Fantasy Football News & Views
Redskins | Adonis Alexander nursing minor injury Tue Jun 18, 02:12 AM
Washington Redskins CB Adonis Alexander (groin) missed practice time during the offseason program due to a minor groin injury.Link to story
Redskins | Robert Davis likely to begin on PUP Tue Jun 18, 02:08 AM
Washington Redskins WR Robert Davis (knee, leg) is likely to be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list rather than be ready for the start of training camp.
|Footballguys view: Davis was a sixth-round pick out of Georgia State in 2017 and spent most of his rookie season on Washington's practice squad. His 2018 season was lost due to a wrist and LCL injury suffered in early August last year. Davis will be hard pressed to make the 53-man roster with this injury situation still holding him back.|
Robert Davis player page
Redskins | PUP list likely for Bryce Love Sat Jun 15, 06:33 PM
Washington Redskins RB Bryce Love (knee) likely will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
|Footballguys view: Love fell to the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft due to concerns that his knee injury could cause him to miss his rookie season. The latest reports out of Washington speculate that Love could be ready in mid-training camp...but that might be overly optimistic. We just hope he gets healthy. Love at full strength could be a dynamic player as a runner and receiver out of the backfield. We'll monitor him in deep dynasty formats.|
Redskins | Dwayne Haskins showing strides Fri Jun 14, 12:40 PM
Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins says adaption to the NFL has been a challenge this offseason, but he, his coaches and teammates have been pleased with his progress. 'It's been a process,' Haskins said Tuesday, June 11. 'but every day I feel like I'm getting better at it.'Link to story
Redskins | Dwayne Haskins has a shot to start Fri Jun 14, 09:43 AM
Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins deserves a shot to start, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
|Footballguys view: Unless it looks like Haskins will be overwhelmed, Washington should start him. He can learn on the job and grow while still giving the team about as much chance to win as Colt McCoy or Case Keenum. The best thing the team can do for him is make Trent Williams happy and get him back on the field.|
Redskins | Trent Williams undergoing procedure Thu Jun 13, 10:45 AM
Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams (head) is believed to be undergoing a procedure Thursday, June 13, to clean up a scar from a previous operation to remove a tumor. It's not believed to be a setback.Link to story
Redskins | Washington inks Ashton Lampkin Tue Jun 11, 05:01 PM
Free-agent DB Ashton Lampkin (Chiefs) signed an undisclosed contract with the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, June 11. LB DeMarquis Gates was waived in a corresponding move.Link to story
Redskins | Geron Christian a PUP candidate Mon Jun 10, 07:33 PM
Washington Redskins OT Geron Christian (knee) could start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list because he is still recovering from a knee injury.Link to story
Redskins | Colt McCoy working on the side Sun Jun 9, 08:51 PM
Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (leg) was able to work on the rehab field during OTAs.
|Footballguys view: McCoy has undergone three operations to fix his broken leg. He is expected to be back for training camp, but McCoy is going to be pressed to make the team. Washington added Case Keenum, the Broncos starter last year, to perhaps lead the team until 2019 first-round pick Dwayne Haskins is ready to take over.|
Colt McCoy player page
Redskins | Derrius Guice to take over? Sat Jun 8, 10:23 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: The if is big considering the extra procedures Guice had to have done on his injured knee, but he should be more impactful than Adrian Peterson if he is healthy. The bigger issue for Guice's production this year will be quarterback play and the possibility of Trent Williams being gone if the team can't make him happy this offseason.|
Derrius Guice player page
Redskins | Groin injury for Adonis Alexander Fri Jun 7, 09:29 PM
Washington Redskins CB Adonis Alexander (groin) was sidelined at minicamp Wednesday, June 5, with a groin injury, according to head coach Jay Gruden.Link to story
Redskins | Trey Quinn injured Fri Jun 7, 06:18 PM
Washington Redskins WR Trey Quinn (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, June 6, because of a hamstring injury, but head coach Jay Gruden said Quinn should be fine.
|Footballguys view: Quinn is in line to be a top target as the starting slot receiver for Washington this year. Hopefully this will be a short-term issue. If it lingers into camp and the preseason, he won't be nearly as good of a PPR late-round flyer.|
Trey Quinn player page
Redskins | Donald Parham lands in Washington Fri Jun 7, 03:02 PM
Free-agent TE Donald Parham signed an undisclosed contract with the Washington Redskins on Friday, June 7. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Parham is a tall, athletic pass-catching tight end who could land on the practice squad. The clock is ticking on Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis's viability, and Jeremy Sprinkle might be more blocker than receiver.|
Redskins | Desmond Harrison also claimed by Washington Fri Jun 7, 12:06 PM
Arizona Cardinals OT Desmond Harrison was also claimed on waivers by the Washington Redskins on Thursday, June 6, when he was placed on waivers by the Cleveland Browns. The Cardinals and Redskins were the only two teams to put in claims.
|Footballguys view: This is a sign that Washington might be worried about their situation with Trent Williams. If they can't make him happy and get him on the field, the Washington offense will be in a very precarious state.|
Redskins | Manasseh Garner done in Washington Thu Jun 6, 04:30 PM
Washington Redskins TE Manasseh Garner was waived Thursday, June 6.Link to story
Redskins | Terry McLaurin signs on dotted line Thu Jun 6, 03:34 PM
Washington Redskins third-round WR Terry McLaurin (Ohio State) signed his four-year rookie contract Thursday, June 6. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.
|Footballguys view: McLaurin is a rookie wide receiver we are looking forward to seeing in the pros. He's got the ability to beat press off the line of scrimmage and is strong at the point of the catch. McLaurin is not quick initially but he does have build up speed and does a good job of tracking passes. He's likely the No. 4 wide receiver on the depth chart in 2019.|
Redskins | Samaje Perine making waves this spring Thu Jun 6, 02:12 PM
Washington Redskins RB Samaje Perine was considered the 'most impressive back this spring' by head coach Jay Gruden, according to ESPN's John Keim.
|Footballguys view: Perine has never played up to his potential in the NFL. He's now buried on the depth chart behind Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice (at least). Perine is a power back only but could struggle to make the 53-man roster in Washington. Perhaps the team is trying to drum up some trade interest for the third-year pro.|
Samaje Perine player page
Redskins | Two players try out Wed Jun 5, 07:05 PM
Free-agent WR Papi White (Jaguars) and TE Donald Parham (Lions) participated in the Washington Redskins' practice Wednesday, June 5, on a tryout basis.Link to story
Redskins | Alex Smith injury update Wed Jun 5, 03:19 PM
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (leg) will need to wear the external fixator on his right leg for at least another month, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
|Footballguys view: Gruden has alluded to the fact that Smith could return sooner than expected. While that's possible, nobody should be counting on that. Washington will have Case Keenum compete with 2019 first-round pick Dwayne Haskins for the starting job in training camp. If/when Smith returns, it might be just as the No. 3 quarterback.|
Alex Smith player page
Redskins | Paul Richardson doing individual drills Tue Jun 4, 07:30 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: Richardson is a fast player with some upside but he's fought the injury bug dating back to his days in college at Colorado. He only made it through seven games last season and caught only 20 passes. Richardson will try to get out there and compete for a spot in the pecking order when healthy. He could perhaps put up WR3 numbers if healthy and starting for Washington in 2019.|
Paul Richardson Jr player page
Redskins | Alex Smith could return sooner than expected? Tue Jun 4, 03:14 PM
Washington Redskins QB Alex Smith (knee) is still wearing the external fixator he's been sporting on his right leg since last year's severe break, but head coach Jay Gruden confirmed Tuesday, June 4, that Smith is 'recovering nicely' from his injury.
|Footballguys view: Most thought Smith would never play again after the horrific leg injury he suffered last year. We'll see if he can return for Washington someday. Gruden reportedly also told Tom Pelissero of NFL Media that Smith will return sooner than most people think.|
Alex Smith player page
Redskins | Jordan Reed misses workouts Tue Jun 4, 12:49 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: It would be news if Reed was healthy and fully participating. Reed has talent but he is oft-injured and difficult to trust as anything more than a TE2 for Fantasy GMs. He has a current ADP of TE19 (14.04) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Jordan Reed player page
Redskins | Adrian Peterson in fine form Tue Jun 4, 12:13 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: Peterson proved last year that he can still get it done on the ground, recording his eighth 1,000-yard season in 2018. This season, Derrius Guice is healthy for Washington and could push Peterson for snaps and carries. Peterson has a current ADP of RB49 (11.11) in 12-team PPR leagues.|
Adrian Peterson player page
Redskins | Washington inks Blake Hance Mon Jun 3, 05:02 PM
Free-agent OT Blake Hance signed an undisclosed contract with the Washington Redskins on Monday, June 3.Link to story
Redskins | Bryce Love taking his time Sun Jun 2, 10:06 PM
Washington Redskins RB Bryce Love (knee) said his main focus is on individual drills during spring workouts as he recovers from knee surgery. 'With what I've got, you've got to kind of be slow with it,' Love said. 'Make sure you do it right, make sure you're 100 percent before you're ready to go.'
|Footballguys view: We are waiting anxiously to see if Love can return to form. Two years ago at Stanford, Love looked like a lock to be a first-round pick. Then a knee injury knocked his career off track and Washington was able to scoop him up in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft. He's a dynamic runner who can make defenders look silly in the open field. Love is buried on the depth chart at this time, but we love taking a chance on that natural talent in dynasty formats.|
Redskins | Quinton Dunbar should be ready for camp Sat Jun 1, 01:33 PM
Washington Redskins CB Quinton Dunbar (shin) is not running at full speed at this point but should be ready for the start of training camp.Link to story
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Redskins | Landon Collins back on the field Fri May 31, 10:02 PM
Washington Redskins SS Landon Collins (shoulder) participated in 11-on-11 drills this week for the first time during OTAs.Link to story
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Redskins | More on Reuben Foster Fri May 31, 08:15 AM
Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins LB Reuben Foster (knee) had surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a lateral collateral ligament. He's already raising his leg and should be good to go for the 2020 season.
|Footballguys view: Foster is going to miss this season and come back some time next year. We should see him limited in OTAs next offseason, but who knows how many staff changes happen for Washington between now and then.|
Reuben Foster player page
Redskins | Chris Thompson close to 100 percent Thu May 30, 09:49 PM
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (ankle) said he has occasional soreness in his leg but feels better than he has in a long time.
|Footballguys view: Thompson can be a dangerous weapon as a runner or receiver out of the backfield when healthy. He hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2016 and that makes Fantasy GMs nervous about his availability. There's at least 'what the heck' flex appeal when Thompson is on the field, and he'll serve as a change-of-pace back behind Adrian Peterson and/or Derrius Guice this season.|
Chris Thompson player page
Redskins | Jylan Ware let go Thu May 30, 05:14 PM
Washington Redskins OT Jylan Ware was waived Thursday, May 30.Link to story
Redskins | Reuben Foster undergoes surgery Wed May 29, 06:56 PM
Washington Redskins LB Reuben Foster (knee) underwent knee surgery Wednesday, May 29, according to a source.Link to story
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Redskins | Montez Sweat signs rookie contract Wed May 29, 04:07 PM
Washington Redskins first-round draft choice DE Montez Sweat signed a four-year contract with the Redskins Wednesday, May 29. The deal includes a fifth-year option, but the financial terms were not disclosed.
|Footballguys view: Washington moved back into the first round of the 2019 NFL draft so they could snare Sweat. He's long, fast and quick around the edge. Sweat has the makings of a premiere pass rusher if he stays healthy and develops properly.|
Redskins | Wes Martin has chance to start Wed May 29, 02:57 AM
Washington Redskins OG Wes Martin could be the team's starting left guard over veteran OL Ereck Flowers, according to NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay.Link to story
Redskins | Washington adds two tackles, drops two others Tue May 28, 05:22 PM
Free-agent OTs Jylan Ware and Brian Wallace signed undisclosed contracts with the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, May 28. OTs Adam Bisnowaty and Juwann Bushell-Beatty were waived to make room on the roster.Link to story
Redskins | Dieugot Joseph to visit Mon May 27, 08:41 PM
Free-agent OT Dieugot Joseph (Jets) is scheduled to meet with the Washington Redskins this week, according to a source.Link to story
Redskins | Dwayne Haskins auditioning Sun May 26, 10:09 PM
Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins said he is taking 'baby steps' during OTAs, and head coach Jay Gruden said he is using the spring practices to decide if Haskins is a 'serious competitor' for the starting job heading into training camp.
|Footballguys view: Haskins is the future in Washington. The team has to determine when to start the future. Case Keenum is a seasoned veteran but average (at best) starter. We could see him begin the season as the starter with the idea that Haskins can take over at some point during his rookie year.|
Redskins | Vernon Davis takes the field Thu May 23, 08:46 PM
Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis (concussion) participated in the start of OTAs.
|Footballguys view: Davis didn't have a great season in 2018. Part of it was injury problems, part of it was quarterback play and the inept Washington offense. He's back now and looking to play significant snaps once again. With Jordan Reed's propensity to get banged up, watch for Davis in deeper leagues. He's a TE2 if (when?) Reed goes down. It was just two seasons ago (2017) that Davis finished the year as the No. 11 fantasy tight end in standard-scoring leagues.|
Vernon Davis player page
Redskins | Washington inks Adam Bisnowaty Thu May 23, 05:02 PM
Free-agent OT Adam Bisnowaty (Vikings) was signed by the Washington Redskins to an undisclosed contract Thursday, May 23. OT Chidi Okeke was waived to make for him on the roster.Link to story
Redskins | Reuben Foster placed on IR Wed May 22, 05:34 PM
Washington Redskins LB Reuben Foster (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, May 22.
|Footballguys view: Foster goes down without ever playing a snap for Washington. We'll see how much damage was done to his knee as he'll take a year or more to fully recover. Foster's NFL future is very much in doubt, especially if the reports about artery damage in his leg are true.|
Reuben Foster player page
Redskins | Washington signs Jon Bostic Wed May 22, 05:31 PM
Free-agent LB Jon Bostic (Steelers) signed with the Washington Redskins Wednesday, May 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.Link to story
Redskins | Reuben Foster might have artery damage Tue May 21, 12:09 AM
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins LB Reuben Foster (knee) has a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but there are also some worries about possible artery damage in his leg, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Reports have circulated that there's more damage than just the ACL. Artery damage is tricky to deal with an can be a career-ending injury. We'll know more about any sort of extra damage Foster may or may not have in the near future.|
Reuben Foster player page
Redskins | Case Keenum receives first snap Mon May 20, 08:36 PM
Washington Redskins QB Case Keenum received the first snap during team drills Monday, May 20.
|Footballguys view: Keenum is the veteran quarterback, so he's going to be at the top of the depth chart to begin workouts. However, it may not take long for rookie first-round pick Dwayne Haskins to take over. Haskins is seen as the quarterback of the future while Keenum is more of a quality backup than he is a regular starter. We'll see this battle unfold in training camp and the preseason.|
Case Keenum player page
Redskins | Reuben Foster injury update Mon May 20, 08:16 PM
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins LB Reuben Foster (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during practice Monday, May 20, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: Foster's 2019 season is now over. Washington picked up Foster on waivers last year once the 49ers were done with him due to off field issues. He'll now work back from this ACL injury and hope to be ready for the 2020 season.|
Reuben Foster player page
Redskins | Likely torn ACL for Reuben Foster Mon May 20, 05:50 PM
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins LB Reuben Foster (knee) is believed to have suffered a torn left anterior cruciate ligament during the team's first organized team activity Monday, May 20.
|Footballguys view: Reports indicate Foster was sobbing as he was carted off the practice field. Washington claimed Foster off waivers after the 49ers got rid of him after six games in the 2018 season. The 2017 first-round pick spent the remainder of 2018 on the Commissioner's Exempt List. He has been arrested twice on domestic violence charges and was trying to get his career back on track with a fresh start in Washington. Now, if this is a torn ACL, Foster will likely miss the 2019 season.|
Reuben Foster player page
Redskins | Reuben Foster suffers leg injury at OTAs Mon May 20, 02:50 PM
Washington Redskins LB Reuben Foster (leg) was carted off the field with a left leg injury after getting hurt during the team's first organized team activity Monday, May 20. Foster is reportedly undergoing an MRI after stepping on the foot of an offensive lineman as he rushed a gap at three-quarters speed, according to head coach Jay Gruden.
|Footballguys view: Reporters on the scene are saying that Foster was sobbing as he was being carted away. That sounds like a serious knee injury, but official word should come in the near future.|
Reuben Foster player page
Redskins | Derrius Guice likely ready for training camp Mon May 20, 02:30 PM
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.
|Footballguys view: Guice missed all of his rookie season in 2018 due to this knee injury and he's had a rocky road during his recovery. If he can regain his speed, Guice has the potential to be a quality starter in the NFL. Guice is behind Adrian Peterson on the depth chart but could be groomed as the RB of the future in Washington.|
Derrius Guice player page
Redskins | Colt McCoy should be ready for camp Tue May 14, 09:09 PM
Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (leg) is reportedly doing well in his recovery from the fractured fibula and is expected to be 'fully ready' by training camp, according to a source.
|Footballguys view: McCoy is third in the pecking order behind Case Keenum and rookie first-round pick Dwayne Haskins. if Haskins wins the starting job, Keenum should be the backup meaning McCoy is no lock for the final roster.|
Colt McCoy player page
Redskins | Washington inks five UDFAs Mon May 13, 05:56 PM
Undrafted rookie free-agent DE Jonathan Bonner (Notre Dame), OG Jerald Foster (Nebraska), DB Deion Harris (North Dakota), DL Austin Maloata (Austin Peay) and RB Craig Reynolds (Kutztown) were signed undisclosed contracts by the Washington Redskins on Monday, May 13. The Redskins also waived RB Russell Hansbrough, DB Joshua Holsey and OT Roubbens Joseph.Link to story
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Redskins | Kelvin Harmon showing versatility Sun May 12, 08:46 PM
Washington Redskins WR Kelvin Harmon was compared to Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu by head coach Jay Gruden, and Gruden believes Harmon can work out of the slot in addition to seeing time on the outside.Link to story
Redskins | Terry McLaurin making plays Sun May 12, 08:43 PM
Washington Redskins WR Terry McLaurin and QB Dwayne Haskins were 'cooking in 1-on-1s' during rookie minicamp,' according to Peter Hailey of NBC Sports Washington. 'You could've taken the numbers off of every wideout and still easily guessed he was the one who played college ball with Haskins,' Hailey said.
|Footballguys view: McLaurin should be 'cooking' in 1-on-1 drills. The guy is one of the fastest wide receivers to come into the league this year. Haskins knows that because McLaurin was one of his favorite targets in college at Ohio State. We love that this dynamic duo from college is going to get to stay together in the pros.|