- December 28, 2019 at 5:04 pm #149223ayal9125Participant
Shawn Childs you have Robert Griffin ranked as your number 5 QB in week 17 it seams a little high do you have any concern that he doesn’t play the whole game? I know that there are reports that Trace McSorley would get some playing time. The Ravens are also sitting some of there Offensive linemen not to mention Pittsburgh has something to play for this doesn’t give me much confidence to play Robert Griffin in week17. What are you seeing that I’m missing? Is he a better play this week than Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum?
- December 29, 2019 at 9:36 am #149279Shawn ChildsKeymaster
With the Ravens locked into the one seed in the AFC, Lamar Jackson won’t play this week. His opportunity now lies in the hands of Robert Griffin. Over the first 15 games, Jackson scored 454.95 Fantasy points in four-point TD league thanks to 4,333 combined yards with 43 TDs. This week Baltimore will run the same offense with change at starting QB and their lead RB. Both options will have a discounted salary, which requires only two-third of the offensive production to pay off. The Steelers need a win to make the playoffs, and they rank 6th in QB defense (17.32 FPPG). This matchup isn’t ideal, but Griffin is still worth a flier as the Ravens would love to knock Pittsburgh out of the playoff hunt.
I can’t predict how the game goes as far as score. If the Ravens play well and remain in the fight, Griffin should stay in the game. If Pittsburgh jumps out early, the third-string QB will see some action. Those are the risk of playing these types of options in Week 17.
I don’t see a lot of os excitement in Keenum with McLaurin out this week. He doesn’t have many viable options in the passing game. You know where you stand on Mayfield as the calendar turns to Week 17.
There’s history for backup quarterbacks earning big paydays and chances due to Week 17 finales, too.
On Jan. 1, 2012, Matt Flynn threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns with a 70.45 completion percentage against the Lions in Week 17. Flynn was in the lineup for a resting Aaron Rodgers. A little over two months later, he signed a three-year deal worth 20.5 million dollars with the Seahawks. Flynn, however, was beaten out for the starting job by then-rookie Russell Wilson.
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