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By Michael Bryan, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Jul 29th 9:12am EDT

Reports continue to show that the Redskins quarterback situation is anything but sorted out. Although Griffin is the early favorite to have the job in Week 1, it's safe to assume he will have a short leash from second-year head coach Jay Gruden. As expected, Kirk Cousins appears to be the first option off the bench; however, don't be surprised if Colt McCoy moves up the depth chart over the coming weeks. (Source: John Keim)

Fantasy Impact: The Redskins quarterback situation is fuzzy at best. Unless you are in a two-quarterback league, Griffin was likely an undraftable player, and there's nothing to suggest that's changed. If he is supplanted at some point, it's unlikely any of the other Washington QB options would be worthy of a roster spot on your fantasy team.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Jul 22nd 4:38pm EDT

ESPN's Mike Sando was told by an anonymous offensive coach that Robert Griffin III is "done and there's no coming back." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The large majority of coaches and executive felt this way when 35 of them were polled to ranked the current NFL QBs. The only quarterbacks to finish on the poll below Griffin were Josh McCown, Brian Hoyer, Matt Cassel and Geno Smith.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Jul 6th 10:29am EDT

Redskins coach Jay Gruden thinks new QBs coach Matt Cavanaugh has helped Robert Griffin III grow this offseason. (Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Fantasy Impact: Gruden was both the QBs coach and head coach last year, but Cavanaugh won a Super Bowl as a coach on the Ravens in 2000 and has been an NFL coach since 1995. It's now or never for Griffin, who may or may not have his fifth-year option for 2016 picked up by the team.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Jun 22nd 12:02pm EDT

Coach Jay Gruden praised Robert Griffin III saying he did "and excellent job at competing every day." Gruden also said Griffin is "progressing at a good rate." (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Seeing as how Gruden went out of his way to publicly bash Griffin last year, the fact that he's complimenting him so highly is a huge deal. This season is a now-or-never year for Griffin, who will start in Week 1.


By Brian Naylor, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Jun 21st 4:03pm EDT

Robert Griffin III told the media last week that this is the best he has felt in over two years. Griffin spent the last two off-seasons recovering from injuries and adjusting to new coaching styles and offenses. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: This will be Griffin's second year in Jay Gruden's offense and the first year he will have a full camp without some kind of rehabilitation on his mind. Griffin had his option picked up and in many ways is nearing a pivotal point in his career where he has to produce or the franchise can make the decision of moving on from the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Jun 19th 6:01pm EDT

Redskins coach Jay Gruden expects Trent Williams to be ready to go for training camp, even though he missed all of the team's offseason workout program due to an ankle injury. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: He's still experiencing soreness in his left ankle, which he injured toward the end of last year. Fortunately, he hasn't had any setbacks in his recovery. When he's healthy, Williams may receive an extension since he's in a contract year.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Thu, Jun 4th 12:27am EDT

Trent Williams said on Wednesday that the left ankle he injured against Dallas in the final game of the season hasn't fully healed. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: He altered his offseason training to help rehab the injury, but the injury was apparently more serious than first thought. Hopefully, he'll be ready for Week 1, at worst.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, May 13th 10:12am EDT

On Tuesday, the Washington Redskins announced that fifth-overall pick Brandon Scherff signed his four-year rookie contract. All 10 Redskins draft picks have now signed their deals with the rookie mini-camp coming this weekend. (Source: Washington Times)

Fantasy Impact: Scherff was the final Redskins draft pick to sign on the dotted line. The deal was worth $22.6 million in guaranteed money with a $13.7 million signing bonus. The team's rookie mini-camp will begin on Friday and anywhere from 45 to 50 players are expected to attend. Scherff is expected to be the starting right tackle this season.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, May 11th 6:05pm EDT

Head coach Jay Gruden recently spoke positively about Robert Griffin III's mindset, but then spoke what he expected to see from Griffin this season. "Going into year two in this system should be a big jump, you know? You're not really thinking about who's where, what's my footwork. Everything should come a lot more natural for you, 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.” (Source: Washington Times)

Fantasy Impact: Griffin said he does feel more comfortable in the system now, and Gruden will seem to make more of an attempt to tailor his system to Griffin's strengths. The organization is higher on Griffin recently than they have been in the past, and it's possible that good health and familiarity with Gruden's scheme are all Griffin needs to come close to replicating his rookie success. That would be the absolute best-case scenario, though, and it's more probable that Griffin will be a low-end QB2 who could get benched at any time.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, May 4th 4:21pm EDT

Discussions have taken place in the Redskins' organization about moving offensive tackle Morgan Moses over to guard. (Source: John Keim on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While it's a possibility, it's not the most likely scenario. What'll probably happen is that Morgan Moses will stay at left tackle, but backup Trent Williams. He would be a prime candidate to have been moved over tot right tackle if the Redskins didn't draft Brandon Scherff. Now, Scherff will probably start on the right side, which will banish Moses to the bench. Moses' future is Washington is bleak with Schreff's selection.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, May 3rd 4:52pm EDT

The Washington Redskins signed Duke offensive tackle Takoby Cofield on Saturday. (Source: Fayetteville Observer)

Fantasy Impact: Cofield started 42 games in three years for the Blue Devils at left tackle and earned All-ACC honors in his senior year. The 6-4, 310 pound tackle has the size of an NFL offensive lineman, but he's too slow to keep up with NFL defensive linemen. He is a decent-run blocker, but his pass protection is definitely a work-in-progress. He could actually see the field some at right tackle or guard because of his run blocking, but his poor pass blocking will leave him unable to play left tackle.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, May 3rd 4:45pm EDT

The Washington Redskins selected USF center Austin Reiter with the 222nd overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Reiter's athleticism is phenomenal for an offensive lineman and it's likely that Scot McCloughan drafted him specifically for that reason. He did start 36 games during his last three seasons, but it's anyone's guess as to whether he'll make the team or not. The odds are against him.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, May 3rd 4:03pm EDT

The Washington Redskins selected Alabama offensive lineman Arie Kouandijo with the 112th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: Kouandijo earned first-team All SEC honors as a senior and is the brother of BIlls' 2014 second-rounder Cyrus Kouandijo. Just like his brother, he lacks agility and was frustratingly inconsistent in college. His 6-foot-5, 310 pound build is ideal for an NFL offensive lineman, but his inconsistency will likely doom him to a career bench role.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Thu, Apr 30th 9:34pm EDT

The Washington Redskins have selected offensive lineman Brandon Scherff with the fifth-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact: The Redskins need some serious help with their offensive line and it's very convenient that Scherff can play at both tackle and guard. His specialty is the run-game, as he developed a reputation as arguably the best mauler down in the trenches at the college-level. Alfred Morris will benefit the most from Schreff's presence.


By Matt Muller, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Apr 27th 12:25pm EDT

Redskins GM Scot McCloughan annouced at a Monday news conference that the team will exercise Griffin's fifth-year option ahead of next Monday's deadline. However, McCloughan said the decision "does not affect our draft process whatsoever." According to NFL Media's Albert Breer, the cost -- $16.1 million -- is viewed by the club as a discount version of the franchise tag and may give them one more season to make a clear evaluation. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: RG3 has been named the Redskins' starter, and unless they are able to draft Mariota, that is likely to remain the case through the beginning of the season. RG3 has been injury prone and difficult to predict, but can be a dynamic playmaker when healthy. Fantasy-wise, he's likely too risky a pick to be your team's starter, but if he falls to later rounds he is a decent high-upside pick.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Apr 22nd 7:42pm EDT

When asked how he would feel if Washington didn't pick up his 2016 option by May 3, Robert Griffin III said, " I wouldn't be bummed," Griffin commented. "Either way, we're going out there to prove it this upcoming year -- not next year. I just want to win. I want to win games and have fun doing it. The rest will take care of itself. They can pick up the option -- or they can decide not to pick up the option. It'll work out either way. I'm focused on this year." (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Griffin continues to remain optimistic, but perhaps if things don't go too well for him in 2015, then maybe he would welcome a change of scenery. Griffin has a reason to remain positive, and that reason is general manager Scot McCloughan. McCloughan doesn't give off the vibe that he wants to draft a quarterback at the fifth spot, but he wants to give the team an identity and the club lacked that in 2014. McCloughan is already trying to build the roster around the main goal of becoming tough in the trenches. An identity like that can only help Griffin succeed in 2015.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Apr 10th 11:14am EDT

Robert Griffin III and some of his receivers will meet in Florida for four days next week for group workouts. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: This is the second year Griffin has worked with receivers before the team's conditioning program, which starts on April 20 this year. Among the expected attendants are wideouts Pierre Garcon and Andre Roberts, along with tight end Niles Paul. This certainly can't hurt Griffin, and it's great to see him putting in the necessary work to build a better rapport with his guys.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Mar 27th 11:14am EDT

Redskins' coach Jay Gruden is very hopeful that Robert Griffin III would get a confidence boost after being named the starting quarterback for the team. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: This is no way solidifies that Griffin will be the starter come Week 1. Kirk Cousins or Colt McCoy could always steal the job away in preseason and Jay Gruden would probably prefer it that way. The Redskins also wouldn't hesitate to draft Marcus Mariota at the fifth spot if he was available and the best player on their draft board, further complicating the situation. At this point and time, though, it's Griffin's job to lose.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Mar 25th 2:42pm EDT

Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan told CSN Washington reporter Tarik El-Bashir that the team has had some discussions about whether to pickup quarterback Robert Griffin III's fifth-year option or not. The teams has until May 3 to pick up the option, and it would give Griffin $16 million in 2016. (Source: Tarik El-Bashir on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After Griffin won the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in 2012, no one would have ever guessed that the team would be thinking about not picking up his fifth-year option for 2016. After two less than stellar seasons, Griffin's future with the team is up in the air. It wouldn't be surprising for the team to shy away from his option at this point.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Mar 23rd 2:30pm EDT

According to ESPN reporter John Keim, Robert Griffin III would be gone if the decision was solely up to coach Jay Gruden. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Owner Dan Snyder has the final say so, and he seems to want Griffin around for another year. The only way Griffin would not be a Redskin in 2015 is if Snyder agreed to trade him, but the team would likely only trade him if they got a passer in return. On top of that, Gruden would have to convince Snyder that the team should get rid of Griffin in the first place. That alone would be difficult and unlikely. Expect Griffin to enter training camp as the team's starter.


By Brian Tesch, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Mar 17th 9:35am EDT

Washington TE Niles Paul told the Washington Post that he's still supportive of embattled QB Robert Griffin III. Paul said “I know Rob has reached out to everybody and we're all going to go on a little team trip — the offensive guys are going to go on a little team trip — to get some work in fairly soon here…I know what Rob can do as a quarterback, I know what he brings to the table. I'm just excited to see him kind of prove all the naysayers and everybody else wrong.” (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Paul added “Yeah, everybody has his back. Last year was a lot of drama, but everybody has Rob's back.” While I wouldn't expect anything less than a public endorsement from his teammates, it's good to hear that Griffin is still viewed as the leader in the Washington locker room. Ranked QB20 by FantasyPros early consensus, he represents a very interesting value opportunity for the risk-seeking crowd in 2015.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Feb 20th 2:52pm EST

The Washington Redskins have ended their quarterback competition, as coach Jay Gruden told reporters at the combine on Wednesday that Robert Griffin III would be the starting passer next season. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Not surprising, considering what the team gave up to acquire him back in 2012. The only other quarterback on the roster is Kirk Cousins, who took over for Griffin in Week 2 of last season after Griffin hurt his ankle. In nine games in 2014, Griffin completed 68.7 percent of his passes for 1,694 yards, four touchdowns, six picks, and a QB rating of 86.9.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Feb 9th 4:55pm EST

The Washington Redskins sent a letter to their season ticket holders listing the team's top players, but Robert Griffin III was not on that list. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Head coach Jay Gruden didn't actually have anything to do with drafting that letter, but it's fairly obvious that the Redskins realize that Griffin is no longer a core player. He is not a part of their long-term future unless he can change his game and start helping Washington win. No need to read between the lines here. The Redskins clearly don't trust Griffin anymore.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Jan 31st 12:17pm EST

Washington Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III spoke to the media on Wednesday night at length about the ankle injury he suffered in Week 2 against Jacksonville. He said that the ankle injury was the most severe one he'd ever had and it hindered him throughout the whole season. Griffin claimed, "I could've sat out the rest of last year, with how bad my ankle was, but I felt like I could play, and I wanted to get out there and play with my guys and help them win games." (Source: Washington Times)

Fantasy Impact: Griffin did miss six weeks due to the injury and returned on Nov. 2 against Minnesota, only to be benched three starts later for Colt McCoy. Griffin now enters the last year of his rookie contract and he does have the talent to turn this ship around. However, injuries have plagued his career, and he needs proper coaching to re-teach him the basic mechanics and mental skills he seemed to lack in 2014. The odds are against him.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Jan 31st 12:05pm EST

The Washington Redskins have hired Matt Cavanaugh to be their quarterbacks coach. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Seems like a great hire, as Cavanaugh has a dearth of experience to draw from. He spent 14 years as an NFL backup quarterback with the Pats, 49ers, and Eagles, and 22 years as an offensive coordinator and QBs coach. Cavanaugh will step in and be Jay Gruden's first QBs coach, since Gruden went without one in 2014. Cavanaugh implied that part of QB Robert Griffin III's problem has been that he has been coached and criticized from too many people throughout the Redskins' organization and it would be best if one person, Cavanaugh, could be Griffin's point of contact for feedback and coaching. Griffin was 1-5 in the six complete games he played this season, showing basic problems like poor footwork and dropbacks, and not going through his progressions. Let's hope Cavanaugh can restore Griffin back to his former self, for Griffin's own sake.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Jan 26th 7:21pm EST

The Washington Redskins have requested permission from the Green Bay Packers to interview personnel executive Alonzo Highsmith for a Redskins' front office position. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: New Redskins' GM Scot McCloughan worked with Highsmith in Green Bay from 1994-1999 when they were both college scouts. Highsmith then became a senior personnel executive in 2012. It is so far unknown if the Packers will allow the Redskins to interview him or what role Washington wants to give him.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Jan 16th 12:41pm EST

On Thursday, the Washington Redskins hired former Dallas Cowboys' offensive coordinator Bill Callahan to be their offensive line coach. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Former Redskins' offensive line coach Chris Foerster interviewed with the Bills for the same position, so Callahan has taken his spot. Callahan is a reputable offensive coordinator who has head coaching experience. His Cowboys' offensive line was thought to be the best in football this season, being most proficient in pass blocking. The Redskins' have not had consistency on the line in the last couple of years due to injuries and stretches of poor play, but Callahan's blocking scheme could improve the line and Alfred Morris' numbers to boot. It's a good hire by Washington.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Jan 12th 1:52pm EST

Washington Redskins' general manager Scot McCloughan admitted that quarterback Robert Griffin III needs more time to develop before the team looks for a new franchise quarterback. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: McCloughan also said the complexity of the West Coast offense makes it hard for any quarterback to fully understand, and remembered that it took Brett Favre two years to master Mike Holmgren's West Coast scheme. He also alluded to the thought that what Griffin was able to do as a rookie should be taken into account as well, as far as his potential goes. This season was easily the toughest of Griffin's career so far, considering that he was benched during the middle of the season, and still only produced mixed results when he came back into the fold during the team's final two games. Head coach Jay Gruden still refuses to commit to Griffin as the team's starter and is worried about Griffin's football IQ above all else. The team will need to see if Griffin even has the instincts required to maintain success at the NFL level. Don't enter next season planning to draft a Redskins' QB in fantasy.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Jan 9th 11:44am EST

The Washington Redskins hired Scot McCloughan as their new general manager on Thursday, just two days after he and the team were reportedly close to an agreement. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: McCloughan has been a scout and team executive for the Packers, Seahawks, and 49ers over the last 20 years. He has a tough test in trying to turn around a drama-plagued franchise that generally lacks talent, especially on defense.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Dec 31st 2:00pm EST

Washington Redskins' head coach Jay Gruden met with GM Bruce Allen on Tuesday to discuss the future of the assistant coaches, among other things. On Sunday, Gruden will meet with Allen again and owner Daniel Snyder to go over the season and the direction of the franchise. Next Monday, Gruden and his assistants will then begin the player-evaluation process. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett's job was likely discussed during Tuesday's meeting, hence the news about Haslett and the Redskins parting ways today. Another important topic of discussion will be Gruden's lack of commitment to QB Robert Griffin III and what his future will be like. Stay tuned.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Dec 26th 9:16am EST

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was limited in Wednesday's practice with a sprained right shoulder. The Redskins return to practice on Friday and the situation bears watching. Griffin and the Redskins hope that he will be able to build on a solid outing against the Eagles to close out the season. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Griffin appears to be set to return to Washington for the 2015 season and Sunday's game against Dallas may be a critical one in setting the tone for the offseason. For fantasy teams playing in Week 17, Griffin is a mid-to-low range QB2. Until he boosts his passing numbers, he is simply not a viable starter in fantasy.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Dec 22nd 4:13pm EST

Reporter Ian Rapoport reports that Redskins' owner Daniel Snyder is adamant that the team doesn't "start over" at quarterback. (Source: NFL)

Fantasy Impact: Head coach Jay Gruden had high praises for QB Robert Griffin III for the getting the win. Gruden emphasized winning as the main component to evaluating how good Griffin is. It seems as if the team will give Griffin another chance headed into 2015, with a full slew of draft picks and cash to burn to help put more talent around their franchise QB. 2015 sounds like it will be Griffin's true "make or break" year with the Redskins, however.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Dec 21st 9:57am EST

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III completed 16 of 23 pass attempts for 220 yards and an interception in Washington's 27-24 win over Philadelphia in Week 16. Griffin also added 11 yards on the ground on the day.

Fantasy Impact: Griffin appeared to play cautiously against the Eagles and for the most part avoided mistakes. It seems clear that even though HC Jay Gruden will return for the 2015 season, Griffin will be given every opportunity to seize firm control of the starting job heading into the offseason. For now, Griffin's ceiling remains high, but he has much work to do to make the most of his potential.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Thu, Dec 18th 12:54pm EST

Redskins' head coach Jay Gruden has been told that he will remain the team's head coach going into next year. However, it wasn't Daniel Snyder or GM Bruce Allen who relayed that information to him. Gruden is currently in the first year of a five-year deal. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: Considering that the ownership is on Griffin's side, while the coaching staff is against Griffin, we can expect this coach-QB melodrama to continue throughout next season if QB Robert Griffin III doesn't get traded. Griffin's performances in Weeks 16 and 17 will likely determine his fate with the team. Either way, Gruden's horrible relationship with Griffin doesn't bode well for Griffin's chances to succeed in Washington with Gruden as the head coach. The QB-coach relationship is arguably the most important one on the team, so the sad state of affairs in Washington between both parties reflects poorly on how well the organization is run.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 4:52pm EST

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, benched for ineffective play in Week 14, returned to the lineup against the Giants after starter Colt McCoy was hurt. Griffin looked better than he has in recent weeks, completing 18 of 27 pass attempts for 236 yards and a touchdown despite not entering the game until the end of the first quarter. Griffin also added 46 yards on the ground and had a rushing touchdown nullified on a controversial replay decision to end the first half.

Fantasy Impact: Griffin obviously has no fantasy value in 2014, but owners in keeper and dynasty leagues should monitor the situation in Washington. If Griffin gets another opportunity in Week 16 and looks good against Philadelphia, or even if HC Jay Gruden doesn't return to Washington in 2015, Griffin still has some long-term value.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 1:39pm EST

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has entered Washington's Week 15 game against the Giants. Starter Colt McCoy has been dealing with a neck sprain and may have aggravated the injury.

Fantasy Impact: Griffin relieved McCoy late in the first quarter of the game. It is unclear at this time if McCoy will be able to return to the game.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Dec 12th 11:59am EST

Redskins' head coach Jay Gruden has already made up him mind about how good QB Robert Griffin III really is. Gruden commented about who he's eyeing as his quarterback, "Right now, the decision is to go with Colt and see how he does, and the rest will take care of itself." (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Gruden is pulling for McCoy to start the 'Skins next three games and McCoy is expected to start this week, but since management wants Griffin to get some playing time, it's very possible that Griffin will see the field the instant Colt McCoy goes in a cold streak during a game. The situation is fluid in Washington.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Dec 5th 11:14am EST

According to Jason Reid of the Washington Post, Redskins' coach Jay Gruden is "now done with [Redskins' QB Robert Griffin III]," but according to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter, Griffin has a "real chance" of making another start this season. The team would start him again in an attempt to further evaluate him and muster up some trade value for him if he does well. (Source: Fox Sports)

Fantasy Impact: After Griffin's phenomenal season, who really expected that we would be at this point with him? It's rather unbelievable, but what's also unbelievable is that Griffin hasn't won a game in over a full year now. His bad mechanics and decision making are difficult problems to correct and Chris Cooley could definitely be correct in his claim that RG3 has "the yips." The yips is a term meaning that an athlete forgot how to do something basic that they have done a million times before, a la throw a football, slide properly, use proper footwork, go through progressions, make correct dropbacks, etc. We saw Griffin do this before in 2012, so we know he's capable. But Griffin's penchant for dodging ownership of his failures over the past couple years has put him in hot water with teammates and the coaching staff. The atmosphere has become toxic in Washington for Griffin, so a change of scenery may do him some good.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Nov 28th 1:45pm EST

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has been rumored to be on his way out of Washington. Following his second benching in a year, many observers believe that the Redskins are planning to part ways with the 2012 second overall pick in the offseason. A report in Pro Football Talk indicates that the Redskins are hoping to work with Griffin to develop the necessary skills for HC Jay Gruden's offense. (Source: ProFootballTalk)

Fantasy Impact: It is hard to tell if this is a smoke screen to increase Griffin's trade value or if the Redskins legitimately have not given up on the former Heisman winner. It's possible he could even play again this season for Washington. Nonetheless, Griffin is a wasted roster space in redraft leagues and a questionable keeper at best.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Nov 26th 10:11am EST

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has been benched for Washington's Week 13 game at Indianapolis. The Redskins will start Colt McCoy in his place.

Fantasy Impact: The move obviously is disastrous for Griffin owners, not only for this season but for owners in dynasty and keeper leagues. One has to wonder how Griffin can still be in the Redskins long-term plans after two high-profile benchings in two seasons. Griffin's fantasy value is in the tank for the foreseeable future.


By Clinton, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Nov 26th 1:38am EST

Washington is planning to start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday at Indianapolis, per a team source. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: RG3 has been a major disappointment all season, even considering the low expectations that were set. There had been news of HC Jay Gruden calling out RG3 and now he has apparently been benched after another poor showing last Sunday. There are better options sitting on the waiver wire at this point than Griffin.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 8:50pm EST

Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III was 11-of-19 for 106 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's 17-13 loss against the 49ers. Griffin also had four carries for 11 yards and lost a fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Griffin wasn't as blatantly awful on Sunday as he was last week, but he still remained inaccurate and made some fairly poor reads all throughout the game. Griffin failed twice to lead the team to victory on two potential-game winning drives, and the game ended with a sack and strip by 49ers DE Justin Smith on the 'Skins' own 10-yard line. Griffin's 106 passing yards was the fewest of his career in any game that he both started and finished. At this point, Griffin's value has deteriorated to QB3 status. He is no longer rosterable in 12-team leagues.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Nov 19th 9:21pm EST

On Wednesday, Redskins' head coach Jay Gruden took blame for being too candid in his criticism on QB Robert Griffin III and said it allowed the team to become "too much about one guy." On the Monday after the team's loss to Tamp Bay, Gruden publicly said that Griffin was "not even close to being good enough." Gruden also commented that "[Griffin's] footwork was below average," and also said that "[Griffin] took three-step drops when he should have taken five. He took a one-step drop when he should have taken three, on a couple occasions, and that can’t happen. He stepped up when he didn't have to step up and stepped into pressure. He read the wrong side of the field a couple times.” (Source: Associated Press)

Fantasy Impact: Ouch! That certainly doesn't do any good for your young QB's confidence. Even though Gruden downplayed his comments, it still reflects exactly how Gruden views Griffin and paints an accurate picture on just how much RG3 has regressed since his electric rookie campaign. This spells trouble for the Redskins and indicates that there could be some tension built up in the locker room. Either way, none of this does any favors for putting a positive spin on RG3's fantasy outlook or even his future with the team. RG3 remains a low-end QB2 until he can get his groove back, if he ever does.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 7:48pm EST

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III struggled mightily in a seemingly favorable matchup in a Week 11 loss to Tampa Bay. Griffin completed 23 of 32 pass attempts for 207 yards, a TD and two INTs. He also added 41 yards rushing.

Fantasy Impact: There are troubling signs for Griffin. He looked hesitant and seemed focused on the pass rush, especially after starting LT Trent Williams went down with knee and ankle injuries. By the end of the game, fans at FedEx Field were chanting for Colt McCoy. Griffin's hold on the starting position may be tenuous. If you are relying on Griffin as a starter, it is time to explore trades and the waiver wire options because he could be benched if this sort of play continues.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Nov 15th 7:02pm EST

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has endured two major reconstructive knee surgeries and a dislocated ankle within the last five seasons of football and coaches want him to play with more caution and let teammates step up. “For me, it is about learning that I don’t have to make that heroic play — that it’s okay to throw it to the running back on the check-down sometimes,” Griffin said. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Saying it to reporters and translating it to the field are two different things. Look for Griffin to tone down the rushing attempts and slide when necessary. These changes will negatively impact his fantasy potential, but this transition is far from complete. Those in keeper leagues should exercise patience and consider retaining Griffin for 2016 based on his upside potential alone.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Nov 2nd 7:06pm EST

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III had an inconsistent effort in Week 9 against Minnesota. Griffin completed 18 of 24 attempts for 251 yards with one TD and one INT. He also added 24 yards on the ground. Among the positives were a 56 yard completion to DeSean Jackson in which he hit Jackson in stride. Among the negatives were a shaky pocket presence, a poor interception and a terrible throw on a late fourth down to seal the game for Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: Well, this isn't what the Redskins hoped for. Instead of decisively claiming the starting QB job, Griffin has left the door open for critics who point to Colt McCoy's two wins and Griffin's inability to deliver in big situations. The Redskins have a bye in Week 10 before returning home to face Tampa Bay in Week 11.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Nov 2nd 12:36pm EST

ESPN quoted several sources within the Redskins organization that there is a belief among players that owner Dan Snyder or GM Bruce Allen pushed to have Robert Griffin III return to the lineup for Week 9. The article also portrays support for Griffin as stronger within the highest levels of the organization than it is among players. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Winning is a panacea for all that ails the Redskins. The Redskins are a team hungry to win, and Colt McCoy led the team to two straight victories for the first time since 2012. RG3 can win the confidence of his teammates with a strong performance and a win over Minnesota. Consider RG3 a QB2 or low-end QB1 in larger leagues until he re-establishes himself as a productive, reliable starter.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Nov 2nd 12:31pm EST

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Washington Redskins' management has decided that Robert Griffin III will be the team's starting QB in Week 9. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Redskins' owner Daniel Synder is really high on Robert Griffin III and this seems to be another case of the owner flexing his muscles. However, RG3's teammates have grown not to trust him and atmosphere in the locker room for him has become toxic. The team has obviously denied all rumors of upper management forcing coach Jay Gruden to start Griffin, but from as far back as training camp, it was rumored that Gruden thought Cousins might have been a better fit for his offense anyway.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Nov 1st 5:46pm EDT

Redskins coaches are hoping that when Robert Griffin III returns to the starting lineup on Sunday that it will force changes in the way defenses approach the Redskins offense. While backups Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy were both able to run, neither possesses the dangerous speed and agility that Griffin has. Griffin's presence alone could open up the run game for Alfred Morris and the deep play action opportunities for DeSean Jackson. “[Griffin] obviously opens things in the running game where he’s an additional threat and the defense has to account for,” offensive coordinator Sean McVay said, “and some of the off-scheduled plays, so it opens things up, definitely.” (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Lots of optimism upon RG3's return, but let's remember that there was similar hype to open the season. Until RG3 can string together several performances that resemble his 2012 play, fantasy owners must weigh the boom or bust nature of starting such an explosive but inconsistent player.


By Clinton, Redskins Correspondent, Thu, Oct 30th 8:21pm EDT

Barring setbacks, Jay Gruden (HC) of the Washington Redskins said that Robert Griffin III will start on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: In what's been a whirlwind season for the QBs of the Redskins, it looks as though RG3 will have his shot again at being the starter in Washington. Its been seven weeks since he dislocated his ankle, but his return does not make him fantasy relevant just yet. It'll take a string of quality games before he's worth a roster spot.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Oct 25th 7:02pm EDT

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is listed as questionable on the team's official injury report for Week 8. Griffin was a limited participant in practice all week but most observers expect Colt McCoy to start for Washington on Monday night in Dallas. (Source: CSN Washington via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If you have McCoy on your roster as a handcuff, you could wait to make a starting decision. However, event if RG3 plays there will likely be rust and you should probably see how he looks in his return before putting him in your lineup.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 7:32pm EDT

During a post-game press conference, Redskins HC Jay Gruden left open the possibility that QB Robert Griffin III could possibly return for the team's Week 8 Monday Night Football match against Dallas. “You’d like to have your decision made as soon as possible because you have to get them ready. You throw Robert in the mix, and Robert’s got a chance to practice on Wednesday, so we’ll have to see where he is. I think it starts with him and where he is health-wise, then from there, I’ll try to make a decision after watching the tape about what I’m going to do moving forward to Dallas,” Gruden said. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Counting on Griffin to return in a MNF scenario is risky unless you also happen to have Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy stashed on your bench. Monitor the practice and injury reports this week and be prepared to act accordingly.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Oct 17th 11:27am EDT

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III continues to progress in his return from a dislocated ankle suffered in a Week 2 win over Jacksonville. Griffin returned to practice this week and must demonstrate sufficient lateral movement and conditioning before returning to the lineup. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: It is unlikely that RG3 will return in Week 7. However, the Redskins visit the Cowboys for Monday Night Football in Week 8, and there have been reports that Griffin is projected to return for the game against Dallas. Monitor the injury reports and inactive lists closely this Sunday. It is recommended that owners exercise caution before starting RG3, especially until he registers a solid performance.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Oct 8th 7:43pm EDT

Redskins' QB Robert Griffin III was involved in practice again on Wednesday. According to reporter Tarik El-Bashir, Griffin will be slowly worked in when he begins to run, and will need a week or two of practice before seeing game action. There is still no timetable for his return. (Source: Tarik El-Bashir via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Redskins' QB Kirk Cousins has a lot of time to take the job away from Griffin and, aside from Week 4 against the Giants, Cousins has played pretty well in his three other appearances. It's going to take quite a bit more good showings before discussions about Cousins holding down the job start up again. For now, Robert Griffin III will start upon his return.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Oct 7th 3:38pm EDT

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III continues to make progress in his rehabilitation from a dislocated ankle suffered in Week 2. Griffin is now without the walking boot and is reportedly ahead of schedule with this rehab, but HC Jay Gruden tapped the brakes on his return saying Tuesday that RG3 won't take any practice reps this week or "anytime soon." (Source: Tarik El-Bashir via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is likely to be another month before Griffin is available to return for the Redskins. Redskins fans and fantasy owners alike are likely growing anxious for RG3's return to game action. Expect the Redskins to exercise caution following lessons learned in the rushed effort to heal his torn ACL in time for the 2013 season opener.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Oct 4th 6:55pm EDT

Redskins' QB Robert Griffin III did attend Saturday's practice. Head coach Jay Gruden said of Griffin, "He's making progress. He's doing a great job working. We'll see." (Source: Tarik El-Bashir via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: RG3 is still a long way from coming back, but it is clear that he is progressing and his recovery seems to be going well so far. He has no known setbacks. However, there is still no timetable for Griffin's return.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Sep 30th 7:42pm EDT

Redskins' QB Robert Griffin III is no longer using crutches, but is still wearing a walking boot on his left ankle. There is no timetable for Griffin's return. (Source: Tarik El-Bashir via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: One can bet that Griffin must be breathing a small sigh of relief in relation to QB Kirk Cousins' terrible performance against the Giants in Week 4. Everybody has jumped off the Cousins bandwagon, and RG3 is looking like he'll likely keep his job upon his return at this point. Even if he comes back and starts, he can only be viewed as a high-end QB2 at best.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 4:46pm EDT

Redskins' head coach Jay Gruden announced that quarterback Robert Griffin III will have his left ankle in a cast until he gets re-evaluated in a couple of weeks. Griffin stated earlier that there was no fracture and surgery wouldn't be needed to fix the dislocation. (Source: CSN Washington)

Fantasy Impact: Enter Kirk Cousins. Cousins seems to have a firmer grasp of the offense and commands the Redskins' offensive attack better. Griffin's days as the Redskins starting QB might already be over. If Cousins can impress over the next couple of weeks, the job will most likely be his.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 1:23pm EDT

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III received positive MRI results on Monday on his ankle that was dislocated in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. The test showed no fracture in his ankle, which should shorten the timetable for his return. However, even if his ankle will heal before the conclusion of the regular season, the team must still make a decision on a roster designation - based in part on the projected recovery timeframe. (Source: Tarik El-Bashir via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is mildly positive news for RG3 owners, but given the strong play of Kirk Cousins and the uncertain recovery timeframe it isn't a sure bet that Griffin will return this season. Stay tuned.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 1:38pm EDT

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was carted off the field in the first quarter with what was believed to be an aircast on his left leg. The injury is suspected to be an ankle injury on his left leg.

Fantasy Impact: The injury has the looks of a serious injury. After the play he suffered the injury on, Griffin was doubled over in pain on the sidelines. Stay tuned. This is shaping up to be a situation where Griffin will have to miss at least a game.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Thu, Sep 11th 1:59pm EDT

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III says that he is still able to run and his knee feels fine. That said, the team is still trying to improve his comfort level in the pocket. The key will be for RG3 to instinctively understand when to extend the play in the pocket and when to run. The process is frustrating to fans and owners, but will improve as the season progresses. (Source: CSN Washington)

Fantasy Impact: RG3 has taken a lot of criticism for his growing pains as a pocket passer. It is important to remember that he did not have a pro playbook at Baylor and was used in a simplified read option offense by the Shanagan regime. HC Jay Gruden is trying to expand his game and if successful, this effort will improve his effectiveness and extend his career. Look for slow but steady improvement from RG3 over the balance of the 2014 season and make your lineup decisions accordingly based on your other options.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 10:51pm EDT

Redskins head coach said quarterback Robert Griffin III was "pretty good," but "not quite good enough" in reference to his play on Sunday against Houston. Gruden also said Griffin "didn't have much protection," but added that, "[Griffin has] got to throw it away." Gruden later said, "[Griffin] did complete 75 or 80 percent of his passes, which is good. But really, to score six points on offense? Not quite good enough." (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: To Griffin's credit, he didn't do a bad job considering the heavy pressure he was under. J.J. Watt was all over during the entire game and the Texans' front seven controlled that matchup from beginning to end. But still, his command of the offense still needs much improvement. Little mistakes, such as not going through his progressions or not throwing away the ball, still hurt him too.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 5:52pm EDT

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III had an unimpressive season debut against Houston in Week 1. While he completed 29 of 37 passes, those completions only went for 267 yards, with no TDs or picks. RG3 also was sacked three times and hurried or hit on many other plays.

Fantasy Impact: Uh oh. It's a little early to sound the alarm, but the Redskins offensive line was outclassed and RG3 didn't handle the pressure well. Add to that the injury to Jordan Reed, and RG3 is a risky proposition for Week 2 at home against the Jaguars.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 4:43pm EDT

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was 29/37 for 267 passing yards with no picks or touchdowns. He also had three carries for two yards. Griffin did also lose the ball on a botched hand-off inside the 10-yard line.

Fantasy Impact: Griffin was under pressure the entire game. J.J. Watt getting into the pocket effortlessly and the defense seemed to always be right up on him. Despite that, it was comforting that he did not throw any INTs, and managed to complete as many passes as he did. He should have a better outing vs. JAX.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Sep 6th 2:53pm EDT

CSN Washington reporter Rich Tandler thinks that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III's performance this week will be somewhere in between his dazzling 2012 Week 1 performance against New Orleans, and his rough 2013 Week 1 Monday Night game against Philadelphia. Tandler speculates that Griffin's outing on Sunday will depend on whether or not the Redskins get their running game going. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The more effective Alfred Morris is, the more Griffin's passing windows will open up. If the Redskins can setup the pass by utilizing the run well, Griffin should have a good day. Whether that will happen or not remains to be seen. Considering how bipolar Griffin's game has been, it wouldn't be wise to view him as anything more than a high-end QB2 going into Week 1.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Sep 5th 11:44pm EDT

ESPN reporter John Keim suspects that the biggest reason for success in Redskins head coach Jay Gruden's offense is red zone efficiency. Gruden's offense will call for quarterback Robert Griffin III to pass a lot more in the red zone, as opposed to running. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: We already know that Jay Gruden's offense is all about maximizing passing efficiency, but this news indicates that Griffin's days of executing designed runs in the red zone are done. Expect no more than five rushing TDs from the former Baylor Bear, but also expect to see a rise in passing TDs.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Sep 3rd 3:04pm EDT

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has had an uneven preseason at best, yet is confident that he and the team will play well against Houston in Sunday's regular season opener. While it's one thing to display confidence, RG3 can't control the play of his offensive line, which will have their hands full against a talented group of pass rushers. (Source: Washington Times)

Fantasy Impact: RG3 is a risky bet for Week 1 and it all hinges on the offensive line. With time to throw, RG3 will put up big numbers. Evaluate your bench options and select your starter accordingly.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Aug 27th 1:02pm EDT

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has had an inconsistent preseason. At times, he has looked like an improving player and at other times he has seemed overwhelmed and displayed poor mechanics. In a column for the Washington Post, Rick Snider attributes the inconsistency to low confidence. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: RG3 did look horrendous against the Ravens, but fantasy owners need to take this with a grain of salt. He was running a vanilla offense against one of the better defenses in football. Furthermore, he narrowly missed one big play to DeSean Jackson and had another to Jordan Reed nullified by a penalty. It's too early to for the Redskins or for you to pull the plug on RG3.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 1:34am EDT

Despite the Ravens not having any of their three best corners on the field, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III threw a near pick-six on his first play in the second half. Tight end Jordan Reed was wide-open on the play. He also took three sacks and only amassed 20 yards through the air.

Fantasy Impact: This is undoubtedly concerning. In practice, Griffin displayed a Jekyll-and-Hyde-like inconsistency, stemming from his lack of understanding the new scheme. However, he has been consistent in failing to inspire confidence in his abilities to command the offense. Griffin looks more "bust" than "boom" at this point. He is going through some growing pains and will need a lot more time to learn the offense.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 12:09am EDT

Redskins legend Joe Theismann provided color commentary for the team's 23-17 loss to Baltimore on Saturday night. Theismann is quoted by the Post's Dan Steinberg as saying "If there was a quarterback competition, it wouldn't be a competition. Kirk Cousins would be the man." (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: There is a long history of colorful QB controversies in Washington. In the 70s, it was Jurgensen and Kilmer. In the 80s, we had Jay Schroeder and Doug Williams. In the 90s, it was Heath Shuler vs. Gus Frerotte. If RG3 lays an egg against Houston on opening day, you can add RG3 vs. Kirk to the list and the noise won't go away until RG3 is dominant and winning consistently.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 10:33pm EDT

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III had a very poor game against the Ravens, going five of eight for 20 yards and an INT for a dismal 27.1 quarterback rating. RG3 also added three yards rushing on three carries.

Fantasy Impact: RG3 looked very tentative against an active Ravens pass rush. On several occasions, he hesitated and was late with his throws. While it is likely that he is still absorbing the offense and terminology, it is troubling that his dress rehearsal was so underwhelming. We likely won't see RG3 again until opening day.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Aug 20th 10:54pm EDT

Redskins coach Jay Gruden confirmed on Wednesday that he plans to have his starters play for at least the first half of Saturday's preseason tilt against the Ravens. He is also considering playing the offensive or defensive starters in the second half if one or both sides don't see enough action in the first half. (Source: CSN Washington)

Fantasy Impact: The third preseason game is always referred to as the "dress rehearsal" game. This will give a good indication at who our third down back will be (although the smart money is on Roy Helu), and we get a true sneak peek on Gruden's offense and how his schemes will impact the players in game action.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Aug 20th 9:25am EDT

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has had trouble in his first two seasons judging when to slide, duck out of bounds or throw the ball away. In Monday night's win over Cleveland, RG3 again took a couple of awkward hits because of his reckless style. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners have to be encouraged by RG3's progress with footwork and pocket presence. However, if he doesn't learn to slide, use the sidelines or throw the ball away, tantasy owners will likely see RG3 miss games for the third straight season.


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Aug 19th 1:08pm EDT

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was six of eight for 112 yards and an interception against Cleveland on Monday night. He also rushed four times for 24 yards. The performance highlighted some real progress from the Redskins signal caller but also showed areas where work remains. Griffin III displayed an improved pocket presence, trusting in the offensive line to deliver strikes downfield - an important development. However, he also showed poor footwork on his interception, throwing the ball off his back foot. Additionally, RG3 must learn to slide properly and show better judgement when able to duck out of bounds.

Fantasy Impact: With RG3 learning a new offense and adjusting to new teammates, some hiccups are to be expected. His next outing, Saturday night in Baltimore, will be key in measuring his progress. Owners should be encouraged by his performance Monday night and regard RG3 as a low-end QB1 with excellent dynasty value.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Aug 19th 12:00am EDT

QB Robert Griffin III went 6-for-9 for 112 yards and one pick on Monday night against Cleveland. He also ran for 24 yards on four carries.

Fantasy Impact: His runs were scary to watch and he still has not perfected his slide. Griffin failed to get out of bounds on his runs, leading to unnecessary hits. His combination of good throws and interceptions is making him into a boom-or-bust draft choice. The boom would be the 4,000 yard, 30-TD breakout. The bust would be something only slightly better than what we had last year. Either way, he'll improve, the question is how much?


By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Aug 17th 2:38pm EDT

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will get more leeway this season to audible at the line. New OC Sean McVay wants Griffin to have the freedom to read and adjust out of plays as needed, something that could accelerate the mental side of the game for him. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Both GM Bruce Allen and HC Jay Gruden have done their best to temper expectations as RG3 adapts to a new system and new responsibilities. With a new set of weapons and a healthy knee, RG3 has the potential to exceed his rookie performance, but should be dropped on your draft list to reflect the potential risks and rewards this season.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Aug 11th 6:52pm EDT

Griffin displayed a quicker release today and responded better to how the defense operated. He was able to keep the offense moving the chains and released the ball before defenders could pick up receivers. Reporter Mike Jones defended Griffin today, saying Griffin is unquestionably better than backup QB Kirk Cousins. However, he admitted that the gap between the 2012 second overall pick (Griffin) and the 2012 fourth rounder (Cousins) isn't as far as it should be. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Griffin is one of the best in the NFL at making a play work after it has broken down, but he is less than impressive as a dropback, pocket passer. He hasn't learned how to make good reads at the NFL-level yet. Griffin is just not as consistent as the team would like him to be, but they acknowledge how hard he works at improving his craft and understand that his transition from a great collegiate QB into a professional one will take some time. Today, the organization threw their support on him and will ride on his shoulders this season, no matter how bad things may get. Fantasy owners should do the same.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Aug 10th 11:55am EDT

Reporter Mike Reiss and members of the Patriots organization believe that Redskins QB Kirk Cousins consistently performed better than Griffin during the Redskins-Patriots joint practices. Cousins displayed better throwing mechanics, decisiveness, and command of the offense. (Source: ESPN Boston)

Fantasy Impact: Interesting. Considering that Cousins is more of a pocket passer, he would be a better fit for Jay Gruden's offense. However, he lacks the raw talent and athleticism that Griffin possesses, and the added rushing threat from Griffin will help free up the passing game and keep defenses honest. Perhaps Griffin looks like more of a boom-or-bust candidate heading into the season than we thought, but don't fret fantasy owners. If Andy Dalton could adjust to Gruden's offense and have great success, then I'm very sure Griffin will be able to get acclimated to it sooner rather than later. He's still poised to have a great year. As far as his chances for understanding the offense goes, just give it time.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Aug 8th 8:03pm EDT

Griffin was two for four with nine passing yards on Thursday night against New England. He had a would-be 16-yard touchdown pass to Aldrick Robinson ruled incomplete because Robinson couldn't stay inbounds.

Fantasy Impact: There really isn't anything to take away from this game since Griffin didn't do much. Just be glad that Griffin avoided injury and hold off your fantasy judgments for Week 3 of the preseason at least. I still think he is poised to post the best passing numbers of his career this season. He is currently the seventh-ranked QB according to FantasyPros' ECR. Expect him to be drafted during Rounds 5-7 in standard leagues on Draft Day.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 9:49pm EDT

The Redskins failed to convert on all seven redzone plays they had against the Pats defense during Tuesday's joint practice. DeSean Jackson couldn't separate from Darrelle Revis, and a huge hit from Jerod Mayo stuffed Alfred Morris for no gain and Morris got swarmed by tacklers at the two-yard line. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: The Patriots figure to have a top-10 defense this season, especially because of the huge improvement at cornerback. Regardless, failure to score when you enter the redzone will severely limit fantasy production for everyone except the kicker. Don't put too much stock into this since the Patriots are an elite team and the Redskins are clearly overmatched, need a lot of work, and have not quite found their rhythm yet. Just keep this in mind.


By Eric Snyder, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Aug 3rd 2:31pm EDT

Robert Griffin III is excited to get an up close and personal look at future Hall of Fame QB Tom Brady. On the verge of practicing with the Patriots Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in Richmond, Griffin said, "If I get the chance to sit down and talk with him, I'd love to, just to pick his brain." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It is wise for RGIII to seek knowledge from an all-time great. If he can improve his pocket passing, especially with all the offensive weapons at his disposal, Griffin could duplicate, if not improve on his stellar 2012 rookie campaign. His ADP of 55 seems about right, but his stock is rapidly ascending. Griffin is firmly in the mid-high QB1 range.


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.

Breaking Football | Aug 2nd
RG3 is the guy for now, but we can't be sure how long that'll last. Either way, he's erratic and hasn't produced at even a moderate level. Keep expectations low, but note his upside if he gets his mind right.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 1st
At this point I need to see it. If Griffin can stay on the field for 14 games this year he will absolutely out perform his ADP.
The NY Times | Jul 31st
The constant threat of an injury or benching will keep many owners far away in '15.
Coach Esser | Jul 28th
I don't see Griffin doing anything this year. Injuries plus poor mechanics and technique are hard to overcome when there's that much pressure to perform.