Last year the Redskins option-read offense frequently dominated under rookie QB Robert Griffin III , but changes are expected for 2014 because "Griffin wasn't happy about being exposed often on designed running plays," reports Jason Reid with the Washington Post. The former Heisman Trophy winner underwent knee surgery in January and is hoping to return for Washington's season opener against the Eagles.
Griffin led all of fantasy football in scoring until getting knocked out against the Ravens in Week 14 and then missed the following game against the Browns. RGIII threw for 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns, but it's what he did with his legs that made him such a dynamic fantasy weapon. The No. 2 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft ran 120 times for 815 yards last year. As Rich Tandler with CSNwashington noted, since the merger only four quarterbacks have carried the ball more often. Of course not every run was a designed play call, but there were plenty of attempts to get the speedste rthe ball in open space. The biggest issue with RG3 for now involves health, but fewer carries could influence his fantasy value. Regardless, Griffin remains a top-10 fantasy option, but likely behind Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson.