Tight end Jeff Cumberland has been a nice revelation for both the New York Jets and fantasy football owners. He took over as the team’ No. 1 TE with Kellen Winslow suspended, and had his breakout performance in Week 5 against the Falcons when he caught three passes for 79 yards and a TD.
Since then, Cumberland has eight catches for 109 yards and zero touchdowns over his last three games for the Jets.
And now, he now is dealing with a concussion that has his availability in question for Sunday’s game vs the New Orleans Saints:
Jets’ Jeff Cumberland suffered concussion yesterday, per source. Mild one. Definitive status this wk unknown, but will likely play v Saints
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) October 28, 2013
Something to keep an eye on this week: Jeff Cumberland’s availability vs Saints. Jets TE suffered a mild concussion vs Bengals, per source.
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) October 29, 2013
Cumberland only played 30-of-67 snaps against Cincinnati, catching one pass on two targets for nine yards. That’s not the ideal kind of production you want from even a backup TE you’re playing if your No. 1 option is injured or on his bye week.
Cumberland is now a player you need to drop in every league, and the only roster he should remain on is in deep dynasty leagues.