Redskins Fantasy News

Jay Gruden: 'I think you'll see more of Robert Kelley'

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 12:02pm

CSN Mid-Atlantic - [Full Article]

After Redskins RB Matt Jones struggled in a win over Baltimore, HC Jay Gruden expressed interest in getting RB Robert Kelley more involved in the game plan. "I think Robert shows that he’s deserving of some carries. You know, we like Matt Jones, but I think there’s a good combination there where the both of them can get the ball."

Jones is still the starter, for now, and should continue to see the majority of the backfield work for Washington.

Fantasy Impact:

Matt Jones' role in the offense seems safe for now and he should still be used as an RB2. If Kelley does become a bigger contributor, though, there could be major cause for concern. The Redskins are one of just six teams whose RBs account for 50% or fewer of team touches, so this team likely can't support two fantasy-relevant backs.

Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:27pm

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (finger) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:27pm

Redskins WR Josh Doctson (achilles, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 5.

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:05pm

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (finger) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:05pm

Redskins WR Josh Doctson (achilles) missed practice again Thursday.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:35pm

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (finger) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 6:35pm

Redskins WR Josh Doctson (achilles) did not practice Wednesday.

Skins Beat: RB Matt Jones best thing to come out of Week 4

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 10:21am

RealRedskins.com - [Full Article]

The best thing that happened all game was Matt Jones’ running. He didn’t always pick the right place to go but when he decided he committed and the results were good. He is averaging 4.5 yards per carry, an improvement of over a full yard over his 3.4 average in his rookie season.

And the average hasn’t been padded by any long runs; Jones’ has a 25-yard run as his long and his second-longest is only 16 yards. He is earning that average. We are still early in the season so it’s too soon to proclaim that the Redskins have their next star running back. But the calls for a veteran running back and/or for Robert Kelley to get more carries have faded. We will see what Jones can do.

Fantasy Impact:

Jones was busting off big chunks of yards against Cleveland, but the schedule gets tougher for Jones, including this week at Baltimore and even the three weeks after that against the Eagles, Lions and Bengals who at this point are all in the top-11 in terms of allowing fantasy points to RBs.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Redskins WR Josh Doctson (achilles, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 4. Doctson’s Achilles injury seems to be getting worse, not better. He’s droppable in most formats.

Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee, ankle) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. He was removed from the injury report so he’s good to go for Sunday.

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:45pm

Redskins WR Josh Doctson (achilles) missed practice again Thursday. Doctson’s Achilles injury seems to be getting worse, not better. He’s droppable in most formats.

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:45pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee, ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Jackson played through the injury last week and should be able to do so again. He has a nice matchup with the Browns.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:34pm

Redskins WR Josh Doctson (achilles) did not practice Wednesday. Doctson’s Achilles injury seems to be getting worse, not better. He’s droppable in most formats.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:34pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee, ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Jackson played through the injury last week and should be able to do so again. He has a nice matchup with the Browns.

Browns QB Cody Kessler (leg) feeling better, still sore

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 8:57pm

Cleveland.com - [Full Article]

Browns QB Cody Kessler, who will start Sunday against the Redskins, was hit hard six times during the game and came up grabbing his left after a fourth-quarter hit. He limped to the sidelines, and had the leg wrapped in the locker room after the game. He also had a sleeve on it Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

Kessler said he he feels a lot better after treatment on Monday. Once Kessler calmed down, he played much better in what was his first game last week.

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