Redskins Fantasy News

Skins plan to give WR Josh Doctson more snaps

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 10:45am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

Josh Doctson needs more snaps. The Redskins’ second-year wide receiver has served a limited role through five games, including during Sunday’s 26-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, in which he participated in just 19 of Washington’s 74 snaps on offense.

That means Doctson, the team’s 2016 first-round draft pick, was on the field for just more than 25 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. And during Monday’s news conference, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden addressed the deficiency, saying the coaching staff will look at getting Doctson more playing time moving forward.

“We are going to actively expand [his role], without a doubt,” Gruden said. “He didn’t get as many reps as I would like at the end of the day when you look at the numbers, but it’s our job. We have got to get him in there more and expand it.”

Fantasy Impact:

Doctson, 24, once again flashed his potential in a reserve role Sunday. He scored his second career touchdown during the opening drive on an 11-yard reception, his only catch in the game. Two of Doctson’s four catches this season have resulted in touchdowns. If you're looking to stash a player, Doctson might be worth it. However he won't be a safe play until the snap count rises.

Skins K Dustin Hopkins dealing with hip injury

Monday, October 16, 2017, 5:57pm

Redskins on Twitter - [Full Article]

Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins has a right hip rotator muscle sprain.

Fantasy Impact:

The tweet added that the team will work out kickers this week, according to HC Jay Gruden. It's a significant K injury as Hopkins was our top-rated kicker for Week 6.

49ers deny RB Carlos Hyde trade rumors

Monday, October 16, 2017, 9:20am

ESPN - [Full Article]

On the heels of the San Francisco 49ers' decision to release linebacker NaVorro Bowman on Friday, speculation immediately turned to running back Carlos Hyde.

Reports soon surfaced that the Niners were attempting to deal Hyde as well. Following Sunday's loss to the Washington Redskins, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan adamantly shot down those reports.

"That is absolutely, absolutely 100 percent false," Shanahan said. "There is nothing true about that."

Related players: Matt Breida

Fantasy Impact:

Much like Bowman, Hyde had his playing time reduced last week against the Indianapolis Colts and also let it be known he wasn't thrilled about it in his postgame media session. Hyde did get 13 carries to Breida's four and turned two of them into TDs in Week 6. Hyde also had five catches for 47 yards. The team said Hyde and Breida are in a hot hand situation after last week's game making both of the risky plays going forward. The story said while Hyde had more work, Breida seemed to make the most of his limited touches.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm

Redskins WR Josh Doctson (shoulder) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 6. HC Jay Gruden called Kelley a “long shot” to play in Week 6. Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine are Sneaky Starts in a great matchup with San Francisco.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 3:39pm

Washington RB Rob Kelley (ankle) has officially been ruled as doubtful for Week 6. He hasn't practiced all week and it's safe to assume he won't play. Bump up Smaje Perine in standard leagues and Chris Thompson in PPR leagues.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:57pm

Redskins WR Josh Doctson (shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:57pm

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. HC Jay Gruden called Kelley a “long shot” to play in Week 6. Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine are Sneaky Starts in a great matchup with San Francisco.

Washington RB Samaje Perine to lead backfield

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 11:12am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

With Rob Kelley likely out this week against the 49ers, Samaje Perine is next in line and "expected to receive a larger role. Head coach Jay Gruden said Perine will likely "get the majority of the carries."

Fantasy Impact:

Chris Thompson will still serve as the team's third-down back/passing game specialist out of the backfield, but Perine is in line for first- and second-down work. That would make him an appealing RB2/Flex play, which is where we have him ranked in standard leagues, as our No. 25 RB on the week. In PPR leagues, Perine is our No. 31 RB, while Thompson is ranked as our No. 15 PPR back.

Washington WR Jamison Crowder to be more involved

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 11:07am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

“I think you’ll see more of Jamison Crowder, hopefully,” said Washington head coach Jay Gruden said. “He is one of our best skill players. We have got to get him more involved in the offense. That is partly my fault, to get more balls targeted for him. Whether it’s quick game, whether it’s getting the ball out in space somehow, bubble screen, whatever it might be. I have got to get the ball to him in space more often and get him the flow early.”

Fantasy Impact:

Heading into Week 6, Crowder has caught only 14 passes for 106 yards and zero touchdowns. After being tabbed as a potential breakout WR, Crowder has not been a fantasy factor at all. While it's nice to hear his coach say he wants to get him more involved, we'll believe it when we see it. We currently have Crowder ranked as our No. 50 WR in standard leagues and our No. 42 WR in PPR.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:48pm

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. HC Jay Gruden called Kelley a “long shot” to play in Week 6. Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine are Sneaky Starts in a great matchup with San Francisco.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:48pm

Redskins WR Josh Doctson (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 6:42pm

Ravens TE Ben Watson (calf, questionable) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 5. The full practice indicates he’ll play in a great matchup against Oakland, who yielded 4-75-1 to A.J. Derby a week after giving up 5-58-1 to Vernon Davis.

Skins RB Rob Kelley injures ankle on Monday night

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 9:08am

Washington Redskins on Twitter - [Full Article]

RB Rob Kelley (ankle) has been downgraded to doubtful.

Related players: Samaje Perine, Chris Thompson

Fantasy Impact:

Kelley never returned to the game after missing Week 3 with a rib issue. He'll now have to try to heal his ankle as well. Washington has a bye in Week 5 so we likely won't hear a whole lot about Kelley for a while. Perine and Thompson split the rest of the workload but weren't all that productive.

Skins RBs Rob Kelley, Samaje Perine, TE Jordan Reed ACTIVE for MNF

Monday, October 2, 2017, 7:18pm

Redskins Inactives
Mack Brown RB
Tyler Catalina OG
Josh Harvey-Clemons LB
Joshua Holsey DB
Anthony Lanier DE
Ty Nsekhe OT
Brian Quick WR

Related players: Rob Kelley, Jordan Reed, Samaje Perine

Fantasy Impact:

Kelley is good to go with a rib injury. Samaje Perine likely gets less work with Kelley active. Chris Thompson should continue to get third down and passing down work.

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