Redskins Fantasy News

Vikings Beat: Expect to see 'plenty' of Kyle Rudolph

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 9:53am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Kyle Rudolph said this week it was important for him to make sure he could do everything he'd normally do when he did return.

He's typically on the field for about 90 percent of the Vikings' offensive snaps; between the time he's had off and how much the Vikings have used Chase Ford and Rhett Ellison in Rudolph's absence, not sure it's realistic to expect him to play that much in his first week back.

But given how much the Vikings use two-tight end sets -- and how successful tight ends have been against the Chicago Bears (their 668 receiving yards allowed to tight ends is the third-most in the league, per ESPN Stats & Information) -- expect to see plenty of Rudolph on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

Rudolph is apparently healthy for the first time in a while. If you've been struggling with guys like Jordan Reed, for example, and whoever is the Washington TE of the week, Rudolph may be able to give you some stability at the position. All through the offeseason we had news items saying Rudolph was going to be the centerpiece of the offense. While that may not happen this week, it sounds like he's at least going to get his snaps. The hope is by next week we'll have a much better read, but the potential is there if you need help.

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Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:06pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 11. RG3 should be fine for a great matchup with the Bucs.

Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:06pm

Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 11. McCown looks to be good to go for a great matchup with the Redskins.

Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:06pm

Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle, out) took limited practice reps again Friday and is out for Week 11. Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey will split the work against the Redskins, though the backfield seems to be tilting Sims’ way.

Friday, November 14, 2014, 6:06pm

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

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

ESPN - [Full Article]

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.