Ryan Griffin

Ryan Griffin

Tight End #84
Team: New York Jets
Ht / Wt:6'6" / 247 lb.
College:Connecticut
Age:31
Born:January 11, 1990
Drafted:2013 / Rd. 6 (201)
Draft Team:HOU

Ryan Griffin: 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.

January 3, 2021 6:14 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: 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.

December 29, 2020 1:52 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: Hits COVID-19 list

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

December 23, 2020 2:32 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: 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.

December 6, 2020 4:45 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: 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.

November 22, 2020 7:20 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: 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.

November 10, 2020 8:37 AM EST

Ryan Griffin: 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.

October 19, 2020 6:43 AM EST

Ryan Griffin: 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.

October 2, 2020 10:29 AM EST

Ryan Griffin: 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.

September 27, 2020 8:04 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: 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.

September 20, 2020 8:03 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: 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.

September 14, 2020 12:43 PM EST

Ryan Griffin: 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.

August 23, 2020 2:29 PM EST

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

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