Chris Thompson - RBPosted 10/17/17 12:57pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson is on pace to become the fourth running back ever to rush 100 times and eclipse 1,000 receiving yards in one season. Thompson must average 5.8 carries and 60.0 receiving yards per game.
Huddle Up: Thompson has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the 2017 season so far. He has turned into a reliable every-week starter and a household name in PPR leagues, pacing all running backs with 340 receiving yards. Either sell Thompson high or hang on to him and enjoy the ride.
Dustin Hopkins - PKPosted 10/17/17 3:10pm ET
Washington Redskins PK Dustin Hopkins (hip) is being placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Oct. 17. Free-agent PK Nick Rose (49ers) was signed by the Redskins in a corresponding move.
Huddle Up: Hopkins is a big loss for the Redskins as he was/is one of the best kickers in the NFL. Fantasy owners shouldn't have a hard time finding a capable replacement on the waiver wire. Some names to consider are Stephen Hauschka, Chandler Catanzaro and Chris Boswell.
Dustin Hopkins - PKPosted 10/16/17 12:22pm ET
Washington Redskins PK Dustin Hopkins (hip) is dealing with a right hip rotator muscle sprain. Free-agent kickers are expected to work out for the Redskins this week in light of the injury, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Hopkins' prospects for Week 7 don't sound promising, so be ready to start another kicker. Some names that might be available to fill in include: Stephen Hauschka, Chandler Catanzaro and Chris Boswell.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 10/16/17 12:28pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) will be able to participate in practice this week, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Kelley has missed the last game because of the injury but appears to have a chance to play in Week 7. He probably would share playing time with Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson if he is active this week but could receive a majority of the carries. Kelley can be a flex option in some deeper leagues.
Dustin Hopkins - PKPosted 10/16/17 3:46pm ET
Washington Redskins PK Dustin Hopkins (hip) will miss at least one week because of a partially torn muscle in his hip and is considered week-to-week, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Redskins will sign a new kicker this week, but owners will have several options to choose from if they have Hopkins in their lineup.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 10/15/17 6:12am ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) is not expected to play in Week 6's game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Kelley was listed as doubtful on the injury report and did not practice at all during the week. Assuming he is inactive, Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine will split carries this afternoon and have favorable matchups against the San Francisco defense. Thompson should be viewed as a RB2 or flex option in all fantasy formats, while Perine should receive enough carries to merit consideration as a flex option in deeper leagues.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 10/15/17 6:42pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 25 of his 37 passes for 330 yards, two touchdowns and an interception and ran four times for 26 yards and a touchdown in a 26-24 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Washington almost blew a big lead, but Cousins finished with a strong stat line and has now accounted for multiple touchdowns in three straight games. Up next is a rematch with a Philadelphia Eagles team that kept Cousins in check in Week 1, but he is playing well enough to deploy as a low-end QB1.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 10/15/17 6:56pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor finished with three catches on five targets for 23 yards in a 26-24 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Since seeing 11 targets in Week 1, Pryor hasn't seen more than five balls thrown his way in a game. With several quality targets to contend with in Washington, it doesn't look like Pryor will come close to matching his production from last season when he was with the Cleveland Browns.
Samaje Perine - RBPosted 10/15/17 6:51pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine finished with nine carries for 23 yards and three catches for 24 yards and a touchdown in a 26-24 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Perine salvaged his afternoon with a receiving touchdown, but with Rob Kelley sidelined, it was Chris Thompson leading the team with 16 rush attempts. Even if Kelley missed more time, it is going to be tough to trust Perine as a starter against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 7.
Chris Thompson - RBPosted 10/15/17 6:46pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson finished with a career-high 20 touches against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6, rushing 16 times for 33 yards and catching four passes for 105 yards.
Huddle Up: With Rob Kelley sidelined, Thompson was leaned on heavily as a runner and receiver. He has been Washington's most explosive back all year, and he will elevate to RB2 status in PPR formats if he continues to touch the ball this much moving forward.
Jamison Crowder - WRPosted 10/15/17 7:03pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder finished with three catches on five targets for 15 yards in a 26-24 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Head coach Jay Gruden said earlier in the week that he wanted to have Crowder more involved, but it was another lackluster outing from the receiver. With just 121 receiving yards through six games, Crowder needs to be benched until he shows signs of life.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 10/15/17 7:15pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed finished with four catches for 37 yards in a 26-24 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Reed has yet to reach 50 receiving yards in a game this season, and Kirk Cousins continues to spread the ball around to several targets. Continue to start Reed when he is healthy, but high-end TE1 production may be too much to expect.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 10/12/17 10:51am ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) was once again absent from practice Thursday, Oct. 12.
Huddle Up: Kelley's status is looking bleaker by the day. If Kelley is unable to take the field on Sunday then Samaje Perine would receive a nice boost and make him flex worthy. Chris Thompson's value would also increase and make him at least an RB2 in PPR leagues in a tremendous matchup versus the San Francisco 49ers.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 10/12/17 12:54pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (rib, sternum) said he is not completely healthy but will be able to play against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Reed was held to three passes and 21 yards last week and may continue to be limited by his injuries. He is not on the injury report for Week 6 and can still be a fantasy option, but owners should not expect a big game from Reed.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 10/11/17 12:28pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) is considered a 'longshot' to play this week, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: With Kelley sidelined, Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine would once again take over Washington's backfield. Thompson makes for a low-end RB2 or flex play in a great matchup with the San Francisco 49ers. Perine is a desperation play who should only be started on teams in deep leagues with lots of byes at running back.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 10/11/17 3:36pm ET
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 11.
Huddle Up: Kelley is not expected to play, so Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson will share work at running back against the San Francisco 49ers. Thompson should be involved in the running and passing game this week and can be a low-end No. 2 running back or flex option in all leagues. Perine can be a flex option in some leagues since he should see a decent amount of carries.
Samaje Perine - RBPosted 10/11/17 7:01pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine will get the majority of the carries in the team's Week 6 game Sunday, Oct. 15, if RB Rob Kelley doesn't play, according to head coach Jay Gruden. He added that RB Chris Thompson would remain in his third-down role, while RB Mack Brown would serve as the third running back.
Huddle Up: With Kelley unlikely to suit up this weekend, this will be a situation to monitor, as Perine could be a potential RB2 for owners. At the very least, he'll make a formidable FLEX option in the event Kelley has to sit. This is also unfortunate news for Thompson, who has shown plenty of potential that he can put up some nice numbers with increased work out of the backfield. Perine looks like the clear biggest beneficiary from Kelley being sidelined.
Jamison Crowder - WRPosted 10/11/17 7:05pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder will be getting more involved in the coming weeks, according to head coach Jay Gruden, who stated that Crowder 'is one of our best skill players.' Gruden added: 'We have got to get him more involved in the offense. That is partly my fault, to get more balls targeted for him. Whether it's quick game, whether it's getting the ball out in space somehow, bubble screen, whatever it might be. I have got to get the ball to him in space more often and get him the flow early.'
Huddle Up: Well, at least for Crowder's fantasy owners, Gruden has taken notice of his slow start and is trying to address it. The 24-year-old was one of the league's brighter surprises a year ago, scoring seven touchdowns and hauling in 67 balls for 847 yards. This season, he's accumulated no scores and has just 14 catches for 106 yards through the first four games. Gruden is making it a point of emphasis to get him more looks now, though, so owners may as well stick with him.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 10/9/17 9:30am ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) is out of practice working with trainers Monday, Oct. 9.
Huddle Up: Kelley should play against the San Francisco 49ers after the team had its bye week in Week 5. He's not off to a great start, but he has some upside as a flex option in a matchup against a porous 49ers defense against the position.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 10/3/17 11:19am ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) said Tuesday, Oct. 3, that he feels he'll be ready to play after the team's bye week. He suffered an ankle injury in the Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, Oct. 2.
Huddle Up: Kelley was questionable for the game due to an injury to his ribs, now this new ailment. He is a physical runner who takes a beating. Wait until the practice reports come out last next week before deciding on him for Week 6.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 10/3/17 4:18pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (shoulder) suffered a minor shoulder injury in the Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, head coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday, Oct. 3.
Huddle Up: Gruden didn't seem to believe the injury is a big concern. Doctson hit the ground hard attempting a game-winning touchdown grab in the fourth quarter. He has been prone to injury during the early days of his NFL career, but is finally starting to show some glimpses of brilliance.
Jamison Crowder - WRPosted 10/3/17 5:21pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder was not as involved in the passing game in Week 4 due to game flow and the lack of pass attempts (24) in general, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: It is almost comical how Crowder, who was repeatedly hyped by Gruden himself in the offseason, didn't see a target until the final play of the game. Crowder has probably suffered the most of any receiver in the transition from former offensive coordinator Sean McVay to Gruden, almost to the point he is a fringe starter in most leagues.
Chris Thompson - RBPosted 10/3/17 5:40pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson was not as involved in the passing game in Week 4 due to game flow and the lack of pass attempts (24) in general, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Thompson, who had been so electric for the team through the first three games, managed six carries but was only targeted twice. Washington did not trail against the Kansas City Chiefs until the final 4:51 of the game, so it does somewhat explain the lack of targets. Thompson figures to push for about 10 touches in most games moving forward, but the number of big plays he created through three weeks was bound to dry up sometime. Owners should view him as a high-upside flex.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 10/2/17 4:16pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (rib) is officially active for the team's Week 4 game.
Huddle Up: Kelley probably will be the starting running back for the Redskins but may not receive his normal workload because of the injury. He could be a flex option in deeper leagues, but owners may have already used other options in their lineups.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 10/2/17 4:15pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (rib, sternum) is officially active for the team's Week 4 game.
Huddle Up: Reed returns to the starting lineup after missing last week, but it is not known if he will be limited by the injury. He will be a risky option for owners but can still be a starting option if owners have him.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 10/2/17 6:41pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) had to leave the game Monday, Oct. 2, versus the Kansas City Chiefs due to an ankle injury and he's questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Kelley was already questionable entering the contest, though that was related to a separate injury. Even so, the team may opt to hold him out to preserve his health, since he was already banged up. If he has to miss extended time following Monday night's affair, Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine will get notable boosts in their value.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 10/2/17 9:06pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 14 of 24 passes for 215 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the team's Week 4 loss Monday, Oct. 2, against the Kansas City Chiefs. He also added seven rushes for 38 yards.
Huddle Up: Despite registering his fewest pass attempts in a game since last December, Cousins ended up being efficient anyway in terms of fantasy scoring. It also helped that he didn't turn the ball over. Cousins continues to serve as a fine lower-end QB1 and as impressive as he's been over the last few seasons, 2017 is shaping up to be his best one yet, as he's on pace for a career-high QB rating.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 10/2/17 9:32pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed had his most disappointing game of the young season Monday, Oct. 2, opposite the Kansas City Chiefs, registering only three catches on five targets for 21 yards.
Huddle Up: Uh oh. Those who owned Reed last year might remember he had some games where he played injured and ended up contributing absolutely zilch. This Monday Night Football contest served as a harsh reminder of that, as Reed was playing through chest and rib issues in this one, en route to providing his owners virtually nothing. Thus, it's mandatory to monitor his health over the upcoming week, and if he's still playing hurt in Week 5, it might be wise to bench him despite his status as an elite TE1.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 10/2/17 9:30pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor hauled in three of five targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 4 loss Monday, Oct. 2, versus the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: The receiving yards were a season high for Pryor, and the touchdown was his first as a member of the Redskins. It should be a relief for his fantasy owners after the former Cleveland Brown contributed dud performances his last two times out. Even so, it's understandable to be a little disappointed with how he's fared thus far. Hopefully tonight's showing gets him on the path towards being consistent like he was last season.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 10/2/17 9:57pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) tallied just 23 yards on seven rushes in the team's Week 4 loss Monday, Oct. 2, against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: He also had to depart the game before halftime due to an ankle ailment, so that explains Kelley's lackluster evening. Considering he was questionable to begin with entering the contest, it's possible he might miss the next game. If that's the case, Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine would each get a boost in value.
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