WR Jabar Gaffney - Miami Dolphins
|6-1, 193||Born: 12-1-1980||College: Florida||Drafted: Round 2, pick 0|
2012 Week 8 vs NYJ (2 / 1 / 30 / 0 rec)
Gaffney's sole reception occurred during his team's first drive after halftime. On a 3rd-and-11 play, Gaffney ran a post-corner route down the left sideline and plucked the perfectly thrown Matt Moore pass for a 30-yard gain. The ball was so well thrown that Gaffney didn't need to make any spectacular moves to secure the catch. This play extended the Dolphins drive that resulted in an Antony Fasano touchdown.
2012 Week 10 vs TEN (5 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Continuing to operate as the number three receiver, Gaffney did see five targets on Sunday, but only came up with one catch. Gaffney was productive in Washington last season with Rex Grossman as his quarterback, but he offers little to no playmaking ability and turns 32 in December. Signed off the street about a month ago, Gaffney has struggled thus far, only beating out Marlon Moore for the third wide receiver because Moore is a special teamer at best.
2011 Week 1 vs NYG (7 / 3 / 54 / 1 rec)
Jabar Gaffney made a very solid contribution for his team on Sunday and could be ready to post his best numbers in years. It started off rough for Gaffney as QB Grossman overthrew him deep down field as he was open and he dropped a pass later across the middle. He began to make up for this as he blew by a NYG defender for a big pass play down the sideline. Gaffney later got inside of his CB and caught a well thrown slant for an easy and well deserved touchdown.
2011 Week 2 vs ARI (8 / 5 / 62 / 0 rec)
Gaffney has a good rapport with Grossman, his ex-college teammate, and could be a sneaky play going forward if he's still on your waiver wire. He was a red zone target on third down, on a quick slant pattern, but a great play by defender prevented the TD. Grossman clearly looked to him in clutch moments.
2011 Week 3 vs DAL (6 / 5 / 60 / 0 rec)
Gaffney is a solid possession receiver who has carved out a relatively length career doing that very thing. Gaffney seems to run slants, short out patterns, and spends a lot of his time in the short portion of the field, serving as a safety valve to Grossman, who he has a long history with. Gaffney and Moss seem like the perfect number 2 and 3 wr's in an offense. Unfortunately in Washington they are serving as the 1 and 2, which limits the Redskins offensively.
2011 Week 4 vs STL (4 / 4 / 62 / 0 rec)
Gaffney's day included him running the seams and mostly handling the middle of the field. He converted one of his catches for on third down to extend a drive. Showed good savvy getting down field helping block for the running backs. His 15 yards a catch display how he was more of the vertical threat today with Armstrong out.
2011 Week 6 vs PHI (10 / 2 / 55 / 0 rec)
The first half was spent lamenting the fact that Gaffney didn't have a QB who could hit him with the deep ball as he twice got behind the coverage but had nothing to show for it. In the second half he got those opportunities, but the results were mixed. He did catch a deep ball off a flea flicker to start the second half for a big gain, but it was one of only two catches in the game. The one that got away was a deep ball thrown by Beck into solid coverage. Gaffney had the ball go through his hands at the goal line, costing him what could have been a really nice day.
2011 Week 7 vs CAR (8 / 4 / 68 / 0 rec)
Jabar Gaffney, a classic possession receiver, meshed well with Beck as he ran crisp, efficient routes into the teeth of the Panthers defense and made a few decent plays. Gaffney's role increased after Santana Moss' injury. Expect this trend to continue if Moss misses any time. Gaffney was targeted a couple of times early on by Beck but the passes - like Beck - were wobbly. Gaffney made a costly error by fumbling the football at the end of the first half, getting the ball dislodged on a quick slant. Gaffney's biggest gain was a 32-yard completion down the seam off play action as Beck dropped it in the only window that he could.
2011 Week 8 vs BUF (5 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)
With Santana Moss out for awhile, Gaffney got a chance to take over as the team's #1 WR this week. He saw some added attention from the defense, which likely held his targets in check. While Gaffney caught 4 of the 5 passes thrown his way, he was not able to get deep on any of them and only came away with 40 yards.
2011 Week 9 vs SF (5 / 4 / 40 / 1 rec)
Gaffney really appeared head and shoulders above the other Redskins receivers in his ability to get open and then made it look easy catching the ball. Unfortunately, John Beck didn't look Gaffney's way often enough for him to make much of a difference. His first catch wasn't until the second quarter. It was along the sideline, and he showed some nice footwork to stay in bounds for a gain of a few additional yards. Then another catch to the opposite side for a 19 yard gain. He seemed to be the only receiver Beck looked to on deeper routes, but of course Beck seemed to never look for anyone on deeper routes. Bit of a Catch-22. On his nine yard TD catch, Gaffney found an opening in the zone defense and was wide open in the end zone for the catch. For what it's worth, he made each of his catches look really easy.
2011 Week 10 vs MIA (6 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
He was lined up on the right side for his 1st reception in a 2 WR set just to the inside and he took a little outside route up the right sideline and was wide open for the catch. He was not called upon nearly as often as Hankerson but when he was open or thrown to he usually managed to make a play. One of Grossman's interceptions was intended for him towards the end of the game. He also caught a real nice ball from Grossman on an out pattern to bail the Skins out of a 3rd down early in the 3rd quarter.
2011 Week 11 vs DAL (10 / 7 / 115 / 1 rec)
Gaffney worked over the Dallas defenders all game long. It seems like he was unguardable on medium range out patterns. He even got wide open early in the game on a deep out, but Grossman floated the ball and Gaffney had no choice. But the two settled down, and his touchdown was a perfectly timed pass right off of a break that reminded many of Florida days. The timing between these two seems to be really good, and Gaffney is a very nice guy to have in ppr leagues as long as Grossman is throwing him the ball.
2011 Week 12 vs SEA (7 / 5 / 72 / 0 rec)
The Seahawks could not keep up with Gaffney on crossing routes and the Redskins exploited that plenty. Gaffney was streaking across the field all day long picking up 12-15 yards at a time. He could have had a much bigger day had he not stepped out of the back of the end zone during his route. It was a curl route and he went just a few inches too deep before returning to catch the ball. Two plays later he made a really poor effort on a fade route in the end zone. It was a solid day for Gaffney, but not quite as good as the quality of his targets would suggest.
2011 Week 13 vs NYJ (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gaffney was dealing with a foot injury and was clearly not 100%. With Santana Moss back and having to fight an injury, Gaffney has slipped down the pecking order for wide receivers. He was unable to reign in even one catch.
2011 Week 14 vs NE (8 / 6 / 92 / 1 rec)
Gaffney continued to be a reliable possession receiver and the former college teammate of Grossman found himself wide open in the end zone on play action deep in New England territory in the first quarter, giving the Redskins their first TD. He made many solid, if not spectacular, plays, posting very good numbers in an otherwise quiet performance.
2011 Week 15 vs NYG (9 / 6 / 85 / 0 rec)
Enormous 4th down catch at the end of the 1st quarter to extend the Skins 1st TD drive of the day. Had another big catch on 3rd and long to extend the 2nd TD scoring drive for the Skins. That 2nd catch had a lot to do with Gaffney taking an 8 yard receptions and gaining the other 6 or 7 to make the 1st down. Gaffney had the biggest impact of all the receivers and his stats back that up. Majority of his receptions were all first downs and helped to extend drives at key moments.
2011 Week 16 vs MIN (8 / 6 / 77 / 1 rec)
Gaffney had a really nice game, and it very easily could have been a two touchdown 100 yard performance by the nine year veteran. He just stepped out of bounds on a long pass play that would have been a touchdown if he could have kept his balance going down the sideline. His touchdown catch was a thing of beauty, as he snared the ball with one hand for a 4 yard score. Gaffney has been building a rapport with Grossman since TE Fred Davis was suspended for violating the substance abuse program. Gaffney has turned into the number two target on the team and showed once again why he has been able to stay in the league for such a long time.
2011 Week 17 vs PHI (11 / 4 / 28 / 0 rec)
Jabar Gaffney failed to make any impression on this game and this was largely as a result from poor QB play in a game where the redskins gave poor effort. Grossman was under heavy pressure in this game and it impacted a lot of his throws, including several that were intended for WR Gaffney. Gaffney had a glimmer of hope at a touchdown as he was targeted on an out route but the pass was thrown well behind him and almost totally uncatchable. Gaffney was able to haul in short patterns, including a slant pattern over the middle for a decent gain and first down. However the entire redskin's offense was tied to Grossman's performance which was lack lustre at best. Gaffney is a possession WR that can occasionally get deep for a big play but neither skill sets were on display on Sunday.
2010 Week 1 vs JAX (7 / 3 / 34 / 1 rec)
Gaffney was targeted frequently early, but Orton was off, except on a quick hitter where Gaffney showed some good run after catch ability. Another back shoulder timing throw was also off, but Gaffney salvaged his fantasy day by getting open in the back of the end zone to cap off a two-minute drill. He did not take a back seat to Eddie Royal and Brandon Lloyd as much as his numbers suggest he did.
2010 Week 2 vs SEA (5 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Gaffney was targeted often early in the game, but seemed to lose favour once the Demaryius Thomas Era began. Someone is bound to lose playing time if Thomas continues to excel. Could be Gaffney.
2010 Week 3 vs IND (14 / 12 / 140 / 0 rec)
Gaffney was targeted with frequency throughout the game, playing fired up and running hard after the catch. He was on the same page as Kyle Orton all day and seemed to benefit from coverage being more spread out given the new threat presented by rookie Demaryius Thomas, Gaffney worked the middle of the field on crossing routes very effectively, and he also got two end zone targets in the second half, but was well-covered on both plays. He will be part of the rotating WR1 for fantasy in the Broncos pass offense.
2010 Week 4 vs TEN (8 / 5 / 51 / 0 rec)
affney had a rather quiet game early on. He had one drop, and mostly ran drag and underneath routes to provide an easy outlet for Orton in pressure situations. He was not given deep routes, and Orton was only ever able to hit him on short passes that never were given the chance to be turned into a meaningful gain. Gaffney did a huge contribution late in the game, however. He beat a Titan CB deep and drew a big pass interference penalty that changed the Broncos down and distance from 2nd and 20, to 1st and goal from the 1 yard line and arguably changed the game more than any other play that day.
2010 Week 5 vs BAL (11 / 9 / 87 / 0 rec)
Gaffney was the go-to man for Kyle Orton in this one. With pressure coming from the Ravens on every play, as they abandoned the run defense, Orton got the ball out quickly to Gaffney over and over, and Gaffney continued to deliver. He now has 26 receptions in the last 3 games, after a poor start to the season. Gaffney's role in the offense looks pretty secure and he is a must start in PPR leagues due to the high amount of confidence Orton has in him. He's not a bigtime touchdown threat, and he doesn't have great YAC ability, but he gets open and he gets the ball again and again.
2010 Week 6 vs NYJ (8 / 6 / 81 / 0 rec)
Gaffney continues to catch balls and get open, and Orton continues to look for him. Gaffney had a couple catches against Darrelle Revis, and can be counted on for solid production every week. He is becoming a lock for 5-7 catches every week and his veteran experience and ability to run precise routes has made him a favorite of Orton.
2010 Week 7 vs OAK (9 / 4 / 54 / 0 rec)
Gaffney was the most involved on the Denver wideouts in this game. Despite many predicting a "sleeper" type performance from Demaryius Thomas, Gaffney was the most successful receiver on the field for the Broncos. Always under-appreciated, he is still proving that he can be a viable weapon on a pass-heavy team.
2010 Week 8 vs SF (7 / 4 / 54 / 0 rec)
Gaffney had a decent game through the air with Orton, but was one or two plays away from a great game. He always looks good on dig and out routes on the perimeter, catching the ball cleanly and going down low to secure catches. He did have a catch jarred loose by a big hit, however. The biggest disappointment on Gaffney's day came on a well-executed flea flicker touchdown pass from Orton, in which a chop block penalty negated a big play for Gaffney. This pass would have greatly improved his day in the air, but remains a dependable target for Orton.
2010 Week 10 vs KC (5 / 3 / 57 / 1 rec)
Gaffney dropped a short pass over the middle early, but this was his only mistake as he hauled in an underthrown 40 yard touchdown pass with great concentration and soft hands. The catch was questionable, but they were unable to review it as the equipment was broken. Gaffney and most of the Denver receiver's did their damage early and Denver began to relax late in the game.
2010 Week 11 vs SD (7 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
Gaffney ran a nice route in getting open over the middle on a second and long pass play after finding a soft spot in the zone, but his other two catches were less critical. He was targeted on a deep ball in the end zone, but the pass was forced into double coverage and was knocked away by both defenders for an incompletion.
2010 Week 12 vs STL (6 / 3 / 59 / 0 rec)
Gaffney is a nice deep threat option for Orton every now and again, but is inconsistent at getting open and at catching the ball. Gaffney blew by his defender early in the game on an out route for a big downfield catch after play action. He was targeted a lot on play action passes and beat 1 on 1 coverage situations over the middle a few times. Gaffney did have an impressive catch on a low pass from Orton, almost picking it off the grass for an important first down.
2010 Week 13 vs KC (5 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Gaffney's production also took a big hit as Orton was unable to connect with almost any of his receivers and the Broncos were able to find a way to run the ball somewhat. He had a nice over the middle of the field and was targeted by Orton a lot, but this was not Orton's day through the air and the passing attack was flat for most of the day.
2010 Week 14 vs ARI (8 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
Gaffney drew a pass interference in the end zone and made a nice sliding catch on the opening drive, but he also was not on the same page as his QB on one interception. He will soon be back to simply a role player as the Broncos young WRs take on bigger roles.
2010 Week 15 vs OAK (2 / 1 / 32 / 0 rec)
Gaffney only had one reception in the game, but it was a perfectly placed pass from Tebow which landed right in Gaffney's hands. Gaffney turned it up the field for a 32 yard gain.
2010 Week 16 vs HOU (7 / 4 / 90 / 0 rec)
Jabar Gaffney proved to be a solid complimentary option to Lloyd today as he too got involved in the screen game early for a gain of 11 yards. Gaffney caught Tebow's best pass of the day, a deep skinny post route for a 47 yard completion. Gaffney stretched his long frame out and reeled the pass in. He was targeted by Tebow as well on a corner post route, but the pass was a little high and to the outside.
2010 Week 17 vs SD (3 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Gaffney had a sweet one-handed catch, but that was it for his production.
2009 Week 1 vs CIN (4 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
Gaffney is one of the toughest players that coach McDaniels has ever been around, and the veteran played on Sunday with a broken thumb. This offense will only take a few shots downfield, and one of those targets was converted by Jabar Gaffney in the second-quarter. Most of his targets were on short passes and bubble screens, but Orton did throw to him on the deep left sideline. Gaffney did a good job of setting up his route and getting separation. However, the best thing he did on that play was to get both feet down before falling out of bounds. The play was reviewed by the officials, but stood as called on the field. Gaffney didn't get any targets in the second half, but did enough in his limited time to prove what a reliable receiver he can be for Kyle Orton.
2009 Week 2 vs CLE (5 / 3 / 82 / 0 rec)
Gaffney did a good job with his targets on Sunday. The very first offensive play for the Broncos was a play action pass to Gaffney, and he hauled it in against good coverage on the sideline. However, that wasn't his biggest play of the game. In the fourth quarter, with the Broncos driving to put the game away Orton targeted Gaffney on a comeback route against Brandon McDonald. It was against a cover zero, with no safety in the middle of the field. Gaffney saw McDonald play inside coverage so he broke it outside and hauled in the pass. Once the pass was secure he spun inside and took off for the endzone. He almost scored on the play, but was brought down at the 2-yard line.
2009 Week 3 vs OAK (6 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
Gaffney is so comfortable in this offense, and really knows how to work those option routes all over the field. He would frequently run to the middle of the defense, sit down and turn to the quarterback, and when the defender (usually a linebacker) would sit with him he'd take off to a soft spot in the zone and haul in the pass. Gaffney once again showed good run after the catch ability, and was regularly abusing any Raider assigned to cover him.
2009 Week 4 vs DAL (4 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Gaffney was targeted early in this game, but errant passes from Kyle Orton kept him from having a big day. However, it was Gaffney's eight-yard catch on the sideline comeback that seemed to jump-start the passing game. Gaffney should continue to be Orton's most trusted target, but his production will be inconsistent as the Broncos continue to spread the football around.
2009 Week 5 vs NE (8 / 6 / 61 / 0 rec)
The Patriots respect the skill set of Jabar Gaffney, and were sometimes double teaming him to prevent a big play. Gaffney did a good job getting open against his former team, and did a lot of his damage on underneath routes. An underrated part of Gaffney's game is his run blocking, and he was doing a good job of turning his man away from the play. He even caught a circus catch that was tipped by Brandon McGowan and almost intercepted by the Patriots. Gaffney cut through four defenders to grab the pass and turn a disastrous play into a first down. It's evident just how much trust Kyle Orton has in Jabar Gaffney.
2009 Week 6 vs SD (4 / 1 / 27 / 0 rec)
Gaffney was not on the field before Brandon Stokley, and did not do as much against the Chargers as he had in previous weeks. Orton still looked to Gaffney, but most of his targets fell incomplete. Gaffney just didn't get open on his option routes, and even when he did get separation the defensive backs covering him had enough recovery speed to make a play on the ball.
2009 Week 8 vs BAL (4 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)
Gaffney was the leading receiver for the Broncos on Sunday, and it seemed like a bigger day was there for him - if only Kyle Orton had more time to throw. The Broncos offense finally came to life in the third quarter, and a good chunk of yardage was picked up by Jabar Gaffney on their only scoring drive of the day. Denver wanted to pick on former-Broncos defensive back Dominique Foxworth, and Gaffney was able to set him up with option routes to get open. However, his first catch of the day came against perfect coverage against Fabian Washington on a deep square in route and Gaffney was able to secure the ball and get the first down reception.
2009 Week 9 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Gaffney was targeted on short routes in the second quarter, but unlike Eddie Royal or Brandon Marshall, he was unable to do much with them after the catch.
2009 Week 10 vs WAS (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gaffney is absent from the box score, but he was involved in a couple of plays on Sunday. Gaffney hauled in Chris Simms second pass of the day for an 8-yard gain, but the play was negated by an offensive pass interference penalty against Eddie Royal. Simms went back to Gaffney over the middle later in the drive, but the pass fell incomplete.
2009 Week 11 vs SD (9 / 3 / 55 / 0 rec)
Gaffney did a solid job of getting open underneath on some of the intermediate routes. All three of his receptions came on passes over the middle, the longest of which resulted in a 38 yard reception that he took down inside the five yard line. Still, despite being the high man in yardage for the game, he wasn't a terribly large part of the offensive gameplan based on how he was utilized.
2009 Week 12 vs NYG (4 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
Jabar Gaffney started the Week 12 game against the Giants as the third wide receiver for Denver, starting his productive night with a 28-yard grab in the first quarter as he found open space in zone coverage. Gaffney saw more of the field later in the game once Eddie Royal was sidelined with a thigh injury in the second quarter. Gaffney moves up the pecking order immediately if Royal cannot start next week, but expectations should be tempered as Denver would rather win with defense and the ground game.
2009 Week 13 vs KC (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gaffney's best plays came as a blocker on running plays, and also on a few quick screens to Brandon Marshall. He was targeted with one pass on the day in the second half, but it fell incomplete.
2009 Week 14 vs IND (4 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
Gaffney provided Orton with a good target when the Colts were triple covering Brandon Marshall. The veteran knows the offense like the back of his hand, and has earned the trust of his quarterback. The number of targets for Gaffney will fluctuate from week to week, but it seems like the chemistry is getting better between he and Kyle Orton.
2009 Week 15 vs OAK (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Gaffney was not that involved in the gameplan on Sunday, but did manage to get one short catch in the middle of the field. Kyle Orton targeted Gaffney a couple of more times, including on a deep pass but the football fell incomplete.
2009 Week 16 vs PHI (8 / 7 / 69 / 2 rec)
Jabar Gaffney was thrust into a starting role in Week 16 as Eddie Royal was out and Brandon Stokley was ejected early in the first quarter. Gaffney was targeted often by Kyle Orton, who favored the shorter routes that Gaffney was running towards the middle of the field. Orton connected with Gaffney twice for short touchdown passes in the Red Zone, but both players struggled to even attempt to stretch the field. Gaffney is likely to move back down the depth chart next week.
2009 Week 17 vs KC (19 / 14 / 213 / 0 rec)
Gaffney did his best Brandon Marshall impression on Sunday, and ended up having the best day of his career. With his 14 catch performance on Sunday one has to wonder why he wasn't more involved in this offense earlier in the year. Gaffney did it all, and made all sorts of different catches as the game went on. He caught high passes, low passes, had one-handed catches, and even made a David Tyree-like reception where he trapped the ball against his helmet as he was falling to the ground. He was clearly in the zone, and knows this offense like the back of his hand. Gaffney is also showing a good rapport with quarterback Kyle Orton
2008 Week 3 vs MIA (9 / 6 / 51 / 1 rec)
The one, positive, nugget of happenings that you could garner from the Patriots perspective on Sunday would be Jabar Gaffney's solid 51 yard, one TD game. While everyone else on offense was fine and producing the first two weeks, Gaffney was invisible. When everyone on the offense save for Wes Welker couldn't seem to do anything right, he decides to bust out and officially arrive to the regular season. Gaffney got the second most targets on the team and looked to be a favorite of QB Matt Cassel.
2008 Week 5 vs SF (3 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
WR Jabar Gaffney caught two passes for a first down in the victory but remains the third receiving option behind WR Randy Moss and WR Wes Welker.
2008 Week 7 vs DEN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gaffney's only target of the game fell incomplete.
2008 Week 8 vs STL (2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Gaffney caught one pass early in the game, and then went missing.
2008 Week 9 vs IND (3 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
WR Jabar Gaffney let a well thrown wide open touchdown pass go through his hands in the second half. The Patriots were forced to settle for a field goal following that drop. Otherwise, Gaffney was not a big part of the offense.
2008 Week 10 vs BUF (5 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)
Gaffney has a situational role in this offense which sees his production fluctuate from game to game. Three of his five targets came in the fourth quarter and finished the game with four balls for 36 yards.
2008 Week 11 vs NYJ (11 / 7 / 86 / 1 rec)
Gaffney was working primarily out of the slot. When the Jets doubled Moss and Welker, Gaffney got single coverage and took advantage of it. He also benefitted from two prevent situations both at the end of the half as well at the end of the game. This is where a lot of his yards came from. Gaffney caught his touchdown at the end of the half where he simply ran past the Jets defender for an easy score. Also of note, Gaffney had one dropped ball and caught a two point conversion.
2008 Week 12 vs MIA (8 / 5 / 88 / 0 rec)
Gaffney had an excellent day, as all five of his catches were of 15 yards or more. He had a big first half and then was only targeted once in the second.
2008 Week 13 vs PIT (3 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Gaffney had a drop and did not catch a pass in the second half. He was never a factor.
2008 Week 14 vs SEA (9 / 4 / 48 / 0 rec)
Gaffney was targeted nine times and finished with four receptions for 48 yards.
2008 Week 16 vs ARI (7 / 5 / 90 / 0 rec)
Gaffney was the Patriots' main offensive threat in the first half. Gaffney had a 37 yard catch to set up the Patriots third touchdown on the day. He finished the day with 90 yards on five receptions. It was his best output of the season.
2007 Week 1 vs NYJ (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Gaffney seemed to be lost in the onslaught of Randy Moss and Wes Welker; however he was targeted twice, reeling in one of those targets for a five yard gain
2007 Week 2 vs SD (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
In limited action, Gaffney caught one pass for six yards.
2007 Week 3 vs BUF (3 / 2 / 15 / 1 rec)
Gaffney caught two passes including a short touchdown toss from QB Tom Brady. He was only targeted three times and was overshadowed by the output of WR Randy Moss and WR Wes Welker.
2007 Week 5 vs CLE (3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
In limited action, Gaffney caught one pass for five yards.
2007 Week 6 vs DAL (3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Gaffney caught passes of six and ten yards.
2007 Week 7 vs MIA (1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Gaffney's only catch was a skillful, stumbling grab along the sideline in the first quarter.
2007 Week 8 vs WAS (5 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
Gaffney had four looks from Brady and two from Cassel.
2007 Week 11 vs BUF (3 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
Gaffney made a clutch, sliding grab for a 31 yard gain on third and eight late in the first quarter that helped to set up Randy Moss' second touchdown of the day.
2007 Week 12 vs PHI (6 / 6 / 87 / 1 rec)
Gaffney was able to catch all six passes that were thrown his way. He had two catches on New England's first drive, the second grab going for 32 yards on a third and 12 play. His touchdown grab came with 12 seconds left in the second quarter. On the play, Gaffney made a sliding catch near the back of the end zone and it appeared his knee came down out of bounds. Despite Gaffney's proximity to the end line when he made the reception, the replay official did not see any reason to review the play so the touchdown stood. His only reception in the second half was a big one as he gained 16 yards on a third and six play that took place with just over two minutes remaining in the game.
2007 Week 13 vs BAL (2 / 1 / 8 / 1 rec)
Gaffney caught the game winning touchdown Monday night. Replays showed that the pass appeared to be bobbled as went out of bounds, but after review the officials decided that he had gained control of the ball in time for a tough catch to put the Patriots ahead.
2007 Week 14 vs PIT (9 / 7 / 122 / 1 rec)
Gaffney found himself wide open deep down the field after an apparent botched pass play in which Randy Moss lateraled the ball back to Tom Brady. He hit Gaffney for a 56 yard touchdown. Gaffney had two passes bounce of his hands in this game.
2007 Week 15 vs NYJ (4 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Gaffney saw five total targets, however was only able to bring in two balls for nine total yards on the day.
2007 Week 16 vs MIA (8 / 5 / 82 / 1 rec)
Gaffney caught a touchdown pass on a play that should have been picked off by DB Lance Shulters. It looked like even Shulters thought he had caught the ball but the pass sailed through his hands into the clutches of Gaffney who ran it in for the score untouched. He also made a nice sideline grab on third down for 14 yards and the first down on another pass that could have been picked off by Miami.
2007 Week 19 vs JAX (3 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
Gaffney was used on a few short routes and caught all of the passes thrown his way.
2007 Week 20 vs SD (0 / 1 / 12 / 1 rec)
Gaffney made his one target count, as he took off on a crossing pattern over the middle and snagged a short pass from Brady and turned it into a 12 yard touchdown reception. Gaffney is the latest in a long line seemingly lesser-known Patriots players who emerge to make key plays in the postseason, and his touchdown certainly qualifies as a very key play.
2007 Week 21 vs NYG (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Gaffney did not receive many targets. He was the primary target on a play from the end zone but he was covered well and the ball ended up being thrown over Randy Moss's head. He did not catch either of the balls thrown his way, one of which was when the Patriots were desperate in the fourth down a field goal.
2006 Week 8 vs MIN (1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Gaffney made his first catch as a Patriot on his only target of the game, gaining four yards on the play.
2006 Week 10 vs NYJ (5 / 3 / 65 / 0 rec)
Gaffney made three catches for 65 yards. His big catch came with the Patriots down 17-6 in the fourth quarter. Gaffney got behind the defense and pulled in the long pass for 33 yards. Three plays later the Patriots got the touchdown from Caldwell and used only 31 seconds on the drive.
2006 Week 11 vs GB (4 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Gaffney could only manage to catch one pass for four yards.
2006 Week 15 vs HOU (2 / 1 / 6 / 1 rec)
Gaffney dropped his first target at the end of the opening drive. He blew by the Texan cornerback down the right side on a fly pattern. QB Tom Brady dropped the ball in perfectly and the ball bounced off his hands instead of being an easy touchdown. Gaffney made up for the drop by pulling in a six yard touchdown just before halftime. He made it an easy throw for Brady by gaining ample separation on the corner route.
2006 Week 16 vs JAX (4 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)
Gaffney appeared to make a difficult catch near the sideline on the Patriots' opening drive. The 22 yard gain was negated after a challenge showed that he didn't have control of the ball until he stepped out of bounds. Gaffney caught a five yard pass to convert on third and one on the Patriots' final drive of the first half. He converted another third down with a nine yard reception on the opening possession of the second half. His final catch was for 12 yards and a first down.
2006 Week 17 vs TEN (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Gaffney caught one pass for six yards in limited action.
2006 Week 18 vs NYJ (11 / 8 / 104 / 0 rec)
Gaffney's production was the biggest statistical surprise of the game, as he was far more involved in the offense than most people would've anticipated. Brady's first three completions of the game went to Gaffney, and they didn't slow down much after that. He finished with a game high eight receptions for 104 yards, numbers that could've been even better if he hadn't dropped a 41 yard touchdown bomb in the end zone that hit him right in the hands in stride. Most of Gaffney's receptions were of the short yardage variety, and occurred mostly on out quick out routes to the sideline.
2006 Week 19 vs SD (14 / 10 / 103 / 1 rec)
Gaffney was once again a busy man for the Patriots, seeing a team high 14 targets head his way en route to a game high ten receptions for 103 yards. Additionally, Gaffney found the end zone on a play where he did a nice job to come all the way back across the back line of the end zone to get open. Tom Brady found him while on the run for a six yard touchdown pass just before the end of the first half. Gaffney didn't see very many passes deep downfield, but he did a lot of damage on the short and intermediate routes. He was thrown to once on a deep ball early in the game and was actually open in the end zone, but the ball was overthrown by Tom Brady for an incomplete pass.
2006 Week 20 vs IND (4 / 3 / 37 / 1 rec)
After two extremely productive games, Gaffney was noticeably quiet in the game's first half. He didn't record his first reception of the game until 3:05 remained in the third quarter. But he soon followed that up with a spectacular touchdown grab along the back line of the end zone. The play was challenged by the Colts, but replays clearly showed that Gaffney somehow maintained his balance just along the back line of the end zone and managed to hold onto the football despite a big hit as he was landing. Caldwell also seemed to have drawn a pass interference penalty on CB Kelvin Hayden in the end zone, but curiously no flag was thrown. This, despite the appearance that Hayden basically shoved Caldwell on multiple occasions during the play. The Patriots had to settle for a Stephen Gostkowski field goal instead.
2005 Week 2 vs PIT (5 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Gaffney, while sought out five times, was of little impact with seven yards on two receptions.
2005 Week 4 vs CIN (6 / 6 / 88 / 0 rec)
Gaffney caught all six balls intended for him, and made the most of his opportunities as the Bengals seemed intent on shutting down Andre Johnson.
2005 Week 5 vs TEN (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
It's hard being a long ball threat when your quarterback has no time to look long. Gaffney caught two of his three targets for 24 yards and ran an end around for no gain.
2005 Week 6 vs SEA (13 / 10 / 87 / 0 rec)
Gaffney's ability to get quick separation from defenders made him David Carr's primary target in this game. He had no real touchdown opportunities, as the Texans did not run a red zone play.
2005 Week 7 vs IND (5 / 4 / 25 / 1 rec)
Gaffney caught four of the five balls thrown at him, including an eight yard touchdown pass from Carr. For the rest of the game, however, he totaled only 17 yards on three catches.
2005 Week 8 vs CLE (8 / 5 / 64 / 0 rec, 1 / 10 / 0 rush)
Gaffney continues to produce in the absence of Andre Johnson, and makes a case for continued looks opposite of Johnson in two wide receiver sets upon Johnson's return. On short and mid-range patterns, Gaffney appeared to be the only Texans' receiver capable of successfully running them, or at least was the only receiver targeted on them in this game.
2005 Week 9 vs JAX (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Gaffney did not contribute much in this game, as he did not appear to get open much.
2005 Week 10 vs IND (6 / 2 / 29 / 1 rec)
Like the rest of the receivers, Gaffney did nothing in the first half as Carr was locked into a heavily covered Andre Johnson. His only target in the first half resulted in an incomplete pass. Gaffney started the second half well, catching a 13 yard touchdown. Unfortunately, Gaffney was only able to bring down one more reception finishing the second half with two catches on five targets. His touchdown will skew the results if only looking at fantasy points this week. Gaffney did not have a good game.
2005 Week 11 vs KC (11 / 5 / 35 / 0 rec)
The good new is that Gaffney was a favorite target for David Carr. The bad news is that almost all of the throws were short passes to the left side and the defense figured that out. A little variety in play selection would have probably improved the statistics for Carr and for all of his receivers.
2005 Week 12 vs STL (9 / 5 / 38 / 0 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)
Gaffney had a slow start, catching just two of his first five targets. As the day grew long, Gaffney caught his final four looks. All six of his catches were for short or medium yardage, ranging from three to 14 yards, and four of the receptions garnered the Texans a first down.
2005 Week 13 vs BAL (9 / 6 / 40 / 0 rec)
Gaffney was targeted frequently, although almost solely for short gains.
2005 Week 14 vs TEN (2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Gaffney caught just one pass for one yard in the first quarter. He slipped and fell on his other target, a short pass of about seven yards that skipped off the ground right by him. Gaffney also ran an end around for six yards in the second quarter.
2005 Week 15 vs ARI (5 / 5 / 39 / 0 rec)
Gaffney caught all five balls thrown his way, all on short routes, and finished with 39 yards receiving.