Robert Griffin III Fantasy News

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 12. Reed’s injury is not to the same hamstring as his injury earlier in the year. Niles Paul will be a Sneaky Start in his place, though the Redskins’ passing game has taken a step back since the return of Robert Griffin III. Paul averaged 4.5-58-0.25 in four games as he starter — he was the #11 TE in that span.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Reed’s injury is not in the same hamstring as his injury earlier in the year. If he’s out, Niles Paul will be a Sneaky Start in his place, though the Redskins’ passing game has taken a step back since the return of Robert Griffin III.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Reed’s injury is not in the same hamstring as his injury earlier in the year. If he’s out, Niles Paul will be a Sneaky Start in his place, though the Redskins’ passing game has taken a step back since the return of Robert Griffin III.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 1:53pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Redskins tight end Jordan Reed strained his right hamstring -- he dealt with a strained left hamstring earlier this season.

Fantasy Impact:

The frustration continues to grow for Reed owners as he's now had issues with both hamstrings. Niles Paul has proven capable of filling in but we'll have to see Reed's status throughout the week and leading up to the game. At this point, owners are probably better off going another direction, especially given the inconsistent play of QB Robert Griffin III.

Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:06pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 11. RG3 should be fine for a great matchup with the Bucs.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:29pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. RG3 should be fine for a great matchup with the Bucs.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:52pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. RG3 should be fine for a great matchup with the Bucs.

Return of RG3 sparks Washington run game

Monday, November 3, 2014, 9:27am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

The return of Redskins QB Robert Griffin III on Sunday against Minnesota created a few more opportunities for running back Alfred Morris, bringing him closer to replicating the productivity of his first two seasons — something he’s yet to truly do under Coach Jay Gruden.

Morris rushed for a season-high 92 yards on 19 carries and accounted for two of Washington’s touchdowns in the 29-26 loss at Minnesota.

“Defenses have to honor Robert because he can run, and he’s more of a threat on the ground as opposed to some of the quarterbacks we have, so you have to honor him,” Morris said in the locker room afterward. “He’s one of those guys that can open up some things for you.”

Fantasy Impact:

Morris has struggled most of this season which is unlike the back who has been very consistent throughout his short career when RG3 is under center. The hope for Morris owners is these type of performances now continue with Griffin back from his ankle injury. Morris likely isn't going to be a factor in the passing game, but is certainly capable of high end RB2 numbers.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 9. Griffin has been medically cleared to play and will start, per HC Jay Gruden. He’s a risky start in his first game back, but given his weapons and ability add fantasy points in the running game, we believe he’s a high-end QB2 against the Vikings.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. Griffin has been medically cleared to play and will start, per HC Jay Gruden. He’s a risky start, but given his weapons and ability add fantasy points in the running game, we believe he’s a high-end QB2 against the Vikings.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. Griffin has been medically cleared to play and Dianna Marie Russini of NBC4 in Washington, D.C. reported via Twitter that Griffin will indeed start against the Vikings.

Report: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III to start vs. Vikings

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:48pm

Dianna Marie Russini, Twitter - [Full Article]

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will start against the Vikings on Sunday per multiple sources with the Redskins organization.

Fantasy Impact:

This has yet to be confirmed by the team, but it looks like Griffin may make his return this week. Due to his ability to run the ball, he'd likely land somewhere in the 13-15 range in our Week 9 quarterback rankings.

RGIII 'very, very, very close' to returning

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:58pm

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

Robert Griffin III is “very, very, very close” to returning to the Redskins’ lineup, Coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday. But the team still has not decided if it will happen Sunday in Minnesota or after the bye week.

“We’re not going to rush Robert back no matter what happens,” Gruden said on a conference call with reporters, asked whether Colt McCoy's performance in Dallas has changed Griffin's timeline at all. “We’re going to make sure he’s 100-percent. And until we feel like he’s 100-pecent, Colt will still play. And Colt did a great job, obviously, leading us to victory against Dallas.”

Gruden added: “But it’s all going to be predicated on when a doctor say he’s 100-percent, when Robert feels like he’s 100-percent and when I feel like he’s ready to take game-time reps.”

Griffin, who has been sidelined since Week 2 with a left ankle injury, was inactive for a sixth straight game on Monday night in Dallas, where McCoy shook off some early struggles and directed the Redskins to a 20-17 win in overtime.

Fantasy Impact:

The story added that after the game against Dallas, Griffin said he had hoped to return against the Cowboys but the Redskins’ medical team and coaching staff decided it would be best if he sat out a bit longer. How much longer could be determined in the coming days, according to Gruden. After an off day Tuesday, the players return to Redskins Park for a light practice on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will be normal workdays and, sometime after that, Gruden will make his decision on a starter, according to the story. The bye week follows the Minnesota game and it may be a logical opportunity to get RGIII an extra week of health. For those interested in RGIII, his schedule starts to look pretty good after the bye week with lots of "green" featured on his SOS profile. The way things stand now, only the 49ers (Week 12) is a tough matchup on paper between Weeks 11-16.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:49pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Washington’s receivers weren’t too happy at halftime. It doesn’t take a lot of digging to realize why. The starting three combined for seven targets in the first two quarters of Monday night’s win at Dallas. Meanwhile, the offense had produced three points.

Nobody felt it more than Pierre Garcon, who had just one ball thrown his way in the first half (resulting in a 2-yard loss). In fact, Garcon has only had 24 passes thrown his way the past five games combined. This after being targeted a combined 31 times in the first three games.

“In the first half, everybody was a little frustrated,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. “I know the receivers were a little frustrated. I know Pierre was frustrated because there were so many things we felt we were leaving on the table. I ... put out some fires.”

Fantasy Impact:

Garcon averaged around 12 targets a game last year so it's easy to see why he's frustrated. The QB play for Washington has been inconsistent and Colt McCoy was the third QB to start this season. Garcon owners may want to try and stay patient as the return of QB Robert Griffin III could help Garcon's production in the second half of the season.

Report: RGIII will not play on Monday night

Monday, October 27, 2014, 8:59am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Monday morning that Robert Griffin III won't play against the Cowboys, according to a Redskins source.

Colt McCoy will start as expected.

Fantasy Impact:

RGIII has been out since Week 2 with a dislocated ankle. Although listed as questionable, he was closer to doubtful according to sources. He'll miss his sixth straight game. With a bye in Week 10 the Redskins could hold out the quarterback an additional week and have him return in Week 11 for the stretch run, the story added.