TE Ryan Griffin - New York Jets

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

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Tue Nov 12): Griffin should be the starter for the foreseeable future with Chris Herndon suffering a broken rib.

General News (Thu Nov 14): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Nov 13): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 11: at Washington Redskins

All TE vs WAS

FBG says: Neutral matchup. The New York Jets' passing attack has been one of the league's worst in 2019 thanks to inconsistency both under center and in the trenches. Quarterback Sam Darnold missed about one month of action earlier this season due to a bout with mononucleosis, which forced the since-released Luke Falk into action. These weeks with Falk at the helm have tanked the team's season-long passing totals, but Darnold has not been much better himself. Darnold ranks 34th out of 34 qualified quarterbacks in adjusted yards per attempt this season. Jamison Crowder is the most-targeted pass-catcher in the Jets' offense. Working primarily out of the slot, Crowder thrives on short and intermediate routes. Elsewhere, Demaryius Thomas and Robby Anderson post highly inconsistent production in the passing-attack. Thomas works on short, intermediate, and deep routes, which provides a safer floor of production each week. On the other hand, Anderson is the Jets' primary deep-threat this season. Anderson's volume of targets is relatively consistent, but low, averaging approximately five targets per game over the last month. Anderson's low catch-rate on these downfield targets leaves his weekly production heavily dependent upon whether or not he hauls in his few highly-valuable targets, making him an unreliable fantasy producer. The Washington Redskins' pass defense has faced an exceptionally low number of pass attempts this season, but they have been shredded when the opposition has attempted to move the ball through the air. The Redskins rank 23rd in the NFL in adjusted yards per pass attempt allowed this season, and their personnel throughout the defense is uninspiring. In the trenches, the Redskins lack a standout pass-rusher to take advantage of the Jets' weakness up-front this weekend. Then, at the second-level, Jon Bostic plays nearly every down for the Redskins, but he grades as one of the worst coverage linebackers in the league. In the secondary, the lone standout for Washington's defense this season has been cornerback Quinton Dunbar. Dunbar has been an elite coverage cornerback, consistently locking down the offense's left side of the field. At safety, offseason acquisition Landon Collins has disappointed in coverage this season. He was brought in on a record contract with the expectation that he would provide the all-around production he did in New York for years, but his impact in the pass-game has been minimal this season. Overall, the Redskins pass defense is one of the weakest units in the league on a per-play basis. Their lack of talented pass-rushers bodes well for the New York Jets this weekend, as their most significant weakness is in pass-protection. Expect the Jets' passing attack to post strong numbers this weekend, relative to its normal levels, in a good matchup against a floundering Redskins' defense.

Recent Stats and Projections

7 vs NE 51 1.0 1 0 0 0.1
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 PROJ-Dodds * 2.2 * * * *
11 at WAS PROJ-Tremblay * 1.4 * * * *
11 at WAS PROJ-Bloom * 3.0 * * * *

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 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 | 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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Jets | Ryan Griffin struggles (Sun Nov 10, 06:35 PM) - New York Jets TE Ryan Griffin caught one pass for minus two yards against the New York Giants in Week 10.

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Jets | Ryan Griffin takes part in practice (Fri Nov 8, 05:33 PM) - New York Jets TE Ryan Griffin (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 10.

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