Herndon caught seven of nine targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's season-ending 28-14 loss to the Patriots. Herndon absorbed an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit and still held onto the ball on his 21-yard touchdown catch late in the first half, and he ultimately set season highs in both catches and yards to finish his third campaign on a high note. The tight end struggled to get going for much of the year, but he posted three of his four highest yardage totals in the last three games and finished on a two-game touchdown streak. Though Herndon totaled just 31 catches for 287 yards and three touchdowns overall, he may have salvaged his spot atop New York's tight end depth chart heading into next year with the late-season surge.
Herndon caught all four of his targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-16 win over Cleveland. Herndon got wide open in the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown in the second quarter. The touchdown was only Herndon's second of the season, but the 2018 fourth-round pick is building some late-campaign momentum, as he set a season high in receiving yards with 48 last week. He'll look to close out his season on a high note next week in New England.
Herndon caught three of four targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Rams. Herndon set a new season high in receiving yards as the Jets picked up their first win of 2020 in a shocker over the heavily favored Rams. The tight end also caught at least three passes in a game for the first time since Week 3. It was nice to see Herndon actually make a meaningful contribution again, but he'll still be tough to trust over the final two games of the season given his frequent disappearing acts.
Herndon caught his lone target for nine yards in Sunday's 40-3 loss to Seattle. Herndon made his first catch since Week 11 and just his 17th of the season. Any optimism regarding an increase in targets for the tight end with New York battling injuries to its receiving corps was quashed in this one. Herndon should continue to play the majority of snaps in Week 15 against the Rams, but he's unlikely to make much of an impact on the stat sheet.
Herndon wasn't targeted in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Raiders. Herndon has caught just three passes since Week 6. The third-year tight end showed promise as a rookie but was hampered by injuries as a sophomore and has regressed significantly in his third year. Herndon will hope to get back on track against the Seahawks in Week 14, but there's not much evidence suggesting he'll be able to do so.
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