Ryan Griffin
Ryan Griffin
30-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New York Jets
Questionable
Injury Ankle
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Griffin was New York's top tight end last season as Chris Herndon battled injuries, but a healthy Herndon is expected to relegate Griffin to a backup role in 2020. Even as the top option in 2019, Griffin only produced a modest 320 yards and five touchdowns. He'll be hard-pressed to match those numbers and offers limited upside at age 30. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a three-year, $9.6 million contract with the Jets in November of 2019.
Jets pick up 2021 option
TENew York Jets
Ankle
March 21, 2020
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.
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How do Ryan Griffin's 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
15.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.30
 
% Team Air Yards
5.3%
 
% Team Targets
8.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
82.9%
 
Drop Rate
4.9%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.4
 
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How often does Ryan Griffin run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Ryan Griffin and the other tight ends for the Jets are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Ryan Griffin
286 routes   41 targets
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% Routes Run
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71%
19 routes   6 targets
100%
12 routes   2 targets
92%
98 routes   11 targets
72%
22 routes   3 targets
36%
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2019 Ryan Griffin Split Stats
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Griffin was released by the Texans in May of 2019. The release is unsurprising following the tight end's arrest during the NFL draft for allegedly breaking a hotel window. He had been the top tight end the last few seasons but enters the summer without a job and a slightly tarnished reputation.
Houston tight ends were a productive bunch in 2016, but were invisible in 2017, largely due to concussion injuries to Griffin and the now-retired C.J. Fiedorowicz. Griffin, who was coming off a 50-catch season in 2016, was limited to seven games and 13 receptions after suffering two concussions. Those injuries offered an opportunity to third-stringer Stephen Anderson, but we quickly learned the undersized and athletic tight end from Cal wasn't much of a blocker and his playing time fell sharply. Entering 2018, the Texans are likely to start Griffin, however, he's missed 16 games over the last three seasons and he'll be pushed by two tight ends drafted in 2018: Jordan Akins in the third round and Jordan Thomas in the sixth.
The Texans re-upped Griffin for another three years at the beginning of the free-agency period, which alerted us that the passing attack in 2017 may pay as much attention to the tight ends as it did in 2016. Griffin and starter C.J. Fiedorowicz were a revelation last season, combining to catch 104 passes on 164 targets. The usage of the tight ends was far and away more than they had been used during the first two seasons under head coach Bill O'Brien. While the coach would prefer to have a quarterback who could consistently get the ball downfield to the dynamic DeAndre Hopkins or speedy Will Fuller, he doesn't have that type of quarterback yet. Whether Deshaun Watson or Tom Savage is under center, Houston's tight ends will be their best friends.
A sprained MCL in Week 1 cost Ryan the next seven games. He returned Week 10 but averaged fewer than four targets a game. Still, it was enough to lead the team's TE in catches. At 6-6, 254, it's perhaps concerning he garnered only three red-zone looks, just one inside the 10 (which he converted). Griffin is the pass-catching TE to C.J. Fiedorowicz's blocking role, but targets might be difficult to come by this season. Tight end has not figured prominently into coach Bill O'Brien's Houston offenses, and, this year, untested QB Brock Osweiler is at the helm. Then there's target-hog DeAndre Hopkins and first-round pick WR Will Fuller. Health, though, is the biggest factor. Griffin missed OTAs with an Achilles injury. He's expected to be healthy for camp, but he has enough working against him without an injury to worry about.
Griffin is the second tight end on the depth chart behind Garrett Graham. He's had a slow start to training camp due to an undisclosed injury, so there hasn't been much to observe. When healthy, he's a reliable pass-catching tight end but his position was not targeted much in head coach Bill O'Brien's first season.
With Owen Daniels' departure to Baltimore, Griffin moves up in Houston's tight-end pecking order. Though Garrett Graham is likely the most reliable receiving tight-end option for the Texans, Griffin proved that he was a capable pass catcher when both Daniels and Graham were sidelined at times last year. Houston drafted C.J. Fiedorowicz, widely considered the best blocking tight end in this year's draft, in the third round, but with new coach Bill O'Brien's penchant for two-TE sets, Griffin could still provide decent production, particularly in the red zone given his 6-6, 250 frame.
Griffin, a sixth-round draft pick in 2013 out of Connecticut, is part of the solution to replace James Casey. The Texans currently have Owen Daniels and Garrett Graham heading the depth chart at the tight end, but they drafted Griffin, signed free agent Adam Schiltz and already have Phillip Supernaw on the roster. Griffin was a productive receiver at Connecticut and, at this point, is considered more of a receiving tight end than a blocking one. If he can develop his run-blocking technique, he'll have a chance to make the roster.
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Facing difficult recovery process
TENew York Jets
Ankle
December 30, 2019
Griffin (ankle) anticipates a six-month recovery timeline for the surgery he had last week, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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Placed on IR
TENew York Jets
Ankle
December 12, 2019
Griffin (ankle) has been placed on IR by the Jets.
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Won't face Ravens
TENew York Jets
Ankle
December 11, 2019
Griffin (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's contest against the Ravens, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Not practicing Tuesday
TENew York Jets
Ankle
December 10, 2019
Griffin (ankle) will be held out of practice Tuesday, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
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DNP on Monday
TENew York Jets
Ankle
December 9, 2019
Griffin (ankle) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice report.
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