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Robert Griffin III, QB, Redskins

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
QB - #22 191.25 WAS Active 3 years 25 6'2 217 @RGIII

2015 Outlook: Gamble (high risk)

Last updated on Jun-23-2015 by Shawn Childs

The lack of success by Griffin was real frustrating to fantasy owners and even more to coach Gruden in 2014. When given time to throw, Robert completed a career high 68.7 percent of his passes while gaining a solid 7.9 yards per pass attempt. His lack of success was due to a huge onslaught of pressure from the opposing defense (33 sacks). In his last six starts, Griffin was sacked 28 times. He never threw more than one TD in any game and his value as a runner was a career-low (4.6 yards per rush). Many of his failures against the pass rush were a result of him not getting the ball out quickly. The coaching staff lost faith in him, but he has the owner in his court. With a full offseason to get his legs back in shape and a possible upgrade in the offensive line, Robert could be in position to reach his upside potential. The Redskins have two strong WRs and an above average TE if Jordan Reed stays healthy. In the early draft season, he had an ADP of 154 as the 27th QB off the table. He seems like a misplaced asset. Washington will throw the ball and any yards gained on the ground count double in most formats. I like him as an upside gamble as a backup fantasy QB, but I would also roster a third option for insurance. With a full-time job for 16 games, Griffin should throw for 3,500-plus yards with 600-plus yards rushing. With improved play, 25-plus combined TDs are well within reach.


Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III

Latest Update

Jul-05-15 Redskins QB Robert Griffin III benefiting from new QBs coach Matt Cavanaugh

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was known as an offensive coordinator for making stars out of quarterbacks. He was responsible for Andy Dalton throwing for 4,293 yards and 33 touchdowns. Unfortunately, now that he's a head coach, he doesn't have that kind of time to focus on the quarterback. This season the Redskins brought in QBs coach Matt Cavanaugh specifically to work with Robert Griffin III. Gruden believes this is the reason for RG3's development this offseason. "Now we have a set of eyes strictly on the quarterback, and I think that's important," Gruden said. "Every snap, every handoff, every dropback is being critiqued to make sure we do it the right way, and I think that's been a big benefit for Robert."

Fantasy Analysis:

RG3 has been a major disappointment since winning the rookie of the year in 2012. He has been extremely prone to injury and has been subpar when healthy. His TD-to-INT ratio and QBR have plummeted as has his average yards per pass and run. Griffin should be better this season, however, he still needs to manage to stay healthy. As of now he's still nothing more than a low-end QB2 with upside. Currently he's being drafted as the QB26, which gives him a ton of value.


FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/5 - Redskins QB Robert Griffin III benefiting from new QBs coach Matt Cavanaugh
6/22 - Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is doing a 'great job' this offseason
6/22 - Redskins QBs Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins continue to battle for the QB2 job

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
7/21/2014
9.05 BFDFantasyFootball.com 
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
6.01 SiriusXM Fantasy - A bounce back season in D.C. for RG3 leading a high powered offense that is the perfect fit for him
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