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.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 4/28/17 5:59am ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones is being shopped by the team, according to sources. The Redskins are likely to add another running back in the NFL draft.
Huddle Up: Jones has shown flashes, and he's just 24, but he really hasn't lived up to the billing in fantasy. If he lands in at least a 50-50 split, he'd be a low-end RB3 to take a chance on.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 4/27/17 5:56pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is a player the Cleveland Browns are trying to acquire.
Huddle Up: The Browns have been looking to find a long-term quarterback for a while and are working on acquiring Cousins. Cousins has played well over the last two seasons but received the franchise tag for the second straight offseason. He would be the starting quarterback if the Browns add him, but he would not have a lot of weapons to work with in the passing game. Owners in fantasy leagues can consider Cousins a fringe No. 1 quarterback or a solid No. 2 quarterback.
Terrelle Pryor - WRPosted 4/15/17 12:34pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor recently worked out with QB Kirk Cousins in order to work on their timing on the field. Pryor said Cousins also helped him learn the playbook during a meeting they had before working out.
Huddle Up: Pryor will be a starter for the Redskins next season and could be the No. 1 receiver depending on who is on the roster. He posted 1,007 yards and four touchdowns in 2016 and could see more targets with Cousins as his quarterback. He can be considered a No. 3 receiver in most fantasy leagues.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 4/11/17 7:48pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said 'the ball's in the team's court' regarding negotiations for a long-term contract, and that he was assured by owner Dan Snyder and president Bruce Allen he won't be traded prior to the upcoming season. 'The team would need to make that decision and say that this is a guy we're going to commit to in the long haul,' Cousins stated. 'I'm very comfortable playing under the franchise tag.'
Huddle Up: None of this should really be a surprise to anyone. It's already been reported how Washington has immediately shot down any potential trade suitors for the 28-year-old quarterback, while he continues to maintain that he would like to get a long-term deal done with the franchise. Either way, Cousins has the ability to offer sneaky QB1 potential for 2017 later on in drafts.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 3/30/17 4:19pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins still hasn't received a new offer from the team since February, one that involved getting 'roughly' $20 million per year with a low guarantee.
Huddle Up: No matter what, Cousins is going to be playing under center once again in Washington in 2017, considering how the club has immediately shot down any trade suitors, but his future with the Redskins beyond next season looks murky. Regardless, he'll enter the new campaign with QB1 potential in fantasy.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 3/30/17 6:18pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed will be the focal point of the offense in 2017, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Reed is one of the top fantasy tight ends when he is on the field, but injuries are a perennial concern. He is a high-risk, high-reward TE1.
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.
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