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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:21:35 -0800
Despite being benched for the final three regular season games, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will remain the starting quarterback heading into the 2014 season. "It's ridiculous to act like this is a quarterback competition," offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said. "Robert just had one of the best years as a rookie in NFL history. He didn't have that this year. We didn't do that again this year. To give up on him like that and say play someone else, that's fun for people to talk about but that hasn't entered my brain and it's not a possibility or option."
FANTASY TIP: You can obviously dump Griffin in single-year leagues, but hold onto him in keeper formats. Redskins coaches cite a lack of a full offseason for RG3's struggles this season. A bounce-back year could be in store in 2014.
Source: ESPN.com - John Keim |
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:40:54 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy is optimistic that RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) can return in Week 15 against the Dallas Cowboys. Lacy will be re-evaluated Friday, Dec. 13.
FANTASY TIP: Lacy probably won't be worth the risk this week, since the decision on whether he plays may not come until game time. If he doesn't go, James Starks will be the lead back and could warrant a flex play against a Dallas Cowboys defense that has been overmatched mostly all season.
Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler |
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:37:21 -0800
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) doesn't plan on shutting it down for the remainder of the season with his injured right shoulder. However, he missed practice again Thursday, Dec. 12, and is unlikely to play in Week 15. A second opinion on the shoulder showed no need for surgery, though. Pierre-Paul is improving, but he can't do much more than ride a stationary bike on the side during practices. "I'm never going to shut it down," Pierre-Paul said. "If I can go, I'm going to go. There's no point in shutting it down. If I still can be able to help my team win football games at this point, that's what I'm going to do."
Source: Newsday - Tom Rock |
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:33:56 -0800
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) "did a little more" in practice Thursday, Dec. 12, than he did the previous day, but he was still listed as a limited participant and he hasn't been cleared to play in Week 15 against the Dallas Cowboys just yet. He was reportedly throwing the ball and moving around well.
Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal |