Robert Griffin III Fantasy News
RGIII will remain the starter
Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 6:36pm
"The growth of the quarterback, the maturation process, he needs those repetitions," Shanahan told reporters at the team's training facility on Tuesday when asked if backup Kick Cousins would be a better option. "That's why he's going through these repetitions: to get better.
"One of the reasons why we had the success where he separated himself from every other rookie in the history of the game was he was able to do things that other quarterbacks couldn't do. He had that threat. That threat is not quite there like it was a year ago."
Things are starting to get ugly in Washington. RGIII ripped the play calling and 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks said Griffin shouldn't even be playing because of his knee. We've had a lot of questions about benching RGIII in our Discuss Your Team forum as owners are getting fed up too. Coming off a very poor matchup against the 9ers, RGIII's got a couple more tough matchups vs. the Giants and Chiefs, but does play Atlanta and Dallas in Weeks 15 and 16 of the fantasy playoffs - two very favorable matchups.
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Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:08pm
Monday, October 28, 2013, 8:17am
Griffin appeared to be fine on the sidelines after going to the trainers table because of his knee. He jumped up from the table looking like he wanted to go back in, but by the that time Denver was in control of the contest. Washington takes on the Chargers in Week 9 and it seems like RGIII should be good to go.
Friday, October 25, 2013, 9:39am
ESPN's Ron Jaworski on Redskins QB Robert Griffin III: "I really thought early in the year he wasn’t confident in that right leg. He wasn’t getting his leg back and driving and snapping those hips. I thought the ball lost energy at the end of throws because of that. I didn’t think he was right in the beginning of the season. He clearly now is getting weight on that back foot. I’ve seen him drive throws down the field, so clearly he’s getting much healthier."
Monday, September 23, 2013, 2:26pm
Robert Griffin III appeared to make strides in his third start since his return from ACL surgery Sunday, even though the Redskins lost. But wide receiver Pierre Garcon believes RGIII still has a long way to go.
"He's not fully healthy, obviously," Garcon said Monday via the Washington Post. "He's running a little bit more. But last year's RGIII was a lot different from this year's RG because of his knee. It's not surprising."
Griffin showed some burst on a 21-yard scamper. And the storyline surrounding the game would be a lot different if receiver Aldrick Robinson caught a beautiful throw on a would-be 57-yard touchdown throw from Griffin.
Griffin is not the same guy he was a year ago, but the change in the Redskins defense is more dramatic. No team in NFL history has given up more total yards than the Redskins have in the first three weeks. The Redskins continue to play from behind, which has forced Griffin to throw the ball 139 times in three games.
Griffin his still racking up passing yards while his team often plays from behind. For now, the RGIII of last season is a bit away. He'll likely still be a QB1 many weeks, but this drives home the point he's - understandably - not all the way back yet from his reconstructed knee. The rushing yards will likely slowly start to come eventually.
RG3 willing to run more often
Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:11am
And he knows where it can come from: his legs.
"I can run more," Griffin said.
After running nine times in the first two games, none on designed runs or off the zone read-option, Griffin is ready for more.
"The plays are in, they're ready to run, and I'm ready to run them," Griffin said. "We just haven't had a chance to do them because we've fallen behind too much.
"It's not that I want to run more, I just feel like that's what we need and if that's what it takes for us to win games, I'm willing to do that. It's not anything I'm going to shy away from."
RG3 is the #8 QB through two weeks, so his value hasn't been hurt by his lack of runs. He's averaging 44.5 pass attempts so far after averaging just 26.2 attempts in 2012. As long as the Redskins continue to fall behind in games, Griffin will continue to rack up big passing numbers.
Full workload expected for Robert Griffin III
Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 10:34am
Coach Mike Shanahan said that, barring a "crazy setback," Griffin will start the Sept. 9 opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on ESPN's "Monday Night Football."
"He's ready to go, full speed ahead," Shanahan said Monday.
And Griffin, the coach said, is able to handle a full offensive workload.
It's a great matchup against an Eagles defense that is in rebuilding mode and is expected to struggle this season, especially in the secondary. The downfall to starting RGIII is he hasn't taken any contact thus far, as the team kept him out of preseason games, so being in football shape could be an issue.
RG3 has been medically cleared to play
Thursday, August 29, 2013, 11:29pm
As expected after a summer of positive news, Griffin will be ready for Week 1. He looks like a good pick in the 7th or 8th round in a "wait on QB" strategy.
RG3 will start in Week 1, as expected
Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 10:19am
No surprises here. The news has been uniformly positive all offseason and Griffin should be drafted as usual in the middle rounds. The only question mark with him is whether he alters his game (i.e. runs less) due to his previous injury. He is an adept passer, so he can still score plenty of fantasy points even if he doesn't run as much.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 7:12pm
A person with knowledge of the Robert Griffin III situation, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic, said he senses that the pending exam of Griffin’s knee by Dr. James Andrews is being regarded by many at Redskins Park as merely a formality.
RGIII has been back to himself at practice and teammates spoke out on just how good he looked in the story. Although you still want official word, which should come on Thursday when the Skins play Tampa, it appears the team is assuming the best.
Monday, August 26, 2013, 9:41pm
"No doubt at all," Cousins said.
Cousins participated in practice Monday but said he's still not 100 percent when it comes to rolling out or quick changes of direction, the story said. If RGIII doesn't play, Cousins may actually be an emergency, QB2 option against what's been a very poor Eagles secondary.
Defenses will attack the QB in read-option
Friday, August 23, 2013, 8:59pm
There's a belief among many people in NFL circles that running quarterbacks will pay the price this season, more than they did last fall, against defenses that are not going to be as tentative and under-prepared. That's a potential problem for the league.
"Every guy I've talked to is going to go after the quarterback," said Hall of Fame coach John Madden, co-chairman of the NFL's safety committee. "That's going to be their answer. If you watch what they did last year, a lot of guys played the quarterback. If he pitches, get off him. If he keeps it, tackle him. Now, they're just going to go after him whether he pitches or not."
When a quarterback tucks the ball and runs upfield, he becomes a running back and therefore loses the generous protection afforded quarterbacks in terms of when and how they can be hit. It's an ominous loophole.