Ryan Griffin

Ryan Griffin

Tight End #84
Team: New York Jets
Ht / Wt:6'6" / 247 lb.
College:Connecticut
Age:30
Born:January 11, 1990
Drafted:2013 / Rd. 6 (201)
Draft Team:HOU

Ryan Griffin: Placed on PUP list

Griffin has been placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list, Randy Lange of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: Griffin continues to recover from an ankle procedure, but once he's healthy, the 30-year-old will look to secure his role in the Jets' passing game. The looming return of Chris Herndon limits Griffin's fantasy upside heading into the 2020 season, but when pressed into expanded duty last year, Griffin put up a 34-320-5 stat line in 13 games.

July 30, 2020 2:21 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: Jets pick up 2021 option

Griffin (ankle) had his option for 2021 picked up by the Jets on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The 30-year-old had 34 receptions for 320 yards and five touchdowns through 13 starts before going down with the ankle injury in early December, and it appears the Jets are happy to keep him around for the next couple years. Griffin subsequently underwent surgery and is in the midst of an expected six-month recovery, so he should be healthy for the beginning of training camp.

March 21, 2020 6:48 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: Facing difficult recovery process

Griffin (ankle) anticipates a six-month recovery timeline for the surgery he had last week, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Griffin is unlikely to participate in the early portion of the offseason program but could get back on the field before training camp. He mentioned that the ligament damage he suffered was so significant that his rehab timeline actually would be shorter if he had simply broken his ankle. While that doesn't sound especially promising, the Jets will give Griffin every opportunity to work his way back to full strength, having signed him to a three-year, $9.6 million extension in November. He'll turn 30 in January and may need to compete with soon-to-be 24-year-old Chris Herndon (ribs) for the starting job in 2020.

December 30, 2019 11:31 AM EST

Ryan Griffin: Placed on IR

Griffin (ankle) has been placed on IR by the Jets.

Analysis: The Jets have elected to shut Griffin down with just three games left in the regular season. In his absence, Daniel Brown and Trevon Wesco are next up for the team's tight end looks, though neither player is a high-percentage lineup roll in the fantasy playoffs.

December 12, 2019 1:01 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: Won't face Ravens

Griffin (ankle) is ruled out for Thursday's contest against the Ravens, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Griffin is nursing an ankle issue suffered during Week 14's win over the Dolphins. He wasn't able to practice in any capacity leading up to Thursday's tilt against the Ravens, so his lack of availability doesn't come as much of a surprise. The Jets will operate with Daniel Brown and Trevon Wesco at tight end Week 15.

December 11, 2019 11:22 AM EST

Ryan Griffin: Not practicing Tuesday

Griffin (ankle) will be held out of practice Tuesday, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Griffin played only three snaps on offense before departing the Jets' Week 14 matchup with the Dolphins, the result of an ankle injury. The issue hasn't allowed him to practice yet this week and appears to be threatening his status for Thursday's game at Baltimore. If he's among the team's inactives, Griffen will yield TE reps to a combination of Daniel Brown and Trevon Wesco.

December 10, 2019 10:21 AM EST

Ryan Griffin: DNP on Monday

Griffin (ankle) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice report.

Analysis: Like many Jets, Griffin came down with an illness last week but still suited up this past Sunday against the Dolphins. However, he lasted just three offensive snaps before suffering a game-ending ankle injury. With a short turnaround to the team's next contest Thursday at Baltimore, Griffin is in a tough spot to be active Week 15, which could result in increased usage for fellow tight ends Daniel Brown and Trevon Wesco.

December 9, 2019 5:33 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: Won't return to Sunday's contest

Griffin (ankle) won't return to Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Prior to his exit, Griffin caught his only target for eight yards. Next up for the team's tight end looks in his absence are Daniel Brown and Trevon Wesco.

December 8, 2019 11:47 AM EST

Ryan Griffin: Leaves with ankle injury

Griffin is doubtful to return to Sunday's divisional contest against the Dolphins due to an ankle injury.

Analysis: Griffin was forced out of Sunday's contest early in the first quarter. He caught his only target for eight yards before going into the locker room. Daniel Brown and Trevon Wesco will serve as the Jets' only healthy tight ends as long as Griffin is unable to play.

December 8, 2019 10:38 AM EST

Ryan Griffin: Suits up Sunday

Griffin (illness) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Griffin is out there if you need him this week and figures to see his share of targets Sunday, coming off a Week 13 effort against the Bengals, in which he hauled in five of his seven looks for 30 yards. In his two outings prior to that, Griffin found the end zone in back-to-back contests, while overall he's made five trips to the end zone through 12 games.

December 8, 2019 8:40 AM EST

Ryan Griffin: Status in question for Week 14

Griffin (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: One of three players on the Jets' Week 14 injury report listed with an illness, Griffin looks to be trending toward playing Sunday after at least managing limited showings in practice Thursday and Friday. If Griffin's condition ultimately takes a turn for the worse ahead of Sunday's 1 p.m. ET kickoff, the Jets would turn to Daniel Brown and Trevon Wesco to handle all the snaps at tight end.

December 6, 2019 1:15 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: Returns to practice

Griffin (illness) will return to a limited practice Thursday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Griffin sat out practice Wednesday, so his return to the field Thursday puts him on track to play Sunday against the Dolphins. Friday's final injury report will reveal whether the tight end will head into the weekend listed as questionable, or free from a Week 14 injury designation.

December 5, 2019 8:06 AM EST

Ryan Griffin: Bothered by illness

Griffin will miss Wednesday's practice due to an illness, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: The timing should give the 29-year-old plenty of time to return to health before Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Griffin has emerged as a low-end TE1 in many fantasy leagues, scoring 8.0 or more PPR points five of the past six weeks.

December 4, 2019 8:11 AM EST

Ryan Griffin: Five catches in loss

Griffin caught five of seven targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 22-6 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Griffin recorded his third game with at least five catches this season, all of which have come in the past five games. New York couldn't get into the end zone in this one, so the tight end's modest touchdown streak came to an end at two games. Given the lack of quality alternatives in the position, Griffin should be in the TE1 mix when the Dolphins come to town in Week 14.

December 1, 2019 5:57 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: Strong run continues

Griffin caught all three of his targets for 13 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-3 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Griffin only scored seven touchdowns in six seasons with the Texans, but he now has five touchdowns with the Jets in 2019, including four in the past five games. Given his productivity in green and white, it's no surprise the team opted to ink the 29-year-old tight end to an extension Saturday. Griffin's touchdown in this one came from one yard out on a beautifully designed play that had quarterback Sam Darnold look right before coming back left to Griffin with no Raiders on that side of the field.

November 24, 2019 6:09 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: Inks extension with Jets

Griffin signed a multi-year extension with the Jets on Saturday.

Analysis: Griffin is coming off a five-catch, 109-yard performance last week against the Redskins and will now spend a few more seasons in New York. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, it's a three-year extension and could be worth up to $10.8 million, and it also includes $4 million guaranteed. The 29-year-old has started all 10 games this season and has 25 catches for 269 yards and four touchdowns, and he's take full advantage in the absence of Chris Herndon (ribs, suspension).

November 23, 2019 5:18 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: Tops 100 receiving yards

Griffin converted all five of his targets into receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 11 win over the Redskins.

Analysis: Griffin was a deep target all game, as four of his five receptions went for more than 15 yards. His long catch of the day went for 48-yards when Sam Darnold found him wide open along the sideline. Just one play later, he hauled in a 16-yard pass to find the end zone for his fourth touchdown of the season. Given Chris Herndon's (rib) placement on injured reserve, Griffin should be in a good position to serve as the team's top receiving tight end option for the remainder of the campaign. He'll also have a strong matchup in Week 12, with the team traveling to Cincinnati.

November 17, 2019 5:10 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: Grabs first TD

Griffin caught all three of his targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 24-22 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: The yardage was a season high for veteran tight end, while the TD was his first of the year. Griffin has led an uninspiring group of Jets tight ends through the first five games, but his role figures to shrink once Chris Herndon (hamstring) is ready to join the lineup.

October 14, 2019 7:45 AM EST

Ryan Griffin: Starting run likely to extend

Griffin is expected to remain the Jets' starting tight end Sunday against the Cowboys with Chris Herndon (hamstring) trending toward an inactive status, Randy Lange of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: With Herndon missing the Jets' first four games while serving a suspension, Griffin has been the clear leader of a tight-end room that also includes Daniel Brown and Trevon Wesco. Unfortunately, Griffin hasn't been able to extract much value from the top role, hauling in only five of seven targets for 17 yards and no touchdowns despite playing more than 90 percent of the offensive snaps in every game. Herndon's impending return was expected to send Griffin back into a limited reserve gig, but the former suffered an injury in practice Oct. 4 that is expected to keep him out for at least another game, if not two. Griffin's run as a starter will thus get extended, but his middling production to date suggests there's little fantasy upside to be had, even with franchise quarterback Sam Darnold (illness) returning from a three-game absence this week.

October 10, 2019 2:34 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: Only one catch again

Griffin caught his only target for two yards in Sunday's 31-6 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: Griffin has failed to seize the opportunity while Chris Herndon served a four-game suspension, totaling only five catches for 17 yards in four games as the starting tight end. He should fade even deeper into obscurity when Herndon's return pushes Griffin down to the No. 2 role.

October 6, 2019 3:16 PM EST

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