Jordan Reed - TEPosted 11/27/14 4:53pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: Reed, who sat out Week 11, was limited for the second straight day and there's a cautious optimism he might be able to give it a go Sunday in Indy. Friday's practice report should be a little more telling.
Colt McCoy - QBPosted 11/26/14 12:34am ET
The Washington Redskins are planning to start QB Colt McCoy in Week 13 against the Indianapolis Colts in place of struggling QB Robert Griffin III, according to a team source.
Huddle Up: Things are a mess in D.C. -- and we're not just talking politics. McCoy did, however, lead the Skins to their last win -- a 20-17 victory in Dallas in Week 8 -- throwing for 299 yards and rushing for 16 yards and a TD in his lone start, so this should be a welcome fantasy change for the team's pass-catchers. (Hey, it can't get much worse). Meanwhile, the question is whether RGIII has made his last start for Washington.
Colt McCoy - QBPosted 11/26/14 10:33am ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has officially been benched in favor of QB Colt McCoy in Week 13. Head coach Jay Gruden informed the team Wednesday, Nov. 26. However, Griffin still appears to be part of the team's long-term plan, another source said Tuesday.
Huddle Up: RG3 has struggled this season; it's going to take time and reps in Jay Gruden's offense for him to get comfortable, and right now the team would rather take a shot at maybe winning a game with McCoy at the helm than hopefully developing Griffin into the quarterback he can be in this offense. So any talk of an actual long-term plan in Washington is laughable.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 11/24/14 10:09am ET
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris averaged 6.0 yards per attempt on 21 carries in the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers. It was his first 100-yard game of the season, and first since Nov. 7, 2013, against the Minnesota Vikings. 'I stopped trying to think too much,' Morris said Sunday, Nov. 23. 'I said this weeks ago: I was thinking too much. I've been playing this game since I was five. I know how to be a runner. I just stopped thinking and stopped trying to make things happen that weren't there.'
Huddle Up: Morris and the Redskins are capable of grinding it out on the ground, even against a good run defense like the 49ers. And with the passing game struggling, that may need to be the team's MO for the foreseeable future.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 11/24/14 4:26pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will start Sunday, Nov. 30, against the Indianapolis Colts, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: RG3 was awful Sunday against the 49ers but in fairness to him he didn't get much help from his offensive line. Griffin is no longer on the fantasy radar as anything more than a risky QB2.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 11/21/14 2:53pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) missed his third straight day of practice Friday, Nov. 21, and head coach Jay Gruden said Reed has been ruled out for Week 12 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: It's slim fantasy pickings in D.C. these days as Reed will miss his fifth game of the season. When lining up your replacement TE, best look for one that you use the rest of the season given the team's struggles and Reed's injury-marred 2-year track record.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 11/19/14 6:17pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: Not a good sign for Reed, who was hurt in Week 11 and missed four games earlier in the season with a hammy issue. Start scratching together a Plan B now.
Jordan Reed - TEPosted 11/16/14 8:03pm ET
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) suffered a strained hamstring in the Week 11 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It is unclear if it is related to the hamstring injury that caused him to miss four games earlier in the season.
Huddle Up: Reed has been plagued by injuries throughout his career. If he misses time, Niles Paul will once again take over as Washington's starting tight end.
Leonard Hankerson - WRPosted 11/3/14 7:54pm ET
Washington Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson (knee) will be activated from the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list this week.
Huddle Up: Hankerson, who had 30 receptions for 375 yards and 3 TDs last season, will be at the bottom of Washington's deep pass-catching depth chart, which is currently topped by DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Andre Roberts and TEs Jordan Reed and Niles Paul. Factor in the team's inconsistent QB play, and that translates into no fantasy relevancy for Hankerson in the majority of leagues for now.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 10/31/14 4:45pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) received the majority of the first-team repetitions in practice this week, and Griffin feels completely healthy and ready to return to the starting lineup. 'If there is any rust, I'll lean on the guys,' Griffin said. 'It's a game we need. They have a great defense, but I'll lean on my guys to help get me through this game and work with me. I expect them to make a ton of plays, just like they expect me to make a ton of plays. If there is any rust, I'm sure they'll overshadow it because they're playing at a high level right now.' He won't be limited at all, meaning the read-zone option is a possibility, along with plays that require him to leave the pocket.
Huddle Up: In Alfred Morris, TEs Jordan Reed and Niles Paul and a deep WR corps headed by DeSean Jackson, RGIII certainly has a strong supporting cast. Meanwhile, coach Jay Gruden has shown little hesitation about having his QBs on the run -- witness Colt McCoy's 7 rushes in Week 8 -- so expect to see Griffin in full Sunday in Minneapolis.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 10/30/14 4:48pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) received most of the work with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, Oct. 30, and will start in Week 9 if he does not have any setbacks, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden said the team believes Griffin is 100 percent physically but want to make sure he is up to speed mentally.
Huddle Up: All systems appear to be go for the QB at the moment so definitely get him into your lineup if you've been waiting patiently.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 10/29/14 4:21pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 29.
Huddle Up: This was the QB's first full practice since dislocating the ankle in Week 2, and it's going to make for an interesting rest of the week to see who gets the starting call Sunday in Minneapolis. Of course, you'll have no choice but to stay tuned.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 10/29/14 6:38pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is expected to start in the team's Week 9 game against the Minnesota Vikings, according to league sources. Griffin practiced in full Wednesday, Oct. 29, and split first-team repetitions with QB Colt McCoy. Head coach Jay Gruden said Griffin's situation is now more mental than physical. 'We'll see it's all going to depend on how he does in tomorrow and Friday,' Gruden said. 'And moving forward, how I feel he's coming back. From a physical standpoint he looks good, now it's a matter of mental and getting back into the football part of it. If he looks good in that regard then there's a chance he could play and if not and he needs another week, he'll take another week.'
Huddle Up: With Washington on bye in Week 10, the thinking has been that RGIII would likely sit this coming Sunday to give him an extra 2 weeks of recovery time, but he appears to be further along that most have thought. Let's see, though, how the rest of the week plays out.
Colt McCoy - QBPosted 10/28/14 1:36am ET
Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy was 25-of-30 for 299 yards and an interception and also ran 7 times for 16 yards, including a 7-yard TD, on Monday, Oct. 27 in a 20-17 overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: McCoy, making his first start since 2011 and becoming the third Washington QB to start this season, was more impressive in reality than fantasy in directing the upset win in his home state. It might be a short stay, though, in the lineup as Robert Griffin III could return from his ankle injury and start the team's Week 9 game in Minnesota. RGIII will need to get in a full week of practice -- or something very close to it -- so see what develops this week in D.C.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 10/28/14 11:27am ET
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson had six catches on seven targets for 136 yards in Week 8, and he has topped 100 receiving yards three times in his last four games after managing just one 100-yard game in the first four games of the season.
Huddle Up: Jackson was on the business end of a long ball from Colt McCoy Monday night, a bit surprising given McCoy's perceived limitations in that area. He's providing Jay Gruden's offense with more than just a deep threat, however, and whether it's McCoy again or RG3 at the helm Jackson remains Washington's go-to receiver.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 10/28/14 8:17pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) is 'very, very, very close' to returning to game action, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'Physically I think he'll be ready to go. Doctors are feeling pretty good about it, they still want to feel around this week until we make the final determination. I just want to make sure he feels good in the pocket,' Gruden said. The Redskins still don't want to rush Griffin back too soon, though, so the evaluation of him could last another week.
Huddle Up: RGIII's return definitely is close, but truth be told, Washington is a lot less desperate for his return than it was before third stringer Colt McCoy engineered Monday night's upset win in Dallas. With a bye looming in Week 10, the team could very well decide to roll with McCoy again Sunday in Minneapolis and give RGIII the extra 2 weeks to get ready.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 10/27/14 8:03pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 8 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: RGIII's return isn't too much farther down the line, but it won't come tonight as he'll miss his 6th straight game. Colt McCoy get the start -- his 22nd since entering the league in 2010 and first since 2011.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 10/25/14 3:20pm ET
Washington Redskins Robert Griffin III (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 8.
Huddle Up: Griffin is unlikely to suit up against Dallas. RG3 is expected back after Washington's Week 10 bye. Colt McCoy will start against the Cowboys, making the Dallas defense an enticing play this week.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 10/23/14 10:16am ET
Updating a previous report, there is no chance Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) plays in the Week 8 game against the Dallas Cowboys Monday, Oct. 27, multiple sources said Wednesday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: Looks like all systems go for Colt McCoy to lead Washington against the Cowboys. McCoy's run as the starter may be short-lived, however, as it appears RG3 is very close to returning.
Alfred Morris - RBPosted 10/23/14 6:37pm ET
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Morris should be good to go Monday night, but fantasy patience is wearing thin as the RB hasn't rushed for more than 63 yards and has only 1 TD over the last 4 games.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 10/23/14 6:37pm ET
Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) is unlikely to be ready to play Monday, Oct. 27, against the Dallas Cowboys, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Gruden said that Griffin has looked great in practices the last 2 weeks, but cited the fact that he's rusty and hasn't had meaningful repetitions in six weeks as a factor. "First it starts with the doctors telling me he's full-go, as far as being able to take a hit and all that good stuff," Gruden said. "And then it's gonna be getting more reps, and then I've got to see him comfortable throwing the timing routes, the out routes on time with no hitch, and all the reads and all the progressions. He's going to have to get more and more reps.'
Huddle Up: RGIII is worth a roster stash if you have the room, but as expected, it's going to be the Colt McCoy Show on Monday night in Dallas.
Robert Griffin III - QBPosted 10/22/14 3:54pm ET
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's (ankle) status for Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys will be determined by team doctors, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'It's up to the trainers and doctors right now, they gotta clear him, No. 1, like I said,' Gruden added. 'No. 2, he's got to feel good. But it's gonna be a process of how he feels tomorrow, how he feels the next day, and how he's throwing and how he's playing the position.' Griffin took part in individual drills in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22, and took repetitions in the team portion. Gruden said Griffin looked good doing the drills.
Huddle Up: Griffin is certainly getting closer, but we're betting it's another game or two before he's back in the D.C. saddle. Definitely expect Colt McCoy to get the start Monday night vs. the Cowboys.
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.
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