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What to do with Chris Herndon in Week 4 fantasy football

Can the Jets’ offense do anything to get Herndon going?

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Is Chris Herndon actually a good football player or does he just look the part? The 6-foot-4, 250-pound athlete teased us in 2018 with a 39-502-4 line as a rookie. His 2019 season was almost entirely lost due to injury and a suspension. Now in 2020, he should be the apple of Sam Darnold’s eye in the Big Apple. But anyone who has watched Herndon this season — or just the Jets in general — knows that nothing has gone according to plan for this offense.

Fantasy Football analysis: Jets TE Chris Herndon

Right now, Herndon’s six-catch, 37-yard outing against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1 stands as the high-water mark of his season. And that’s even with the fact that he lost a fumble in that game. Matters got worse in Week 2 as he caught one pass for five yards and dropped a touchdown to boot. This past Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, he kind of split the difference with three receptions and 21 yards on five targets. Regardless, it’s not what you want. The Denver Broncos don’t present a daunting matchup; three tight ends have topped the 40-yard plateau against them, and two others have scored touchdowns. Herndon’s rapidly declining number of fantasy owners would probably take either at this point.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

It’s impossible to trust any Jets players in season-long leagues right now, Herndon included. If you want to take a dart throw on his raw physical tools and hope for a touchdown, he’s just $3,500 in DFS.