Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 2/4/16 12:33pm ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins is engaged in discussions to re-sign with the Redskins.
Huddle Up: Expect a deal to be struck before Cousins can hit the open market given the league-wide demand for any kind of semi-competent QB help.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 2/4/16 6:17pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris will be able to test free agency this offseason, according to team president Bruce Allen. If Morris is not offered a deal to his liking, then the Redskins may entertain re-signing Morris.
Huddle Up: Morris may be the latest former big-name RB to find a lack of open-market suitors considering that his rushing totals and yard-per-carry average have declined steadily in each of his four seasons.
Andre Roberts - WRPosted 2/3/16 12:46pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Andre Roberts is signed through the 2017 season with a cap hit of $5 million for 2016. Beat writer John Keim suggests the emergence of WR Jamison Crowder as the No. 1 slot receiver could mean Roberts is expendable. He has posted 46 receptions with two touchdowns in two seasons with Washington.
Huddle Up: The Redskins have veterans DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon along with Crowder and Ryan Grant, so shelling out $5 million for Roberts seems silly--especially when they need to pay Kirk Cousins.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 2/2/16 10:00am ET
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon is expected to be retained and play out the last year of his contract in Washington, according to Rich Tandler and Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com.
Huddle Up: The Redskins are expected to sink a bunch of money into Kirk Cousins; when you do that with your quarterback, it only makes sense to retain his top receivers. Garcon is a volume guy whose best fantasy production comes with DeSean Jackson and/or Jordan Reed are hurt.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 1/31/16 7:44pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris may not return next season, as previously reported, which could lead the Redskins to draft a running back or sign a free-agent running back, according to CSNWashington.com's Rich Tandler. Tandler said depth is needed at the position and that RBs Chris Thompson and Silas Redd are both coming off injuries and aren't workhorse backs.
Huddle Up: Washington could be preparing to bank heavily on improvement from second-year back Matt Jones, who started strong as a rookie but was then slowed down the stretch by health and fumbling issues.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 1/29/16 9:34am ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones won't necessarily be the workhorse back in 2016 if RB Alfred Morris leaves in free agency because the team isn't sure Jones can fix everything he needs to over one offseason in order to become a lead back.
Huddle Up: Jones was the more dynamic runner last season, but the team has concerns about ball security and other issues. Wouldn't be surprising if the Redskins cobbled together a backfield with Jones handling some of the work and Chris Thompson as the pass-catching back, or Washington could look to the draft or free agency for a three-down back that fits Jay Gruden's scheme.
Chris Thompson - RBPosted 1/28/16 9:53am ET
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) underwent successful surgery Wednesday, Jan. 27, on the torn labrum in his left shoulder. He is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: Thompson was a fantasy producer as a pass-catching back in Jay Gruden's offense, and with Alfred Morris slated to be a free agent and Matt Jones hardly a sure thing Thompson could return in that role next season.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 1/28/16 9:53am ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins is expected to be re-signed this offseason, and general manager Scot McCloughan prefers signing him to a long-term deal instead of giving their quarterback the franchise tag. A long-term deal would be in the $17-20 million range, according to McCloughan, while Washington would have to pay Cousins about $20 million if they were to tag him.
Huddle Up: The franchise tag would be a last resort for the Redskins, who would rather lock up their quarterback of the future long-term and spread the cap hit over multiple seasons. No reason to think the two sides won't be able to come to terms.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 1/12/16 9:18am ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will be re-signed this offseason, and head coach Jay Gruden said the organization plans to continue to build around their quarterback.
Huddle Up: The Redskins made their choice at quarterback at the start of the season, and to their credit it paid off with a playoff appearance. Now they'll need to sign Cousins to a new deal while kicking Robert Griffin III to the curb.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 1/12/16 7:25pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson is due $3.75 million and WR Pierre Garcon $7.6 million in 2016 -- the final year in each of their contracts. Each receiver is entering their age-29 season.
Huddle Up: It's even more of dilemma considering each brings different skills to the table with Garcon the more reliable and D-Jax providing bigger plays. This will be part of an interesting offseason in D.C.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 1/11/16 9:19am ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is expected to be released now that their season is over. It was important to owner Dan Snyder that Griffin be on the team all year.
Huddle Up: Snyder couldn't have his former first-round pick shining for another team--like, say, the Cowboys or Eagles. But with the season over and RG3 clearly not in Washington's future plans, his salary becomes a liability. There are several enticing options on the table for a quarterback with RG3's skill set; he'll be a popular free agent this offseason.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 1/11/16 9:19am ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed posted nine receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 10. He was targeted 17 times. He is the first tight end in franchise history to post 100 or more receiving yards in a playoff game.
Huddle Up: Reed emerged as a fantasy stud this season once he was able to leave the training room. His injury history still makes him tough to trust, but his results when healthy put him in the upper echelon of fantasy tight ends.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 1/10/16 4:16pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (hip) is inactive against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 10. The team also declared OG Arie Kouandjio, DL Frank Kearse, CB Jeremy Harris, TE Marcel Jensen, LB Perry Riley and QB Robert Griffin III inactive.
Huddle Up: Jones will miss a third-straight game, meaning Alfred Morris and Pierre Thomas will carry the load against the vulnerable Packers today.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 1/10/16 9:26pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed caught nine of his game-high 17 targets for 120 yards and a TD Sunday, Jan. 10 in the team's 35-18 wild-card playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: After finishing the regular season with a 88 catches for 960 yards and 11 TDs, Reed picked up right where he left off, keeping Washington in the contest and he'll enter the 2016 season as one of fantasy's unquestioned top-five tight ends.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 1/8/16 12:32am ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (hip) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Jan. 7, and he said that he 'probably' wouldn't be able to play if the team's game was on Thursday. 'I can run and do drills, but certain moves, I can't make,' Jones said. 'I'm still trying to find if I can play through it or not. If I do a cut and feel it, I'm going to try to see if I can push through it and tolerate it to see.' RB Pierre Thomas was used as the backup to RB Alfred Morris the last two weeks, while RB Chris Thompson also saw limited work. Head coach Jay Gruden expects to make a decision on Jones either Friday, Jan. 8, or Saturday, Jan. 9.
Huddle Up: Jones, the rookie third-round pick, likely is headed toward sitting out a third straight game, leaving Morris as the main man Sunday against a Packers' D, which surrendered the 15th-fewest fantasy points to opposing RBs during the regular season.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 1/8/16 12:32am ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) participated fully in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Jan. 7.
Huddle Up: Check back Friday, but it's looking cautiously optimistic that Jackson will be able to give it a go Sunday after not playing in the regular-season finale. Prior to that contest, Jackson averaged 4.2 catches, 78.2 yards and scored four TDs over his previous six games.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 1/8/16 11:29pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) practiced in full all week and is listed as probable for the wild-card game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Jan. 10.
Huddle Up: Good news for Kirk Cousins who should have his No. 1 wideout available. Jackson was a key cog in Cousins' and the Skins' success down the stretch, catching a TD pass in four of the final six games he played in.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 1/7/16 9:47am ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (hip) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Jan. 6. He has been inactive the last two games.
Huddle Up: The Redskins have been getting by with a backfield of Alfred Morris, Pierre Thomas and Chris Thompson but would love to have all hands on deck for Wild Card Weekend. It will make things more difficult to gauge from a fantasy perspective, of course.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 1/7/16 4:19pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins' 74.7 percent completion percentage at home this season is the highest ever in an NFL season, according to Elias.
Huddle Up: Cousins also had 16 TD passes and only two interceptions at home while finished with a 13-9 ratio on the road, averaged 8.44 yards per attempt (to 6.98 on the road) and had four of his five rushing TDs at home as well.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 1/5/16 11:18pm ET
Sources close to Washington Redskins RB Robert Griffin III is hopeful of landing with the Dallas Cowboys if he is dumped for salary purposes by his current team.
Huddle Up: That would be the perfect revenge destination for Griffin, and imagine the headline possibilities if he's battling Johnny Manziel for the backup role behind Tony Romo next summer in training camp.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 12/31/15 5:43pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins will start in Week 17 against the Dallas Cowboys, according to head coach Jay Gruden, despite the Redskins having nothing to play for. Cousins' snap count is still to be determined.
Huddle Up: Cousins makes a very risky fantasy start this Sunday, especially when considering it's a prime opportunity to get the first snaps of the season for backup Colt McCoy.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/30/15 9:10pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) and RB Matt Jones (hip) were both limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: The Redskins are locked into the four seed and could rest their starters Sunday against Dallas. There's a good chance Jones and Jackson see little or no action in Week 17.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 12/29/15 11:21pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins could be rested for Week 17 as the team has clinched the division crown. 'We'll have to wait and see and talk about it as a staff and see where the injury report stands with Kirk and see how he's feeling,' head coach Jay Gruden told reporters Tuesday, via the team's official site. 'But I think he is pretty injury free, but if he is injury free, a lot will depend on who's playing around him, and go from there.'
Huddle Up: Who knew that we'd be talking about Washington resting starters at the end of this season, and, moreover, that fantasy owners would even care?
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/24/15 7:32pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (foot, knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: Jackson was at least able to get in some work after sitting out entirely Wednesday, and we'll even have a better idea Friday on his Sunday status.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/22/15 2:35pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is 152-for-214 (71 percent) for 1,888 yards, 13 touchdowns and three interceptions since WR DeSean Jackson returned from a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Jackson is back at it -- averaging 18.8 yards per reception with four TDs -- and gives Cousins and Washington the downfield threat they were missing the first seven games.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/17/15 4:30pm ET
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 17, and head coach Jay Gruden said Jackson was running around well and took part in individual and team drills.
Huddle Up: It was a positive sign to see Jackson back on the field after sitting out Wednesday, and we'll see Friday if the progression continues.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/15/15 10:52pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson said Tuesday, Dec. 15, that his knee is 'all right' and he expects to be ready for Week 15 against the Buffalo Bills. He suffered a patella contusion in Week 14 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: Jackson had TD-catch streak halted at three games last Sunday as he finished with two catches for 43 yards. Check his status reports from practice this week to get a gauge on how his Week 15 is shaping up.
Chris Thompson - RBPosted 12/11/15 6:34pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) is dealing with a torn labrum in his shoulder and will miss Week 14 and possibly longer.
Huddle Up: Yikes -- tough break for Thompson, who leads D.C. RBs with 34 catches for 228 yards and a TD, and if you've been using him in a PPR league, prepare to line up a rest-of-the-season replacement.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 12/7/15 7:56pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has thrown 11 touchdowns and two interceptions at home this season. He ranks first in home completion percentage, sixth in yards per attempt at home and second in touchdown/interception ratio at home.
Huddle Up: To dig a little deeper, Cousins has had the benefit of an extremely favorable home slate as the last four D.C. visitors (the Eagles, Bucs, Saints and Giants) all rank in the league's top 11 in terms of most fantasy points allowed to opposing QBs. The Cowboys, however, allow the fifth-fewest so hopefully Cousins owners' expectations are tempered tonight.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/7/15 11:56pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson caught a game-high six passes for 80 yards and a TD Monday, Dec. 7 in a 19-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Jackson's TD atoned for his punt-return fumble a minute earlier and was his third scoring catch in as many games as he continues to come on late for the still-very-much-in-NFC-East-contention Skins.
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