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97 Everson Griffen DE

Minnesota Vikings

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
21%8%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
11335.5000

Player Updates

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Vikings' Everson Griffen: Restructures contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffen and the Vikings have reached an agreement for the defensive end to remain in Minnesota, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

This means Griffen took a pay cut to stick around, as he was otherwise under contract through 2022 with cap hits of at least $11.7 each year. Although the 31-year-old's play fell off in 2018, off-the-field concerns may have played a significant role in that. Griffen otherwise averaged over 10.8 sacks per season in the four preceding seasons.

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Vikings' Everson Griffen: Endures tough 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffen had 33 tackles (22 solo) and 5.5 sacks across 11 games in 2018.

Griffen missed five games early in the season as he addressed some mental health issues and never really found his rhythm this season. The 31-year-old is signed with Minnesota through 2022, but if the team were to cut him prior to March 15 they would save about $11.7 million in cap space with only $1.2 million in dead cap, per Spotrac.com. The Vikings also have the third-least amount of projected cap space in 2019, making Griffen a prime candidate to be a cap casualty.

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Vikings' Everson Griffen: Continues to bully Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffen recorded two tackles including one sack during Sunday's victory over the Lions.

Vikings pass rushers weren't as productive as they were during their first meeting with Detroit this season when Minnesota sacked quarterback Matthew Stafford a combined 10 times, but the unit still had no trouble shutting down a Lions offense depleted of star power. Griffen was a big part of that, and the veteran now has 5.5 sacks in 10 games this season.

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Vikings' Everson Griffen: Another sack Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffen recorded one sack across 43 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Packers.

Griffen didn't stuff the stat sheet Sunday night, but showed up when it mattered most, delivering a huge sack on Aaron Rodgers late in the fourth quarter with the Packers driving. Across six games this season, Griffen has recorded 14 tackles and three sacks.

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Vikings' Everson Griffen: Has 1.5 sacks Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Griffen had 1.5 sacks, three QB hits and four total tackles in Sunday's win over Detroit.

Griffen played in 52 of the defense's 71 snaps as he looked back to full speed in his second game after missing five games due to mental health issues. He had just one tackle and didn't provide any pressure against the QB in his first game back, but against the Lions he looked like the player who had 13 sacks last season.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/9/18SF00.500
29/16/18GB00.500
39/23/18BUF0000
49/27/18LAR0000
510/7/18PHI0000
610/14/18ARI0000
710/21/18NYJ0000
810/28/18NO0000
911/4/18DET01.500
1111/18/18CHI0000
1211/25/18GB01.000
1312/2/18NE0000
1412/10/18SEA0000
1512/16/18MIA01.000
1612/23/18DET01.000
1712/30/18CHI0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2010Minnesota Vikings111111.000000.0000
2011Minnesota Vikings162115.064000.0002
2012Minnesota Vikings162623.03812929.02912
2013Minnesota Vikings162718.095.5000.0000
2014Minnesota Vikings165741.01612000.0003
2015Minnesota Vikings154434.01010.5000.0004
2016Minnesota Vikings164836.0128000.0001
2017Minnesota Vikings154531.01413000.0001
2018Minnesota Vikings113322.0115.5000.0001
TOTAL132312231.08166.512929.029114
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2010Minnesota Vikings1100---000
2011Minnesota Vikings16177.0700
2012Minnesota Vikings1600---000
2013Minnesota Vikings1600---000
2014Minnesota Vikings1600---000
2015Minnesota Vikings1500---000
2016Minnesota Vikings1600---000
2017Minnesota Vikings1500---000
2018Minnesota Vikings1100---000
TOTAL132177.0700
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2010Minnesota Vikings1100000000
2011Minnesota Vikings1600101910
2012Minnesota Vikings1600102520
2013Minnesota Vikings1600100000
2014Minnesota Vikings1600100000
2015Minnesota Vikings1500100000
2016Minnesota Vikings16002032031
2017Minnesota Vikings1500300000
2018Minnesota Vikings1100000000
TOTAL1320010063461
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/273
Birthdate:
12/22/1987
Age:
31
Hometown:
Avondale, AZ, USA
School:
USC
NFL Experience:
10
Awards: