Redskins Fantasy News

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.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm

Redskins WR Andre Roberts (thumb, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 7.

Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 7. HC Jay Gruden said that Reed has seen the independent doctor and that the team is waiting on written confirmation. We should have more clarity on Saturday, but Washington plays early on Sunday. He was a top 5 TE in both PPR and standard formats through the first three weeks.

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:35pm

Redskins RB Matt Jones (toe) took full practice reps again Thursday. Jones apparently “looked good” in practice and is on track to make his return against the Bucs. Chris Thompson is iffy with a back injury, so Jones may have extra value in PPR formats this week.

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:35pm

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (back) missed practice again Thursday. He apparently has “significant swelling” in the back. If Thompson is out, Matt Jones likely serves as the team’s passing-down back.

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:35pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Jackson had a setback last Thursday which has delayed his return at least a week, probably longer.

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:35pm

Redskins WR Andre Roberts (thumb) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking full practice reps.

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:35pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Reed may be able to return in Week 7. He was a top 5 TE in both PPR and standard formats through the first three weeks.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:13pm

Redskins RB Matt Jones (toe) practiced fully Wednesday. Jones apparently “looked good” in practice and is on track to make his return against the Bucs. This puts a dent in the Week 7 outlook for Alfred Morris and Chris Thompson.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 6:13pm

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

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