Jamison Crowder - WRPosted 6/23/17 9:12am ET
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder received a ton of praise from head coach Jay Gruden in a recent interview with the Washington Post. 'I?ve said all along Jamison can play anywhere. He can play outside, inside. ? He?s an excellent player, dynamic player. He just continues to prove every day why we like him so much. He?s great on option routes, he can run vertical stems. He can run just about anything you ask him to run,' Gruden said.
Huddle Up: Crowder is obviously poised to see an increased role with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon playing elsewhere, but Gruden's comments would seems to suggest he will receive plenty of playing time at the expense of 2016 first-round pick Josh Doctson in two-receiver sets. Crowder's star is most definitely pointing up, and he should be a savvy pick for owners as a low-end WR2/high-end WR3 in PPR leagues this summer.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 6/20/17 9:10am ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has 'become a leader and a fixture at a position of perpetual angst for (team owner Dan) Snyder,' according to CBS sports Jason La Confora, who believes there is now an 80 percent chance Cousins signs a long-term deal with the Redskins.
Huddle Up: La Confora also suggests letting Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson walk in free agency was a precursor to a long-term deal for Cousins. There has been a lot of positive momentum to reach a long-term deal this summer, and the sides have just under a month to negotiate a contract before Cousins is forced to play under the franchise tag. He figures to be a low-end QB1 in 2017.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 6/16/17 2:09pm ET
Washington Redskins vice president of player personnel Doug Williams said the team wants to sign QB Kirk Cousins to a long-term extension in the worst way. Williams said the two sides have been negotiating this offseason.
Huddle Up: The Redskins will have about a month to sign Cousins to a long-term deal, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. He has thrown for at least 4,100 yards in each of the last two seasons and has posted 54 touchdowns during that time. Cousins did lose his top two receivers in free agency but still has a solid group of pass catchers to work with this season. Cousins can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some leagues.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 6/14/17 8:17am ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones' agent has asked the team to release Jones. Jones is close with new Redskins senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams, who told him to put his head down and compete. Jones said he would work hard to earn back his starting spot.
Huddle Up: Jones is buried on the depth chart and has no fantasy value as long as he's on the Redskins' roster. That could change with a new uniform.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 6/13/17 7:55am ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones was spotted at the team's facility Tuesday, June 13.
Huddle Up: Jones is so buried on the depth chart that he only has RB5 value in the event that he is traded or released.
Jamison Crowder - WRPosted 6/12/17 7:08am ET
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder will play on the outside in two-receiver sets and inside in three-wide sets. He'll also return punts.
Huddle Up: Crowder has some WR4 flash, and he could enhance it a tick more with a good camp.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 6/11/17 5:14pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson will be used in the Z receiver role to start the season, head coach Jay Gruden said. Last year, San Francisco 49ers WR Pierre Garcon occupied the Z receiver role for the Redskins.
Huddle Up: Doctson is unproven coming off an Achilles' injury that ruined his rookie campaign, but the former first-round pick has more than enough upside to grab as a WR5.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 6/10/17 7:16pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley has earned the right to start, according to offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh, but Cavanaugh said he has confidence in all the backs and plans to ride the 'hot hand.'
Huddle Up: Cavanaugh basically admitted Washington will go with a committee, the kiss of death for fantasy running backs. Kelley can't be counted on to be more than a RB4.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 6/9/17 7:26pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson has been impressing the coaching staff with his catch radius during OTAs.
Huddle Up: Doctson basically lost his rookie season to an Achilles' injury, but the former first-round pick has too much potential to ignore, especially with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon now playing elsewhere. Grab him in the later rounds as a WR5.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 6/8/17 7:43pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor has a chance to reach 1,500 receiving yards as the go-to target for QB Kirk Cousins, according to NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt.
Huddle Up: Pryor certainly has the athleticism to be a dominant receiver, and he should have plenty of chances to make plays with Cousins likely to throw early and often. Consider him a high-upside WR2.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 6/7/17 5:39am ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has had encouraging contract talks recently, which owner Daniel Snyder has gotten involved in, and he expressed an interest in re-signing Cousins. There is belief that even if a deal isn't completed by the July 15 franchise tag deadline, one could be completed after the season.
Huddle Up: Cousins had the fifth-most fantasy points the last five weeks of the season as well as the entire season. He has been consistently brilliant, and he's knocking on the door of the top couple of tiers at the position in fantasy.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 6/5/17 6:27am ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley is focused on elevating his game in the areas of receiving, blocking, making cuts, and breaking longer runs. Kelley, as previously reported, lost weight by improving his diet and building muscle.
Huddle Up: Kelley will face competition from rookie Samaje Perine, whose style is similar to that of 'Fat Rob.' In all likelihood, it will devolve into a committee approach, and neither back will have much involvement on third downs, when Chris Thompson will take over. Kelley is a risky RB3 and better gamble as a fourth back.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 6/4/17 7:50pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins' 104.7 passer rating since Week 7 of the 2015 season is the best mark in the NFL among players with at least 500 pass attempts.
Huddle Up: While the Redskins have been hesitant to commit to Cousins long term, fantasy owners shouldn't be afraid to grab him as a midrange QB1.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 6/4/17 8:34pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed's 17 touchdowns since the start of the 2015 season are the second-most in the NFL among tight ends.
Huddle Up: Injuries are a constant concern with Reed, but when healthy, he has as much upside as any player at his position. He should be one of the first tight ends off the board.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 6/1/17 8:14am ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones was told he was the team's No. 5 running back, and he is not participating in organized team activities.
Huddle Up: Jones seems destined to land elsewhere, and a fresh start could bode well for the former starter. He still has upside, but he hasn't come close to harnessing it. Watch his status as camp nears.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 5/29/17 12:32pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor is already impressing QB Kirk Cousins in his first offseason with the Redskins. Specifically, Cousins has been impressed with Pryor's knowledge of the game, work ethic and positive attitude. 'I'm really looking forward to trying to get him as many touches as possible and allow him to impact our team in any way he can.'
Huddle Up: As many touches as possible sure jumps out at you, but take it with a grain of salt. The targets will definitely be there for Pryor, though, as Washington lost DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. Pryor immediately takes over the No. 1 receiver spot. With Cousins throwing the ball, there is WR1 upside for Pryor in D.C., but he's best drafted as a WR2.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 5/27/17 6:55pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor said he is spending as much time as possible with QB Kirk Cousins in order to build trust, and head coach Jay Gruden said the relationship between Pryor and Cousins off the field in translating to success on the field.
Huddle Up: Pryor managed to top 1,000 yards for the Browns last year, and he should be one of the main weapons in Washington's passing attack. He offers a lot of potential as a WR3.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 5/27/17 6:22pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor said the offense was a little sloppy when OTAs began but is improving thanks to a total team effort. 'We're getting better, and we're a long ways away, but I think tomorrow is going to be a brighter day.'
Huddle Up: After the departures of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson over the offseason, Pryor could find himself as the go-to weapon for Kirk Cousins. He is well worth a look as a WR3.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 5/26/17 9:11pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is still adjusting to throwing jumps ball and back-shoulder fades to WR Terrelle Pryor, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Pryor has elite size and athleticism, and he made a surprisingly quick transition to receiver last year. He could be Cousins' go-to target this season, and Pryor should be drafted as a high-upside WR3.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 5/25/17 8:38am ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') has been impressive in organized team activities, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'The big thing for him is the confidence in his Achilles', and I think he's got that right now,' Gruden said. 'The past two days he's looked better and better. It looks like he can run down the field. He made a good catch down the sideline today and (he has) strong hands, we know that about him.'
Huddle Up: Doctson flashed enough talent to be chosen 22nd overall in the NFL draft last season. He'll have to compete for a larger role, but he's definitely worth consideration in the latter rounds of drafts.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 5/24/17 6:18am ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones won't attend organized team activities, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Jones doesn't appear to be in the team's plans, but he could be a late-round value if he lands on another team.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 5/23/17 7:32am ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins could receive a third consecutive franchise tag next offseason, according to team president Bruce Allen. The cost of a third straight franchise tag would be $34 million in 2018.
Huddle Up: Cousins has had two brilliant seasons in a row, but after a marked turnover in weaponry, there's very real risk with him as a QB1. He's, ideally, a low-end QB1 or fringe backup choice.
Chris Thompson - RBPosted 5/22/17 6:00am ET
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson is expecting a bigger workload this season because he proved to head coach Jay Gruden that he was durable.
Huddle Up: Thompson is a sneaky PPR option after he posted 5.2 yards per carry and a 68-356-3 rushing line with a 49-349-2 receiving line. He'll play second fiddle to Rob Kelley, but he could be a solid RB4.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 5/22/17 4:35pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') will be a full participant during organized team activities this week, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Doctson was limited to two catches and 66 yards this past season because of his injury but may have the chance to start in 2017 after DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon left in free agency. Owners should monitor his situation during training camp to see what his role will be and can consider him a No. 4 receiver if he is a starter.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 5/19/17 6:48pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') has looked 'quick and healthy' in offseason activities, according to JP Finlay of CSNMidAtlantic.com
Huddle Up: With Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson no longer in Washington, Doctson should see plenty of snaps. He has plenty of upside, but this will essentially be his rookie year thanks to last season's injury. Draft him as WR4 and hope he catches on quickly.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 5/17/17 5:57am ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley is in shape and ready for the season, according to sources.
Huddle Up: With Kelley's weight issues behind him, he appears poised to battle rookie Samaje Perine for the lion's share. He had a 168-704-6 line rushing (4.2 yards per carry) and a 12-82-1 line receiving last year. He'll be a solid RB2 in fantasy.
Samaje Perine - RBPosted 5/13/17 8:13pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine drew praise from running backs coach Randy Jordan for his quickness and elusiveness during rookie minicamp, and head coach Jay Gruden praised Perine's technique. 'You can tell his pad level is always down and he had good vision and he has good feet in the hole, and he caught the ball well,' Gruden said.
Huddle Up: Rob Kelley should enter the season as the lead back, but there is no guarantee that he is the long-term answer. Perine could play his way into a sizeable role before the end of the year, and he is worth a look as a RB4.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 5/12/17 9:10am ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley has reportedly impressed team with his work in the offseason, and he will likely remain the starter ahead of fourth-round RB Samaje Perine for the time being, according to CSN Mid-Atlantic's J.P. Finlay.
Huddle Up: Fellow CSN Mid-Atlantic writer Rich Tandler said 'all bets are off' after Kelley takes the first regular-season snap. There's a good chance Tandler's ends up being right on this one. Perine was drafted to address Washington's woes in short-yardage and goal-line situations. The rookie was one of the draft's most physical runners, while Kelley only averaged 3.98 yards per carry in nine games as a starter. It would be surprising if Perine doesn't overtake Kelley at some point, making him a low-end flex option.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 5/1/17 2:05pm ET
Washington Redskins rookie RB Samaje Perine is expected to challenge fellow RB Rob Kelley for early-down work, according to ESPN.com's John Keim. Head coach Jay Gruden lauded Perine for his toughness and physical abilities. 'We know how strong he is,' Gruden said. 'Just a total package is really what we liked.'
Huddle Up: Perine and Kelley are similar runners with bruising styles. They will wear down a defense but aren't exactly ideal for PPR formats. Chris Thompson will continue to play the third-down, change-of-pace role. Kelley still has the most upside in Washington's backfield, but his fantasy value took a hit with the addition of Perine. He's a low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 option in standard leagues.
Samaje Perine - RBPosted 4/29/17 9:37am ET
The Washington Redskins selected Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine with the No. 114 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Saturday, April 29.
Huddle Up: Perine will compete for touches, but he could be fast-tracked with reports of Matt Jones being on the trade block. Perine is a big-bodied back at 5-11, 233 pounds, and could slide into the conversation of No. 4 fantasy back in upcoming drafts. Presumed starter Rob Kelley enters a make-or-break situation.
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