2014 Fantasy Football Sleeper: WR Greg Jennings

By Bill Pivetz
Greg Jennings
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There’s no question that the Minnesota Vikings is Adrian Peterson‘s team. He is the focal point and No. 1 player in the offense. The next step is to develop the passing game and keep defenses at bay. Greg Jennings is entering his second year with the team and is a nice fantasy sleeper in 2014.

Norv Turner is coming in as the new offensive coordinator and has already made plenty of changes. He is constructing a new playbook to give Cordarrelle Patterson a much bigger role. He came on strong at the end of the 2013 season, scoring six total touchdowns in the final five games.

Many experts say Jennings struggled in his first year with the Vikings, but I beg to differ. He hauled in 68 passes, his most since 2010. He had 804 yards and four touchdowns. The touchdown totals have been on a downward trend, but with the other options in the passing game, it’s to be expected. Jennings will become a high-volume receiver, making him a sleeper in PPR leagues.

Despite the questions at the quarterback position, between Matt Cassel or Teddy Bridgewater, the Vikings offense will be fine. Jennings is a veteran receiver with a great track record of consistency that will help either quarterback.

ESPN.com has Jennings ranked as the 43rd-best receiver in PPR leagues. He should be drafted as a WR5 in standard, 10-team leagues as a bye-week filler or injury replacement. Jennings’ value is increased to WR3 in deeper or PPR leagues.

If the Vikings offense is as in-depth and complicated as Jennings makes it out to be, then he should be able to find open space and haul in 70-plus passes.

Bill Pivetz is a fantasy sports writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @BPiv_Sports.

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