Jordan Reed - TEPosted 1/21/17 7:09am ET
The Washington Redskins have announced that TE Jordan Reed (shoulder) will not play in the Pro Bowl Jan. 29.
Huddle Up: The 26-year-old Reed caught 66 passes for 686 yards and four touchdowns in 12 games during the 2016 campaign, although his production tailed off dramatically over the final month due to injury. He will be completely healthy by the start of training camp and should be viewed as a high-end TE1 option in all fantasy formats entering next season.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 1/21/17 3:08pm ET
Impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins will likely be pursued hard by the San Francisco 49ers, even if the Washington Redskins end up using the franchise tag on him again, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Huddle Up: There is some obvious dot-connecting going on here, as Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan - expected to be named the 49ers head coach soon - served in the same capacity in Washington when Cousins was drafted. It also would fill an obvious need, as San Francisco has been without a long-term solution at quarterback for a while.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 1/20/17 8:54pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) underwent a minor surgery following the end of the season to repair the meniscus in his right knee. He is expected to need only two to three weeks to fully recover.
Huddle Up: Kelley is expected to be given first crack at the starting job in 2017, but he is far from irreplaceable and very likely to face competition, likely in the form of an early draft pick. While head coach Jay Gruden is solidly in his corner, the Redskins' new play-caller - former offensive coordinator Sean McVay is now running the show from the Rams in Los Angeles - may not agree. Assuming he comes out of training camp as the starter, owners should still not expect Kelley to be the man all season long.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 1/14/17 11:58am ET
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon said he does not want to be called a possession receiver because he can do more than what the Redskins asked him to do in 2016. 'I definitely want people to stop thinking I'm a possession receiver because they gave me a job to do,' Garcon said. 'That doesn't mean I can't go deep and I can't run fast, because I ran fast and went deep this year more than I probably ever did. Every year is different from the playcalling. But I want people to stop thinking that I'm a slow guy, and I'm not slowing down anytime soon.'
Huddle Up: Garcon will be a free agent this offseason and should receive interest from multiple teams if he hits the free-agent market. He finished the 2016 season with 79 catches for 1,041 yards and three touchdowns. Garcon should have a good chance to be a starter for a team next season and can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver for fantasy owners.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 1/4/17 9:54pm ET
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill has a unique blend of speed and quickness, according to head coach Andy Reid, and Reid compared Hill to Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson.
Huddle Up: Hill is electric with the ball in his hands, and he has scored a touchdown of 65 yards or more in four consecutive games. The Chiefs are committed to giving him touches, making Hill a high-upside WR2 as long as Kansas City is alive in the postseason.
Pierre Garcon - WRPosted 1/3/17 9:30am ET
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon is unlikely to return for less than the $7.6 million he earned this season, according to ESPN's John Keim.
Huddle Up: That kind of stance usually indicates the player's agent has been able to find enough potential bidders, so a parting of ways appears likely. Then again, the first-round selection of Josh Doctson in the draft last spring pretty much sealed his fate anyway. Garcon showed he is still a very capable No. 2 receiver in the NFL and should be open to find a team willing to meet his asking price this spring.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 1/3/17 9:40am ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson may have 'worn out his welcome' in the nation's capital, according to ESPN's John Keim.
Huddle Up: Part of that worn-out welcome may be the result of Jackson's reported desire to return to the Philadelphia Eagles. The 30-year-old speedster remains one of the league's top vertical threats and topped 1,000 yards receiving for the fifth time in 2016. Given his skill set and the Eagles' need for a receiver, a reunion in Philadelphia would qualify as one of the least surprising developments in the NFL this spring if it comes to fruition.
Josh Doctson - WRPosted 1/3/17 9:53am ET
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (foot) suggested to reporters he has not been given a certain diagnosis other than tendinitis and he 'definitely' feels a difference after resting the injury since landing on the Reserve/Injured list prior to Week 7.
Huddle Up: Doctson was reportedly dealing with an Achilles' issue initially, but said doctors told him the injury was to his foot and 'unique'. The rookie suffered the injury in May and tried to gut it out for two games before he was shut down. With Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson set to hit free agency and the Redskins unlikely to retain either one, Doctson will be counted on to be no worse than the team's second-best receiver in 2017. Assuming good health, he'll have low-end WR3 upside in such a scenario.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 1/2/17 1:30pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley is expected to be the Redskins' featured running back next season after a 'great, great year,' according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Kelley managed over 700 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns despite starting just nine games. Assuming he's at full health throughout the offseason, he'll be worth a look in the early rounds of fantasy drafts.
Kirk Cousins - QBPosted 1/2/17 2:39pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins needs to improve reading coverages and making off-script plays if he wants to take his game to the next level, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Cousins has put together solid back-to-back seasons now, amassing over 9,000 passing yards combined in that span. He should make a pretty nice paycheck this offseason and is easily a QB1 consideration for 2017 fantasy drafts.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 1/2/17 5:41pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) probably will need to undergo arthroscopic surgery this offseason, but head coach Jay Gruden expects Kelley to get stronger and be in better shape.
Huddle Up: Kelley played well in the second half of the season and appears to be the leading candidate for the starting running back job in 2017 if healthy. Kelley likely will be selected in the middle rounds of drafts and can be a No. 2 running back for owners.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 1/1/17 7:29am ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (shoulder) is expected to play in Week 17's game against the New York Giants. He was limited in practice throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners should expect Reed to be active because Washington still has an opportunity to make the playoffs. However, he has only caught two passes since Thanksgiving and makes a very risky TE1 option for Week 17, especially since the possibility looms that he could see limited snaps. Reed's presence also means that the fantasy value of Vernon Davis will be negatively impacted.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 1/1/17 12:54pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Kelley should receive a majority of the carries against the New York Giants in Week 17 and has scored two touchdowns in the last three games. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 12/30/16 11:53am ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (shoulder) was listed on as questionable on the Week 17 injury report despite looking 'great' in practice this week, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Given the importance of the game for Washington against the New York Giants this weekend, owners can expect Reed to go. However, that doesn't make him a great option in his current state. He hasn't come close to his former dominant self since suffering his injury on Thanksgiving and will probably undergo surgery as soon as the team's season is over. Owners should look elsewhere in order to fill their tight end slot this weekend.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/30/16 2:10pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (jaw) practiced in full for the third straight day Friday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: He's not even listed on the injury report, so there's no question that Jackson will be out there in Sunday's season finale. With the Redskins still trying to lock up a playoff berth in the final week, expect Jackson to see his usual healthy number of targets. He's been one of the hottest receivers in the NFL as of late, having logged three consecutive 100-yard performances. The former Eagle definitely deserves strong consideration as your WR2 this weekend.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 12/30/16 2:05pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) is listed as questionable for the team's Week 17 game Sunday, Jan. 1, against the New York Giants. He was a limited participant in practice for the third straight day Friday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: Kelley may be considered questionable but with a playoff berth on the line, the Redskins are going to need all hands on deck, meaning it's very likely that the 24-year-old suits up in the season finale. As usual, he's in the RB2 picture.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 12/30/16 1:59pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (shoulder) was a limited participant in practice for the third consecutive day Friday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: As reported earlier, he's questionable to play in Sunday's season finale, though it appears he's more likely than not to suit up, considering Washington is still vying for a postseason berth. Reed has looked a lot less effective when trying to play through injury over the past few weeks, but head coach Jay Gruden did say this week that he looked 'great.' Either way, he'll be a risky play in Week 17, and his presence should also downgrade Vernon Davis.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 12/29/16 8:08am ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) is practicing Thursday, Dec. 29.
Huddle Up: He might be limited again today, but he should be good to go in Week 17 against the New York Giants. The G-Men have been good against opposing RBs the last five weeks, but Kelley is an RB2 in fantasy if he isn't limited.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 12/29/16 8:34am ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (shoulder) is practicing Thursday, Dec. 29.
Huddle Up: Reed has been a shell of himself for the last month with his shoulder injury. He's a very risky TE1 option against the New York Giants.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/29/16 10:01am ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (jaw) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.
Huddle Up: Jackson should be one of the top targets for the Redskins this week after he recorded at least 100 yards in four of the last five games. He should be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 in fantasy leagues.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 12/29/16 2:34pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (shoulder) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 29.
Huddle Up: Reed is somewhat of a quandary for Week 17. If he plays then he could be limited, but he should be started if he's active. The New York Giants boast a solid defense, but they're more susceptible to tight ends than other positions.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 12/29/16 2:28pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) practiced on a limited basis Thursday, Dec. 29.
Huddle Up: Kelley should be able to go, but the New York Giants have had one of the better rush defenses in the league this season. As it stands, Kelley is in the low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 range.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/28/16 12:59pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (jaw) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: Jackson should be fine for the Week 17 game and should see a solid amount of targets during the game. He has recorded at least 100 yards in four of his last five games and should be considered a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 12/28/16 12:55pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: Reed is expected to play against the New York Giants in Week 17 but he has been limited to 26 yards in the last two games. He will be a risky option because of the injury but could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in some leagues.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 12/28/16 12:54pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: Kelley is not expected to do much during practice this week, but head coach Jay Gruden said Kelley should play in Week 17. He probably will receive most of the carries if he is healthy and can be a No. 2 running back in leagues.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 12/27/16 3:57pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (shoulder) will play in the team's Week 17 finale Sunday, Jan. 1, against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Before he was ruled inactive this past weekend, Reed tried playing through his current injury over the prior two weeks, registering just one target in each while looking largely ineffective. It's possible he's in much better shape right now after getting a week of rest, but it's also possible the Redskins are forcing the issue here, as this final regular season game has implications on their playoff fate. Simply put, he'll be a very risky play, and his lingering presence figures to also downgrade Vernon Davis.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 12/26/16 12:26pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) had an MRI on his injured knee Tuesday, Dec. 26, and is considered day-to-day.
Huddle Up: Unfortunately for Kelley owners, he was vulture four times in Week 16, but he's still the lead back, as long as he's healthy. Mack Brown would likely take over Kelley's role if the Redskins don't want to risk further injuring Kelley, while Chris Thompson should maintain his pass-catching role. Brown would be the name to keep an eye on in DFS contests if Kelley is sidelined.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/26/16 1:20pm ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (jaw) is day-to-day, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: The Redskins will be out of playoff contention if the Detroit Lions win Monday. If that's the case then Washington may choose to rest Jackson in Week 17. Jamison Crowder and Pierre Garcon would be decent starting options with Week 17 fantasy championships on the line if Jackson is sidelined.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 12/26/16 1:13pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (shoulder) is day-to-day, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: The Redskins will be out of playoff contention if the Detroit Lions win Monday. If that's the case then Washington may choose to rest Reed in Week 17. Vernon Davis could be a sneaky start for those with Week 17 fantasy championships on the line if Reed is sidelined.
Rob Kelley - RBPosted 12/26/16 4:42pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (knee) probably will not do much during practice this week, but head coach Jay Gruden said Kelley should be fine for the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Owners should check on Kelley's status later in the week to see if he will be able to play in the regular season finale. He has posted solid numbers since taking over as the starting running back and can be a No. 2 running back if he is active.
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