Washington Football Team
Washington Football Team
NFC East | 3-12-0
Rank: 29th
Avg Yds
Rank: 30th
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Rank: 32nd
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Rank: 22nd
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted 6/24/2020 2:24 pm UTC
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson, 35, said he hopes to play four more years in the NFL. 'I don't want to ever be in a position where I look back and say, 'Man, I should have played two more years,'' Peterson told TMZ Sports. ''I should have played another year.' I want to enjoy it. I'm still chasing a championship. You know, I still can play the game at a high level. For those reasons, and having that love and passion for the game, I'm going to continue to keep the ball rolling.'
Huddle Up: It remains to be seen whether a team will be willing to keep his hopes alive after this season, but he was very solid last season with 4.3 yards per carry over 211 carries. That was his best mark since his last big season in Minnesota in 2015. If anything, we have learned not to discount AD. Peterson is an unspectacular option as an RB4 in non-PPR formats.
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.
Posted 6/13/2020 1:35 am UTC
Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins said he is down to 218 pounds after weighing 237 pounds at the start of last season. 'I'll be more dynamic,' he said.
Huddle Up: Haskins started to show signs of life at the end of last season, but it was a lackluster rookie campaign overall. It is encouraging to hear that he has been dedicated this offseason, but he is still no more than a low-end QB2 heading into 2020.
Posted 6/07/2020 12:16 am UTC
Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins recently worked out with WR Steven Sims.
Huddle Up: Haskins will be entering his first full season as the starting quarterback and did have some success during the 2019 season. He probably should be considered a low-end No. 2 fantasy quarterback entering training camp.
Posted 6/04/2020 11:32 pm UTC
Washington Redskins WR Terry McLaurin had a success rate of 76 percent against man coverage and 79.7 percent against press coverage in 2019. Those ratings ranked in the 89th and 93rd percentile, respectively.
Huddle Up: McLaurin is the unquestioned No. 1 option in the Redskins' passing game. Questionable quarterback play could hold him back from reaching his full potential in 2020, but he should have little trouble filling requirements of a low-end WR2 in all fantasy formats.
Posted 5/29/2020 5:50 pm UTC
Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins ranked 10th among quarterbacks in terms of Pro Football Focus passing grade over Weeks 9-17 of the 2019 season.
Huddle Up: Fantasy-wise, though, it didn't amount to much as he only had two games of 200-plus passing yards and three multiple-TD-pass games during that stretch. Things should be better in Haskins' sophomore season with a better cast of weapons, but don't expect much more than a low-end QB2 season.
Posted 5/27/2020 11:54 pm UTC
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson will have a role in the offense this upcoming season, according to offensive coordinator Scott Turner.
Huddle Up: Peterson is part of a crowded running back field for the Redskins but should still see some touches each game. Fantasy players should keep an eye on his role during training camp because he could be a depth running back on fantasy roster in 2020.
Posted 5/23/2020 9:03 pm UTC
Washington Redskins WR Antonio Gandy-Golden has a knack for coming down with 50/50 balls, and it's something he feels he needs to do. 'During the game not every ball I get is going to be wide open, so just for the quarterback to be confident enough to throw it to me I feel like I have to come down with it,' Gandy-Golden said.
Huddle Up: The 6-foot-4 fourth-round pick of the 2020 NFL Draft is expected to contribute from Day 1 for the new-look Redskins in 2020. Sophomore Terry McLaurin will be the No. 1 option for QB Dwayne Haskins, or whoever is under center to start the year, but AGG could certainly fill the No. 2 role. He's a solid late-round target in deeper redraft leagues and a solid get in all dynasty leagues.
Posted 5/23/2020 8:31 pm UTC
Washington Redskins WR Terry McLaurin was graded by Pro Football Focus as the top rookie receiver in 2019.
Huddle Up: The third-round pick of the 2019 NFL Draft caught 58 of 93 targets for 919 yards and seven touchdowns as his team's clear No. 1 option. WR Antonio Gandy-Golden was added in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft to help draw off some defensive coverage, but a murky QB situation still makes McLaurin a slight risk in 2020 fantasy drafts. He's a low-end WR2 in redraft leagues.
Posted 5/23/2020 2:18 pm UTC
Washington Redskins RB Adrian Peterson is likely to see a reduced workload in 2020, due to the offseason acquisitions of RBs Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic, the selection of RB/WR Antonio Gibson in the draft and the returns of RBs Derrius Guice and Bryce Love from knee injuries. However, there is a possibility that the Redskins could have multiple running backs on the field at the same time, based on early Zoom meetings Peterson has had with the coaching staff.
Huddle Up: Even if the 35-year-old Peterson ends up in a starting role for Washington, he should be viewed as no better than an RB3 or flex option at this stage of his career given the amount of competition on the roster. However, he is just 1,053 yards away from passing Barry Sanders for fourth place on the NFL's all-time rushing yards list, so there is plenty of motivation for Peterson to keep playing.
Posted 5/22/2020 11:39 pm UTC
Washington Redskins TE Thaddeus Moss has a chance to win the starting tight end job during training camp even though he was an undrafted free agent, in the opinion of NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay.
Huddle Up: The Redskins do not have a clear favorite for the starting job, so Moss could earn the job with a solid performance during training camp and the preseason. Fantasy players should keep an eye on the competition because Moss could be a No. 2 fantasy tight end in deeper leagues.
Posted 5/22/2020 10:00 pm UTC
Washington Redskins WR Steven Sims is the leading candidate for the slot receiver job this upcoming season but could be pushed by RB/WR Antonio Gibson for some snaps.
Huddle Up: Sims posted 310 yards and four touchdowns this past season and should be a solid target for the quarterback again in 2020. Fantasy players in point-per-reception leagues could consider Sims in the later rounds, but he probably will be avoided in most standard leagues.
Posted 5/22/2020 9:59 pm UTC
Washington Redskins WR Kelvin Harmon likely will be the leading candidate to start opposite WR Terry McLaurin entering training camp but will not be guaranteed the job.
Huddle Up: Harmon recorded 30 receptions and 365 yards during his rookie season but likely will be able to improve those stats. Fantasy players can monitor his progress during the preseason, but he probably would only be a late round pick if he is drafted at all.
Posted 5/22/2020 5:12 pm UTC
Washington Redskins WR Terry McLaurin was Pro Football Focus' second-highest graded wide receiver in 2019 on vertical routes.
Huddle Up: Despite missing two games, McLaurin finished 24th among all fantasy wideouts as a rookie. In 2020, he could easily finish as a solid WR2 with better QB play in D.C.
Posted 5/15/2020 11:46 pm UTC
Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins said he has dropped 11 pounds this offseason.
Huddle Up: Haskins will be entering training camp as the leading candidate for the starting job and should win the job. He played well at times during his rookie season and should be able to improve on his status. He can be considered a No. 2 quarterback in some fantasy leagues.
Posted 5/15/2020 1:25 am UTC
Washington Redskins WR/RB Antonio Gibson broke 33 tackles on 77 career touches in his time at Memphis, according to Pro Football Focus.
Huddle Up: Gibson is projected to open the season as the team's No. 3 RB behind Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson, but his play in the passing game should help keep him on the field. He'll be a popular late-round sleeper target in drafts this year, and he'll be a very valuable selection in keeper/dynasty leagues.
Posted 5/05/2020 3:39 am UTC
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB/WR Antonio Gibson is expected to be utilized more as a running back than a receiver in the NFL. However, offensive coordinator Scott Turner told reporters, 'That's what he showed through the draft process (the ability to operate as a running back and operate as a slot receiver as well). That's what we are going to try to do with him. ... If he can handle it, he'll get more and more action.' 'This is a very versatile, young football player that we really think is going to be a guy that can get on the field for us early and contribute,' head coach Ron Rivera said.
Huddle Up: The Redskins are expected to have Derrius Guice, Adrian Peterson and Bryce Love account for most of the snaps in their backfield this season, so Gibson's impact may not be felt nearly as much as a runner as it could be if he lines up in the slot. It doesn't seem all that likely he'll see enough work either place to be worth starting in fantasy in 2020, but owners need to keep an eye on him. Few players in college football created as many big plays with so few opportunities last year as Gibson did.
Posted 4/30/2020 2:42 pm UTC
Washington Redskins third-round draft pick WR/RB Antonio Gibson has been compared to Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey. 'No, that's fair. He's a little bit bigger than Christian, but he's got a skill set like Christian,' said head coach Ron Rivera, who coached McCaffrey for two seasons. 'This is a very versatile, young football player that we really think is going to be a guy that can get on the field for us early and contribute.'
Huddle Up: That is a pretty lofty comparison to arguably the best player in fantasy. Gibson will have a chance to contribute early, but he'll have much more value if he's listed as a running back than a receiver. He's someone to keep in your back pocket for later in drafts.
Posted 4/29/2020 5:07 pm UTC
Washington Redskins head coach Ron Rivera spoke highly of rookie WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, a fourth-round selection. Rivera believes Gandy-Golden can contribute in the red zone and work the middle of the field to keep chains moving. 'He can block, he's a guy that we feel can be a very physical blocker,' Rivera said. Due to that blocking ability along with his knack for making contested catches, the Redskins feel he can contribute immediately and be an ideal compliment to second-year WR Terry McLaurin.
Huddle Up: In another rebuilding year for Washington, it'll be tough for fantasy footballers to rely on Gandy-Golden out of the gate. This big target, however, should grow into his role over time and could be a good stash for dynasty players. Consider him as a flier at the tail-end of drafts in larger leagues.
Posted 4/12/2020 2:04 am UTC
Washington Redskins WR Terry McLaurin's 919 receiving yards in 2019 were 541 more than any other player on the team and 554 more than any other receiver.
Huddle Up: Not only did McLaurin turn in a strong rookie year despite lackluster quarterback play, but he did so while being the only dependable weapon in the passing attack. Consider him a WR3 with upside heading into 2020.
Posted 4/08/2020 9:15 pm UTC
Washington Redskins QB Kyle Allen would have an advantage in the competition for the starting quarterback job if teams do not have much time to prepare for the 2020 season, according to head coach Ron Rivera. 'If we were told, hey, you've got two weeks to go, I would feel very comfortable with Kyle,' Rivera said, 'because here's a guy that knows the system, has been in the system and could handle it for us for a period of time, and we'll see how that goes. That's kind of the thought process behind it for us.'
Huddle Up: Dwayne Haskins is expected to enter training camp as the No. 1 quarterback, but Allen knows the offense and could start if the team does not have much time to prepare. Neither Haskins nor Allen should be No. 1 fantasy quarterbacks in 2020.
Posted 4/07/2020 8:45 pm UTC
Updating a previous story, free-agent WR Cody Latimer (Giants) officially signed an undisclosed contract with the Washington Redskins Tuesday, April 7.
Huddle Up: Latimer set career-highs with 24 receptions and 300 yards with the New York Giants in 2019. He has a viable path to a notable role within the Washington offense and could become a streaming option by mid-season.
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