Redskins Fantasy News

Gruden: 'Rob Kelley is our first string running back.'

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 3:10pm

Master Tesfatsion - [Full Article]

"Rob Kelley is our first string running back." - Jay Gruden

Fantasy Impact:

This confirms Gruden's comments earlier in the week. Kelley will handle the “bulk” of the team’s early down carries, which means we can probably assume that he’ll get most of Matt Jones’s workload (an average of 16.1 touches through the first six games).

Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 6:38pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Jackson should play, but his production hasn’t been there this year.

Skins Beat: WR DeSean Jackson, QB Kirk Cousins struggling to get on same page

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 5:34pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

While DeSean Jackson is getting older, he’s not showing many signs of losing his ability as a deep threat, at least in my eyes. The problem is more that Jackson and Kirk Cousins have struggled to get on the same page at times this season.

Fantasy Impact:

The story breaks down some of Jackson's routes and mostly puts the blame on Cousins. The author thinks maybe the team tries to find more ways to get Jackson the ball in the second half, as he's averaging less than four catches a game this year. Jackson has usually been a boom or bust play through much of his career which makes him a risky fantasy play most weeks as anything but a WR3 or lower.

Skins to go with Rob Kelley at RB

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 11:33am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The starter could change in a few days, or even after another game. For now, though, the Washington Redskins want to go with the hot hand at running back -- or, at least, the consistent one. And that means Rob Kelley, the one-time undrafted free agent, will take over for Matt Jones.

Fantasy Impact:

The Redskins liked what Kelley did in his one start against Cincinnati, gaining 87 yards on 21 carries. The best part about Kelley’s game was the yards after contact and the consistency. His longest run was only 16 yards, but he didn’t have any negative carries, either. In fact, of his 38 carries this season, only one has lost yards. Jones missed that game with a knee injury, but his first seven games were a mixed bag: he lost two fumbles and at times remained too indecisive, robbing him of any power after contact. Then again, he had games of 117 and 135 yards in which, as the game progressed, he ran the way Washington hoped. As the story said, this could all change, but the good news is it seems it won't be a split even though Jones will likely be involved.

Monday, November 7, 2016, 3:15pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Washington Redskins were dealt a blow to their depth on Monday afternoon. It was announced by the team that tight end Niles Paul would be placed on the injured reserve. Paul was dealing with a shoulder injury before the team decided to shut him down. The news came via Jay Gruden and the Redskins Twitter account.

Skins LT Trent Williams suspended four games

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 6:13pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Redskins left tackle Trent Williams has been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

The suspension begins immediately. Williams can return to practice and the active roster Dec. 5, a day after the Redskins play the Cardinals. He will be permitted to participate in team meetings and work out at the team facility during his suspension.

Redskins RB group gets more crowded

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 12:31pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Redskins just promoted RB Mack Brown off the practice squad.

HC Jay Gruden said last week that he and Rob Kelley were in a close competition at the end of the summer, but they opted for the latter on the opening day roster.

The Redskins say they can mix and match their backs depending on the situation.

Related players: Matt Jones, Chris Thompson

Fantasy Impact:

This isn't great news from a fantasy perspective and we feel the Skins running game takes a fantasy hit if there isn't one clear back. With Brown now possibly in the mix, that makes four. Jones was injured last week and the addition of Brown could mean Jones won't be ready after the team's bye this week, so it's a situation worth monitoring.

Skins WR DeSean Jackson has 'head contusion'

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 7:21pm

ABC News - [Full Article]

WR DeSean Jackson left the Redskins' game in London to be evaluated for a concussion. The team said he did not suffer a concussion.

Fantasy Impact:

Jackson was questionable to return with a "head contusion" the article said and never did make a return.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm

Redskins RB Matt Jones (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 8. Rob Kelley would be the lead back with a lot of Chris Thompson as well. The team doesn’t want to overload Thompson since he’s a smaller back.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm

Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (groin, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 8.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring, shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 8. The limited practices indicate that Jackson should be able to play through the injuries, though the hamstring injury is new. The Redskins play in the very early London game on Sunday.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm

Redskins TE Vernon Davis (groin, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 8.

Friday, October 28, 2016, 6:30pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 8. Reed is expected to play. The Redskins play in the very early London game.

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:49pm

Redskins RB Matt Jones (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Jones has some “soreness in his knee” and “some pain cutting” so he hasn’t practiced yet this week, per beat writer John Keim. Rob Kelley would be the lead back with a lot of Chris Thompson as well. The team doesn’t want to overload Thompson since he’s a smaller back.

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:49pm

Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (groin) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Crowder should be fine to play on Sunday, but if Jordan Reed returns, he’ll be a less attractive start.

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