Greg Jennings injury update: Fantasy value hinges on Christian Ponder

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Greg Jennings' knee isn't 100 percent for Week 9's game. We break down the fantasy implications.

Minnesota Vikings receiver Greg Jennings is listed as probable to face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. He missed practice on Wednesday and was limited on Thursday due to a minor knee injury.

Jennings played in Week 8, but he barely showed up in the stat sheet with just one catch for nine yards. He hasn't made much impact on the season with just 25 catches, 336 yards and two TDs.

The Vikings haven't been able to move the ball effectively all season long either. They rank just 27th in passing yards per game and Adrian Peterson isn't even doing much, with the team ranking just 18th in rushing yards. The good news is that there aren't many options outside of Jennings. Jerome Simpson has been hit-or-miss and Cordarrelle Patterson is more of an after-the-catch guy.

Fantasy impact: It's encouraging to see that Calvin Johnson smoked the Cowboys last week, but the Lions can actually throw the ball. Christian Ponder can't get the ball down the field and didn't have any TDs over 20 yards last year. Jennings should be on most benches this week.

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