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89 Chris Herndon TE

New York Jets

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

October 19, 2020 09:44 AM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Blanked by Dolphins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

October 12, 2020 11:32 AM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Two catches in Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

October 2, 2020 07:32 PM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Struggles continue Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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

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.

September 28, 2020 01:56 AM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Quiet in latest blowout loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herndon caught three of five targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Colts.

Herndon isn't doing any damage downfield with just 63 yards on his 10 catches through three weeks. At least one aspect of the Jets has looked absolutely horrid every week, and it was the passing game's turn in this one as quarterback Sam Darnold threw for just 168 yards and tossed three interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns. While game script should be playing in Herndon's favor with the Jets getting blown out every week, his lack of downfield involvement limits the tight end's upside. He'll look to start building some momentum when the Broncos come to town Thursday.

September 21, 2020 02:40 AM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Posts dud in Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herndon caught one of four targets for five yards in Sunday's 31-13 loss to San Francisco.

Among the multitude of questions about coach Adam Gase's dubious game plan Sunday was Herndon's lack of involvement, especially with the Jets now down their top four wide receivers after Breshad Perriman (ankle) and Chris Hogan (ribs) were forced to join Jamison Crowder (hamstring) and Denzel Mims (hamstring) on the sidelines. The 24-year-old tight end should play a larger role in Week 3 against the Colts given the lack of healthy pass catchers left in the Jets offense.

September 13, 2020 09:24 PM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Six catches, fumble in Week 1 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herndon caught six of seven targets for 37 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's 27-17 loss to Buffalo.

Herndon caught a bad break on his fumble, as the play appeared to be an incomplete pass but stood as a fumble after a lengthy review. The tight end mostly operated underneath with quarterback Sam Darnold struggling to push the ball downfield effectively, and Herndon finished second on the team behind Jamison Crowder in targets, catches and receiving yards. He'll look to stay involved when the 49ers come to town in Week 2.

September 3, 2020 10:16 AM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Back in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herndon (chest) returned to team drills Thursday morning, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Herndon was removed from Tuesday's practice with chest tightness and limited to individual drills Wednesday. The quick return to practice suggests he should be fine for Week 1 at Buffalo, likely serving as one of Sam Darnold's top receiving options.

September 2, 2020 08:16 PM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Limited in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herndon (chest) took the field for Wednesday's practice but didn't participate in team drills, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Even if he isn't a full participant, Herndon's on the field presence suggests the chest tightness he dealt with Tuesday isn't serious. Given the Jets' issues at wide receiver, Herndon could be busy in the passing game Week 1 at Buffalo.

September 1, 2020 04:28 PM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Dealing with chest tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herndon was removed from Tuesday's practice due to tightness in a chest muscle, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Herndon initially played through the issue but eventually left for the locker room with a member of the training staff. The Jets are running low on healthy bodies to catch passes, with wide receivers Jamison Crowder, Chris Hogan and Braxton Berrios also bothered by muscle tightness after Tuesday's practice. The team already has Vyncint Smith (core muscle) facing a prolonged absence, while both Denzel Mims (hamstring) and Breshad Perriman (knee) have been absent from practice for at least a week. In any case, Ryan Griffin is the No. 2 tight end behind Herndon.

September 1, 2020 10:40 AM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Exits with apparent injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herndon left Tuesday's practice early, walking off the field with a trainer, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Herndon initially continued to participate after he was banged up at the beginning of Tuesday's practice, but he later came off the field and left for the locker room. He's expected to have a big role in the passing game Week 1 against Buffalo, as the Jets have struggled to keep any of their wide receivers besides Jamison Crowder healthy. Any absence for Herndon would leave Ryan Griffin as the top tight end.

July 1, 2020 01:16 PM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Likely regaining starting job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herndon is projected to serve as the Jets' starting tight end, Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic reports.

Injuries and a suspension limited Herndon to one game and 18 snaps last year, while Ryan Griffin put up a 34-320-5 receiving line and signed a three-year extension before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. The two players may end up battling for playing time, but Herndon's youth and athleticism should give him the advantage if he doesn't fall flat on his face during training camp. The 24-year-old put up 502 yards as a rookie in 2018, despite averaging only 39.1 snaps per game. A three-down role in 2020 could lead to a breakout.

February 13, 2020 01:04 PM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Might be looking at timeshare
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 13, 2019 08:24 AM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Hits injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 11, 2019 11:32 PM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Breaks rib Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 10, 2019 06:08 PM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Quiet in first game action of 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 10, 2019 11:52 AM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Listed as active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 8, 2019 04:44 PM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Listed as questionable, but expected to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herndon (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants after practicing in a limited fashion all week, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

That said, Cimini adds that the tight end -- who was in uniform in Week 9 but did not see the field -- is expected to make his debut in the Jets offense this Sunday. "It looks good," coach Adam Gase said Friday. Once Herndon re-establishes his role in the Jets passing attack, the tight end could re-emerge as a fantasy factor in the coming weeks, but he's a speculative lineup option in Week 10.

November 8, 2019 11:08 AM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Could be ready to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herndon (hamstring) will be limited at practice Friday, but head coach Adam Gase said "it looks good" when asked about Herndon's chances of playing Sunday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Herndon was active for last week's game and ultimately did not take the field, but it appears he has a chance to see his first action of the season Sunday against the Giants. After last week's goose egg, though, fantasy players will probably want to look for something definitive before including him in Week 10 lineups.

November 7, 2019 04:48 PM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Logs another limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herndon (hamstring) remained limited at practice Thursday.

We'll circle back on Herndon's status Friday, but the 2018 fourth-rounder appears to have a solid chance to make his season debut Sunday against the Giants. Once the tight end re-proves his health with a full and productive game, Herndon could re-emerge as a fantasy factor in the coming weeks.

November 7, 2019 02:44 PM
Jets' Chris Herndon: Logs limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Herndon (hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

That said, Manish Mehta of the Daily News relays that coach Adam Gase anticipates that Herndon will be able to practice fully at some point this week. If Gase's prediction comes to pass, Herndon will have a good chance to receive his first playing time of the season Sunday against the Giants. Herndon was active for the Jets' Week 9 loss to Miami, but didn't play in the contest.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultRECYDSLGTD
1Sun 09/13@ BUFL 17-27637180
2Sun 09/20vs SFL 13-311550
3Sun 09/27@ INDL 7-3632190
4Thu 10/01vs DENL 28-37111110
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020NYJ6513987.5180005
2019NYJ10177.070000
2018NYJ16123950212.93249025
Total23175360711.43249030
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020NYJ65000.00000
2019NYJ10000.00000
2018NYJ1612000.00000
Total2317000.0-127000
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2020NYJ600---00
2019NYJ100---00
2018NYJ1622110.5110
Total2322110.5110
Career Punt Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGFCLGTD
2020NYJ600---000
2019NYJ100---000
2018NYJ16100.0000
Total23100.0000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/253
Birthdate:
2/23/1996
Age:
24
Hometown:
Stone Mountain, GA, USA
School:
Miami (FL)
NFL Experience:
3
Awards: