Redskins Fantasy News

Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:06pm

Redskins RB Silas Redd (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 11.

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Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:06pm

Redskins TE Logan Paulsen (foot, hamstring, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 11.

Eagles Beat: WR Jordan Matthews is 'just getting started'

Friday, November 14, 2014, 9:47am

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Eagles beat writer Phil Sheridan on WR Jordan Matthews: Matthews is the prototype for what Kelly wants in his receivers: 6-foot-3, 212 pounds, good speed. This is why DeSean Jackson, for all his production, is not here anymore. Jackson simply can't block in the run game or on bubble screens to teammates. Matthews' size allows HC Chip Kelly to use him in a variety of ways, and the coach hasn't hesitated to expand the rookie's role. Remember, Kelly spent most of his career coaching 19-year-olds. So he doesn't shy away from playing rookies or second-year guys in the NFL. Also, Matthews seemed to play faster and with more confidence Monday night than we'd seen up until then. I think he's just getting started.

Fantasy Impact:

Matthews has shown a good rapport with QB Mark Sanchez that dates back to their time together on the second team in training camp. His snaps are consistently in the 60 to 70 percent range and he's outplaying starting WR Riley Cooper, whose snaps are down a bit in recent weeks. We believe there is a changing of the guard going on in Philadelphia, so Matthews should be owned in all leagues. He's a Sneaky Start in what should be a high scoring game against the Packers in Week 11.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:29pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. RG3 should be fine for a great matchup with the Bucs.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:29pm

Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (back) took full practice reps again Thursday. McCown looks to be good to go for a great matchup with the Redskins.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:29pm

Redskins RB Silas Redd (back) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:29pm

Redskins TE Logan Paulsen (foot, hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:52pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. RG3 should be fine for a great matchup with the Bucs.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:52pm

Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (back) practiced fully Wednesday. McCown looks to be good to go for a great matchup with the Redskins.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:52pm

Redskins RB Silas Redd (back) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:52pm

Redskins TE Logan Paulsen (foot, hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 10:46am

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Leonard Hankerson isn’t sure what to expect, and that’s not surprising. The Redskins aren’t sure exactly what’s going to happen either now that they have another receiver in the rotation.

Hankerson will play his first game this season on Sunday, after missing the first nine thanks to ACL surgery last December. Now that he’s back, the Redskins have seven receivers (unless they opt to release one of them to make room for nose tackle Barry Cofield’s return this week).

And that means someone will get less playing time. Clearly it won’t be any of the top three wideouts -- DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Andre Roberts. It's hard to imagine much changing with how they've been used and how many targets they receive. If Hankerson is comfortable in the offense, he provides the Redskins a receiver who can run routes from various positions and, at 6-foot-2, he's also their tallest. His blocking isn’t bad, either.

It could be -- and should be, if he’s right -- that Hankerson plays ahead of Santana Moss and even Ryan Grant. It’s hard to see how Aldrick Robinson would be active with Hankerson around if he couldn’t be without him on the roster.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:26pm

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The Redskins activated receiver Leonard Hankerson off the physically unable to perform list and cut corner Chase Minnifield.

The 6-foot-2 Hankerson provides the receiving corps with needed size and a player who can help at multiple spots. They've used him inside and outside in the past and he improved as a blocker, which helped the run game. He's coming off a torn ACL and subsequent surgery and is in the last year of his contract. Hankerson, a 2011 third-round choice, has 81 receptions in his first three years combined, with six touchdowns. He caught 30 passes in 10 games before getting hurt last season.

With Hankerson, the Redskins have seven receivers. Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts have combined for 103 catches and are firmly entrenched. They also have rookie Ryan Grant, who has five catches; Aldrick Robinson, who has one catch, and Santana Moss, who has none. Though Robinson has been inactive recently, they want to keep him around, in part because of his speed.

Return of RG3 sparks Washington run game

Monday, November 3, 2014, 9:27am

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The return of Redskins QB Robert Griffin III on Sunday against Minnesota created a few more opportunities for running back Alfred Morris, bringing him closer to replicating the productivity of his first two seasons — something he’s yet to truly do under Coach Jay Gruden.

Morris rushed for a season-high 92 yards on 19 carries and accounted for two of Washington’s touchdowns in the 29-26 loss at Minnesota.

“Defenses have to honor Robert because he can run, and he’s more of a threat on the ground as opposed to some of the quarterbacks we have, so you have to honor him,” Morris said in the locker room afterward. “He’s one of those guys that can open up some things for you.”

Fantasy Impact:

Morris has struggled most of this season which is unlike the back who has been very consistent throughout his short career when RG3 is under center. The hope for Morris owners is these type of performances now continue with Griffin back from his ankle injury. Morris likely isn't going to be a factor in the passing game, but is certainly capable of high end RB2 numbers.

Tony Romo expected to play Week 10

Monday, November 3, 2014, 8:56am

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones expects to have his starting quarterback this week when the Cowboys play in London against the Jaguars.

Although Tony Romo didn't play on Sunday against the Cardinals due to a back injury, Jones sees him playing in England.

"I do see him playing," Jones told the NFL Network. "He's going on the trip to London, and logic tells you that we wouldn't have him make that trip to London and back if we didn't think he was going to play, so it does depend on the type of week he has at practice. But if he has the week we expect, he should be our quarterback."

Jones' comments confirm what CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on Sunday morning. La Canfora said that barring any setback, Romo would be the team's starter in London.

Romo was originally injured after he took a knee to the back in an overtime loss to the Redskins on Oct. 27.

Fantasy Impact:

It's not a surprise after the offense struggled under QB Brandon Weeden against the Cardinals. The Jags were ranked 13th in allowing fantasy points to QBs coming into Week 9, so it's not as great of a matchup as you might think. And, Romo's health will still be in question. But, Romo does have some nice matchups coming up, especially the final five weeks of the season.