Posted: 9/21/2020 1:43 am UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon caught one of his four targets for five yards in a 31-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2.
Huddle Up: After catching six passes in the opener, Herndon was almost blanked in Week 2, and he is averaging just 6.0 yards per reception so far this season. Outside of dynasty formats, Herndon doesn't need to be rostered.
Posted: 9/13/2020 9:44 pm UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon caught six passes for 37 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. He was targeted seven times during the game.
Huddle Up: Herndon was very involved in the passing game against the Bills but was targeted on mostly short passes. He should continue to see a handful of targets each game but may only be a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/01/2020 5:41 pm UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon (chest) left practice early with a chest issue Tuesday, Sept. 1, but tests revealed no structural damage. The New York Daily News' Manish Mehta reported that Herndon, who reportedly had difficulty breathing times during practice, should be fine despite having irritation in his lungs.
Posted: 8/18/2020 4:52 am UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon was praised by head coach Adam Gase after practice on Sunday, Aug. 17. 'He's our starting tight end,' the coach said. 'He plays both in-line and he plays off the ball.'
Huddle Up: Herndon was limited to just 18 offensive snaps last season, but the coach is high on the tight end. He has lined up at slot receiver, outside receiver and traditional tight end spots in practice. He could be quite a sleeper heading into the season, and he is worth scooping up as a late-round gem who could easily outperform his ADP if he stays healthy.
Posted: 7/25/2020 1:16 am UTC
New York Jets TE Chris Herndon has a chance to become QB Sam Darnold's 'Travis Kelce or Zach Ertz' in 2020, according to Connor Hughes of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: While Herndon certainly flashed TE1 potential in 2018, he is coming off an injury and a suspension last year, and head coach Adam Gase doesn't have a history of relying heavily on tight ends. Herndon is worth a look as a high-upside TE2, but don't expect him to join the ranks of the elite fantasy tight ends this season.
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.