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Posted: 7/23/2017 10:11am ET
Huddle Up: At the very least, rookie Samaje Perine was drafted to help Washington with its red zone woes. More likely, however, the Redskins saw a potential upgrade. Kelley will be lucky if he can keep this from becoming a split backfield and could easily be Perine's backup no later than midseason. He is almost certainly being overdrafted as a RB3/4 this summer.
Posted: 6/10/2017 7:16pm ET
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.
Posted: 6/5/2017 6:27am ET
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.
Posted: 5/17/2017 5:57am ET
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.
Posted: 5/12/2017 9:10am ET
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.
Posted: 5/1/2017 2:05pm ET
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.
Posted: 3/4/2017 6:34pm ET
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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