Redskins O-line hurts RG3's stock

How teams' pass blocking will affect their quarterbacks' fantasy values

Originally Published: August 2, 2012
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider
Trent Williams & Robert Griffin IIIGeoff Burke/US PresswireHow well the big guys pass protect RG3 will affect his fantasy value.

Former Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis once famously declared his philosophy on pass rushing -- the opposing team's quarterback must go down, and he must go down hard.

Fantasy football owners usually adhere to that mindset when picking a defense/special teams group on draft day, but in many cases, that philosophy should also be considered when picking a quarterback.

Knowing which teams are going to be able to protect their quarterbacks and which are going to allow them to get hit is a valuable tool. After a multilayered review of pass-blocking metrics, I found some interesting, and in some cases surprising, draft-day tidbits.