Griffin nabbed three of eight targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 33-17 win over Cleveland. Griffin and C.J. Fiedorowicz each brought in 50 receptions last season. When the latter was placed on injured reserve with a concussion, there was a sense that Griffin could collect the lion's share. Though he ranks second on the team in targets and third in catches, the offense has run so disproportionately through DeAndre Hopkins and, of late, Will Fuller that Griffin hasn't been able to to have that expanded impact. He's good for two or three catches per game, but he doesn't provide the sort of red-zone threat that many similarly big-bodied players might. Just six percent of Griffin's career receptions have been touchdowns, and he has yet to score more than twice in a season. Temper expectations on Griffin despite Houston's newfound offensive mojo.
Griffin caught two of four passes for 22 yards in Houston's 42-34 loss to Kansas City. Griffin has just four catches and 35 yards over the last two weeks, as the Texans have opened up their offense with Deshaun Watson at quarterback. Griffin and Stephen Anderson have been elevated as targets since C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) landed on injured reserve, but the wide receivers have become much more prominent with Watson throwing passes.
Griffin caught two of five targets for 13 yards in Houston's 57-14 win over Tennessee in Week 4. One week after finding chemistry with rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson, Griffin was relegated to a minimal role behind Houston's wide receivers. He's still the Texans' top receiving tight end because C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) is on injured reserve, but as the Texans' offense has transformed itself since the dynamic Watson took over, any back or receiver is capable of playing a lead role on offense.
Griffin caught five of six passes for 61 yards and a red-zone touchdown in Houston's 36-33 loss to New England in Week 3. Griffin, who had missed the previous week due to a concussion, got on the same page quickly with rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson. It was the first game the two have played together in starting roles. In addition to the touchdown catch, he made himself available while Watson scrambled away from pressure for a 35-yard reception that led to his touchdown. Griffin will remain the team's leading tight end while C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) remains on injured reserve.
Griffin (concussion) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice. Griffin has passed through the concussion protocol and should be ready to return for Sunday's game in New England. With C.J. Fiedorowicz on injured reserve while recovering from a concussion of his own, Griffin is set to assume a role as the Texans' primary pass-catching tight end. Given the team's lack of depth at wide receiver, Griffin could be busy Week 3.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|10||11/12||@Los Angeles Rams||12||6.00|
|14||12/10||San Francisco 49ers||2||2.67|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||42||27||261||2||12||9.67||38|