Fantasy Football News & Views
Redskins | Isaiah Williams re-signed by Redskins Tue May 22, 04:11 PM
Free-agent OG Isaiah Williams (Redskins) was re-signed to an undisclosed deal by the Washington Redskins Tuesday, May 22. OG Arie Kouandjio (quadriceps) was waived with an injury designation in a corresponding move.Link to story
Redskins | Brian Lafemina hired Sat May 19, 10:56 AM
The Washington Redskins have hired former NFL executive Brian Lafemina to be their new president of business operations and chief operating officer. He will report to team owner Daniel Snyder. According to a club spokesman, former Redskins president of business operations Dennis Greene is still with the organization and will now report to Lafemina.Link to story
Redskins | Chris Thompson in line for big role? Thu May 17, 10:44 PM
Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice will likely be the starter according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com, but Rosenthal said it 'wouldn't be a surprise' if RB Chris Thompson ended up playing more snaps this year.
|Footballguys view: Thompson catches the ball well, and is a much better pass protector. So with the, not-terribly-mobile-but-not-a-statue Alex Smith under center, Washington may decide Thompson is the better bet to protect their quarterback. Guice should get plenty of carries, but Thompson may be a sneaky player to target in this offense.|
Chris Thompson player page
Redskins | Arie Kouandjio to have surgery Tue May 15, 08:23 AM
Washington Redskins OG Arie Kouandjio (quadriceps) will have surgery this week to repair a partially torn quadriceps, according to a source. He'll miss several months, but a firm timetable will be known after surgery.Link to story
Redskins | Washington adds Darvin Kidsy Mon May 14, 05:10 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Darvin Kidsy (North Texas) signed with the Washington Redskins Monday, May 14. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived WR Mikah Holder.
|Footballguys view: Kidsy was a return specialist for the Mean Green of North Texas. At 5'11" 185 pounds, he'll compete for a spot as a reserve receiver and special teams player.|
Redskins | DeAngelo Hall retires Mon May 14, 12:03 PM
Washington Redskins S DeAngelo Hall retired from professional football Monday, May 14.
|Footballguys view: A top-10 pick in 2004 (Falcons), most people will remember Hall for his time with Washington. With a few Pro Bowl nods under his belt, Hall retires after a long and successful career. Reports indicate he wants to get into sports media.|
DeAngelo Hall player page
Redskins | Arie Kouandjio likely done for season Fri May 11, 12:16 PM
Washington Redskins OG Arie Kouandjio (quad) suffered what is believed to be a torn quad muscle, according to sources. He is expected to need eight months to recover, putting his availability for the 2018 season in jeopardy.Link to story
Redskins | Da'Ron Payne contract update Thu May 10, 05:44 PM
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins DT Da'Ron Payne signed a four-year deal worth $14.4 million, according to a source. The deal includes a $8.56 million signing bonus.
|Footballguys view: Payne was the first 2018 first-round pick to sign. He had a hand in a lot of quarterback pressures at Alabama, and that was despite a job with the Tide that was more about gap control than it was about pressuring the passer. He will be a run stopper for Washington, but has the upside to create messy situations for opposing quarterbacks.|
Redskins | Washington signs most of draft class Thu May 10, 05:02 PM
The Washington Redskins signed fourth-round draft choice S Troy Apke, fifth-round draft choice DT Tim Settle, sixth-round draft choice LB Shaun Dion Hamilton and seventh-round draft choices CB Greg Stroman and WR Trey Quinn to four-year contracts Thursday, May 10. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Quinn was this year's 'Mr. Irrelevant' as the final pick in the draft. The 'other' guy at SMU behind Courtland Sutton (Broncos), Quinn reminds some in the scouting community of Adam Humphries. He's buried on the depth chart but has good footwork to get open against zone and concentration through the catch point. In super deep dynasty leagues we'll be monitoring his progress.|
Redskins | Derrius Guice signs contract Thu May 10, 04:54 PM
Washington Redskins second-round draft choice RB Derrius Guice signed a four-year deal with the Redskins Thursday, May 10. Financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Guice needs to get his pass protection up to snuff, but falls into a nice position. He gets the early downs, Chris Thompson will take the passing downs. It caps Guice's upside a bit, but ultimately buys him the time to learn how to block effectively without getting Alex Smith killed.|
Redskins | Da'Ron Payne signs deal Thu May 10, 04:53 PM
Washington Redskins first-round draft choice DT Da'Ron Payne signed a four-year contract with the Redskins Thursday, May 10, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the deal includes a fifth-year option.
|Footballguys view: The first 2018 first round pick to sign, Payne is poised to be a big part of the Washington defense from day one.|
Redskins | Derrius Guice's role already clear Thu May 10, 12:59 PM
Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice has the fortune, as a rookie, of already knowing when he'll be on the field. Head coach Jay Gruden has made it clear that Guice will be in on first and second downs with RB Chris Thompson maintaining his passing-down role. Gruden added that Guice needs to improve his pass protection, but he also gave Guice credit for being a good pass-catcher.
|Footballguys view: Pass protection is the issue which tends to keep rookie running backs off the field more than any other. It's early yet, but it does seem like Guice -- if he avoids whatever issue dropped him in the draft -- could be a big producer in short order in Washington.|
Redskins | Chris Thompson's role not changing Tue May 8, 08:19 PM
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson will continue to be the top option out of the backfield on passing downs despite the arrival of second-round RB Derrius Guice, according to ESPN's John Keim, who believes Jordan Reed's health will affect the degree to which Thompson needs to be leaned on in 2018.
|Footballguys view: Guice should be the lead back for Washington, relegating Samaje Perine to the bench. We should see Thompson get onto the field as the team's receiving back, and he's got plenty of flex appeal in PPR leagues.|
Chris Thompson player page
Redskins | Shawn Lauvao re-signed Tue May 8, 05:23 PM
Washington Redskins OG Shawn Lauvao was re-signed to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, May 8.Link to story
Redskins | Shawn Lauvao may start in 2018 Fri May 4, 08:40 PM
Washington Redskins OG Shawn Lauvao is expected to be a strong candidate for the starting left guard job this upcoming season.Link to story
Redskins | Shawn Lauvao back in Washington Fri May 4, 03:13 PM
The Washington Redskins re-signed free-agent OG Shawn Lauvao to an undisclosed contract Friday, May 4.Link to story
Redskins | Orlando Franklin cut Thu May 3, 04:17 PM
Washington Redskins OG Orlando Franklin was released Thursday, May 3.Link to story
Redskins | Three UDFAs join WAS Wed May 2, 11:15 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Shay Fields (Colorado), WR Cam Sims (Alabama) and FB Elijah Wellman (West Virginia) signed with the Washington Redskins. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Redskins | Washington makes more roster moves Mon Apr 30, 04:09 PM
Washington Redskins DT Montori Hughes was released Monday, April 30. The team also waived TE Chris Bazile, LB Cassanova McKinzy and S James Sample.Link to story
Montori Hughes player page
James Sample player page
Redskins | Shaun Dion Hamilton should be ready for camp Mon Apr 30, 03:55 PM
Washington Redskins LB Shaun Dion Hamilton (knee) said his knee is about 85 percent at this point and expects to be ready for training camp. Hamilton suffered a broken kneecap this past season.Link to story
Redskins | A.J. Francis let go Mon Apr 30, 01:18 PM
Washington Redskins DE A.J. Francis was released Monday, April 30, according to a source.Link to story
A.J. Francis player page
Redskins | Terrell McClain cut Mon Apr 30, 12:58 PM
Washington Redskins DE Terrell McClain was released Monday, April 30, according to a source.Link to story
Terrell McClain player page
Redskins | Derrius Guice expected to start Mon Apr 30, 09:10 AM
Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice is expected to start for the team.
|Footballguys view: Guice is immediately the most talented running back in Washington's room. The buzz is Guice fell in the draft due to concerns about his motivation. Advantage; Washington, who now upgrades the position if they can keep Guice on the right track. They'll still use Chris Thompson as a change-of-pace back, and now Samaje Perine goes to the bench as a reserve player behind Guice.|
Redskins | Derrius Guice motivated Sun Apr 29, 10:59 PM
Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice said he can't control all 'the rumors and stuff' that surrounded him leading up to the 2018 NFL Draft but will use the situation as motivation. 'Now I'm going to run angrier than ever,' Guice said. 'It's going to be tough for a lot of teams to bring me down.'
|Footballguys view: Guice is incredibly talented, and if properly motivated the rest of the league had better watch out. He should take over as the lead back in Washington with Chris Thompson working as a change-of-pace back.|
Redskins | Several UDFAs sign with WAS Sun Apr 29, 04:40 PM
Undrafted free-agent WR Micah Holder (San Diego State), WR De'Mornay Pierson-El (Nebraska), TE Matt Flanagan (Pittsburgh) and RB Martez Carter (Grambling) reportedly signed with the Washington Redskins. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Carter is in the mold of Tarik Cohen - short, but shifty and full of burst. He could be groomed into a Chris Thompson type on the practice squad and is a name to remember.|
Redskins | Simmie Cobbs expected to join Washington Sat Apr 28, 09:13 PM
Indiana WR Simmie Cobbs has reportedly agreed to terms with the Washington Redskins, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Cobbs had some big games, including one against #4 overall pick Denzel Ward, but his size/ball skills combination didn't have enough athleticism attached to make him draftable. The Washington wide receiver group only has three entrenched players, so Cobbs has a shot to make the final roster.|
Redskins | Trey Quinn is Mr. Irrelevant 2018 Sat Apr 28, 06:52 PM
The Washington Redskins selected Southern Methodist WR Trey Quinn with the 256th overall pick (Round 7), the final pick of the 2018 NFL Draft.
|Footballguys view: Quinn will most likely stick in the slot if he sticks at all in Washington. He's got the size and strength for it and runs a good route, but he only produced one year in college, doesn't have much speed and can't really do anything outside of the slot. He's a very thin type of one-dimensional, and one we're not sure is going to produce what he did at SMU at the NFL level.|
Redskins | Washington confident in Derrius Guice Fri Apr 27, 11:50 PM
Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice can do it all from the running back position, according to head coach Jay Gruden, and Gruden said he 'felt good' about selecting Guice after speaking to him and his agent.
|Footballguys view: There are a lot of lingering questions about Guice's fall, but if any character or off-field issues are no problem he is an exceptionally talented back who should have a big role in Washington immediately.|
Redskins | Derrius Guice selected by Redskins Fri Apr 27, 08:57 PM
The Washington Redskins selected Louisiana State RB Derrius Guice with the 59th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Friday, April 27.
|Footballguys view: There are plenty of rumors as to why he dropped, though no specifics, so why it happened, we don't know. Barring a shocking revelation, Washington got a first round talent in the late second round. He's got power, speed and burst, though is mostly a north-south runner. Should take over the starting role in DC.|
Redskins | Washington selects Da'Ron Payne Thu Apr 26, 09:32 PM
The Washington Redskins selected Alabama DT Da'Ron Payne with the 13th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Thursday, April 26.
|Footballguys view: Payne is a strong, productive tackle who improved every year at Alabama. His strength helps him stuff runs while his athleticism allows him to shed blockers and disrupt plays behind the line of scrimmage.|
Redskins | Three Redskins CBs may see bigger roles Sat Apr 21, 02:01 PM
Washington Redskins CBs Quinton Dunbar, Fabian Moreau and Joshua Holsey are expected to receive bigger roles on defense next season.Link to story
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Redskins | Bashaud Breeland is not expected back Sat Apr 21, 01:51 PM
Free-agent CB Bashaud Breeland (Redskins) has not signed with a team at this point but is still not expected to re-sign with the Washington Redskins.Link to story
Bashaud Breeland player page
Redskins | Sony Michel visits Wed Apr 18, 07:44 PM
Georgia RB Sony Michel had a pre-draft visit with the Washington Redskins Wednesday, April 18.
|Footballguys view: Michel reminds some in the scouting community of LeSean McCoy. He's an electric runner who can finish runs with toughness even though Michel is not your traditional banger between the tackles. Michel is an early second-round pick who could end up going in day one as teams look for this year's Alvin Kamara.|
Redskins | Vita Vea visiting Washington Wed Apr 18, 10:53 AM
Washington DT Vita Vea is visiting the Washington Redskins Wednesday, April 18.
|Footballguys view: Vea is a big-bodied run stuffer who can regularly clog up the middle of the line. His size (6'4" 350 pounds) allows him to naturally eat up space and Vea can create middle pressure on the quarterback. We should see Vea go off the board in the first 15 picks of the 2018 NFL draft.|
Redskins | Tony Bergstrom back with Washington Mon Apr 16, 05:09 PM
Free-agent C Tony Bergstrom (Redskins) was re-signed to an undisclosed deal Monday, April 16.Link to story
Redskins | Brandon Scherff's option picked up Mon Apr 16, 01:02 PM
Washington Redskins OG Brandon Scherff's fifth-year option was exercised Monday, April 16, according to a source.Link to story
Redskins | Ty Nsekhe signs tender Mon Apr 16, 12:16 PM
Washington Redskins restricted free-agent OT Ty Nsekhe signed his one-year tender offer Monday, April 16, and is scheduled to make $2.914 million in 2018.Link to story
Redskins | Da'Ron Payne visits Washington Mon Apr 16, 10:35 AM
Alabama DL Da'Ron Payne is visiting the Washington Redskins Monday, April 16.Link to story
Redskins | Two Redskins let go Fri Apr 13, 05:13 PM
Washington Redskins LB Otha Peters and S Orion Stewart were waived Friday, April 13.Link to story
Redskins | Washington not looking at Dez Bryant Fri Apr 13, 04:10 PM
Free-agent WR Dez Bryant is not an option for the Washington Redskins at this point, according to sources.
|Footballguys view: Washington has revamped their WR corps yet again this offseason, letting Terrelle Pryor walk and adding speedster Paul Richardson. Bryant isn't the same player he used to be, and Washington seems content to let him sign elsewhere.|
Dez Bryant player page
Redskins | Washington could still draft QB Mon Apr 9, 01:16 PM
The Washington Redskins have not ruled out selecting a quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft even though they recently acquired QB Kevin Hogan, according to vice president of player personnel Doug Williams.
|Footballguys view: Hogan doesn't change a thing for Washington. Alex Smith is their starter and they could look for a backup prospect to groom behind him. Hogan is just going to compete with Colt McCoy for the right to hold a clipboard (and wear a sweet hat!) behind Smith.|
Redskins | Stephen Morris waived Mon Apr 9, 09:52 AM
Washington Redskins QB Stephen Morris was waived Monday, April 9.Link to story
Redskins | Jamison Crowder already training Sun Apr 8, 09:41 PM
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder has been working with Duke football strength and conditioning coach Noel Durfey this offseason to increase his explosiveness. 'That's why I've been here working, grinding with coach Durfey and the sprint staff,' Crowder said. 'I've been working running routes, getting back into the groove of things before we start OTAs.'Link to story
Jamison Crowder player page
Redskins | Kevin Hogan acquired by WAS Fri Apr 6, 05:42 PM
Cleveland Browns QB Kevin Hogan was acquired by the Washington Redskins Friday, April 6, in exchange for a 2018 sixth-round draft choice. The Redskins also acquired a 2018 sixth-round draft choice in the trade.
|Footballguys view: It's a low-risk move for Washington. Hogan is tough and athletic but as a passer he leaves a lot to be desired. He'll compete with Colt McCoy to be the primary backup to Alex Smith in 2018.|
Redskins | Washington has meeting with Derrius Guice Fri Apr 6, 05:39 PM
Louisiana State RB Derrius Guice had dinner with Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen before his Pro Day earlier this week.
|Footballguys view: Guice is one of the best backs in this draft class. He's instinctive and powerful when he runs and has the capability of being a bellcow back. Guice should be a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft, and there's a chance he could sneak into the end of the first round.|
Redskins | Ronald Jones to visit Fri Apr 6, 05:39 PM
Southern California RB Ronald Jones is scheduled to have a pre-draft visit with the Washington Redskins Monday, April 9, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Washington is clearly working out late first- or early second-round picks at the running back position. 'RoJo' looks like a younger version of Jamaal Charles...even wearing the same number as the veteran back. He's a speed guy who could be a dynamic playmaker in the right role as a pro.|
Redskins | WAS to meet with Billy Price Thu Apr 5, 06:20 PM
Ohio State C Billy Price is scheduled to meet with the Washington Redskins Tuesday, April 17.Link to story
Redskins | Phil Taylor staying with Redskins Tue Apr 3, 02:36 PM
Free-agent DT Phil Taylor (Redskins) will re-sign to a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.Link to story
Phil Taylor player page
Redskins | Jordan Reed had toe procedure Tue Apr 3, 10:15 AM
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (toes) had a procedure done on his toes, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Reed had a fractured toe last season, which caused him to compensate for it and suffer other injuries. Gruden is hopeful Reed will be 100 percent by training camp.
|Footballguys view: If Reed isn't 100 percent for training camp, he probably won't be 100 percent all season. Reed's ADP is the lowest it has been in years, and it probably belongs there. Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson will get more work in the short game and red zone if Reed isn't able to be a big contributor again this year.|
Jordan Reed player page
Redskins | Josh Doctson to have more chances Sun Apr 1, 09:54 PM
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson will have 'more opportunities to make plays on 50-50 type balls' this coming season, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'He's a guy that builds up his speed, and he can adjust to the ball like no other,' Gruden said. 'His 42-inch vertical is documented, so that's where he gets his separation, by leaping and adjusting to the ball.'
|Footballguys view: Alex Smith isn't the kind of quarterback who is inclined to throw a lot of contested balls, but Doctson excels when his quarterback "throws him open", especially in the red zone. His ceiling could be high this year if Jordan Reed can't stay healthy.|
Josh Doctson player page