Player Search Logo

Sauce Gardner

#1 CB,


Photo of Sauce Gardner for fantasy football


189 FPTS

RANK: 45





22 yrs


6'3'' / 200 lbs




Playing Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-26

Gardner, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury during training camp, is playing in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants, Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic reports.

It marks the first time that Gardner has seen game action during the preseason. He'll likely get a light workload as the Jets look to avoid any unnecessary risk ahead of the regular season.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

2 @CLE Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 6.538.56215083%100000undefinedundefined
7 @DEN Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -2.539.57928046%300000undefinedundefined
8 NE Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 3.040.57713250%000000undefinedundefined
11 @NE Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 3.539.56301050%100000undefinedundefined
12 CHI Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -7.539.55721040%000000undefinedundefined
16 JAC Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth -2.538.57225083%000000undefinedundefined
18 @MIA Outdoor undefined° undefined NaNth 3.538.55533060%000000undefinedundefined

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Home Outdoor 8 8undefinedNaNth5271422361%521000undefinedundefined
Away Outdoor 8 8undefinedNaNth519928046%1400000undefinedundefined
Away Dome 1 1undefinedNaNth6811060%100000undefinedundefined

Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

2022 22 NYJ 17 17 189 45th1,1142451352%202100000

Returns to practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-10

Gardner (hamstring) will participate in individual drills Thursday, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.

Gardner was sidelined Wednesday, as the team elected to be cautious with their star corner. Although he'll return to practice now, the team will still take a lighter approach with him and relegate the 22-year-old to individual drills. Ultimately, there is little reason for the Jets to push him this early in camp with Week 1 still multiple weeks away.

Precautionary absence

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-09

Gardner (hamstring) will not practice Wednesday, Rich Cimini of reports.

Gardner's absence is precautionary, according to head coach Robert Saleh. Considering the standout rookie season the 22-year-old had, including being named to the All-Pro team, it would make sense that the team would prefer the better safe than sorry route. He'll likely return to practice in the days ahead, although it wouldn't be surprising if he sat out Saturday's preseason contest against the Panthers.

Leads league in passes defensed

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-11

Gardner finished the 2022 season with 75 tackles (51 solo), two interceptions and a league-high 20 passes defensed.

Gardner's addition played a key role in New York's historic improvement on defense compared to last season, as the Jets went from 29.6 points allowed per game to 18.6. There's a strong argument that the fourth overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft was the best cover corner in the league as a rookie considering Gardner led the NFL in passes defensed despite teams rarely throwing his way. Many a prominent wide receiver was "lost in the Sauce" in 2022, and that's likely to remain a common theme for years to come.

>>> View all Sauce Gardner news