Week 10 Fantasy Football Dark Horse Sleeper: Greg Jennings

By Tristen Challe
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The Minnesota Vikings have had all kinds of problems this season finding and sticking with a starting quarterback. We’ve seen Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel and Josh Freeman under center, and not one of them have posted a great stat line. Without a consistent performer throwing the ball, it’s hard to start any of the Vikings’ receivers. But in Week 10, wideout Greg Jennings is a dark horse fantasy football option.

Since joining his new team in 2013, Jennings hasn’t done too much for his fantasy owners. His best fantasy game was way back in Week 4 in which he caught three passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns. Since that performance, Jennings has yet to find the end zone again, but his Week 10 outing against the Washington Redskins looks to be quite the promising matchup.

Talent is not an issue for Jennings as he had great success on the Green Bay Packers, amassing tons of yardage and touchdowns on passes from Aaron Rodgers. The issue with Jennings on his new team is the quarterback situation.

Ponder should get the start for the Vikings and he actually posted some decent numbers last week. He completed 25 of his 37 pass attempts for 236 yards and one passing touchdown. If Jennings is going to become relevant again in fantasy, the greatest chances of that happening come with Ponder.

The Redskins are allowing the third-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, including four receiving touchdowns in the last two weeks. The Redskins’ defense has been notorious for allowing opposing teams to score as seven of eight opponents have topped 24 points.

If you’ve kept Jennings on roster, waiting for a chance to use him again, Week 10 is the time. There are just too many opportunities for him to score against the Redskins’ defense and with Ponder back under center, Jennings will be called upon often as he was targeted on nine times by Ponder last week.

Tristen Challe is a Fantasy Football Writer for Rantsports. Follow him on Twitter @TristenChalle or on Google

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