Redskins Fantasy News

Gruden: Skins to 'err on the side of throwing the ball'

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 8:40pm

CSN Mid Atlantic - [Full Article]

The Redskins have not been running the ball well lately. Not at all.

In seven of their last eight games they have averaged less than three yards per carry. While there is something to be said for sticking with what you believe in, there comes a point where you have to give up and try something different.

It appears that Jay Gruden has come to that point.

“We have to look at what we’re doing . . . It hasn’t been pretty for . . . seven out of the last eight,” said Gruden.

“I think we’re probably going to have to err on the side of throwing the ball,” said Gruden. “If that means throwing quickly, throwing screens on the running downs, try to get in positive down and distances, to throw it on first down, second and five, and maybe try to get in some pass situations, maybe throw some draws in there.

“We have to look at what we’re doing.”

Fantasy Impact:

Redskin RBs haven't been good fantasy plays either, and it doesn't help it's pretty much a three-headed monster with Matt Jones, Alfred Morris and Chris Thompson all getting work. Jones has the upside and the future, but has had fumbling issues and is just too risky of a play right now. It could all mean a bump in value for QB Kirk Cousins and possibly Thompson in PPR leagues as he's taken on the pass catching role.

Monday, December 7, 2015, 7:09pm

Redskins Inactives
Derek Carrier TE
Deshazor Everett CB
Robert Griffin III QB
Frank Kearse DT
Arie Kouandjio G
Perry Riley LB
Andrew Roberts WR

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.

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