Washington Redskins
Position
QB
 
Jersey
10
Name  Robert Griffin III
Born  2/12/1990
Height  6-2
Weight  223
College  Baylor
9/21/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: The return for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is six to eight weeks according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Insight: Expect Griffin to be out until at least Week 10, at which point the team can decide wheather to return to Griffin or stick with Kirk Cousins. Unless you have an IR spot, it's not worth keeping Griffin in 10 and 12-team formats.
 
9/14/2014 4:46:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III left the field in the first quarter with his left ankle which has been diagnosed as a dislocated left ankle.
Insight: No timetable was given, but if surgery is needed he could be lost for most or all of the season. Kirk Cousins is a quality backup and hopefully fantasy owners had him handcuffed.
 
9/14/2014 1:35:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III left the field in the first quarter with his left ankle in an aircast. He appeared in a lot of pain as he was being examined by the doctor
Insight: Kirk Cousins is a quality backup and hopefully fantasy owners had him handcuffed. RGIII will not return.
 
8/23/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III left the field in the first quarter with his left ankle in an aircast. He appeared in a lot of pain as he was being examined by the doctor
Insight: Kirk Cousins is a quality backup and hopefully fantasy owners had him handcuffed.
 
8/19/2014 10:08:00 AM
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.
 
8/10/2014 1:40:00 PM
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.
 
7/24/2014 11:43:00 AM
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.
 
6/4/2014 12:15:00 PM
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.
 
1/9/2014 8:52:00 PM
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.
 
12/11/2013 3:57:00 PM
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.
 
Cold12/10/2013 8:35:00 PM
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.
 
Cold12/9/2013 5:40:00 PM
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.
 
11/3/2013 5:04:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III threw for 291 yards and an interception and rushed for 17 yards on six carries in Week 9 against the Chargers.
Insight: The Redskins moved the football just fine against San Diego but opted to run the ball most of the time when they neared the end zone. All four of Washington's TDs came on the ground.
 
11/3/2013 12:03:00 PM
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.
 
10/30/2013 4:58:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III (knee) fully participated in Wednesday's practice.
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. Prepare to have him in Week 9 against the Chargers.
 
10/28/2013 3:30:00 PM
Description: Washington coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III is fine and expects him to practice Wednesday as always.
Insight: Kirk Cousins finished Sunday's game against Denver after a ugly three and a half quarters from RGIII (15-of-30 for 132 yards 1 TD, 2 INTs).
 
10/27/2013 7:36:00 PM
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.
 
10/20/2013 6:00:00 PM
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.
 
Cold10/16/2013 9:53:00 PM
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.
 
Cold9/22/2013 6:40:00 PM
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.