Redskins Fantasy News

Colt McCoy placed on IR

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 2:57pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced Tuesday that the neck injury that knocked Colt McCoy out of last Sunday’s loss to the Giants won’t heal in time for him to play in the final two games of the season and that he’ll be placed on injured reserve as a result.

Fantasy Impact:

The story added that Gruden doesn’t think the team will bring in another quarterback, leaving Kirk Cousins to serve as the No. 2 behind again-starter Robert Griffin III. Washington hosts the Eagles in Week 16.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 9:50am

CSN Washington - [Full Article]

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden will be back with the organization in the same capacity next season, according to Dianna Russini of NBC4 Washington.

Gruden currently is in the first year of a five-year contract with the franchise that he signed when he became the head coach in January.

Redskins 'impressed' with RB Chris Thompson

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 9:48am

RealRedskins.com - [Full Article]

Redskins RB Chris Thompson played 20 snaps against the Giants in his NFL debut from scrimmage. He caught three passes for 22 yards and a touchdown and ran three times for 12 yards.

“I was impressed with Chris,” said HC Jay Gruden. “I think Chris has earned the right to get more chances as a third down back.”

Fantasy Impact:

With the season lost, it could be time to give other players looks to prepare for 2015. Many beat writers in the offseason thought Thompson may beat out Roy Helu as a third down back to start the season but injuries prevented that. It looks like Thompson could see more work in role. Silas Redd was also impressive in the passing game last week.

RGIII expected to start against the Eagles

Monday, December 15, 2014, 5:26pm

Redskins.com - [Full Article]

Redskins HC Jay Gruden said the plan is to start Robert Griffin III Saturday against the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact:

It's actually a pretty nice matchup for RGIII against an Eagles defense that is prone to getting torched through the air. Griffin would still come with great risk at this time of year, however.

Giants bench Rueben Randle again

Monday, December 15, 2014, 10:00am

New York Post - [Full Article]

Receiver Rueben Randle did not start Sunday and was benched for the entire first quarter — the second time in the past three games he has been disciplined by Tom Coughlin.

“That’s between Rueben and I,’’ the coach said after the 24-13 victory over the Redskins.

Two weeks ago, Randle did not play in the first quarter in Jacksonville because he was late to a team meeting earlier in the week. This time, Randle again ran afoul of Coughlin.

“Things not always going to go your way, so when adversity hits you, got to pull through and make the best of it,’’ Randle said.

Fantasy Impact:

This is a troubling slide for Randle, who has had a disappointing season and has shrunk as rookie Odell Beckham Jr. has ascended, the story pointed out. He let the first two passes thrown his way slip through his hands and ended up with two receptions for 30 yards. He did make a difficult, in-traffic 18-yard grab in the fourth quarter on third-and-8 to set up Beckham’s third touchdown. Eli Manning said it throws off the rhythm of things when referring to Randle.

Colt McCoy forced to leave Week 15 with neck injury

Sunday, December 14, 2014, 8:20pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Redskins QB Colt McCoy was taken to the locker room after his first series in Sunday's game against the Giants. McCoy, who was questionable because of an aggravated nerve in his neck, was hit hard at the end of a scramble on Washington's opening possession.

Fantasy Impact:

Robert Griffin III took over in place of McCoy. RGIII completed 18-of-27 passes for 236 yards and one touchdown Sunday, but it wasn't enough. After the game, coach Jay Gruden said he's not sure who will start against the Eagles on Saturday, according to the story. The article went on to say before naming a starter, Gruden said he wants to watch the film and learn more about the extent of starter Colt McCoy's injury. He wants to see how badly McCoy aggravated the neck injury that caused him to leave the game after the first series.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Giants QB Eli Manning (back, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 15. Manning is good to go for a great matchup against the Redskins.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 15. McCoy will start against the Giants.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe, out) took limited practice reps again Friday and is out for Week 15. Alfred Morris could see some extra work on passing downs with Helu out.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shin, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 15. Jackson looks like a true game-time decision. His return would put a big dent in the the appeal of Pierre Garcon, who had a nice Week 14. Washington plays early on Sunday.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) took limited practice reps again Thursday. McCoy’s status is unknown but the limited participation is encouraging. He’s expected to start if healthy this week.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Redskins RB Roy Helu (toe) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shin) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Consider him questionable for now. His return would put a big dent in the the upside of Pierre Garcon, who had a nice Week 14. Washington plays early on Sunday.

Colts CB Vontae Davis may play in Week 15

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 11:11pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis appears to be heading back into the lineup for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.

Davis practiced Wednesday, albeit with a non-contact red jersey, because he's still going through the NFL's concussion protocol. He missed last weekend's game against the Cleveland Browns because he still hadn't been cleared from the concussion suffered against the Washington Redskins on Nov. 30. The plan, according to coach Chuck Pagano, is for Davis to practice again Thursday.

Fantasy Impact:

This is important because it will impact the Houston receivers. Davis covered Andre Johnson for most of the previous matchup, but that was before Hopkins established himself as the Texans' top receiver. Johnson is recovering from his own concussion and is iffy for Sunday. if he's out, Davis will very likely spend a lot of time covering Hopkins.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm

Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) took limited practice reps Wednesday. McCoy’s status is unknown but the limited participation is encouraging. He’s expected to start if healthy this week.

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