The right leg that was supposed to have healed after three offseason injuries is hurting again, forcing Colt McCoy to miss the team’s first two preseason games. After Thursday’s second preseason game, HC Jay Gruden said “starting isn’t even in the equation now” when asked about McCoy, adding that the quarterback has to get healthy. After McCoy didn’t practice on Sunday, Gruden sounded even more dire, saying McCoy might miss the last two preseason games and possibly more.
McCoy was supposed to be in a three way battle for the starting job with Haskins and Keenum. According to the story, McCoy looked good early on in camp and had an edge because he knows the offense better. Most reports say Keenum is favored to win the job at this point.
WAS QB Dwayne Haskins - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook
The Redskins added Dwayne Haskins with the 15th overall pick in the draft. Haskins was a star at Ohio State, throwing 50 touchdowns with just eight interceptions in his final season. He finished the year with the fourth-highest QB rating in the country (174.1). He joins the Redskins with a shot at starting in Week 1 as Alex Smith recovers from his devastating leg injury.
While Haskins has a good shot at starting, the job is certainly not his right away. Washington brought in Case Keenum this offseason and retained Colt McCoy as a backup. Even if Haskins does start Week 1, he doesn’t have a great supporting cast around him. He also doesn’t add value as a runner, giving him very limited appeal in fantasy.
2019 Bottom Line
Haskins has just 15 college starts to his name as he prepares to face professional defenses. He may be a good quarterback down the line, but it’s hard seeing him be too successful in 2019. On top of all that, there’s no guarantee he even plays this season, making his draft selection a risky one. There are much better quarterback options out there.