Colt McCoy - QBPosted 10/20/14 11:58pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy would start this week if QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) is unable to play, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Griffin will be put through some tests Wednesday to see where he's at in his recovery, but his return likely remains a few weeks away. That means McCoy, who was 11-of-12 for 128 yards and a TD in relief Sunday, will make his first start since 2011 next Monday night in Dallas.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 10/17/14 10:14am ET
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon needs more touches, according to head coach Jay Gruden. He has eight catches in the last three games. Garcon has just one catch out of six third-down targets this season.
Huddle Up: Garcon has seen his targets migrate to DeSean Jackson and whichever tight end is healthy in a given week, but it sounds as if the team is refocusing its efforts to get Garcon involved. That's welcome news for fantasy owners who have been banking on Garcon as a PPR stud.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 10/15/14 6:17pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) 'looked fine' and had 'a little bounce in to his step' in on-field drills Wednesday, Oct. 15, and head coach Jay Gruden said Griffin will return to his starting quarterback job when doctors have cleared him to return to action. 'He looks good so far. He's making good progress as we knew he would, the type of worker he is. But making progress in the training room and making progress in the practice field are two entirely different things. We have to make sure he gets right both mentally and physically before he gets back on the field,' Gruden said.
Huddle Up: Not at all a surprise given Kirk Cousins' struggles, which aren't necessarily reflected in his fantasy numbers. Still, while RGIII has been a limited practice participant, he likely remains at least several weeks away from having a good shot at playing in an actual game.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 10/14/14 4:08pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is not in danger of being benched in favor of QB Colt McCoy after the team lost their fourth straight game in Week 6, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Cousins now leads the league with eight interceptions, with seven of them coming in the last three games.
Huddle Up: Cousins has been better in fantasy, ranking sixth with an average of 24.11 fantasy points per game, since replacing the injured RGIII in Week 2 and is a low-end QB1/QB2 in 10- and 12-team leagues despite his struggles.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 10/10/14 4:28pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and he'll be a game-time decision in Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Reed, who's been limited all week, has expressed fairly strong hope that'll return following a 4-game absence, but the final decision is going to take his fantasy owners right down to wire, and it's a late-afternoon kickoff Sunday to boot. Definitely have a backup plan at the ready.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 10/9/14 10:38pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday and has missed the past four games with a strained hamstring, but he is expressing optimism about returning in Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals if he doesn't suffer any setbacks. "Yeah, definitely. Shooting for Sunday," Reed said. "Yeah, honestly. I feel like if I get everything done this week and everything goes smoothly, I can be out there on Sunday." Reed noticed a significant improvement with his hamstring in practice Wednesday, Oct. 8. There remains some tightness, but he's close to full strength.
Huddle Up: Remember Reed? Don't forget about a TE who's productive when he plays, but the second part of that phrase is the key part. See if he's able to do more in practice Friday.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 10/7/14 11:28am ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson had five catches for 157 yards, including a 60-yard score, Monday, Oct. 6.
Huddle Up: Big plays are what D-Jax does best, and he found success even against the vaunted Seattle secondary. Bodes well for his fantasy prospects going forward.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 10/7/14 7:08pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) will not be back on the field in the near future, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Griffin wasn't in a walking boot Monday, Oct. 6, and he looked to be in great shape while on the sidelines throwing passes to his teammates. Gruden said Griffin is unlikely to join the team soon in practice. The next step will likely be to have Griffin increase his workload on a treadmill.
Huddle Up: You can't count on RGIII to be back anytime soon -- at least until the start of the fantasy playoffs -- leaving Kirk Cousins as a solid QB2.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 10/6/14 8:13pm ET
The Washington Redskins have declared TE Jordan Reed, CB Richard Crawford, QB Robert Griffin III, WR Santana Moss, OG Spencer Long, CB Tracy Porter, SS Trenton Robinson inactive for Week 5.
Huddle Up: Reed will miss a fourth straight game, and hopefully his fantasy owners have Paul as a fall-back plan. Paul went out with a concussion in the Week 4 Thursday night loss to the Giants, but he's had 11 days to recover and has had 17 catches for 227 yards and a TD in the 3 games Reed has missed.
Niles Paul - TEPosted 10/4/14 1:44pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul (concussion) is expected to play in Week 5 after being cleared for full practice participation Friday, Oct. 3.
Huddle Up: With Jordan Reed likely to miss another week, Paul will start against Seattle. He's a low-end TE1 against a tough Seahawks defense.
Niles Paul - TEPosted 10/3/14 8:20pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 3.
Huddle Up: It's a good sign that Paul will play this week. With Jordan Reed questionable once again, Paul looks like he'll get the start against Seattle. He's a borderline TE1 with a tough matchup.
Niles Paul - TEPosted 9/30/14 4:19pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 30, and remains in the league's concussion protocol. However, head coach Jay Gruden said Paul is 'making very good progress.'
Huddle Up: Paul has an extra day to work with this week with Washington not playing until Monday night, so check in later in the week and see if he's still progressing.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 9/30/14 4:19pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) did individual drills in practice Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Huddle Up: Reed hasn't played since the opening game, and this might be the week he returns with Washington having 10 days between games. See if can get on this practice field later this week.
Niles Paul - TEPosted 9/26/14 1:26am ET
Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul suffered a concussion during the team's Week 4 game Thursday, Sept. 25. He caught three passes for 60 yards before departing with the injury in the second quarter.
Huddle Up: Paul was waylaid by several Giants' DBs after catching a pass over the middle -- drawing a head-to-head contact flag -- and briefly appeared to be out cold before leaving the field and the game. The only bright spot is that Washington has 11 days before its next game, but fellow TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) could be back by then as well.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 9/26/14 1:46am ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 19 of his 33 pass attempts for 257 yards and had one touchdown and four interceptions Thursday, Sept. 25. He also lost a fumble in the team's 45-14 loss to the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Well nothing like a five-turnover disaster to tromp on the Cousins bandwagon brakes. He'll still be starting, of course, for the at least the next month or so but any talk of him securing the long-term starting gig was effectively thrown away Thursday night.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/25/14 2:11pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) will test his injured shoulder before the game but is expected to play in Week 4.
Huddle Up: Jackson is a gamer, and you're really not doubting him now after his 5-117-1 showing with the injured shoulder past Sunday in Philly are you?
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 9/25/14 2:26pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has played well in relief of QB Robert Griffin III both this season and last year, but there is a trend that has continued in Cousins' two games this year: Teams have been able to figure him out as the games go along. He completed his first 12 passes against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 2 and opened the game with eight straight completions against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3, but then he completed only around half of his remaining throws in those games. Down the stretch last year, Cousins' stats were worse with each loss, and he threw four touchdowns to five interceptions down the stretch.
Huddle Up: Something to definitely keep an eye on, but wait for clear signs of regression before you start thinking about removing him from your starting lineup.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/25/14 7:57pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is active Thursday, Sept. 25, against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: As expected, Jackson is a full go tonight in D.C. Start him if you need him.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 9/24/14 4:38pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24, and is listed as probable for Week 4.
Huddle Up: After being spelled late in Week 3, Morris looks good to go Thursday night against a Giants' defense which is slightly better than average (13th) against opposing fantasy RBs.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 9/23/14 4:02pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) has been ruled out for the team's Week 4 game. Reed is not sure when he will play again, and his status is not known for the team's Week 5 game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: This will make 3 straight missed games for Reed, and it's starting to seem like his rookie season all over again when he missed 6 contests. He's totally expendable in 10-team leagues if you haven't already pulled the plug.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 9/23/14 4:16pm ET
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden did not rule out QB Kirk Cousins permanently replacing QB Robert Griffin III at quarterback. 'Crazy things have happened in NFL,' Gruden said. 'I'm not going to discount anything'
Huddle Up: Some wins and more than a one-game sample will be needed, but 30-of-48, 427 yards and three TDs wasn't too shabby of a starting point.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/22/14 7:20pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) was limited during practice Monday, Sept. 22. The team participated in a jog-through Monday.
Huddle Up: Jackson was targeted a healthy 11 times Sunday and had a 5-117-1 outing vs. old team in Philly and seemed to emerge from the contest no worse for wear so expect him to be a full-go Thursday night.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 9/22/14 7:20pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Sept. 22. The team participated in a jog-though Monday.
Huddle Up: Reed has missed the last 2 games, and it might be tough for him to get ready on a short week. In short, it looks to be another week of Niles Paul unless we hear otherwise.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/19/14 2:06pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Head coach Jay Gruden said Jackson made steps in a 'positive direction,' however. Jackson went through individual drills in practice Friday, Sept. 19.
Huddle Up: Jackson is dealing with a painful AC joint sprain, and it will likely come down to a Sunday-morning decision. The guess here is that he'll play vs. his former team, but we're a little less than 48 hours from knowing for sure.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 9/19/14 2:06pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) has been ruled out of Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: That means another green light for the owners of Niles Paul, who leads the team with 12 catches, 185 yards and a TD on 15 targets.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/17/14 3:45pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) will play in Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles, his former team, according to Eagles RB LeSean McCoy. "He's playing," McCoy said. "He said he's definitely playing. That's the first thing he texted, he said 'I'm playing.' "
Huddle Up: Jackson didn't practice Wednesday as he recovers from his mild AC joint sprain, but most all reports have the WR lining up Sunday against his former team. See what the rest of the week holds.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 9/15/14 1:27pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) isn't dealing with a fractured ankle, according to an MRI exam, and he doesn't think surgery is necessary. The best-case scenario for Griffin to recover from the injury is six to eight weeks, according to several surgeons.
Huddle Up: Kirk Cousins will start for Washington in the meantime and could retain the job even when RG3 returns if he plays well. Cousin is a high-end QB2 with upside.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/15/14 8:53pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder), who is day-to-day with a shoulder sprain, said he plans to play in Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a source that has talked with Jackson. Head coach Jay Gruden said Jackson's playing status will be determined based on pain throughout the week.
Huddle Up: It's no secret Jackson would love to square off against his former team, but he's going to have to demonstrate he's ready in the next 6 days. Stay tuned ...
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/14/14 8:14pm ET
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) suffered a sprained AC joint in the first quarter of the Week 2 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 'I feel a little better from when it first happened,' Jackson said Sunday, Sept. 14. 'The player actually just fell right on my shoulder.' Jackson said he considers himself day to day, and it is too early to know if he'll be ready for the Week 3 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: If Jackson can't play in Week 3 he'll be replaced by a combination of Andre Roberts and Ryan Grant. Both receivers would have a strong matchup against a weak Eagles secondary.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 9/14/14 8:20pm ET
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) has been diagnosed with a dislocated ankle after leaving the Week 2 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is expected to undergo further testing Monday, Sept. 15, to determine the severity of his injury.
Huddle Up: Griffin will miss time for sure, it's just a matter of how much. Kirk Cousins is Washington's starting QB for what could be the rest of the season and a strong QB2 moving forward. Owners in need of QB help should target Cousins on the waiver wire this week.
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