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Santonio Holmes To Miss Jets Preseason Opener With Injured Ribs: Fantasy Implications

PITTSBURGH, PA - FILE: Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets celebrates after he scored a third quarter touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the 2011 AFC Championship game at Heinz Field on January 23, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to reports July 27, 2011, Holmes and the New York Jets have agreed to a five-year $50 million contract with $24 million guaranteed. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Santonio Holmes will miss the Jets preseason opener against the Bengals on Friday due to a rib injury he suffered this past Saturday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Santonio Holmes will miss the New York Jets' preseason opener after injuring his ribs this past Saturday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. While X-rays showed that Holmes did not suffer a fracture, the team is being understandably cautious with the veteran wide receiver. The Jets are set to take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Friday.

Analysis: While missed reps are never a good thing for any player, Holmes has plenty of experience catching passes from Mark Sanchez. The good news is that the injury shouldn't be a long-term issue for Holmes or the Jets. In the short-term, New York will have to make due somehow with a very thin receiving corps. Chaz Schilens (groin) and Jeremy Kerley (hamstring) have both been limited by injuries in training camp.

For more on Holmes and the Jets, head over to the SB Nation blog Gang Green Nation and check out SB Nation New York.

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