Christopher Herndon
TE NYJ (10)
Sun 11/29/20 7:40 PM

Herndon wasn't targeted in Sunday's 20-3 loss to the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Herndon awakened from a season-long slumber to score his first touchdown of the season last week but returned to invisibility in this one. Perhaps he was bothered by the back tightness revealed earlier in the week, but regardless, Herndon will be tough to trust when the Jets host the Raiders in Week 13.

Christopher Herndon
TE NYJ (10)
Thu 11/26/20 3:34 PM

Herndon (back) practiced fully Thursday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The tight end was limited Wednesday as he dealt with some tightness in his lower back, but his full participation Thursday puts him in line to play Sunday against the Dolphins. Herndon caught two of his three targets for 32 yards and a TD in this past Sunday's 34-28 loss to the Chargers, but overall his production has been modest this season, as he's logged a 16-133-1 stat line through 10 games to date.

Christopher Herndon
TE NYJ (10)
Wed 11/25/20 11:41 AM

Herndon will be limited in Wednesdays practice due to a back injury, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

More specifically, head coach Gase said that Herndon is dealing with "tightness" in his lower back, adding that the Jets are "being cautious with it," per Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York. The third-year tight end scored for the first time all season in last week's loss to the Chargers, finishing the day with two receptions for 32 yards on three targets. Even if he manages to shake off the back injury prior to Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Herndon will still be difficult to trust for fantasy purposes.

Christopher Herndon
TE NYJ (10)
Sun 11/22/20 9:30 PM

Herndon caught two of three targets for 32 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 34-28 loss to the Chargers.

EDGE Analysis

Herndon made a season-long 26-yard grab before adding a six-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. The score was his first of the season and broke a drought that dated back to Week 16 of the 2018 campaign. Herndon hadn't topped 30 yards since the season opener and is far from a safe fantasy play next Sunday against the Dolphins, despite this encouraging effort.

Christopher Herndon
TE NYJ (10)
Tue 11/10/20 11:41 AM

Herndon wasn't targeted in Monday's 30-27 loss to New England.

EDGE Analysis

Herndon played 30 offensive snaps, which was actually 65 percent on a night that saw the Patriots control the clock and the Jets employ a quick-strike approach. Despite getting consistent playing time, the tight end has been a net negative over the past four weeks, losing a fumble on his lone catch over that span.

Christopher Herndon
TE NYJ (10)
Sun 11/1/20 10:42 PM

Herndon caught one of two targets for three yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's 35-9 loss to the Chiefs.

EDGE Analysis

Herndon finally caught a ball for the first time in three weeks, but he put the ball on the ground at the end of the play. His nearly nonexistent role in the league's least proficient offense makes Herndon tough to trust in Week 9 against New England and beyond.

Christopher Herndon
TE NYJ (10)
Sun 10/25/20 8:28 PM

Herndon failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 18-10 loss to Buffalo.

EDGE Analysis

The Bills had struggled to defend tight ends all season, but Herndon could not capitalize on the favorable matchup. He failed to catch a ball for the second week in a row even as starting quarterback Sam Darnold (shoulder) returned from a two-game absence. Herndon has been arguably the biggest underperformer in New York's disappointing offense, and that's unlikely to change against the Chiefs in Week 8.

Christopher Herndon
TE NYJ (10)
Mon 10/19/20 9:40 AM

Herndon wasn't targeted in Sunday's 24-0 loss to the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

Herndon's disappointing disappearing act continues. He played 63 percent of offensive snaps, which was his second-lowest mark of the season but a nice bounce back from the 42 percent Herndon played last week. Backup quarterback Joe Flacco just didn't look his way, leaving Herndon with only seven catches over the last five games.

Christopher Herndon
TE NYJ (10)
Mon 10/12/20 10:40 AM

Herndon caught two of three targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 30-10 loss to Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Herndon finished second on the team in receiving yards, though that's more an indictment of the rest of the Jets' offense aside from Jamison Crowder (116 yards and a touchdown) than a compliment to Herndon. The 2018 fourth-rounder was viewed as a popular third-year sleeper coming off an injury-riddled sophomore season, but like most of New York's offense, Herndon's showing no signs of waking up. He has 13 catches for 98 yards heading into a Week 6 clash with the Chargers, and six of those grabs came in the season opener.

Christopher Herndon
TE NYJ (10)
Fri 10/2/20 11:23 AM

Herndon brought in one of three targets for 11 yards in the Jets' 37-28 loss to the Broncos on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

The athletic tight end once again came up considerably short for fantasy managers, extending what has been a disappointing start to the season to a fourth game. Herndon did have six receptions Week 1 against the Bills, but they went for just 37 yards, and he's now recorded a 5-37-0 line over the subsequent three games. For a player that averaged 12.9 yards per grab and four touchdowns on 39 catches during his rookie 2018 campaign before missing all but one game last year, the current numbers represent a clear and disappointing drop in downfield usage. Herndon will look to bounce back in a Week 5 home matchup against the Cardinals on Sunday, Oct. 11.