Tim Hightower is Active For Saturday: Fantasy Implications

June 12 2012; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins running back Tim Hightower (25) runs with the ball during Redskins Minicamp at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

Tim Hightower is playing on Saturday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Tim Hightower will make his 2012 debut against the Colts on Saturday. Evan Royster (knee) and Roy Helu (Achilles) are both inactive.

Analysis: Hightower tore his ACL last year and his rehab hasn't gone quite as well as guys like Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles. He has been handled with kid gloves by the coaching staff in training camp. Before the start of training camp, Robert Griffin III said that Hightower was the guy, but that story has lost a lot of momentum. The Richmond product is among the elite in pass protection and has caught double-digit receptions in a game during his five-year career. As for the rest, Royster knee injury is believed to be minor and he's just dealing with some swelling while Roy Helu has tendinitis in both Achilles. Royster should be the first Washington back off the board in your draft.

For more on the Redskins, check out SB Nation DC and Hogs Haven.

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