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Jeff Cumberland injury update: Concussion derails his little fantasy value

Jeff Zelevansky

Jeff Cumberland will not play against the Saints. We break down the fantasy implications.

New York Jets Jeff Cumberland will not play against the Saints on Sunday. He was not cleared from his concussion and did not practice this week. While it was a mild concussion for the tight end, he still could not receive medical clearance. The NFL has a stringent protocol for teams to follow regarding their players after being diagnosed with a concussion. A mild concussion is still a concussion, so Cumberland is not excluded from the protocol.

The Jets are now down to Zach Sudfeld to play tight end with Kellen Winslow serving a suspension. Sudfeld caught two balls for 10 yards last week against the Bengals.

Fantasy impact: Sudfeld will have a whole week to run with the first string, so he should be able to improve on those numbers. The Jets are also going to be without Santonio Holmes, so the Jets are going to need all the options in the passing game they can get. Owners can cut Cumberland in deep two-TE leagues and Sudfeld serves as a Haily Mary play this week vs. New Orleans.

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