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Who The Fuck Is That Guy? Fantasy Football 2020: Ryan Griffin

Ryan Griffin
(Mark Lomoglio/AP)

Welcome back to another segment of the “Who The Fuck is That Guy” series. “Who The Fuck is That Guy” is how we finish every episode of the Vendetta Sports Fantasy Show. Everyone on the show gives a random player. A player that no one knows about and no one will ever draft. Yet somehow, someway they will win you your fantasy league. Today we’re looking at Ryan Griffin, quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Alex’s pick in episode 4.

Background Information

Ryan Griffin was originally signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Griffin, 30, is currently listed as the 3rd string quarterback on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on their depth chart. He played college football at Tulane.

College Production

Ryan Griffin attended Tulane from 2009-2012. Similarly to J’Mar Smith, he improved throughout his college career. However he was never anything special. He threw for a career high 20 touchdowns and 2771 passing yards in his senior season in 2012. Griffin also had 7.0 yards per attempt, another career high. Unfortunately, he also threw a career high 11 interceptions. He finished his college career with 9026 passing yards, 56 touchdowns and 35 interceptions. A decent college career that led to him being a career backup, however he could see sometime this year.

Fantasy Potential

Griffin has fantasy potential only because of the talent on Tampa Bay’s roster. Griffin’s arm hasn’t fallen off, so Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are huge assets. Add Rob Gronkowski, O.J Howard and even Scotty Miller into the mix and that’s a recipe for success and yards. We’ve talked about other quarterbacks that can come out of nowhere and win you your fantasy league, Ryan Griffin is no exception.

Ryan Griffin’s Path To Playing Time

We previously broke down Ryan Griffin’s path to playing time but I’ll do it again. Tampa Bay’s offensive line is not a good one. We’ve been saying it for the entirety of the fantasy show and we will keep saying it. Tom Brady cannot buy his own time by extending plays. It’s very possible we see Tom Brady get injured. Brady will be 43 by the start of the 2020 season, we’ve never seen a quarterback that old play well before. If Brady gets hurt, then it’s Blaine Gabbert. Honestly, Ryan Griffin can easily beat Gabbert out for the backup job. Then, all the pieces fall into place and Ryan Griffin is the starting quarterback. It’s impossible for him not to be decent in that offense simply due to the players. Brady’s arm is shot, Griffin is much younger. Watch out for Ryan Griffin on the waiver wire if Brady gets hurt, he’s a better backup than we give him credit for.


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