Dustin Keller Should Not See Drop In Fantasy Football Value After Injury Versus Panthers

Aug 26, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller (81) is tackled during the third quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Met Life Stadium. Panthers won 17-12. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

Dustin Keller left his third game of the preseason with an ailing right hamstring, but the situation appears to be fine at this point. We break down the implications.

Dustin Keller exited Sunday night's game against the Panthers with an apparent hamstring injury, but now the issue doesn't appear to be too serious. The Jets believe Keller will be back in action by for the Week 1 regular season matchup against the Buffalo Bills.

Analysis: The Jets need all the help they can get on offense at this point, so Keller's status is a positive note. Last year Keller led the team in receptions, receiving yards, targets and first down catches. It's clear that the 27-year-old tight end is a favorite target of Mark Sanchez, but the arrival of Tim Tebow will hurt his fantasy value. Keller should be considered a TE2 at this point due to the Jets inability to score, along with Tebow's horrible completion percentage. Keep an eye on Keller's status in the coming weeks just to make sure everything is 100 percent for Week 1.

For more on Keller and the Jets, check out Gang Green Nation and SB Nation New York.

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