No matter what some rabid, disgruntled Redskins fans might want and what 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks says, Robert Griffin III will remain the Redskins' starting quarterback. Head coach Mike Shanahan confirmed it on Tuesday. Griffin's job security became a hot topic following Monday's 27-6 loss to San Francisco in which he threw for a season-low 127 yards and was held out of the end zone.
Griffin was pretty awful in that game, but the Redskins as a whole didn't show up. They got outcoached. They couldn't run the ball or block, and let Colin Kaepernick do whatever he wanted in or out of the pocket. That's not Griffin's fault. To think the 3-8 Redskins would be better off benching their franchise quarterback for Kirk Cousins at this point is nonsense.
Griffin isn't close to the player we saw last year, but he is still healthy enough to play. He is only a matchup-based starter in fantasy. For this week against the Giants, I think he is a very low-end QB1. I'd rather not play him as the Giants' defense is on the up, but big games versus the Cowboys and Falcons could lie ahead.