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WR Greg Jennings - Minnesota Vikings

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): The development is bumpy for Teddy Bridgewater, but there are still moments where he makes terrific throws - the kinds of throws that can revive the fantasy value of Jennings. With the lapse-prone Bucs secondary up this week, Jennings could be worth a waiver wire straight to your lineup play in deep leagues.

General News (Tue Oct 21): said he's on schedule and hopes to play after the team's bye this week. He'll start running this week

Week 8: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Teddy Bridgewater is playing like what he is - an NFL rookie. No shame in it, but his numbers are making things tough on Minnesota in the 'W' column. He's thrown five interceptions vs. one TD pass over the last two games, with 157 yards passing at Buffalo last week and 188 vs. Detroit two weeks ago. Bridgewater also has absorbed 13 sacks for -84 yards over the past two weeks. It's not a good time to look for consistent production from the Vikings' passing attack, folks. There is a lot of necessary learning going on, but it doesn't make for compelling fantasy numbers week to week - just look at Greg Jennings (6/77/0 receiving last week to lead the team; 3/33/0 two weeks ago). However, this week Minnesota visits the Tampa Bay pass D - the league's worst pass D that averages 294.5 net yards allowed per game, tied for second-worst in the NFL with 15 passing scores given up vs. just four interceptions (tied for 18th in the NFL) and nine sacks (tied-25th) to date. Before last week's bye, Tampa had allowed 21/29 for 306 net yards, five TDs and zero passing TDS to Joe Flacco, and 35/57 for 371 net yards, two TDs and three interceptions to Drew Brees and company the week prior. If there is a weekend to dial up Bridgewater (or at least one of his receivers, like Jennings), this would be the weekend to do it if you can stand the downside risk of turnovers from the rookie.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
4 vs ATL 0 0 0 4 3 72 0 0
5 at GB 0 0 0 6 2 31 0 0
6 vs DET 0 0 0 6 3 33 0 0
7 at BUF 0 0 0 7 6 77 0 0
8 at TB PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 5 * * *
8 at TB PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 4 * * *
8 at TB PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 5 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs GB (6 / 2 / 31 / 0 rec)

Jennings didn't see any targets in the first half as the Packers did a great job of keeping him covered, while the front seven harried quarterback Christian Ponder and kept him from looking downfield. When he did finally see some passes, he was clearly not in a rhythm anymore. His first decent target was on a crossing route, during which he was wide open. Ponder threw it behind him, but Jennings should have hauled it in and dropped it instead. Jennings did well once he got settled again, making two nice catches while getting hammered by defenders. Overall this was a rough game for Jennings, in part because of defensive coverage and in part because of quarterback play.

2014 Week 6 vs DET (6 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)

Jennings was invisible until the first quarter as Minnesota turned into clear catch-up mode on offense. Even then, Jennings was relegated to crossing routes, added a dropped pass, and one of his receptions came in the closing minutes of garbage time. Jennings has not scored since Week 1, has just eight receptions over the past three games, and the Minnesota offense has had little working in back-to-back games. Matchups against the Bills and Buccaneers coming up offer some optimism.

2014 Week 7 vs BUF (7 / 6 / 77 / 0 rec)

Jennings' first catch was an impressive one as quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw the ball high and behind his receiver but Jennings made a one handed grab. The bulk of Jennings' yards came on a 38-yard reception in the second quarter. On the play, the Vikings had three receivers spread out with Jennings in the slot. Bridgewater dropped back and had plenty of time to scan the field. The ball was a little short of Jennings but he had great position on the defender, blocking the Bills player out so Jennings could make the catch. Overall Jennings did a very good job hauling the ball in, catching six of seven targets and finding ways to gain separation through route running and physicality.

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Staff Dynasty Rankings

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Footballguys Articles

Faceoff: Finding a Future Dynasty Stud
  FBG Staff - June 11
From The Gut
  Sigmund Bloom - June 6
Examining the Potential Situations for 2014 Rookie Quarterbacks
  Cian Fahey - April 11
The Gut Check No.298 - WR Drop Rates
  Matt Waldman - June 23
The Gut Check No.300: Gut Checks Part I
  Matt Waldman - July 7
The Gut Check No.302: PPR Tiers
  Matt Waldman - July 14
NFC Roster Check Pre-Free Agency
  Jeff Tefertiller - March 8
How to Project Receiving Yards In 2014
  Chase Stuart - May 14
Coaching Carousel: Norv Turner
  Kyle Wachtel - April 28
Gut Check No.318: ADP vs. End of Season
  Matt Waldman - September 30

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  Bob Harris - June 30
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  Evan Silva - July 2
Silva's July Rankings, 101-200
  Evan Silva - July 5
An IDP Noob Tackling An IDP Draft: The Results (So Far)
  Luke Grilli - July 10

Schedule

8@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
9vs Washington Redskins
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Chicago Bears
12vs Green Bay Packers
13vs Carolina Panthers
14vs New York Jets
15@ Detroit Lions
16@ Miami Dolphins
17vs Chicago Bears