Robert Griffin III Fantasy Football News, Notes, Rumors and Statistics
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:29:47 -0700
Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said the club doesn't have to eliminate the option running elements in order to protect QB Robert Griffin III (knee). Echoing his father, head coach Mike Shanahan, Kyle Shanahan contended that the read-option plays safeguard Griffin by taking steam out of opposing pass-rushers. Griffin was hurt on improvisational runs and merely needs to work on picking his spots to slide or throw the ball away when facing QB pressure. The younger Shanahan said that they might have to adapt more as defenses plan better for the system.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin is a borderline QB1 on draft day with well-known upside. If you take him, just make sure to draft a capable backup in case he can't start the season on time.
Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:40:11 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) ran sprints around the practice field Thursday, June 6, and looks like he'll be ready for their late-July training camp. Griffin sprinted the 53-yard width of one of the end zones without limping. He then planted his twice repaired left knee and pivoted left up the sidelines.
Fantasy Tip: King said he gets "zero sense" that the team thinks Griffin will have to miss Week 1. Keep this in mind as you approach the middle rounds of fantasy football leagues. Griffin could come at a solid value if you can have him after, say, Round 6 in a 12-teamer, but you better take a high-end backup to protect your investment.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:52:53 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) thinks that he'll be ready well before the regular season, possibly even for training camp. "One: It's a month (away). And then, two, it's just how I feel, and how it's progressed," Griffin said. "Over the last three weeks, I've had a lot of progress and I feel a lot better. ... While training camp's a month, month and a half away ... I feel really good about that. And then the start of the season is even farther than that. ... That's why I say 'without a doubt.'" Griffin did some throwing during minicamp Thursday, June 6, and also ran close to full speed during conditioning drills.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin is feeling really good and might be a tad optimistic, but from everything we've seen from him during his rehab, he's on track to be ready for Week 1. A setback could put a kink in that, but for now, consider him No. 1 QB with upside if he remains healthy.
Thu, 30 May 2013 14:38:51 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) has begun throwing, planting his feet, and taking seven-step drops. Griffin threw to WR Pierre Garcon, TE Fred Davis and RB Roy Helu. "Those are guys we'll lean heavily on in the season," Griffin said. "I'll build chemistry with them and get a feel for how Jordan and Chris play and continue to work with Fred and get back with Pierre. He's the guy… I want to make sure me and him are on the same page. He's a big-play receiver who can do a lot of things. It's good to see him back healthy and doing a lot of stuff."
Fantasy Tip: The good news continues to roll in for Griffin as he continues to work his way back from the knee issue. While there is still a long way to go, the real test will come as training camp and preseason games approach. Continue to monitor his statues, but fantasy football players should be
Thu, 30 May 2013 12:31:11 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) has been doing light sprinting, has been cleared for cross-field drills and ran two miles earlier this week. He will next move to "explosive sprinting" but realizes he has to be "patiently aggressive" in his rehab. Griffin said his rehab from knee surgery has allowed him to do more film study on his own and with the coaches. He said he's on a timetable to be ready for Week 1.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin is a heck of an athlete, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him return ahead of schedule. Everything he's done during his rehab so far suggests that he can make that happen. However, because of the nature of his injury and the fact that he runs often and puts himself in harm's way, it'd be wise to equip yourself with a high-end backup QB if you bank on Griffin as your QB1 this year.
Mon, 27 May 2013 11:43:31 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said he has talked with Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson about his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. "I'm not all-knowing about the injury so I listen to guys. You know, Adrian said what everyone else said. I'm not Adrian. Adrian's not me. Everybody's body heals a little bit differently. [QB Rex Grossman] also tore an ACL in his career. He's talked to me about the uncertainties that he had with the injury," Griffin said.
Sun, 26 May 2013 20:46:04 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) said he could envision himself starting the team's regular season opener in September even if he is unable to play in any of his team's preseason games. "I've thought about that and yeah, I would be comfortable with that," Griffin said over the weekend. "That's all I can say. I have no control over whether I play in the preseason or not. I would be comfortable running out of the tunnel at FedEx Field with the smoke and everything."
Fantasy Tip: It is anything but a certainty Griffin will be ready Sept. 9 against the Philadelphia Eagles, but he is still worth a look as a high-end No. 2 fantasy QB. Be sure to have a quality starter, however, just in case his knee forces him to miss more time. It wouldn't be a terrible idea to draft Griffin and QB Kirk Cousins, dropping the latter once Griffin is able to resume play.
Sat, 25 May 2013 10:00:07 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III (knee) will have to participate in practice before playing in a game. Griffin said he would be comfortable with playing Week 1 without playing in any preseason games.
Fri, 24 May 2013 11:52:01 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said that QB Robert Griffin III could go down as one of the best quarterbacks to play the game if he has another year like 2012. "If Robert plays like he did (in 2012) the rest of his career, he'll go down as one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game," Shanahan said.
Fri, 24 May 2013 10:44:58 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said he's still the fastest quarterback in the league, despite the presence of San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III. "These guys are young and they're fast and they're quick, the thing I do have is a very quick get-up," Vick said. "I really don't feel like there's a quarterback in the league who can beat me in a 40-yard dash. If somebody wants to set something up, I'll be more than glad to accept the challenge."
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