Description: Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III completed 5-of-8 passes for 20 yards and an interception in Washington's third preseason game against Baltimore. Griffin also took three sacks.
Insight: On his interception, he tried to force a pass into Alfred Morris but linebacker C.J. Mosley intercepted the pass. Griffin nearly threw another pick. There are definite concerns about whether Griffin can manage Jay Gruden's offense and make more throws in the pocket. Even with all his talent, more weapons around him this season (DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts) and a pass heavy offense, Griffin is a risky seventh round pick, which is his current ADP.
Description: Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III completed 6-of-9 passes for 112 yards and one interception against Cleveland on Monday night. He also rushed for 24 yards on four carries.
Insight: Griffin's best throw was a deep ball to Andre Roberts, which gained 49 yards. He had a bad interception when the Redskins were driving in the first quarter. On the play, pass rushers flushed Griffin from the pocket, and he failed to set his feet. The quarterback often improvised when pressured and even though head coach Jay Gruden did not draw up any designed runs for his quarterback, Griffin still had four carries. Fantasy owners should be excited about Griffin's upside but still concerned with the amount of hits Griffin is taking when carrying the ball. The Washington Post reports Griffin suffered a minor thigh bruise on Monday night.
Description: Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday, according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Garcon missed the first preseason game, but he said if it was a regular season game he would have played. The 27-year-old had 113 catches and 1,346 yards last season, but it took 184 targets to reach those numbers and he had just five touchdowns. He could see 40 fewer targets this season after the team acquired DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts in the offseason.
Description: ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss says that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III "didn't look like the best quarterback on his own team" during Washington's joint practices with the New England Patriots this past week.
Insight: Reiss said that Kirk Cousins was better than Griffin in his mechanics, decision-making and running the offense. Griffin has top-five fantasy QB upside, but he's going ninth among quarterbacks in mock drafts because he comes with risks.
Description: ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss and the Boston Globe's Ben Volin have both sung Redskins tight end Jordan Reed's praises after Washington's joint practices with the New England Patriots this week.
Insight: Volin said Reed "looks like a star" and "was open all practice," while Reiss said Reed was "one of the best offensive players on the field." The only reason Reed won't return TE1 numbers this season is if he deals with concussions again.
Description: Running against third stringers in the fourth quarter, rookie Lache Seastrunk showed speed and moves in rushing for 63 yards on 12 carries.
Insight: His performance may have earned him a shot to play earlier in the next preseason game to see if he can do the same thing against better defenders. He'll be trying to earn one of the final spots in the Washington backfield which means barring multiple injuries he won't have any fantasy value this season.
Description: Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson (ankle) is iffy for Thursday's preseason opener, according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Coach Jay Gruden said Jackson got "cleated" during Wednesday's walkthrough and rolled an ankle. Pierre Garcon is dealing with a hamstring injury, so Washington may be without both of its top receivers Thursday.
Description: Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon will miss the team's preseason opener Thursday against the Patriots due to a minor hamstring injury. SOURCE: csnwashington.com
Insight: Garcon said if it was a regular season game he would play. The 27-year-old had 113 catches and 1,346 yards last season, but it took 184 targets to reach those numbers and he had just five touchdowns. He could see 40 fewer targets this season after the team acquired DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts in the offseason.
Description: Redskins coach Jay Gruden said running back Alfred Morris has "caught the ball very well" during training camp.
Insight: Morris caught just 20 passes for 155 yards combined in his first two seasons while carrying 611 yards for 2,888 yards and 20 TDs. Gruden likes to throw to his running backs so displaying better hands will help Morris stay on the field more often. He's in the RB1 conversation.
Description: Robert Griffin III may not be utilizing the "read-option" much this season as coach Jay Gruden has never been a fan of this offensive strategy.
Insight: Griffin will still use his feet to get outside on rollouts and should have the green light to take off whenever he needs to, but we're not expecting to see much "read-option" football in D.C. Fantasy owners will want to see this offense in action to determine what effect it will have on RGIII's value, but with his receiving weapons the QB should be a top-six fantasy quarterback in 2014.
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III called tight end Jordan Reed "one of the most talented tight ends in the league."
Insight: Reed certainly is talented, but comes with a couple of caution flags. He's a huge concussion risk and the addition of wideout DeSean Jackson will steal targets. Jackson's speed could also give the tight end more room to work.
Description: According to USA Today's Jim Corbett, Robert Griffin III "looks like a different quarterback" without his knee brace.
Insight: Griffin wasn't up to snuff last season but that's understandable after he rushed back from ACL surgery. Now that Griffin is finally healthy, he should be a top-ten quarterback. Washington receivers Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson will also benefit from Griffin's resurgence.
Description: Free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Washington Redskins.
Insight: While this is certainly a boon to the Washington offense, Jackson will have to work hard to get the same number of targets he saw in Philadelphia (126) as incumbent No. 1 Pierre Garcon led the league in that department with 182. They also have an up-and-coming TE in Jordan Reed.
Description: According to John Keim of espn.com, new Redskins coach Jay Gruden says he'd like RB Alfred Morris to be more of a pass catching threat but that he doesn't have "natural hands."
Insight: Gruden said he hopes Morris can get 20-25 catches. He has just 20 in two NFL seasons compared to 611 carries for 2,888 rushing yards (4.7 ypc) and 20 TDs. It's doubtful Gruden will give Morris as many carries as the Shanahans did.
Description: Washington has retained wide receiver Santana Moss on a one-year deal. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football Talk
Insight: Moss (42 catches, 452 yards, 2 TD in 2013) is nearing the end of his career and can no longer be relied on for consistent fantasy production. The Andre Roberts signing only pushes him further down on the team's depth chart.
Description: Andre Roberts is headed to Washington on a four-year, $16 million deal. SOURCE: Mike Jones, Washington Post
Insight: Today was a big day for the team's receiving corps as Washington also re-signed Santana Moss. Roberts (471 yards, 2 TD in 2013) should be the starter opposite Pierre Garcon with Moss functioning as a situational receiver when the Redskins line up three or four wide.
Description: The Redskins slapped linebacker Brian Orakpo with the franchise tag on Monday. SOURCE: Washington Post
Insight: He was one of six players to receive the tag including fellow Pro Bowlers Jimmy Graham and Greg Hardy. Orakpo (60 tackles, ten sacks in 2013) is hoping to sign a contract extension with Washington sometime this offseason.
Description: Tight end Fred Davis has been suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, the Redskins confirmed.
Insight: The suspension was reported as six games back in January, but it's actually much worse. Davis is about to become a free agent and will probably have trouble finding work. This is his second drug-related suspension.
Description: The Redskins and cornerback DeAngelo Hall have agreed to a four-year extension. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Insight: The deal is worth $17 million. It's clear Hall isn't the same player he was when he earned consecutive Pro Bowl nods in 2005-06. The Redskins will probably regret this contract in a few years.
Description: Despite new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's affinity for Kirk Cousins, it seems unlikely that Cleveland would pursue a trade for the Redskins QB. SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Insight: The feeling within the organization is that Brian Hoyer gives the team the best chance to win. Assuming Robert Griffin III returns to his pre-injury self in 2014, Cousins shouldn't be owned in any fantasy leagues.
Description: With new Redskins head coach Jay Gruden all in on Robert Griffin III, backup quarterback Kirk Cousins has acknowledged that he's open to being traded. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Cousins could solve Cleveland's quarterback problem, though the Browns will probably have a chance to take a quarterback in the draft with the No. 4 overall pick. Cousins owns a mediocre 68.8 quarterback rating in eight career games. Even if he lands a starting job, Cousins will only be worth owning in two quarterback formats.
Description: Tight end Fred Davis has been suspended six games for violating the league's substance abuse policy. SOURCE: Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports
Insight: It's Davis' second drug-related suspension. This news won't help him find a job in free agency. With Jordan Reed emerging as Washington's top tight end, a reunion with the Redskins seems unlikely.
Description: New Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Robert Griffin III will be his starting quarterback next season. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football Talk
Insight: Gruden said "there will be no competition." With Griffin's job safe, it's possible that Washington will trade backup Kirk Cousins later this offseason. Cousins finished the 2013 season with 4 TD, 7 INT and a 58.3 quarteback rating in five games.
Description: Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo doesn't sound optimistic about his chances to play Sunday.
Insight: Orakpo is an athletic defender that offenses have to account for but the game with the Giants means nothing in the big scheme of things and with free agency around the corner he may not want to chance it at less than 100 percent.
Description: Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon has produced 18 catches, 273 yards and two touchdowns in Kirk Cousins' two starts this season.
Insight: Garcon caught 11 balls for 144 yards and a touchdown on 18 targets Sunday against Dallas. He's been targeted at least 10 times in nine straight games and caught at least five passes in every game this season. His 107 catches on the year are the most in a single season in Redskins history, edging Art Monk's 106 in 1984.
Description: The Redskins placed tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) on injured reserve Thursday.
Insight: FOX Sports reported last week that Reed was done for the year, but Washington did not make a move until Thursday. The rookie emerged as one of Robert Griffin III's top targets in the middle of the season, catching 27 balls for 323 yards and two touchdowns from Weeks 7-10 before going down in Week 11.
Description: Ironman London Fletcher is expected to retire after the season.
Insight: The Redskins linebacker says he's "99 percent certain" that this will be his final season. Incredibly, the 16-year veteran has never missed a game. Sunday's game against Dallas will be his 255th consecutive game. So far, the 38-year-old has logged 98 tackles this season to go along with two sacks and a forced fumble.
Description: Washington tight end Jordan Reed is done for the season. SOURCE: Fox Sports
Insight: He hasn't played since suffering a concussion in Week 11. Reed will finish his rookie campaign with 45 catches, 499 yards and three touchdowns. Logan Paulsen will be the team's starting tight end for the rest of the season.
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) did not practice again on Thursday after missing Wednesday's session.
Insight: Reed appears to be going backwards after passing concussion tests two weeks ago. He's been a huge asset this season, but this concussion couldn't have come at a worse time for fantasy owners - just as the playoffs were about to begin.
Description: An unnamed Redskins player told Jeff Darlington of NFL.com that the risk of re-injury was the explanation Mike Shanahan gave the team for Robert Griffin III's benching.
Insight: Griffin will sit the rest of the season in favor of Kirk Cousins so he can go into the offseason fully healthy. In 13 games, Griffin threw for 3,203 yards with 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and rushed for 489 yards (zero rushing scores). He had 3,200 yards, 20 scores and five picks through the air and 815 yards with seven TDs on the ground over 15 games as a rookie before suffering a torn ACL in the postseason.
Description: According to espn.com, the Redskins will start Kirk Cousins at quarterback Sunday against the Falcons.
Insight: Mike Shanahan has opted to bench Robert Griffin III to keep him healthy for the offseason. after Washington surrendered 24 sacks over the last five games. The 25-year-old Cousins has completed 45-of-73 (61.6%) for 573 yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions during his NFL career and threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns in his lone start. While Atlanta's defense has given up the fourth most fantasy points to opposing QBs, fantasy owners cannot trust Cousins in the fantasy playoffs.
Description: Washington owner Daniel Snyder is leaving the decision to bench quarterback Robert Griffin III up to head coach Mike Shanahan. SOURCE: Washington Post
Insight: We expect a decision to be made on Wednesday. If Griffin is benched, the Redskins will turn to Kirk Cousins Sunday in Atlanta. Cousins has completed 12-of-25 passes for 107 yards and two interceptions in parts of two games this season.
Description: According to NFL.com's Jeff Darlington, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is considering sitting Robert Griffin III so he doesn't get injured in the last three games.
Insight: Shanahan said he will make a decision Wednesday on his starter for Sunday's game against the Falcons. "If he did get injured, I’d be very disappointed if he wasn’t there in the offseason," Shanahan said. The Washington coach is also on the hot seat, as the Washington Post reported Monday the team is looking into firing him with cause and withholding the remaining money on his contract.
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) practiced Friday, but will not play against Kansas City in Week 14.
Insight: Reed passed concussion tests last week but had a recurrence of headaches and was a late scratch Sunday night against the Giants. Fred Davis and Logan Paulsen will have to cover for him this week against the Chiefs.
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) practiced again Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 14 against Kansas City.
Insight: Reed passed concussion tests last week but had a recurrence of headaches and was a late scratch Sunday night against the Giants. He'll likely be a game-time decision for Sunday's 1 p.m. start.
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Giants after experiencing a pre-game headache. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Reed was cleared and the team expected him to play, but the late recurrence of symptoms will keep him out. It's a tough break for fantasy owners who waited, as they will be left with Logan Paulsen, Brandon Myers, Zach Miller and Ben Watson as the only replacement options. Miller is the best bet on Monday against the Saints.
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) will play Sunday night against the Giants, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Insight: Reed put in limited practices all week after missing Monday's game against San Francisco due to a concussion. Foxsports.com reported Saturday night that Reed had been cleared to play and would be active barring a recurrence of headaches Sunday.
Description: Washington tight end Jordan Reed returned to practice on Wednesday. SOURCE: Grant Paulsen, 106.7 The Fan
Insight: It was only on a limited basis. Reed sat out Monday's game because of a concussion. In his absence, Washington tight ends combined for no catches. If Reed ends up being a game-time decision, you're probably better off going with someone else as the Redskins don't play until 8:30 on Sunday night.
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) will not play Monday against San Francisco.
Insight: The Redskins did fantasy owners a favor by ruling Reed out early rather than waiting until Sunday night or Monday when there would have been few alternatives available. Fred Davis likely will be active for the first time since October, but there are probably better options on the wire.
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) missed practice Friday, according to John Keim of espn.com.
Insight: Reed will have to gain clearance from the NFL before playing Monday, but he does have one extra day for his condition to improve. That also means owners who leave Reed in the lineup won't have other viable options Monday if he isn't cleared. If Reed is out, Fred Davis will be active for the first time since Oct. 13.
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) missed another practice Thursday. his second in a row this week.
Insight: Reed will have to gain clearance from the NFL before playing Monday, but he does have one extra day for his condition to improve. That also means owners who leave Reed in the lineup won't have other viable options Monday if he isn't cleared.
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.
Insight: Reed will have to gain clearance from the NFL before playing Monday, but he does have one extra day for his condition to improve. That also means owners who leave Reed in the lineup won't have other viable options Monday if he isn't cleared.
Description: It's official. Washington receiver Leonard Hankerson is headed for season-ending surgery on his left knee. SOURCE: John Keim, ESPN
Insight: As if beating San Francisco on Monday night wasn't a daunting enough task already. Hankerson's absence only makes things harder for an offense that has struggled to get out of its own way in recent weeks. The Redskins already have more losses than last season and it's only Week 12.
Description: Redskins wideout Leonard Hankerson could be headed for surgery on his injured knee. SOURCE: Chris Russell, ESPN Radio 980
Insight: Hankerson suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia. Obviously, surgery would put an end to his season. In ten games this season, Hankerson has 30 catches for 375 yards and three touchdowns.
Description: Washington tailback Alfred Morris is averaging 5.2 yards per carry this season, up from 4.8 as a rookie. His carries per game are down from 20.9 to 17.7, but he's still on pace for 1,467 rushing yards and nine scores.
Insight: The potential is there for more touchdowns, as Washington has consistently worked the ball inside the 10-yard line recently. However, for some reason Morris hasn't been the preferred option. Roy Helu had three scores in Week 7, fullback Darrel Young had three in Week 9 and QB Robert Griffin III's three passing scores Thursday night came from one, eight and 11 yards out. Look for Washington's lead back to get more scoring chances in the final seven games.
Description: Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon has recorded 291 receiving yards on 14 catches (20.8 ypc) his last two games.
Insight: Garcon had 47 catches over his first seven games, but he averaged just 10.9 ypc. He has 61 catches, 803 yards and three touchdowns on 99 targets in nine games after hauling in seven balls for 119 yards and a touchdown Thursday night against the Vikings. That puts him on pace for 108 catches, 1,428 yards and five scores this season.
Description: Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon had a season-high 172 receiving yards on seven catches Sunday against the Chargers.
Insight: Garcon came in with 512 yards on 47 catches, an average of just 10.9 ypc. He has been heavily targeted this season, drawing 89 targets in eight games, but Washington doesn't often throw the ball in the red zone so he has only two touchdowns.
Description: Washington tailback Alfred Morris gashed San Diego for 121 yards on 25 carries and found the end zone once in Week 9.
Insight: His day could have been much better, the Washington ran fullback Darrel Young for three short scores. It's the second time this season someone other than Morris has scored three rushing touchdowns in a game for Washington.
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III (knee) is active for Week 9 as expected..
Insight: Griffin left Sunday's game with an injury to his left knee, which is not the one he hurt last season, but it was a precautionary move. he could have a big game against the Chargers pass defense which is yielding almost 275 ypg through the air.
Description: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III appears to be done for the day after injuring his left knee late in Sunday's game at Denver.
Insight: Kirk Cousins has come on to take his place. Griffin had an absolutely brutal game, committing three turnovers while throwing for a season-low 132 passing yards. Griffin was only being held out as a precaution so he should be back for next week's game against the Chargers.
Description: Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed (hip) returned to a full practice Wednesday.
Insight: Reed had nine catches, 134 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bears but also suffered a hip pointer during the game. The tight end and has passed Fred Davis on the depth chart and should be considered a TE1 going forward.
Description: Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has been suspended two games by the NFL for repeatedly putting other players in danger with his illegal hits.
Insight: Meriweather has been testing the league's patience for years with his constant head-hunting. The two-time Pro Bowler has been fined at least four times throughout his career. Bears wideout Brandon Marshall even suggested that Meriweather should be removed from the sport altogether. We'll see if the two-game ban changes Meriweather's reckless style of play in the future.
Description: Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed exploded for nine catches, 134 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bears, but also suffered a hip pointer during the game.
Insight: Reed may miss some time in practice, but coach Mike Shanahan believes he'll be ok for Week 8 at Denver. Reed surpassed veteran Fred Davis as the team's top tight end earlier this season. The 23-year-old should be considered a TE1 going forward.
Description: Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed exploded for nine catches, 134 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bears.
Insight: Reed surpassed Fred Davis as the team's top tight end weeks ago and went off in Week 7 with Davis on the sidelines as a healthy inactive. The 23-year-old should be considered a TE1 going forward.
Description: Redskins running back Roy Helu rushed for touchdowns of 14, 3 and 3 yards Sunday against the Bears.
Insight: Alfred Morris was still the workhorse, getting 19 carries and taking them for 95 yards, but Washington curiously went with Helu near the goal line. Helu has rushed for at least 41 yards in three straight games with four TDs in that span and is suddenly on the flex radar.
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III finally broke out with 298 yards and two touchdowns through the air and 84 yards on the ground Sunday against the Bears.
Insight: The Redskins have opened up their playbook to include more quarterback runs and Griffin has also been more willing to scramble when plays break down the last two weeks. He has rushed for 161 yards on 20 carries in that span. Fantasy owners should feel confident starting Griffin III as a QB1 in Week 8 at Denver.
Description: According to the Washington Times, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III thinks he needs to run more to help the team get back into the NFC playoff race. Griffin had his best game on the ground all season Sunday night against Dallas, running for 77 yards on nine carries (he had 72 rushing yards total in the first four games).
Insight: We now have to worry more about RGIII's throwing. After passing for 649 yards with five touchdowns in the first two games, Griffin has just 799 yards, one touchdown and two picks his last three games. The Redskins passing offense looked out of sync Sunday night, with protection schemes breaking down and RGIII failing to show consistent accuracy. He's a risky quarterback option in Week 7 against the Bears.
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (quad) and Fred Davis (ankle) are probable for Week 6 against the Cowboys.
Insight: Reed caught 13 passes on 15 targets for 106 yards and a touchdown in the first three games but missed Week 4. He's a better fantasy option than Davis, who has three catches on seven targets in his three games.
Description: Washington tailback Alfred Morris (rib contusion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice and should be ready to go for Week 6.
Insight: Morris said "it's annoying," but the team will give him additional padding to protect his injured rib. Last year's No. 2 rusher in the NFL should see his regular workload Sunday against Dallas.
Description: Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed (quad) did not practice again on Friday and is not expected to be available for the Week 4 game with Oakland, according to Redskins beat writer Grant Paulsen.
Insight: Reed five catches on six targets for 50 yards in Week 3 with Davis sidelined. Fred Davis and Logan Paulsen will likely share the tight end role.
Description: Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed (quad) did not practice Thursday for the second straight day, while Fred Davis (ankle) was limited again.
Insight: Reed five catches on six targets for 50 yards in Week 3 with Davis sidelined, but he's questionable for Week 4. Davis is more likely to play, but fantasy owners should just steer clear of this situation. Davis has averaged 3.0 receptions, 4.1 targets and 38.9 yards while catching zero touchdowns in nine career games with Robert Griffin III at quarterback.
Description: Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had a terrible day in Week 3 against the Lions. He threw for 326 yards, but was picked off and lost a fumble.
Insight: Griffin's two best plays of the day ended up as negatives. He threw what was a 50-plus-yard touchdown to Aldrick Robinson in the fourth quarter to put Washington ahead, but the play was overturned after a review showed that Robinson bobbled the ball. He also finally busted off a big run, gaining 21 yards, but he dove forward without being touched and fumbled the ball when he hit the ground. Griffin has thrown for at least 320 yards in three straight games, but he hasn't been himself at all.
Description: Redskins tight end Fred Davis (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game.
Insight: Davis fully participated in practice all week but was added to the injury report Saturday. Fantasy owners can ignore Davis even if he plays after he was benched in Week 2 for missing blocking assignments. He only has two catches in two games.
Description: Washington receiver Leonard Hankerson injured his groin in Friday's practice and has been added to the injury report, according to beat reporter Chris Russell.
Insight: Hankerson had a big Week 1 with a pair of scores and 80 yards on five catches, but returned to earth against Green Bay with three receptions for 35 yards. Pierre Garcon is still the number one receiving option, but Josh Morgan might be next if Hankerson is inactive.
Description: Clearly, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III hasn't been himself this season. Teammate Pierre Garcon thinks it's because of the knee brace he's been wearing. SOURCE: John Keim, ESPN
Insight: Griffin has thrown for a ton of yards this year but most of them have come in garbage time. Even more troubling is the fact that Griffin has only rushed for 25 yards in his first two contests. When asked about Griffin on a radio appearance, Garcon remarked, "Robert obviously can't run as fast as he did last year because of his knee brace ... I don't know how much it weighs, exactly, but you always think about it when you have it on there." Griffin refuted Garcon's claim, stating, "If teams give us the QB runs, then we'll take it. If they're not giving it to us, then we can't just run those plays." The Redskins will try to avoid starting the season 0-3 Sunday when they host Detroit.
Description: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III rebounded from a second straight poor first half to finish with 320 yards and three touchdowns Sunday at Green Bay.
Insight: Griffin has thrown for zero first-half touchdowns and five second-half scores through two games. If the Redskins' defense doesn't get things together, Griffin will be able to continue to compile gaudy garbage-time stats.
Description: Washington strong safety Brandon Meriweather is active for Sunday's matchup against the Packers.
Insight: He sat out Week 1 because of a groin injury. Meriweather collected 12 interceptions in his final three seasons with New England but hasn't recorded one since (12 games for Chicago and Washington).
Description: Washington kicker Kai Forbath is dealing with a sore groin, so the team has signed another kicker for insurance.
Insight: The Redskins have signed John Potter. Potter spent training camp and the preseason with Washington and has a big leg. He kicked off in six games for Buffalo last season but has yet to attempt a field goal in the NFL.
Description: Robert Griffin III overcame a dismal first half to finish with 329 yards and two touchdowns Monday in a season-opening loss to Philadelphia.
Insight: Griffin looked tentative at first and his passes weren't crisp at all. It didn't help that his offensive line was committing endless penalties and putting him in awful field position. The light bulb seemed to come on for him in the fourth though as the Redskins trimmed the Eagles lead to six with a minute remaining. Griffin's knee looked fine and he was able to run for 24 yards on five carries.
Description: According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon said that his injured right toe is fully healed.
Insight: Garcon tore ligaments in his right foot during Week 1 last season and dealt with the injury the entire season, but he finished strong and has WR1 upside this season as Robert Griffin III's top target.
Description: According to ProFootballTalk.com, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has confirmed that Robert Griffin III (knee) will start in Week 1 against the Eagles.
Insight: We already knew the quarterback had been cleared by Dr. James Andrews, but Shanahan waited on making the official announcement. Philadelphia has major defensive concerns and likely will be a bottom-five unit this season, so fantasy owners should have no qualms about starting Griffin Monday night.
Description: According to ESPN's Trey Wingo, the concerns Dr. James Andrews has about Robert Griffin III are less about the health of his knee and more about how the team plans to use him.
Insight: RGIII tweeted that he was fully cleared to start Week 1 on Thursday, but coach Mike Shanahan said Friday that Dr. Andrews still has a "couple of concerns." Apparently, those concerns are about Washington's plans to run a similar system to last season. Griffin is absolutely worth the risk for fantasy owners regardless of any concerns.