Redskins Fantasy News

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 5. Kirk Cousins gets another start after a nightmarish performance against the Giants in Week 4. Unfortunately, he has to face the Seahawks as they come off of their bye.

Sign up now to receive hot fantasy news

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) took full practice reps again Friday. Jackson should be fine for a tough matchup with the Seahawks.

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

Redskins TE Niles Paul (concussion) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. It looks like Paul is going to play against the Seahawks, though Jordan Reed’s status is uncertain. The game is on Monday night, so the injury report will be updated on Saturday.

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Friday. Reed’s status is uncertain. The game is on Monday night, so the injury report will be updated on Saturday.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) was ruled out for Week 5. Kirk Cousins gets another start after a nightmarish performance against the Giants in Week 4.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) took full practice reps Thursday. Jackson should be fine for a tough matchup with the Seahawks.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Redskins TE Niles Paul (concussion) took limited practice reps Thursday. Paul appears to be on track to play Monday night. His value will depend on Jordan Reed’s status.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) took limited practice reps Thursday. In his own words, Reed is “50/50” for Monday’s game against the Seahawks, though it’s a good sign he’s back at practice. Niles Paul is also making his way back after missing most of Week 4 with a concussion. Reed figures to get his starting job back when he’s ready to return.

Redskins TE Update: Niles Paul (concussion) sounds more likely to play than Jordan Reed (hamstring)

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 12:39pm

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

For much of Redskins TE Jordan Reed's career, injuries have been an issue, and he has not been able to stay on the field. Injuries have not plagued Niles Paul in previous seasons, but rather poor play. Missed blocks and dropped passes had been the demons for Paul, but this year, it seemed those days were behind him.

"He’s feeling better," Jay Gruden said of Paul on Tuesday. "He’s got to go through the concussion protocol, and they’re going to take the necessary steps with the doctors and the rehab and all that stuff. But, he’s making very good progress."

Of Reed, the coach sounded less optimistic. Gruden called the second-year tight end "day-to-day" working through rehab.

Fantasy Impact:

The Seahawks aren't a particularly good matchup for an offense, but they have had trouble handling opposing tight ends this season, namely Antonio Gates, who scored three times in their Week 2 meeting in San Diego.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 3:03pm

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

Redskins coach Jay Gruden has been impressed with the way quarterback Robert Griffin III has worked to rehab his injured ankle but a little over two weeks after the injury Gruden still doesn’t have a good idea of when Griffin might be able to play again.

“He’s doing a great job. For whatever injury he has, he’s probably going to recover quicker than the normal human being, faster than anyone, probably,” said Gruden. “So it won’t surprise me when he comes back, I’m sure he’ll be quicker than normal. He’s doing everything he can to get right but what that timetable is, I have no idea. Only his body will know and the trainers.”

Fantasy Impact:

Kirk Cousins will have a tough schedule ahead, starting this week with Seattle. After lighting up the Eagles, Cousins struggled last week against the Giants and may not be etched in stone as the team's starter when RGIII returns.

Jordan Reed in pads at practice

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 12:26pm

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

After missing the past three games with a hamstring pull, Redskins TE Jordan Reed appears to be progressing toward a return to the lineup.

The tight end wore pads and a helmet during Tuesday’s practice—the team’s first session since Thursday’s lopsided loss to the Giants—and participated in individual drills. In previous weeks, Reed had worked off to the side with the Redskins’ other rehabbing players.

Fantasy Impact:

Reed’s official status for the practice—out, limited or full—might not be known until later today, the story said, though the team does not have to disclose that information until Thursday's practice. Reporters, meantime, were only allowed to view the opening 30 minutes of Tuesday’s session. Another news item from CSN Washignton said the team had two empty roster spots and didn't fill one with a TE, indicating that either Niles Paul or Reed could be a go Week 5. Paul is recovering from a concussion from a nasty hit, and wasn't in pads today the story said. It's looking like Reed could be back in what is actually a decent matchup against the Seahawks who have given up points to TEs.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 12:21pm

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

Redskins beat writers Tarik El-Bashir and Rich Tandler answered questions about the Redskins TEs, specifically how Niles Paul is progressing through protocol after suffering a concussion.

We should get a status update Tuesday from Coach Jay Gruden and possibly Niles Paul himself. But if you read between the lines, roster moves provided us with a hint. The Redskins had two vacant roster spots. They signed a cornerback and a safety. If there was serious doubt about Paul, they probably would have signed a tight end. Because if Jordan Reed (hamstring) and Paul are both sidelined against the Seahawks, that would leave them with Logan Paulsen as their only healthy tight end.

Fantasy Impact:

Reed was back at practice Tuesday and wearing pads while Paul was not, CSN Washington reported in another item. Paul took a nasty hit against the Giants, and it's hard to imagine he would be back on the field as quick as this week. Looks like Reed may be porgressing enough to play Week 5.

Monday, September 29, 2014, 8:34am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Jets beat writer Rich Cimini sees TE Jace Amaro as someone's stock who is rising:

The rookie finished with a team-high five catches for 58 yards, including four catches in the second half.

What took so long? They should've featured Amaro from the outset, especially against the Lions' suspect safeties, but he was targeted only once in the first half.

Fantasy Impact:

Early on, Jeff Cumberland got most of the reps on passing downs. Amaro needs to be a bigger part of the offense, the story said, and his ability to run after the catch is a much-needed dimension. If you're hurting at the position, Amaro may be a guy to grab off the wire, perhaps especially for those who have done the Jordan Reed and Niles Paul dance so far this season.

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 11:26am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

In Thursday night’s debacle against the New York Giants, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins reverted to the turnover-prone form that he displayed in limited action during the first two seasons of his career.

Cousins posted a career-worst five turnovers (four interceptions, one fumble lost) while throwing for just one touchdown. In 11 game appearances since his rookie year in 2012 – six of them starts – Cousins has recorded 15 interceptions and three lost fumbles to go with 14 touchdown passes. He has thrown multiple interceptions in four of those games.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden called Cousins’ penchant for turning the ball over worrisome, but said the young quarterback was hardly the sole problem in Thursday’s game.

“It’s worrisome, [but] you have to take the game for what it is. We lost the game, he didn’t play very well, he threw four picks, we understand that, and a fumble, but he didn’t have a lot of help, either,” Gruden said. “There weren’t a lot of people – the defense didn’t help him out, the offensive line didn’t help him out, the receivers didn’t help him out. There’s a lot of other factors that we could have had better game, a better outing, if other people were helping more. It’s not just Kirk. Kirk, his mistakes are magnified obviously, but there are other guys who had mistakes that were equally important and devastating to the football game. We just have to continue to work to get better, and we will, but we’re not going to hold Kirk’s head under the water right now. We’re going to keep him composed and getting better, and he’s going to be fine next week.”

Fantasy Impact:

Cousins lit up the Eagles defense but coming into a short week had completely different results against an equally bad Giants defense. Things don't get much easier in terms of matchups outside of the Cowboys in Week 8 - the Skins will face four top-half defenses in terms of allowing fantasy points to QBs: Seahawks Week 5, Cardinals Week 6, Titans Week 7 and Vikings Week 9 leading up to the Week 10 bye.

Redskins TE Niles Paul knocked out of game with apparent concussion

Friday, September 26, 2014, 1:10am

NBC Sports - [Full Article]

Late in the first half of Thursday night’s game, Washington tight end Niles Paul caught a pass and then was crunched between a pair of Giants defenders. A helmet-to-helmet hit from safety Will Demps drew a flag — and also knocked Paul out of the game.

He laid on the ground for several minutes before being walked slowly to the locker room.

Fantasy Impact:

Paul was on his way to a nice game, posting 3-60 on four targets before the hit. He'll have to navigate his way through the NFL's concussion protocol, but the benefit of playing in the Thursday night game is that he'll have a few extra days to do so. Jordan Reed is considered questionable for Week 5, so Logan Paulsen is currently holding down the fort at the tight end position.