Redskins not worried about RG3’s knee: It’s been four weeks since Robert Griffin III suffered a sprained LCL after taking a big hit, but according to Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, “doctors say (Griffin) is 100 percent“. However, Shanahan did concede what everyone watching could see, that Griffin was hindered by his knee brace. And while it’s obviously very good news for Washington’s hopes in the playoffs, it’s also a positive for anyone in the Playoff Challenge. The rookie’s final three games weren’t spectacular from a fantasy standpoint — he averaged a pedestrian 16.37 points — but he remains arguably the most dynamic signal-caller lacing ’em up in the postseason.
Green-Ellis expected to be ready: It was a surprise to plenty when BenJarvus Green-Ellis was a late scratch from Sunday’s regular season finale because of a hamstring issue. However, Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden says he expects the running back to be ready for this weekend’s playoff opener against the Houston Texans. Down the stretch, the Law Firm was one of fantasy’s hottest running backs. But that was before a 1.40-point outing in Week 16 and missing Week 17 altogether. He’ll head into the postseason against a Texans defense that was inconsistent (to say the least) over the final month.
Britt hopes to rebound in 2013: Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt considered 2012 the worst season of his career. It was certainly a disappointment as the wiedout finished the year with just 589 yards and four touchdowns (despite catching a career-high 45 passes). Britt blamed some of the decline on the major knee injury he suffered in 2011. Adrian Peterson’s phenomenal season might make plenty of people forget that it normally takes a full season for most players to rebound from major knee surgery. Hopefully that bodes well for Britt in 2013, but don’t expect him to come off the board until the later rounds.
— Marcas Grant
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