| Giants rule DRC and Victor Cruz out -- Wed Sep 23 4:20 pm --|
New York thin in the secondary
|The New York Giants will be without top cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for Thursday night's game against Washington, and wide receiver Victor Cruz will have to wait at least one more week for his return to the field. (ESPN.com)|
FF Today's Take: The injury to Dominick Rodgers-Cromartie leaves a defense that has been shredded the past two weeks with huge holes to fill in the secondary. Look for Kirk Cousins to test the Giants pass defense with Jordan Reed, Pierre Garcon and company on Thursday night. Additionally, New York released Preston Parker this week and Victor Cruz remains sidelined leaving the door wide open for Rueben Randle to stake his claim in the passing offense behind Odell Beckham Jr.
| RG3 cleared to return to the field -- Fri Sep 11 4:15 pm --|
Will likely act as Kirk Cousins' backup Sunday against Miami
|Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been cleared to return to the field, team president Bruce Allen announced Friday. Speaking on Washington's WTOP radio, Allen said Griffin was cleared to play by an independent neurologist. Griffin suffered a concussion in the second week of the preseason. The Redskins announced in late August that Griffin had been cleared by an independent neurologist, but quickly rescinded the declaration, creating confusion about Griffin's status. Since then, exact details on Griffin's condition have been be sparse. The team has already announced it's going with Kirk Cousins as its starter for the season opener against the Miami Dolphins. Now healthy, Griffin will presumably act as Cousins' backup. (The Score)|
FF Today's Take: Griffin is not worth owning in any formats. His lack of production the last two seasons combined with his proneness to injury make him irrelevant for fantasy purposes.
|Kirk Cousins may start Week 1 -- Sat Aug 29 10:03 am --|
Kirk Cousins getting the call
|Sources say the plan is not only to start Kirk Cousins tonight in Baltimore, but also week 1 against Miami. (Dianna Marie Russini)|
FF Today's Take: Robert Griffin III suffered a head injury/concussion last week and this may have opened the door for a changing of the guard at the quarterback position. If Cousins plays well tonight against Baltimore, expect to see him under center Week 1. Griffin is off the fantasy radar until further notice.
| Robert Griffin suffers concussion -- Thu Aug 20 9:00 pm --|
No timetable for return
|Gruden confirmed after the game Robert Griffin III suffered a concussion.
The severity of Griffin’s injuries wasn’t immediately clear when the buzzer sounded on the 21-17 victory over the Detroit Lions. But given Griffin’s history, which includes three major leg injuries, any setback that prevents him from playing a 16-game regular season or developing a fluency in Gruden’s offense represents major cause for alarm for the Redskins.
FF Today's Take: Griffin got knocked around by the Lions defense during his four drives in the first half and was eventually knocked out of the game. No timetable is set for Griffin's return. Backup quarterbacks Colt McCoy and Kirk Cousins looked good in relief and will likely cause some QB controversy talk to begin as the team heads towards preseason game number three.
|Shanahan still says Kirk Cousins is an NFL starter -- Fri Aug 14 3:30 pm --|
Redskins’ QB turns in dominant preseason performance
|Former Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan — the man who drafted Kirk Cousins, and consistently praised Kirk Cousins, and eventually started Kirk Cousins after benching Robert Griffin III — remains solidly convinced that Kirk Cousins is a starting NFL quarterback. “I think Kirk Cousins has got a big-time future,” Shanahan said Friday morning on 106.7 The Fan. “He’s a starter in the National Football League, and that’ll be proven out in time.” (Washington Post)|
FF Today's Take: After coming in for Robert Griffin III in the second quarter of last night’s preseason affair, Cousins turned in an impressive showing completing 12 of 14 passes for 154 yards, and added a rushing touchdown for good measure. There’s no doubting his ability to pile up points in bunches, but he’s still only a backup and a polarizing one at that. He shouldn’t be on your fantasy radar unless you own RG3 and want some insurance.