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QB Colt McCoy - Washington Redskins

6-1, 216Born: 9-5-1986College: TexasDrafted: Round 3

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Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) is dealing with a bulging disk in his neck and likely would have been sidelined for a few weeks. McCoy has been placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

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From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Dec 15): Colt McCoy seemed to aggravate his prior neck injury on Sunday. It's looking like he'll miss Week 16.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 15): McCoy had to leave the game early with a neck injury, and he could miss the juicy matchup against the Eagles in Week 16 if doctors don't clear him to play on Saturday.

General News (Tue Dec 16): was placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Dec. 16, according to head coach Jay Gruden. McCoy was told by doctors that he only needs two to three weeks for the aggravated nerve in his neck to heal and that it shouldn't be an issue in the future.

Week 16: vs Philadelphia Eagles

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Kirk Cousins started for Washington back in Week Three - this week it looks like Robert Griffin III is going to go, so looking back in time won't inform us much regarding Griffin's prospects in this game. Griffin has been in and out of the lineup this year - when in, he's posted 104/150 for 1,138 yards, three TDs and three interceptions thrown, with 27/146/0 rushing to his credit over seven appearances. Last week in New York Andre Roberts (four targets for 2/81/0 receiving), Silas Redd (three for 3/62/0) and Pierre Garcon (seven for 4/36/0) led the team in receiving - running back Chris Thompson (four for 3/22/1) handled the lone TD of the day from Griffin. Not exactly a set of household words in fantasy circles, are they? We'll see who Griffin relies on here in Week 16 with a week of preparation with the first team. The Eagles' pass D is awfully putrid, ranking 28th in the NFL averaging 257.4 net passing yards allowed per game, with 29 passing scores given out vs. 10 interceptions (23rd in the NFL) and despite an impressive 47 sacks recorded (second in the NFL). The secondary simply doesn't play well for the Eagles, and that's that. Dez Bryant deconstructed them with eight targets for 6/114/3 receiving last week, as Tony Romo threw 22/31 for 249 net yards passing, three TDs and zero interceptions thrown while taking three sacks for -16 yards. Advantage, Washington.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
13 at IND 31 47 392 3 0 3 12 0 1
14 vs STL 20 32 199 0 2 2 11 0 0
15 at NYG 4 7 39 0 0 2 24 0 0
16 vs PHI PROJ-Tremblay 0 0 * * * 0 * * *
16 vs PHI PROJ-Bloom 0 0 * * * 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 13 vs IND (31 / 47 / 392 / 3 / 0 pass, 3 / 12 / 0 rush)

Colt McCoy finished the day with an impressive but misleading stat line. McCoy wasn't terrible in the first half, but he repeatedly failed to capitalize on Colts mistakes and ended multiple drives with bad sacks. He was finally able to get the offense moving late in the first half, capping off a nice drive with a TD pass to Roy Helu. McCoy's second TD came off a Houdini-like effort where the QB rolled out to his right, side-stepped one tackler, spun out of another and let go of the ball just before getting hit into the arms of third-string TE Logan Paulsen who walked untouched into the end zone. The score pulled Washington within four points of the Colts early in the second half. The wheels fell off in the third quarter when McCoy took a snap on a fourth and inches and was hammered by a Colts rush when his protection broke down. McCoy fumbled the ball and it was returned for a defensive TD. It was one of four McCoy fumbles in the game and the QB was fortunate that the Colts were only able to take one of them away. McCoy never stopped fighting, however, and was able to connect with DeSean Jackson on the following possession for a deep TD where the receiver adjusted to an underthrown ball as the corner fell down. McCoy found garbage time success moving the ball between the 20s against a soft Colts defense by utilizing a healthy Jordan Reed, but he struggled all game as soon as his team got into the red zone, sailing passes out of bounds and looking out of sync with his receivers.

2014 Week 14 vs STL (20 / 32 / 199 / 0 / 2 pass, 2 / 11 / 0 rush)

Colt McCoy failed to lead the Washington offense to a single score before getting a late hook in an ugly performance against the surging St. Louis Rams. McCoy actually looked promising on Washington's opening drive, zipping passes and confidently running the offense, but his early interception precipitated a cascading offensive ineffectiveness that got worse as the game progressed. Washington couldn't get out of their own way, garnering numerous penalties that nullified positive plays. The Washington defense and St. Louis's own offensive woes kept the score close deep into the game, but the Rams lively defense smothered McCoy and the short passing game. McCoy was sacked six times as the Rams front teed off on him without any fear of a sputtering run game. McCoy only attempted four passes over 19 yards and failed to complete any of them. Even garbage time against softer fronts couldn't help out McCoy's final stat line. With Washington finally threatening near the red zone late in the game, McCoy terribly underthrew his open receiver and was intercepted in the end zone.

2014 Week 15 vs NYG (4 / 7 / 39 / 0 / 0 pass, 2 / 24 / 0 rush)

Colt McCoy.again started the game for Washington and failed to finish it, leaving early with a neck injury. He was efficient moving Washington down the field on their opening drive, but his physical limitations as a thrower resulted in multiple underthrown passes and Washington was forced to settle for a FG. McCoy appeared to aggravate the neck injury he sustained the prior week and was replaced on the next possession by Robert Griffin III.

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Latest News

Redskins | Colt McCoy has herniated disk (Thu Dec 18, 01:41 PM) - Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) is dealing with a bulging disk in his neck and likely would have been sidelined for a few weeks. McCoy has been placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

Our View: Well, we knew McCoy was done. Robert Griffin III is under center, and fantasy owners should consider him a QB2 with upside. Given how poor the offense has been and how the Eagles can bring pressure, Griffin could be in for a long weekend.
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Redskins | Colt McCoy should heal quickly (Tue Dec 16, 04:21 PM) - Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) was told by doctors that he only needs two to three weeks for the aggravated nerve in his neck to heal and that it shouldn't be an issue in the future.

Our View: That's great news for McCoy, but he's already been shut down for the year. McCoy was placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Dec. 16.
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Redskins | Colt McCoy placed on IR (Tue Dec 16, 02:21 PM) - Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) was placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Dec. 16, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Our View: This makes Robert Griffin III the starter for the rest of the year. We actually saw Griffin run the ball more effectively and play with confidence in Week 15.
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Redskins | Colt McCoy could go on IR (Mon Dec 15, 05:05 PM) - Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) could be placed on the Reserve/Injured list after he aggravated a neck injury during the team's Week 15 game.

Our View: McCoy has been beat up over the last two weeks. Washington will move forward with Robert Griffin III as the starter so long as McCoy is hurt/out.
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Redskins | Colt McCoy not expected to play in Week 16 (Mon Dec 15, 04:06 PM) - Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) is not expected to be active for the team's Week 16 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. As a result, QB Robert Griffin III is expected to receive the start against the Eagles. 'He's got every chance this week against the Philadelphia Eagles to take this position and run with it,' head coach Jay Gruden said.

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