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Ryan Griffin

New York Jets
Tight End #84
New York Jets
Tight End #84

Ryan Griffin News

Quiet in Week 2 loss

Griffin caught both of his targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 25-6 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Griffin was marginally more productive than Tyler Kroft, who caught one of two targets for eight yards. Neither member of the Jets' veteran tight end duo has much fantasy appeal given their minimal involvement in the passing attack.

Sep 19, 2021 5:55 PM EST

Six targets in Week 1

Griffin caught three of six targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 19-14 loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: Griffin and Tyler Kroft (three catches for 26 yards) split tight end duties. Zach Wilson frequently used his tight ends as security blankets as the Panthers' pass rush overwhelmed the Jets' offensive line in the first half, but the rookie quarterback pushed the ball downfield to his wide receivers in the second half once Carolina's defense tired out. Griffin has topped 320 yards just once in eight previous NFL seasons, so he remains off the radar in most fantasy formats.

Sep 12, 2021 6:20 PM EST

Re-ups with Jets

New York re-signed Griffin on Thursday.

Analysis: Griffin has spent the last two seasons operating as a reserve tight end for the Jets, and he now looks primed to handle a similar role behind Tyler Kroft. The nine-year veteran had initially been released by New York in the process of cutting down to a 53-man roster.

Sep 3, 2021 4:20 AM EST

Released by Jets

Griffin (hamstring) was released by the Jets on Tuesday.

Analysis: Griffin was hampered by a hamstring injury during training camp. His release and the trade of Chris Herndon to the Vikings leaves the Jets' with Tyler Kroft and Trevon Wesco as their No. 1 and No. 2 tight ends. The nine-year veteran joined New York in 2019 and accumulated 43 receptions for 406 yards and five touchdowns during his tenure with the team.

Aug 31, 2021 5:01 PM EST

Dealing with hammy injury

Griffin was evaluated for a hamstring injury Monday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Analysis: Any missed time could hurt Griffin's chances to earn regular-season snaps, given that he's competing with both Chris Herndon and Tyler Kroft. None of the bunch is likely to have mainstream fantasy value, especially if they end up splitting snaps.

Aug 16, 2021 10:36 AM EST

Sees first-team reps in spring

Griffin and Tyler Kroft received reps with the No. 1 offense during mandatory minicamp while Chris Herndon (hamstring) struggled to pick up the offense, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Griffin was limited to nine catches for 86 yards in 15 games last season, but the starting role at tight end appears to be wide open entering training camp. Herndon started last year and remains the favorite to do so again in 2021, but the playbook struggles are notable after posting a disappointing season. Griffin could find himself with a larger role this season if he performs well during training camp and the preseason.

Jun 30, 2021 9:42 PM EST

Just nine catches all year

Griffin wasn't targeted in Sunday's 28-14 loss to New England. He finishes the season with nine catches for 86 yards.

Analysis: Griffin scored a career-high five touchdowns while spending much of last season as New York's top tight end, but he failed to find the end zone as the backup to a healthy Chris Herndon this year. With two more years remaining on his contract, Griffin should reprise his depth role with the Jets next season.

Jan 3, 2021 6:14 PM EST

Activated from COVID-19 list

Griffin was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday.

Analysis: Griffin missed last week's win over the Browns, but he'll return to the lineup for the season finale against the Patriots. The 30-year-old tight end has averaged 26.1 offensive snaps per game. He currently has career lows in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (86) in a season.

Dec 29, 2020 1:52 PM EST

Hits COVID-19 list

The Jets placed Griffin (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: Griffin's placement on the reserve list could mean either that he's been deemed a close contact or that he's tested positive for COVID-19. If the veteran tight end is unable to gain clearance in time for Sunday's game against the Browns, Chris Herndon will stand to see a slight uptick in opportunities.

Dec 23, 2020 2:32 PM EST

Two catches in Week 13

Griffin caught both of his targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: Griffin was the only Jets tight end to targeted by quarterback Sam Darnold, as New York went run-heavy in the loss. With just nine catches for 86 yards and no touchdowns this season, Griffin's unlikely to play a prominent role in Week 14 against the Seahawks.

Dec 6, 2020 4:45 PM EST

No targets after bye

Griffin wasn't targeted in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Meanwhile, starting tight end Chris Herndon stirred from his season-long slumber and scored his first touchdown of the year. Regardless of Herndon's production, Griffin should remain an afterthought in the low-octane Jets offense moving forward.

Nov 22, 2020 7:20 PM EST

Two grabs in Week 9

Griffin caught both of his targets for 28 yards in Monday's 30-27 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Griffin was the only Jets tight end to draw a target in this one, as nominal No. 1 tight end Chris Herndon remains stuck on one catch over the past four games. The position hasn't been featured much despite all of New York's injuries at wide receiver, and with the team's receiving corps finally healthy, Griffin and Herndon will likely continue to battle for scraps moving forward.

Nov 10, 2020 8:37 AM EST

Two catches in shutout loss

Griffin caught two of three targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 24-0 loss to Miami.

Analysis: Griffin was actually New York's most productive tight end with Chris Herndon failing to record a catch, but that's not saying much. While Griffin has five catches to Herndon's three over the past three games, neither tight end is doing enough to warrant attention in the fantasy realm, even considering the league-wide dearth of production from the position.

Oct 19, 2020 6:43 AM EST

Gets first catches of season

Griffin caught all three of his targets for 10 yards in Thursday's 37-28 loss to the Broncos.

Analysis: Griffin made his first catches of the season after failing to record one over the first three games, but none of his receptions went for more than four yards. The backup tight end continues to serve predominantly in a blocking role.

Oct 2, 2020 10:29 AM EST

No catches on two targets

Griffin failed to corral either of his two targets in Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Griffin saw his first two targets of the season with the Jets dressing only four wide receivers due to injuries, but the backup tight end couldn't haul in either one. As long as Chris Herndon remains healthy in front of Griffin, the latter is unlikely to make much of an impact.

Sep 27, 2020 8:04 PM EST

Still without a target this season

Griffin wasn't targeted in Sunday's 31-13 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Griffin hasn't had a ball thrown his way through two games. New York could go to more formations with multiple tight ends against the Colts in Week 3 given all of the team's injuries at wide receiver, but Griffin hasn't shown the ability to convert playing time into production.

Sep 20, 2020 8:03 PM EST

Non-factor in opener

Griffin was not targeted in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: With Chris Herndon healthy, Griffin has been relegated to backup tight end duties. Herndon had six catches in Buffalo and will be the only tight end seeing significant attention from quarterback Sam Darnold as long as he's on the field.

Sep 14, 2020 12:43 PM EST

Taken off PUP list

The Jets (ankle) activated Griffin from the active/PUP list Saturday, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.

Analysis: Griffin took the practice field for the first time in training camp, as he was recovering from a December ankle injury. It looks like Chris Herndon will secure the No. 1 tight-end job, but Griffin is a steady backup and produced a 34-320-5 line with Herndon out of the picture last year.

Aug 23, 2020 2:29 PM EST

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.

Jul 30, 2020 2:21 PM EST

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.

Mar 21, 2020 6:48 PM EST

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