Redskins Fantasy News

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Jackson should play on Thursday night, but it’s a short week. Andre Roberts would be a Sneaky Start if D-Jax can’t play.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring, out) did not practice Wednesday. Niles Paul has been great in Reed’s place and is a safe start this week against the Giants.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 7:09pm

Redskins K Kai Forbath (right groin, probable) practiced fully Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:48pm

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

Last week after saying that Robert Griffin III would miss a significant amount of time with a dislocated ankle, Jay Gruden said that Griffin’s starting quarterback job wasn’t necessarily going to be waiting for him when he was ready to play.

“We’ll cross that bridge when that comes,” he said.

On Tuesday, after backup QB Kirk Cousins completed 30 of 48 passes for 427 yards and three touchdowns in his first start of the season against the Eagles, Gruden had not changed his tune.

During a conference call with the New York media, Gruden was asked if he could see Cousins taking over as the starter on a permanent basis.

"Crazy things have happened in NFL," Jay Gruden said via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. "I'm not going to discount anything.”

Fantasy Impact:

Cousins will have a few weeks to earn the job and is off to a good start. The Skins have some tougher defenses coming up, though, so this stretch could go a long way in determining Cousins' status if/when RGIII returns.

Jordan Reed OUT for Week 4

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 2:49pm

Mike Jones on Twitter - [Full Article]

Redskins TE Jordan Reed said he still doesn't know when he'll play. Won't be Week 4, a Thursday night game vs. Giants, and sounded sketchy on Week 5, a Monday night game vs. Seattle.

Fantasy Impact:

The Skins were concerned about Reed right after the injury, so it's no surprise he hasn't been back by now. It looks like owners will have to wait until at least Week 6 for Reed to get back into fantasy lineups and that's not even a sure thing. Niles Paul will continue to fill in and see a bulk of the targets at the position. All Paul's done is average six catches for 84 yards in three games this year... The Giants and Seahawks are actually very friendly matchups in terms of TE production allowed, so Paul looks like a good play.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 1:57pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Current offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur was the quarterback coach for the Eagles back when Andy Reid was head coach.

That was a time when, as former running back Dorsey Levens once put it, the Eagles ran the ball "just give the wide receivers a rest.''

After stops in St. Louis, as offensive coordinator, and Cleveland, as head coach, Shurmur is back with the Eagles as Chip Kelly's offensive coordinator where the running game has become a staple of the offense.

Even when it's not working.

"We believe in the running game,'' Shurmur said before Tuesday's practice. "We're going to run the football.''

Fantasy Impact:

LeSean McCoy has struggled this year, but especially last week where he averaged 1.1 yard a carry against the Redskins. Even the Eagles passing attack isn't opening up holes. The line is really banged up, too, with Lane Johnson suspended and Evan Mathis and now Jason Kelce expected to miss several weeks.

Monday, September 22, 2014, 4:39pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The 49ers are hopeful tight end Vernon Davis‘ absence will span just one game.

According to the club’s Twitter feed, head coach John Harbaugh said he was “optimistic” Davis would be able to suit up for Sunday’s matchup against 3-0 Philadelphia.

Davis exited the Week Two loss to Chicago with knee and ankle injuries. He was inactive for Sunday’s defeat at Arizona, as was second-string tight end Vance McDonald (knee).

Fantasy Impact:

He will make for a great play against an Eagles defense that gave up 500-plus yards to the Redskins in Week 3. The Birds will also likely be without LB Mychal Kendricks.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle, out) has been ruled out for Week 3. Kirk Cousins gets the start. In four previous starts, he averaged 269 yards with 1.5 TD and 1.5 INT, which equates to QB17-type numbers. He’s a Sneaky Start this week against a shaky Eagles defense.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Redskins RB Roy Helu (quadricep, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 3. Helu will resume his role as Alfred Morris’ primary backup.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Redskins RB Darrel Young (neck, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 3.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 3. We’re expecting Jackson to play and be extra juiced to stick it to his old team.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 3. With Reed out, Niles Paul is all systems go for Week 3. He is #2 in TE receiving yardage through two weeks.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Redskins K Kai Forbath (right groin, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 3. Forbath should play, but owners may want to pick up a healthy kicker.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) was ruled out for Week 3. Kirk Cousins gets the start. In four previous starts, he averaged 269 yards with 1.5 TD and 1.5 INT, which equates to QB17-type numbers. He’s a Sneaky Start this week against a shaky Eagles defense.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Redskins RB Roy Helu (quadricep) took full practice reps again Thursday.