Robert Griffin III
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By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Thu, Jul 31st 8:38pm EDT

Jay Gruden decided to cut practice short by 15-20 minutes to ease the aches and soreness many players were dealing with today. Instead of having players wrap up their workouts though, he had the team run the width of the field back and forth five times. Griffin outran everyone else on each run. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: As training camp progresses, it becomes more obvious day-by-day that Griffin seems to be back to full health. His speed is back, and while he's not projected to run as much as he has in the past, Gruden's scheme should maximize his passing opportunities. 30 passing TDs is not out of the realm of possibility for Griffin this year.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Jul 30th 9:28pm EDT

Redskins coach Jay Gruden was quoted saying his team would only use the zone read "maybe three or four times in two games". Gruden wants to protect Griffin while forcing defenses to prepare for plays instead of focusing on the zone read. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: A good chunk of Griffin's rushing stats came from zone reads in his first two seasons (344 out of 815 rushing yards in 2012, and 202 out of 489 rushing yards in 2013), but fewer zone reads are not something that should alarm fantasy owners. Gruden's system will utilize other designed runs to get Griffin rushing down the field and he can still scramble whenever he chooses. Cutting down on the zone read will force defenses to focus on a wider variety of plays and the revamped passing game. Expect RG3's passing numbers to improve nicely this season under Gruden, whose scheme turned Andy Dalton into a 4,000 yard, 30-TD passer last season

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Jul 28th 7:43pm EDT

After five practices, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III sees steady progress from his offense and new OC Sean McVay agrees. “I think he’s done a really good job of working on his mechanics, his footwork and his delivery, being able to have more of a compact release where he is able to change his arm angle up, kind of feel those soft spots in the pocket,” McVay said. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: The optimism in the Redskins camp is almost palpable. If RG3 is able to return or improve on his rookie form, the team will be well positioned to challenge for the title in a very mediocre NFC East. However, looking good in shorts is far different than in game situations and there are still questions about the Redskins offensive line. Griffin III is worth scouting in the preseason and you should be prepared to move him up your draft board as a low-end QB1.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Jul 26th 3:51pm EDT

Former Raiders and Bucs coach Jon Gruden paid a visit to brother Jay's Redskins squad and observed practice on Friday morning. 'Chucky' also offered his thoughts on the progression of QB Robert Griffin III: “This could be a period of a couple years where he transforms his game to a different level, hopefully,” Jon Gruden said. “But I think he’s coming along quickly. … This is going to be a process that’s going to take a little time, but the kid clearly has the aptitude, the intelligence and the talent to be a great quarterback in this league no matter what offense you run." (Source: The Washington Times)

Fantasy Impact: While RG3 has been learning a new offense and this may take time, he has also lost the bulky knee brace that he wore throughout the 2013 season and has been able to fully participate in offseason work. Griffin III should be viewed as a high-risk, high-reward proposition for the 2014 season. If healthy and comfortable in the offense, he should approach 4,000 yards and 25 TDs.

Fantasy Sports LR | Aug 1st
Big additions in receiving corps. Back to full health, full offseason. Adjustment to new offense will take time, but don't put too much stock in troubling 2013.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 1st
He will come back as the starter in 2014 and he is a QB to put on your bench due to his incredible upside.
The New York Times | Aug 1st
If Jay Gruden can mold Andy Dalton into a top-5 QB, the sky is the limit for RGIII.
Breaking Football | Jul 31st
RG3 is past his knee injury and he's in an offense that should maximize his talents. If Jay Gruden can make Andy Dalton an elite fantasy passer, RG3 is primed for success.
Fantasy Team Advice | Jul 30th
RG3 has now had a full year to come back from his horrific leg injury, and big things are expected this year, particularly given the addition of Desean Jackson. It remains to be seen just how much of an impact the new head coach Jay Gruden will have, but even with moderate expectations, RG3 makes a nice value pick in the middle rounds
FFLockerRoom | Jul 30th
Two words for you, Andy Dalton. Two more words for you, Jay Gruden. RG3 is said to be looking better than ever via several different media outlets and sources so health should not be an issue. Add in the fact that Griffin has a very solid group of receivers to throw to led by former Eagle DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon and you can't help but get excited. But OC Gruden will be the cherry on top of this sundae. He turned the Red Rifle into one of the best fantasy quarterbacks last season and I predict that Griffin will enjoy similar success. Just don't expect nearly the rushing yards as he had in his first year in the league.
Breaking Football | Jul 28th
Robert Griffin III burst onto the professional scene in 2012 during his rookie season, carrying the much-maligned Washington Redskins to a division title and first round matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. That game did not go too well for RGIII and the Redskins. Not only did they blow a 14-point lead and surrender 24 unanswered points, they also lost their quarterback to a knee injury that carr...
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jul 15th
I think new coach Jay Gruden could help RGIII, but there are a lot of questions with RGIII's attitude and how he is perceived in that locker room. I also do not know if he can stay healthy for a full 16 games. The additions of WR DeSean Jackson and WR Andre Roberts are intriguing and RGIII is a candidate to rise in my off-season rankings.
ESPN | Jul 11th
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Fantasy Team Advice | Jul 10th
Griffen is healthy, surrounded by play makers and is being coached by pass-happy Jay Gruden. Look for RG3 to have a monster year.
Rotoprofessor | Jul 4th
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) It was clear that the relationship between Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan had disintegrated, though we all knew that it would be Griffin who stayed in Washington. With his knee issues another year behind him, can we expect
Breaking Football | Jul 1st
One of the most common mistakes people make in fantasy football drafts is paying for past performance, rather than future achievements. Why burn a 3rd round pick on a player that’s past his prime, when you can get equal production, with potential for more, by drafting a younger player in the 6th round or even later? The name of the game is value in fantasy football, so here are 6 sleepers to...
Yahoo! Sports | Jun 27th
You want a fantasy argument, we promise you a doozy here. Today's assignment is a Battle Royale at Quarterback (okay, maybe it's a Royale with Cheese), four Yahoo scribes going at each other. Andy Behrens is free from the morass; the other Original Five Yahoos go to post. The QBs: Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton, Tom Brady and Andrew Luck. Pick your winner in the comments (or at least give us ...
ESPN | Jun 24th
Ranked next to each other at the quarterback position, who is the better pick for 2014, Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III?
Fantasy Knuckleheads | Jun 12th
Robert Griffin III’s 2014 Fantasy Football Value It doesn’t take a doctor to tell you that Robert Griffin III’s knee could have used a few more months to heal. Griffin rushed back too soon without understanding the importance of the offseason that he was missing. The offseason between a player’s rookie and second professional season is arguably the most important of his [&h...
KFFL | Jun 5th
RG3's sheer physical talent makes him a near-elite fantasy QB. Add in a full offseason for training and full health, and he has Keith's full attention.