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Fantasy Fix: Rookie On The Run

Robert Griffin III, QB, WAS, otherwise known as RG3, has been on a terrific fantasy run this year, the No. 1 performer overall in standard Yahoo! fantasy leagues. The rookie QB showed in his first few weeks that fantasy owners who grabbed him as a late-round backup could actually trust him as a starter.

Not even a recent concussion seemed to slow him down, as he had his best performance of the season in Week 6 against a pretty good Minnesota defense: 182 yards passing, 1 TD; 138 yards rushing, 2 TDs. RG3 has been doing pretty well with his arm this year, with 1,343 passing yards and 5 TDs against 2 INTs, but on the run he has been even better, scoring 6 TDs.

If you have RG3, you really need to start him until he lets you down, but could that let-down be just around the corner?

Starting this week, he faces three weeks' worth of stingy defenses - NY Giants, Pittsburgh and Carolina - before a Week 10 bye. The Giants probably will be the toughest test, and one way or another, these next three weeks will determine your strategy for RG3 after Week 10. If he does well, you may be able to ride him straight into your fantasy league playoffs. If he doesn't, hopefully you haven't gotten rid of whichever QB you drafted ahead of him.

Expert Wire
* Bleacher Report says to use 49ers QB Alex Smith even though he threw 3 INTs last week.

* sees Cowboys RB Felix Jones as a hot Week 7 pick-up, with DeMarco Murray injured and so many good RBs on bye this week.

* Rant Sports marks the decline of Rams RB Steven Jackson into a time-share.

* CBS analyzes the trade value of Saints RB Steven Ridley, one of the biggest surprises at the position this year.


Dan O'Shea is our man in fantasyland. He welcomes your comments.

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