Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 3/14/17 10:07am ET
Washington Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor has made plans to practice with Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and wide receivers in late April, Pryor said during his introductory press conference Monday, March 13.
Huddle Up: Pryor has a wealth of upside in this offense and intends to get to work early. This is nothing but good news for fantasy gamers, who should look to him as a WR2.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 3/14/17 8:12pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is still garnering interest, as three other teams have tried to trade for him 'in the last 10 days or so,' only to be 'quickly shot down,' according to a league source.
Huddle Up: While Cousins' situation in Washington will be tricky beyond 2017, it appears the club is firmly set with him as their starting quarterback going into next season, and who can blame them? The 28-year-old has topped 4,100 passing yards in each of the past two seasons, while compiling 54 touchdowns compared to only 23 interceptions over that span. He'll have QB1 potential in most formats.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 3/10/17 8:26am ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins signed his franchise tender Friday, March 10. He can now be traded, but the team has shown no indication of doing so.
Huddle Up: Cousins is in a sticky situation where he has asked for a trade, and the team lost its top two receivers. He has earned midrange QB1 status the last two years, but with these other factors coming into play, one has to wonder if there is more risk than upside for more.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 3/10/17 10:37am ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will reportedly not agree to a long-term deal with the team as long as team president Bruce Allen remains in power.
Huddle Up: This is a direct response to the haphazard way the Redskins handled the departure of former general manager Scott McClellan and isn't exactly unsurprising news despite the fact the ink is still probably still drying after Cousins signed his one-year franchise tender earlier Friday. With DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon gone and so much chaos surrounding the franchise, Cousins is going to be hard to trust in fantasy in 2017.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 3/9/17 5:37am ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson is expected to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Jackson is coming off a 56-1,005-4 season in a powerful offense. Those numbers aren't bad, but more was expected when he left Philadelphia after a career year in 2013. Jackson has upside as a WR3 with Mike Evans commanding so much attention on one side.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 3/9/17 8:44am ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins asked owner Dan Snyder for a trade, but he was essentially told not to get his hopes up, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Cousins has had two banner seasons in a row, but with the turmoil and uncertainty, you're probably buying him a little high as a midrange QB1 with some bust potential. He's also likely to lose two of his receivers. It's a juicy story, but there are safer options this year.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 3/9/17 2:53pm ET
Free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Redskins) officially signed to a three-year, $35 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, March 9.
Huddle Up: Jackson joins Mike Evans for a dynamic deep-threat duo for Jameis Winston to throw to. Evans will still be Winston's go-to target, but Jackson will be able to open up the field for the Buccaneers and will ideally make the offense better as a whole. There's reason to be excited about Jackson in his new uniform, but he should not be viewed as more than a low-end WR2 to high-end WR3.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 3/9/17 4:05pm ET
Free-agent WR Pierre Garcon (Redskins) signed a five-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, March 9.
Huddle Up: From the surface, this looks like a downgrade for Garcon's fantasy outlook, as he'll be joining a much inferior offense compared to the one he played with in Washington, but as a 49er, he's easily their best receiver and should see the most targets. Plus, Brian Hoyer could easily provide better quarterback play than what San Francisco had last year, so Garcon just may hang in there with WR3 prospects.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 3/9/17 5:12pm ET
Updating an ongoing story, Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will sign his franchise tag tender soon, and he will be a 'good soldier,' according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Cousins most likely will remain with the Redskins in 2017. The offense lost DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, so a step backward statistically seems inevitable for Cousins. He's a high-end QB2 for most gaming circles.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 3/9/17 7:37pm ET
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson's deal is for three years and is worth $33.5 million with $20 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Jackson will add a big-play weapon to Tampa Bay's offense, and he should help Jameis Winston make another leap forward. Jackson could still be boom or bust from one game to the next, but he has enough upside to grab as a WR3.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 3/8/17 8:21am ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR Pierre Garcon is close to a deal with the San Francisco 49ers, which would pay him $16 million in the first year, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Garcon was solid with a 79-1,041-3 line last year. He doesn't jump off the page at you, but he's a midrange PPR receiver. Kyle Shanahan was his offensive coordinator in 2013, Garcon's best year, when he had 113 catches for 1,346 yards. He'll be a high-end WR3 in fantasy.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 3/8/17 5:12am ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR Pierre Garcon is being pursued by the San Francisco 49ers. He's familiar with head coach Kyle Shanahan's system.
Huddle Up: Garcon had a 79-1,041-3 solid showing last year. He doesn't jump off the page at you, but he's a midrange PPR receiver.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 3/7/17 7:12pm ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson and the team are expected to part ways, multiple people with knowledge of the situation have indicated. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots and Dallas Cowboys have all inquired about the wide receiver, and 'barring any unforeseen circumstances,' Jackson will not be in Washington next season.
Huddle Up: This has been the anticipated result of Jackson's free-agency journey, with the only question being just where he'll end up. The Buccaneers have emerged as the early frontrunners for a variety of reasons, but the other teams mentioned could make an interesting case as well to land the nine-year veteran. Regardless of where he plays, Jackson will still have WR2 potential.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 3/4/17 3:07pm ET
Impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson (Redskins) is expected to land a contract that will pay him close to $12 million annually, and the among league personnel at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine is that Jackson will sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.
Huddle Up: Pauline cites strong-armed Jameis Winston, the warm weather and no state income tax as reasons Jackson will find the Bucs attractive. It would be a huge get for Tampa Bay, as defenses would have to think twice about tilting their coverages toward Mike Evans with one of the league's best deep threats on the other side. While Jackson would probably remain a boom-or-bust WR3 and Evans might take a slight hit, Winston would shoot right up into fantasy QB1 territory.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 3/4/17 6:20pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones will be given another chance to compete for playing time, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'I fully anticipate he'll come in and compete,' Gruden said. 'No one is giving up on Matt Jones.'
Huddle Up: Jones was given the keys to the backfield to start last season, but he quickly played himself on to the bench. Jones may resurface as part of a committee in 2017, but he is nothing more than a late-round lottery ticket for fantasy owners at this point.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 3/4/17 6:34pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley runs hard and has good vision, according to head coach Jay Gruden, and Gruden said he expects Kelley is only going to get stronger.
Huddle Up: Kelley closed last year as Washington's starter, and if Washington doesn't add a back this offseason, he could resume the role in 2017. If he breaks camp as the starter, Kelley could be a low-end RB2 or solid RB3.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 3/3/17 11:48am ET
Impending free-agent WR Pierre Garcon (Redskins) hasn't 'heard a word' from the Washington Redskins in regards to signing him to a deal prior to the start of free agency.
Huddle Up: There are any number of reasons as to why Washington hasn't reached out, the most likely of which is the chaos taking place in the Redskins' front office at the moment. Head coach Jay Gruden said last week he is comfortable with his receiving corps should Garcon and DeSean Jackson leave, and it is looking more and more like that will end up being the case. Even if Garcon ends up signing with a team that will allow him to be the clear No. 1 option, he'll be hard-pressed to be much more than a fantasy WR3.
Vernon Davis - TEPosted 3/3/17 8:46pm ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent TE Vernon Davis said he would love to re-sign with the Redskins but is letting his agent handle negotiations.
Huddle Up: Davis was productive as Jordan Reed's backup, and he was a borderline TE1 when Reed missed time. Reed has a long history of injuries, so Davis could be worth a spot start here and there if he ends up back in Washington.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 3/2/17 12:16pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins and the Redskins are discussing a long-term deal worth $20 million per year, according to a source. Cousins' franchise tag is worth around $24 million this year.
Huddle Up: Cousins will be paid big money either way, but the Redskins want to lock up who they believe to be their quarterback of the future for a long time. Cousins has cemented himself as a QB1 and should be drafted as such even if DeSean Jackson does not return to the District of Columbia.
Ryan Grant - WRPosted 3/1/17 6:01pm ET
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden told ESPN.com's John Keim on Wednesday, March 1, he feels good about Jamison Crowder, Ryan Grant and Josh Doctson and that he is 'not going to blink' should DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon leave via free agency.
Huddle Up: Gruden has little choice but to believe in his young pups, but it would be foolish for fantasy owners to think Kirk Cousins isn't going to be hurt by the possible defections of Jackson and Garcon. Crowder and Grant work best out of the slot, while Doctson dealt with injuries for the bulk of his rookie season. Cousins would be a prime regression candidate in 2017 if Jackson and Garcon leave, which would allow Crowder and Doctson to have WR3 appeal.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/28/17 6:28am ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins would sign with the San Francisco 49ers to reunite with head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Huddle Up: Cousins is likely to receive the franchise tag again from the Redskins, and this topic could be on hold for another year. Cousins has had two banner seasons in a row, and he's in the midrange QB1 area in fantasy.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/28/17 10:43am ET
Impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins (Redskins) received the exclusive franchise tag on Tuesday, Feb. 28, prohibiting him to negotiate with other teams.
Huddle Up: The only real question for weeks was whether or not Washington would choose the exclusive or non-exclusive tag, so this answers that question. The exclusive tag guarantees Cousins a 20-percent raise on his 2016 salary of $19.953 million, but the fact the Redskins don't appear anywhere close to signing him long-term throws gas on the fire to the rumors he could leave for the San Francisco 49ers after the season. For 2017, however, Cousins projects to be a low-end QB1 in fantasy.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/28/17 11:35am ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins 'remains in play' to be traded despite receiving the exclusive franchise tag on Tuesday, Feb. 28, according to the Washington Post's Mark Maske.
Huddle Up: ESPN's John Keim reported earlier Tuesday the San Francisco 49ers are the only team Cousins is willing to sign a long-term contract with 'right now' - a move that would reunite him with his former offensive coordinator (and new 49ers head coach) Kyle Shanahan. Maske does nothing to dispute that possibility. San Francisco has ten draft picks at the moment, including No. 2 overall, so it has the ammunition to pull the trigger. A move to the bay area would send Cousins into fantasy QB2 territory in 2017.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 2/27/17 6:55am ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') is expected to be 100 percent by the end of March.
Huddle Up: Doctson could have a large role with the team with Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson likely to hit the open market. He's a WR4 option with upside depending on where he lands on the depth chart.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/27/17 11:04am ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is expected to receive the franchise tag before the franchise tag deadline Wednesday, March 1.
Huddle Up: This won't be a big surprise if/when it happens. It makes sense for Washington to tag Cousins again so they have more time to discuss a long-term contract. Cousins has solidified his place in QB1 territory after the last two years. Expect another season of 4,000 or more yards and at least a couple dozen touchdowns.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 2/24/17 8:33am ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') was doing drills at the team's facility Friday, Feb. 24.
Huddle Up: Doctson could have a large role next year with Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson potentially gone. He'll have to prove it in camp, though. He's a WR4 option with upside depending on how things shake out.
Vernon Davis - TEPosted 2/24/17 12:28pm ET
The Washington Redskins have yet to engage in talks with any of its players with expiring contracts - a list that includes impending free agents WR Pierre Garcon, WR DeSean Jackson, TE Vernon Davis, DE Chris Baker. However, multiple sources report the Redskins expect to meet with the representatives of their impending free agents at the NFL Scouting Combine next week.
Huddle Up: It's a common practice for front office personnel and player reps to discuss contracts at the combine, although Washington is making an already making a very long week even longer by handling its business in this manner. Garcon and Jackson are each expected to command at least $9 million in their next contracts, so both players could be on different teams next season. It's a virtual certainty at least one will not come back.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 2/22/17 3:58pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston said he would love if the Buccaneers signed Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson this offseason.
Huddle Up: Jackson should receive interest from multiple teams if he hits the free-agent market and would make a solid tandem in Tampa Bay with Mike Evans. Jackson will have a solid role in an offense in 2017 and can be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 2/21/17 8:48am ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson could receive interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to sources. Jackson has a rapport with QB Jameis Winston.
Huddle Up: Jackson would benefit from elite receiver Mike Evans anchoring one side. D-Jax just turned 30, and he is a better option in non-PPR formats. In such, he'd make a low-end WR3.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/21/17 6:41am ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins, who could potentially receive the franchise tag at $23.9 million, would account for 35 percent of the team's salary cap with CB Josh Norman ($20 million) and OT Trent Williams ($15.1 million).
Huddle Up: Cousins' numbers were on par, in some places better, than his breakout 2015 campaign. He has proven to be a solid fantasy option in the low-end QB1 range.
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