Redskins Fantasy News

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:46pm

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (back) practiced fully Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:46pm

Redskins WR Andre Roberts (ankle) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 6:46pm

Saints WR Willie Snead (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Snead should be fine to face the Redskins.

Monday, November 9, 2015, 8:36am

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DeSean Jackson also was listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. He played 50 of the 59 snaps on offense but he was largely invisible. He has been out of the lineup since early in Week 1 and the Redskins hoped he would bring the big play back into the offense. His output was three receptions for 15 yards.

“I think he’s missed a lot of time,” said Gruden. “Number one, just getting lined up in the huddle and transferring the play calls to the field to the execution. It wasn’t quite there for us. And we didn’t have a lot of opportunities either really. And they had a good plan for him, but we just didn’t make any plays, and he caught a couple balls late. But, we just made nothing really happen on offense unfortunately to give him some opportunities.”

Fantasy Impact:

It was tough to expect a big game from Jackson coming off all the missed time, especially in a tough matchup against the Pats who are good at taking out a team's top threat. Jackson should continue to make progress, but perhaps a wait-and-see approach is the best plan of action for owners.

Dion Lewis injures knee

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 7:10pm

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Patriots running back Dion Lewis' day ended early.

The clubhouse leader for comeback player of the year, who stormed onto New England's roster after two years out of football, left Sunday's 27-10 win over the Redskins with a knee injury.

Lewis had four carries for 14 yards and four catches for 39 yards.

The injury occurred midway through the third quarter. Lewis' leg stiffened and he went down awkwardly at the end of the play. Though he was able to walk off the field under his own power, he was almost immediately declared out for the game.

Fantasy Impact:

The rushing burden fell squarely on the shoulders of LeGarrette Blount, who was punishing Washington's defense all afternoon. Brandon Bolden was also seeing some time in Lewis' absence. If Lewis is out for Week 10, James White could be activated and at least take over Lewis' pass-catching role. The Patriots play at the Giants in Week 10 in a late afternoon game.

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

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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

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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

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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.”

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