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Redskins | HC excited about Robert Griffin

Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:30:51 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's progress this offseason has head coach Jay Gruden excited. Gruden said Griffin improved during organized team activities, adding that the more comfortable Griffin becomes with the terminology and reads, the more he'll keep improving. Gruden also said that Griffin has taken over as a leader, but that the team and coaching staff still need to be patient with him.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin did not excel in his first season in Gruden's system. That was followed by the dislocated ankle. If Griffin can combine good health with the improvements he's made on the field, he could have a nice rebound this season. One should temper expectations, however, and take Griffin as a mid-range to low-end QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Tarik El-Bashir

Redskins | Robert Griffin critiqued

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:29:32 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's decision-making, fundamentals, footwork and his inability to find open receivers are all reasons why Griffin isn't good enough to be successful in the NFL, in the opinion of ESPN NFL analyst Mark Brunell.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin has certainly been a disappointment since taking the league by storm in his rookie season. He has yet to play a full season in his three years in the NFL, and his games played have decreased every year, from 15 to 13 to 9 since 2012. As Brunell also said, Griffin does have the skill set to succeed, but he's too risky to draft as a QB1.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Scott Allen

Redskins | Robert Griffin feeling better

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:27:01 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he's feeling better than he's felt in a while. "I just think we're all feeling better about what we're doing," Griffin said. "We know a lot more than last year. And for me as a player, you always have to be confident. Sometimes you have to throw a little swag on it."

Fantasy Tip: Griffin has had a positive offseason, and head coach Jay Gruden has even taken notice with his development. The big question for Griffin is can he stay healthy? He's coming off a season in which he suffered a dislocated ankle. In Griffin's three-year career so far, he hasn't played in all 16 games even once. The talent is there, and he has more value because of his ability to run the football, but he's too risky to be taken as a starting fantasy quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: SportingNews.com - Rana L. Cash

Redskins | RG3 making progress

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:09:04 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has been impressing head coach Jay Gruden this offseason. "The more he plays, the more success he has, the more confidence he's going to build up as a player and the more confident this whole offense is going to be with him under center," Gruden said of Griffin. "That comes with time. I don't think anybody lacks confidence with him at quarterback. I think the transition for him into a new season last season was a little bit rocky for all of us. When you have the same system going in for Year 2, I think he's going to get better," said Gruden.

Fantasy Tip: RG3 will likely slide to the bottom of 2015 fantasy drafts, but if he can stay healthy there is tremendous upside to be had. Owners who miss out on a top-10 quarterback should take Griffin as their No. 2, as he still has the potential to be an elite fantasy asset.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Liz Clarke

Redskins | Robert Griffin's option was obvious choice

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:22:26 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's fifth-year option being picked up was the obvious decision, according to team president Bruce Allen. "We know his talent. It really was a no-brainer," Allen said. "I think if you asked us six months before it would have been the same decision."

Fantasy Tip: It's interesting that it took Washington how long it did to pick up Griffin's option considering Allen's words. Nevertheless, Griffin is slated to start the 2015 season and will look to play a full season for the first time in his career. Draft him as a QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Liz Clarke

Redskins | Mike Shanahan talks RG3

Sat, 23 May 2015 15:25:04 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III can't blame his regression on injuries, according to former Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan. "I don't think getting hurt has anything to do with it," Shanahan told WJFK in Washington Friday, May 22. "I think what you do is you rehab yourself and you get better. ... You don't have to have great running ability to run the read-option. You have to be able to know when to slide, when to throw the football away, depending on if you're running or passing," said Shanahan.

Fantasy Tip: RG3 has the abilities to be a steal in the late rounds of 2015 fantasy drafts, if he's able to stay healthy and translate his game to head coach Jay Gruden's system. Griffin is worth a flier as a second quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Redskins | RG III's benching meant to send message

Fri, 15 May 2015 09:23:41 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was benched last season, in part, to set him up to succeed in 2015. The team wanted him to lose his sense of entitlement to his opportunities.

Fantasy Tip: RG III appears to be the team's starter, but he'll have a short leash during the season. He's a midrange QB2 in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Charles Robinson

Redskins | Robert Griffin to make strides in '15?

Mon, 11 May 2015 13:35:29 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III should be comfortable enough with the offense to improve this season, according to head coach Jay Gruden. "Everything should come a lot more natural for [Griffin], and hopefully, we see that transition from year one to year two in this system with the terminology and knowing where to go with your footwork and anticipation of getting the ball out quicker," Gruden said.

Fantasy Tip: It will certainly be hard not to improve this year after a tumultuous 2014 campaign that ended prematurely because of a dislocated ankle. If he's comfortable enough with the offense and if he can play a full season up to his potential, he can end up in QB1 range this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Mike Jones

Redskins | Robert Griffin's option picked up

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:45:27 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's 2016 option was picked up Monday, April 27. He will make $16.2 million in 2016, and he'll have a base salary of $3.27 million in 2015. The fifth-year option is guaranteed for injury only, meaning the Redskins could release him before the 2016 season without salary cap ramifications.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin is expected to be the starting in training camp and leading up to Week 1, but beyond that, not much is guaranteed for him unless he delivers on the field. He hasn't done much since an impressive rookie season in 2012, mainly due to injuries. Griffin has plenty of upside left, though, and he's a high-end QB2 in traditional leagues, with plenty or risk/reward.

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Redskins | Robert Griffin option's likely picked up

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:30:29 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will likely have his fifth-year option exercised in 2016. The team views it similar to a franchise tag situation.

Fantasy Tip: After basically two lost seasons, Griffin is in a make-or-break year. He's a high-end QB2 in two-quarterback leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer

Redskins | Robert Griffin has support of teammate

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:08:58 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is doing what he needs to do in order to improve, according to WR DeSean Jackson. Jackson added that the offense needs to build their camaraderie and increase its chemistry for them to improve on a four-win 2014 season.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin first needs to stay on the field. He's only played in 24 games the last two seasons. If he can stay healthy, he's worth starter consideration with his dual-threat ability.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Redskins | Robert Griffin OK without option?

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:00:42 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he wouldn't be "bummed" if the Redskins did not pick up his 2016 option. "I just want to win. I want to win games and have fun doing it. The rest will take care of itself," Griffin said.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin seems more relaxed and stress-free heading into the 2015 season. He has a lot to prove after a tumultuous 2014 campaign. Griffin should be regarded as a low-end QB2 with fantasy drafts approaching.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Jeff Darlington

Redskins | Washington not giving up on RG3

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:57:22 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III isn't being given up on by the team's executives, according to executive Doug Williams. "This is a young guy that's got some talent," Williams said. "There are adjustments that he has to make if I think given time, and I think that's one of the reasons why nobody has given up on him. With the talent that he does have, you're hoping that the last couple of years with the injuries and everything is out of the way, that he will develop into the guy that we all hope for him to be. I think it's fair to give him that opportunity."

Fantasy Tip: Griffin will enter training camp as the team's starter, but he'll have to perform well to hold off Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy. Griffin could likely have a short leash with the coaching staff, too. On top of his injury history in recent seasons, Griffin is a high-risk, high-reward fantasy option as a QB2.

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Redskins | Competition not going away for RGIII

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:28:32 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will be the first-team quarterback during offseason workouts, according to head Jay Gruden, but Gruden also said he expects QB Kirk Cousins and QB Colt McCoy to be on the roster when the regular season begins.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin has the most upside among the three, but his injury history and the lack of support he seems to have received from the coaching staff at times makes him a high-risk, high-reward fantasy option. He is worth taking a chance on in drafts but only after you have secured a more reliable starting quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Redskins.com - Stephen Czarda

Redskins | Robert Griffin's option to be picked up?

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:56:17 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's option must be picked up by May 3. General manager Scot McCloughan said the team has had discussions about Griffin's option and that they are still talking it through.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin has had trouble staying healthy so far in his young career, so it wouldn't be a huge surprise to see Griffin be released. When healthy, however, Griffin is a tremendous dual-threat fantasy quarterback. Stay tuned leading up to the May 3 deadline.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Tarik El-Bashir

Redskins | Washington willing to draft QB early

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:30:43 -0700

Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan said that the team will go with the best player available in the 2015 NFL Draft with the No. 5 overall pick, which means that they could take a quarterback in that spot. McCloughan could be compelled to take Oregon QB Marcus Mariota if he's available at No. 5, even after the team said QB Robert Griffin III was the team's starter a month ago. McCloughan doesn't think anyone will be handed a job, and they'll have to compete to win a spot.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin is the team's starting quarterback right now, but he'll have to earn it in training camp this summer, and that task will become tougher if Mariota is on the roster in July. If Griffin indeed winds up being the starter in Week 1, he'll have to prove himself in the fantasy landscape as well. Consider him a QB2 with upside for more if he stays healthy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Redskins | GM remains high on Robert Griffin

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:31:53 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will enter the 2015 season as the team's starting quarterback, and general manager Bruce Allen thinks Griffin's ceiling in the NFL remains high. Griffin missed five games last year with a dislocated ankle, and Allen said Griffin must stay healthy in order to realize his potential. "There's never been a question about him watching film," Allen said. "He is motivated. He's a (25-year-old) man who is still growing and learning the NFL game. We've seen him, a couple years ago, play at the highest of highs. Maybe it spoiled us a little bit to expect that all the time."

Fantasy Tip: Aside from his tantalizing rookie campaign, Griffin has been a huge disappointment, and injuries have surely played their part. Heading into 2015, as Allen notes, being injury-free is the most important. Most fantasy drafters have forgotten about Griffin's rookie season at this point and are more focused on his injury risks. That'll make him a discount on draft day. Select him as a QB2 risk-reward with plenty of upside left.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Redskins | Robert Griffin to start

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:16:43 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will go into the season as the team's starting quarterback, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should probably not count on Griffin as their starting quarterback heading into next season, but he probably should be considered as a No. 2 quarterback option on draft day. He also could have good value in FantasyScore depending on the price and matchup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer

Redskins | Kirk Cousins in the mix for Redskins?

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:30:34 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins should have the opportunity to battle Redskins QB Robert Griffin III for the team's starting quarterback position, in the opinion of The Washington Post's Mike Jones. Jones noted Cousins displayed better feel in the pocket than Griffin but also acknowledged that Cousins was unable to avoid turnovers.

Fantasy Tip: Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was able to coax positive fantasy contributions out of all of the team's quarterbacks at one point or another during the 2014 season. If Cousins is able to unseat Griffin as the team's starter, he would have QB2 value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Mike Jones

Redskins | Robert Griffin to receive another chance

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:43:18 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III likely will be given another chance to succeed, because teams should not give up on young quarterbacks, according to general manager Scot McCloughan. McCoughlan said Griffin needs to be surrounded by a strong running attack and a more reliable offensive line.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Griffin will be the leading candidate for the starting quarterback entering training camp next season. Griffin probably should not be considered as a starting quarterback in drafts next season but could be a No. 2 quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Redskins | Jay Gruden does not commit to QB

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 17:58:06 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and the rest of the team's quarterbacks will be evaluated methodically during the offseason before a decision on a starter for the 2015 season is made, head coach Jay Gruden said Monday, Dec. 29.

Fantasy Tip: Gruden wasn't around when Griffin was drafted, but given how much the franchise gave up in order to acquire Griffin, it wouldn't be a surprise to see him earn another shot at the starting gig. He is at least worth a speculative add as a QB2 in drafts next year just in case he recaptures the form he showed in his rookie year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Mike Jones

Redskins | Kirk Cousins itching for opportunity

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:49:33 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said it would be tough to return to the team in 2015 if QB Robert Griffin III was given the starting job. Cousins said he would talk to the front office.

Fantasy Tip: Cousins would be a mid-to-low QB2 if he became a starting quarterback with Washington or elsewhere. Griffin has more upside because of the added running element, but he's in the same boat in traditional leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NBC4 Washington - Dianna Marie Russini

Redskins | Robert Griffin III expected to play

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:17:15 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin should be able to play despite suffering the shoulder injury in Week 16. Griffin will be facing a tough Dallas Cowboys defense this week and likely is not the best option to use on FantasyScore.

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Redskins | Limited practice for Robert Griffin

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 16:31:13 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 25. The Redskins did not practice Thursday, so this is an estimation.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to see if he can practice Friday, Dec. 26, before considering him for their lineups. Kirk Cousins could start if Griffin is not able to play. Neither quarterback is a great option on FantasyScore this week.

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Redskins | Robert Griffin likely to play

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:14:57 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) is likely to play in Week 17 against the Dallas Cowboys despite dealing with a sprained right shoulder, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Griffin was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24. "He can throw the ball, it's just a little sore," Gruden said. "We just want to make sure he doesn't aggravate it more, give him another couple days of rest and be ready to go Friday."

Fantasy Tip: Griffin ($5,555) should play in the season finale, but he doesn't inspire much confidence for your FantasyScore lineups, especially if he's not 100 percent facing the Dallas Cowboys.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Redskins | Robert Griffin limited

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:36:03 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 24, because of a sprained shoulder. Head coach Jay Gruden said he does not believe Griffin's injury is serious.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should watch Griffin's practice participation during the week to see if the injury affects his Week 17 status. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use than Griffin.

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Redskins | Redskins looking for wins from QB

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:39:18 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was benched earlier in the season in part because head coach Jay Gruden is looking for a quarterback that could lead the team to wins. "That is the No. 1 factor, and that is it," Gruden said. "Obviously you look at the production and all that stuff, and what he could've done maybe, but winning football games is the only thing that matters to me for a quarterback. And it doesn't matter if they go 12-for-24 for 80 yards and we win, or if they go 28-for-35 for 400 [yards] and we lose, you'd rather have the 12-for-24. The ability to manage a game, stay away from the big turnovers and get the W is all that counts."

Fantasy Tip: Griffin will be starting in Week 17 after having a decent performance in Week 16. Griffin will be facing a tough Dallas Cowboys defense this week and may not be the best option for owners this week.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Redskins | Robert Griffin III earns praise

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:44:43 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was praised by head coach Jay Gruden following the team's 27-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday, Dec. 20. "He competed, man...I'm happy for Robert," Gruden said.

Fantasy Tip: Although Griffin was efficient, he threw for no touchdowns and an interception and ran for just 11 yards. He has a long way to go before becoming a QB1 option for fantasy owners.

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Redskins | Colt McCoy not expected to play in Week 16

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:06:26 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) is not expected to be active for the team's Week 16 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. As a result, QB Robert Griffin III is expected to receive the start against the Eagles. "He's got every chance this week against the Philadelphia Eagles to take this position and run with it," head coach Jay Gruden said.

Fantasy Tip: With McCoy likely out, Griffin could be a sleeper option as your starting QB at FantasyScore. Griffin showed flashes of his old self in the Week 15 loss, and the Eagles have been pretty generous to opposing QBs all season long.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Redskins | Robert Griffin expected to start

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:58:49 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is expected to be the starting quarterback for Week 16, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin has struggled at times this season but will be facing a Philadelphia Eagles defense that has had problems with opposing quarterbacks this season. Griffin is a very risky option on FantasyScore at any price, but he could be a starting candidate for owners looking to save some money at the position if his price is low enough.

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Redskins | 'Skins starting QB up in air

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:34:28 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was 18-for-27 for 236 yards and a touchdown in the team's loss to the New York Giants in Week 15, and head coach Jay Gruden is unsure if Griffin will start again in Week 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Gruden wants to watch film and learn more about QB Colt McCoy's (neck) injury. "(Griffin) is obviously in the mix," Gruden said. "He came out here and competed, which I liked. Made some good throws and made some great plays with his legs, but from a consistent standpoint, the production on third downs and the lack of production in the second half (offensively) was concerning. I'll have to check the film to give him a total grade." McCoy headed for the locker room after the first series of the game.

Fantasy Tip: The Eagles present whoever is starting at QB for the Redskins with a golden chance to put up some big numbers, especially if Washington is forced to go to the air early and often. The Eagles have allowed the third most fantasy points per week to opposing QBs this year (19.76). Consider McCoy or Griffin to be a sleeper at FantasyScore this weekend.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Redskins | RG3 needs to transition to pocket passer

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 16:20:26 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III needs to do a better job working to become more of a pocket passer and improve his decisiveness on the football field. The team is hoping Griffin will buy into the fact that he needs to transition into more of a passer, and ESPN.com's John Keim gets the sense that the 'Skins want him to work less in the weight room and more in the film room. As Griffin has lost explosiveness due to injuries, opposing teams are defending him differently, blitzing him more and forcing him to be more decisive as a pocket passer.

Fantasy Tip: You can likely forget about using Griffin for the rest of the season at FantasyScore now that Colt McCoy (neck) avoided a serious injury. As for next season, the expectations for Griffin's fantasy value have dropped significantly, and you'll likely be able to snag him late in drafts as a backup QB with upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Redskins | Colt McCoy to start if healthy

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 10:34:07 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) will start in Week 15 if he is cleared to play by the doctors, according to head coach Jay Gruden. QB Robert Griffin III likely would start if McCoy is not able to play.

Fantasy Tip: McCoy was able to do some things during practice Wednesday, Dec. 10, but the next few days will be important for his status. Both McCoy and Griffin cost $4,200 on FantasyScore, but owners should stay away from the Redskins starting quarterback this week.

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Redskins | Colt McCoy's status in doubt

Tue, 09 Dec 2014 10:17:42 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) has no structural damage to his neck, and his injury is not believed to be career-ending. However, there is doubt that he'll be able to play in Week 15 against the New York Giants. The team wants to see some range of motion and flexibility from McCoy as the week progresses. McCoy visited with a specialist Monday, Dec. 8. QB Robert Griffin III would start if McCoy is out against the Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Neither McCoy ($4,200) or Griffin ($4,200) would be comfortable quarterbacks to run with at FantasyScore this weekend, even if they are facing the Giants.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Redskins | Robert Griffin would start if McCoy can't

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:09:03 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III would start if QB Colt McCoy (neck) is unable to play. McCoy suffered a neck strain in Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: Neither one of these quarterbacks are worth investing in at this point in the season with fantasy playoffs underway. They're just too unreliable, unless you want value at other positions on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Redskins | Robert Griffin finishes up game

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 17:46:09 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III finished up the Week 14 game against the St. Louis Rams after QB Colt McCoy (neck) left due to injury in the fourth quarter. Griffin completed three of his four passes for 33 yards and was sacked once in five total snaps. "I didn't know if I was going to get an opportunity," Griffin said Sunday, Dec. 7. "It's not my focus. My focus is to help this team win all week, helping the defense (prepare in practice) and then being ready to play if I am called upon."

Fantasy Tip: Griffin could very well make the start in Week 15, whether McCoy is injured or not. Colt McCoy had a 54.0 passer rating, the lowest of his four appearances this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Tarik El-Bashir

Redskins | Jay Gruden's job at risk

Sat, 06 Dec 2014 16:22:53 -0800

The Washington Redskins may fire head coach Jay Gruden after the season. Multiple team employees revealed that Gruden is done with QB Robert Griffin III's spotlight-craving antics and shortcomings in the pocket. An unnamed Redskins official leaked a report that Griffin could start again this season, which lends credibility to the thought that owner Daniel Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen are still in Griffin's court. Gruden believes he needs a clean break from Griffin to focus on fixing Washington's 3-9 team. And if Snyder and Allen commit to Griffin as the starter in 2015, Gruden could be "one and done," a team official said.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Jason Reid

Redskins | Robert Griffin could still start in 2014

Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:47:35 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has a good chance of starting again before season's end, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin hasn't done much to prove he's worth starting in fantasy lineups, however. For Week 14, Colt McCoy ($5,900, 11.8%) is a cheaper option with a decent matchup versus the St. Louis Rams.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Redskins | RG3 will not start in Week 14

Sun, 30 Nov 2014 18:13:02 -0800

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Sunday, Nov. 30, that QB Colt McCoy will remain as the starting quarterback in Week 14, so RB Robert Griffin III will likely serve as backup.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin dressed as the backup Sunday, but he did not get into the game. McCoy threw for more than 300 yards with three touchdowns, so FantasyScore owners will want to look his way if the price is right, and obviously avoid RG3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Ian Rapoport

Redskins | Robert Griffin III likely done with team

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:46:23 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is highly unlikely to return to the team next season, sources within the organization said. Head coach Jay Gruden convinced owner Daniel Snyder and team president/general manager Bruce Allen that chance was necessary. Some within the organization feel Griffin should have spent less time in the weight room and more on honing other parts of his game.

Fantasy Tip: There will likely be several teams interested in RG III. However, barring injury to Colt McCoy, and possibly Kirk Cousins, Griffin's fantasy value is toast this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Jason Reid

Redskins | Robert Griffin needs more seasoning

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:47:19 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III needs more seasoning, and he'll likely do it from the bench for the rest of this season, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Griffin is under contract for one more year, and he could still be in their long-term plans. "Robert has done some good things at quarterback, but I just think he needs a little bit more time in this system with the verbiage and the plays to sit back, take a step back and learn, and when he gets back in there he'll be a lot more decisive, hopefully, and ready to roll," Gruden said. The 'Skins want Griffin to eventually become more of a pocket passer, and they want him to be able to regain confidence in his abilities.

Fantasy Tip: Gruden should be dumped in all standard leagues at this point. In his place will be Colt McCoy, who'll get the start in Week 13 against the Indianapolis Colts. McCoy ($3,700) doesn't have much upside, making him an unattractive FantasyScore weapon as your QB.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - John Keim

Redskins | Colt McCoy officially starting

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:33:02 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has officially been benched in favor of QB Colt McCoy in Week 13. Head coach Jay Gruden informed the team Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Fantasy Tip: McCoy ($3,700; 7.4% of your cap) is cheap on FantasyScore, but quarterback is too important of a position to skimp on.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Redskins | RG3 still part of long-term plan

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:36:14 -0800

The Washington Redskins are planning on benching QB Robert Griffin III for the Week 13 game against the Indianapolis Colts in favor of QB Colt McCoy. However, Griffin still appears to be part of the team's long-term plan, another source said Tuesday, Nov. 25.

Fantasy Tip: RG3 is an obvious must-sit in FantasyScore, and his replacement Colt McCoy might be a nice sleeper at just $3,700 (or 7.4 percent of the cap).

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Redskins | 'Skins leave door open for QB change?

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:42:47 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was named the starter for Week 13 against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Nov. 24, by head coach Jay Gruden, but he left open some wiggle room to make a change during the week. "It's Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and right now we have every intent for Robert, but we'll look at the tape and make our evaluations here shortly," Gruden said.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin has been pretty awful the last several weeks, and his mechanics are mostly to blame. At $5,600 (11.2% of cap), Griffin isn't terribly expensive for your daily lineups, but it's hard to trust him these days, especially when a benching could come very soon if he continues to struggle.

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Redskins | Robert Griffin will start in Week 13

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:23:10 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will start Sunday, Nov. 30, against the Indianapolis Colts, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin has been a huge disappointment this year both in real life and in fantasy football. He's not worth starting until he gets back on track.

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Redskins | Clock ticking on Robert Griffin III

Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:07:16 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's point of emphasis is to get the ball out quickly Sunday, Nov. 23. Head coach Jay Gruden has dumbed down the offense to allow quick throws to playmakers and make for easy reads. The landscape within the organization has changed for Griffin, though. Gruden has the authority to bench Griffin, and it could happen if he doesn't play well enough. Things behind the scenes, like special rules allowing Griffin's family to have total access to the facility, has changed as well.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin ($5,600; 11.2% of your cap) isn't worth the start this weekend as there are much more favorable options on FantasyScore.

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Redskins | Robert Griffin critiqued by coach

Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:21:44 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III had fundamental flaws and below average footwork Sunday, Nov. 16 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen if this is more than just postgame tension. Griffin has struggled since returning from injury, but there haven't been any rumblings of Kirk Cousins taking back the starting job. Griffin has a tough matchup against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12. If possible, look elsewhere at the quarterback position.

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Redskins | Robert Griffin should play

Fri, 14 Nov 2014 11:41:52 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and is listed as probable for Week 11.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin should be able to start his second straight game after coming back from his ankle injury. Griffin has a price of $5,900 on FantasyScore, but owners may want to use a bit more money for a better option at the position.

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Redskins | Robert Griffin practices fully

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:21:07 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Nov. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin has been underwhelming since his return from a dislocated ankle. The Redskins figure to lean heavily on their running game (Alfred Morris) this week, but Griffin could at least provide a nice bye-week filler at $5,900 on FantasyScore, though you can find better value elsewhere.

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Redskins | Robert Griffin a full go

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:44:20 -0800

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Fantasy Tip: The bye week came at a perfect time for Griffin ($5,900) and the Redskins. He was able to heal up some more and received some valuable time to put in extra repetitions in the offense. Griffin is a perfect under-the-radar option for FantasyScore lineups against a bad Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense.

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