Posted: 7/12/2019 6:07 pm UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon received a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy as a result of pleading guilty to DUI in June of 2018, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: The Jets don't have any proven playmakers at tight end behind him, so it's a tough pill to swallow. While New York probably won't get much from the position while he is away, the Jets will likely just lean more heavily on Le'Veon Bell, Quincy Enuwa and Jamison Crowder in September. Herndon was already a TE2 in fantasy drafts, so this news may actually make him even more of a bargain. He will have low-end TE1 upside when he returns.
Posted: 7/06/2019 1:07 am UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon said he has been focusing on film study and learning the playbook this offseason. 'Before you can get out there and make plays, you have to know where to be and that's probably the most important part,' Herndon said.
Huddle Up: Herndon flashed his upside as a receiver as the year went on, and despite having a possible suspension looming, he offers intriguing upside heading into 2019. He could be a sneaky TE1 candidate.
Posted: 7/01/2019 3:07 pm UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon is pegged to open the season as the starter at tight end. Head coach Adam Gase referred to Herndon as a 'unicorn' with his rare combination of talents.
Huddle Up: There is fear that Herndon could be facing a suspension for a guilty plea to driving while intoxicated, and that potential two-game absence could nullify the upside Herndon has as a TE2.
Posted: 5/31/2019 7:05 pm UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon looked 'really good' during organized team activities this week and 'can be a huge red-zone weapon for Darnold and new coach Adam Gase,' according to Brian Costello of the New York Post. Gase called Herndon a 'unicorn type player' in March and seems excited about what he can do with him inside his offense, per Costello.
Huddle Up: Herndon is coming off the board somewhere around the 14th round in recent drafts, making him a screaming value for owners who like to wait to take tight ends. Owners should get good bang for their buck even if they take him four rounds earlier. Even with additions of Le'Veon Bell and Jamison Crowder, the University of Miami product could easily push for low-end TE1 numbers.
Posted: 1/10/2019 5:01 am UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon pleaded guilty to DWI on Tuesday, Jan. 9, stemming from an incident this past June 2 when he crashed his SUV into another vehicle. Herndon will lose his license for 90 days as a result and is likely to be suspended by the NFL, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.
Huddle Up: Herndon enjoyed a solid rookie campaign and looks to be a player on the rise, but a suspension of any length could push him from late-round flier to watch list candidate in a hurry.
Posted: 12/30/2018 8:12 pm UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon caught one pass for eight yards against the New England Patriots in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Herndon played well at times this season and should compete for the starting tight end job next season. He has a chance to be a No. 2 fantasy tight end in 2019 if he wins the starting job.
Posted: 12/29/2018 2:12 am UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon said his goal is to become a 'complete tight end' and plans to focus on improving his blocking in the offseason.
Huddle Up: Herndon has flashed some upside throughout his rookie campaign and has quickly developed into one of the more intriguing long-term fantasy prospects at the position. He's a also a worthwhile streaming option against the New England Patriots in Week 17.
Posted: 12/24/2018 1:12 am UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon caught six of his seven targets for 82 yards and a touchdown in a 44-38 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Herndon has flashed some potential this season. He is certainly worth a look as a streaming option against New England in Week 17, and he looks like a solid dynasty prospect at a painfully thin position.
Posted: 12/16/2018 1:12 am UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon caught three of his four targets for 53 yards in a 29-22 loss to the Houston Texans in Week 15.
Huddle Up: After a couple of quiet weeks, Herndon went back over 50 yards for the third time in his last six games. He's an intriguing prospect in dynasty formats and a potential streaming option for those desperate for tight end help late in the year.
Posted: 12/13/2018 10:12 pm UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Herndon was held to only one reception and 14 yards last week but has been targeted 16 times over the last three games. He appears to have a solid role in the passing game, but owners probably can find better options for their lineups.