Robert Griffin III could be ‘ready to go’ Week 1

RG3 ‘looked awesome’: Since it’s been a couple of weeks since our last Robert Griffin III update … things continue to progress well for the Redskins quarterback. They’re progressing so well, in fact, that Kirk Cousins told “NFL AM” that Griffin “looked awesome” and Cousins believes Griffin “will be ready to go in Week 1”. So far, the reigning rookie of the year hasn’t participated in on-field workouts with the team and has spent the spring working on drills on a separate field. We’ll have a better idea of what he can do when there are actually large men attempting to tackle him, but at this point all signs point to RG3 playing a significant number of games this season at something close to his previous form.

Panthers streamlining play calls: In two seasons, Cam Newton has made himself into a fantasy phenom. Now the Carolina Panthers hope to boost his potential by giving him a greater comfort zone in the offense. Offensive coordinator Mike Shula plans to shorten the play calls, taking some of the onus off Newton and putting it onto his offensive teammates. The idea will hopefully lead to less time in the huddle and allow the quarterback to play a little faster. After being a top four fantasy QB in his first two seasons, Newton’s production could be even better in Year 3. It’s time to start talking about him as an elite option.

Patterson drawing Moss comparisons: It’s always hard being compared to one of history’s most dominant players, but when you wear that player’s number and begin your career in the same place, it’s likely to happen. That’s what going on with Cordarrelle Patterson, who is being likened to Randy Moss. While that’s a very high standard to be measured against, it does shed some light on whether Patterson could see significant time in the Vikings offense this season. It will be an upset if Patterson is drafted in most fantasy leagues, but he should be someone you keep your eye on as a sleeper off the waiver wire this year.

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