Derrius Guice - RBPosted 2/18/19 6:25pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice (knee) is able to sprint in a straight line but is still not able to do any lateral movements at full speed yet. He also wants to build the strength in his legs over the next few months.
Huddle Up: Guice was the team's starting running back last season but missed most of the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He may have to share playing time with Adrian Peterson in 2019 if Peterson re-signs with the team. Guice can be a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy back if he receives most of the playing time.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 2/17/19 3:34pm ET
Washington Redskins senior vice president of football operations Doug Williams said QB Alex Smith (leg) hopefully will be able to play at some point in 2019.
Huddle Up: Smith suffered a serious leg injury and there is still not definite timetable for his return. The Redskins likely will add at least one more quarterback this season, but owners in all fantasy leagues probably should avoid the Redskins quarterback situation next season.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 2/12/19 12:14pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) is not expected to play this season, in the opinion of RB Chris Thompson. 'We know and understand that it's probably not going to happen that we have him this year,' Thompson admitted. The Redskins have discussed a new deal with QB Josh Johnson, but QB Colt McCoy is slated to start the year if Smith can't go. Smith is in the midst of a an extensive recovery from a severe compound leg fracture late in the season.
Huddle Up: Honestly, Smith was the best fantasy option among Washington quarterbacks, although Johnson is capable of being fantasy relevant. Still, if you draft a Redskins quarterback this year, draft him as your backup.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 2/7/19 5:35pm ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson said his representatives have been trading numbers with the Redskins in hopes of finding a contract offer that can work for both sides.
Huddle Up: It looks like Peterson probably will be returning to the Redskins next season, but he likely will have to share playing time with Derrius Guice. Peterson could be a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in fantasy leagues depending on his role.
Derrius Guice - RBPosted 2/7/19 6:50pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice (knee) has progressed to the point that he is able to sprint at full speed.
Huddle Up: Unless he suffers an unexpected setback, Guice should be ready for the start of the 2019 season. He should have a chance to lead the backfield sooner rather than later, and RB2 production isn't out of the question.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 2/4/19 12:14pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson said he will be playing next season 'for sure' and believes he might have two or three years left in the tank before he retires. Peterson is currently not under contract for 2019.
Huddle Up: Peterson surprised practically everyone in 2018 by running for over 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns. Unfortunately for him, Derrius Guice will be healthy and chomping at the bit in Washington, so Peterson's future in our nation's capital is in doubt. Stay tuned in the coming months for more on his situation.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 1/31/19 5:20pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) is making improvements but is not looking too far ahead in his rehab, according to team president Bruce Allen. Allen denied a recent report that stated the Redskins are preparing for Smith to miss the entire 2019 season.
Huddle Up: Smith likely will miss at least a portion of the 2019 season and could miss all of the games depending on his recovery. It is not known what the Redskins will do a quarterback next season, so owners in all leagues probably should avoid the situation during fantasy drafts.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 1/27/19 10:57am ET
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) is tentatively not in the team's 2019 plans as the general feeling in the organization is that he'll miss the season with complications resulting from broken leg this past fall, sources said Sunday, Jan. 27.
Huddle Up: Washington is between a rock and hard place with Smith's big-$$$ contract and its need for a viable starting QB. Look for a free-agent signing a or a draft pick this offseason -- and maybe both. Sadly, meanwhile, don't be surprised if we've seen the last of Smith in the NFL as he'll turn 35 this May.
Alex Smith - QBPosted 1/21/19 3:21pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) was seen wearing a special leg brace Monday, Jan. 21. Smith underwent multiple surgeries on a broken fibula and tibia in addition to dealing with infections as a result of complications from the surgeries.
Huddle Up: Smith and his leg have a long road ahead of them. His status for the 2019 season seems doubtful given the severity of the injury and the extensive recovery. If the Redskins don't sign or draft a quarterback, Colt McCoy figures to start assuming he makes a full recovery from a broken leg. He is not a realistic fantasy option.
Derrius Guice - RBPosted 1/17/19 7:10pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice (knee) posted a video of himself on social media running and doing other drills on the field.
Huddle Up: Guice's rookie season was lost to a knee injury, but he should still have a chance to show he can lead the Washington backfield as early as next season. For now, he's a great stash candidate in keeper leagues.
Jamison Crowder - WRPosted 1/14/19 2:13pm ET
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR Jamison Crowder, despite his struggles and injury concerns, could demand a contract worth at least $8 million this offseason. Nonetheless, head coach Jay Gruden wants to try to retain Crowder. 'There is really not anything that Jamison can't do,' Gruden said. 'You look at his size and say he's little, but he plays big. He's got great quickness in intermediate routes, can separate, has good hands, he's tough, he's physical in the running game.' Crowder played better later in the year, but he was hampered by an ankle injury that caused him to miss seven games.
Huddle Up: Crowder may be in high demand as one of the top free-agent slot receivers on the market this year. If he does leave the Redskins then Trey Quinn figures to be thrust into a more meaningful role and would be worth a late-round dart throw.
Josh Johnson - QBPosted 12/30/18 8:25pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Josh Johnson completed just 12-of-27 passes for 91 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in the Week 17 shutout loss against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Johnson was pressed into duty after a slew of injuries in D.C., but he's unlikely to start a game in 2019 unless disaster strikes whatever organization he is playing for then. No fantasy value.
Jamison Crowder - WRPosted 12/30/18 8:36pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder posted just one catch for seven yards on eight targets in the Week 17 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Crowder ended up with just 29 catches for 388 yards and two touchdowns on 49 targets, missing nearly half of the 2018 season due to injury. He had career lows across the board, but might be a steal in the later rounds in 2019 in fantasy leagues, particularly PPR formats, if he can get back to 100 percent.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 12/30/18 8:33pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson posted two grabs for 33 yards in Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles, setting a new career high with 532 yards in 2018.
Huddle Up: Doctson failed to come close to the six touchdowns he posted last season, but he did well considering the Redskins ran through Alex Smith, Colt McCoy, Mark Sanchez and Josh Johnson at the quarterback position this season. His future is still pretty bright.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 12/30/18 8:28pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson ran four times for no yards in Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles, a tough finish to a surprisingly good season.
Huddle Up: It was just his second 1,000-yard season in the past five campaigns, and his seven rushing scores were the most since he had 11 in 2015 with the Minnesota Vikings. He showed he still has plenty of mileage left on the odometer heading into 2019, defying Father Time rather nicely.
Vernon Davis - TEPosted 12/29/18 2:25pm ET
Washington Redskins TEs Jeremy Sprinkle and Matt Flanagan could see another heavy workload at tight end in Week 17 against the Philadelphia Eagles with TE Jordan Reed on the Reserve/Injured list and TE Vernon Davis (concussion) doubtful to play.
Huddle Up: Sprinkle has five grabs for 41 yards and a touchdown on six targets over the past two games. If you're playing DFS, Sprinkle might be worth a look at a low-cost salary for a potential score. In championship games in seasonal play, however, he isn't worth the roster spot.
Vernon Davis - TEPosted 12/28/18 10:37am ET
Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis (concussion) is doubtful to play in Week 17, head coach Jay Gruden said Friday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: It looks like Davis will miss his second straight game, and with fellow TE Jordan Reed on IR, Jeremy Sprinkle is likely to be Washington's top tight end Sunday. Stay away unless you're beyond desperate.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 12/28/18 10:43am ET
Washington Redskins Josh Doctson (illness, back) is considered questionable for Week 17, head coach Jay Gruden said Friday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: Doctson has been iffy all week and has caught 3-of-8 targets for 30 yards over the last two games. Steer clear unless you're desperate for a flex starter in a deep league.
Jamison Crowder - WRPosted 12/28/18 12:38pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (wrist) participated fully in practice Friday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: Crowder performed better towards the end of the year, but he missed several games due to injury. We don't know who will quarterback the Redskins in 2019 yet, but Crowder should remain their top wide receiver threat with more value in PPR formats.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 12/28/18 12:34pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder) was a full practice participant Friday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: Peterson surprised just about everyone this year while running for over 1,000 yards and totaling eight touchdowns at 33 years old. Unfortunately, his fantasy value will take a massive hit with Derrius Guice presumably returning at full strength next year.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 12/27/18 9:23am ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Doctson has been playing through a lower-back injury, catching 3-of-6 targets for 30 yards in Week 16 at Tennessee, but likely will need to get back on the practice field Friday before anyone will feel good about him playing in Sunday's finale.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 12/27/18 9:35am ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (toe) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list on Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: It's to no one's surprise that Reed will end the season on IR as he's yet to play a full campaign in six pro seasons, but he did play in 13 games in 2018 -- the second most in his career. Reed did, though, only have 54 catches on 84 targets for 558 yards and two TDs -- way down from his last season with double-digit games played (89-66-686-6 in 12 games in 2016).
Jamison Crowder - WRPosted 12/27/18 3:36pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (wrist) was upgraded to a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 27, one day after he was limited.
Huddle Up: Crowder will be active on Sunday and brings along some sneaky streaming appeal, given that he's been Josh Johnson's favorite target since taking the reigns at quarterback. Johnson's inconsistencies throwing the football, though, make Crowder a tough-to-trust WR3, and he's probably better served as a WR4.
Josh Johnson - QBPosted 12/27/18 3:35pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Josh Johnson (ankle) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: It's the second straight day in which Johnson has fully practiced, so he's perfectly fine for Week 17. However, he'll have a tough matchup on tap and should be viewed as nothing more than a QB2 on the final Sunday of the season.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 12/27/18 3:33pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder) was a full participant at practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: This should cement Peterson as being good to go come Sunday, given that he was limited to begin the week. The future Hall-of-Famer will maintain his RB2 tag despite playing alongside quarterback Josh Johnson based on volume alone.
Vernon Davis - TEPosted 12/27/18 3:32pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: It looks like Davis will be able to return to action in Sunday's season finale opposite the Eagles -- and he'll be sorely needed with Jordan Reed (ankle, foot) going on IR. Given the veteran's inconsistencies this season, though, he'll be a dicey play for Week 17 and is probably better suited as a TE2.
Jamison Crowder - WRPosted 12/26/18 4:38pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (wrist) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Crowder has finally started to come on in recent weeks, leading the Redskins in receiving yards in each of the last three games. He's apparently Josh Johnson's favorite target but despite this, he's simply more of a WR4 option than anything else.
Vernon Davis - TEPosted 12/26/18 4:36pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was limited at practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Davis missed the club's Week 16 affair but it appears he has an outside shot of suiting up in the finale. He'll especially be needed with Jordan Reed (ankle, foot) likely out. Even so, he's not a recommended TE1 play.
Adrian Peterson - RBPosted 12/26/18 4:35pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: This is the standard regarding Peterson's practice participation during the week, but given how the veteran has been banged up all year, it's possible he sits out or cedes some work in the final game. If Peterson is active, he's best suited to march out in a FLEX slot.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 12/26/18 4:32pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (ankle, foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Reed hasn't played since Week 14, when he departed early in a contest against the Giants. Given his injury history and the fact he's still not practicing yet, it would seem Reed is closer to doubtful of suiting up in the season finale. Backup Vernon Davis (concussion) is also in danger of being inactive as well, making the Redskins' tight end situation one to avoid.
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