EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - AUGUST 16: Joe McKnight #25 of the New York Jets rushes against the New York Giants during their game at New Meadowlands Stadium on August 16 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Joe McKnight suffered a hamstring injury during Thursday's preseason game between the Jets and Eagles. We break down the fantasy implications.
Joe McKnight suffered a hamstring injury during the New York Jets' preseason finale Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, head coach Rex Ryan told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Ryan was unsure of the extent of the injury. McKnight led the Jets in rushing with nine carries for 38 yards.
Analysis: Though the injury may be minor, this is still bad news for McKnight. Bilal Powell seemed to have the upperhand in their competition for the backup spot behind Shonn Greene before Thursday's game. Now it's even more unlikely that McKnight will see valuable touches in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. Neither back is expected to play much more than a third-down role as long as Greene is healthy. Neither are particularly good fantasy targets for standard leagues. Don't expect the Jets' running game to be strong enough to warrant handcuffing Greene.