Posted: 7/05/2020 1:27 am UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon could underwhelm in 2020 because of the way head coach Adam Gase utilizes the tight end position, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.com. When Gase was with the Miami Dolphins from 2016 to 2018, his tight ends finished with a league-low 150 catches in that span.
Huddle Up: Herndon flashed TE1 potential as a rookie in 2018, but injuries ruined his sophomore campaign. Gase's history with tight ends isn't encouraging, but Herndon is one of the most dynamic weapons the Jets have in the passing game. He's still worth a flier as a TE2.
Posted: 5/21/2020 12:33 am UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon was limited to one game and one catch last season after suffering a setback with his hamstring following his season-opening suspension. However, his lack of time on the field has not dampened the enthusiasm of head coach Adam Gase.
'I think everyone can agree that we were all excited to see what he could do going into last year. We felt good about so many things, and it just didn't work out with the suspension and the injury. Then we finally get him on the field and he played like (18) plays. He's a guy that we're excited to get back and can't really wait to get going. And see how he'll fit in with everything,' Gase told the New York Post.
Huddle Up: Shortly upon taking the job last winter, Gase referred to Herndon as a "unicorn" because of all the things he can do. Assuming his injury luck turns around in 2020, it's not unthinkable he emerges as the Jets' top red zone option and finishes behind Jamison Crowder for the team lead in catches. Few tight ends - especially those that are taken near the end of fantasy drafts - possess the kind of upside he does, so he's well worth a late-round flier.
Posted: 5/15/2020 10:42 pm UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon is expected to be the starting tight end this upcoming season and should have a solid role in the passing game, in the opinion of the New York Post's Brian Costello.
Huddle Up: Herndon was limited to one game this past season but did play well during his rookie season. He should receive a solid amount of targets in 2020 and can be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/11/2019 7:08 pm UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon (ribs) is expected to miss 'an extended amount of time' with a fractured rib, according to head coach Adam Gase.
Huddle Up: It's been one thing after another the season for Herndon, who celebrated ending a season-opening four-game suspension by hurting his hamstring. Owners who waited that out were rewarded with one catch for seven yards in Week 10 before this injury. It's probably safe to drop Herndon at this point in redraft leagues. Ryan Griffin has filled in capably at times for desperate fantasy owners and should be a serviceable streamer the rest of the way.
Posted: 11/10/2019 11:34 pm UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon caught one pass for seven yards against the New York Giants in Week 10. He was targeted two times during the game.
Huddle Up: Herndon was receiving his first snaps of the season this week and may have been eased into the offense. He may not be a starting option at this point, but fantasy players may want to keep an eye on him over the next few weeks.
Posted: 11/10/2019 4:51 pm UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon (hamstring) is officially active for the team's Week 10 game.
Huddle Up: Herndon's role in the passing game is uncertain since he has not been on the field this season. Fantasy players may want to see him play this week before they consider him for their lineups.
Posted: 11/10/2019 1:44 pm UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon (hamstring) is set to make his season debut in Week 10's game against the New York Giants, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Herndon was listed as questionable on the injury report after logging three limited practice sessions during the week. He had been active for Week 9's contest versus the Miami Dolphins but was not targeted. Fantasy owners should avoid using Herndon altogether this afternoon due to his uncertain role in the passing game.
Posted: 11/08/2019 10:18 pm UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is listed as questionable for Week 10.
Huddle Up: Herndon appears to be on track to play this week, but his role in the passing game is uncertain at this point. Fantasy players may want to see him play in a game before considering him for their lineups.
Posted: 11/08/2019 4:07 pm UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon (hamstring) 'looks good' to play in Week 10, according to head coach Adam Gase.
Huddle Up: If you have Evan Engram (foot) or George Kittle (knee, ankle), Herndon might be the last-minute backup plan to scoop up off of waivers. The New York Giants aren't a superb matchup, but Herndon could perform in a pinch.
Posted: 11/08/2019 12:06 am UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon (hamstring) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: Herndon was not targeted last game and his role in the passing game is uncertain with Ryan Griffin playing well in each of the last two games. Fantasy players may want to see Herndon play in a game before considering him as a starting option.