Redskins Fantasy News

Thursday, November 24, 2016, 3:17pm

Redskins Inactives

LS Nick Sundberg
QB Nate Sudfeld
RB Matt Jones
WR Rashad Ross
OT Blaine Clausell
OG Arie Kouandjio
DL Matt Ioannidis

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (back, questionable) practiced fully Wednesday. Bryant should be fine for a Thanksgiving tilt against Josh Norman and the Redskins.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (back) practiced fully Wednesday. Crowder will be fine to face the Cowboys.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, questionable) practiced fully Wednesday. Jackson played through the injury in Week 11 and we expect him to be out there on Thanksgiving against the Cowboys.

Skins WR DeSean Jackson ACTIVE vs. Packers

Sunday, November 20, 2016, 7:24pm

Redskins Inactives
Blaine Clausell T
Matthew Ioannidis DT
Matt Jones RB
Arie Kouandjio OG
Rashad Ross WR
Nate Sudfeld QB
Nick Sundberg LS

Related players: DeSean Jackson

Fantasy Impact:

Jackson (shoulder) will be active tonight in a matchup against the Packers. If anything, it could mean less targets for guys like WR Jamison Crowder and TE Vernon Davis.

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:41pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 11. It looks like Jackson may be able to make his return this week against the Packers, though he’s still iffy. If he’s out, Jamison Crowder, Pierre Garcon and Vernon Davis all get a bump.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 6:12pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. It looks like Jackson may be able to make his return this week against the Packers, though he’s still iffy.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:11pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. t looks like Jackson may be able to make his return this week against the Packers. If he does play, it would downgrade Jamison Crowder, Pierre Garcon and Vernon Davis from their current spots in our rankings.

Vikes release K Blair Walsh; sign Kai Forbath

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 5:08pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Blair Walsh era is curtains in Minnesota.

NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported Tuesday that the Vikings have released their embattled kicker after another ugly performance in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Redskins. The team later confirmed the move.

It didn't take long for Minnesota to find Walsh's replacement. The Vikings are expected to sign Kai Forbath, Garafolo reported, per a source informed of the team's plans.

Fantasy Impact:

After the Vikings ripped off 20 unanswered points against Washington, Walsh flubbed an extra point just before the half, keeping Washington within striking distance at 20-14. It was just the latest mistake in a string of high-profile gaffes for the fifth-year veteran. Walsh has missed an NFL-high four extra points this year along with four field goals. His troubles began last season, of course, when the kicker botched a 27-yard field goal attempt with 22 seconds left to hand the Seattle Seahawks a 10-9 win in the NFC wild-card round.

Skins RB Matt Jones may see more inactive weeks

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 9:14am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Washington Redskins haven't given up on running back Matt Jones. They just don't know when he'll be active again.

Their one-time starter was inactive for the first time Sunday as Rob Kelley is now the starter and Mack Brown served as the backup because of his ability to play special teams. Chris Thompson is the third-down back so that left Jones sidelined during the 26-20 win. But coach Jay Gruden said that won't necessarily happen each week.

"We just have to make that determination every week," Gruden said. "We're not giving up on Matt. But when you can only dress three running backs, the third one we would like to have some impact on special teams. That's not always going to be the case. Sometimes we may not need our third running back to be on special teams, we can get Matt up."

Fantasy Impact:

The story said Kelley isn't about to lose the starting job anytime soon. Jones injured his knee in a Week 7 loss at Detroit, opening the way for Kelley. Coaches have preached to Jones about being more decisive consistently, but that wasn't always happening. Kelley has been consistent -- Sunday, 17 of his 22 runs were between two and five yards. That consistency will leave Jones as a backup and inactive, at least for some games, moving forward. His competition now becomes Brown, another former undrafted player like Kelley. Jones was a third-round choice a year ago.

Skins Beat: RB Rob Kelley could be spark team needs

Monday, November 14, 2016, 9:00am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The lack of flash in Rob Kelley's game isn't important. That's not what the Washington Redskins need from their running back. What they need is what he has delivered -- and they just might have stumbled onto a real good solution for their run game.

It takes more than two games to establish who you are in the NFL. So Kelley will have days when perhaps he'll remind everyone that he was once an undrafted free agent from Tulane and more holes are poked into his game. Or maybe he won't.

"He's a tremendous asset," Redskins tight end Vernon Davis said. "I remember when he first arrived in training camp and I saw him making cuts I was like, 'Wow, he has great hips and great feet. He's going to be a stud.' And he is. He's a stud."

Fantasy Impact:

After two starts, Kelley has done more than open eyes. And he's doing it by excelling in one big way: being consistent. He rarely loses yards -- only two of his 60 carries this season have resulted in negative yardage. Sunday, he had one carry for minus-1 yards. Other than that, here's the consistency: 17 of his 22 carries gained between two and five yards. Only three were for less than two yards (two others went for 14 and 21). He's not going to hit home runs, but the man keeps getting on base to set this offense in a good spot. He's also holding on to the ball, something Matt Jones failed to do leading up to the switch.

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7:55pm

CSN Mid-Atlantic - [Full Article]

The Redskins have activated tight end Derek Carrier from the physically unable to perform list. The move has been expected since they put tight end Niles Paul on injured reserve earlier this week.

To make room for Carrier, the Redskins waived cornerback Dashaun Phillips.

Skins Beat: Team can still move ball without WR DeSean Jackson

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 10:39am

ESPN - [Full Article]

DeSean Jackson's absence opens up targets for others -- and given the Redskins’ skill-position talent, that’s not bad at all. Jamison Crowder flourishes underneath because he has become an excellent slot receiver, but also because defenses focus extra attention elsewhere.

Jackson’s absence also means more time for Ryan Grant, a practice all-star who has yet to translate that into games. He does not possess deep speed and has never been a threat after the catch and stumbles too often. Perhaps Rashad Ross can scare a defense deep.

Fantasy Impact:

The story went on to say without Jackson, ironically, the Redskins might have more chances to go downfield in favorable coverages. Jackson scares teams on multiple routes -- deep crossers, for example; it’s also not just about speed as Jackson tracks the ball very well. Speed alone does not make you dangerous, but it certainly helps.

Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:00pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 10. Jackson has been ruled out, per multiple reports. Jamison Crowder, Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed get a bump, while Ryan Grant will see his snaps increase, though he only has three catches for 27 yards on the year. Vernon Davis may actually be the one who sees a good bump in snaps.

Report: Redskins WR DeSean Jackson ruled out for Week 10

Friday, November 11, 2016, 11:12am

Master Testfatsion - [Full Article]

DeSean Jackson (shoulder) has been ruled out vs. the Vikings, source confirms.

Related players: Jamison Crowder, Pierre Garcon, Jordan Reed, Ryan Grant

Fantasy Impact:

Jamison Crowder, Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed get a bump, while Ryan Grant will see his snaps skyrocket. Grant only has three catches for 27 yards on the year.

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