Teammate Ryan Griffin (ankle) said that he's excited to team up with Herndon (ribs) in 2020, Ethan Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports. Between a suspension, a hamstring injury and a season-ending rib injury, Herndon was limited to one game and 18 snaps in his second NFL season. Meanwhile, Griffin caught 34 passes for 320 yards and a career-high five touchdowns, starting at tight end in all 13 of his appearances before an ankle injury held him out for the final three weeks. Griffin was expecting a six-month recovery process after December surgery, which likely means Herndon will be healthy before his teammate. With Griffin signing a three-year, $9.6 million extension in November, the two tight ends should compete for snaps in 2020, though they could also see work at the same time in certain formations. A healthy position group -- if it ever happens -- might inspire coach Adam Gase to deviate from his preference for three-wide formations.
Herndon (ribs) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Ethan Greenburg of the Jets' official site reports. Herndon opened his second pro campaign with a four-game suspension and promptly suffered a hamstring injury upon his return to the team, sidelining him for another four contests. He finally made his season debut this past Sunday against the Giants, only to suffer a broken rib. Moving forward, the Jets will rely on Ryan Griffin, Trevon Wesco and Daniel Brown to man tight end.
Herndon suffered a broken rib during Sunday's 34-37 win over the Giants and will miss multiple weeks, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports. Herndon's season debut was delayed to Week 10 due to a four-game suspension and an ensuing Grade 1 hamstring strain. After managing just 28 percent of the offensive snaps and catching one of two targets for seven yards in Sunday's barn burner, he's now picked up yet another serious injury. Look for Ryan Griffin to continue to be the most utilized Jets tight end.
Herndon (hamstring) finally made his season debut and caught one of two targets for seven yards in Sunday's 34-27 win over the Giants. A suspension and hamstring injury combined to wipe away the first half of Herndon's season, but the second-year tight end is finally back in the fold. Expect better things from Herndon moving forward, as he flashed potential with 502 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie.
Herndon (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Giants. We'd like to see the tight end register a full and productive game before endorsing him as a reliable lineup option, but once Herndon re-establishes his role in the Jets' passing attack, he has a solid chance to re-emerge as a fantasy factor in the coming weeks.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||San Francisco 49ers||6||5.42|
|6||10/18||@Los Angeles Chargers||11||6.25|
|8||11/01||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||7.32|
|9||11/10||New England Patriots||12||6.35|
|13||12/06||Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|15||12/20||@Los Angeles Rams||20||7.25|
|17||01/03||@New England Patriots||12||6.35|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||29||20||254||2||12||12.70||37|