27-Year-Old Defensive End – Minnesota Vikings
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
One of the league's elite athletes at 6-foot-3, 273 pounds, Griffen was recognized for his potential for years, but he wasn't unleashed until coach Mike Zimmer came along in 2014. Griffen saw his play...
Everson Griffen Contract Information:
Signed by the Vikings in July of 2010.
Griffen had two sacks, five total tackles, and returned a blocked punt for a touchdown in Sunday's win over Carolina.
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Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The 26-year-old has been handsomely rewarded, after playing in all 48 games over the past three seasons, with an impressive 17.5 sacks during that span. This likely ensures Jared Allen won't be back with the team and that the Vikings will seek out a replacement to start opposite Griffen in the draft.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Griffen is among the riskier players in this range since he wasn't a high draft pick and heads into his first year as a starter, but the Vikings handed him a five-year, $42.5 million contract this offseason, which would seem to imply that they intend to work him to the bone in 2014. He has 4.65 wheels at 273 pounds, and he totaled 27 tackles and 5.5 sacks while playing roughly two-thirds of Minnesota's snaps in 2013. With Jared Allen gone to Chicago, more sacks should be up for grabs, and Griffen ought to push for around 1,000 snaps.
Griffen will give the Vikings depth at DE in 2013.
Griffen will be used at outside linebacker in training camp and will likely play most of his snaps at the position this season. He'll be a reserve linebacker and may only play on passing downs.
A late pick at defensive end, Griffin has potential, but will start the season as a reserve.