Greg Jennings: Why Fantasy Owners Should Hold on to the Injured Packers' WR

Mike Shiekman@TheRealShiekFeatured ColumnistOctober 26, 2012

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 2: Greg Jennings #85 of the Green Bay Packers makes a catch against Jonathan Wilhite #29 of the Denver Broncos at Lambeau Field on October 2, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Matt Ludtke /Getty Images)
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If you’ve clicked on this article, it’s likely you’re a Greg Jennings owner.

You’ve waited seven weeks to get production out of the fourth, third or even second-round fantasy pick. You were told to wait just a little longer, and No. 85 would be lifting jet-skis and catching touchdowns in no time.

I’m telling you to wait a few weeks more.

The Green Bay wideout will have groin surgery that will keep him out for a few weeks, which Faux John Madden interpreted as:

Greg Jennings will undergo surgery on his groin, forego "putting the team on his back doe"

— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) October 25, 2012


I get it, you’re fed up with Jennings. He’s been the Nicholas Cage of fantasy—you think the next movie will be another National Treasure, but it just keeps getting worse. He has more commercials on national television than receptions this season.

Not touchdowns, but receptions.

On second thought, maybe it’s a good idea to take an aspirin until Week 11.

Jennings owners far and wide have waited long enough to get some production out of him. It’s understandable if you're fed up and eager to make him somebody else’s problem. However, if you haven’t traded him already, you’re expecting big fantasy days when he returns.

Nobody values Jennings more, so parting from the Old Spice guy would be one stinky conclusion.

Trade him, you say? It’s likely there's not much value in trade offers for Jennings better than potential returns in Week 11 or 12. Any price that a fellow fantasy owner offers you is likely less substantial that what you perceive Jennings' value to be.

According the CBSSports Fantasy Trade Value Chart, Jennings’ value ranks among the likes of Kyle Rudolph and interception-king Philip Rivers. Raise your hand if you thought about drafting Jennings over those two in your draft.

Jennings fantasy owners may want to get rid of their injured star receiver. The fact is, that ship has already sailed. Stick around for a while; he will come back in time for a playoff push.