Dustin Keller Ruled Out For Week 2 After Missing Friday Practice, Remove From Fantasy Lineup

June 14, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller (81) drops a pass during minicamp at the Atlantic Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Keller misses his second straight practice Friday. We break down the fantasy implications.

UPDATE: KELLER HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY RULED OUT OF SUNDAY'S GAME AGAINST THE STEELERS, PER RICH CIMINI.

New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) was held out of Friday practice for the second day in a row, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. It's a significant setback for the tight end, who suited up for Week 1 against the Bills and was limited in Wednesday practices. Perhaps not coincidentally, Mehta also reports that the Jets signed backup TE Dedrick Epps off the Bears practice squad.

Fantasy Impact: All signs point to "will not play Sunday" here - hamstring injuries are notoriously chronic, midweek practice downgrades are never a good sign, and the Epps signing means the Jets won't have to roll into Pittsburgh with less than three TEs on the roster should Keller be inactive. If you were planning to play Keller in Week 2, start looking for a Plan B.

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