Adam Schefter is reporting that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is expected to start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Griffin suffered a head injury in the Redskins 24-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons last week. There were conflicting reports about the severity of the injury, before it was finally acknowledged to have been a "minor" concussion.
Griffin finished last week's game 10 of 15 for 91 yards and was replaced by Kirk Cousins after the head injury. RGIII was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday before putting in a full workout on Friday.
Fantasy Impact: Most people were expecting RGIII to be in the lineup on Sunday, but this provides a bit of welcome confirmation, at least until we see for certain that he is on the field after kickoff. Griffin has been an incredibly solid fantasy play during his rookie season. Before last week's injury, RGIII has scored at least 22 points every week in standard leagues.
There are always question marks following head injuries. For the most part we suggest starting Griffin, although it could depend in part on your alternatives. If you have specific alternatives, drop in our War Room to discuss.