Redskins Fantasy News

Redskins sign CB Josh Norman

Friday, April 22, 2016, 9:27pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman and the Washington Redskins have agreed to a five-year deal that could be worth as much as $75 million, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Friday.

The contract will include a guaranteed $50 million, according to the NFL Network, the most ever paid to a cornerback.

Norman's agent, Michael George, confirmed the deal with The Associated Press without providing parameters of the signing.

Fantasy Impact:

The Redskins owned the #13 fantasy defense last year and the addition of Norman should improve a pass defense that yielded the 8th-most passing yards in 2015.

Monday, April 4, 2016, 9:13pm - [Full Article]

The Bills today announced that wide receiver Leonard Hankerson has re-signed with the Buffalo Bills.

Hankerson originally joined the Bills on December 26, 2015 and played in the team’s final game against the New York Jets. He did not record a reception in the game. The 6-2, 211-pound Miami (Fl.) product entered the NFL in 2011 as a third round pick (79th overall) with the Washington Redskins. Hankerson has played in 40 career games, starting 14, catching 107 passes for 1,408 yards and nine touchdowns.

Prior to joining the Bills, Hankerson played for the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons in 2015. He spent his first four NFL seasons with the Washington Redskins. His most productive season came in 2012 when he had 38 catches for 543 yards and three touchdowns for Washington.

Redskins sign TE Vernon Davis

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 1:47pm - [Full Article]

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Vernon Davis is signing a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins, per a source informed of the situation. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports first reported the news.

Fantasy Impact:

Davis won't be much of a fantasy option behind Jordan Reed and Niles Paul.

Browns sign QB Robert Griffin III

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 12:48pm

Cleveland Browns - [Full Article]

Robert Griffin III was sold on Cleveland as soon as his meeting with Browns head coach Hue Jackson and associate head coach Pep Hamilton was complete.

Now, the former Washington Redskins quarterback is focused on just one thing: Coming to the Cleveland and competing to become the team’s starting quarterback.

Griffin, a free agent, made it official Thursday when he signed with the Browns.

“I'm excited about the opportunity to join the Dawg Pound and help build something here in Cleveland,” Griffin said. “Coach Hue and Pep, I had a great meeting with them. I really believe in what they preach and how they can help not only me as a player but this team win games and that's what we're all about.

“I'm just excited to come in and compete. Nothing's ever been given to me in my life, so I just want to go out and compete with the guys and grow with this team. I feel like that's all I'm really focused on.”

Fantasy Impact:

RG3 will have the opportunity for a fresh start after an up-and-then-down stint in Washington. We're not immediately writing off the Browns potentially having a few quality fantasy players in 2016 with Griffin, Duke Johnson, Gary Barnidge and maybe Josh Gordon in the fold. Griffin's short-term upside depends largely on the presence of Gordon, who is a game-changer in the passing game.

Cowboys sign RB Alfred Morris

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 10:34am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Former Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris will sign a two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys, his agent confirmed to ESPN.

Morris, 27, rushed for a franchise-record 1,613 yards as the Redskins captured the NFC East title in 2012. He benefited from the zone read option, but also excelled out of any look in the Redskins' outside zone system.

This past season, Morris finished with 806 yards overall and one touchdown. He averaged career lows in yards per carry (3.7) and yards after contact (1.45).

Fantasy Impact:

On the outs in Washington, Morris's career may be on the upswing as he lands with a team who not only wants him, but also has one of the best offensive lines in football. His arrival puts a big dent in Darren McFadden's upside as the duo will probably form a timeshare as long as both players stay productive. Morris may hold more value in standard formats while McFadden will compete with Lance Dunbar to serve as the team's primary back on passing downs.

Redskins release Robert Griffin III

Monday, March 7, 2016, 10:48am

Dianna Marie Russini, Twitter - [Full Article]

The Redskins are informing Robert Griffin III today they are releasing him per sources.

Fantasy Impact:

Given the state of the quarterback position around the league, Griffin is sure to draw some interest in free agency. A change of scenery should do him good, though he's unlikely to produce like he did in his rookie season.

Schefter: Redskins will tag QB Kirk Cousins

Friday, February 26, 2016, 5:15pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Redskins are tagging QB Kirk Cousins, per league source. Only decision left is whether team uses franchise or transition tag on him.

Fantasy Impact:

Cousins finished as the #9 fantasy quarterback in his first full season as the starter. If the team places the franchise tag on him, he'll be Washington's starter again in 2016. If they use the transition tag, then they'll have the right to match any offer that he gets in free agency.

Ball security and health 'biggest things' for RB Matt Jones to win RB1 job

Friday, February 26, 2016, 1:45pm - [Full Article]

“The big thing about (Matt Jones) is, we’ve got to keep him healthy and work on ball security – those are the two things in the offseason,” Redskins RB Jay Gruden said. “I know [running backs coach] Randy Jordan will harp on that, and getting his pad level down a little bit. But health, ball security, those are the two biggest things.”

General manager Scot McCloughan, who drafted Jones in the third round last year, echoed Gruden.

“I think so,” he said of Jones' ability to take over as the featured back. “But he’s got to do it. He’s got to hold onto the ball. That’s huge for a running back. He’s a young guy that’s got a lot of talent. He’s got some really good ball skills but he’s got to stay healthy and hold onto the ball. But I feel really comfortable about him going into the season fighting for the one job for sure.”

Fantasy Impact:

Jones started his rookie season with a bang, posting 146 yards and two touchdowns against the Rams in Week 2, but ultimately generated just 3.40 yards per carry on 144 totes. He made a number of big plays in the passing game (16.0 yards per catch), finishing with 794 yards and four touchdowns. With Alfred Morris likely leaving via free agency, Jones has an opportunity to seize the RB1 job.

Redskins RB Matt Jones 'capable' of being RB1, had 'minor' groin surgery

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 3:51pm

Mike Jones, Twitter - [Full Article]

Redskins HC Jay Gruden says Matt Jones is capable of being a No. 1 back. Jones will be ready for OTAs, had minor groin related surgery.

Fantasy Impact:

Jones started the season with a bang, posting 146 yards and two touchdowns against the Rams in Week 2, but ultimately generated just 3.40 yards per carry on 144 totes. He made a number of big plays in the passing game (16.0 yards per catch), finishing with 794 yards and four touchdowns. With Alfred Morris likely leaving via free agency, Jones has an opportunity to seize the RB1 job.

Davante Adams avoided a major knee injury, status uncertain

Monday, January 11, 2016, 10:04am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Initial tests showed Davante Adams avoided a major knee injury Sunday in the Green Bay Packers' win over the Washington Redskins, but the receiver will have a short week to get ready for Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game at Arizona.

Adams limped off the field in the third quarter of the Packers' 35-18 win over the Redskins and did not return to the game.

Fantasy Impact:

Jared Abbrederis would play starter's snaps if Adams can' play against the Cardinals on Saturday.

Matt Jones INACTIVE vs. Packers

Sunday, January 10, 2016, 3:48pm

Redskins Inactives

Robert Griffin QB
Jeremy Harris DB
Marcel Jensen TE
Matt Jones RB
Frank Kearse DT
Arie Kouandjio OG
Perry Riley ILB

Fantasy Impact:

Alfred Morris should handle most of the rushing attempts for Washington.

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Redskins RB Matt Jones (hip, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 18. Jones has a chance to play but it’s no sure thing. HC Jay Gruden said he’s “not very encouraged” by his status. Alfred Morris would be a Sneaky Start if Jones can’t play.

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Packers RB Eddie Lacy (rib, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 18. Lacy will be fine to face the Redskins, but the rib injury has been bothering him for a while now.

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 18.

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 18. Jackson will be fine to face the Packers.

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