WR Greg Jennings - Minnesota Vikings
|5-11, 192||Born: 9-21-1983||College: Western Michigan||Drafted: Round 2|
He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.
News you need to know
General News (Fri Dec 19): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.
General News (Thu Dec 18): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Dec 17): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 16: at Miami Dolphins
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Teddy Bridgewater now has two consecutive 300+ passing yards games under his belt, with 31/41 for 315 yards, one TD and two interceptions thrown at Detroit (with four sacks taken for -31) last week. During that two-game hot streak, he's relied on Charles Johnson (15 targets for 9/175/1 receiving), Greg Jennings (12 for 8/95/1), Jairus Wright (11 for 8/172/1), Kyle Rudolph (nine for 9/78/0) and Matt Asiata (11 for 10/60/0) the most. The Vikings' rookie signal caller is growing into a legitimate NFL quarterback as 2014 goes along - a good progression for Minnesota. The Dolphins' pass D coughed up 21/35 for 287 yards, two TDs and one interception to Tom Brady last week (zero sacks), and allowed 25/33 for 264 net yards, two TDs and one interception (with one sack for -5 yards) to Joe Flacco two weeks ago. Not too good, friends. To date, the Dolphins are ranked fourth in the NFL averaging 209.2 net passing yards allowed per game, with 22 passing scores given up - but they are playing substantially worse than their season average would indicate here in December. Advantage, Minnesota.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 13 vs CAR (6 / 5 / 45 / 1 rec)
The Vikings were up so quickly and so early that the stopped passing the ball and as a result, Greg Jennings went long stretches without any targets. His biggest play was a 17 yard catch-and-run for a touchdown late in the second quarter. On the play, Jennings ran a short, five-yard out and found himself wide open. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater delivered the ball and the cornerback was playing way too far off, so by the time he closed the gap on Jennings, the receiver was able to cut inside him and make him miss the tackle. Jennings then ran towards the end zone, dragging one would-be tackler with him across the goal line. The only pass Jennings "missed" came when he ran a crossing route and was knocked over by a defender. Under pressure, Teddy Bridgewater threw the ball where Jennings was on the ground to avoid the sack or the intentional grounding. The second throw was a short pass to Greg Jennings which Jennings caught while wide open. He made a defender miss, then ran through a tackle on the way to the end zone.
2014 Week 14 vs NYJ (7 / 5 / 52 / 0 rec)
The veteran receiver was a very reliable target for Teddy Bridgewater catching five out of seven targets, largely on shorter routes where Jennings would make the catch then get a few extra yards afterwards. Jennings did a good job of getting open on his initial route, then finding a way to slip or avoid a tackle and gain the first down. Jennings made an especially nice grab in the third quarter on a 2nd and 4th play. On that pass, he ran a deep out, then had to extend his body when Bridgewater delivered the ball a little off target. He secured the ball and got both feet in before going out of bounds.
2014 Week 15 vs DET (5 / 3 / 43 / 1 rec)
Jennings was well-covered much of the day, but he still made his presence felt several times, including on a gorgeous catch along the sideline in the first quarter. On that play, the pass should have gone to his outside shoulder, but Teddy Bridgewater threw it inside towards the sideline. Jennings had to turn completely around and reach behind him to scoop up the ball before it hit the turf. Jennings was also the target of Bridgewater's touchdown pass. On the play, Jennings lined up on the left side of the formation, in the slot position. At the snap, he ran behind the line of scrimmage to the right side of the field, and then turned upfield. As he did, Bridgewater threw a soft pass to him, which he caught and easily carried the ball into the end zone.
Latest NewsVikings | Greg Jennings probable (Fri Dec 19, 05:40 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 16. Vikings | Greg Jennings limited (Thu Dec 18, 06:19 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 18. Our View: Jennings is seeing some better games now that Teddy Bridgewater has begun to get more comfortable, but he still struggles. At best he is a Wr5.
Vikings | Greg Jennings limited (Wed Dec 17, 05:03 PM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17. Our View: Charles X. Johnson looks like Teddy Bridgewater's favorite target. However, Jennings has scored a TD in three of the last four weeks. Fantasy owners can rely on him as a low-end WR4 with upside.
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