TE - FA
Week 14 Outlook
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the New York Jets have released veteran tight end Ryan Griffin.
Griffin started 12 games last season for the Jets and caught 27 passes for 261 yards and two touchdowns. The Jets signed former Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah and former Vikings tight end Tyler Conklin in the offseason, clearing the way for the team to cut Griffin.
Jets TE Ryan Griffin (knee) has been placed on the Injured-Reserve list, 2021 season effectively over.
Griffin has been a useful streamer in a couple separate weeks this year in deeper leagues, but to many fantasy managers this news does not come with wide-reaching ripple effects. Likeliest to step up in Griffin's absence is teammate Tyler Kroft, a player not likely to garner much fantasy consideration either.
Ryan Griffin received just two targets, but did catch both of them for 39 scoreless yards.
The tight-end landscape is a dire one. It's no doubt one of the shallowest of positions and even then, Griffin is not someone fantasy managers should be considering using. He has minimal volume week to week and offers an extremely low-scoring opportunity.
Ryan Griffin received just three targets out of Zach Wilson's 42 passes. He caught two of them for 28 scoreless yards.
While Griffin has settled in as the starting tight end for the Jets, this passing offense is struggling to support one fantasy-relevant receiver on a weekly basis. Griffin can safely be left on the waiver wire, as he brings a very low floor and an almost non-existent ceiling.
Ryan Griffin only received two targets, but made the most of them. He caught both passes for 15 yards, finding the end zone on one reception.
Griffin is the clear No. 1 tight end for the Jets, which is a good thing. The problem is there's very little value in such a role. The Jets have Elijah Moore, Corey Davis and Jamison Crowder who will all command a higher target share than Griffin, which will constantly leave him fighting for the scraps. He's nothing more than a low-percentage touchdown-dependent TE2.