Pierre Garcon got off to a hell of a start to his season, catching 4 passes on Robert Griffin’s first 5 attempts, for 104 yards and a touchdown, looking like Kendall Wright tearing up the Big 12 with Robert Griffin last season. However, he got hurt after that and left the game with a foot injury. He did some very limited work in practice this week and he’s expected to be a game time decision. According to Head Coach Mike Shanahan, in an interview with CSN Washington, it will be a “pain tolerance” issue for Garcon, meaning, if Garcon can play through the pain, he can play. If not, he’ll sit. For what it’s worth, NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora believes he’ll sit.
In Garcon’s absence, Aldrick Robinson did his best Garcon impression, catching 4 passes for 52 yards and a score and leading the team in targets. It’s clear that Griffin likes speedsters threats like Garcon and Robinson, over possession receivers like Santana Moss and tight end Fred Davis, so Garcon should be in for another big game if healthy. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, this game is a 4 o’clock start so your options will be limited if Garcon ends up not going. Only start him if you have someone who starts at that time or later that you’d be comfortable replacing him with. Picking on Robinson as a handcuff might not be a terrible idea.