Santana Moss Fantasy News

RG3 starting to look like his old self
Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:53am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

A couple days back, Santana Moss appeared on a podcast with ESPN’s John Clayton, and the topic of Robert Griffin III’s health came up. Clayton asked for a status report.

“He looks more comfortable, because he don’t have to worry about that brace,” Moss said. “I think the brace was the big discomfort last year. You know, he’s a young guy with those fiery legs that want to do so much, and that brace probably gave him a little pinch in the behind, because he couldn’t do the things that he was normally accustomed to doing. You can already see, when we’re out there in conditioning and stuff, he’s running around, looking like the old Robert Griffin.”

Which reminded me that Chris Cooley recently hit a local field with Griffin, and had a similarly rave review. This was before Griffin was permitted to work out with his teammates at Redskins Park; Cooley instead took the QB to his own gym, Lifetime Fitness near Ashburn. The men took turns running routes and throwing passes to each other.

“It’s unbelievable,” Cooley reported. “He’s another person right now. I was like, ‘you’re running unbelievably well.’ It was silly to watch….When you watch him run, you’re like ‘You’re a freak. You’re seriously a freak.’ ”

Fantasy Impact:

Griffin is a bounce back candidate now that he's another year removed from his ACL surgery and is able to discard the knee brace which obviously limited his mobility in 2013. Jay Gruden coaxed top 5 fantasy numbers out of Andy Dalton, so it's not inconceivable that he could do the same with RG3. It doesn't hurt that the Redskins have plenty of weapons in the passing game (e.g. Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson, Andre Roberts and Jordan Reed).

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 4:41pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Redskins have re-signed WR Santana Moss. One year deal.

Fantasy Impact:

This indicates that the Redskins are expecting Andre Roberts to play outside.

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Shanahan: Leonard Hankerson 'needs some playing time'
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 12:02pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Redskins HC Mike Shanahan liked what he saw from receiver Leonard Hankerson, who finished with five catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns. It wasn’t about as much or how many catches he had; it was also about his effective route running on other plays.

“He needs some playing time. He’s got to have some consistency, like he did [Monday] night to make those plays. He did a great job in the red zone. He ran an excellent route. What a lot of people don’t see is the route he is running and when he doesn’t get the ball and he’s open. That’s what you are impressed with.”

Fantasy Impact:

Hankerson finished with more snaps than starter Josh Morgan and almost as many as Santana Moss, so he's essentially sharing WR2 duties at this point. He's worth a pickup in larger formats, but has disappointed before. Still, he's in his third season and has always been an interesting prospect.

Monday, August 5, 2013, 12:12pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

Veteran Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss is listed as third string, at the ‘Z’ position behind Josh Morgan and Leonard Hankerson. But if the team had listed a slot receiver separately, Moss would have ranked first on the depth chart.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 12:49pm

Washington Times - [Full Article]

Early in camp, Redskins WR Santana Moss appears to have his legs under him, similarly to last year. That’s a good sign for the 34-year-old.

Sunday, March 24, 2013, 12:17pm

The Washington Times - [Full Article]

“I liked the way [WR Santana Moss] played last year,” coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday at the owner’s meetings. “He came in in excellent shape. I think he was a big part of our offense. There’s a big upside to Santana next year because he’s very familiar with our offense. He did a great job in our third-down package. I expect him to come in in the same type of shape and make the same plays he did last year.”

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Monday, November 12, 2012, 4:32pm

John Keim on Twitter - [Full Article]

Redskins WR Santana Moss said he's fine after suffering a concussion against Carolina. He practiced today.

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Pierre Garcon has a plantar plate tear
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 12:23pm

The Washington Times - [Full Article]

A foot specialist diagnosed Redskins WR Pierre Garcon with a plantar plate tear in his right foot Wednesday, a source said. His status will continue to be determined on a weekly basis.

The plantar plate is a soft tissue structure that connects the base of the toe and the metatarsal, the long bone that goes to the toe. It cushions the bottom of the metatarsal head, which is why the tear causes Garcon significant pain when he pushes off and sprints.

There is no specific timetable for Garcon’s return, although it could make sense to try to bring him back after the bye week. The Redskins return from the week off on Nov. 18, and five of their final seven games are against NFC East opponents.

The decision to send Garcon to see Dr. Robert B. Anderson was not prompted by a setback. The foot injury just was not getting any better.

Fantasy Impact:

If the foot injury isn't getting any better, it's hard to see how a few more weeks is going to make much of a difference. It's understandable if owners want to cut bait at this point for better option on the waiver wire. Please see our rest of season rankings to see how we value Garcon versus other players at his position.  Leonard Hankerson and Santana Moss seem like the best bets in the Washington receiving corps.