Robert Griffin III, QB, Redskins
|QB - #10||WAS||Out||3 years||24||6'2||217||@RGIII|
2013 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Oct-21-2013 by Ben Standig
Update (10-20): We can't say RG3 is all the way back, but he sure looks much closer to the breathtaking version we saw during his rookie campaign. Griffin confidently rushed for 84 yards on 11 carries in Washington's rallying 45-41 victory over the Bears in Week 7. As a passer, he completed 18 of 29 passes for 298 yards and two touchdowns. The buy-low window has now closed, but those with RG3 can feel confident putting their guy in the lineup every week, just like last season.
Update (9-19): Because he's been brutal during competitive portions of games and glorious in garbage time, RGIII remains a tricky QB option heading into Week 3. Insight on RGIII and Washington's game against Detroit with CSNwashington's Rich Tandler.
Update (8-29): Griffin received the all clear signal from Dr. James Andrews regarding the quarterback's surgically repaired knee. Does this mean RG3 will indeed be the Redskins' starter for the regular season opener? Like it would be that simple. Head coach Mike Shanahan said that Dr. Andrews had a couple of concerns and a conversation between the coach and QB would take place before next week. The evidence suggests Griffin will be under center for the opener, but we'll have to wait a bit longer to officially find out. Owners drafting over the next 72 hours should at least plan for a rainy day by drafting a viable backup QB option in case Griffin sits.
Update (8-27): According to a Washington Post report, members of the Redskins believe RGIII will be cleared to start the regular season opener against the Eagles. Progress is a good thing, but Griffin has been a top-12 QB throughout the draft season. Still, look to draft a backup passer sooner than one would for other QBs.
Update (8-15): Griffin took part in 11-on-11 drills for the first time on Wednesday. His talk of playing in the regular season opener continues. Same goes for the Redskins' insistence that RG3 won't step onto the field during preseason. Let the team be cautious, for now. As long as signs keep pointing toward an early season return, draft the Heisman winner as your fantasy starter with confidence. But get a quality QB2 just in case.
Well, how much fun was that? Talk about your show debuts. RGIII kept his Heisman Trophy winning momentum flowing with a dynamic rookie campaign, one filled with breathtaking runs, precise passes and enough personality to melt the heart of even the most jaded sportswriter. As a passer, he threw for 3,200 yards with 20 TDP and a stunningly low five interceptions. Alas, all those good times ended with a knee injury, one tweaked in-season when Griffin was leading all of fantasy in scoring and another in the playoffs that has turned this offseason into a medical show. If healthy, RGIII is a top-5 QB at the very least. However, even though his medical reports are apparently trying to outrace Adrian Peterson's for positivity, we're still not certain whether he'll be all in for Week 1. Also, will the Redskins put the face off the franchise in position to rush for 815 yards as he did last year? Bottom line, fantasy football is supposed to be about fun and nobody is more fun to own than RGIII. Of course, it's also a game worth winning and therefore strategy counts. Considering the injury uncertainty (as of early) July and the incredible depth at the QB position this year, consider Griffin a low-end QB1 for now. If he's your starter, don't wait long to add a stable backup option like an Eli Manning, Joe Flacco or Sam Bradford in case RGIII isn't quite ready. But for the sake of fun, let's hope he is.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors4/11 - QB specialist works out Griffin III; says old RG3 is back
4/2 - WR DeSean Jackson agrees to 3-year contract with Redskins
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|8.02||FFToolbox - Rob Warner - The ultimate risk reward pick and a gamble well worth taking in round 8 as the Skins expect him to be ready for week 1 following ACL/LCL surgery. RGIII finished his rookie season with 3,200 passing yards, 815 rushing yards, 27 total touchdowns and just seven turnovers. Should be a solid QB1 especially if Garcon and Fred Davis prove to be healthy.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|7.12||KFFSC - The QBs were really flying off the board and I'm glad to add RG3 to my roster. His rehab progress is really astounding and having one year under his belt will make him even sharper in the pocket. We often see 2nd year quarterbacks see a small decline in fantasy production as opposing defenses are better prepared for them. A healthier Garcon and Fred Davis should give RG3 plenty of targets. I don't think it's necessary to draft Cousins as a handcuff, but I'll back him up with someone with strong QB1 potential.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|10.04||FFMagicMan - RG3 is the second coming of Adrian Peterson. ACL? MCL? With all due respect to the Black Knight, it's just a flesh wound. Give me this guy in the 10th round on all of my teams this season. Even if he scales back the rushing aspect of his game, he has one of the best arms in the league and can be extremely effective, even from the pocket.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
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