Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins
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Posted 6/09/2019 2:06 am UTC
Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice (knee) will 'be the guy right away' in the backfield if he looks healthy in training camp, in the opinion of John Keim of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Adrian Peterson is still in the mix, but if healthy, Guice offers versatility and big-play potential that Peterson can no longer match. Guice's exact role is up in the air, but he has the best chance to emerge as Washington's lead back. He has RB2 upside.
Posted 6/06/2019 6:06 pm UTC
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine was considered the 'most impressive back this spring' by head coach Jay Gruden, according to ESPN's John Keim.
Huddle Up: Perine has essentially been a league-average back since entering the league in 2017 and contributes very little in the passing game. Furthermore, Adrian Peterson, Derrius Guice and Chris Thompson are almost assuredly going to be the top three backs this fall. While owners should keep an eye out for more praise from Gruden on Perine moving forward, he'll be lucky to be active on game day more than a handful of times this fall barring injuries to the players in front of him on the depth chart.
Posted 6/04/2019 11:06 pm UTC
Washington Redskins WR Paul Richardson (shoulder) was in full uniform at the team's minicamp session Tuesday, June 4, but he was limited to individual workouts. The veteran wideout stood to the side during 7-on-7 drills.
Huddle Up: Richardson caught 20 of 35 targets for 262 yards and two touchdowns through seven games before having his season shut down. He'll need to get in plenty of work this offseason with new QBs Case Keenum and Dwayne Haskins before being considered a fantasy option.
Posted 6/04/2019 4:06 pm UTC
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (toe) did not participate in the team's minicamp practice Tuesday, June 4, and was spotted in the injury-rehab area.
Huddle Up: Reed has missed an average of 5.2 games per season over his six-year career and has finished as a top-16 fantasy tight end only twice. Look elsewhere for your fantasy tight end(s) in 2019.
Posted 6/04/2019 4:06 pm UTC
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson participated in the team's minicamp Tuesday, June 4, and looks to be in 'pretty good shape,' according to a national reporter.
Huddle Up: Peterson continues to defy Father Time at age 34, but his 2019 fantasy outlook is clouded by the expected return of Derrius Guice, who is in line to assume the lead-back role in D.C. after missing his rookie campaign with a knee injury. Third-down back Chris Thompson also is in the mix, relegating Peterson to RB4/5 territory on draft boards.
Posted 5/31/2019 1:05 am UTC
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (ankle) said he has occasional soreness in his leg but feels better than he has in a long time.
Huddle Up: Thompson's role in the offense diminished last year, and he appears to be strictly a third-down back at this point. He's a late-round target in PPR formats.
Posted 5/21/2019 12:05 am UTC
Washington Redskins QB Case Keenum received the first snap during team drills Monday, May 20.
Huddle Up: Keenum will compete with Dwayne Haskins and Colt McCoy for the starting quarterback job during training camp. Fantasy players probably should avoid the Redskins quarterback situation in drafts, but Haskins likely will have some value in keeper leagues.
Posted 5/20/2019 6:05 pm UTC
Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice (knee) has reportedly 'made good progress' and is expected to take part fully in training camp, according to comments made by head coach Jay Gruden on Monday, May 20. 'Derrius is coming along very well. We're just trying to make sure that leg - his quad and everything - is full strength before we let him go. That will probably be another thing we'll wait for training camp as well,' Gruden said.
Huddle Up: Guice returns to a much more crowded backfield than the one he left after tearing his ACL last August, as the team has since added Adrian Peterson and Bryce Love to the mix to go along with Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson. The 2018 second-rounder will likely share early-down reps with Peterson if he holds up and could eventually emerge as the starter later in the season if he finds his pre-injury form. Owners should consider him a late-round lottery ticket in fantasy drafts.
Posted 5/01/2019 9:05 pm UTC
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson has been informed that his fifth-year option will not be exercised this offseason, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Doctson is coming off a decent 2018 season but has not posted more than 550 yards in any of his three seasons. He likely will be a starting receiver for the Redskins this upcoming season and could be a late-round option in some fantasy leagues.
Posted 4/27/2019 11:04 pm UTC
Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice (knee) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and could be ready to practice before the start of training camp, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Guice was the starting running back last season before the injury, but his role is uncertain with Adrian Peterson and Bryce Love on the roster. Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation, but he could be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back if he receives a majority of the touches.
Posted 3/24/2019 3:03 am UTC
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson called his 2018 season 'decent' and believes he is capable of more in 2019.
Huddle Up: Peterson rushed for 1,042 yards last year, but with Derrius Guice expected to be fully recovered from a knee injury, Peterson looks like more of a handcuff than a fantasy starter.
Posted 3/22/2019 1:03 am UTC
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (toe) has been working out with teammates this offseason, according to RB Adrian Peterson.
Huddle Up: Reed managed to play in 13 games last season, but it didn't translate into much production on the field. Between constant health issues and slipping per-game numbers, Reed is no more than a late-round lottery ticket heading into 2019.
Posted 3/18/2019 7:03 pm UTC
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson was officially re-signed to his two-year contract Monday, March 13. It was originally reported that the deal is worth $8 million.
Huddle Up: Peterson's return doesn't bode well for the fantasy ceiling of Derrius Guice, but Guice is still the running back to own from Washington. He has RB2 upside with less value in PPR leagues, while Peterson makes for a late-round handcuff.
Posted 3/13/2019 6:03 pm UTC
Washington Redskins impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson is re-signing to a two-year deal Wednesday, March 13. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Peterson was a pleasant surprise last year, but he won't have much work with Derrius Guice and Chris Thompson healthy. He'll be more of a short-yardage and goal-lineback who only carries flex appeal.
Posted 3/08/2019 11:03 pm UTC
Washington Redskins impending free-agent RB Adrian Peterson could receive some interest from the Chicago Bears if he does not re-sign with the Redskins, in the opinion of NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
Huddle Up: The Bears may look for a starting running back if they decide to trade Jordan Howard, so Peterson could be an option to pair with Tarik Cohen. Peterson is coming off a terrific 2018 season and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in standard leagues depending on his situation.
Posted 3/08/2019 2:03 am UTC
Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice (knee) 'doesn't have to come off the field on third down,' according to head coach Jay Gruden.
Huddle Up: Assuming he is fully recovered from knee surgery by the start of the year, Guice could be positioned for a heavy workload in the Washington backfield and RB2 production in 2019.
Posted 3/07/2019 10:03 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum will be acquired by the Washington Redskins in exchange for a 2020 sixth-round draft choice, according to a source. The Redskins will also receive a 2020 seventh-round draft choice in the deal. Keenum has also agreed to restructure his contract. The Broncos will pay $3.5 million of his 2019 salary, while the Redskins will pay the other $3.5 million. He will also receive a $500,000 bonus from the Broncos.
Huddle Up: Keenum likely will compete for the starting quarterback job with Colt McCoy during training camp, but neither quarterback is a strong fantasy option.
Posted 2/27/2019 8:02 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum could be traded this offseason, but general manager John Elway prefers to keep Keenum. If Keenum were to stay he would likely need to agree to a pay cut or restructured deal in the $7 million range (plus incentives), according to Mike Klis of 9news.com.
Huddle Up: Keenum is in an awkward position with Joe Flacco expected to start. He struggled mightily in his first year in Denver but has shown starter prowess elsewhere. Nonetheless, Keenum is not on the fantasy radar at this time.
Posted 2/21/2019 4:02 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum said in a podcast posted Thuesday, Feb. 22, that he was 'shocked' when general manager John Elway called him the previous week to inform him that the team was trading for Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco. As a result, there is now rampant speculation that Keenum will be traded or released, and he said he is preparing for a number of options. 'You know, really, it's really open-ended right now,' Keenum said of his future. 'We don't know what's going to happen, there's still a lot up in the air. This is really fresh. So a lot of these emotions that we're talking about are still kind of going on, still happening. So who knows what's going to be in store? I don't for sure,. God does. But we'll be ready for whatever God has in store for us next.'
Huddle Up: Although he didn't have much around him in Denver by late last season, Keenum disappointed in fantasy and reality. Look for him to be dealt for a low-round draft pick and serve as a backup, most likely providing a veteran option behind a young QB.
Posted 2/19/2019 1:02 am UTC
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.
Posted 2/17/2019 10:02 pm UTC
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.
Posted 2/14/2019 5:02 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum could likely be obtained in a trade for a fifth-round draft pick, ESPN's Chris Mortensen said Thursday, Feb. 14. Keenum could be one of the top backups in the league, according to Motensen, and the Tennessee Titans would be an ideal landing spot.
Huddle Up: Titans starting QB Marcus Mariota hasn't played a full year in any of his four pro seasons so far, and he missed three starts this past season with injuries, so Keenum would certainly project as better option than current backup Blaine Gabbert, who had a 74.9 rating and threw as many interceptions (four) as TD passes while making a trio of starts.
Posted 2/12/2019 7:02 pm UTC
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.
Posted 2/08/2019 1:02 am UTC
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.
Posted 2/08/2019 12:02 am UTC
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.
Posted 2/07/2019 4:02 pm UTC
Denver Broncos QB Case Keenum claims he isn't overly concerned about the rumors that the team is seeking to add another quarterback following Keenum's uneven first season as the team's starter. 'I follow a little bit of it. I take it for what it's worth,' Keenum said recently in an interview posted on the team's official website. 'It's not something that's affecting me and my preparation and how I'm ready to go as a football player and what my job is. It's not affecting my job. For me, I take more of what my coaches say and the meetings that we've had. I had a great meeting with John [Elway] at the end of the year and we've all got to be better. That's hands down what it comes down to. I was mad just like every other Broncos fan watching all these playoff games and us sitting at home. I feel the same way that we've all got to be better.'
Huddle Up: Elway is feeling mounting pressure to find a longer-term solution under center after the likes of Trevor Siemian, Brock Osweiler, Paxton Lynch and, now, Keenum haven't appeared to be the answer since Peyton Manning's heydays. With Keenum's two-year deal running through next season, most signs point to the Broncos adding a rookie QB -- possibly a first-rounder -- to pair with the veteran Keenum next season.
Posted 2/04/2019 7:02 pm UTC
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.
Posted 2/01/2019 12:02 am UTC
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.
Posted 1/27/2019 5:01 pm UTC
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.
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