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Jets TE C.J. Uzomah (ankle) is inactive for today's game vs. the Dolphins. His absence is a boost to TE Tyler Conklin's Week 18 fantasy value.

Jets QB Zach Wilson threw for 317 yards and 2 TDs in Sunday's loss to the Lions. He completed just 18 of his 35 pass attempts (51.4%) and threw an INT. WR Garrett Wilson led the way with 9 targets, catching 4 for 98 yards. WR Elijah Moore finished 2nd in targets (7), catching 4 for 51 yards. WR Jeff Smith went 4-77 receiving on 5 targets. TE C.J. Uzomah snagged both of the team's TDs as his only 2 catches (on 2 targets). The Jets get upside matchups with the Jaguars and Seahawks the next 2 weeks. We'd still prefer not to trust Zach Wilson in fantasy football lineups, but they'll at least be good spots for his WRs.

Jets WR Garrett Wilson gobbled up nearly all of his team's receiving production in Sunday's win over the Bills. He drew 36% of QB Zach Wilson's pass attempts (9 targets), caught 44.4% of his completions (8) and amassed 59.7% of the team's yardage (92). Wilson was polite enough to let RB James Robinson claim the only TD reception. Zach Wilson threw for just 154 yards overall, with no 2nd Jet exceeding 16 receiving yards. Robinson and C.J. Uzomah were the only other 2 Jets to catch multiple passes. WR Denzel Mims ranked 2nd behind Garrett Wilson in playing time and routes but caught just 1 of 4 targets. TE Tyler Conklin continued to play clearly ahead of Uzomah, especially as a receiver (24 routes to Uzomah's 10, according to Pro Football Focus). The Jets now get a Week 10 bye. Perhaps someone will reacquaint them with WR Elijah Moore during that time off. He actually ranked 3rd among Jets WRs in playing time Sunday but didn't garner a target.

Jets TE Tyler Conklin remained heavily involved in the offense in Sunday's win over the Jets, playing the 4th most snaps among non-QB skill-position players on offense. The problem is that TE C.J. Uzomah was among the 3 who played more. Uzomah edged Conklin 41-40 in total snaps and also ran 5 more pass routes. Compare that to Week 4, when Conklin doubled Uzomah's routes and played 26 more snaps in all (with QB Zach Wilson back). One game of the depleted receiving role doesn't make Conklin a "must" drop, but he's also not a "must" hold at a position where many fantasy football lineups are desperate for a decent starting option. Don't expect him to be close to our top 12 at the position for a Week 6 visit to Green Bay. We'll see whether the playing-time alterations become a trend.

11:31am EDT 9/18/22

Jets TE C.J. Uzomah (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Browns. He played just 23 snaps and ran 11 pass routes in the opener, so there’s minimal fantasy impact here.

Jets TE C.J. Uzomah (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday's game vs. the Browns. He played well behind TE Tyler Conklin in the opener and is off the fantasy radar. But Uzomah's absence can't hurt Conklin's Week 2 projection.

ESPN's Rich Cimini on Wednesday predicted that Jets TE Tyler Conklin will catch "at least 60 passes" this year. Cimini said the free-agent addition had an impressive summer and expects him to emerge as a "safety blanket" for Jets QBs. That's not a huge reception total over a 17-game season, but only 13 TEs reached 60 catches last year. So it would be a fantasy-relevant level. Consider this at least the latest indication than we should bet Conklin over new teammate C.J. Uzomah among Jets TEs.

ESPN’s Rich Cimini calls Jets TE Tyler Conklin an “under the radar” player who’s “impressing the organization.” Cimini notes the veteran’s smoothness as a pass-catcher and ability to line up in several spots. Conklin is coming off a career-best 61-593-3 line in Minnesota, but he’s fully expected to share snaps with C.J. Uzomah this fall. Both guys project as inconsistent fantasy contributors.

The Jets have agreed to a 3-year, $24 million deal with the Jets, according to multiple reports. That'll obviously make him the Jets' lead TE. Uzomah has yet to reach 50 receptions in a season, though. And he'll join a Jets offense that returns WR Corey Davis and WR Elijah Moore. And the Jets re-signed Braxton Berrios this week. Expect Uzomah to continue toiling in low-TE2 range of the fantasy football rankings.

5:05pm EST 2/13/22

Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah (knee) is active for the Super Bowl. He sprained his MCL in the AFC Championship but put in a limited practice on Thursday and a full practice on Friday. Still, don't expect him to be at 100% vs. the Rams.

Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah (knee) is listed as questionable for the Super Bowl. He went from a limited practice on Thursday to full participation on Friday. HC Zac Taylor said again Friday that he expects Uzomah to play. We'll get Cincinnati's inactives around 5 pm ET on Sunday. Just 2 weeks removed from an MCL sprain, Uzomah will carry elevated risk if he suits up.

Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah (knee) was upgraded to limited participation in Thursday's practice. HC Zac Taylor has sounded optimistic about Uzomah's availability for the Super Bowl, and he looks to be trending in the right direction. We'll get Cincinnati's final injury report on Friday afternoon.

Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah (knee) was officially listed as a non-participant in Wednesday's practice. But he worked off to the side with a trainer, and HC Zac Taylor said afterward that Uzomah looks "positive" for Sunday's Super Bowl. "Considering where he was when he fell on the turf last Sunday to where he is now, I'm really optimistic about how it's going," Taylor added. "We'll continue to see him in action these next 2 days, but optimistic." We'll see what Uzomah is able to do on Thursday.

The "initial belief" is that Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah sprained his left MCL in the AFC Championship win over the Chiefs, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Uzomah is scheduled for an MRI to get a better look at the damage, but it sounds like he avoided a significant injury that would impact his 2022 season. Uzomah remains iffy for the Super Bowl. We should get another update on his status this afternoon.

Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah left in the 1st quarter of Sunday's AFC championship game with a left knee injury. He was quickly deemed doubtful to return. We'll see about the severity of the injury in the coming days. Uzomah is headed for unrestricted free agency in March.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow, WR Tee Higgins and K Evan McPherson are inactive for today’s game vs. the Browns.WR Ja’Marr Chase is active but might play just long enough to get the 12 yards he needs to set Cincinnati’s single-season franchise record.TE C.J. Uzomah (knee, hip) is surprisingly active after missing practice all week.

Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah (knee, hip) is questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Browns. He didn’t practice all week and seems unlikely to play with Cincinnati resting starters in this one. Uzomah’s absence would leave Drew Sample as the Bengals’ top TE.

According to Chris Roling of Bengals Wire, Cincinnati coaches have indicated that "roughly 50 catches wouldn't be a surprise" for TE C.J. Uzomah this season. That's not an exciting level, just 2.9 receptions per game. But it would have tied for 19th among TEs last year. So keep Uzomah in mind as a fill-in option or late stash in a TE-premium format.

Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah declared himself 100% recovered from last year's torn Achilles and was a full-go in OTAs and minicamp, according to The Athletic's Paul Dehner. Uzomah opened last season as Cincinnati's starter, tallying 11 targets before going down in Week 2. Dehner confirms that Uzomah is expected to play ahead of TE Drew Sample this year -- assuming he regains pre-injury form. A pass-heavy Bengals offense helps Uzomah's fantasy outlook. But he figures to be battling RB Joe Mixon for the title of 4th option in the passing game behind WRs Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd.

The Colts had 1 player and 3 staff members originally test positive for COVID, but all 4 have come back as false positives, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. So the Bengals-Colts game is on for Sunday. We'll let you know if that changes.

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