Redskins Fantasy News

MNF: Redskins RB Rob Kelley officially questionable

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 4:26pm

NBC Sports - [Full Article]

Rob Kelley is still recovering from an ankle injury he suffered against the Chiefs on Oct. 2. However, he has looked good while practicing on a limited basis this week. If he can’t go, it seems likely that Samaje Perine will start in his place.

Related Players: Samaje Perine, Chris Thompson

Fantasy Impact:

Chris Thompson is the fantasy running back to start in Washington. With a Monday night game, find a better Sunday option, as neither Kelley nor Samaje Perine provide much upside in Week 7.

Friday, October 20, 2017, 6:56pm

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) took limited practice reps again Friday. HC Jay Gruden said that he expects Kelley to start on Monday night. It’s a blow to Samaje Perine’s workload. Chris Thompson should continue to see a sizable workload.

Jay Gruden: Washington RB Rob Kelley expected to start

Friday, October 20, 2017, 3:34pm

Washington - [Full Article]

Washington head coach Jay Gruden said he expects RB Rob Kelley to not only play on Monday, but to also start the game versus the Eagles. Of course, anything can happen between now and Monday so make sure to keep an active eye on Kelley's injury status.

Fantasy Impact:

With Kelley potentially back in the mix, that means we're back to a three-headed RBBC monster in Washington. Look for Kelley to resume the lead back role, while Chris Thompson handles the change of pace/third-down role. Samaje Perine would be the odd man out.

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:46pm

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) took limited practice reps Thursday. Kelley may be able to return this week, which would likely send Samaje Perine back to the bench. Washington doesn’t play until Monday night.

Skins place kicker Dustin Hopkins on IR

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:31pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

With Dustin Hopkins headed to injured reserve with a hip injury, Washington will sign kicker Nick Rose, via Mike Garafolo of NFL Media.

Rose has never kicked in a regular-season game.

Fantasy Impact:

According to the rest of the story, Rose has a big leg, having led the country in touchback rate in 2014 at Texas and finishing third in 2015. But Rose was inconsistent on field goals and PATs. He missed three extra points in his two years as the Longhorns’ primary place kicker and missed four field goals of less than 39 yards in his career.

Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood (knee) expects to play Week 7

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 12:46pm

Jeff McLane on Twitter - [Full Article]

Eagles RB Wendell Smallwood said that he expects to play Monday against the Redskins. Practiced today. Light session.

Related players: Kenjon Barner, LeGarrette Blount, Corey Clement

Fantasy Impact:

Smallwood missed the last two games because of a knee injury. Barner has only been OK in terms of a pass-catching back, so Smallwood should jump back into the role of third down back as well as splitting time on early downs with Blount and Clement. It's a crowded backfield but Smallwood's use in the passing game should give him a fantasy advantage in PPR leagues.

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.

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