Washington Redskins
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  • 25
  • 2 years
  • Tulane
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Historical Stats

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
  Avg 11 128 115 449 3.7 5 0 13 8 50 1 499 5 0 1 4

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
2017 WAS 7 69 62 194 3.1 3 0 7 4 18 0 212 3 0 0 2

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 11/14/2017 2:21pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle, knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Nov. 14.

    Huddle Up: Chris Thompson will continue to be Washington's most valuable fantasy running back, but Samaje Perine will now have a more substantial role in the offense. He hasn't done much with the opportunities he's been given this season, but he deserves to be added off waivers nonetheless.

  • Posted: 11/13/2017 12:23pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle, knee) might be placed on the Reserve/Injured list after suffering a high-ankle sprain and a medial collateral ligament sprain in Week 10. Kelley will at least miss multiple games.

    Huddle Up: An already forgettable season becomes even more forgettable for the sophomore running back. With Kelley sidelined for the foreseeable future, Samaje Perine stands to take over running duties, but Chris Thompson remains Washington's most valuable running back. Pick up Perine off waivers if he's available.

  • Posted: 11/13/2017 9:42am ET

    Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle, knee) suffered a high ankle sprain and a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee in Week 10.

    Huddle Up: Both injuries could keep him out six weeks or more. Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson will split the load, with Thompson mostly in on passing downs. Both are worth owning and make matchup plays as a flex option.

  • Posted: 11/12/2017 10:39am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle, knee) suffered ankle and knee injuries in Week 10 and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see how long Kelley may be sidelined because of the injuries. Samaje Perine could receive most of the carries if Kelley misses extended playing time and could be a flex option in deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 8:45pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley rushed 14 times for 18 yards in the Week 9 game against the Seattle Seahawks, but he was able to score twice.

    Huddle Up: Kelley didn't have a great average, but fantasy owners can't complain about two scores, including the game-winner in the fourth quarter. He remains an RB3 in all fantasy leagues heading into Week 10 against the visiting Vikings.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 5:35am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) is expected to play in Week 9's game against the Seattle Seahawks, although his workload will be limited.

    Huddle Up: Kelley was a limited practice participant during the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. He will face a tough Seattle defense and will split carries with Chris Thompson, so owners should look for better fantasy options.

  • Posted: 11/3/2017 5:16pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 3, and is listed as questionable for Week 9.

    Huddle Up: Kelley probably will be able to play this week and will share playing time with Chris Thompson. He will be facing a solid Seattle Seahawks defense and can be benched if owners have better options to use.

  • Posted: 11/2/2017 2:06pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 2.

    Huddle Up: Kelley likely will be able to play in Week 9 unless he suffers a setback over the next few days. He has been held to under 20 rushing yards in each of the last two games and probably can be avoided if owners have better options.

  • Posted: 11/1/2017 2:57pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 1.

    Huddle Up: In the five games Kelley has played in 2017 he has been nearly a non-factor, averaging 33.2 yards in those contests and scoring only once, which was last week. Chris Thompson is the only Washington running back who deserves to be a fantasy starter.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 7:51pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley rushed eight times for 19 yards and a touchdown in a 33-19 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Washington's ground game never gained traction, and it was abandoned in the second half when the Redskins had to play from behind. Kelley did lead the team in carries, but he is a touchdown-dependent flex play.

  • Posted: 10/27/2017 1:57pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) practiced in full on Friday, Oct. 27, and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 8 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: Kelley had nine total touches in his return from injury in Monday's game, and you can expect him to see 10-12 touches on average. That's not bad for an RB3, but do not depend on him for much more.

  • Posted: 10/26/2017 3:17pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 26.

    Huddle Up: Kelley shared playing time with Chris Thompson in Week 7 and likely will receive a similar workload this week. He will be facing a solid Dallas Cowboys defense this week and can be benched if owners have better options.

  • Posted: 10/25/2017 1:37pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) participated fully in practice Wednesday, Oct. 25.

    Huddle Up: Kelley was given just seven carries in his return from injury last week. Unfortunately, he turned those seven carries into a meager 16 yards. He's not a trustworthy starting option versus the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Posted: 10/23/2017 10:13pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley finished with just 16 rushing yards on seven carries -- both season lows -- in the team's Week 7 game Monday, Oct. 23, versus the Philadelphia Eagles. He also caught both of his targets for 14 yards.

    Huddle Up: Once again, the 25-year-old was outplayed by teammate Chris Thompson, who has emerged as the running back to own from Washington's backfield. It's not that surprising, as Kelley still has not even scored a touchdown yet in 2017, and has only topped 30 total yards in a game once all season. He shouldn't be started outside the deepest of leagues, and even then, it should only be in a desperate situation.

  • Posted: 10/23/2017 4:41pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 7 game.

    Huddle Up: Kelley probably will be sharing playing with Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine against the Philadelphia Eagles. Kelley should receive a decent amount of touches during the game but is probably not a strong fantasy option against the Eagles.

  • Posted: 10/21/2017 11:41am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) was limited during practice Saturday, Oct. 21, and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Kelley is expected to play against the Philadelphia Eagles but will share work with Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson during the game. Owners probably should keep Kelley off the bench because there likely are other options available that will receive more work this week.

  • Posted: 10/20/2017 3:59pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley is expected to start in Week 7 against the Philadelphia Eagles, head coach Jay Gruden said Friday, Oct. 20.

    Huddle Up: While Kelley is expected to be the team's starter, Gruden added that the team will use all active running backs throughout the game, meaning Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson will continue to see regular work, too. It's a three-headed monster which is maddening to fantasy owners, and Kelley's appeal remains rather limited despite the starter designation.

  • Posted: 10/20/2017 2:07pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice for the second straight day Friday, Oct. 20.

    Huddle Up: Kelley will have a limited fantasy impact if he is able to play, as the team has relied upon Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson during his absence. It might take a while for Kelley to carve out a larger role for himself, so avoid him in all but the deepest of fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 10/19/2017 12:19pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) put in a limited practice Thursday, Oct. 19.

    Huddle Up: Kelley has, for the most part, been a non-factor this year, whether because of injury or not. Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine have held the fort in Kelley's absence, and held it well. As long as Thompson and Perine are healthy, namely Thompson, it will be difficult for Kelley to gain fantasy traction.

  • Posted: 10/16/2017 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.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 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.

  • Posted: 10/12/2017 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.

  • Posted: 10/11/2017 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.

  • Posted: 10/11/2017 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.

  • Posted: 10/9/2017 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.

  • Posted: 10/3/2017 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.

  • Posted: 10/2/2017 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.

  • Posted: 10/2/2017 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.

  • Posted: 10/2/2017 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.

  • Posted: 9/30/2017 1:56pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (rib) said he is optimistic about his chance to play in Week 4. Head coach Jay Gruden said Kelley's availability will be determined by his pain tolerance.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to check the inactive list to see if Kelley will play in the game. There is a chance that he could see limited touches if he is active, which makes him a risky option. He could be benched this week if owners have better options available for their lineups.

  • Posted: 9/30/2017 11:04am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (rib) was limited during practice Saturday, Sept. 30, and is listed as questionable for Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Kelley probably will be a game-time decision but may be limited even if he is active for the game. Owners in most leagues should look for other options to use in their lineups and keep Kelley on the bench until he is healthy.

  • Posted: 9/29/2017 3:02pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (rib) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 29, for the second straight day.

    Huddle Up: Kelley's status will be divulged Saturday. A full practice would mean he is likely to play, but three straight limited showings will indicate the young rusher is not ready. Samaje Perine (hand) and Chris Thompson will share the touches if Kelley sits out again.

  • Posted: 9/28/2017 3:13pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (rib) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 28.

    Huddle Up: Kelley did not play in the last game because of the injury but has a chance to play in Week 4 if he can deal with the pain. He will be the starting running back when he returns to the lineup but would be facing a tough Kansas City Chiefs defense. He could be a flex option if he plays, but owners will need a backup plan.

  • Posted: 9/26/2017 9:33am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs), who is expected to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Sept. 27, will remain the team's No. 1 running back when healthy, despite the emergence of Chris Thompson has a regular big-play threat. '(Kelley) got (78) yards rushing in a quarter and a half (in Week 2), so he's still our No. 1 lead dog. ? (Thompson is) going to keep pushing me for (more carries), but he's not going to get them,' head coach Jay Gruden told reporters Tuesday.

    Huddle Up: Washington has been consistent in not wanting to overwork the 190-pound Thompson, while the 233-pound Kelley is built to handle the punishment that comes along with an early-down workload better. Samaje Perine suffered a bruised hand and fumbled on the same play in the team's Week 3 victory, the latter of which probably temporarily squashed any hopes he had of overtaking Kelley in the near future. When Kelley is cleared, he can be viewed as a low-end RB2/high-end flex option in fantasy.

  • Posted: 9/25/2017 12:55pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) is considered day-to-day and is expected to be limited in practice this week, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: Samaje Perine left the door open for Kelley to take back the starting job upon his return. The rookie running back struggled to find running room and lost a fumble with Kelley sidelined. Hold on to Perine, but he's not a reliable start when Kelley is out.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 4:23pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) is inactive for the Week 3 game against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: With Kelley on the mend it will be rookie Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson expected to should the load in the Washington backfield.

  • Posted: 9/23/2017 10:01pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) is not expected to play against the Oakland Raiders in Week 3, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: With Kelley likely out, Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson are both in play as potential flex options, with Thompson being the preferred option in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 9/22/2017 1:50pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 22, and is questionable for Week 3 against the Oakland Raiders. He remains in pain, and has been trying different things to alleviate the discomfort including sleeping with pillows on his back. He added that he might wear a protective vest if he plays.

    Huddle Up: The second-year back out of Tulane has managed 10 or more carries in each of his first two games and he'll remain the lead back for the Redskins when healthy, with Chris Thompson working in a third-down capacity and Samaje Perine seeing work in relief. Kelley is best used as a RB3 or flex play when healthy.

  • Posted: 9/21/2017 3:46pm ET

    Washington Redskins TE Rob Kelley (rib) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Kelley's pain tolerance likely will determine his status for Week 3. He may receive limited work if he does play in the game, so owners may want to consider other options and keep Kelley on the bench this week.

  • Posted: 9/20/2017 6:06pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (rib) said he hopes to play in Week 3 even though he is dealing with a rib injury he suffered in Week 2. He said he will wear a pad over his ribs to protect them if he is active for Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Kelley probably will be able to play if he is able to handle the pain, so owners will have a better idea of his status later in the week. Kelley may be limited because of the injury if he plays and may not be more than a flex option in fantasy leagues if he is limited.

  • Posted: 9/20/2017 3:14pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (rib) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Kelley's availability may be determined by how he can handle the pain, so owners should keep an eye on the situation during the week. He played well before leaving the Week 2 game because of the injury and could be a flex option in leagues if he is able to handle his normal workload.

  • Posted: 9/18/2017 12:39pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) is considered day-to-day with a rib cartilage injury.

    Huddle Up: Perine received 21 carries last weekend due to Kelley being sidelined. If Kelley is forced to miss time then Perine will be a bargain play in daily contests next week even after gaining just 67 yards on those 21 attempts.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 9:27pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley rushed 12 times for a team-high 78 yards in Week 2 at L.A. Rams.

    Huddle Up: Kelley remains more of a RB3 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 3 against the Raiders. Unfortunately for fantasy owners of Kelley, the touchdowns on the ground went to Chris Thompson in the Week 2 victory.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 2:34pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) was hurt midway through the second quarter of his team's game Sunday, Sept. 17, against the Los Angeles Rams. Kelley walked to the sidelines under his own power and went to the locker room for further examination. Kelley has a rib injury and is questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: Should Kelley have to miss any time, it could put an already weak Redskins running game into further turmoil. He had 78 yards on 12 carries against the Rams defense. Stay tuned for further updates.

  • Posted: 9/10/2017 2:09pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley rushed 10 times for 30 yards in a 30-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Sept. 10.

    Huddle Up: Kelley tied Kirk Cousins for top yardage on the team, which isn't saying much. Consider Kelley an RB3 at best until he has a little more seasoning. His preseason was up-and-down at best, but Kelley has the starting job for now.

  • Posted: 8/27/2017 5:14pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley ran 10 times for 57 yards and a touchdown in a 23-17 preseason win over the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Aug. 27.

    Huddle Up: Kelley will enter the season as Washington's top back, and performances like this will only strengthen his grip. Grab the bruising back as a low-end RB2 in standard leagues and a RB3 in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 8/19/2017 7:33pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley had nine carries for nine yards and one catch for five yards against the Green Bay Packers in the preseason Saturday, Aug. 19.

    Huddle Up: Kelley doesn't exactly have a stranglehold on the starting gig, and outings like this won't help. The lack of job security makes him best suited as a RB3.

  • Posted: 8/15/2017 7:06pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine has to work on becoming more consistent in protection, and coaches say he's still thinking too much when running the ball, according to ESPN.com's John Keim, who writes 'there is a gap' between Perine and Rob Kelley.

    Huddle Up: It has been widely assumed since the draft Perine would beat out Kelley in camp, but it doesn't appear as if that is going to happen. The rookie should be able to carve out a role at some point given how good of an inside runner he is, but owners probably need to start preparing as if Kelley may be the 200-carry guy in this backfield. Kelley should be considered a midrange RB3 at this point, while Perine is in RB5 territory.

  • Posted: 8/11/2017 6:57am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley is safe atop the depth chart for the time being, in the opinion of beat writer Rich Tandler.

    Huddle Up: Samaje Perine had a rough preseason debut, and it doesn't appear he's anywhere close to sniffing the top spot ahead of Kelley. Kelley doesn't offer a lot in the receiving department, but he figures to be a tough runner worthy of an RB2 selection in non-PPR leagues. He's an RB3 in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 8/5/2017 6:50pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (neck) returned to team drills Saturday, Aug. 5.

    Huddle Up: Kelley is expected to enter the year as the starter, but with Samaje Perine lurking, he shouldn't be viewed as more than a RB3.

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 PHI 10 30 0 0 0 0
2 @LAR 12 78 0 0 0 0
4 @KC 7 23 0 0 0 0
7 @PHI 7 16 0 2 14 0
8 DAL 8 19 1 0 0 0
9 @SEA 14 18 2 0 0 0
10 MIN 4 10 0 2 4 0

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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