Four games into his 14th NFL season, Redskins WR Santan...

Washington Post - [Full Article]

Four games into his 14th NFL season, Redskins WR Santana Moss has yet to play in a regular-season game under first-year Coach Jay Gruden, who has made him inactive for each contest.

But Gruden said he expects that to change going forward, although he didn’t spell out a circumstance or scenario for activating Moss. “He’s very close right now,” Gruden said of Moss, 35, whom he singled out for praise more than once during training camp.

Fantasy Impact: 

As it stands, the story went on to say, Moss is caught in a numbers game through no fault of his own, the coach explained. It starts with the issue of raw speed. It’s a quality Gruden prizes in wide receivers, and three-time Pro Bowler DeSean Jackson has it, timed at 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash. With Jackson ailing since Week 2 with a left shoulder sprain, Gruden has chosen to keep fourth-year wide receiver Aldrick Robinson active as insurance, in case Jackson needs a break. Ryan Grant is also a factor in things. Even if Moss plays, he likely isn't going to be a safe fantasy option given the other WRs.

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