Redskins Fantasy News

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle, out) has been ruled out for Week 6. Griffin’s return is “a ways off,” per the Washington Post. This is the Kirk Cousins show for now.

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Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 6. Reed told reporters that he’s going to play in Week 6 and ESPN beat writer John Keim said he also expects Reed to play. He should return to the starting lineup after the stinker Niles Paul put up against the Seahawks in Week 5, though there is always risk with soft tissue injuries.

Cards Beat: Team will feature Andre Ellington with QB woes

Friday, October 10, 2014, 5:39pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

ESPN beat writer Josh Weinfuss: Arizona will turn to the running game early Sunday regardless of who's the quarterback, but especially if Logan Thomas starts. Multiple players talked about getting Andre Ellington involved in the first quarter to relieve the pressure on the rookie quarterback and set the running attack's tone -- especially at home, where the Cardinals have run for 32 more yards (193-161) than on the road. Look for Ellington to pick up where he left off last week, when he totaled 144 yards against the Broncos.

Fantasy Impact:

Ellington is a strong play despite a bad matchup against a Redskins defense that has been pretty good against opposing running backs.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) was ruled out for Week 6. Griffin’s return is “a ways off,” per the Washington Post. This is the Kirk Cousins show for now.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. This was probably a rest day. Lynch’s back tightened up before the game against the Redskins.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Reed is expected to play in Week 6. He should return to the starting lineup after the stinker Niles Paul put up against the Seahawks in Week 5.

'Significant progress' in QB Carson Palmer's shoulder

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 1:25pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Greg Roskopf, the founder and CEO of Muscle Activation Techniques, made "significant progress" during a weekend of treatment on Cardinals QB Carson Palmer, who has been out since Week 2 with the nerve issue.

There was enough improvement to allow 40 to 50 passes on Tuesday. Palmer had no setbacks and threw more during Cardinals practice on Wednesday. How Palmer reacts to that latest session will go a long way in determining if he returns to action when the Cardinals host the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald would benefit from Palmer's return. Drew Stanton is recovering from a concussion, so the Cards might be forced to start Logan Thomas if Palmer or Stanton can't play.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) was ruled out for Week 6. Griffin’s return is “a ways off,” per the Washington Post. For better or for worse, this is The Kirk Cousins Show for now.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Reed is expected to play in Week 6. He should return to the starting lineup after the stinker Niles Paul put up against the Seahawks in Week 5.

Skins don't expect RGIII back 'any time soon'

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 5:44pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

Washington HC Jay Gruden made clear Tuesday that Robert Griffin III, who has been sidelined since Week 2 by a dislocated left ankle, won’t be taking the field as Washington’s starting quarterback in the near future.

“I don’t envision that any time soon,” Gruden told reporters during a conference call, asked about the timetable for Griffin’s return.

Griffin wasn’t wearing a protective boot. And he looked in great shape, sporting a skin-tight compression shirt and customary sleeve on his left arm he threw easy passes to one of his favorite targets. But he didn’t plant firmly on the throws, so it was impossible to gauge his readiness.

Gruden also dismissed a suggestion that Griffin might join the 1-4 team for practice in the near term, saying that the next step would likely be to increase his work load on a treadmill under the team trainer’s supervision.

“Maybe we’ll get him out here when the time is right,” Gruden said, declining even a cursory stab at a timetable.

Fantasy Impact:

In terms of fantasy points allowed to QBs, the Skins schedule now eases a bit. The Cardinals are ranked 20th, the Titans 17th and the Cowboys 14th. Those are the next three games for Kirk Cousins who has had two tough matchups following after lighting up the Eagles. He struggled against the Giants, but posted good fantasy numbers against the Seahawks.

Cards think either Drew Stanton or Carson Palmer will play Week 6

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 10:00am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Cards QB Drew Stanton is recovering from a concussion and the nerve issue in Carson Palmer’s shoulder has yet to fully resolve itself, leaving the team with rookie Logan Thomas as their only healthy quarterback. On Monday, coach Bruce Arians said that the team expects one of the veterans to be healthy enough to start this week even if he isn’t sure which one it will be.

“We feel like one of those two will be back,” Arians said, via the Arizona Republic. “If not, then obviously we have to move on to door Number 2 and get somebody in to back up Logan Thomas.”

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say that Palmer spent the weekend in Denver seeing a specialist and thinks they may have found something to solve the problem of his shoulder. The story added that he still needs to go through a full practice before Arians will give him the green light to play in a game. There’s no guarantee that will happen given the nature of the injury. It's a very nice matchup against the Redskins defense.

Niles Paul ACTIVE, Jordan Reed OUT for MNF

Monday, October 6, 2014, 7:12pm

Redskins Inactives
Robert Griffin QB
Jordan Reed TE
Richard Crawford CB
Spencer Long G
Santana Moss WR
Tracy Porter CB
Trenton Robinson DB

Fantasy Impact:

As expected, Reed is out Monday night and Niles Paul is active and will get the start at TE for Washington. Believe it or not, it's a pretty good matchup for Paul against Seattle as the Seahawks (ranked 29th) have given up fantasy points to TEs this season. Paul took a nasty hit last week and suffered a concussion.

Monday Night Football Injury Report: Niles Paul & Jordan Reed QUESTIONABLE

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 4:46pm

NFL Media

Seahawks

OUT
T Alvin Bailey (oblique), TE Zach Miller (ankle), CB Tharold Simon (knee)

PROBABLE
LB Bruce Irvin (oblique), RB Marshawn Lynch (not injury related), S DeShawn Shead (knee)

Redskins

OUT
QB Robert Griffin (ankle), CB Tracy Porter (hamstring)

QUESTIONABLE
DE Kedric Golston (groin), LB Akeem Jordan (knee), G Shawn Lauvao (knee), TE Niles Paul (concussion), TE Jordan Reed (hamstring), S Trenton Robinson (ankle), T Trent Williams (knee)

PROBABLE
DE Chris Baker (shoulder), DE Jason Hatcher (hamstring), WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder), DE Jarvis Jenkins (rib), LB Brian Orakpo (finger)

Fantasy Impact:

Jordan Reed did not practice on Saturday, while Niles Paul was a full participant so we're betting that Paul gets the start and that Reed sits out another week, but that's speculation.

Robert Griffin III making progress

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 2:16pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Robert Griffin III returned to the practice field Saturday for the first time since dislocating his left ankle in Week 2.

The Washington Redskins quarterback shed the walking boot and wore cleats on both feet as he joined teammates for agility drills and stretching.

According to The Washington Post's Mike Jones, RGIII appeared to jog fairly well before returning to the practice bubble to continue his rehab work.

"He's making progress," coach Jay Gruden said after practice. "He's doing a great job working."

Fantasy Impact:

Griffin didn't practice with the team in actual position drills. The Redskins have no timetable his return, but reports say the target is five-to-six weeks after the injury -- which means RGIII could be ready to return before the team's Week 10 bye. After lighting up the Eagles in Week 3, QB Kirk Cousins struggled against the Giants last Thursday night and has a tough matchup with Seattle in Week 5.

Jordan Reed doesn't practice Saturday

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 2:08pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed didn’t practice Saturday.

But the immediate question and concern surrounds Reed, the second-year tight end. Coach Jay Gruden said there is still a chance he will play Monday against Seattle. He is listed as questionable on the injury report. Washington will work him out Sunday.

"We’ll stretch him out a little bit and if he doesn’t feel he can run full speed, then we’ll hold him out," Gruden said.

Fantasy Impact:

Reed said he has not yet tested his injured hamstring by running full speed. Both he and Gruden said there was no setback in his recovery, and the Redskins held him out just to give him another day of rest. With Niles Paul seemingly ready to go after suffering a concussion last week, the Skins may not be in a rush to play Reed. It could be a very cloudy situation if both TEs are active so it may be best to stay away from this situation at least this week.