NFL fantasy: Redskins like RG3 to be ready Week 1

Redskins encouraged by RG3’s rehab: Earlier this month, Robert Griffin III proclaimed that he would be ready to go for the Washington Redskins 2013 season opener. It looks like the Redskins are inclined to agree. The team is encouraged by the quarterback’s rehab progress and believes he will be ready to go for Week 1. Griffin had two ligaments repaired in his right knee last month, but appeared at the NFL Honors and walked without a limp. Of course, that’s a far cry from eluding blitzing linebackers, but after what we’ve seen with Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles, it’s not inconceivable that Griffin can return to form next year.

Titans to add read-option looks: The Tennessee Titans hired a new offensive coordinator and with him comes a new offensive philosophy. Offensive chief Dowell Loggains says the team is considering adding some read-option looks to help get quarterback Jake Locker get out of the pocket and take advantage of his mobility. While some of the quarterbacks in his draft class — most notable Cam Newton and Andy Dalton — have excelled, Locker has struggled with inconsistency and injury. A new look on offense could be what he needs to get jump-started. It also wouldn’t hurt to add a couple of consistent playmakers at wide receiver, either.

Raiders want to evaluate Pryor: With yet another rebuilding process underway, the Oakland Raiders could turn their attention to Terrelle Pryor as their quarterback of the future. New offensive coordinator Greg Olson says he would like to “find out what kind of decision maker he is, and we need to find out if he’s a guy that can also sit in the pocket and deliver the ball from point A to point B accurately and on time and making the right decisions.” The little that Oakland has seen from the young quarterback has been encouraging, namely a 150-yard, two touchdown performance in the season finale against the San Diego Chargers. If he earns the starting job, he would have sleeper value as a No. 2 QB option. Either way, it seems to diminish the already fading fantasy value of Carson Palmer.

– Marcas Grant
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