Redskins Fantasy News

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.

Week 13 MNF Injury Report: DeSean Jackson, Dez Bryant probable

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 5:23pm

Cowboys at Redskins
Cowboys
Out
QB Tony Romo (left shoulder)

Questionable
S Jeff Heath (shoulder)

Probable
WR Dez Bryant (foot, knee), CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring, ankle)

Redskins
Out
LB Perry Riley (foot)

Questionable
TE Derek Carrier (ankle, achilles), CB Quinton Dunbar (finger), CB Deshazor Everett (hamstring), WR Andre Roberts (knee), LB Keenan Robinson (shoulder), RB Chris Thompson (shoulder)

Probable
DE Chris Baker (illness), CB Will Blackmon (shoulder, hip), S Dashon Goldson (knee, hamstring, wrist), CB DeAngelo Hall (toe), DE Jason Hatcher (knee), WR DeSean Jackson (illness), DT Terrance Knighton (migraine), C Josh LeRibeus (ankle, shoulder)

Fantasy Impact:

Both Bryant and Jackson are probable and expected to go in this NFC East matchup. Bryant was a full go in practice all week with foot and knee injuries while Jackson did not practice Saturday because of an illness, but is expected to play Monday night.

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 3:15pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Will DeSean Jackson be ready for Monday Night Football?

Redskins coach Jay Gruden told reporters that the veteran wideout missed Saturday's practice with an upper respiratory illness.

Jackson is listed as probable for Washington's Week 13 tilt with the Dallas Cowboys. We expect him to play, but his absence is concerning for a team that also designated Andre Roberts as questionable with an ankle injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Appearing in just five games all year, Jackson has piled up 212 yards and two scores off 12 grabs. He's played well of late, though, with 153 yards and two touchdowns over the past two weeks. His ability to take the top off a secondary has helped quarterback Kirk Cousins in the passing game.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) took limited practice reps again Friday.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (foot, knee) took full practice reps again Friday. Bryant should be fine for a nice matchup with the Redskins, though he has to deal with Matt Cassel at quarterback.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

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

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Redskins TE Derek Carrier (ankle, achilles) missed practice again Friday.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) took limited practice reps Thursday.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Redskins WR Andre Roberts (knee) missed practice Thursday.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Redskins TE Derek Carrier (ankle, achilles) missed practice Thursday.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Redskins RB Alfred Morris (rib, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Redskins WR Andre Roberts (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm

Redskins RB Alfred Morris (rib) practiced fully Wednesday. It looks like Morris will be fine to play against the Giants.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm

Redskins WR Andre Roberts (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 2:25pm

Redskins.com - [Full Article]

The Redskins aren’t losing trust in rookie running back Matt Jones after his league-high fourth lost fumble in Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers, but they know it’s a situation that needs to be addressed.

“He wants every play to be a touchdown, and you love that competitive fire about him,” Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said. “We just have to continue to teach him how to secure the ball and the importance of that ball. It is an issue. You can’t turn the ball over if you are a running back no matter how big you are or how little you are, you have to protect the football. We are not going to give up on Matt, but he has to understand the importance of that ball.”

The fumble against the Panthers occurred in the middle of the second quarter when the game was still a competitive battle, as the Redskins were trailing just 21-14 when Jones, running to the left, had the ball stripped from his possession by Luke Kuechley, who would also recover the ball.

The Panthers would go on to score a touchdown six plays later.

Fantasy Impact:

Of his four lost fumbles this year, three of them have been non-contact situations, an easily correctable facet of his game the story said. With Alfred Morris dealing with a rib issues, the Skins many not have a choice but to keep trusting Jones. Washington hosts the Giants in an early game on Sunday in Week 12.

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