Robert Griffin III, QB, Washington Redskins
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
Robert Griffin III enjoyed an enormous statistical rookie campaign despite pulling up like a lame duck with a right knee injury late in the season which turned him from an elite QB1 into a low-end QB2 over night. Scoring as the sixth best fantasy quarterback in 2012, it makes it hard to believe that he only had 4 games of 250+ passing yards and that 8 of his 20 passing touchdowns came in a two-game stretch.
Griffin’s all-purpose yards total was just over 4,000 while he combined for 27 touchdowns on only 5 interceptions. Take away his running game though and we are down to 3,200 yards and 20 hand thrown gift baskets. With those stats he would had qualified as the 24th best fantasy quarterback last year, or in other words, just slightly better than Jay Cutler. While it is all hypothetical it is something to keep in mind as he is coming off of major knee surgery. And despite the possibility of playing in Week 1, it is still yet to be seen if it is a 100% healthy return or one where he has to stay in the pocket and pass much more often.
Stay tuned to FFLockerRoom throughout the off-season as we will update you when there is news to report regarding the rehab of his knee. While we like him when completely healthy, he is definitely in a different Tier when his full arsenal cannot be deployed. Anyone drafting him as their QB1 will definitely need to handcuff him almost immediately afterwards just in case he cannot run.