Chris Herndon IV

Chris Herndon IV

Height: 6' 4"Weight: 253 lbsAge: 23

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
TE Rank: 5th (easy)
Draft Rank (ECR) #151
Best / Worst #73 / #233
ADP #189


Chris Herndon slapped with four-game suspension

Chris Herndon has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Fantasy Impact

The suspension stems from a driving while intoxicated charge from June, 2018 which Herndon plead guilty to last January. The suspension for this type of incident is usually two games, but it can be up to four with the presence of aggravating circumstances. He had a promising rookie season, finishing with 502 yards and four TDs and was expected to take another step forward in his second year. The other TEs on the roster are Eric Tomlinson, Daniel Brown, and 2019 4th-Round rookie Trevon Wesco. It’s unclear who will handle the majority of tight end work in Herndon’s absence, but none of the three figure to be fantasy relevant.

Zachary Hanshew1 week ago
Chris Herndon IV could face a two-game suspension

Chris Herndon IV could face a two-game suspension this season, per an ESPN report.

Fantasy Impact

The suspension stems from Herndon IV pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated in January. Herndon looked impressive at times during his 2018 rookie campaign, finishing with a 39-502-4 line. The depth chart behind him is paper thin, with offseason standout Daniel Brown and 2019 fourth-round pick Trevon Wesco the most likely benefactors of a Herndon suspension.

Zachary Hanshew5 weeks ago
Chris Herndon quiet in final game of impressive rookie season

Chris Herndon caught one of his three targets for eight yards in the Jets' Week 17 loss to the Patriots.

Fantasy Impact

Herndon far exceeded expectations this season, especially as a rookie tight end with off-field questions. There's little competition at the position on the roster, and the Jets have many needs other than TE, so expect Herndon to be a significant part of the offense in 2019, and he looks likely to be a viable back-end TE1 at this point.

Chris Herndon finds end zone in loss to Pack

Chris Herndon caught six of his seven targets for 82 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 16 loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact

Herndon has enjoyed a nice breakout in the second half of his rookie campaign, and should be owned in most leagues by now. His target volume and knack for finding the end zone make him a fine option for those still playing in Week 17.

Chris Herndon goes for 53 yards in loss

Chris Herndon caught three of his four targets for 53 yards in the Jets' Week 15 loss to the Texans.

Fantasy Impact

Herndon has really come on in the second half of the season, and while still a bit volatile, has been a solid fantasy asset. On a team with a weak WR corps, Herndon has been seeing reasonable volume for fantasy purposes, and offers some upside with his athleticism and downfield route running. Herndon should slot in as a back end starter for Week 16's matchup with the Packers at a disaster of a position group for fantasy purposes.