Football season is about three months away, which means fantasy football season is about three months away. Which means those looking ahead are ranking NFL players already.
Foxsports.com has put together its top 200, and if youre a Redskins fan, you might be inclined to scroll through it, looking for your guys. So go ahead keep going a bit more
There you go, the first Redskin, at No. 56, running back Roy Helu. He might have ranked higher, but his coach has a bad reputation among fantasy players. As a fantasy analyst wrote: Mike Shanahan is well-known for his constant torment of fantasy owners by constantly sharing carries and mixing them up seemingly at random.
Boom, at No. 78, tight end Fred Davis. And then, at No. 79, what have we here? Robert Griffin III.
RG3 is ahead of a bunch of quarterbacks, including Joe Flacco (90), Andy Dalton (109) and the fellow taken at No. 1 in the draft, Andrew Luck (112).
Now, this is fantasy football were talking about, not real football, so the potential value of Griffin as a QB on your fantasy team doesnt directly correlate to his potential value as the QB of your actual football team that you root for every Sunday.
However, its interesting to note the large gap between RG3 and Luck in these rankings. It could reflect some of the thinking weve seen elsewhere about who will have more success initially in the NFL.
But at least fantasy owners dont have to worry about Shanahan forcing Griffin to share the way he does with running backs.