Chris Herndon
Chris Herndon
24-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New York Jets
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Herndon was the Murphy's Law star of 2019, with a promising rookie campaign giving way to a disastrous sophomore effort. Initially sidelined by a four-game suspension, Herndon then injured his hamstring two days before he was to make his season debut. He didn't play until Week 10, when he suffered a broken rib that sent him to IR. Meanwhile, fellow tight end Ryan Griffin caught five TDs, earning a threeyear, $9.55 million extension. Herndon may now find himself battling for a starting job, though a closer look at his rookie season inspires optimism. The fourth-round pick became one of just 12 TEs in the last 20 years to reach 500 yards as a rookie, and he did it with a 10.0 aDOT that was third-deepest among 17 TEs with 50-plus targets. Herndon accrued more than two-thirds of his yards in the second half of the season, and his mark of 1.65 yards per route would translate to TE1 value in an every-down role (he was limited to 39 snaps and 19 routes per game). Jets coach Adam Gase does expect his tight ends to pass block, but the Jets aren't exactly loaded with receiving talent, so Herndon could still be a primary target for Sam Darnold. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.17 million contract with the Jets in May of 2018.
Posts dud in Week 2
TENew York Jets
September 20, 2020
Herndon caught one of four targets for five yards in Sunday's 31-13 loss to San Francisco.
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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.
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How do Chris Herndon's 2020 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
30.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.69
 
% Team Air Yards
16.0%
 
% Team Targets
16.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
63.6%
 
Drop Rate
9.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.1
 
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C.Chris Herndon
% of Team Snaps

88
45
32
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How often does Chris Herndon run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Chris Herndon and the other tight ends for the Jets are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Chris Herndon
40 routes   11 targets
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% Routes Run
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69%
21 routes   0 targets
84%
4 routes   0 targets
40%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
48.0
 
Cornerbacks
62.5
 
Safeties
0.0
 
Linebackers
79.2
 
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2020 Chris Herndon Split Stats
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Chris Herndon
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Expectations were low for Herndon's rookie season last year, coming out of Miami as a fourth-round pick who was overshadowed by David Njoku for much of his college career. But Herndon's debut campaign was a definite hit, as he quickly took over the starting job in New York and outproduced a slew of rookie tight ends who were drafted before him. Among tight ends with at least 30 receptions, Herndon was seventh in yards per target at 9.0 and fourth in average depth of target at 10.0, proving to be far more than a dump-off specialist for Sam Darnold. New head coach Adam Gase has been effusive with praise for Herndon this offseason, and it's not like the Jets are overloaded with sure things at any of the wide receiver spots. Someone is going to grow into the team's most dynamic target for Darnold; why not the 6-4, 253, Herndon? That possible outcome will have to wait, however, as Herndon has been suspended for the first four games of the 2019 regular season. Once he's back though, he has a chance to become an impact player in his second season.
Herndon may well find himself contributing right away for a Jets team that let starting 2017 tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins walk in free agency. The rookie fourth-rounder out of Miami could have perhaps gone even higher on draft day if not for a late-season MCL tear that prevented him from strutting his stuff at the combine. Herndon is back at full health and has been participating in OTAs without any limitations, so look for the pass-catching tight end to compete for the starting gig with the likes of Clive Walford, Jordan Leggett and Eric Tomlinson.
More Fantasy News
Six catches, fumble in Week 1 loss
TENew York Jets
September 13, 2020
Herndon caught six of seven targets for 37 yards and lost a fumble in Sunday's 27-17 loss to Buffalo.
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Back in practice
TENew York Jets
September 3, 2020
Herndon (chest) returned to team drills Thursday morning, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
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Limited in practice
TENew York Jets
Chest
September 2, 2020
Herndon (chest) took the field for Wednesday's practice but didn't participate in team drills, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
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Dealing with chest tightness
TENew York Jets
Chest
September 1, 2020
Herndon was removed from Tuesday's practice due to tightness in a chest muscle, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
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Exits with apparent injury
TENew York Jets
Undisclosed
September 1, 2020
Herndon left Tuesday's practice early, walking off the field with a trainer, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
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