Minnesota Vikings receiver Greg Jennings hasn't quite the same player that he was few years ago. Back in 2010, Jennings was one of the best receivers in all of fantasy with the Green Bay Packers, scoring 12 times to go with 1,265 yards and 76 receptions. His numbers have been trending down in each season and last year he was only able to suit up for eight games.
This year, he's been able to play in all eight games, but his numbers aren't nearly up to par by his standards. He only has 31 receptions for 392 yards and two TDs. The 12.6 yards per catch is a far cry from his 15.2 average in his career and that can be attributed to his quarterback. The Vikings rank just 29th in passer rating and 28th in passing yards. Plus, quarterback Christian Ponder can't throw the ball down the field.
Jennings will get one of his better chances to succeed this week. The Redskins rank 28th in passing yards allow and their safety tend to bite on play fakes. They're also likely to key in on Adrian Peterson.
Fantasy impact: It's tough to count on Jennings. He used to be a deep-ball threat, but the Vikings just don't have the required equipment to get the ball out there. He belongs on most benches in the short week, especially in PPR.