News: 4 days agoHardman played only two snaps on offense and wasn't targeted in Sunday's 15-10 loss to the Patriots.
Spin: Hardman has barely seen the field while being targeted only once through three games with the Jets. He'll be motivated to deliver against his former team when the Chiefs come to town in Week 4, but Hardman may not get many opportunities to do so.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Hardman signed with the Jets after spending his first four seasons with the Chiefs. Despite his second-round pedigree and the Chiefs' pass-heavy, high-scoring offense, Hardman has yet to emerge as a reliable fantasy option. He peaked in target share (13%), yardage (739) and fantasy finish (48th) in 2021 and has yet to clear six TDs in a single season. Hardman scored six TDs in eight full games last season, but he was playing half the snaps and averaging 3.6 touches per game. The 26-year-old joins what has the potential to be a good offense with Aaron Rodgers under center, but he'll file in behind at least Garrett Wilson and Allen Lazard and is thus a long shot for weekly flex value. Hardman is barely worth late-round flier consideration.