Pierre Garcon Looks Like Robert Griffin's Favorite Target: Fantasy Implications

Aug. 9, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) runs the ball in for a first half touchdown against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

Pierre Garcon made a case to be Griffin's go-to receiver. We break down the fantasy implications.

Pierre Garcon led the Redskins in targets, but finished with a mildly disappointing 29 yards on three receptions in Saturday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: Griffin really showed his affinity for looking deep and trying to connect with Garcon. Garcon was also used underneath and saw seven targets. Obviously, three catches for 29 yards isn't going to grab the attention of those box-score observers. Griffin went to his first read on an overwhelming amount of plays, which also bodes well for the former Colt. Garcon has clearly developed his game from a primary deep threat to a more well-rounded receiver. As for his competition for targets, Santana Moss reeled in RG3's only score on his lone, four-yard target. Leonard Hankerson only saw three targets from RG3 and caught just one of them for three yards. Garcon should be viewed as a WR3 in fantasy drafts with plenty of room for upside.

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

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