Washington Football Team
Washington Football Team
NFC East | 1-1-0
Avg PTS
21
Rank: 24th
Avg Yds
299
Rank: 29th
Avg PYds
200.5
Rank: 29th
Avg RYds
98.5
Rank: 23rd
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Posted 9/21/2020 7:04 am UTC
Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin caught seven passes for 125 yards and a touchdown in a Week 2 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: McLaurin may be the only bona fide weapon in Washington right now, which makes him a focal point for both offensive and defensive game plans. He deserves recognition as a fantasy WR2.
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Posted 9/21/2020 6:58 am UTC
Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson ran 13 times for 55 yards and a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: Gibson salvaged an otherwise forgettable performance with a garbage-time TD run. The rookie has done OK in his first two NFL games, but it's more his position as the nominal top back in Washington than his production that makes him of interest to fantasy owners.
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Posted 9/21/2020 6:51 am UTC
Washington Football Team QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. completed 19 of 33 passes for 223 yards and a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 20. He also ran once for eight yards.
Huddle Up: Haskins never got anything going Sunday, and his lone touchdown pass came with the team trailing 27-3 in the fourth quarter. It's clear the team doesn't want to turn him loose the way some other young QBs have been. As such, Haskins is no more than a backup in two-QB leagues.
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Posted 9/18/2020 10:38 pm UTC
Washington Football Team Antonio Gibson's role will 'continue to grow,' according to offensive coordinator Scott Turner. 'He's a young player. ... As a rookie, you don't want to overwork those guys up with them in two much of the situation early. I think his role will continue to grow. ... The way the snaps went, with Peyton (Barber) we finished the game in a four-minute situation where we basically ran the ball to use the clock at the end. That's why (Barber's) snap count was so high,' Turner said.
Huddle Up: Gibson's limited role in Week 1 should not have come as a surprise to anyone based on his limited experience as a running back, and it's hard to imagine he'll be able to take control of the backfield before the end of the month. However, Barber does not present much of a hurdle, so Gibson's fantasy owners only need to hope that he picks things up quickly and Bryce Love doesn't become a factor anytime soon. Gibson should be continued to be viewed as a flex option for now.
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Posted 9/14/2020 3:35 pm UTC
Washington Football Team RB J.D. McKissic played in 31 snaps in Week 1, which was the most of the running backs.
Huddle Up: He only had four touches and was targeted four times in the passing game. Peyton Barber had 17 touches on 29 snaps and Antonio Gibson had 11 touches on 18 snaps. This could mean that McKissic is in there for blitz pickups. While he's the starter, he may have the least fantasy value of the trio. Gibson has the most upside, but Barber may prevail as the winner in fantasy. McKissic is worth holding onto, but he can't be trusted in fantasy lineups.
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Posted 9/13/2020 11:58 pm UTC
Washington Football Team WR Logan Thomas posted four grabs for 37 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles on a team-high eight targets.
Huddle Up: Thomas, the former quarterback at Virginia Tech, made his presence felt. The touchdown and targets were nice, but fantasy owners will need to see a little more production over time before trusting him with a roster spot. Washington travels to meet the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2.
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Posted 9/13/2020 11:51 pm UTC
Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin finished with five catches for a team-high 61 yards on seven targets in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: McLaurin was unable to get into the end zone, but he showed why he is the wide receiver to own in Washington for fantasy purposes. He'll face the Arizona Cardinals on the road in Week 2.
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Posted 9/13/2020 11:48 pm UTC
Washington Football Team RB Peyton Barber rushed 17 times for 29 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Barber averaged less than two yards per tote, but he led the running backs with 17 total touches to 11 for rookie Antonio Gibson and four for J.D. McKissic. It's uncertain if that will continue going forward, but Barber isn't a bad target off the waiver wire in Week 2 just in case.
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Posted 9/13/2020 11:45 pm UTC
Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson ran nine times for a game-high 36 yards in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles and he also had two catches for eight yards on two targets.
Huddle Up: Gibson's rushing yardage led the way for both sides actually, but that's not saying much. It was a rather mediocre performance. Veteran Peyton Barber actually had 17 total touches and two rushing touchdowns, so Gibson's fantasy owners can't like that. Washington travels to Arizona in Week 2.
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Posted 9/13/2020 11:43 pm UTC
Washington Football Team QB Dwayne Haskins Jr. completed 17-of-31 passes for 178 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles and he added seven runs for 17 yards.
Huddle Up: Haskins helped Washington to the win, making it a successful debut for head coach Ron Rivera. Despite the touchdown and win, Haskins remains more of a low-end QB2 in most fantasy leagues at this point. Washington travels to meet the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2.
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Posted 9/09/2020 5:51 pm UTC
Washington Football Team RBs Peyton Barber, Antonio Gibson, Bryce Love and J.D. McKissic are all candidates to receive playing time in Week 1 since head coach Ron Rivera said the team will use a committee approach at the position.
Huddle Up: McKissic is listed as the starter in the first depth chart, but all four backs could have roles on offense. The team was high on Gibson during training camp, so he may have the most fantasy value of the four. Fantasy players may want to wait a week before having a Washington running back in their starting lineup.
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Posted 9/08/2020 4:28 pm UTC
Washington Football Team RB J.D. McKissic is listed as the starter on the team's first depth chart.
Huddle Up: He's worth the speculative add, but keep expectations tempered.
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Posted 9/04/2020 5:49 pm UTC
Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson on Friday, Sept. 4, topped the list of players head coach Ron Rivera said he felt 'excited' about, helping lead to the release of former starter Adrian Peterson. 'It's not about what he didn't do,' Rivera said Friday of Peterson. 'It's about what these other guys were doing for us and allows us to go in the direction we feel good about.'
Huddle Up: Gibson, the rookie third-round pick out of Memphis, was getting plenty of buzz before Friday and his stock is soaring now with Peterson out of the picture. J.D. McKissic, Bryce Love and Peyton Barber -- likely in that order -- also should be involved so don't go overboard and pay much beyond a RB3 pricetag for Gibson in drafts for now.
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Posted 9/02/2020 6:02 pm UTC
Washington Football Team QB Dwayne Haskins will be the team's starting quarterback this season, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: Haskins played well during the final month of the 2019 season and is entering his first full season as the starting quarterback. He can be considered a low-end No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues but will have more value in keeper leagues.
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Posted 9/02/2020 6:00 pm UTC
Washington Football Team WR Antonio Gandy-Golden (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Huddle Up: Gandy-Golden has missed a few practices, so fantasy players should see if he is able to practice next week. He has a chance to earn a decent role in the passing game this season and could be a late round option in some deeper leagues.
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Posted 9/01/2020 8:07 pm UTC
Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson may not have a clear immediate role with the team, but The Washington Post's Sam Fortier believes he will have 'a prominent one' if training camp was any indication. 'We have a plan for him. That's a part of the secret we're trying to keep going into the regular season. But Antonio's a very versatile young man, a solid football player,' head coach Ron Rivera said.
Huddle Up: It's probably best if fantasy owners don't assume Gibson is the next Alvin Kamara quite yet, but his versatility should be a critical part of the offensive game plan right away. While Adrian Peterson figures to get the bulk of early-down work and J.D. McKissic should see much of the third-down work, the rookie may already rank only behind Terry McLaurin in terms of game-breaking potential. He's easily worth a look as a high-upside RB4 in drafts.
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Posted 8/31/2020 1:37 pm UTC
New York Jets PK Brett Maher was released Monday, Aug. 31.
Huddle Up: This move leaves Sam Ficken as the starter. Ficken is a mid-to-low kicking option for now.
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Posted 8/29/2020 6:36 pm UTC
Washington Football Team WR Dontrelle Inman appears to have overtaken rookie WR Antonio Gandy-Golden on the depth chart and has been seen playing with Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims in three-wide receiver sets in recent practices. 'Dontrelle's been a welcome addition,' head coach Ron Rivera said Saturday, Aug. 29.
Huddle Up: There is certainly opportunity to be had in the barren Washington offense, but for right now, McLaurin, a WR2, is the team's only pass-catcher worth drafting in standard-size leagues. Perhaps Inman will emerge as that No. 2 target, but that's likely a waiver-wire discussion a few weeks into the season.
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Posted 8/29/2020 6:22 pm UTC
Washington Football Team WR Antonio Gandy-Golden (undisclosed) sat out practice Saturday, Aug. 29, as he deals with an undisclosed injury suffered Friday. Washington head coach Ron Rivera said Gandy-Golden's injury isn't serious.
Huddle Up: Gandy-Golden, a rookie fourth-round pick, can't afford any health setbacks at this point as he's already in danger of being bypassed on the depth chart by recent signee Dontrelle Inman, according to team beat reporters. He remains a deep-league late-round WR flyer at best.
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Posted 8/25/2020 11:38 pm UTC
Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson has received a 'fair amount of first-team reps,' according to Kyle Stackpole of WashingtonFootball.com Tuesday, Aug. 25.
Huddle Up: Veteran Adrian Peterson has been presumed as the starting running back heading into the season, but Gibson has a much higher ceiling and particularly in the passing game. He's definitely worth a mid- to late-round selection in any format.
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Posted 8/19/2020 8:02 pm UTC
Washington Football Team RB Bryce Love worked with the first-team offense Wednesday, Aug. 19, with RB Adrian Peterson out. Love's role as the No. 2 running back in Washington 'seems quite real,' according to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington.
Huddle Up: Rookie Antonio Gibson is also in the mix, but he could have most of his work come in the passing game. Love will be worth a late-round draft choice as a potential handcuff to Peterson as the primary rusher.
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Posted 8/10/2020 1:14 pm UTC
Washington Football Team RB Bryce Love (knee) is looking and feeling well, and he could be a surprise in the backfield, according to sources.
Huddle Up: The team doesn't intend to bring in an outside back to fill Derrius Guice's spot, and Antonio Gibson may be the one people target first in fantasy. If Love is healthy, he could be a steal of an RB5 if Gibson struggles to grasp the offense.
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Posted 8/01/2020 1:19 am UTC
Washington Football Team WR Antonio Gibson has been sitting in on running back meetings and participating in technical work with the wide receivers.
Huddle Up: Gibson is expected to serve primarily as a running back, but Washington is clearly looking to capitalize on his versatility. He could be worth a late-round flier in PPR formats, but he's more appealing in keeper leagues.
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Posted 7/30/2020 2:03 am UTC
Washington Football Team WR Steven Sims has the skills to serve as the 'Z' receiver in offensive coordinator Scott Turner's system, according to Mark Bullock of The Athletic.
Huddle Up: Terry McLaurin is the top target in the Washington passing attack, but the rest of the depth chart is a work in progress, especially with Kelvin Harmon out for the year. Sims is worth a look as a late-round lottery ticket in case he emerges as a starter.
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Posted 7/23/2020 1:18 pm UTC
Washington Redskins first-round pick DE Chase Young signed a four-year, $34.56 million deal with a $22.697 million signing bonus Thursday, July 23. The No. 2 overall pick receives 100 percent of his bonuses up front.
Huddle Up: Young should be a mid-to-low DL1 in IDP leagues, and he'll have some upside.
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Posted 7/22/2020 9:49 pm UTC
Washington Redskins third-round draft choice RB/WR Antonio Gibson signed a four-year contract with Washington Wednesday, July 22. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Gibson is expected to be a running back for Washington, but he is joining a crowded backfield. Fantasy players should monitor his situation during training camp to have a better idea on his role in the offense. He should be drafted in all keeper leagues, but it is not known if he will be a big help in standard leagues.
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Posted 7/22/2020 8:52 pm UTC
Washington Redskins fourth-round draft choice WR Antonio Gandy-Golden signed a four-year contract with the Redskins Wednesday, July 22, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Gandy-Golden has a chance to earn a role in the passing game during training camp, so fantasy players should keep an eye on his progress. He could be a waiver wire option during the season but should be selected in keeper leagues.
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Posted 7/14/2020 3:45 pm UTC
Washington Redskins WR Kelvin Harmon (knee) tore an anterior cruciate ligament while working out prior to the start of training camp, sources say. He is expected to miss the entire 2020 season.
Huddle Up: That's a shame, because Harmon had a decent enough rookie season to expect he'd earn a fair shot at starting as a possession receiver in Washington's new system. Scratch him off of the draft list, and keep an eye on who emerges in his place in Washington. It's likely to be a combination of WRs Trey Quinn and Steven Sims Jr. getting more action, but rookie WR Antonio Gandy-Golden could step up, if he has picked up the offense in this bizarre offseason.
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Posted 6/30/2020 9:45 pm UTC
Washington Redskins WR Steven Sims said he has been training this offseason to 'play maybe 90 plays in a game' and is eyeing a bigger and more versatile role in the offense. 'I want to show that I can run routes as well. I'm not just a gadget player. I'm a receiver, and I run routes,' Sims said.
Huddle Up: Sims will be competing with Kelvin Harmon, Cody Latimer and rookie Antonio Gandy-Golden for the No. 2 role behind Terry McLaurin. There should be plenty of targets available in the Dwayne Haskins-led offense, and Sims could warrant a late-round flier in deeper leagues.
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Posted 6/21/2020 1:17 am UTC
Washington Redskins WR Terry McLaurin was one of four players to top 900 receiving yards on fewer than 100 targets in 2019.
Huddle Up: Despite poor quarterback play, McLaurin delivered a strong rookie campaign and became the No. 1 option in the Washington passing attack. If Dwayne Haskins can make strides in his second year under center, 1,000 yards and WR2 production could both be on tap for McLaurin in 2020.
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