Robert Griffin III injury update: Redskins QB fantasy value steady even with injured ribs

Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

Robert Griffin III reportedly injured his ribs in the Redskins 21-13 loss to the Panthers. We break down the fantasy implications

Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III reportedly had his ribs x-rayed following the team's 21-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Griffin was his usual mobile self, and that resulted in him taking some tough shots all day long. The most notable likely came on a play in which he leapt through the air and went into the helicopter spin made famous by John Elway in the Super Bowl.

Fantasy Impact: The good news and bad news for RGIII fantasy owners is that the Redskins are on bye this coming week. The bye will give RGIII a chance to rest up his ribs and get ready for the second half of the season. Although Griffin remains a strong fantasy start, he is coming off a pair of tough performances against the Steelers and Panthers.

He remains a must-start, but with fantasy leagues in the playoff stretch run, owners will need bigger performances from the exciting rookie. Keep an eye out for updates, but there is no reason to think he won't be ready for Week 11.

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