Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will travel to Mall of America Field to take on the Minnesota Vikings. He is starting to heat up after a slow start, and in Sunday's overtime win completed a season-high 71.9 percent of his passes. The completion percentage didn't translate into fantasy production though, totaling 291 yards through the air and 17 yards on the ground. RG3 also failed to score any TDs.
This week, the lack of scoring shouldn't recur. The Vikings are absolutely gutted in the secondary. They're going to be without safety Harrison Smith, corner Jamarca Samford is still banged up, and now they could be without corner Xavier Rhodes.
The Vikings are 29th in passing yardage allowed and there are no signs of improvement on the horizon. They're also allowing a passer rating of 96.6 and an NFC-worst 67.2 completion percentage.
The Redskins actually have been able to open up the passing game with multiple options. Receiver Pierre Garcon is healthy and tight end Jordan Reed has been a valuable asset for his versatility.
Fantasy impact: In a dome setting against a weak defense, it's hard to sit Griffin. Sure, teams tend to do worse on the short week, but all the other factors point to a successful night. Get him in your lineup unless you have a top-five option.