Redskins Fantasy News

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Jackson said, "I don't plan on missing the game." Jackson has extra incentive to play against his old team, though the shoulder injury is worrisome. We have no hard proof, but players tend to excel when they face their old team, especially when they parted ways with acrimony. We’ll watch his participation this week.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Per HC Jay Gruden, Reed will have to practice once this week to play on Sunday. Niles Paul is a Sneaky Start if Reed misses again.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Redskins K Kai Forbath (right groin) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder): "I don't plan on missing the game."

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:42pm

Dianna Marie Russini, Twitter - [Full Article]

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) said that he intends to play Week 3: "I don't plan on missing the game."

Fantasy Impact:

Jackson has extra incentive to play against his old team, though the shoulder injury is worrisome. We have no hard proof, but players tend to excel when they face their old team, especially when they parted ways with acrimony.

DeSean Jackson's availability in Week 3 could come down to pain threshold

Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:15pm

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson might be able to suit up Sunday in Philadelphia after all. Coach Jay Gruden said on Monday that Jackson has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 sprain of the AC joint in his left shoulder.

“He’ll be day-to-day,” Gruden said.

Jackson’s availability for Sunday’s game, Gruden said, could come down to his pain threshold.

“Depends on if he can play with the pain [whether] he’ll be good to go on Sunday,” Gruden said. “But we’ll have a better idea probably Thursday or Friday where he is.”

Fantasy Impact:

Because this week's game is in Philadelphia, the team who released Jackson, it might be a good bet that Jackson is a go. However, if that's the case, he may not be 100-percent so this is something for owners to monitor. It's a potentially a good matchup for Washington WRs.

No fracture in RGIII's ankle

Monday, September 15, 2014, 1:05pm

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III told reporters today that he does not have a fractured bone in his left ankle and that he will know more about how long he will be out with the injury later today.

Griffin said that it was "positive news." He will not have to undergo surgery, a procedure that likely wold have ended his season.

Fantasy Impact:

Looks like the updated, unofficial timetable is 6-8 weeks in terms of how long RGIII will be out. The team said a real timetable won't be known for another couple of weeks but they don't plan to put Griffin on season-ending IR. Kirk Cousins will get the start in Week 3, and it's a great matchup against the Eagles.

Washington will have decision to make at QB

Monday, September 15, 2014, 9:13am

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

The Redskins will come to a major decision point regarding Robert Griffin III next May. He has the 2015 season remaining on his contract. After that, the team has an option to pick up a fifth year at a salary that would be roughly $15 million. That 2016 option would be guaranteed for injury only.

Sunday morning the notion that the Redskins would not exercise that option was out of the question. Even if he struggled in evolving into a pocket passer as coach Jay Gruden envisions, they would give the player they spent three first-round picks and a second to acquire another couple of years to get it right.

But the nature of the injury to Griffin will undoubtedly gives them pause when it comes to committing to that $15 million option. If your ankle gets dislocated in a pile of bodies or when a player falls on it, that’s one thing. But an injury like that sustained with minimal contact is cause for concern.

Fantasy Impact:

Griffin could be out as little as 4-5 weeks according to reports. If that's the case, the team will have a decision to make even sooner. If Cousins plays well in any amount of time he's the starter, will the team give RGIII the job back when he's healthy? Chances are if Cousins plays well the team will slow down Griffin's recovery process to avoid that decision. While this piece is just one opinion, it's a good point about Griffin's injury coming without contact. And, it makes you wonder if Griffin has already played his last game in Washington. For now, from a fantasy perspective, Cousins is a nice pickup with a very good matchup against the Eagles in Week 3...

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:48pm

Redskins on Twitter - [Full Article]

Redskins RB Roy Helu Jr. has a quad strain; considered day to day.

Fantasy Impact:

Silas Redd would be next in line to back up Alfred Morris.

Jags WR Allen Hurns seen on crutches

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:35pm

Ryan O'Halloran on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns was on crutches after game with an ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Hurns is considered day-to-day with a sprained ankle. He was carried off the field and never returned to the game. He also dropped a pass where he was wide open in what ended up as an ugly loss to the Redskins. If Hurns can't go in Week 3, and Cecil Shorts remains out, the Jags WR duties fall on Marquis Lee and Allen Robinson, both rookies drafted back in May. Lee had just two catches in the game while Robinson was a lone bright spot catching four balls for 75 yards.

DeSean Jackson day-to-day with AC joint sprain

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:59pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson also left the game in the first quarter with a shoulder injury and did not return. He was diagnosed with an AC joint sprain.

Fantasy Impact:

Jackson is considered day-to-day. If he's available Week 3, which happens to be against his former team, the Eagles, he'll have Kirk Cousins throwing him the ball as Robert Griffin III is out indefinitely with a dislocated ankle. If Jackson can't go, Andre Roberts likely gets the WR2 role and makes for a potentially sneaky start as the Eagles rank near the bottom in allowing fantasy points to WRs. Guys like Ryan Grant, Aldrick Robinson and Santana Moss now possibly pop up on the fantasy radar if Jackson can't go.

RGIII has dislocated ankle

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:52pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Washington QB Robert Griffin III has a dislocated left ankle, an injury that will sideline the Washington Redskins star quarterback indefinitely.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced the diagnosis following Washington's 41-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Griffin suffered the injury while rolling to his right toward the sideline in the first quarter. Although he was not touched on the play, Griffin fell awkwardly out of bounds and was carted to the locker room.

After his leg was placed in a splint, Griffin waved, saluted and gave a thumbs-up signal to the crowd as he was carted along the sideline and down the players' tunnel.

Fantasy Impact:

Pro Football Talk is reporting Griffin could only miss 4-5 weeks. Griffin was replaced by Kirk Cousins, who passed for 250 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. Griffin is less than two years removed from reconstructive knee surgery and visibly struggled in his recovery from the operation last season. Cousins immediately becomes an interesting story for the Skins. RGIII had mostly struggled to this point and there was some talk that Cousins was a much better fit for Gruden's offense. It looks like we'll get to find out... For those struggling at QB, Cousins makes for a potential solid pickup and a safe backup if that's what owners are in the market for. Cousins steps right in to a very favorable Week 3 matchup against the Eagles, but it's followed up with tougher games against the Giants, Seahawks, Cardinals and Titans. If Cousins plays well over this stretch and Washington wins games, it's very like RG3 is not rushed back.

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:59am

Redskins.com - [Full Article]

While the loss of the talented second-year tight end Jordan Reed will hurt, Washington OC Sean McVay believes that the Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen tandem will remain effective in place of Reed.

“Well you just know that you’ve got those two guys that have played a lot of football for us and have done a nice job,” McVay told the media on Friday about adjustments without Reed in the lineup. “Obviously, Jordan brings a unique skillset, but we’ll continue to use those guys similarly to how we would if Jordan was going.

“But Logan and Niles will spell each other and we feel good about what they bring to the table for us.”

Fantasy Impact:

It sounds like both TEs will see time trying to make up for the loss of Reed. It's a good matchup vs. the Jags, but there seems to be a lot of uncertainty with putting one or the other in your fantasy lineup. Probably best to just go with another option, but based on last week, Paul may be an emergency option.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 2. Gerhart is good to go for a nice matchup with the Redskins.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 2. The Raiders are saying he’s questionable, but the feeling is that he’s out foe Week 2. Latavius Murray is a player that the fantasy community is excited about, but he has been unable to crack the rotation after a lot of early career hype. He's worth a stash in larger formats. As for Week 2, it sounds as if Darren McFadden will get the start, but that the two backs will rotate series by series. The Redskins had a lot of success running on the Texans in Week 1, but the Raiders don't have that type of running game. Neither player is an attractive start at this point, though either player could be started as a desperation play.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (hamstring, probable) took limited practice reps Friday and is probable for Week 2. Lee will start alongside Allen Hurns against the Redskins.