TE Ryan Griffin - New York Jets

6-6, 261Born: 1-11-1990College: ConnecticutDrafted: Round 6, pick 2013

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 18): Griffin has had two massive games in the last four weeks and his schedule is excellent over the next three weeks with Oakland, Cincinnati and Miami up.

Week 12: vs Oakland Raiders

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FBG says: Good matchup. In the midst of a nightmarish sophomore season, Sam Darnold may finally be hitting some kind of stride. Over his last 3 games, he's completed 66% of his throws at a respectable 7.9 yards per attempt, with 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. It's important to remember that Darnold is still just 22, and that the Jets offense is still very much building around him. At the very least, he and slot man Jamison Crowder (45 receptions over 7 games together) have shown great rapport on quick-hitting slants and underneath routes. Still, the Jets would love to see Darnold fine-tune his connection with top wideout Robby Anderson to truly kick-start this attack. Anderson has grown into more than just a deep-ball decoy, yet he and Darnold just aren't on the same page most of the time. The pair closed 2018 very strongly, and they roasted the Cowboys for 125 yards and a long touchdown back in Week 6. But over 5 games since, Anderson has produced just 103 and a single score - a short catch last week against a busted Washington coverage. Demaryius Thomas has been more involved of late, though the explosive Anderson always carries the higher ceiling. The hope is that Darnold's development matches up with it, as it did down the 2018 stretch (84 yards per game and 3 scores over the final 4 weeks). The Raiders trot out one of football's most talent-hungry units, and also one of fantasy's most beatable. They've shown well over the past 2 weeks against the spiraling Chargers and the Ryan Finley-led Bengals, but struggled against virtually everyone else. Other quarterbacks are averaging 312 yards in this matchup, and 6 of 7 have thrown multiple touchdowns. They put very little heat on opposing passers, and the cornerbacks have played musical chairs for much of the year. They can't expect much help down the field, either: since preseason wrapped up, the Raiders have lost their top three safeties to injury, forcing them to plug in a handful of journeyman types. D.J. Swearinger was signed last week and immediately stepped into 60% of snaps, but he's long been a liability in coverage. This unit is still trying to find its footing, and baby steps are being made. But it still looks like a get-right opportunity for Sam Darnold and his floundering Jets.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 at JAX 58 4.0 66 2 0 18.6
9 at MIA 65 6.0 50 0 0 5
10 vs NYG 42 1.0 -2 0 0 -0.2
11 at WAS 60 5.0 109 1 0 16.9
12 vs OAK PROJ-Dodds * 2.9 * * * *
12 vs OAK PROJ-Tremblay * 2.4 * * * *
12 vs OAK PROJ-Bloom * 4.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Ryan Griffin's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 11 vs WAS (5 / 5 / 109 / 1 rec)

Chris Herndon is out again, but the Jets have found gold in Ryan Griffin who had a massive day, including catching all five of his targets and a nice touchdown. On that play he found his way behind the defenders, who appeared to be playing zone and let him pass but didn't hand him off to anyone. Quarterback Sam Darnold saw this immediately and hit Griffin with a quick pass, which the tight end took into the end zone.

2019 Week 10 vs NYG (1 / 1 / -2 / 0 rec)

Griffin saw the field more than any other tight end (42 snaps compared to 18 each for both Chris Herndon and Trevon Wesco) but saw the least amount of work as a receiver. With Chris Herndon out again, he may see his targets rebound but Wesco looked solid so how those snaps are sorted out remains to be seen.

2019 Week 9 vs MIA (8 / 6 / 50 / 0 rec)

Griffin had a decent day as Chris Herndon was out once again, and could have had an even better day had he been able to hang on to a ball late in the second quarter. Unfortunately, the play was reversed upon review and then Sam Darnold threw an interception on the next play.

2019 Week 8 vs JAX (4 / 4 / 66 / 2 rec)

Overall he has shown himself as more than a blocker, and it's likely that ability which has allowed the Jets to keep Chris Herndon off the field until he's completely healed.

2019 Week 7 vs NE (2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)

Griffin was on the field a lot, 51 snaps of the total 61 for the Jets offense, but was mostly trying to help keep quarterback Sam Darnold clean. It was a futile effort giving the offensive line and the fierce pass rush.

2019 Week 6 vs DAL (3 / 3 / 28 / 1 rec)

Griffin saw several targets but his highlight was the touchdown he scored near the end of the first half. On first and goal, Griffin ran a simple route to the goal line, turned to use his body to shield the ball from the defender and easily caught the pass from Sam Darnold.

2019 Week 5 vs PHI (1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

Griffin was the target on a failed two-point conversion, but beyond that and a 5-yard dump-off, he was just a warm body trying to help the sieve-like offensive line block.

2019 Week 3 vs NE (1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Griffin was on the field for 47 of 51 offensive snaps, but as usual mostly there for blocking, not that it helped the poor offensive line play.

2019 Week 1 vs BUF (4 / 3 / 10 / 0 rec)

Ryan Griffin saw some action, though much of it was blocking. That said, he had a touchdown called back due to a Quincy Enunwa offensive pass interference penalty.


Latest News

Jets | Ryan Griffin hits the century mark (Sun Nov 17, 08:52 PM) - New York Jets TE Ryan Griffin posted five grabs for a game-high 109 yards and a touchdown on his five targets in Week 11 against the Washington Redskins.

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Jets | Ryan Griffin expected to play (Fri Nov 15, 06:45 PM) - New York Jets TE Ryan Griffin (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 11.

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Jets | NY Jets' Week 11 injury report (Fri Nov 15, 03:31 PM) - New York Jets LB C.J. Mosley (groin), DB Matthias Farley (quad), OL Ryan Kalil (knee) and LB Paul Worrilow (quad) were unable to practice Friday, Nov. 15, and have been ruled out for Week 11 against the New York Jets. CB Darryl Roberts (calf) did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful. RB Le'Veon Bell (ribs, knee, illness), LB Brandon Copeland (hip, thumb), LB Neville Hewitt (neck, knee), OL Alex Lewis (elbow), DL Steve McLendon (neck), OL Kelvin Beachum (ankle) and WR Demaryius Thomas (knee, hamstring) were limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable. DL Henry Anderson (shoulder) was upgraded to full practice Friday and is also listed as questionable. WR Robby Anderson was a limited participant in practice all week but no longer appears on the injury report. RB Josh Adams (illness), QB Sam Darnold (thumb), WR Jamison Crowder (knee, quad), WR Braxton Berrios (hamstring, hip), TE Ryan Griffin (ankle), OL Tom Compton (back), LB Jordan Jenkins (calf), DB Blessuan Austin (knee) and DB Nate Hairston (thumb, knee) fully participated in practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report.

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Jets | Full practice for Ryan Griffin (Thu Nov 14, 06:03 PM) - New York Jets TE Ryan Griffin (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 14.

Our View: Chris Herndon landed on injured reserve, so Griffin is a viable streamer in the matchup with Washington if you have to go to the wire for your tight end this week.
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Jets | Ryan Griffin practices in full (Wed Nov 13, 05:28 PM) - New York Jets TE Ryan Griffin (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Our View: Griffin is the guy for the Jets with Chris Herndon shut down on Injured Reserve. He's a streaming option in deeper leagues and provides TE2 value for Fantasy GMs.
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