Griffin has faced mostly suspect defenses this season, but in one of his tougher matchups Week 12 against San Francisco, he threw for just 118 yards and ran for just 27.
Statistically, the Chiefs haven't been quite as effective against the pass as the 49ers, but they put consistent pressure on the quarterback and have a knack for forcing turnovers. As prone to mistakes as Griffin has been this season, he's at risk for ugly numbers.
Of course, with his rushing ability, he's more capable than most quarterbacks of salvaging a poor passing performance. None of Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard and Nathan Zegura rank him lower than 13th among quarterbacks this week, but I'd be inclined to start Philip Rivers or even Matt Ryan over him.
Griffin began the game on fire, hitting his first 12 throws. He was 16 of 17 for 149 yards at halftime, including a 19-yard touchdown to tight end Logan Paulsen. But the Redskins couldn't protect Griffin in the second half -- he was sacked five times -- and the offense stalled.
Griffin has accounted for one touchdown over the past two games. He gets the Chiefs in Week 14, his third straight home game.
The Giants simply couldn't contain Griffin in two contests last season, as he racked up 161 rushing yards and three total touchdowns, with just one turnover. He finished the two games against the Giants with 47 combined Fantasy points, including at least 19 in each.
Unfortunately, the Giants have been pretty stingy against the pass of late, allowing just one of their last five opponents' quarterbacks to top double digits in Fantasy points. They have really shored things up from the start of the season, when each of the first six opponents faced managed to top 20 points.
Griffin has really struggled this season, and this isn't the best matchup for him to get going. Even with his track record against the Giants, Fantasy owners should consider him more of a low-end starting option for Week 13.
Griffin sailed a pass over his receiver’s head and was picked off by Donte Whitner on the final play of the first quarter. He was sacked four times and completed only 17 of 27 passes for a season-low 127 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for 22 yards on six carries in a 27-6 defeat.
Griffin has been held under 150 passing yards twice this season. He has 14 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions on the year. He'll look to get back on Sunday night at home against the Giants in Week 13.
Receiver Santana Moss told 106.7 The Fan that “if we’re going to win games, we need to win games with our guy saying, ‘At the end of the day, I didn’t make a play,’ regardless of if it wasn’t him, and that’s how I feel."
Moss later backed away from that statement and smoothed things over with Griffin. But it was another low for the embattled Griffin, who's accounted for 14 touchdowns and 14 turnovers while leading Washington to a 3-7 record.
Now Griffin is preparing for a 49ers defense that gives up the seventh-fewest Fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, 14.8 per game. Since Week 2, quarterbacks have thrown eight touchdowns against 10 interceptions vs. San Fran.
Griffin might not have his second-best receiver, tight end Jordan Reed, due to a concussion. Either way Griffin is a borderline QB1 at best Monday night.
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