Washington could look for RB help

Washington Post - [Full Article]

Matt Jones is the likely top dog in the running backs corps as the Washington Redskins head into training camp, but there are concerns.

And while the 23-year-old running back, who rushed for 480 rushing yards, three touchdowns and 3.4 yards per carry last season, is expected to be a factor from Week 1, the concerns are enough to evaluate the rest of the running back depth.

Behind Jones on the depth chart is Chris Thompson, who is expected to take on a lot of carries during the preseason; Keith Marshall; Mack Brown; Robert Kelley; and Kelsey Young.

Coach Jay Gruden did not rule out the possibility Wednesday that the team could add another veteran free agent to compete with the group.

Fantasy Impact: 

Jones' surgically repaired hip and his fumbling issues are the main concerns. After the team moved on from Alfred Morris during free agency, it is thin on experienced running backs. Keep an eye on this situation, whomever the team gets could end up with significant work. Thompson is more used in the passing game and likely isn't a heavy-workload back.

Filed Under: 2016, Preseason

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