It seemed evident upon replay of the injury that Kearse would miss an extended amount of time, so this designation shouldn't come as much of a shock. The veteran wide receiver was expected to have a significant role in the passing attack behind Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola, but that will now fall into the hands of relative newcomers Tommylee Lewis, Brandon Powell or Andy Jones.
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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vs Vikings
Sunday, Oct 20th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
74.0
 
Cornerbacks
83.8
 
Safeties
33.2
 
Linebackers
83.3
 
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2019 Jermaine Kearse Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jermaine Kearse's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
209 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.58 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.12 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.03 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
32.13 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Kearse isn't a downfield burner and doesn't have standout size, but his hands, route running and consistency should make him a key piece for the Jets once again in 2018. The former Seahawks wideout has established a high floor with over 500 yards in each of the past four seasons, and Kearse's first year in New York saw him set career highs across the board with 65 catches for 810 yards and five touchdowns. The offseason signing of Terrelle Pryor and Quincy Enunwa's return from a neck injury that kept him out all of last season will make New York's wide receiver corps more crowded, but Kearse should still be able to work his way onto the field for most snaps, especially if Robby Anderson gets suspended for off-the-field issues.
Kearse took a slight step back in 2016, notching 41 receptions for 510 yards and one touchdown. While his receptions weren't much lower than his career-high from 2015 (49), he was targeted far more often last year -- 89 targets in 2016 compared to 68 in 2015 -- and did less with the balls he did catch (5.7 yards per reception). He's still the favorite to lock in the No. 3 spot on the depth chart and could be due for a bounce back season if he can prove his effectiveness when targeted. If not, Paul Richardson and Tanner McEvoy could be in line for increased reps.
Mostly valued for his blocking, big-play ability and special teams contributions, Kearse is coming off a career-best season in each of the three major receiving categories, yet still hasn't reached 50 catches or 70 targets in a single campaign. He's been an effective real-life complement to Doug Baldwin the past few years, but when Jimmy Graham went down for the season last November, it was Baldwin and rookie Tyler Lockett - rather than Kearse - who stepped up. Seattle still thought enough of Kearse to give him a three-year, $13.5 million contract that includes $6.3 million in guarantees, but the deal doesn't mean he'll take on a larger target workload this season.
Kearse made the biggest catch in Seahawks history last year in the NFC championship, but then dropped a perfect over-the-shoulder pass that might have led to a different Super Bowl outcome. And therein lies the rub. Whether because of limited speed, inconsistent separation or a drop here or there, Kearse has not proven when given the chance that he is more than a fourth receiver masquerading as a No. 2. Maybe the addition of Jimmy Graham this year will open the passing game to the extent that it benefits Kearse in coverage. That's enough reason to keep him on the radar, but not enough to consider drafting him even in deep leagues.
Kearse was a useful role player in his second season, averaging 9.1 YPT and catching touchdowns in the NFC Championship game and the Super Bowl. With Golden Tate gone and Sidney Rice retired, Kearse is suddenly the No. 3 receiver in the offense. The 6-0, 209-pound Kearse is the team's lone wideout of note with any size. And with safeties focused on Percy Harvin, Kearse is bound to have single coverage each week. Don't be surprised if he outperforms expectations.
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Suffers serious injury
WRDetroit Lions
Leg
August 8, 2019
Kearse was diagnosed with a broken leg after he was carted off the field during Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Suffers leg injury
WRDetroit Lions
Leg
August 8, 2019
Kearse was carted off the field Thursday against the Patriots with his leg in an air cast, Nora Princiotti of The Boston Globe reports.
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Signs one-year deal
WRDetroit Lions
June 6, 2019
Kearse agreed Thursday with the Lions on a one-year, $1.35 million deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Declines Detroit's offer
WRFree Agent
May 23, 2019
Kearse recently turned down a contract offer from the Lions, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Interested in rejoining Seattle
WRFree Agent
Achilles
April 12, 2019
Kearse (Achilles) said in late March that he'd be interested in rejoining the Seahawks, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
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