Quick is still only 27 and has been playing in the league's worst passing offense of the last few years. Still, he has had his moments. Over the last four seasons, in the 17 games where he was targeted at least five times, he averaged 3.4 catches for 51 yards and 0.24 TD per game (9.9 PPG in PPR formats). When the threshold is bumped up to six-plus targets (11 games), his averages are 3.6-62-0.36 (12.0 PPG). In 2014, he averaged 54 yards per game (on 5.6 targets) in seven games with Austin Davis at quarterback. Given the number of targets available in Washington after the departure of both Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, it's not inconceivable that Quick carves out a significant role in a much better passing game than the one he's been a part of over the last few seasons.
Terrelle Pryor found a new home.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the receiver signed a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins for $8 million.
Pryor finished the season as the #21 receiver, though his numbers dipped over the final month of the season. Still, his output in the first 12 games -- 5.2 catches for 71 yards and 0.33 TD, #11 WR -- is very encouraging. He’d certainly benefit from an upgrade at quarterback, and should get one if Kirk Cousins remains in Washington.
Former Washington WR DeSean Jackson expects to sign with Tampa assuming no breakdown in final negotiations, sources tell ESPN.
If Jackson has lost a step, it’s hard to tell. He averaged 17.9 yards per catch last year, which was his second highest average of his last six seasons. In 24 games over the last two seasons, he has averaged 3.6 catches for 64 yards and 0.33 TD, or 12.0 PPG in PPR formats. He’s been a little hit or miss fantasy-wise, but should see consistent targets as the complement to Mike Evans in Tampa. This is an upgrade for Jameis Winston, Evans (who won't see quite as much defensive attention) and Cameron Brate. In Washington, Kirk Cousins has lost his top two receivers.
This is a good landing spot for Hoyer, who is a fringe starter in the league at this point in his career. He's playing for a sharp offensive mind (HC Kyle Shanahan) and the 49ers figure to throw a lot as they try to stay competitive during a rebuilding year. In 25 career games where Hoyer has started and attempted at least 25 passes, he has a 12-13 record while averaging 268 yards passing (59.6 Cmp %), 1.48 TD and 0.84 interceptions (or 15.1 fantasy points per game). That's a bit more than what Sam Bradford and Alex Smith averaged last year. If he's the starter, he'll be in the streaming conversation in 2017.
Garcon turns 31 in August, but is coming off a season where he caught 79 passes for 1,041 yards and three touchdowns. In fact, he has at least 68 catches in four straight seasons. In San Francisco, he’ll be reunited with his former offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan. In Shanahan’s last year in Washington, Garcon caught 113 passes for 1,346 yards and five scores. He’s four years older now, but should still see heavy volume playing for Shanahan.
Davis had 44 catches for 583 yards and two touchdowns on 59 targets. When he played 60% or more of the snaps -- typically when Jordan Reed was out or limited -- Davis averaged 3.4 catches for 40 yards and 0.14 TD, or 8.3 fantasy points (PPR). Those are low-end TE2-type numbers. Davis is already 33 years old, so a three-year contract is a bit surprising.
The Washington Redskins have promoted Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator, the team announced on Monday. Additionally, the Redskins have hired Kevin O'Connell to be the team's next quarterbacks coach.
Prior to joining the Redskins’ coaching staff in 2015, Cavanaugh was previously quarterbacks coach for the Arizona Cardinals (1994-95), quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers (1996), offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears (1997-98), offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens (1999-04), quarterbacks coach for the New York Jets (2009-12) and quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears (2013-14).
In eight seasons as an offensive coordinator, Cavanaugh's offenses have never finished higher than 14th in yards gained, with an average ranking of 21.3.
Redskins to promote Greg Manusky to defensive coordinator, sources tell me and @RapSheet. This will be his fourth stint as a DC.
He was previously the DC for the Colts (4 seasons), Chargers (1 season) and the 49ers (4 seasons). His defenses in Indianapolis were typically not good, but his San Francisco and San Diego defenses finished in the top 16 in yards allowed in four of his five seasons with the two teams.
Washington Redskins running back Robert Kelley underwent a surgical procedure on his right knee shortly after the season-ending loss to the New York Giants, a source has confirmed with Breaking Burgundy.
Kelley suffered a sprained knee injury in the Week 16 win over the Chicago Bears, but played against the Giants with a brace. The procedure, considered relatively minor according to a source, lasted approximately 30-45 minutes and dealt with the meniscus. Kelley resumed walking per usual within a couple of days and physical therapy soon after.
This sounds like a minor repair, so Kelley should be fine by minicamp/OTAs.
When the New York Giants offense takes the field on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers in their wild-card game at Lambeau Field, there is a good chance that Paul Perkins is standing behind quarterback Eli Manning as the starting running back. There is also a good chance he’s nervous.
Perkins was handed a starting role in the regular-season finale on the road against the Washington Redskins. All he did was become the first Giants running back to rush for 100 yards in a game this season. The rookie had 102 yards on 21 carries despite admitting he was more nervous for the game than other since high school.
Given the way things have unfolded and the progress Perkins has made -- he’s increased his yardage total each of the past six games and shown improvement with his blocking -- it’s hard to imagine he won’t be starting against the Packers. If it’s not broken, don’t fix it, the story said.
Doctors could never provide Josh Doctson with a good answer, leaving him to rest ... and ponder a season-gone-wrong while looking ahead. It’s all he could do, thanks to the tendinitis in his left foot that has plagued him since May.
But Doctson said he already notices a difference in his foot. And he remains confident what sort of player he can be when healthy.
“Like I was at TCU, for sure, no doubt,” Doctson said.
Doctson missed most of training camp because of the injury, then returned for the first two games. He was inactive for the next four as the Redskins hoped a month of rest would help. However, he was placed on injured reserve before Week 7.
Related players: Jordan Reed
Reed said he was going to play through the shoulder injury in this must-win game for Washington. He struggled when we last saw him back in week 15 so he's a risky fantasy play. Vernon Davis should also be in the mix, but the Skins have - overall - seen a decrease in production from the TE position in recent weeks.
Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm
Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm
Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm
Redskins TE Jordan Reed (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17. It looks like Reed will return this week in a must-win game. It’s impossible to trust him given his recent snaps, but he is Jordan Reed and he has upside.
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