Greg Jennings

Greg Jennings

Minnesota Vikings

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By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Mon, Dec 15th 12:00am EST

Minnesota wide receiver Greg Jennings made three catches on five targets for 43 yards and scored a touchdown for the third time in his last four games in the Vikings' 16-14 loss to Detroit on Sunday afternoon. Jennings hauled in an eight-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter to give Minnesota an early 14-0 lead.

Fantasy Impact: Despite being a former Pro Bowl player, Jennings has been one of the most under-valued wide receivers in fantasy football this season. After a somewhat slow start, Jennings has now scored in double figures in PPR leagues in seven of his last eight games. Look for that dependability to continue in Week 16 against Miami as Jennings looks like a potential high-floor WR3/flex starter.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Mon, Dec 8th 1:20am EST

Minnesota wide receiver Greg Jennings made five catches on seven targets for 52 yards in the Vikings' 30-24 win over the New York Jets on Sunday. Jennings finished second on the team in targets and had a long reception of 17 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Jennings proved yet again Sunday that he is a dependable option for fantasy owners . The veteran wideout has now scored in double figures in PPR leagues in six of his last seven games. Jennings is a dependable option as your WR3/flex starter in most match-ups, but he might struggle against Detroit's formidable pass defense.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Sun, Dec 7th 12:15pm EST

The forecast for Sunday's game between the Vikings and Jets is calling for a wintry mix of sleet and snow. There is a 70% chance of precipitation with temperatures as a high 35. Winds will be out of the south around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. (Source: Stadium Forecast )

Fantasy Impact: While Jennings isn't much of a downfield receiver anymore, the inclement weather still might limit the Vikings' short passing game as well. Jennings is looking to score a touchdown in his third straight game, but the possibility of a wintry mix and strong winds could make that difficult to achieve. The Jets have a poor passing defense so Jennings can still be considered as a WR3/flex starter in deep leagues in the all-important Week 14.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Sun, Nov 30th 5:59pm EST

After scoring only one touchdown through the first seven games of the season, Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings is remembering what it's like to get in the end zone on a regular basis again. Jennings hauled in a 17-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter of Minnesota's 31-13 win over Carolina on Sunday and has now scored in two straight games and in three of his last five.

Fantasy Impact: After watching reserve Charles Johnson emerge in the last two games, Jennings reminded everyone on Sunday that he's still the top option in the Vikings' passing attack. Jennings led the Vikings in targets (6), catches (5) and receiving yards (45) and now leads the team in receiving touchdowns with four. With his recent stretch of solid play, Jennings is back to being a decent WR3/flex starter and should be especially useful in Week 14 against a soft Jets' pass defense.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 9:38pm EST

Minnesota wide receiver Greg Jennings scored his first touchdown in four games against his former team, but the Vikings still came up short in a 24-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Jennings caught a team-high four passes on six targets for 38 yards and hauled in a five-yard touchdown grab in the fourth quarter.

Fantasy Impact: After being limited to only one partial practice on Friday because of a rib injury, Jennings entered Sunday as questionable to take the field against the Packers. Not surprisingly the former All-Pro did play and as usual he was productive. Jennings now leads the Vikings in every major receiving category and is a serviceable WR3/flex starter in the right match-up.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 12:57pm EST

Minnesota wide receiver Greg Jennings is active for the Vikings' Week 12 game against the Green Bay Packers. Jennings was listed as questionable coming into the game after missing all but one practice last week with a rib injury.

Fantasy Impact: Jennings is the most targeted and trusted wide receiver on the Vikings roster and having him active against the Packers will be a plus for rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Jennings should only be used in deep leagues as a flyer WR3/flex starter.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Sat, Nov 22nd 11:14pm EST

Minnesota wide receiver Greg Jennings is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers with a rib injury. Head coach Mike Zimmer anticipates that Jennings will be able to play. (Source: cbssports.com)

Fantasy Impact: After sitting out both Wednesday and Thursday, Jennings partially participated in practice Friday. That usually isn't a recipe for success on Sunday. As the most targeted and productive wide receiver in the Vikings offense, Jennings has been a useful WR3 for fantasy owners at times this season. But this isn't one of those times and even if Jennings is able to play Sunday, he probably shouldn't be in your line-ups.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Fri, Nov 21st 10:47am EST

Minnesota wide receiver Greg Jennings missed practice again on Thursday with a rib injury. The veteran wideout hasn't practiced since exiting the Week 11 game against the Chicago Bears. (Source: Star Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: At this point it is looking more and more doubtful that Jennings will be on the field this weekend when the Vikings play host to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. If he can practice on Friday there might be a slim chance that he will be healthy enough to square off against his former team. But even if Jennings is on the field on Sunday, he probably still shouldn't be in your fantasy line-ups.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Wed, Nov 19th 9:23pm EST

Minnesota wide receiver Greg Jennings missed practice on Wednesday with a rib injury. Jennings had one catch for four yards before being forced out of the game against Chicago in Week 11. (Source: Star Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Even though Jennings leads the Vikings in basically every receiving category - receptions (36), targets (60), yards (463) and touchdowns (2) - he is still not very useful to the majority of fantasy owners. There hasn't been much information provided yet in regards to Jennings' status for Week 12, but with Green Bay coming to town you can be sure he will do everything possible to be on the field. Even if he does manage to play, Jennings should not be in your lineup this week unless you are truly desperate at wide receiver.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 9:50pm EST

Minnesota wide receiver Greg Jennings was limited to only one catch for four yards on two targets during the Vikings' 21-13 loss to the Chicago Bears on Friday. Jennings left the game with a hip injury and didn't return.

Fantasy Impact: Jennings entered the game with the most targets (58), receptions (35) and receiving yards (459) of any Minnesota wide receiver and as long as his injury isn't too serious he will remain as the top target going forward. However considering Jennings wasn't able to return to the game you might want to monitor his situation to see if it effects his availability for next weeks' game.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Sun, Nov 2nd 11:57pm EST

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings hauled in six catches on 10 targets for 76 yards in Sunday's 29-26 victory over Washington. Jennings led the team in catches, targets and yards.

Fantasy Impact: Greg Jennings is easily the most polished and complete wide receiver on the Minnesota roster and he continues to serve as the first option in the passing game for rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Jennings doesn't have a very high week-to-week ceiling, but he has displayed some nice consistency with six games of either 70+ receiving yards and/or a touchdown. With that kind of production Jennings is worth consideration as a WR3 or a flex starter going forward.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Sun, Oct 26th 9:09pm EDT

Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings hauled in three catches for 38 yards and scored Minnesota's only offensive touchdown in Sunday's 19-13 victory over Tampa Bay. Jennings caught three of his six targets including a 17-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter that gave the Vikings the lead.

Fantasy Impact: In a game where teammate Cordarrelle Paterson saw twice as many targets (12-6) as Jennings, the veteran wideout still managed to salvage his fantasy day with a beautiful touchdown catch. Jennings now leads the Vikings in catches (29), receiving yards (383) and receiving touchdowns (2) and has either scored a touchdown or exceeded 70 receiving yards in five of his eight games this season. Because of his dependability Jennings continues to be a solid backup fantasy wide receiver and he will be a viable bye week WR3/flex starter against Washington in Week 9.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Fri, Oct 24th 10:42pm EDT

Veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings said that despite some recent struggles he still believes in rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Jennings praised the young passer for his consistency and poise and said he provided him with some words of encouragement after Bridgewater's second interception last Sunday. "Simply put, we trust you," Jennings said when recalling the conversation. "Trust us, we'll make this happen." (Source: Fox Sports)

Fantasy Impact: As the most experienced and complete wide receiver on the Vikings' roster, Greg Jennings plays a vital role in the Minnesota passing attack. And his faith in Bridgewater will only enhance their connection and will hopefully result in an increase in his production. Jennings leads the team in catches (26), targets (42) and yards (345) and as the No. 1 option in the passing attack he is a great value in daily games this weekend against Tampa Bay's weak pass defense.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 1:06am EDT

Greg Jennings hauled in a team-high six catches for 77 yards in Minnesota's 17-16 loss to Buffalo on Sunday. The veteran wideout helped set up the Vikings' first touchdown of the game with back-to-back gains of 38 and 15 yards in the second quarter.

Fantasy Impact: Jennings was the focal point of the Vikings' passing attack as he saw nearly twice as many targets (7) as his next closest teammate (three tied with four). As the most polished wide receiver on the roster, Jennings is providing rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with a trusted target in the passing game. At this point Jennings has some value in PPR leagues, but in most cases he's best used as depth as a WR4/WR5.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Sat, Oct 18th 9:36pm EDT

Greg Jennings said he and his fellow wide receivers need to start playing better after an uninspiring beginning to the season. The Vikings rank 30th in the NFL in passing offense and lead the league in dropped passes. "We have to execute," Jennings said. "We work too hard all through the week to have 13 points to show for it in the last two weeks. We just simply have to execute. When the plays are called, we have to execute. And that's across the board." (Source: Vikings.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Vikings passing attack has been so unproductive this season that Jennings' team-leading 268 receiving yards ranks only 56th in the league and the team doesn't have a passing touchdown since Week 2. Jennings has been trending in the wrong direction recently as well as he only has a combined five catches for 66 yards in the past two games. At this point Jennings should be on your bench until the Vikings can prove they can move the ball through the air again and he is droppable 10-team leagues and larger leagues with small rosters.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 12:21am EDT

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings was limited to three catches for 33 yards in a 17-3 loss to the Detroit Lions on Sunday. The veteran wideout saw six targets, but converted only half of those into catches and failed to score a touchdown for the fifth straight game.

Fantasy Impact: For the second straight game Jennings was a complete non-factor in the Vikings' passing attack. He has now been limited to five catches and 64 yards in the past two games and has scored only one touchdown all season. Jennings has a low week-to-week ceiling and at this point he is droppable in shallow leagues and only roster-able as WR depth in deep bench leagues.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Fri, Oct 3rd 2:02am EDT

Veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings was held In check in his return to Lambeau Field on Thursday night as he managed to catch only two of his six targets for 31 yards.

Fantasy Impact: It was a frustrating night for the former All-Pro as he was booed all game and was out of sync with quarterback Christian Ponder throughout. Jennings wasn't even targeted until the third quarter and both of his catches came in garbage time. Unfortunately for his fantasy owners until Teddy Bridgewater returns to the lineup, Jennings belongs on your bench.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Wed, Oct 1st 12:15am EDT

During a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, Greg Jennings indicated that he has no regrets about leaving the Green Bay Packers as a free agent in 2013. The veteran receiver said the decision wasn't really football related, but mainly because Minnesota offers him and his family more "spiritually" and "educationally". While he expects to receive plenty of boos on Thursday night, Jennings doesn't plan on letting it effect his performance. "I can't concern myself with that," Jennings said. "I was on that side when Brett [Farve] came back, so I understand the reaction he got. So I don't expect it to be anything better than that." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: If Greg Jennings wasn't already going to get booed on Thursday night at Lambeau Field, his comments on Tuesday made it a foregone conclusion. Whether that will have an impact on his production on the field remains to be seen. The nine-year veteran, who spent his first seven seasons with the Packers, caught just two passes for 29 yards in his return to Lambeau Field last year. On Thursday night his production will most likely be determined by whoever gets the nod at QB. If Teddy Bridgewater is able to play, Jennings can be used as a WR3 or a flex starter in most leagues. However, if Christian Ponder is forced into the lineup you will want to make sure to remove Jennings from yours.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 11:16pm EDT

Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings turned four targets into three receptions and 72 yards in the Vikings' 41-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The veteran wideout had not one, but two, important 29-yard catches in the Vikings' win. The second one helped kick start their 4th-quarter touchdown drive that put the Vikings ahead for good.

Fantasy Impact: Despite little fanfare, Jennings continues to be the most consistent and dependable fantasy wide receiver for the Vikings this season. The former All-Pro has now scored in double figures in PPR leagues in three of his first four games. Although his weekly ceiling is somewhat limited his high floor makes him a legitimate WR3 or flex play in most leagues. Find a way to get him in your lineup in Week 5 as he will be extra motivated to produce big numbers against his former team, the Green Bay Packers, on Thursday night.

By Jake Perper, Vikings Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 4:14pm EDT

The 9-year veteran had only 7 receptions for 62 yards coming into the game, but Jennings caught a team-high 5 balls for 70 yards. He was targeted 7 times and looked like the safe option when Teddy Bridgewater entered the game.

Fantasy Impact: Jennings has value if the Vikings offense can find an identity, but for now he is a WR3/WR4 in most weeks. Bridgewater and Jennings had solid chemistry, so that is something to keep an eye on.

By Dan Catterson, Vikings Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 5:39pm EDT

Minnesota wide receiver Greg Jennings led all Vikings' receivers with 6 receptions for 58 yards, including an 8-yard TD reception. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Jennings and Vikings' quarterback Matt Cassel clicked towards the end of last season, and that chemistry carried over to this year as Jennings led all Vikings' receivers with 7 targets. As long as Cassel continues to look his way, Jennings should have some fantasy appeal as a WR3 in most leagues.

By Jake Perper, Vikings Correspondent, Fri, Sep 5th 5:34pm EDT

“I don’t have to be the guy," Jennings said. “It’s funny because the more experience you have, the most knowledge you gain — if you’re willing to learn.” (Source: Vikings.com)

Fantasy Impact: Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune says that the 31-year-old Jennings will play a vital role in the offense. If that is true, he still won't have much more value than a desperate flex/WR 4 option each week. Jennings will be better in football terms, than fantasy football terms. Cordarelle Patterson and Kyle Rudolph are first in line for targets over Jennings barring an injury.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Thu, Aug 21st 2:34am EDT

According to ESPN reporter Ben Goessling, veteran Greg Jennings was the most impressive wide receiver at Vikings' practice on Tuesday. Jennings caught a deep pass from presumed starter Matt Cassel and made a nice catch in front of cornerback Xavier Rhodes on a throw down the sideline from rookie Teddy Bridgewater. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: During the second half of last season, Jennings developed a strong connection with Cassel that has apparently carried over to this year. The former All-Pro has also connected with Bridgewater this preseason as well, which could prove to be important if the youngster ascends to the starting spot at some point this season. Jennings can currently be drafted as the 53rd wide receiver off the board and could easily exceed that position regardless of who lines up behind center for the Vikings.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Thu, Aug 14th 1:33am EDT

Veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings made the play of the day during Vikings' practice on Wednesday when he hauled in a deep throw down the sideline from Matt Cassel. The duo connected on both targets Wednesday and also hooked up for a 13-yard completion in their only drive together during last Friday's preseason opener against the Raiders. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Jennings and Cassel hit it off in their first season together as the former Pro Bowler piled up 41 catches, 491 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns in the seven games that Cassel started in 2013. If you average that out over 16 games it comes to 94 catches, 1,122 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns. While those numbers seem fairly unrealistic, Jennings could certainly out produce his current ADP as the 55th WR off the board if his connection with Cassel continues to develop.

By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Thu, Jul 31st 11:51pm EDT

Veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings told the Star Tribune on Thursday that he and his fellow wide receivers are ready to step up this season. Jennings said that Norv Turner's offense will be more balanced than last year's version and should help to take some of the pressure off workhorse Adrian Peterson. (Source: StarTribune)

Fantasy Impact: If Jennings can bounce back from a subpar 2013 season he might end up being one of the biggest values at WR this year. He is currently being drafted as the 55th receiver off the board and the 165th player overall. That is laughable. Apparently drafters are still hung up on last season even though this year's offense should be much more pass happy. And that makes Jennings a strong candidate to finish as a WR3 even though he can currently be taken at the same time as kickers and defenses. That my friends is a bargain.

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