Monday, October 14, 2013

Greg Jennings Not To Blame For Struggles

 When the Minnesota Vikings brought in veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings, fans thought that he could be the perfect balance for running back Adrian Peterson. With Christian Ponder at the helm, he would finally have a #1 receiver to rely on in tough situations. After six weeks and a quarterback change, things aren’t going exactly as planned. However, Minnesota fans and fantasy football owners should not be pointing the finger at Jennings. From 2008 to 2011, Jennings excelled in Green Bay as a key guy for their offense. Working on the outside, he has always been known as a heady receiver who can get open at opportune times. After dealing with injuries and some frustrations in 2012, he decided to move on to Minnesota. What Jennings has realized is just how nice he had it with Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball. Many fantasy football owners predicted a bounce back season for Jennings, but he has to actually touch the ball to make things happen. He has caught just 20 passes in five games for 286 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Vikings have used two quarterbacks so far, and another one (Josh Freeman) could be on the way. That lack of stability really messes with a receiver’s head, especially as he hits his age 30 season and deals with slowing down slightly. Although no one expected him to be a fantasy football star in 2013, he was expected to make a pretty decent impact. It is always risky to take a wide receiver who is stuck on a team without a franchise quarterback. Ponder does not seem to be that guy, Matt Cassel is not that guy and Josh Freeman is probably not that guy. Jennings can take some of the blame for his pedestrian 2013 numbers, but the quarterback play has been the biggest issue for him so far as he struggles to put up any decent fantasy football numbers.

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