Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings: Robert Griffin III Ranked Highly

Most fantasy football drafts will occur this week, as the NFL wraps up the final week of preseason play.

Unless you've been asleep at the wheel for the past few years, you've certainly realized that quarterback has become one of, if not the, most important position on your fantasy team. Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Cam Newton alone have likely won many fantasy owners their leagues in the last five years.

Baylor alumnus Robert Griffin III is ranked quite highly in pre-draft rankings. The folks over at Yahoo! Sports have RG3 ranked as the No. 12 fantasy quarterback this season -- ranked ahead of established QBs such as Ben Roethlisberger and Jay Cutler.

It's difficult, if not impossible, to forecast the type of year Griffin III will have for the Redskins this year. At the very least, he'll be an exciting player to watch, and he should be an above average player out of the gate. Expecting him to have a 2011 Cam Newton-esque season, though, is expecting too much.

If you're going to ignore your quarterback position until the middle rounds, that's fine, there are plenty of good quarterbacks in the league. It's risky, though, to rely on RG3 as your starter immediately. Sure, the upside is there, but the downside is considerable too, and having a poor quarterback could ruin your fantasy season.

I'd grab RG3 in the later rounds of my draft as my backup and hope for the best.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.