SMITTY: The best thing for both the Redskins and RG3 would be a trade; he is a free agent in 2016. Colt McCoy is a decent QB, and I don’t think he is given enough credit. He won’t be a stud in fantasy, but he is efficient enough to maybe get both DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon going a little bit more. Looking for Week 13 Power Rankings?
SMITTY: This is a situation to monitor all week, as Colt McCoy played well enough in Week 8 to deserve another start if it means RG3 can get another week stronger, but it sounds like RG3 is making a strong push to give it a go. Stay tuned, especially if you plan on using whomever starts this week. Looking for Week 9 Power Rankings?
SMITTY: It’s sounding more and more likely that Robert Griffin III will try and return in Week 9, but much of that will depend upon how well Colt McCoy performs in this one. Expect to see a whole lot of Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray in this one. Terrance Williams is also a very strong fantasy WR3-play in this one. As for those Washington players, Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson are strong WR3 plays this week, and Jordan Reed remains a low-end TE1 for as long as he is on the field. Looking for Week 8 Power Rankings?
Watch/listen to Fantasy Football Starters’ CEO (Jeff) talk Week 8 on the “Sam Acho Show” that is always live on AZCentral.com. Jeff attacks topic like Start/Bench as well as Buy-Low/Sell-High.
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SMITTY: While Kirk Cousins’ failure to hold onto the job virtually locks Robert Griffin III as the team’s starter just as soon as he is ready (most think Week 9), Colt McCoy is a lot better than people give him credit for. I’m not suggesting he will hold off RG3 with a good game here, but I think a surprising outing shouldn’t be ruled out is all, which is good for those Redskins receivers and tight ends. Also, on a side note, all you deep league owners should take a long look at adding Roy Helu. I like the runner a lot, and he is a PPR type that would thrive if given the carries. Morris is banged up and Helu just feels “stash” worthy. Keep up-to-date with all the latest news with our Smart Alerts
According to reports, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will miss 6-8 weeks with a dislocated ankle.
SMITTY: The good news for Griffin is that an MRI revealed no fracture. The bad news for Griffin is that Kirk Cousins has a lot of supporters, and apparently Jay Gruden is one of them. He deserves a shot to run this offense. I hate saying that because I love Griffin, but the guy can’t stay healthy, and Cousins has proven enough to get a run at this offense even if Griffin is near-ready to return. If Cousins does well in this 6-8 week window, expect Washington to hold off on bringing Griffin back. Be sure to sign-up for our Smart Alerts to get updates on this situation.
According to tennessean.com, in preparation for the 2014 NFL season, Titans WR Kendall Wright has returned to Baylor University in order to workout with his former quarterback Robert Griffin III.
SMITTY: Kendall Wright has grips of upside heading into 2014. He can be drafted as a fantasy WR3, yet he quietly holds fantasy WR2-type ceiling value. He is entering his third-year, which is typically a breakout year for receivers, and he is coming off a sophomore campaign where he pulled 94 receptions for 1,097 receiving yards and 2TDs. As for Robert Griffin III, who is now finally fully healthy, he could quickly return to the top 5 fantasy quarterback that he once was developing into. With an ADP in the 6.10-7.04 range, RG3 is extremely underrated in all formats heading into 2014. For exact predictions for both players, launch our 2014 Draft Analyzer.
According to ESPN, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is set to work with Terry Shea next week to get ready for training camp.
SMITTY: Robert Griffin III is extremely undervalued right now in all formats, especially dynasty. Keep in mind that RG3 once had top 12 overall appeal, given his ability to drop strong running back numbers along with his passing stats. Working with Shea will help the passers tune-up his fundamentals, and I really think the still-stud passer can return to top 5 fantasy quarterback status. Should you draft him that high? Absolutely not. Use average draft positions to your advantage, and currently he is falling into the 6.08-7.08 range, which is where you’re drafting a fantasy WR3 or one of your first bench runners. That’s steal territory with literally no risk. With Pierre Garcon coming off a fantasy WR1-type season, and with the addition of DeSean Jackson (and with Jordan Reed potentially ready to breakout into a TE1), there are grips of reasons to love RG3 heading into 2014 and beyond. Word is that Griffin (knee) is fully back to his old self!
According to redskins.com, Redskins TE Jordan Reed is going to “be a key player” in the Redskins offense this upcoming season. According to offensive coordinator Sean McVay, Reed is “an elite route runner” at the tight end position.
SMITTY: There are a couple breakout candidates this year at the tight end position, and Jordan Reed is definitely one of them. There are some concussion concerns, no doubt, but he has all kinds of top 5TE upside entering 2014. If Reed does thrive, and if he stays healthy, Robert Griffin III should be in for a very underrated fantasy football 2014 season. RG3 has all kinds of weapons now.