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Greg Jennings | Wide Receiver

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
College: Western Michigan
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ESPN Vikings reporter Ben Goessling observed that Greg Jennings "clicked with Matt Cassel" last season.
Whether it was chemistry with Cassel or simply relief from no longer seeing Christian Ponder in the huddle, something changed for Jennings with Cassel under center. He posted a 34-413-3 line on 47 targets in Cassel's six starts. The overall stats are misleading, though, as Jennings failed to reach 60 yards receiving in four of the six games. Jennings may have a few solid games this season, but his lack of upside and consistency make him nothing more than fantasy bench filler. Jul 3 - 2:55 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Greg Jennings caught five balls for 44 yards in the Vikings' Week 17 win over the Lions.

Signed to a $45 million contract in the offseason following the Percy Harvin trade, Jennings ends his first season as a Viking with a 68-804-4 stat line as a receiver. Jennings is still a quality possession threat, but his deep-ball effectiveness has faded sharply the past two years. He'll turn 31 years old near the start of next season. Even if Minnesota finds a quarterback upgrade, Jennings' upside will be limited as a 2014 re-draft league pick. He'll be a low-ceiling WR4.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Greg Jennings was limited to four catches for 27 yards in the Vikings' Week 16 loss to Cincinnati.

Matt Cassel only completed 13 passes and threw for 114 yards, so Jennings was lucky to get the production he did. He'll finish a disappointing first year as a Viking with a Week 17 date against the Lions.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Greg Jennings went off for 11 catches, 163 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Eagles.

Unlike Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel actually knows how to get the ball to Jennings. He's proved it at every opportunity this season, and did it again Sunday by hitting him over the top for a 57-yard score early and continuing to attack the Eagles' incapable defensive backs. Over the last three weeks, Jennings is averaging 7.6 catches for 98.0 yards with two touchdowns -- but he'll still be a shaky WR3 in Week 16. The Vikings' passing game figures to struggle on the road at Cincy.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 04:51:00 PM

Greg Jennings caught five passes for 53 yards in Minnesota's Week 14 loss to the Ravens.

Jennings continued to display a better connection with Matt Cassel than Christian Ponder, but was still just a chain-moving possession receiver for a station-to-station offense. Regardless of who is under center for Week 14, Jennings will be best utilized as a WR4.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 05:56:00 PM

Greg Jennings has 15 catches for 202 yards with three touchdowns in 2.5 games with Matt Cassel this season.

In 8.5 games with Christian Ponder and Josh Freeman, Jennings has totaled 28 catches for 315 yards and no scores. "There's definitely a trust factor there, and Greg is an excellent route runner," coach Leslie Frazier said. "I would think maybe the veteran experience. Those guys hit it off early on back in the spring, and he really trusts Greg to be where he's supposed to be." If the Vikings want any shot at beating the Ravens on Sunday, they'll roll with Cassel. That would give Jennings a shred of upside as a WR4 candidate in Week 14.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 10:17:00 AM

Greg Jennings caught seven balls for 78 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' Week 13 win over the Bears.

The insertion of Matt Cassel kick-started Jennings, who caught an eight-yard touchdown in the back of the end zone on a wide-open out route in the fourth quarter. Cassel delivered the perfectly thrown pass. Jennings has been a low-upside WR3 in fantasy all season. He's not going to be a recommended fantasy option against the Ravens' defense in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 05:08:00 PM

Greg Jennings (Achilles) did not practice Wednesday.

Jennings was able to return from his Achilles' injury in Week 12, but clearly wasn't 100 percent. Even in a plus matchup, he won't be more than a WR4 for Sunday's game against the Bears.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 02:40:00 PM

Greg Jennings caught two passes for 29 yards in Week 12 against the Packers.

Jennings was targeted just three times in his return to Green Bay. He clearly wasn't 100 percent after missing last week's game with an Achilles' injury. Jennings dropped his one missed connection on third-and-five with 2:07 remaining in overtime. He wasn't even involved on offense for much of the first half. With shaky quarterback play, Jennings is nothing more than a WR4 at the moment.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 06:31:00 PM

Greg Jennings (Achilles') is active for Week 12 against the Packers.

As expected. Jennings is back in the lineup as a fantasy WR4 against his former teammates. He's probably not 100 percent healthy.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 11:38:00 AM

Appearing on GameDay Morning, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Greg Jennings (Achilles') will play Sunday against the Packers.

Jennings was a surprise inactive after being listed as probable last week. He missed practice Wednesday before returning Thursday and Friday. The Vikings list Jennings as questionable for Week 12. Jennings has already said he "definitely" expects to play against his former teammates. He's a WR4 at best.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 09:42:00 AM

Greg Jennings (Achilles, questionable) "definitely" expects to play this week.

Jennings is going to be active, but shouldn't be expected to be 100 percent against his former team. He's just a low-end WR4 for Week 12.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 02:02:00 PM

Greg Jennings (Achilles') is listed as questionable for Week 12.

Jennings is tentatively expected to play, but was inactive with the same injury last week despite being listed as probable. So he's obviously hard to trust. We'd simply write off Jennings as a fantasy option against Green Bay.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 03:18:00 PM

Greg Jennings (Achilles) returned to Vikings practice Thursday.

He was officially limited. Most signs point toward Jennings returning against the Packers, but he'll likely be questionable instead of probable on Friday's injury report. Jennings shouldn't be expected to be 100 percent against his former team just seven days after his surprise inactive. He's a low-end WR4 for Week 12.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 03:01:00 PM

Greg Jennings (Achilles) is not practicing Wednesday.

Jennings was a surprise inactive in Week 11 and is still dealing with soreness in his Achilles injury. He's hoping to get cleared for practice Thursday and should return after missing just one game.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 03:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Matt Cassel
2Teddy Bridgewater
3Christian Ponder
RB1Adrian Peterson
2Matt Asiata
3Jerick McKinnon
4Joe Banyard
5Dominique Williams
GLB1Adrian Peterson
2Matt Asiata
3RB1Adrian Peterson
2Matt Asiata
FB1Jerome Felton
2Zach Line
WR11Greg Jennings
2Jarius Wright
3Erik Lora
4Kamar Jorden
5Kain Colter
WR21Cordarrelle Patterson
2Jerome Simpson
3Rodney Smith
4Adam Thielen
5Andy Cruse
6Donte Foster
WR31Jerome Simpson
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2Rhett Ellison
3Chase Ford
4Allen Reisner
5A.C. Leonard
K1Blair Walsh