Holmes has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since a week four loss to the Tennessee Titans, but is due to return to boost the Jets' chances.
He told the Jets' official website: "At this point, being 5-4, we need all hands on deck. To get an opportunity to play for this team and to help push for a playoff run is something that all of us want around here.
"I definitely have to continue to take it one day at a time and be smart about the decision that I want to make for the team, not just for myself, in terms of my injury."
Holmes's coach Rex Ryan then told reporters he believed the 29-year-old would feature on Sunday for the divisional clash against the Buffalo Bills.
The Jets are currently occupying second spot in the AFC East, with a post-season place well within their grasp.