Jeremy Kerley injury update: Illness won't impact fantasy value

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Jeremy Kerley is over his illness and he's set to play on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley is listed as probable to face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. He had an illness and missed Wednesday practice, then returned for Thursday and Friday. There should be no limitations on him for the game.

After starting to heat up, Kerley cooled off in Week 8 against the Bengals. He caught just three balls on four targets for 27 yards in the ugly 49-9 loss. Before that, he looked great against the Patriots in Week 7 and was a favorite target of Geno Smith on third down.

The Jets are going to have to sling the ball around against a Saints team that projects to score a lot of points. New York hasn't been able to run the ball well, so setting up a consistent pass game is necessary.

Fantasy impact: Kerley has just 27 catches for 346 yards and two touchdowns this year, so he's hardly a fantasy stud and he doesn't have a shred of value in 10-team leagues. David Nelson is starting to become the go-to guy on the outside, but Kerley should still get six or seven targets on Sunday.

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