Robert Griffin
Robert Griffin
29-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Baltimore Ravens
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Robert Griffin in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a two-year contract with the Ravens in March of 2019.
Returning to Baltimore
QBBaltimore Ravens
March 21, 2019
The Ravens re-signed Griffin on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
After moving on from longtime signal-caller Joe Flacco, Baltimore will keep Griffin around as a veteran sounding board for Lamar Jackson, who officially took the reigns of the offense in Week 11 last season and didn't let go. Griffin himself acted as the active backup for Jackson during the second half of the schedule and made three brief appearances. With the development of Jackson in mind, Griffin will receive spot duty and little else in 2019.
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How do Robert Griffin's 2018 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
Avg Target Depth
9.0 Yds
Sack Rate
Avg Receiver YAC
13.0 Yds
Receiver Drop %
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How do Robert Griffin's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 2"
213 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.33 sec
Vertical Jump
39.0 in
Broad Jump
120 in
Hand Length
9.50 in
Arm Length
32.25 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
The former Heisman winner looked to revitalize his career last season by heading to Cleveland, a place not accustomed to quarterback success. RGIII failed to buck that trend, playing in only five games on the year due to a shoulder sprain and a nagging concussion. His completion percentage of 59 (87 for 147) was a new career low, and he only managed to find the end zone twice while throwing three interceptions. His limited performances weren't enough to keep the former first-round selection around, as the Browns released Griffin in early March. Still unemployed, it appears that Griffin's days as a starting quarterback in the NFL are numbered, giving his extensive injury history. However, it's hard to rule out a team taking a chance on the 27-year-old midway through the season given a long-term injury to their starting quarterback.
It's been a long, slow, public fall from grace for Griffin, as injuries and coaching conflicts tainted his time in Washington after his dynamic rookie season in 2012. Finally cut loose after not playing a game last year, he signed a two-year deal with the Browns and subsequently earned the starting job over veteran Josh McCown, the closest thing the team has to an incumbent. When he's healthy, and there's no guarantee he will be, Griffin is a dynamic runner who also has the arm strength to get the ball downfield without seeming to sacrifice any accuracy, but despite his physical gifts the rest of his game seemed to stagnate, as his decision-making and ability to read defenses were often not adequate in Washington. His pocket awareness and patience in letting plays develop were also an issue, leading to more scrambles, more hits and more injuries. Former Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is taking over as the Browns' head coach this season, and while his offense could be a good fit for Griffin's skill set, at least early on, the roster lacks anything close to a receiver of A.J. Green's talents. In fact, the cupboard at WR was so bare that the front office used five draft picks on the position, starting with 15th overall selection Corey Coleman. There's still upside with Griffin, but also a tremendous amount of risk. On the plus side, talented pass-catcher Josh Gordon has been conditionally reinstated by the league, and if things keep moving forward for the 25-year-old wideout, he could potentially re-emerge as a dangerous weapon for RG3 in the team's offense.
For the second consecutive year, Griffin's season was ruined by injury, and questions abound about his future in Washington and whether he'll ever realize the promise of his rookie season. Griffin dislocated his left ankle Week 2, which kept him out six weeks. He returned for three lackluster games before a 106-yard effort Week 12 sent him to the bench. He only started the season's final two games because Colt McCoy suffered a season-ending injury. For all of his mechanical flaws, Griffin stills throws a great deep ball — he had eight completions of 40-plus yards in nine games — but he also took 33 sacks (12th-most), often because he held the ball too long or tried to make something out of nothing with his legs when he should have just thrown it away. Though Griffin entered training camp as the franchise's starter at QB, by the end of August, he was supplanted by Kirk Cousins and thus relegated to backup duty.
It might take a leap of faith to rank Griffin so highly after he followed up his late-season 2012 ACL tear with a disappointing and drama-filled 2013 season, but there are at least a few reasons to expect him to enjoy a breakout season in 2014. The most obvious is that his health should be improved now that he's had an entire season for his knee to recover, and his rhythm ought to be sharper as a result. The second is that the Redskins greatly improved their offense in the offseason, adding receivers DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts. Griffin has one of the best deep balls in the league, so the addition of Jackson, potentially the league's best deep threat, could pay major dividends. They even added a potential upgrade at right tackle in third-round pick Morgan Moses. The third reason is that Mike Shanahan's replacement, Jay Gruden, oversaw an aggressive passing game in Cincinnati, turning the generally unimpressive Andy Dalton into a 33-touchdown player in 2013. With his rare rushing skills, Griffin won't need 33 passing touchdowns to be a smashing fantasy hit in 2014. A healthy Griffin throwing to Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed in a pass-happy offense has the look of a profitable fantasy situation.
There's probably no quarterback more difficult to project than Griffin. We know players have recently been able to return from torn knees at a faster rate than ever before, but we've never seen it with a quarterback who relies so much on his legs. While Griffin is certainly a remarkable passer, a huge portion of his yards came off of play-action, read-option looks, and those were set up by his prowess as a runner. Actually, he turned in the highest passer rating off of play-action looks in the history of the NFL. If defenses don't fear his legs, though, they won't respect him as a runner, and that could drastically change the nature of the Redskins' offense. As it stands right now, it's a safe bet Griffin won't match his 2012 rushing numbers. The Redskins coaches will hold him back, at least early in the season, so the quarterback's versatility won't be such a major factor in his success. If Griffin is going to remain among fantasy football's elite, he'll need to beat defenses through the air. He did it last year to the tune of a 65.6 percent completion rate and 8.1 YPA, but again, we'll need to see how the nature of Washington’s offense might shift.
Even if Griffin struggles in real football terms as a rookie, his likely high pass-attempt volume in Washington should result in big aggregate numbers. Despite enduring the clownish play of Rex Grossman and John Beck, the Redskins voluntarily subjected themselves to 591 pass attempts in 2011, which ranked as the fifth-highest total in the league. Given the team’s additions of free-agent wide receivers Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan and the late-season 2011 emergence of running backs Roy Helu and Evan Royster, Griffin will also have better weapons with which to work. With a deep ball that should be among the league’s best from Day 1 and 4.41 speed, Griffin should make good use of those weapons, especially down field. Moreover, a significant number of those pass attempts will be converted to scramble runs by Griffin, which figures to be a huge aid to his fantasy value given that he ran for 2,254 yards and 33 touchdowns in 41 games at Baylor – and that’s with the NCAA subtracting yardage for sacks.
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Could stay in Baltimore
QBBaltimore Ravens
January 25, 2019
Ravens coach John Harbaugh mentioned Griffin and Tyrod Taylor as fits for the team's backup quarterback job in 2019, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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Muted role in first season back
QBBaltimore Ravens
January 8, 2019
Griffin appeared in just three games for the Ravens in 2018, going 2-for-6 for 21 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions.
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Remains in No. 3 role
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Coach's Decision
December 22, 2018
Griffin (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's game against the Chargers.
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Inactive Week 15
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Coach's Decision
December 16, 2018
Griffin (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 tilt against the Buccaneers.
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Back to No. 3 role
QBBaltimore Ravens
December 13, 2018
Griffin will serve as the Ravens' No. 3 quarterback during Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun reports.
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