Source: ‘Of course’ RG3 will start Week 1

Griffin still not cleared to play: Just about everything this offseason has pointed toward Robert Griffin III being ready to go for the start of the regular season. Sources close to Washington’s quarterback have said they have no doubts that the 2012 Rookie of the Year will start against the Eagles and that his final checkup with team doctors is merely a formality. Until fantasy owners see him on the field at game speed, it’s understandable that there would be doubts. But there has been no negative news surrounding Griffin’s knee this offseason. It’s worth taking a chance on him as a top 10 fantasy QB this year.

Marshall’s hip not 100 percent: Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall admitted that his surgically repaired hip isn’t at 100 percent — and won’t be going into the season. Don’t freak out. Marshall admitted he played through pain last season and still posted undoubtedly the best season of his career. He also said earlier this offseason that his hip feels as good as it has in a long time. If there’s anything that affects Marshall’s numbers, it could be new coach Marc Trestman’s desire to spread the ball around more. It seems unlikely that the hip will factor in.

Broncos to run RB rotation: What was once feared appears to be becoming reality: the Denver Broncos will feature running back-by-committee with Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman. All the signs pointed toward this happening. In short, Denver’s backfield will probably resemble what goes on in New Orleans — in short, it’s going to cause a lot of fantasy headaches.

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