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by Chris Kucharski

NYJ TE Chris Herndon - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 at Indianapolis
After a good outing in Week 1, Chris Herndon disappeared last Sunday with only one catch for five yards. It will be an up and down season for Herndon who has potential because the Jets' offense is so bad.

Herndon faces the Colts who are 13th in aFPA to tight ends. It's going to be interesting to see what direction the Jets offense heads. Hendon can be a valuable asset, but it won't be conisistent. Keep him on the bench for Week 3 as a low-end TE2 in all formats.

by Chris Kucharski

NYJ TE Chris Herndon - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs San Francisco
Chris Herndon had a nice return for the Jets with seven targets and six receptions for 37 yards. After missing most of last season, it was good to see Herndon back on the field. With LeVeon Bell on IR, Herndon becomes even more important and might be the second best offensive weapon for New York.

The Jets play the Niners who are third in aFPA to tight ends. Even with the tough matchup, Herndon does have some value. He ranks a TE2 for Week 2 and will probably stay in that range for now. But big games could be possible unless the Jets offense keeps getting in its own way.

by Chris Kucharski

NYJ TE Chris Herndon - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 at Buffalo
Chris Herndon had a great rookie season in 2018, but only played part of one game last season. There was a buzz in drafts as he was thought to be a sleeper and that could be accurate. The biggest thing he is fighting is the overall Jets offense struggles.

Herndon will face the Bills who were 5th in aFPA to tight ends in 2019. There aren't any high expectations for the Jets in this matchup so the same applies to Herndon.

Keep him on the bench for Week 1 as he ranks a TE2 against Buffalo. He will have his moments in 2020, but not in the opener.

by Chris Kucharski

NYJ TE Chris Herndon - 2020 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
You have to go back to 2018 to see the potential Chris Herndon has in 2020. He had 39 catches for 502 yards and four touchdowns. Not bad for a rookie tight end with a rookie quarterback throwing to him. The most impressive part of Herndon's game was his ability to get downfield which is usually a wide receiver's role.

Fantasy Downside
Herndon played only 18 snaps in 2019 due to suspensions and injuries. He also is a Jet which should worry any fantasy owner about any of New York's players. It has struggled and that affects the skill players, even the ones with a positive track record.

2020 Bottom Line
Herndon was a potential break out candidate last season so that could carry over to 2020. He should get targets on a team that still has a weak receiving corp. His role in fantasy is a low-end TE2 so you he can probably be had in the late rounds for depth. Expect similar stats from his rookie year with a potentially higher ceiling than most backup tight ends.

by Chris Kucharski

NYJ TE Chris Herndon - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 at New England Patriots

Chris Herndon has six receptions for a season-high 82 yards and also his fourth touchdown of the season last week against Green Bay. He has become a legit target in the passing game for New York and the results have been encouraging for Herndon's future.

He has a great matchup against New England who is 25th in aFPA to tight ends. Herndon has seven receptions in the first meeting with the Patriots and we expect another good one in Week 17. Start him as a solid TE1.

by Chris Kucharski

NYJ TE Chris Herndon - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 vs. Houston Texans

Chris Herndon has somewhat gotten over the past two games. He has only three catches for 45 yards and he was only targeted eight times over that span. The Jets like Herndon but need to get him more involved which could happen this week.

Herndon will face a very good Texans defense that has struggled with opposing tight ends. Houston only ranks 26th in aFPA to tight ends which means Herndon would be a good option for the Jets offense this week. However, we are still concerned over the lack of production in recent weeks so keep Herndon on the bench for Week 15 as a high-end TE2.

by Chris Kucharski

NYJ TE Chris Herndon - Week 14 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 at Buffalo Bills

Chris Herndon has been targeted in the passing game more than any Jets player over the past two weeks. He has not put up great numbers, but he does have nine receptions for 88 yards. He has not scored a touchdown since Week 8.

Against the Bills in Week 10, he had three receptions for 34 yards. Buffalo is ranked third in aFPA to tight ends this season so with an unfavorable offense and an inconsistent passing game, sit Herndon even though he is definitely going to see some targets in Week 14.

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