In a battle between the sixth-best defense against the run and the fourth-most prolific rushing attack in the NFL, two inexperienced quarterbacks will be the focal points in Sunday's meeting of the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins.
Robert Griffin III will be the one who commands the most attention.
A week after suffering a concussion thanks to the shoulder of Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Witherspoon, the Washington Redskins are starting their QB of the present and future (h/t Adam Schefter of ESPN):
Not that there was a question, but @rgiii will start today vs. Minnesota.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 14, 2012
Washington will put an added emphasis on protecting its QB against a Vikings pass rush that is tied for ninth in the league with 14 sacks. So expect a heavy dose of the Redskins running attack.
The Vikings rank in the middle of the pack against the pass, allowing 225 yards and a touchdown through the air on average.
Those aren't great numbers for your fantasy starter.
Each QB has his own merits, but none of them are as explosive as RGIII.
He might not be the dual-threat option you hope for this week, but the Redskins QB is going to find success through the air.
However, if you find yourself stuck deciding between him and a QB that I didn't just name, RGIII is the choice to make under center for your fantasy team.