The Dustin Factor: Significant

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The Jets miss TE Dustin Keller. A lot.

Jets: When Targeting Tight Ends

Keller, the team's leading receiver last season, has missed the last three games because of a pulled hamstring. His status for Monday night against the Texans is up in the air. QB Mark Sanchez relies on Keller as his over-the-middle secruity blanket, and backup Jeff Cumberland hasn't filled the void.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Jets rank near the bottom of the league in a handful of categories when targeting tight ends.