With most fantasy owners done with their drafts, it’s time to look at some players who may still be out there and are worth picking up. There are a few players that go undrafted because there weren’t enough roster spots, same thing with the real NFL draft. Greg Jennings of the Minnesota Vikings is worth owning in all leagues.
In his first year with the Vikings, Jennings finished 39th in fantasy among wide receivers with 97 points. He had nine games with 50 or less yards; a big difference to his numbers with the Green Bay Packers. However, he didn’t play poorly with his current quarterback.
Matt Cassel played in nine games last season. In those games, Jennings had 44 receptions for 509 yards and four touchdowns, his only touchdowns for the season. Jennings led the team in receptions with 68.
Entering the 2014 season, Patterson looks to be the Vikings No. 1 wide receiver. Jennings is the de facto No. 2 guy. Jerome Simpson, who re-signed in the offseason, will be suspended for the first three games. If Jennings can start the season on a good note, then he should be ready for a bounce-back season.
The only other variable is how well Cassel can play. He has never played a full 16 games. He has started a total of 23 games in his last three seasons. If Teddy Bridgewater eventually becomes the starter, Jennings’ value may take a bit of a hit.
Fantasy owners are believing in Jennings with Cassel under center. Jennings is currently owned in 95.2 percent of ESPN.com leagues. He isn’t valuable enough to take in a standard, 10-team league.
But if you play in a PPR or deeper league, then Jennings should be drafted in the later rounds.