Redskins Fantasy News

Skins to wait and see on TE Jordan Reed

Monday, October 24, 2016, 5:36pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

TE Jordan Reed has been cleared to practice when the Redskins hit the field again on Wednesday, HC Jay Gruden said. But the fourth-year veteran, who has missed two games since his Week 5 concussion, isn’t yet cleared to play Sunday.

“No, not necessarily,” Gruden said during his Monday afternoon press conference, when asked if Reed will play on Sunday. “He’s been cleared to practice but he still needs to be cleared by the independent doctor.”

Fantasy Impact:

The Redskins have a bye in Week 9 and some reports have said the team may hold out Reed until Week 10 when they return from the week off. Vernon Davis played pretty well the last two weeks and makes for a nice fill-in for Reed owners. He had a 7-79-0 last week and was about a yard short of a TD on one of his catches.

Skins Beat: Team now has questions at RB

Monday, October 24, 2016, 2:40pm

CSN Mid-Atlantic - [Full Article]

A week ago the Redskins rushed for 230 yards against a strong Eagles defense. Matt Jones led the way, gaining 135 yards including 57 on a game-clinching long run in the last minutes of the game.

Now fast forward to today and there is widespread clamoring for Matt Jones to be benched, perhaps permanently. Having a hand in three fumbles, two of which were lost, will do that.

Related players: Chris Thompson, Rob Kelley

Fantasy Impact:

It's a dicey situation for Jones owners. Thompson isn't a carry-the-load kind of back and Kelly has looked good but doesn't have the experience. The author speculated Jones gets limited work this week with Thompson and Kelley splitting a bulk of the workload with about 10-12 carries each and Jones perhaps gets another chance to become the primary RB in the near future. It's a situation that needs to be monitored. As we said before, the Skins having any kind of split with their lack of running success at times doesn't make anyone a very solid fantasy option.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm

Redskins WR Josh Doctson (achilles) was removed from the injury report Friday.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 7. We believe Jackson will play. He has a great matchup with the Lions, but if he can’t go, it means more targets for Jamison Crowder and Pierre Garçon (and Vernon Davis). Washington plays early on Sunday.

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion, out) missed practice again Friday and is out for Week 7. With Reed officially out, owners can stream Vernon Davis in a nice matchup with the Lions (#30 in TE aFPA). Davis turned four targets into 50 yards and a touchdown last week in a tough matchup against the Eagles.

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:10pm

Redskins WR Josh Doctson (achilles) missed practice again Thursday.

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:10pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) missed practice again Thursday. Jackson’s Friday practice will be key. He has a great matchup with the Lions, but if he can’t go, it means more targets for Jamison Crowder and Pierre Garçon (and Vernon Davis if Jordan Reed remains out).

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:10pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) missed practice Thursday after taking limited reps Wednesday. Reed isn’t fully cleared yet, and the Thursday DNP is a downgrade. It’s not looking good for Week 7.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Redskins WR Josh Doctson (achilles) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Jackson should be able to play. Depending on Jordan Reed’s status, there may be a few extra targets to go around. The matchup against the Lions is great (#28 in WR aFPA).

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Reed isn’t fully cleared yet, but he’s trending in the right direction.

Skins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) to see independent doctor Tuesday

Monday, October 17, 2016, 8:46pm

CSN Mid-Atlantic - [Full Article]

After missing Sunday's game against the Eagles and not practicing at all last week, HC Jay Gruden said simply, "Jordan Reed will see the independent doctor tomorrow," and added that he would have another update on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact:

The scary part for all parties is this marks at least Reed's sixth concussion, a dangerous number of head injuries at a time when more and more is being discovered about the trauma caused by repeated shots to the helmet. The NFL protocol requires Reed be cleared by an independent doctor before the team can consider a timeline for being back on the field, and until that happens, conversations around Reed are quite limited the story said.

Skins plan to rest WR Josh Doctson (Achilles), but IR a possibility

Monday, October 17, 2016, 5:08pm - [Full Article]

For now, the Washington Redskins will continue to rest rookie wide receiver Josh Doctson until they make a long-term decision involving his injured Achilles.

Doctson has missed the Redskins’ last four games and will not practice this week as Washington prepares to face the Detroit Lions with the potential of a five-game winning streak looming. The 23-year-old will likely remain inactive through the Bye Week. If he isn’t fully healed by then, Injured Reserve will be an option the team will have to explore.

"I think we’ll send him to another doctor, get another opinion and I think the plan right now is to probably immobilize him for a little bit, just to take completely the stress off of it for a little bit of time and then see where that leads us," Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said on Monday. "IR maybe, maybe not, we don’t know yet.”

Fantasy Impact:

Doctson was a last-minute scratch just minutes before the Redskins’ Week 3 game against the New York Giants on Sept. 25. Doctson was expected to play in the game, but during pregame warmups he couldn’t push off his leg the way he would have liked to and hasn't been on the field since.

Redskins rule out TE Jordan Reed

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 5:28pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Not surprisingly, the Redskins on Saturday declared both tight end Jordan Reed and rookie safety Su’a Cravens out of Sunday’s game vs. the Eagles.

Both were downgraded after being listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.

Reed was diagnosed this week with his sixth concussion since his college playing days and could miss more time.

Fantasy Impact:

As the story noted, the Skins have two more games before their bye on Nov. 6. It's not out of the question Reed sits out until after the bye considering his concussion history. However, this is just speculation. Owners should have a backup plan in place in case he does miss multiple games.

Friday, October 14, 2016, 6:25pm

Redskins WR Josh Doctson (achilles, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 6.

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