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Ryan Griffin | Tight End

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/11/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 254
College: Connecticut
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Ryan Griffin caught 3-of-6 targets for 36 yards in the Texans' Week 10 win over the Bengals on Monday night.
It was Griffin's first action since going down with a sprained MCL in Week 1 and being placed on I.R.-designated for return. Griffin dropped his first target of the night, but had a big catch on a 3rd-and-15 in the fourth quarter to convert a first down. He was third on the team in targets and gives the Texans a big body over the middle. Griffin is merely a TE3 for Week 11 against the Jets. Nov 17 - 12:23 AM

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Texans activated TE Ryan Griffin from injured reserve-designated to return.

Griffin is expected to play Monday night, but he will not be a fantasy factor in an offense which has targeted tight ends just 35 times total this season. C Eric Kush was waived in a corresponding move.
Nov 16 - 12:54 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said TE Ryan Griffin (knee, IR/recall) will play Monday night against the Bengals.

Griffin remains on injured reserve-designated to return, but he should be activated this weekend. Texans' tight ends have been targeted just 35 times as a group this season. Griffin is unlikely to have a fantasy impact once he returns.
Nov 13 - 3:15 PM

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (MCL) has resumed practicing.

The Texans have three weeks to activate Griffin from injured reserve/designated to return. He'll be in for 3-4 weekly targets if he can make it back onto the field.
Nov 9 - 2:25 PM

Texans placed TE Ryan Griffin (sprained MCL) on injured reserve/designated to return.

He'll be eligible to return after the Texans' Week 9 bye, and can start practicing in six weeks.
Sep 15 - 5:14 PM

Texans TE Ryan Griffin suffered a sprained MCL Week 1 against the Chiefs.

Griffin will be sidelined a couple weeks, but he is not expected to need surgery. Griffin caught 1-of-4 targets for 18 yards against Kansas City.
Sep 13 - 9:11 PM

Ryan Griffin caught one pass for eight yards in the Texans' Week 17 win over the Jaguars.

Griffin entered Week 17 having played 286 snaps as the Texans' No. 3 tight end behind Garrett Graham and C.J. Fiedorowicz. He saw increased reps late in the year with Graham battling an ankle injury. We like Griffin's skill set as a pass catcher but he's not much of a blocker. He caught just 10 passes for 91 yards and one touchdown on the season. He'll compete for a spot next summer.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:18:00 PM

Ryan Griffin caught one pass for six yards in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Redskins.

With Garrett Graham (back) sidelined, Griffin got some third-down reps. He ended up with two targets compared to one for in-line starter C.J. Fiedorowicz.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 04:31:00 PM

Ryan Griffin caught five passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos.

It's been an extremely quiet offseason for Griffin, an intriguing sixth-round pick in 2013. He didn't have any catches despite significant playing time in the first two preseason games, and ran exclusively with the deep reserves on Saturday. We did get a glimpse of what Griffin can do, however, as he caught a 31-yard touchdown from Tom Savage with 59 seconds left to set up a game-winning 2-point conversion. Griffin should stick on the final roster behind Garrett Graham and C.J. Fiedorowicz.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 12:24:00 AM

Ryan Griffin caught three passes for 49 yards in Week 17 against the Titans.

Griffin, the 201st overall pick in April's draft, appeared in 15 games for the Texans as a rookie, starting eight of the final ten contests. He needs to be owned in all dynasty formats. Griffin is more athletic than Garrett Graham, while Owen Daniels is getting up there in age and has been hit by injuries in recent years. Griffin's season ends with 19 catches for 244 yards and one touchdown.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 06:55:00 PM

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Griffin is fully expected to start Sunday's game in place of Garrett Graham (hamstring). The Texans are just managing his reps.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 07:39:00 PM

Texans TE Ryan Griffin caught five balls for 66 yards in Houston's Week 16 loss to Denver.

Griffin wound up leading the team in both receptions and yardage on a brutal day from Matt Schaub. An interesting long-term Dynasty prospect, Graham is more athletic than Garrett Graham and more durable than oft-injured Owen Daniels. The Texans close out the regular season against Tennessee in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:38:00 PM

Ryan Griffin is expected to draw another start in Sunday's game against the Broncos.

Garrett Graham's hamstring isn't improving and there's nothing new on Owen Daniels (leg, short-term IR). Griffin played on every single snap in Week 15, catching six passes for 62 yards on six targets. He projects to be used similarly this week, the Texans are a good bet to be in comeback mode for virtually the entire game and Matt Schaub has a history of targeting tight ends in the red zone. Desperate Jordan Cameron owners can find some upside in Griffin.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Texans TE Ryan Griffin caught six passes for 62 yards in Houston's Week 15 loss to the Colts.

Griffin did an excellent job filling in for Garrett Graham (hamstring), looking like no worse of a playmaker in the process. That being said, Griffin's fantasy value doesn't extend beyond deep Dynasty-league stash.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 06:11:00 PM

Texans TE Ryan Griffin caught a two-yard touchdown pass in Houston's Week 10 loss to Arizona.

A sixth-round pick out of UConn, Griffin is manning the old Garrett Graham TD vulture role in Houston's two-tight end offense. The reception was the third of Griffin's rookie year. He is just a deep Dynasty league prospect.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 07:43:00 PM

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QB1Brian Hoyer
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RB1Alfred Blue
2Chris Polk
3Jonathan Grimes
GLB1Alfred Blue
2Chris Polk
3RB1Jonathan Grimes
2Alfred Blue
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Nate Washington
WR21Cecil Shorts
2Jaelen Strong
3Keith Mumphery
WR31Nate Washington
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
LT1Duane Brown
2Kendall Lamm
3Oday Aboushi
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
C1Ben Jones
RG1Brandon Brooks
RT1Derek Newton
2Chris Clark
K1Nick Novak