Redskins Fantasy News

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 9. Thompson should return to his role as Washington’s passing down back, and in a matchup with the Patriots, he may see a lot of snaps in garbage time.

Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 9. Jackson said he’ll return for Week 9, though the questionable tag leaves us wondering. He’s been out a while, but is generally a top 20 option in standard formats when healthy. He has averaged 2.6 catches for 67 yards and 0.43 TD in seven games with Kirk Cousins under center over the past two seasons. Washington is likely to be pass-heavy in this one. The Redskins play early on Sunday.

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:20pm

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (back) took full practice reps again Thursday. Thompson should return to his role as Washington’s passing down back, and in a matchup with the Patriots, he may see a lot of snaps in garbage time.

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 6:20pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Jackson said he’ll return for Week 9. He’s been out a while, but is generally a top 20 option in standard formats when healthy. He has averaged 2.6 catches for 67 yards and 0.43 TD in seven games with Kirk Cousins under center over the past two seasons. Washington is likely to be pass-heavy in this one. The Redskins play early on Sunday.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6:02pm

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (back) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 6:02pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Jackson said he’ll return for Week 9. He’s been out a while, but is generally a top 20 option in standard formats when healthy. He has averaged 2.6 catches for 67 yards and 0.43 TD in seven games with Kirk Cousins under center over the past two seasons. Washington is likely to be pass-heavy in this one.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 2:31pm

CSN Philly - [Full Article]

Rookie first-round pick Nelson Agholor, who hasn’t played since hurting his ankle in the Saints game on Oct. 11, returned to practice Tuesday as the Eagles reconvened following their bye week.

Agholor had eight catches for 105 yards in the five games he played in, with a high of 64 yards in the loss to the Redskins.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 2:17pm

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The Redskins’ scuffling ground game could receive a boost Sunday at New England.

Third down running back Chris Thompson says he hopes to make his return after missing last week’s game with a significant lower back bruise that he suffered against the Jets.

“I feel good about this week,” Thompson said. “I just have to continue to get better with it. I’ve been able to run for two or three days now. So it’s more about being able to play football now. I know I can run, but I have to see if I can turn and catch, and get in and out of my breaks.”

Fantasy Impact:

In six games this season, Thompson has 120 yards on 19 carries (team-leading 6.3 yards per). The 25-year-old has also hauled in 23 receptions for 150 yards, a touchdown and eight first downs. Although Thompson finished the Jets game, the bruise quickly grew into a gruesome knot the size of a grapefruit, he said.

Skins to continue RB rotation

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 10:00am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden promised to self-scout all areas of his team's operation trying to figure out a way to squeeze out more success. One conclusion: The Redskins are not going to make any changes in their running backs rotation.

That means Alfred Morris and Matt Jones will split time carrying the ball -- Morris was considered the “lead dog” before the bye week.

“You’re going to see them both play a lot,” Gruden said. “They’re both going to get their touches.”

Gruden's larger point was that he's not going to just blame the running backs and view using one more than the other as the solution to fix their woes. The blocking hasn't always helped, among other factors.

Fantasy Impact:

Don't forget, Chris Thompson is getting healthy and although hasn't had the same amount of touches, he's been the team's most productive back when he does get the ball. He's likely to continue his role in the passing game, making this more of a three-headed monster.

Monday, November 2, 2015, 5:34pm

Redskins.com - [Full Article]

Chris Thompson eased his way back into activity on Monday afternoon, a little more than two weeks after suffering a scary fall against the New York Jets.

Leaping up for what would have surely been an impressive catch from the 5-foot-8, 193-pound running back, Thompson fell awkwardly on his back.

He would lay on the ground in clear pain before being evaluated and re-inserted into the game. The pain, however, was too much to take during the next week leading up to the Redskins’ 31-30 comeback victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as he was forced into inactivity.

“I was a little hesitant today, just because I didn’t know what to expect,” Thompson told Redskins.com on Monday. “I haven’t been able to do anything for two weeks now, so I was a little slow early on. As I kept going, I kept picking it up because I was starting to loosen up a bit, but for the most part I feel good. There is still a little swelling left to go, so once that goes away I know I’ll be fine.”

DeSean Jackson set to return Week 9

Monday, November 2, 2015, 1:16pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Washington Redskins will likely return to action after their Week 8 bye with a healthier starting lineup. According to CSN Washington's Tarik El-Bashir, wide receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to return to action in Week 9 against the New England Patriots.

El-Bashir confirmed that Jackson was suited up at practice on Monday, and barring a setback this week, he will be ready to go. Keep in mind, Jackson suffered a setback during practice two weeks ago that held him out of Week 7's action.

Fantasy Impact:

Jackson hasn't played since first injuring his hamstring in Week 1. When he's healthy, Jackson is still one of the NFL's most dynamic deep threats. His return will add a much needed deep element to the Redskins' offense.

Redskins not giving up on Alfred Morris

Monday, October 26, 2015, 5:52pm

CSN Mid Atlantic - [Full Article]

Against the Bucs, for the third straight week, Alfred Morris could not get going running the football.

On Sunday he carried six times for five yards. That’s 0.8 yards per carry. That comes on the heels of rushing eight times for 11 yards against the Falcons (1.8 per carry) and 11 for 21 yards (1.9) against the Jets.

All offseason long, Jay Gruden talked about Morris remaining the “lead dog” at running back despite the addition of rookie Matt Jones and the emergence of Chris Thompson at the position.

If you go by number of carries, Morris remains the lead dog. He has 91 rushing attempts, more than Jones (63) and Thompson (19) combined. But the NFL is a “what have you done for me lately” league and Gruden can’t overlook Morris’ low production in the past few weeks.

“We've got to get Alfred going, no question about it,” he said. “He didn't get many good looks again yesterday and in the last three weeks it's been rough outings for him as far as the touches that he gets haven't been pretty.”

Fantasy Impact:

This continues to be a theme this season. Morris had a real nice Week 1 but since then he's lost work to Jones and Thompson. It’s hard to separate where Morris problems end and those of the entire running game begin. The Redskins have averaged 45 yards per game on the ground over the last three games so nobody has been very productive. So Gruden will continue to try to get carries for both Morris and Jones.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm

Redskins RB Matt Jones (toe, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 7. Jones apparently “looked good” in practice and is on track to make his return against the Bucs. Chris Thompson is doubtful with a back injury, so Jones should have extra value in PPR formats this week. Consider him a Sneaky Start against the Bucs.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (back, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 7. He apparently has “significant swelling” in the back. Thompson is very unlikely to play, which should leave extra touches for Matt Jones and Alfred Morris. Jones looks especially sneaky in PPR formats, as he’s expected to take over the passing down work.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7. Jackson had a setback last Thursday which has delayed his return at least a week, maybe longer. Jamison Crowder will pick up some targets, but Jordan Reed, if he plays, also stands to benefit.

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