Robert Griffin III, QB, Redskins
|QB - #17||110.00||WAS||Active||4 years||25||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.
Robert Griffin III is looking forward to this season and knows he has a lot to prove and fully intends on doing so. RG3 was asked about how he would feel if the Redskins exercised their 2016 option on him. "I wouldn't be bummed," Griffin said. "Either way, we're going out there to prove it this upcoming year -- not next year. I just want to win. I want to win games and have fun doing it. The rest will take care of itself. They can pick up the option -- or they can decide not to pick up the option. It'll work out either way. I'm focused on this year."Fantasy Analysis:
Most QBs would in fact be 'bummed' about the option being exercised but RG3 sounds like a guy that just wants to keep his job at this point. That humble and perhaps even desperate approach could be exactly what Griffin needs. It's great he is focused on this season and not making an issue about his contract. He needs to be focused on winning and he is. Now he just needs to put the work in. His upside is undeniable. RG3 should be drafted as QB2 with a ton of potential.
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2014 Mock Draft Results
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|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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