What Can You Expect from Robert Griffin III?

Mar 29, 2016

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RG3 has certainly been the hot topic this spring. He is a low-risk option for the Cleveland Browns and fantasy football players alike. Griffin’s career has dropped like an anvil since his outstanding rookie season when he looked like the future of the NFL. Can  he resurrect his value with Cleveland?
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Getting away from Washington is a blessing for RG3. If anyone needed a fresh start, it was him.
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RG3 set the world on fire in 2012 throwing for 3,200 yards with 20 touchdowns to five interceptions on a 65.6 completion rate. He also ran for 815 yards and seven touchdowns. Griffin looked like the second coming of Randall Cunningham. Big hits took their toll on Griffin. He never was quite the same. In 2013 Griffin threw for 3,203 games, but his touchdown to interception ratio went to 16:12. He still completed a fair amount of his passes, 60.1 percent to be exact, but his running game took a back seat. Griffin finished with 489 yards and failed to score a rushing touchdown.
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2014 effectively signaled the end of his run with Washington, though he hung around one more year.  Griffin threw for 1,694 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions. He ran for 176 yards and one score. RG3′s yards per carry went from 6.8 to 5.7 to 4.6 in three years. After throwing 20 touchdowns to five picks in his first year he threw 20 touchdowns and 18 picks in the next 22 games.
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Griffin is trying to get things back in order. He is working with QB guru Tom House (see story). Cleveland coach Hue Jackson liked what he saw while the team was pursing RG3. He should have every opportunity to run with the starting job. If he falls on his face in the preseason, you should know that and subsequently avoid him in fantasy drafts.
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RG3 has the upside to return to QB1 form, particularly if Josh Gordon is reinstated. He is a nice option to take a chance on as your QB2. If he gets hurt or struggles you can cut bait.

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