Dustin Keller Misses Thursday Practice, Dropping Fantasy Value

Sept 9, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller (81) is tackled after a catch by Buffalo Bills safety George Wilson (37) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Dustin Keller missed practice Thursday with more hamstring soreness. We break down the fantasy implications.

New York Jets TE Dustin Keller sat out practice Thursday with hamstring soreness, reports Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. Keller was limited in Wednesday's practice, so it's a discouraging step backwards for his Week 2 status against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a fantasy non-factor in Week 1, making one catch for seven yards in a blowout win over the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Impact: It's the same hamstring injury that's been hampering him in preseason, and he was clearly not 100% on Sunday despite suiting up and playing 43% of the team's offensive snaps. If you have other TE options, use them this week and don't count on Keller to contribute.

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