Redskins Fantasy News

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

Friday, February 26, 2016, 1:45pm

Redskins.com - [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.

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:15pm

Redskins RB Matt Jones (hip) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Jones has a chance to play but it’s no sure thing. Alfred Morris would be a Sneaky Start if Jones can’t play.

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:15pm

Packers RB Eddie Lacy (rib) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Lacy continues to be limited with the rib injury but he should be fine for a nice matchup with the Redskins.

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:15pm

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:15pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. Jackson basically had Week 17 off to rest his knee so he should be a full go to face the Packers.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6:16pm

Redskins RB Matt Jones (hip) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Jones has a chance to play but it’s no sure thing. Alfred Morris would be a Sneaky Start if Jones can’t play.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6:16pm

Packers RB Eddie Lacy (rib) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Lacy continues to be limited with the rib injury but he should be fine for a nice matchup with the Redskins.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6:16pm

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) practiced fully Wednesday.

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