Redskins Fantasy News

DeSean Jackson day-to-day with bruised knee

Monday, December 14, 2015, 7:15pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to miss at least some time during this week of practice with a bruised knee, Coach Jay Gruden said on Monday. He's day-to-day.

Jackson injured his knee while making a diving catch along the sideline later in Washington’s win over Chicago on Sunday. He left the game briefly, but returned despite being at less than 100 percent.

Fantasy Impact:

Gruden said he doesn’t believe the injury is severe, the story said.

Monday, December 14, 2015, 1:09pm

CSN Mid-Atlantic - [Full Article]

Redskins tight end Derek Carrier suffered a season-ending knee injury in Sunday’s win over the Bears, a source confirmed to CSN Mid-Atlantic.

Carrier becomes the third player at that position to go down with a significant injury this season, joining Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen, who were lost in the preseason.

Fantasy Impact:

Carrier, the Redskins’ No. 2 tight end behind Jordan Reed, has a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. The third-year player was injured on Washington’s second drive on a routine-looking tackle following a short reception over the middle.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 14. Thompson has a torn labrum in his shoulder, so the team signed Pierre Thomas as insurance. The move makes Matt Jones slightly more appealing since he may pick up a few extra snaps while Thomas gets acclimated.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Redskins WR Andre Roberts (knee, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 14.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Redskins TE Derek Carrier (ankle, questionable) took full practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 14.

Redskins sign RB Pierre Thomas

Friday, December 11, 2015, 11:45am - [Full Article]

With uncertainty about Chris Thompson’s status moving forward as he deals with a torn labrum in his shoulder, the Redskins on Friday added a backup policy in Pierre Thomas, a nine-year veteran who spent his first eight seasons with the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Impact:

Thomas would fill Thompson's pass-catching role if Thompson can't play. The Washington RBBC has been a mess all year, so there's no reason to run out and pick up Thomas.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) missed practice again Thursday.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

Redskins WR Andre Roberts (knee) missed practice again Thursday.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm

Redskins TE Derek Carrier (ankle) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:33pm

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:33pm

Redskins WR Andre Roberts (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:33pm

Redskins TE Derek Carrier (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Gruden: Skins to 'err on the side of throwing the ball'

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 8:40pm

CSN Mid Atlantic - [Full Article]

The Redskins have not been running the ball well lately. Not at all.

In seven of their last eight games they have averaged less than three yards per carry. While there is something to be said for sticking with what you believe in, there comes a point where you have to give up and try something different.

It appears that Jay Gruden has come to that point.

“We have to look at what we’re doing . . . It hasn’t been pretty for . . . seven out of the last eight,” said Gruden.

“I think we’re probably going to have to err on the side of throwing the ball,” said Gruden. “If that means throwing quickly, throwing screens on the running downs, try to get in positive down and distances, to throw it on first down, second and five, and maybe try to get in some pass situations, maybe throw some draws in there.

“We have to look at what we’re doing.”

Fantasy Impact:

Redskin RBs haven't been good fantasy plays either, and it doesn't help it's pretty much a three-headed monster with Matt Jones, Alfred Morris and Chris Thompson all getting work. Jones has the upside and the future, but has had fumbling issues and is just too risky of a play right now. It could all mean a bump in value for QB Kirk Cousins and possibly Thompson in PPR leagues as he's taken on the pass catching role.

Monday, December 7, 2015, 7:09pm

Redskins Inactives
Derek Carrier TE
Deshazor Everett CB
Robert Griffin III QB
Frank Kearse DT
Arie Kouandjio G
Perry Riley LB
Andrew Roberts WR

DeMarco Murray sees just 14 snaps

Monday, December 7, 2015, 9:59am

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

Philadelphia Eagles running back DeMarco Murray saw a season-low 14 offensive snaps in the team's Week 13 35-28 win over the New England Patriots.

His previous low came in Week 4, when he had just 25 snaps against the Washington Redskins, but the game flow dictated that one. With the Eagles falling behind, they turned to their passing down backs. In Week 13, Murray's low snap count was part of the plan.

Head coach Chip Kelly explained that based on the matchup, it made more sense to use his smaller running backs -- Darren Sproles and Kenjon Barner. However, he also added that Sproles' ability to create positive plays consistently helped him stay on the field throughout the game.

Fantasy Impact:

This will be interesting to watch the rest of the season. The Eagles made some changes coming into this game after three-straight losses, and it was clear the speed of Sproles and Barner worked better on the sweep plays the team loves to run. The Birds also scored three special team and defensive TDs which limited the offensive snaps, but it's been pretty clear this season Murray isn't a great fit in this offense. Also keep in mind Ryan Mathews missed this game with a concussion and has had more success than Murray this season. The return of Mathews could also keep Murray's snap total low going forward.

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