Robert Griffin III's Instant Fantasy Reaction Heading into 2013 Fantasy Playoffs

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIDecember 1, 2013

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 01:  Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins throws a pass in the first half of an NFL game against the New York Giants at FedExField on December 1, 2013 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Robert Griffin III fantasy owners have seen the star quarterback break off great games and terrible ones, and this one was more like the former as he played a great game against the New York Giants.

The Giants won 24-17 over the Washington Redskins in a solid game with a wild finish.  Robert Griffin played very well, completing 24 of 32 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown, adding another 88 rushing yards on 12 carries.  In ESPN's standard scoring leagues, that was good enough for 20 fantasy points.

Heading into this game, Griffin's numbers weren't terrific.  He had 2,832 passing yards, 14 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and 11 fumbles.  On the ground, he added another 372 yards.

It's been a bumpy ride for RGIII in terms of fantasy production.  Before Sunday, he had four games with at least 20 points but also three games with 10 points or less.  His production is wildly inconsistent, and a lot of that as to do with his legs.  He's struggled to blow up in the passing game, which means that owners have to hope he can break off big runs to be a reliable QB1.

Still, with that dual-threat ability, RGIII is most likely your best option depending on where you drafted him.  He'll probably struggle against the Kansas City Chiefs, but with some easier games for the final three weeks, he's certainly a solid start after that.