Chris Herndon
Chris Herndon
23-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New York Jets
Injury Hamstring
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Expectations were low for Herndon's rookie season last year, coming out of Miami as a fourth-round pick who was overshadowed by David Njoku for much of his college career. But Herndon's debut campaign was a definite hit, as he quickly took over the starting job in New York and outproduced a slew of rookie tight ends who were drafted before him. Among tight ends with at least 30 receptions, Herndon was seventh in yards per target at 9.0 and fourth in average depth of target at 10.0, proving to be far more than a dump-off specialist for Sam Darnold. New head coach Adam Gase has been effusive with praise for Herndon this offseason, and it's not like the Jets are overloaded with sure things at any of the wide receiver spots. Someone is going to grow into the team's most dynamic target for Darnold; why not the 6-4, 253, Herndon? That possible outcome will have to wait, however, as Herndon has been suspended for the first four games of the 2019 regular season. Once he's back though, he has a chance to become an impact player in his second season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.17 million contract with the Jets in May of 2018.
Not making season debut Monday
TENew York Jets
October 21, 2019
Herndon (hamstring) is inactive for Monday night's game against the Patriots, Randy Lange of the Jets' official site reports.
With Herndon nursing a hamstring injury, Ryan Griffin is in line to serve as the Jets' No. 1 tight end Monday. Herndon will presumably target a potential return to the lineup this coming Sunday against the Jaguars. Once he re-proves his health, Herndon could find himself back on the fantasy radar, with the Jets offense on the upswing thanks to QB Sam Darnold's return to action Week 6.
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How often does Chris Herndon run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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115 routes   12 targets
8 routes   0 targets
5 routes   0 targets
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Herndon may well find himself contributing right away for a Jets team that let starting 2017 tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins walk in free agency. The rookie fourth-rounder out of Miami could have perhaps gone even higher on draft day if not for a late-season MCL tear that prevented him from strutting his stuff at the combine. Herndon is back at full health and has been participating in OTAs without any limitations, so look for the pass-catching tight end to compete for the starting gig with the likes of Clive Walford, Jordan Leggett and Eric Tomlinson.
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Doubtful for Week 7
TENew York Jets
October 19, 2019
Herndon (hamstring) is officially listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Patriots.
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No practice Friday
TENew York Jets
October 18, 2019
Herndon (hamstring) will not practice Friday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
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Not practicing Thursday
TENew York Jets
October 17, 2019
Herndon (hamstring) will not practice Thursday, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
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Returns to active roster
TENew York Jets
October 14, 2019
Herndon (hamstring) had his roster exemption lifted Monday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
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Remains unavailable
TENew York Jets
October 11, 2019
Herndon (hamstring) won't play Sunday against the Cowboys and may not be ready to return to action Week 7 versus the Patriots, Darryl Slater of reports.
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