DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 7/2/15 5:16pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson caught nine passes for 243 yards and a score in two games against the Philadelphia Eagles last season, continuing a trend of big performances against NFC East opponents. 'I'm called a Cowboy killer,' Jackson said. 'They call me the Cowboy killer. I'm a Giants killer, I'm a Cowboys killer, now I'm an Eagles killer, too.'
Huddle Up: Jackson wasn't too shabby against everyone else, either, finishing as fantasy's 17th-ranked WR last season with 154 points -- and doing it with three different QBs making starts. Let's see what kind of early rapport he can build with projected Week 1 starter Robert Griffin III.
Ryan Kerrigan - LBPosted 7/2/15 5:29pm ET
Washington Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan said his rehab from knee surgery is going well and that he has been able to start running. Kerrigan said he is focused on building strength in the surgically repaired knee.
Huddle Up: Sounds like all is going as well as expected for the LB who hasn't missed a start in four seasons and hit career highs a year ago with 13.5 sacks, 51 solo tackles and five forced fumbles. IDP leaguers, though, will need to continue to monitor his progress in training camp.
Colt McCoy - QBPosted 6/19/15 1:04pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy and QB Kirk Cousins have created no separation from each other in their battle to be the primary backup quarterback in 2015, and head coach Jay Gruden said their performance in the preseason games could be the deciding factor.
Huddle Up: And, hey, with the still-shaky ground RGIII is treading as the Skins' starter, the "up-for-grabs" description can apply to the No. 1 gig as well.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 6/9/15 7:40pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon is being incorporated more into Washington's offense this year, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Garcon went from a league-leading 181 targets and 113 receptions in 2013 to 105 and 68 last year, but look only for a slight rebound with seven of Washington's top eight in targets last season returning and the team spending mid-round draft picks on WRs Jamison Crowder (fourth round) and Evan Spencer (sixth).
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 6/1/15 11:36pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson's absence from organized team activities (OTAs) last week isn't too big of an issue, according to team president Bruce Allen. Jackson is expected to participate in OTAs this week.
Huddle Up: Lots of players are missing OTAs, and it's not as if the Redskins are putting in a new offense or breaking in a new quarterback. So no reason to panic with regards to Jackson's fantasy fortunes going forward.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 5/27/15 11:22pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris has been declared the feature back by Redskins head coach Jay Gruden. Washington added third-round draft pick RB Matt Jones, which fueled speculation about Morris' job security. Gruden said Jones adds depth and that it is important to have several capable running backs. Morris said likes the power-running attack that will be mixed into the Redskins' current zone-blocking system. The outside zone plays will not be removed from the playbook, and the new approach will allow Morris to run downhill more frequently. 'I feel I'm better at downhill plays anyway,' he said. 'You know what's coming. It's a knockout, drag-out style of play. I don't shy away from contact. It's right up my alley. I thoroughly enjoy it.'
Huddle Up: The addition of a power game certainly plays to Morris' strengths as a running back, and the vote of confidence from Gruden doesn't hurt his fantasy prospects either.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 5/26/15 7:45pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed is experiencing knee soreness after the first day of organized team activities Tuesday, May 26, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Yeah, it's May, but this is hardly the game plan for Reed to regain the confidence of his team or fantasy owners after missing a combined 12 games over his first two pro seasons. See how the coming days and weeks go for the TE and see if can at least stay on the practice field.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 5/24/15 8:38pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III can't blame his regression on injuries, according to former coach Mike Shanahan. 'I don't think getting hurt has anything to do with it,' Shanahan told WJFK in Washington Friday. May 22. 'I think what you do is you rehab yourself and you get better. ... You don't have to have great running ability to run the read-option. You have to be able to know when to slide, when to throw the football away, depending on if you're running or passing.'
Huddle Up: The problem for Griffin lies not with what his former coach thinks, but what his current coach thinks and the QB is going to have to show some definite signs of improvement in training camp and the preseason to win the trust of Jay Gruden.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 5/17/15 10:48pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones said that he loves the offense and has a chip on his shoulder after not being used properly while in college. 'My college career wasn't what I wanted it to be (because) of the offense I was in,' Jones said Saturday, May 16. 'I love (Washington's) offense. I love getting downhill. I think that's what they drafted me for. I can add more size, more catching out of the backfield, more blocking. I feel like I can do it all and complement Alfred Morris at the same time.'
Huddle Up: Morris has logged at least 282 touches in each of his three NFL seasons, but Jones -- the third-round pick out of Florida -- projects as the best No. 2 back have had during his run in D.C. The key might be how fast the rookie picks up pass protection and contributes as a pass catcher -- the latter being a notorious weakness for Morris.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 5/15/15 7:28pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was benched last season, in part, to set him up to succeed in 2015. The team wanted him to lose his sense of entitlement to his opportunities.
Huddle Up: It's a bit of a slippery slope, and we'll see if RGIII can regain his confidence. He also could use some better protection after Washington surrendered 58 sacks a year ago -- the second-highest mark in the league.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 5/14/15 3:37pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris has a 50 percent chance to land a contract extension with the team, in the opinion of beat writer John Keim. Morris is in the final year of his contract.
Huddle Up: Morris' rushing yardage and average per carry have gone done in each of his last two seasons since debuting with 1,613 yards as a rookie in 2012, and much might hinge on the team's long-range outlook for third-round pick Matt Jones, who is a bigger version of Morris.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 5/10/15 11:42pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones was compared to Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch by general manager Scot McCloughan because of his love of contact and downhill running style. McCloughan also said he expects Jones' snaps to increase in December and January.
Huddle Up: Fear not Alfred Morris owners: Your man remains the No. 1 option in D.C., but the third-round pick looks to be the most capable No. 2 back the team has had since Morris arrived in 2012 and is primed to see his share of touches.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 5/3/15 9:32pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris's role won't be impacted by rookie RB Matt Jones, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'Alfred's still the running back here,' Gruden said. 'He's had three great seasons and that won't change.'
Huddle Up: After logging 346 offensive touches as a rookie in 2012, Morris' total has dipped in each of the past two seasons, settling in at 282 last season. Although Jones has the size (6-2, 230) and pass-catching skills to be more than a change-of-pace back, Morris is still projects as a bona fide low-end RB1.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 4/27/15 1:41pm ET
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's 2016 option was picked up Monday, April 27. He will make $16.2 million in 2016, and he'll have a base salary of $3.27 million in 2015. The fifth-year option is guaranteed for injury only, meaning the Redskins could release him before the 2016 season without salary cap ramifications.
Huddle Up: The Redskins buy themselves a bit more time to determine if RG3 is the quarterback they want to invest in long-term.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 4/22/15 12:29am ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is doing what he needs to do in order to improve, according to WR DeSean Jackson. Jackson added that the offense needs to build their camaraderie and increase its chemistry for them to improve on a four-win 2014 season.
Huddle Up: Griffin has a 20-18 TD-to-interception ratio and has a 5-15 record as a starter since his sublime rookie season in 2012, but a return to health figures to result in a stat-column bounce back along with some more wins.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 3/31/15 11:08am ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III isn't being given up on by the team's executives, according to executive Doug Williams. 'This is a young guy that's got some talent,' Williams said. 'There are adjustments that he has to make if I think given time, and I think that's one of the reasons why nobody has given up on him. With the talent that he does have, you're hoping that the last couple of years with the injuries and everything is out of the way, that he will develop into the guy that we all hope for him to be. I think it's fair to give him that opportunity.'
Huddle Up: The Redskins test-drove Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy and saw first-hand that their best bet at quarterback is to continue to develop RG3... at least until Jay Gruden has a high draft pick and a shot at a rookie quarterback he likes and can mold.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 3/29/15 2:53pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon's production slipped last year largely because of instability at the quarterback position, according to head coach Jay Gruden, and Gruden said that he plans to have Garcon's numbers go 'back up' in 2015.
Huddle Up: Garcon saw his targets drop from 181 in 2013 to 105 last season with the rest of his stat line following suit, falling from 113-1,346-5 to 68-752-3. It would be no surprise if Garcon's numbers climb, but a return to his 2013 levels likely is asking way too much.
Colt McCoy - QBPosted 3/29/15 8:27pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will be the first-team quarterback during offseason workouts, according to head Jay Gruden, but Gruden also said he expects QB Kirk Cousins and QB Colt McCoy to be on the roster when the regular season begins.
Huddle Up: Another year, same three-ring QB circus in D.C. after Griffin started seven games, Cousins five and McCoy four -- with all three finishing with losing records -- last season in Gruden's 4-12 debut.
Chris Thompson - RBPosted 3/25/15 4:26pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson is the front runner for the third-down back role, according to head coach Jay Gruden. The team could also draft a back for the role.
Huddle Up: If Thomas is filling the role played by Roy Helu last season, there's definitely fantasy value here as Helu ranked 12th among running backs in catches and fourth in receiving yardage. Those in PPR leagues should make sure Thompson is on their RB radar.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 3/24/15 11:51pm ET
Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan said that the team will go with the best player available in the 2015 NFL Draft with the No. 5 overall pick, which means that they could take a quarterback in that spot. McCloughan could be compelled to take Oregon QB Marcus Mariota if he's available at No. 5, even after the team said QB Robert Griffin III was the team's starter a month ago. McCloughan doesn't think anyone will be handed a job, and they'll have to compete to win a spot.
Huddle Up: Mariota -- and Jameis Winston -- figure to be long gone by the time the fifth pick rolls around so RGIII figures to have one less competitor this offseason.
Colt McCoy - QBPosted 3/17/15 2:43pm ET
Free-agent QB Colt McCoy re-signed with the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, March 17, according to a league source. It's reportedly a one-year deal but other terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: The re-signing of McCoy, who started four games last season before suffering a neck injury, means it's status quo -- as of the time being -- for the D.C. QB situation with RGIII and Kirk Cousins also in the mix. It's said to be Griffin's job to lose, but there's still plenty of offseason remaining.
Leonard Hankerson - WRPosted 3/11/15 3:36pm ET
Free-agent WR Leonard Hankerson (Redskins) signed a one-year deal worth $1 million with the Atlanta Falcons Wednesday, March 11.
Huddle Up: Hankerson should be in the mix to replace third receiver Harry Douglas, with the potential to step into a more significant role should Roddy White or Julio Jones get dinged.
Roy Helu - RBPosted 3/10/15 10:47pm ET
Free-agent RB Roy Helu (Redskins) has agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders on a two-year deal worth a little more than $4 million, according to a source.
Huddle Up: With oodles of cap room, the Silver & Black needed a backfield complement to the young and unproven Latavius Murray, and they got that in Helu, who averaged 40.6 receptions and 745.6 yards from scrimmage during his three full seasons in D.C.
Niles Paul - TEPosted 3/6/15 1:19pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul re-signed Friday, March 6. Paul could earn up to a little under $10 million with the new contract.
Huddle Up: Paul, who is coming off a career year with 39 receptions for 507 yards and a TD, was one of the top free-agent TEs expected to hit the market, but the Skins stepped up Friday with a new deal. Paul's fantasy upside, though, is limited with Jordan Reed also still very much in the D.C. TE picture.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 2/20/15 10:19pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will enter the 2015 season as the team's starting quarterback, and general manager Bruce Allen thinks Griffin's ceiling in the NFL remains high. Griffin missed five games last year with a dislocated ankle, and Allen said Griffin must stay healthy in order to realize his potential. 'There's never been a question about him watching film,' Allen said. 'He is motivated. He's a (25-year-old) man who is still growing and learning the NFL game. We've seen him, a couple years ago, play at the highest of highs. Maybe it spoiled us a little bit to expect that all the time.'
Huddle Up: Meanwhile, to re-gain his fantasy value, RGIII must reverse his career rushing trend which has seen his season yardage totals dip from 815 to 489 to 176 over the last three seasons. He also has only had one rushing score over the last two seasons after putting up seven as a rookie.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 2/19/15 9:18am ET
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon would save the team a lot of money if he were to be cut, but head coach Jay Gruden said Garcon is still in the team's plans.
Huddle Up: It's the time of year where everyone with a big cap number is a potential cap casualty, but if the coach wants you around the front office generally finds a way to keep you.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/12/15 1:20pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins should have the opportunity to battle Redskins QB Robert Griffin III for the team's starting quarterback position, in the opinion of The Washington Post's Mike Jones. Jones noted Cousins displayed better feel in the pocket than Griffin but also acknowledged that Cousins was unable to avoid turnovers.
Huddle Up: If both QBs are on the roster, there certainly should be an open competition in D.C., but the prevailing thought still remains that one or the other -- most likely Cousins -- will likely be traded this offseason.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 2/8/15 4:48pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon is expected to be asked to restructure his contract this offseason to lower his $9.7 million salary cap hit in 2015.
Huddle Up: Garcon fell from 181 targets to 105 last season while his receptions (113-68) and yardage totals (1,346-752) also took precipitous dips, thanks in part to DeSean Jackson's D.C. arrival. His stats figure to resemble the latter rather than the former going forward, and his salary will need to be adjusted accordingly.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 1/10/15 12:55am ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III likely will be given another chance to succeed, because teams should not give up on young quarterbacks, according to general manager Scot McCloughan. McCoughlan said Griffin needs to be surrounded by a strong running attack and a more reliable offensive line.
Huddle Up: RGIII finished with 1,694 yards, four TD passes and 176 rushing yards in seven games this season and deserves another shot -- hopefully with better health and a healthier supporting cast. Washington simply paid too high of a price to move up and select Griffin in the 2012 draft to cast him aside after what basically amounts to two full seasons.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 12/30/14 1:45am ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins said it would be tough to return to the team in 2015 if QB Robert Griffin III was given the starting job. Cousins said he would talk to the front office.
Huddle Up: Cousins shone briefly after taking over for RG3 earlier this year, but then appeared to be exposed once teams got some film on him. Still, he may warrant a starting shot elsewhere as he no longer wants to be a part of the Jay Gruden/RG3 circus in Washington.
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