Hardman had his questionable designation removed and is expected to play Sunday against the Bengals. This will be his first game action since late November. Hardman will step in with Kadarius Toney out this week. Chances are Hardman won’t make enough of an impact to be fantasy relevant, given his lengthy absence and where we are in the fantasy season.
Hardman had only two routes on the 21 routes he ran with the Jets, and was clearly not a part of the gameplan after the team went out and signed all of the former Packers receivers. There's a chance that he will yet again carve out a piece of the Chiefs offense for himself as their current group hasn't been very exciting.
It was the biggest fear since the injury happened during the Jets opening drive. HC Robert Saleh has already said the team will ride with Wilson, but it's a huge fantasy downgrade for the Jets WR group. The team could lean more on running backs Cook and Hall and the running game as a whole, as Hall was an obvious bright spot on Monday night. The Jets will likely bring in another quarterback, but for now the team looks primed to ride this out with Wilson at QB - and a very good defense.