Robert Griffin III's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 8

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 27:  Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins rolls out of the pocket during a game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on October 27, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIOctober 27, 2013

This was supposed to be a big game for Robert Griffin III against a struggling pass defense, but he didn't play well and disappointed a number of fantasy owners.

The Washington Redskins fell 45-21 to the Denver Broncos, despite leading 21-7 early in the third quarter.  Griffin struggled badly, completing 15 of 30 passes for 132 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

In ESPN's standard scoring leagues, RGII put up just three points.  He had at least 12 points in every other game, but this one was not pretty even though he was playing a defense that allowed 20.1 fantasy points per game against opposing quarterbacks according to

On the year, RGII now has nine passing touchdowns, but he also has eight interceptions and a few fumbles lost.  He looked to be improving heading into this one, but he was knocked around a lot against the Broncos and that clearly rattled him.

Unless you have another really solid quarterback, it's tricky when considering whether you should remove Griffin from your starting lineup.  Yes, he struggled in this one, but he has also had two games with over 20 points this year, including last week's performance against the Chicago Bears.

For now, you should still have Griffin as your starter.  He's got a few more ideal matchups before playing the San Francisco 49ers, so he should have some solid outings.

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