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Browns | RG3 coming off injured reserve

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:08:53 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III was activated off the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Dec. 9.

Fantasy Tip: The Browns hope to get a four-game look at RG3 before deciding what direction to go this offseason. Given the current state of things in Cleveland, don't expect it to go well. He can ignored in fantasy leagues.

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Browns | Robert Griffin III to start Week 14

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:56:36 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) was named the starter for Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Tip: The Bengals have been decent against the QB position over the last five weeks. This wouldn't be the matchup to start RG III after a lengthy layoff.

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Browns | Robert Griffin on track to start

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:51:40 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) likely will be the starting quarterback in Week 14 as long as he does not suffer a setback during practice this week, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin has not played since Week 1 because of the injury, so it is not known how much he will be asked to do during the game. He dealt with a number of injuries during his career and should not be trusted by fantasy owners. He should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

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Browns | 'All signs point' to RG3 starting

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:02:41 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) is likely to get at least one more chance to prove he can be the team's quarterback of the future and "all signs point" to it happening over the final month of the season, according to ESPN's Pat McManamon.

Fantasy Tip: To say the quarterback position in Cleveland has been a revolving door would be an understatement. Griffin should get his shot provided he is fully healthy, but he is an injury-prone player who will be operating behind a porous offensive line and a team whose only motivation right now might be to avoid going winless. He can avoided in fantasy.

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Browns | Robert Griffin will get extended look

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:03:42 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) will keep the starting job for the remainder of the season "once he gets back in there," according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Fantasy Tip: It makes sense, as the Browns really haven't been able to truly evaluate their big offseason acquisition and whether or not he has a future in Cleveland. Plus, the team really isn't going anywhere with Josh McCown under center, while rookie Cody Kessler (concussion) is still out for the foreseeable future. Griffin has the skillset to pull off a Colin Kaepernick-like resurgence, so he is worth monitoring.

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Browns | Robert Griffin cleared for contact

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:43:09 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) has been cleared for contact Tuesday, Nov. 29. He will practice during the bye week with QB Cody Kessler (concussion) and QB Josh McCown, and the team will decide on a starter.

Fantasy Tip: Whomever comes out the starter has minimal fantasy appeal. They have a so-so matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals next week, but their upside isn't high enough to warrant a start.

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Browns | Cleveland hopes Robert Griffin can return

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:16:51 -0800

The Cleveland Browns are hoping QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) can start again this season once he is cleared to play, according to sources. Griffin may stay on the sidelines if QB Cody Kessler plays well in multiple games.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin has returned to practice and could start in the next few weeks if Kessler does not play well. Owners should avoid the Browns quarterback no matter which one starts.

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Browns | Robert Griffin III returns to practice

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:22:01 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) has been designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Nov. 23, and has returned to practice.

Fantasy Tip: RG III would only have value in leagues that play two quarterbacks. However, with them activating him, you'd have to think they would play him when he's fit to return.

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Browns | Robert Griffin to practice, not play

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 21:04:33 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) will return to practice this week but has not been cleared for contact or game action, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

Fantasy Tip: That was the expectation last week, and Cody Kessler landing in the concussion protocol has not changed that. RG3 could still come back before the season ends, but there's no incentive to rush him and no fantasy value if/when he returns this season. Josh McCown will start in Week 12.

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Browns | RG3 to begin practice next week

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:23:55 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) has been cleared for non-contact practice and will start practicing next week, according to head coach Hue Jackson.

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Browns | RG3 cleared for non-contact activities

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:12:56 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) has been cleared for non-contact activities but isn't going to practice yet, the team announced Wednesday, Nov. 16. Griffin still needs to be cleared for contact, but he's making strides toward seeing the field again this year. Browns head coach Hue Jackson said Griffin will not practice this week.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin isn't anywhere close to return to game action. He might be back at some time this season, but fantasy owners shouldn't expect much.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Mark E. Ortega

Browns | No contact for Robert Griffin

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:06:10 -0800

Updating an earlier report, Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) has not been cleared for contact in practice, so the 21-day window to activate him has not begun.

Fantasy Tip: That means he's highly unlikely to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Unless the team wants to see if he can still be the future of the team, there really isn't much of a point to run him out there at this stage. RG III doesn't have much fantasy luster with most QB bye weeks behind us.

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Browns | Robert Griffin cleared to practice

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 06:57:11 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) has been cleared to practice. He'll meet with the team Wednesday, Nov. 16, to determine the next step.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard to see him having enough time to be ready to start this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Unless the team wants to see if he can still be the future of the team, there really isn't much of a point to run him out there at this stage. RG III doesn't have much fantasy luster with most QB bye weeks behind us.

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Browns | Robert Griffin could begin practicing

Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:26:37 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) could return to practicing this week, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: It's still a long shot, and in a season in the tank, there isn't a lot of reasoning to throw RG III back into the fire. He's not worth stashing at this point.

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Browns | Robert Griffin should return this year

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:28:40 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) is on pace to play again in 2016, according to executive vice president Sashi Brown.

Fantasy Tip: Assuming Griffin will be fully healthy, he should be able to take over the starting position right away. The Browns need a spark after a 0-10 start, but Griffin will be too risky to start in fantasy lineups right away. If he was dropped, though, he'll be worth picking up when he returns.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | League looking at Robert Griffin III

Sat, 12 Nov 2016 14:32:08 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) was spotted throwing on the sidelines to WR Jordan Payton before the Thursday, Nov. 10, game against the Baltimore Ravens. League rules prohibit players on injured reserve less than an hour before kickoff, but photo evidence does exist that Griffin finished working out before the hour kicked in.

Fantasy Tip: You should still leave Griffin on the waiver wire, but it is good news to see him working out once again.

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Browns | Robert Griffin III timetable unknown

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:52:47 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) is improving, but it is still too soon to tell if he will play again this year, head coach Hue Jackson said Thursday, Nov. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Even if Griffin does return this year, there is no guarantee he will reclaim the starting job, let alone be effective. He can be left on the waiver wire.

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Browns | Robert Griffin won't need surgery

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:29:04 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) will not need surgery on his injured shoulder, barring any setbacks. Griffin's four-week checkup revealed healing in Griffin's fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder, according to sources. Griffin is on the short-term Reserve/Injured list and wouldn't be able to return to action until Nov. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Cody Kessler has actually played pretty well as a rookie in place of Griffin and McCown. Either one could very well start if/when they're ready to play again, but it's Kessler's team for the time being. The rule of thumb, though, is to avoid any starting Cleveland quarterback.

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Browns | Robert Griffin may need surgery

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:10:43 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) will be evaluated this week, but it's not clear at this point if Griffin will need surgery or just more rest.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin should be nowhere near a fantasy starting lineup right now. In all honesty, none of the Browns' quarterbacks should be. That being said, it's not time to release Griffin just yet. If he doesn't have the surgery, he may still be able to play again this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | Cleveland on fifth QB in five games

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:31:36 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Cody Kessler will be the fifth starting quarterback in as many games for the Browns. Going back to the last two weeks of last season, the Browns have started former QBs Johnny Manziel and Austin Davis and QBs Robert Griffin III (shoulder), Josh McCown (shoulder) and now Kessler. Cleveland is the second team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to start five different quarterbacks in five straight games, according to Elias.

Fantasy Tip: This is just further proof that the Browns' quarterback position cannot be trusted. The lack of consistency will be a damper to Josh Gordon's fantasy value when he does return, and it hurts the rest of the team, too. Corey Coleman, Gary Barnidge, Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson are still startable, but they're unlikely to reach their ceiling with an unproven rookie quarterback at the helm.

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Browns | Robert Griffin to miss at least 10 weeks

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 06:59:05 -0700

Updating previous reports, Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) is now expected to be sidelined for 10 to 12 weeks with a fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder, according to multiple sources.

Fantasy Tip: There's a good chance that Griffin could miss the remainder of the 2016 season. QB Josh McCown will serve as Cleveland's starting quarterback but is not an ideal fantasy option and should be viewed as a midrange QB2 at best.

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Browns | Cleveland won't trade for quarterback

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:03:07 -0700

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson said the Browns will not trade for a quarterback despite QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) being placed on the Reserve/Injured list. QB Josh McCown will start, with QB Cody Kessler likely serving as the backup. As stated earlier, Griffin will be reevaluated in three to four weeks.

Fantasy Tip: McCown held his own last year and looked Gary Barnidge's way frequently. The tight end's stock increases a little bit with McCown under center, but for the most part the Browns should function close to the same as with Griffin. McCown should not be viewed as a starting fantasy quarterback, however.

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Browns | Robert Griffin placed on IR

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 11:37:38 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Sep. 12, with a fractured coracoid bone. He will not undergo surgery and will be reevaluated in three to four weeks.

Fantasy Tip: That certainly escalated quickly for Griffin and the Browns. Fortunately for Cleveland, they have a capable, veteran backup in Josh McCown. Gary Barndige may be the main beneficiary as he and McCown hooked up frequently last season. McCown doesn't have as much fantasy value as Griffin and is comfortably in the low-end QB2 conversation, but he's worth a pickup for Griffin owners.

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Browns | RG3 could sit out Week 2

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:35:36 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) is in danger of missing Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot.

Fantasy Tip: This is speculation on Cabot's part, but it makes sense considering Griffin's right arm was dangling by his side at the end of Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Josh McCown would be the next man up at would probably serve as a boost for the entire passing game, particularly Gary Barnidge. If RG3 is ruled out, consider McCown a midrange QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | RG3 to have MRI on shoulder

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 16:51:52 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) will undergo an MRI on the sprained left shoulder he suffered in the Week 1 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles. He admitted after the game he was in pain.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin initially said he expected to be fine for the Week 2 game, but now his status is in question until after his test. If he is forced to miss time it would be Josh McCown called into action. Either way, RG3 is only worth using in deeper fantasy leagues which use two starting quarterbacks.

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Browns | Robert Griffin injures shoulder

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 14:48:15 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III (shoulder) said he suffered a sprained shoulder during the team's Week 1 game but expects to be ready for Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Griffin will be able to practice this week. He probably can be avoided in most leagues next week since he will be facing a strong Baltimore Ravens defense.

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Browns | Front office backs Robert Griffin III

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 19:32:15 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III could be more than a "short-term" option for the franchise, head of football operations Sashi Brown said Friday, Sept. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin will try to resurrect his career with Cleveland, and while he has enough potential to stash as a QB2, he is a shot-in-the-dark play in Week 1 against Philadelphia.

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Browns | Cleveland taking long-term view with RG3

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 10:07:44 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III has not been ruled out as the long-term starting quarterback for the franchise, according to head of football operations Sashi Brown.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin may have taken the first step by impressing his new teammates enough to be named one of the team's captains, but it will ultimately be up his mastery of new head coach Hue Jackson's offense and play on the field that will determine whether or not he turns out to be more than a stop-gap. Jackson's solid track record with quarterbacks and a supporting cast built around Josh Gordon and rookie Corey Coleman are reasons why he may have a shot to stick. Still, he's a QB2 at best for now in fantasy.

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Browns | Robert Griffin III sacked five times

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:57:18 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III was sacked five times in a 30-13 preseason loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, Aug. 26. He completed eight of his 14 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown and ran once for four yards.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin was under pressure early and often. He has shown flashes of upside, but he is likely to remain hit and miss all season. He is a late-round lottery ticket.

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Browns | Robert Griffin III plays well

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 20:58:33 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III completed six of his eight passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns and ran three times for 36 yards in a 24-13 preseason loss to the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Aug. 18.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin looked much better in his second preseason game, and with Hue Jackson as his head coach, he could put together a decent season. He is too risky to trust as your fantasy starter, but he should be owned as backup.

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Browns | Robert Griffin III fails to impress

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 21:06:01 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III completed four of his eight pass attempts for 67 yards and an interception in a 17-11 preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers Friday, Aug. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin is set to open the season as the starter and is worth taking a chance on as a high-risk, high-reward backup.

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Browns | Robert Griffin excites head coach

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 15:17:30 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III has head coach Hue Jackson "tickled pink" with the possibility of what Griffin can do this season.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson can be tickled whatever color he wants to be, but Griffin is a risky draft choice. He has a subpar receiving corps, is in a new system and has a less-than-enviable injury history. Continue to view him as a backup fantasy quarterback.

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Browns | Robert Griffin III named starter

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 06:38:03 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III was named the starting quarterback Monday, Aug. 8, by head coach Hue Jackson.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin will be playing for his NFL livelihood this season as it could be his last real shot to distinguish himself as a starter. He has talent at running back and tight end to work with, but his receiving corps leaves much to be desired until Josh Gordon returns. RG III is a QB2 in fantasy that could be used as a bye-week starter.

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Browns | Robert Griffin III set to start?

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 18:35:48 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III has improved every day and has "accepted every challenge" given to him, head coach Hue Jackson said Saturday, Aug. 6. Jackson also said he is "very close" to naming a starting quarterback.

Fantasy Tip: It seems unlikely Griffin can recapture the form he showed as a rookie, especially in Cleveland, but he is still worth grabbing as a mid-level QB2. There is a chance you could catch lightning in a bottle and have a strong backup or an attractive trade chip.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | Corey Coleman showing nose for end zone

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 19:57:44 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman was praised for his ability to find the end zone by offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton, QB Josh McCown and QB Robert Griffin III.

Fantasy Tip: Coleman continues to draw tons of praise during training camp, and he should be drafted as a WR4 with upside in season-long leagues.

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Browns | Corey Coleman has chemistry with QB

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 13:23:19 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman has shown good chemistry with QB Robert Griffin III during the early part of training camp. The two have connected on deep passes as well as in the red zone for touchdowns. Griffin and Coleman worked out together during the offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Coleman likely will be one of the starting receivers for the Browns this season and should receive plenty of targets. He should be considered a middle-round option that could be a starting candidate most weeks.

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Browns | RG3 helped out by Josh McCown

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 20:25:38 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III has improved by "leaps and bounds" as a leader, partly due to veteran QB Josh McCown guiding him, head coach Hue Jackson said Tuesday, Aug. 2. "A lot of him getting better has to do with Josh McCown," Jackson said. "Josh McCown has really done a great job of spending time with him and mentoring him … to try and make the biggest jump that he can. Our quarterback room is a special place right now."

Fantasy Tip: Griffin has a long way to go before he is considered anything more than a backup fantasy option in most leagues. The only time RG3 should be starting is in fantasy formats which require two starting signal callers.

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Browns | Robert Griffin works with starters

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:31:12 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III received all of the snaps with the first-team offense during practice Friday, July 29. QB Josh McCown worked with the second-team offense during practice.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin appears to the clear favorite to win the starting quarterback job. He will not have a lot of weapons to work with in the passing game this season and should be seen as a low-end No. 2 quarterback in most leagues.

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Browns | RG3 not being handed starting job

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:46:36 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III won't be handed the starting job, although all signs point to him winning the gig. "No, it's still a ways away in my mind, but I feel good about where we are and I feel good about the process that we've been in for those guys," head coach Hue Jackson said. Griffin is trying to beat out veteran QB Josh McCown, as well as journeyman QB Austin Davis and rookie QB Cody Kessler.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin is 5-15 over his past 20 starts, and he has had difficulty staying healthy over his career. Even if he can win the starting job he is nothing more than a Top 25 fantasy option at his position in most formats.

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Browns | RG3 working on pocket presence

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:01:26 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III has worked hard on his pocket presence over the past several years, including during this spring under head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton. In spring practices he worked inside and out of the pocket, too.

Fantasy Tip: It remains to be seen if Griffin can transform himself into a pocket passer who occasionally runs. It would help tremendously if RG3 can get Josh Gordon back from the suspension, too. Regardless, he is only worth a look as a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.

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Browns | Robert Griffin the likely shoo-in

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 06:41:44 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III is likely to be the starter in 2016 as head coach Hue Jackson appears to be "all-in" on Griffin. Jackson and quarterback's coach Pep Hamilton have coached Griffin up on every aspect of the position, and Griffin has worked on sliding and throwing the ball away.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin appears to have a long leash in what is a make-or-break opportunity for him. He's a backup in fantasy, but he could be a bye-week replacement or injury fill-in.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | RG3 has been underwhelming so far

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:13:00 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III will have to earn the starting job during the offseason, training camp and the preseason. Beat writer Tony Grossi said in a radio interview Monday, June 27, that Griffin has been underwhelming. "He is learning a new offense. First of all he is healthy, he's very healthy. He looks physically like the old Robert Griffin in that he's moving great, he can zing the ball pretty well, but that's just the first step," Grossi said.

Fantasy Tip: It's still rather early, so don't get too down on RG3. He still has a good shot to win the starting job, and if he does he should be considered a Top 25 fantasy quarterback.

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Browns | Robert Griffin III working on mechanics

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 20:12:48 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III is working on planting his back foot before throwing passes, and head coach Hue Jackson said Griffin is doing a good job of checking the ball down.

Fantasy Tip: All the talk about Griffin this offseason has been positive, but temper expectations. Draft him as a fantasy backup and hope he can come close to recapturing the form he displayed as a rookie.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | Robert Griffin III still developing

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 19:00:21 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III is still mastering the quarterback position, according to head coach Hue Jackson. "I'm not gonna say he's raw, but he is still developing," Jackson said. "And most young quarterbacks are still developing."

Fantasy Tip: Between his own development and the lack of offensive weapons around him in Cleveland, the deck is stacked against Griffin. He is worth a roll of the dice late in drafts, but don't count on him being a reliable contributor.

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Browns | Cleveland starter not close to official

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 16:42:39 -0700

Cleveland Browns QBs Robert Griffin III, Josh McCown and Cody Kessler will be part of an open competition in training camp, according to head coach Hue Jackson. Jackson said he is not even close to naming a starting quarterback at the close of minicamp.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin still figures to be the favorite to start, but anything can happen between now and late August. As has been said before, though, none of Cleveland's quarterbacks are QB1 material.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | Robert Griffin practicing smarter

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:02:15 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III has been practicing his slides and throwing the ball away this offseason. Improving in those areas will enable the Browns to better keep positive downs and distances, according to Griffin. Griffin has also learned to take constructive criticism with head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton constantly adjusting his release point, stance, footwork and velocity.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin has had a knack for playing all-out, which has attributed to an extensive injury history already. Even if he can minimize mistakes and keep the Browns and himself on the field, he likely won't reach QB1 status. The tools and talent just aren't enough in Cleveland.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | Robert Griffin not the starter yet

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:08:28 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III has not officially been named the starting quarterback yet, and head coach Hue Jackson is not ready to name a starter at this point. "When the time is right, trust me, you guys will be the first to know," Jackson said. Jackson has seen improvements in Griffin, who he says is getting better every day, but added that the Browns need to make the right choice, not just the fast choice.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin is the favorite to start, unless he is injured during offseason activities or starts performing terribly. Griffin will only be worth starting in favorable matchups, though, assuming he wins the starting gig. He should not be drafted as a QB1.

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

Browns | Hue Jackson not rushing QB decision

Sun, 15 May 2016 17:58:02 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III or any other player won't be named the starting quarterback until they earn it, according to head coach Hue Jackson, but Jackson said that he expects to name the Week 1 start well before the season opener.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin should open the year as the starter, and while he may never resemble the player that he was his rookie year, he is worth a late-round flier based on potential alone.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | Cody Kessler will get chance to start

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:16:19 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Cody Kessler will have a legitimate shot to beat out QB Robert Griffin III for the starting job in training camp and the preseason. "It's a competition. We'll let it play out," executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown said Saturday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: It's hard to imagine Kessler beating RG3, but it is Cleveland and anything is possible. Kessler would be nothing more than a low-end QB2 fantasy option if he does somehow win the starting job.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Mary Kay Cabot

Browns | Robert Griffin not guaranteed to start

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:41:40 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III will have to compete for the starting quarterback job during training camp even though the team traded down in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, according to vice president of football operations Sashi Brown. Head coach Hue Jackson said Griffin's presence on the team did not affect the trade.

Fantasy Tip: Griffin likely is the leading candidate for the starting job at this point but will have to compete for the job during training camp. Griffin will not have a lot of weapons to work with next season if he wins the job and likely will be a No. 2 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

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