Yup, pretty much everything you really need to know about the RG3 situation can be found in the headline up above. TAKE EVASIVE ACTION. INITIATE THE KIRK COUSINS PROTOCOL. This is not a drill.
Robert Griffin III will be sidelined at Cleveland in Week 15, still struggling with that sprained LCL in his right knee. We all knew this was a possibility, from the moment Haloti Ngata hit Griffin's knee last Sunday, late in the fourth quarter. Hopefully you already had a replacement option on your roster. If for some reason you didn't, here's a list of widely available QBs, arranged as I'd rank 'em for fantasy purposes:
Colin Kaepernick, SF (at New England)
Chad Henne, JAC (at Miami)
Carson Palmer, OAK (vs. KC)
Brandon Weeden, CLE (vs. Washington)
Russell Wilson, SEA (at Buffalo)
Sam Bradford, STL (vs. Minnesota)
Kirk Cousins, WAS (at Cleveland)
Jake Locker, TEN (vs. NY Jets)
Cousins is perhaps something better than a scrub, but he's also a first-year player, not nearly as dynamic as Griffin. We won't see all the usual RG3 wrinkles to Washington's game plan. Generally speaking, a downgrade at the quarterback position never makes me feel better about any aspect of a team's offense. Thus, I'm not giving RB Alfred Morris any sort of bump, though I still think he's a solid start (top-12). Pierre Garcon's outlook isn't quite as good in my view. I dropped him down to Antonio Brown-Anquan Boldin territory in the ranks, with the WR3s.
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