Robert Griffin III, QB, Redskins
|QB - #7||87.48||WAS||Questionable||3 years||24||6'2||217||@RGIII|
2014 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Sep-19-2014 by Larry Gold
What a difference a year makes. Last offseason, there was a mounting tension between then-coach Mike Shanahan and Robert Griffin III centered around RG3's ability to be ready for the season-opener. Griffin was recovering from ACL and LCL ligament damage in his right knee. Although RG3 took the field to start the season, he struggled all year (much of which was attributed to his knee brace that kept him from being the athlete he was as a promising rookie). Griffin and Shanahan took passive jabs at each other all year long and it was clear that changes needed to be made. Fast forward to this year where a new regime is in place, led by first-year coach Jay Gruden and Griffin looks to be back to his old self and will be able to play without the brace. Griffin was able to put in offseason work that he couldn't do the prior year because of his rehab. the former Baylor Bears QB will benefit from the addition of DeSean Jackson as a compliment to Pierre Garcon (who was targeted an incredible 182 times last season). Jackson will surely be an improvement over Santana Moss, who was RG3's second-most reliable wide receiver. RG3's ADP is 73.33 or QB8. At this position, the assumption prices Griffin as though he will revert back to his 2012 form. As a rookie, he ran for seven TDs on 120 attempts, compared to no rushing TDs on 86 attempts with the knee brace in 2013.
Editor's note: The re-injury risks are high with Griffin so if you target him, be sure to secure a capable backup. He's always going to be one big hit away from standing on the sideline.
Update: RG3 suffered a dislocated ankle in Week 2 and is out indefinitely. Kirk Cousins will assume the starting role.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (ankle) is nearing a return to the job that was Kirk Cousins' for a brief time, and that Colt McCoy may never actually get to call his. The team has officially listed Griffin as questionable for Week 8, leaving the door ever-so-slightly open that he could play this week when the Redskins take on divisional foe Dallas.
The team has been preparing all week as though McCoy start. However, it's becoming clear to everyone, including the decision-makers in Washington (finally) that they need to get Griffin back under center as soon as possible.
Griffin has been sidelined since dislocating his left ankle in Week 2.Fantasy Analysis:
It's this simple: If Griffin plays, all other skill players on the Redskins get a boost. This would especially include WRs DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon as well as TE Jordan Reed. RB Alfred Morris would also get a boost, as defenses will have to respect Griffin more than they would McCoy. The bad news is that the Redskins play on Monday night, so you're likely going to have to make decisions involving these players before we know Griffin's status.
Our advice is to proceed as if McCoy will be under center.
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