Washington Redskins
  • 6'0"
  • 228
  • 25
  • 2 years
  • Tulane
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Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 WAS 14 186 168 704 4.2 6 0 18 12 82 1 786 7 0 1 5

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 3/4/2017 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.

  • Posted: 1/20/2017 8:54pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) underwent a minor surgery following the end of the season to repair the meniscus in his right knee. He is expected to need only two to three weeks to fully recover.

    Huddle Up: Kelley is expected to be given first crack at the starting job in 2017, but he is far from irreplaceable and very likely to face competition, likely in the form of an early draft pick. While head coach Jay Gruden is solidly in his corner, the Redskins' new play-caller - former offensive coordinator Sean McVay is now running the show from the Rams in Los Angeles - may not agree. Assuming he comes out of training camp as the starter, owners should still not expect Kelley to be the man all season long.

  • Posted: 1/2/2017 5:41pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) probably will need to undergo arthroscopic surgery this offseason, but head coach Jay Gruden expects Kelley to get stronger and be in better shape.

    Huddle Up: Kelley played well in the second half of the season and appears to be the leading candidate for the starting running back job in 2017 if healthy. Kelley likely will be selected in the middle rounds of drafts and can be a No. 2 running back for owners.

  • Posted: 1/2/2017 1:30pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley is expected to be the Redskins' featured running back next season after a 'great, great year,' according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: Kelley managed over 700 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns despite starting just nine games. Assuming he's at full health throughout the offseason, he'll be worth a look in the early rounds of fantasy drafts.

  • Posted: 1/1/2017 12:54pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.

    Huddle Up: Kelley should receive a majority of the carries against the New York Giants in Week 17 and has scored two touchdowns in the last three games. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 12/30/2016 2:05pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) is listed as questionable for the team's Week 17 game Sunday, Jan. 1, against the New York Giants. He was a limited participant in practice for the third straight day Friday, Dec. 30.

    Huddle Up: Kelley may be considered questionable but with a playoff berth on the line, the Redskins are going to need all hands on deck, meaning it's very likely that the 24-year-old suits up in the season finale. As usual, he's in the RB2 picture.

  • Posted: 12/29/2016 2:28pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, Dec. 29.

    Huddle Up: Kelley should be able to go, but the New York Giants have had one of the better rush defenses in the league this season. As it stands, Kelley is in the low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 range.

  • Posted: 12/29/2016 8:08am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) is practicing Thursday, Dec. 29.

    Huddle Up: He might be limited again today, but he should be good to go in Week 17 against the New York Giants. The G-Men have been good against opposing RBs the last five weeks, but Kelley is an RB2 in fantasy if he isn't limited.

  • Posted: 12/28/2016 12:54pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.

    Huddle Up: Kelley is not expected to do much during practice this week, but head coach Jay Gruden said Kelley should play in Week 17. He probably will receive most of the carries if he is healthy and can be a No. 2 running back in leagues.

  • Posted: 12/26/2016 4:42pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) probably will not do much during practice this week, but head coach Jay Gruden said Kelley should be fine for the team's Week 17 game.

    Huddle Up: Owners should check on Kelley's status later in the week to see if he will be able to play in the regular season finale. He has posted solid numbers since taking over as the starting running back and can be a No. 2 running back if he is active.

  • Posted: 12/26/2016 12:26pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) had an MRI on his injured knee Tuesday, Dec. 26, and is considered day-to-day.

    Huddle Up: Unfortunately for Kelley owners, he was vulture four times in Week 16, but he's still the lead back, as long as he's healthy. Mack Brown would likely take over Kelley's role if the Redskins don't want to risk further injuring Kelley, while Chris Thompson should maintain his pass-catching role. Brown would be the name to keep an eye on in DFS contests if Kelley is sidelined.

  • Posted: 12/24/2016 11:29am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 16 and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Kelley will be able to return to the game. Matt Jones and Chris Thompson would share playing time if Kelley misses more time and would only be flex options in some leagues.

  • Posted: 12/19/2016 10:09pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley rushed nine times for eight yards with a touchdown in the Week 15 game against the Carolina Panthers Monday, Dec. 19. He also added four catches for 47 yards on four targets.

    Huddle Up: For PPR owners it wasn't a horrendous night from a fantasy perspective despite the poor rushing yardage total, but for standard owners it was an awful stat line. He will look to rebound in Week 16 against the Chicago Bears and their terrible rush defense.

  • Posted: 12/10/2016 4:43pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley has rushed for fewer than four yards on 23 of his last 28 carries over the last two games since exploding for 137 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries against Green Bay in Week 12.

    Huddle Up: Kelley isn't the big-play back his current 4.7 yards-per-carry would suggest, but Washington also doesn't need him to be that guy either. Matt Jones wasn't able to stay healthy or hold onto the ball very well, both of which led to Kelley's midseason promotion. Head coach Jay Gruden called for Kelley to be 'more involved' this week and he should be a solid RB2 as a result against a Philadelphia Eagles defense that has not played well recently.

  • Posted: 12/6/2016 7:29am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley is expected to be more involved in the offense, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Kelley had 14 carries in each of the last two games.

    Huddle Up: The Philadelphia Eagles present one of the toughest matchups from the last five weeks. Kelley will be a low-end RB2 this week.

  • Posted: 11/24/2016 5:38pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley finished with 14 carries for 37 yards and two catches for five yards in a 31-26 loss to the Dallas Cowboys Thursday, Nov. 24.

    Huddle Up: Kelley didn't find much running room, but he continued to lead the backfield in carries. Consider him a RB2 candidate heading into Week 13.

  • Posted: 11/10/2016 12:44pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley is the team's first-string running back, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: Kelley received 21 carries in the Week 9 and finished the game with 87 yards and one touchdown. He will be facing a tough Minnesota Vikings defense this week but could still be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/30/2016 11:26am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley rushed for 87 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Kelley made the most of his starting opportunity and likely will remain the starter as long as Matt Jones is sidelined. Kelley should have a role on offense even when Jones returns and could be a flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 10/29/2016 6:24pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley said he is ready for a 30-carry game if need be against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Kelley should see a sizeable workload with Matt Jones ruled out, making him a viable flex candidate against a Cincinnati defense that has been below average at defending the run.

  • Posted: 10/26/2016 7:06pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley is in line to start the Week 8 game against the Cincinnati Bengals in London if RB Matt Jones (knee) is unable to play. 'If Matt has an issue where he can't go, it would be Robert in the lead role, more likely,' head coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday, Oct. 26.

    Huddle Up: Kelley, not Chris Thompson, is the guy to pick up this week in fantasy, as apparently Gruden likes Thompson in a third down and specialty role due to his lack of size. Jump on Kelley immediately, especially if you need a bye-week replacement.

  • Posted: 8/31/2016 8:51pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley carried 16 times for 99 yards in the preseason finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, Aug. 31.

    Huddle Up: Kelley likely cemented a roster spot, and perhaps a very meaningful role behind Matt Jones, with the big performance and overall solid preseason. He is worth a look as a late-round flyer in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams.

  • Posted: 8/26/2016 8:38pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley carried 12 times for 51 yards in a 21-16 preseason win over the Buffalo Bills Friday, Aug. 26.

    Huddle Up: In a Washington backfield currently decimated by injuries, Kelley could be worth a late-round flier in standard leagues. He could also be a sneaky DFS play if he ends up starting the first few games.

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
3 @NYG 4 7 0 0 0 0
4 CLE 1 4 0 0 0 0
5 @BAL 3 18 0 0 0 0
6 PHI 5 59 0 0 0 0
7 @DET 4 15 0 1 1 1
8 @CIN 21 87 1 0 0 0
10 MIN 22 97 0 1 -2 0
11 GB 24 137 3 0 0 0
12 @DAL 14 37 0 2 5 0
13 @ARI 14 63 0 0 0 0
14 @PHI 16 63 1 2 25 0
15 CAR 9 8 1 4 47 0
16 @CHI 19 76 0 2 6 0
17 NYG 12 33 0 0 0 0

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