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WR Greg Jennings - Minnesota Vikings

5-11, 192Born: 9-21-1983College: Western MichiganDrafted: Round 2

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Preseason player page

He is listed as questionable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Nov 17): Jennings was forced from the game on Sunday due to a ribs injury of unspecified severity - he'll be evaluated further on Monday.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 17): Jennings is fading from prominence in the Vikings offense. While the team is giving younger receivers more playing time, the veteran has become an afterthought.

General News (Fri Nov 21): practiced fully on Friday but is questionable to play this week.

General News (Thu Nov 20): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Nov 19): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 12: vs Green Bay Packers

Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Christian Ponder reminded everyone why the Vikings drafted Teddy Bridgewater this year, by flubbing Ponder's one start of the season at Green Bay in Week 5 (six sacks taken for -34 yards; 22/44 for 222 yards passing, zero TDs and two interceptions thrown). Since then he's been back on the third team where he deserves to be, leaving Bridgewater to learn his craft as an NFL starter. Looking back to Week 5 won't tell us much about Bridgewater's prospects during Week 12. Bridgewater had a game to forget against the Bears last week, throwing 18/28 for 158 yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown, with two sacks taken for -11 yards. He had a better game two contests ago, throwing 26/42 for 268 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions thrown (with two sacks taken for -16 yards). During that two week span, Cordarrelle Patterson (10 targets for 3/33/0 receiving) and Greg Jennings (12 for 7/80/0) lead the list of most-targeted receivers for Bridgewater. He's thrown his TDs to tight ends Rhett Ellison (five for 5/37/1) and Chase Ford (nine for 6/70/1) - there hasn't been much in the way of fantasy points to share around. The Packers' pass D is ranked 13th in the NFL averaging 238.2 net passing yards allowed per game, with 15 passing scores given out vs. 14 interceptions (tied-third in the NFL) and 25 sacks (tied-11th) put up to date. Mark Sanchez managed 26/44 for 320 net yards passing, two TDs and two interceptions at Lambeau Field last week (three sacks taken for -26 yards), while Jay Cutler threw 23/40 for 256 net yards, one TD allowed vs. two interceptions thrown while taking three sacks for -18 yards. The Packers have the edge in this matchup.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
8 at TB 0 0 0 6 3 38 1 0
9 vs WAS 0 0 0 10 6 76 0 0
11 at CHI 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 0
12 vs GB 0 0 0 6 4 38 1 0
12 vs GB PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 3 * * *
12 vs GB PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 3 * * *
12 vs GB PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 9 vs WAS (10 / 6 / 76 / 0 rec)

Jennings had great separation on the coverage for his first target, but Teddy Bridgewater overthrew him by two or three yards. While the next few targets were all high, causing Jennings to extend himself to make the catch and making it impossible for him to get yards after the catch, he was wide open on the fifth attempt and Bridgewater hit him along the sideline. The pass was a little off still and forced Jennings out of bounds--if it had hit him in stride, he had a lot more space to run in. That's the story of this game for Jennings though--each pass was just a bit off and it cost the team some yards and likely some completions in general.

2014 Week 11 vs CHI (2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

The offensive line did its best impression of a set of subway turnstiles on Sunday, which made it hard for quarterback teddy Bridgewater to find his receivers on long routes, which certainly hurt Jennings' ability to contribute. In fact his first target didn't come until the third quarter on an incomplete pass where either Jennings didn't run the route quite right or Bridgewater simply missed. His single catch came a short time later as he ran a route across the middle of the field and made the catch while the defender was draped over him.

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Latest News

Vikings | Greg Jennings victimizes old team (Sun Nov 23, 07:58 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings (rib) had four receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Week 12 game against the Green Bay Packers, his former team. It his first score in four games against his old team. He has nine total catches for 107 yards in the four games against the Packers.

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Vikings | Greg Jennings will dress (Sun Nov 23, 11:41 AM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings (rib) is active for the team's Week 12 game.

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Vikings | Greg Jennings missing practice (Thu Nov 20, 02:36 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings (ribs) is not participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 20.

Our View: Jennings was already struggling before the injury and this sets him back even more. He's no better than a WR7 and to be honest, there is precious little value in the passing offense of the Minnesota Vikings right now.
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Vikings | Greg Jennings sits (Wed Nov 19, 05:12 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings (rib) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.

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Vikings | Greg Jennings suffers injury (Sun Nov 16, 03:33 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings (rib) suffered a rib injury in the team's Week 11 game but will be able to return to the game.

Our View: Jennings still did very little, and Charles Johnson appeared to take over as Teddy Bridgewater's top target the rest of the way. The real bottom line is that if the Vikings can't have a good passing day against the Bears, it might be time to abandon them when looking for options for the rest of the year, even in deeper leagues.
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Schedule

12vs Green Bay Packers
13vs Carolina Panthers
14vs New York Jets
15@ Detroit Lions
16@ Miami Dolphins
17vs Chicago Bears