Jets TE Josh Baker Carted Off Field With Knee Injury Against Panthers: Fantasy Implications

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 24: Josh Baker #45 of the New York Jets takes a knee after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter during a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 24, 2011 in East Rutherford. New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Josh Baker left Sunday's preseason game against the Panthers with a knee injury, leaving the Jets without their top three tight ends. We break down the fantasy implications.

New York Jets third-string tight end Josh Baker was carted off the field during Sunday's preseason game against the Carolina Panthers with what appears to be a serious right knee injury. Dustin Keller also left the game early in the first quarter after suffering a hamstring injury. With Jeff Cumberland out with a concussion sustained Tuesday during practice, the Jets' depth at tight end has been decimated for the game. Dedrick Epps, Hayden Smith and Tarren Lloyd are teams' listed remaining TEs.

Analysis: The good news for the Jets is that Keller's injury does not appear to be overly serious. Though he isn't expected to return to the game, he did re-join the team on the sideline while still wearing his uniform. The injuries to Baker and Cumberland are a bit more serious, however, leaving the Jets in bad shape should anything happen again to Keller. Among injuries in the receiving corps, a serious hole at right tackle and shaky quarterback play throughout preseason, it's safe to say that the Jets offense is a mess at the moment.

For more on the Jets' tight end troubles, check out Gang Green Nation and SB Nation New York.

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