RG3 was a big fantasy risk coming into the season, but his upside is top 5, so he became a nice calculated risk. He hasn’t looked good through the first two games, with bad footwork and technique. He has still got it done in the box score, but most, if not all of his production has come in garbage time. This is not bad from a fantasy perspective as we saw with last years’ garbage man, Carson Palmer.
Of course not all the Redskins’ problems can be summed up with the issues of RG3 and the Redskins’ passing game. The defense is not doing the team any favors either. Pierre Garcon weighed on the the knee brace that is causing Mr the III his issues. Here is what the Waiter had to say:
“Robert obviously can’t run as fast as he did last year because of his knee brace and his knee,” Garcon told ESPN 980, via ESPN.com. “It’s the same offense, to be honest with you. It’s nothing different. It hasn’t changed at all,” Garcon said. “When you’re walking around with a knee brace or playing with a knee brace, obviously it’s slowing you down a little bit,” Garcon said. “It’s just natural. I don’t know how much it weighs, exactly, but you always think about it when you have it on there, and it’s a constant reminder. It’s not gonna let you be the guy you are without the knee brace. When you have something around your knees — the more equipment you have on, it’s obviously distracting you or slowing you down from being as free as loose as yourself without any equipment on.”
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