RG3: 'I went full speed with the live reps' at practice
RG3's return comes at a good time, as he'll be able to get back in rhythm against the Eagles this week before facing the Cowboys in what's shaping up to be a vital Week 17 showdown. If Griffin were unable to play this week, however, they would still be a good bet to top the 4-10 Eagles, whose defense gives up the 7th most points in the NFL.
Griffin's backup, fellow rookie Kirk Cousins, has played extremely well in limited action this season, and most recently led the Redskins to a victory over the Cleveland Browns. Cousins helped his offense put up 38 points against a Browns defense that had been playing very well over the previous two months. Cousins' quarterback rating is now 101.6 through the first 48 attempts of his career, and he certainly has the ability to get the Redskins by the struggling Eagles.
Though Cousins has proven to be a reliable option, Griffin is expected to start "barring any setbacks." With knee injuries, one of the biggest hurdles is avoiding swelling the day after an injured player's first full practice. Therefore, we'll have a better idea of Griffin's status on Thursday, but it seems he's all set to go.
Fantasy owners of RG3 can count on their draft-day steal to lead their championship charge on Sunday, but it would be wise to secure a reliable backup, just in case Griffin can't go. In my waiver wire column, I suggested Russell Wilson and Sam Bradford, though picking up Kirk Cousins wouldn't be a bad move for Griffin owners either.