3. Ryan Griffin, Tight End
According to Scout Fantasy Sports, the Indianapolis Colts have allowed 25 receptions (35 targets) by tight ends this season for 275 yards and one touchdown. That brings up the name Ryan Griffin of the Houston Texans and just what he can do in this game.
Griffin hasn’t produced much this season with just three receptions for 63 yards and no touchdowns. Griffin has been targeted 10 times in the first three games with one reception for 19 yards against the Tennessee Titans and two receptions last Sunday for 44 yards in the 27-22 loss to the New York Giants.
The Texans tight end has played 66 games in his career for 1,249 yards on 115 receptions and seven touchdowns since 2013.
Now there is a lot that needs to happen for Griffin to have success this weekend, but it is doable for an offense that has struggled thus far though the first three games. The offensive line needs to give quarterback Deshaun Watson a little more time to let plays work themselves open, but more so, Griffin needs to step up his game and begin to make a difference for the offense as well.
The entire process of making the offense better involves the 11 players on the field, but Griffin has the ability to help spark the Texans’ offense, so with the Colts struggling against tight ends this season, look for Griffin to do more in Week 4.