Redskins want to win, but may rest players 'depending on the situation'

Washington Post - [Full Article]

It’s a new experience for the entire organization. Washington Redskins Coach Jay Gruden has had several days to figure out his approach for Sunday’s regular season finale against the Dallas Cowboys, and he is planning to use his healthy players with a home playoff game on the horizon. It’s unknown at this point, however, how long some of the Redskins’ key starters will play with the team locked into the NFC’s No. 4 seed.

“I have a good feel for it, so we just have to make that determination,” Gruden said. “Number one, it’s the health of our football team with these injured guys who are legitimately injured and can’t play. Then, from there, we’ll have to figure out the able bodies that we have — personnel groupings will be adjusted — and then throughout the course of the game, we’ll make adjustments depending on the situation.”

“It’s important for us to be healthy come playoff time, but it is also to have some kind of momentum also going in,” Gruden said. “I’d like to end on a four-game winning streak, win three games in a row on the road, finish the fourth quarter [of the season] 4-0 [and] finish 9-7. I think it’s a hell of a step in the right direction. The guys that are able to play are planning on playing and competing.”

Related players: Matt Jones, DeSean Jackson, Kirk Cousins, Jordan Reed, Pierre Garcon

Fantasy Impact: 

Matt Jones (hip) and DeSean Jackson (knee) are on the injury report this week, so they are the top candidates to see a reduction in playing time. It's also possible that Kirk Cousins, Jordan Reed and Pierre Garcon see reduced snaps as well.

Filed Under: 2015, W17

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