The New York Jets expect to have running back Le’Veon Bell and tight end Chris Herndon back in action when Week 10 Sunday arrives. Head coach Adam Gase told the media on Friday before practice that, “it looks good” for both players to be available on Sunday vs. the New York Giants, according to beat writer Manish Mehta.
Bell had an MRI earlier in the week and sat out Wednesday practice. He was limited on Thursday, but even if he shows up as questionable, it’s likely that you can plan on slotting him into your fantasy rosters for a solid matchup with the Giants.
Herndon has been rehabbing a hamstring injury suffered at the end of his season-opening four-game suspension. He was active last week, but only because the Jets were short-handed and didn’t have enough healthy players active. He did not play in the game.
Fantasy football analysis: RB Le’Veon Bell, TE Chris Herndon
The Giants have given up the 11th most fantasy points to running backs this season. Bell has yet to surpass 100 yards rushing, and has not even gone over 70 yards rushing. He gets extensive looks in the passing game, so he remains a solid start, but his rushing totals are not impressing thus far.
The Giants have given up the tenth fewest fantasy points to tight ends this season. Herndon has plenty of upside, moreso than Ryan Griffin, but he’s a guy owners should wait and see on. If you’re desperate, then start him, but if you’ve got an option for this week, it’s worth waiting to see how quickly Herndon gets rid of the rust of not playing since the preseason.