FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Redskins passing offense continues to be a work in progress as rookie Dwayne Haskins is still learning as he had limited experience in college with just one season as the starter at Ohio State. Haskins has completed just 54% of his passes and has thrown six interceptions compared to just two touchdowns in his six games as a starting quarterback, and has been sacked 22 times in just six games. The reality is that Haskins has been put in a tough spot, as the team has limited options at wide receiver with fellow rookie Terry McLaurin the only receiver to have more than 300 yards or 30 catches this season as Paul Richardson, Kelvin Harmon, and Trey Quinn have all been non-existent this season. If there is good news on the horizon, it is that Chris Thompson was able to return last week which should provide a check-down option that neither Adrian Peterson nor Derrius Guice possess as both are limited as receivers.
The Packers are a team that is designed to stop the pass and so far this season, yet have not been a shut-down defense. While on the surface they have allowed the 8th-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, they have allowed 271 yards passing per game which is the 9th most in the NFL this season as they are propped up by allowing just 1.3 passing touchdowns per game. This is a unit that is still very young at the corner position as they are led by Jaire Alexander who continues to develop into one of the better cornerbacks in football. Opposite of Alexander, Kevin King has had his ups and downs this year and has struggled with consistency. However, the real problem for the Packers has been stopping tight ends. Over their last six games, the Packers have allowed an average of 103 yards per game to the position which is 40 yards more than the next closest team. Blake Martinez and Ibraheim Campbell have both struggled mightily in stopping the position and while the competition that they have faced has been some of the better tight ends in football, they were also exposed by Kaden Smith for 70 yards last week.