Fantasy football start/sit, Week 13: Robert Griffin III is risky low end QB1

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Fantasy owners aren't seeing the same Robert Griffin III this season. Should they have faith in him this week?

The Washington Redskins were the NFL's best rushing team last season, and it had a lot to do with quarterback Robert Griffin III. That's not the case this year, though.

He's only rushed for 372 yards with no rushing scores on the season, which puts him on pace for 541 yards assuming he plays in 16 games. Last year, he put up 815 yards on the ground and scored seven times.

He gets to take on the New York Giants for the first time this season. Last year, he put up averages of 210. 5 passing yards, 80.5 rushing yards and three total scores. Those are sub-par numbers and RG3 could see a lot of pressure from the Giants, who are suddenly playing better defense.

The G-Men have only allowed 14.2 points per game over their last five games, and quarterbacks have seen a lot of defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.

Fantasy impact: Considering RG3 has yet to really turn in a big game and how he's on the road in a usually windy Met Life Stadium, it's not going to be easy to play him. He's a risky low-end QB1 and it might make more sense to play Josh McCown.

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