Fantasy fix: Return of RG III?

December, 21, 2012
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Since we all spend way too much time each week on our fantasy teams anyway, here at the NFC East blog we like to take one post a week and focus it on fantasy football. This may be the last such post this season, since most leagues are playing their championship games this week and next week is kind of a mess, schedule-wise. But we'll see. Meantime, here's a look at where our division's players fall in this week's rankings according to ESPN.com's fantasy experts. For the full rankings, click on the name of the position.

QUARTERBACKS

3. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins at Philadelphia

T6. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys vs. Saints

12. Eli Manning, New York Giants at Baltimore

T23. Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Redskins

This of course assumes Griffin returns this week from the knee injury that kept him out last week in Cleveland. I'd personally be interested to see where Kirk Cousins ranked if he got another start, but it doesn't look as though we'll find out... Romo against the Saints' defense looks like a good bet, but you'd have said that about Josh Freeman last week and he got shut out, so who knows?

RUNNING BACKS

5. Alfred Morris, Redskins at Philadelphia

9. DeMarco Murray, Cowboys vs. Saints

20. LeSean McCoy, Eagles vs. Redskins

26. Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants at Baltimore

28. David Wilson, Giants at Baltimore

31. Bryce Brown, Eagles vs. Redskins

T49. Felix Jones, Cowboys vs. Saints

Bradshaw would rank higher against a bad Baltimore run defense if we knew he was going to play, but we don't. Similarly, McCoy would rank higher against the Redskins if we knew how much he was going to play in his first game back from his concussion. But we don't. I can't imagine starting any Eagles or Giants running back with confidence in a fantasy title game... I do like Murray against the Saints. I think he's going to get many, many chances.

WIDE RECEIVERS

T9. Dez Bryant, Cowboys vs. Saints

13. Victor Cruz, Giants at Baltimore

T15. Pierre Garcon, Redskins at Philadephia

20. Miles Austin, Cowboys vs. Saints

25. Hakeem Nicks, Giants at Baltimore

32. Jeremy Maclin, Eagles vs. Redskins

50. Santana Moss, Redskins at Philadelphia

Yeah, the broken finger didn't change anything about Bryan'ts fantasy production last week, and I see no reason to think it would this week. He's a touchdown machine at this point. I'd happily roll with Austin, too, and if Griffin is indeed playing I'd start Garcon with confidence.

TIGHT ENDS

2. Jason Witten, Cowboys vs. Saints

10. Martellus Bennett, Giants at Baltimore

17. Brent Celek, Eagles vs. Redskins

KICKERS

3. Lawrence Tynes, Giants at Baltimore

7. Dan Bailey, Cowboys vs. Saints

17. Kai Forbath, Redskins at Philadelphia

T18. Alex Henery, Eagles vs. Redskins

TEAM DEFENSES

T17. Giants at Baltimore

T17. Redskins at Philadelphia

20. Cowboys vs. Saints

30. Eagles vs. Redskins

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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