News: 2 days agoConklin caught three of five targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Steelers.
Spin: Conklin remained involved in Zach Wilson's (knee) season debut under center, as the tight end posted his second-highest yardage total of the season. Heading into Week 5 against the Dolphins, Conkin has totaled 21 catches for 192 yards and a touchdown.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Conklin signed with the Jets after a breakout 2021 campaign in which he was on the field for 81% of Minnesota's offensive snaps. He stepped in for an injured Irv Smith Jr. and ranked no lower than 12th at the position in snaps, routes, targets, receptions and end zone targets (eight). Conklin has primarily been a short-range target (5.6 aDOT) and is a strong bet for a much-lesser role with C.J. Uzomah and Jeremy Ruckert also on the new-look Jets' TE depth chart. Last season marked Conklin's lone top-40 fantasy campaign and he has four touchdowns on 129 career targets. He's only worth a roster spot in two-TE leagues.