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DE Everson Griffen - Minnesota Vikings

6-4, 273Born: 12-21-1987College: Southern CaliforniaDrafted: Round 4

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Summary

Everson Griffen has been a staple of the Vikings defense since taking over for Jared Allen in 2014. His sack totals have slipped steadily down over the past two years as others along that defensive front have benefited from the attention opposing offenses have put upon stopping Griffen. The Vikings have discussed moving Griffen around on some snaps in 2017. When asked about this possibility, Griffen said, "I've been locking myself into just playing on the right side. ... It's just about being versatile and doing more. I'm just not a right end. I can play left end, I can play three-technique. I can do anything." If Griffin were to play inside for a high percentage of snaps, it might hurt his tackle totals. If Griffin moves inside only occasionally, it is not likely to significantly impact his 2017 output. (May 7)

FBG Staff Rankings

DE Redraft - 5, 2, 4, 4, 7, 7, 9, 10
Overall Redraft - 17, 10, 18, 23, 26, 26, 41
DE Dynasty - 3, 2, 3, 4, 6
Overall Dynasty - 10, 10, 12, 13

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2014 MIN 16 39 16 12 1 0 0 3 0
2015 MIN 15 34 10 10.5 1 0 0 4 0
2016 MIN 16 36 12 8 2 3 0 1 1
2017 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 36 * * * * * * *
2017 PROJ-Norton 16 38 * * * * * * *

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2017 Schedule

1vs New Orleans Saints
2@ Pittsburgh Steelers
3vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4vs Detroit Lions
5@ Chicago Bears
6vs Green Bay Packers
7vs Baltimore Ravens
8@ Cleveland Browns
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ Washington Redskins
11vs Los Angeles Rams
12@ Detroit Lions
13@ Atlanta Falcons
14@ Carolina Panthers
15vs Cincinnati Bengals
16@ Green Bay Packers
17vs Chicago Bears