Keith Marshall - RBPosted 8/26/16 5:27pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Keith Marshall (elbow) suffered a sprained left elbow during the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Friday, Aug. 26, and will not return. He went to the locker room and underwent X-rays after suffering the injury.
Huddle Up: Marshall is competing for the No. 3 running back job, so owners should monitor the situation. Matt Jones and Chris Thompson are the top two running backs, but Marshall could receive most of the work if Jones suffered an injury since Thompson is more of a receiving option. Marshall probably should only be a late-round option in deeper leagues but could be an attractive waiver wire option during the season.
Deangelo Hall - SPosted 8/25/16 8:18pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson has displayed a greater focus this offseason, according to wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard, and CB DeAngelo Hall said Jackson has never looked better.
Huddle Up: Jackson can be big-play dependent at times, but the speedster is still worth drafting as a WR3.
Jamison Crowder - WRPosted 8/24/16 1:07pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') and Jamison Crowder (knee) have been ruled out for the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Friday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: Doctson and Crowder have missed multiple practices because of injury and may not play again until Week 1 if they are healthy. Both receivers are probably No. 5 receivers in most fantasy leagues since the Redskins have other targets in the passing game.
Chris Thompson - RBPosted 8/24/16 1:08pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (undisclosed) is not expected to play in the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Friday, Aug. 26, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: It appears Thompson is dealing with a minor injury and wants to be ready for the start of the regular season. Thompson is expected to be the third-down back this season if Matt Jones is healthy and could be a late-round option in deeper leagues.
Jamison Crowder - WRPosted 8/23/16 12:45pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, because of a sore knee, according to head coach Jay Gruden. He is rehabbing.
Huddle Up: Soreness isn't anything to frown about. Crowder should be back to full health soon. He could be a top-three wideout for the Redskins this year and holds more value in PPR formats after catching 59 passes in his rookie season last year. It's safer to draft him as merely a WR5 option in such leagues, however, with Jordan Reed, DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon all demanding targets.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 8/23/16 3:52pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') could take the field as early as the Redskins' final preseason game. Head coach Jay Gruden said the 'total expectation' is for Doctson to be good to go by Week 1, although he is not at 100% health yet. Gruden does believe that Doctson is in a good place from a mental standpoint.
Huddle Up: It sounds positive, but it will be more positive when Doctson is taken off the PUP list. He'll be part of a crowded receiving corps whenever he is ready. Jordan Reed, DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Jamison Crowder and more will all be in the mix. There may not be enough opportunity for Doctson to achieve more than WR5 numbers.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 8/21/16 10:00pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') could open the season on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, which would cost him at least the first six games.
Huddle Up: If Doctson is going to miss six games, it will be tough to justify stashing a receiver who will likely be fourth in the pecking order for targets.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 8/19/16 5:14pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) left the preseason game early Friday, Aug. 19, and is getting an X-ray on his left shoulder.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to keep an eye on the situation to see if Jones will have to miss time because of the injury. Jones is expected to receive most of the work at running back in 2016 and can be a No. 2 running back for owners if he is healthy. Chris Thompson would receive a boost in value if Jones misses extended time and could be a late-round option in drafts.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 8/19/16 6:37pm ET
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) suffered an AC sprain in his left shoulder Friday, Aug. 19.
Huddle Up: A timetable for Jones' return remains to be seen, but if the injury lingers into the regular season, Chris Thompson could be a useful DFS sleeper depending on the matchup.
Matt Jones - RBPosted 8/19/16 8:20pm ET
Updating an ongoing story, Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones (shoulder) suffered a slight separation of the AC joint of his left shoulder Friday, Aug. 19, and it 'won't be too long' until he returns, head coach Jay Gruden said.
Huddle Up: It remains to be seen if Jones will be ready for Week 1, but based on Gruden's comments, he isn't dealing with a long-term injury. Jones should still be viewed as a potential RB2 or high-end RB3.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 8/15/16 9:08am ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') will still be sidelined for another week or two with his Achilles' injury. There is a feeling that his left foot is getting better, though, and there is still optimism that he'll be ready for Week 1. General manager Scot McCloughan already said the injury is not a long-term issue.
Huddle Up: It looks like Doctson will be ready if he doesn't come upon any setbacks. He'll still be part of a crowded receiving corps when he does return, however. Drafting him as no more than a WR5 in his rookie year is the safest approach.
Keith Marshall - RBPosted 8/12/16 8:43am ET
Washington Redskins RB Keith Marshall lost one yard on five carries and caught two passes for five yards in a 23-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: Marshall earned praise throughout training camp, but he will need to a show a lot more in the remaining preseason games to earn meaningful carries when it really counts. For now, he is a late- round lottery ticket in deeper leagues.
Jay Gruden - HCPosted 8/12/16 12:16pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones was among a committee of running backs that averaged 3.1 yards per carry in the first preseason game, and head coach Jay Gruden called them out after the game. "We're going to keep sticking with it," Gruden said. "We've got to fix it. There's no excuse, we have to run the ball better."
Huddle Up: Jones ran just twice for one yard in the game, and it's hard to judge him based on such a small sample size. He's still worth RB2 consideration in fantasy, but he'd look a whole lot better as an elite RB3.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 8/9/16 9:18pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (thumb) will not be active Thursday, Aug. 11, against the Atlanta Falcons, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Sure there are red flags whenever a health issue and Reed are used in the same sentence, but let's just hope it's a purely precautionary measure at this point in August. Besides, keeping Reed out of preseason games eliminates the possibility of a more serious issue cropping up.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 8/8/16 4:24pm ET
Washington Redskins WRs Jamison Crowder (hamstring) and Josh Doctson (Achilles) will not play in the Redskins' preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: Doctson, the team's first-round pick, is being hurt the most as he's missing valuable reps as he attempts to get up to NFL speed and earn a share of regular snaps in the D.C. WR rotation. In the meantime, his fantasy value is sliding as well.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 8/4/16 8:54am ET
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') is not expected to miss more than two weeks due to his Achilles' injury, sources said Wednesday, Aug. 3.
Huddle Up: Doctson is in a walking boot, and it is reportedly as a precaution. While it's good news the injury is not more serious, it's tough for a rookie trying to get into the groove. He'll fall further behind, and he shouldn't be counted on as anything more than a late-round flier in redraft leagues. He has a little more fantasy appeal in long-term keeper formats.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 8/3/16 12:38pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') is wearing a boot Wednesday, Aug. 3, but he hasn't suffered a setback. According to the team, it's just a rest day.
Huddle Up: Monitor his status as we get deeper into training camp, but be aware he has a rocky road to significant playing time even if he's healthy. Doctson's future is bright, but he's best drafted in full-retention keeper setups.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 8/2/16 7:43am ET
Washington Redskins rookie WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') could return from his Achilles' injury in a few weeks.
Huddle Up: Washington's group of wide receivers is a crowded bunch, and Doctson may not see a ton of targets with guys like Jordan Reed, DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder also in the mix. The rookie should be drafted as no more than a low-end WR4 to high-end WR5 in standard formats.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 7/28/16 1:58pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (toe) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 28, with a sprained toe. It's expected to be a short stay on the list, according to sources, as the move was mostly procedural.
Huddle Up: Not the start to camp that the first-round pick needed -- especially with him trying to make up ground on veterans DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 7/26/16 1:04pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson will back up WRs DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon on the outside in his rookie season, according to ESPN.com's John Keim. Keim also said Doctson is not expected to see much work in three-wide-receiver sets.
Huddle Up: Doctson was the third WR off the board in the draft, but unlike his fellow first-round wideouts, he's landed with a team well-stocked in pass-catchers -- throwing in Washington TE Jordan Reed -- and his first-year fantasy expectations must be tempered as a result.
Chris Thompson - RBPosted 7/14/16 4:41pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) did not participate in offseason workouts because of shoulder surgery but should be ready for training camp. Thompson is expected to be the third-down back for the Redskins in 2016.
Huddle Up: In his third season, Thompson emerged as an multi-faceted option in D.C., turning 35 rushes and 35 receptions into 456 total yards. Look for even more work behind Matt Jones now that Alfred Morris has departed the scene.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 7/8/16 2:14pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has no contract discussions going on, and a source with knowledge of the situation said that no talks will happen. He won't sign a deal before the July 15 deadline for franchise players.
Huddle Up: Don't weep for Cousins as he'll earn a nice chunk of change ($19.95 million) under the QB franchise tag, and it's the ultimate prove-it season for the quarterback. He's currently ranked as a borderline QB1 in standard-sized leagues in the Huddle preseason draft kit.
Vernon Davis - TEPosted 6/28/16 1:24am ET
Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis may not make the final roster if he does not improve as a pass-catcher and blocker, according to The Washington Post's Mike Jones. Jones currently has Davis penciled in as the No. 4 tight end in Washington.
Huddle Up: Davis' fantasy value has fallen off a cliff since his 49ers heyday. Right now he's at best an injury handcuff to Jordan Reed, and even that is looking like an overly optimistic projection.
Keith Marshall - RBPosted 6/28/16 1:24am ET
Washington Redskins rookie RB Keith Marshall and rookie QB Nate Sudfeld were left off the 53-man roster projection by Mike Jones of The Washington Post.
Huddle Up: A seventh-round pick, Marshall has the potential to push Matt Jones for carries in Washington--but he'll need to flash something early in training camp to get enough touches to do so.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 6/25/16 10:54pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson is likely to open the year as the backup to WR DeSean Jackson and WR Pierre Garcon while WR Jamison Crowder works as the starting slot receiver, according to bear writer John Keim.
Huddle Up: Playing in a backup capacity will limit Doctson's initial fantasy value, but with both Jackson and Garcon in potentially the final year of their respective contracts his dynasty value remains strong.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 6/24/16 12:24pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins has had discussions about a long-term deal over the last week, but talks continue to go nowhere. He's expected to play 2016 on the $19.95 million franchise tender.
Huddle Up: Again, Washington should be in no hurry to dole out a long-term, big-$$$ extension for a QB who still has more to prove.
Keith Marshall - RBPosted 6/16/16 12:38pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Keith Marshall has been out of minicamp practice while battling a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Missed practice time and rookies isn't a particularly good combination, and the seventh-round back will have to play catch up if he hopes to have a shot at the No. 2 gig behind Matt Jones.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 6/14/16 8:07pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (Achilles') and the Redskins are being precautionary with Doctson's Achilles' injury, according to head coach Jay Gruden. As previously reported, Doctson did not practice Tuesday, June 14 and has been held out of drills since mid-May.
Huddle Up: It's not too big of a concern, but Doctson is the team's prize first-round pick who can use all the off-season, get-acclimated- to-the-offense reps he can, and it now looks like he'll have to make up for lost time in training camp.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 6/14/16 8:07pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (ankle) missed minicamp Tuesday, June 14, because of an ankle sprain he suffered last week, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Reed is not expected to practice this week.
Huddle Up: Reed isn't missing vital time here, but it's still an offseason reminder that while Reed has taken his place among the game's elite tight ends, there is still a troubling injury track record that must be factored in.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 6/7/16 12:18pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson is with the team for the third week of organized team activities after skipping the first two weeks. His absence wasn't that big of a surprise this year, as Jackson has skipped voluntary practices in previous years.
Huddle Up: Jackson most certainly understands the meaning of the word "voluntary", but the Redskins have to be happy he's back on the field getting reps with Kirk Cousins. He's playing for a contract this year, be it with Washington or elsewhere, so it would behoove DJax to stay healthy and perform as well.
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