Griffin caught all three of his targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 24-22 win over the Cowboys.
The yardage was a season high for the veteran tight end, while the TD was his first of the year. Griffin has led an uninspiring group of Jets tight ends through the first five games, but his role figures to shrink once Chris Herndon (hamstring) is ready to join the lineup.
Griffin is expected to remain the Jets' starting tight end Sunday against the Cowboys with Chris Herndon (hamstring) trending toward an inactive status, Randy Lange of the team's official site reports.
With Herndon missing the Jets' first four games while serving a suspension, Griffin has been the clear leader of a tight-end room that also includes Daniel Brown and Trevon Wesco. Unfortunately, Griffin hasn't been able to extract much value from the top role, hauling in only five of seven targets for 17 yards and no touchdowns despite playing more than 90 percent of the offensive snaps in every game. Herndon's impending return was expected to send Griffin back into a limited reserve gig, but the former suffered an injury in practice Oct. 4 that is expected to keep him out for at least another game, if not two. Griffin's run as a starter will thus get extended, but his middling production to date suggests there's little fantasy upside to be had, even with franchise quarterback Sam Darnold (illness) returning from a three-game absence this week.
Griffin caught his only target for two yards in Sunday's 31-6 loss to the Eagles.
Griffin has failed to seize the opportunity while Chris Herndon served a four-game suspension, totaling only five catches for 17 yards in four games as the starting tight end. He should fade even deeper into obscurity when Herndon's return pushes Griffin down to the No. 2 role.
Griffin caught his lone target for five yards in Sunday's 30-14 loss to New England.
Griffin hasn't capitalized on Chris Herndon's (suspension) absence to this point, but he'll get one more crack as the starting tight end in Week 5 against the Eagles after New York's Week 4 bye.
Griffin didn't catch his only target in Monday's loss to the Browns.
The Jets deployed two below-average quarterbacks -- Trevor Siemian (ankle) and Luke Falk -- in Week 2, but Griffin's results (3-10-0) weren't any better with Sam Darnold (illness) under center in Week 1. Griffin will need to gain chemistry with Falk during this week's practice to have any offensive upside in Sunday's game versus the Patriots.
Griffin caught three of four targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Bills.
Griffin was the only tight end to earn a target with Chris Herndon (suspension) sitting out the first of four games, but the former Texan wasn't much of a difference maker. Running back Le'Veon Bell and slot receiver Jamison Crowder vacuumed up most of the work underneath.
Griffin failed to haul in his only target in Thursday's preseason opener against the Giants.
The veteran tight end will likely become more involved as the preseason unfolds. Starter Chris Herndon was eligible to play in this one even though he'll be suspended for the first four games of the regular season, and he caught a 32-yard pass on the opening drive. Griffin is still the favorite to hold down the No. 2 spot at this point.
Griffin is listed second on the Jets' first unofficial depth chart behind Chris Herndon, who is suspended for the season's first four weeks, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports.
Griffin is the most experienced tight end on the roster with 77 NFL appearances under his belt, and the former Texan has drawn praise from new coach Adam Gase. With his minor throat injury in the rear view mirror, Griffin will look to hold off camp challenges from rookie Trevon Wesco and some blocking specialists like Daniel Brown and Eric Tomlinson. If he's successful, Griffin should open the season as the starter while Herndon serves his suspension.
Griffin was held out of Monday's practice due to a throat injury, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.
Griffin's injury appears minor, as he's reportedly expected to retake the practice field Tuesday. The veteran is competing for a depth role in New York with top tight end Chris Herndon (suspension) appealing a four-game ban.
Griffin (groin) signed a contract with the Jets on Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Griffin was waived by the Texans in May following an April arrest on charges of vandalism and public intoxication. The case was later dismissed, and he now lands with the Jets. With top tight end Chris Herndon suspended the first four games of the 2019 season, Griffin is set to provide valuable depth for the Gang Green's offense.
Griffin (groin) was waived by the Texans on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Griffin was in line to again be the Texans' top option at tight end heading into the 2019 season. It's unclear if his April arrest on charges of vandalism and public intoxication is what cost him a roster spot in Houston, but it is worth noting that Griffin was entering the final year of a three-year contract. Regardless, with the tight end now out of the picture, Jordan Thomas and rookie Kahale Warring will likely be fighting for the team's top spot at the position.
Griffin (groin) was arrested Friday night and was charged with vandalism and public intoxication, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The tight end, who is still recovering from offseason hernia surgery, reportedly punched out his front hotel window and was forced to be detained by officers. It's worth noting the Texans drafted toolsy TE Kahale Warring in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft the same night of the incident.
Griffin caught one of five targets for six yards in Saturday's 21-7 wild-card round loss to the Colts.
The Texans fell behind early and were forced to pass often, to the point that quarterback Deshaun Watson got his underused tight ends involved. Seeing Griffin and Watson not in sync is not surprising. Griffin finished the regular season with 24 receptions and 43 targets, indicating he and the quarterback weren't always on the same page. He has one year left on his deal, but given Houston's aversion to using its tight ends, the Texans may opt to part ways with Griffin. They drafted two tight ends in 2018 -- Jordan Akins and Jordan Thomas -- and could save salary by letting Griffin go.
Griffin caught his lone target for eight yards in Sunday's 20-3 win over Jacksonville.
Houston's tight ends were once again a minimal part of the offense, even with the wide receiver group depleted by injury. This was the sixth time in 14 games that Griffin has been targeted one or fewer times and the ninth time with one or fewer receptions.
Griffin caught two of his four targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 32-30 loss to Philadelphia.
With no credible running attack Sunday, Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was forced to drop back 40 times, his highest total since Week 5. That meant targets for all, including Griffin and the rest of the tight end position group. Griffin, Jordan Akins (three targets) and Jordan Thomas (one) combined to be targeted eight times. That number could increase in coming weeks with Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) done for the season, and Keke Coutee unable to get past a vexing hamstring injury that has kept him out the last four weeks.
Griffin caught his lone target for minus-1 yards in Saturday's 29-22 win over the Jets.
Griffin fell back to earth this week after he amassed a season-high 80 yards in Week 14. If there's one Houston tight end to consider, it's Griffin based on his playing time and being the position group's target leader, but the Texans' passing attack clearly favors the wide receivers. Griffin has been targeted two or fewer times in six of 12 games played.
Griffin caught all five of his targets for 80 yards in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Colts.
Griffin came just one catch shy of his season high while setting a new mark for yards in the contest. It was just the third time all year the 28-year-old has caught more than two passes in a game. He'll look to keep rolling on the road against the Jets in Week 15.
Griffin caught three of four targets for 38 yards in Monday's 34-17 win over the Titans.
Griffin had his best game since returning from an illness, but his production has been too spotty overall. He's the best bet for a Texans tight end, but with no teams on byes Week 13 and beyond, fantasy owners should find better options.
Griffin (illness) caught one of two targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 19-17 win over the Broncos.
Griffin missed the previous two games due to an undisclosed illness. He wasn't in the starting lineup but ended up with more offensive snaps (47) than either Jordan Thomas (39) or Jordan Akins (36). Houston used a lot of two-tight end sets due to being thin at wideout and employing a run-pass split that favored the ground attack. The Texans enter their bye week, which will give slot receiver Keke Coutee (hamstring) more time to heal and newly acquired wideout Demaryius Thomas more time with the playbook. That likely means fewer targets for the tight ends in Week 11 against Washington.
Griffin (illness) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.
The full session supports coach Bill O'Brien's expectation that Griffin will return to action Sunday in Denver. Will Fuller's (knee) season-ending ACL tear briefly created the potential for an uptick in target volume, but Houston quickly filled the void by trading for Demaryius Thomas. What's more, rookie tight end Jordan Thomas made a strong impression with a pair of touchdown receptions in last week's 42-23 win over the Dolphins, making his case to stay involved moving forward.
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