Fantasy Football Week 2: Washington Redskins vs St. Louis Rams

Contributed by: Al king
Last Updated: Sep 14, 2012 12:57 PM

Washington Redskins @ St. Louis Rams

Robert Griffin III came in on week 1 and shocked the world leading his Washington Redskins (1-0) to a victory over the Saints in a game that wasn't as close as the score suggests. Griffin exploded with 320 yards passing and two touchdowns. A Rams defense that is vulnerable is the next in line to see the RGIII onslaught.

Alfred Morris led the Redskins in rushing last week and was a very popular waiver-wire add. Morris had more rushing attempts than Evan Royster and Roy Helu combined. But with Coach Shannahan still in town Morris could end up with the least amount of carries and should not be started this week.

Pierre Garcon is easily Griffin's favorite target and put together a very good fantasy game in just one quarter before leaving due to injury. Garcon has rested all week from practice but is all but expected to play and needs to be in your lineup if he does suit up. Santana Moss was targeted only three times and seems to be a thing of the past in the Redskins offense.

Fred Davis wasn't as heavily involved as most thought he would be. This is part to the fact that Griffin likes to throw deep and that Davis didn't run many vertical routes. Davis should have a bounce back game this week and is a "middle of the road" play.

Good starts: Robert Griffin III, Pierre Garcon, Fred Davis

Middle of the road: Alfred Morris

Bad starts: Roy Helu, Evan Royster


The St. Louis Rams (0-1) lost a heart breaking game to the Detroit Lions in week 1. A game that would have been key for the confidence of this St. Louis Ram team.

Sam Bradford had a terrible sophomore slump last season, largely in part to the offensive line. That line did not look improved during week 1 as Bradford was sacked four times. Unless that line can get better it is going to be another long year for Sam 


Steven Jackson had a rough start to the season, again due to the suspect play from the offensive line. Jackson should be played with this week with more confidence and ideally is your RB2 and not your RB1. Isiah Pead only recorded one carry and can be dropped until a Jackson injury occurs.

Danny Amendola is back and up to his old ways. A PPR dream, Amendola should be in your lineups if your league is PPR. Brandon Gibson looks to be the WR2 ahead of Steve Smith and company. Gibson had a decent game last week but it will need to be seen again before you go out and grad him off the waiver wire.

Lance Kendricks still hasn't lived up to his hype from the Rams as we all just wait to see if/when he ever breaks out.


Good Starts: Steven Jackson

Middle of the road: Danny Amendola

Bad starts: Brian Quick, Sam Bradford, Brandon Gibson, Lance Kendricks

Follow @FFChamps on Twitter

The views and content in this article are not necessarily the opinion of Fantasy Football Champs,, and its in-house experts.