Jennings joins NFC North rival: Veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings spent the last seven years torching the Vikings twice a season as a member of the Packers, so Minnesota decided to make sure he won't be an opponent again. Jennings agreed to a five-year, $47.5 million deal with the Vikings on Friday, swiping him from their NFC North rival. Jennings finishes his Green Bay career with 425 catches for 6,537 yards and 53 touchdowns. (Updated 3/16/13)
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It is hard to say what, exactly, this means for Jennings' Fantasy value, as he goes from just one receiver in a deep corps in Green Bay to the clear No. 1 option in Minnesota. Unfortunately, his quarterback situation is not nearly as good in Minnesota as it was in Green Bay, so this might end up being a lateral move. Jennings missed nine games last season with a groin injury, finishing with 36 catches for 366 yards and four touchdowns. Jennings is nearly 30, but he snagged two touchdowns in two postseason games, so he should still have something left. His injury concerns are real, but Fantasy owners should consider him a solid starting receiver, worth targeting in the middle rounds on Draft Day. (Updated 3/16/13).
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Greg Jennings joined the Vikings after spending seven seasons with the Packers. It was a must-add for Minnesota after its receiving corps was left barren following the Percy Harvin trade to Seattle. Jennings will be in a familiar role -- the No. 1 receiver -- with the Vikes, though he won't quite have the same kind of quarterback throwing to him. Health has been a factor for Jennings -- he missed three games in 2011 with a leg injury, and groin and abdomen injuries kept him off the field for eight games last season. But once he was healthy he finished strong. Including two postseason games among his final four contests, he scored four times and caught 25 balls for 280 yards. That might be enough of a sample size to show Jennings has plenty left in the tank, but concerns about speed (his receiving average is declining and he caught just five passes for 20-plus yards in 10 total games last year) and his health could keep him from being a Fantasy superstar. The good news is that Jennings can be had a much later point in drafts compared to recent years as you can probably make it to Round 6 and still see him there. Consider him a No. 3 Fantasy receiver with obvious upside. (Updated 4/26/13)