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QB Colt McCoy - Washington Redskins

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 24): Don't laugh. McCoy was surprisingly solid vs. Dallas earlier this year, and Washington has a good schedule down the stretch, including Week 16 vs Philadelphia, the most generous pass defense in the league. Robert Griffin III is on the ropes, and at this point, McCoy would be a more trustworthy fantasy play. He's worth a pre-emptive add in deep leagues.

General News (Wed Nov 26): will start past Week 13 if he plays well, although the move may not be permanent.

General News (Wed Nov 26): According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team will turn to Colt McCoy and bench Robert Griffin III for this week's game.

Week 13: at Indianapolis Colts

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Colt McCoy takes over for the indecisive Robert Griffin III as of Week 13. The 77 net yards passing during the loss at San Francisco sent Griffin back to the bench and elevated McCoy into the cat-bird seat again. McCoy's divisional victory over Dallas in Week 8 (25/30 for 299 yards passing, zero TDs and one interception thrown) in which he enlivened DeSean Jackson (seven targets for 6/136/0 receiving) and Pierre Garcon (four for 4/47/0 receiving) looks pretty good compared to the limping pace each receiver has shown with Griffin in the saddle (five for 2/39/0 for Jackson last week; four for 3/34/0 for Garcon). We'll see if McCoy can continue to bring the mojo that beat Dallas during the final month of 2014 season. His NFL opportunity has arrived (again). The Colts' pass D is ranked 20th in the NFL averaging 249.4 net passing yards allowed per game, with 18 passing scores given out vs. nine interceptions (tied for 18th in the NFL) and 28 sacks (ninth in the NFL) generated to date. After Tom Brady hit them for 19/30 yielding 257 net yards, two TDs and two interceptions thrown (zero sacks taken) two weeks ago, the Colts took apart Jacksonville's Blake Bortles (15/27 for 114 net yards passing, zero TDs and one interception thrown, with four sacks taken for -32 yards) last weekend. McCoy has been solid but unspectacular in his chances so far this year, while the Colts are so-so in this phase of the game - that sounds like a neutral matchup to us.

Recent Stats and Projections

13 at IND PROJ-Dodds 18 32 * * * 2 * * *
13 at IND PROJ-Tremblay 22 34 * * * 3 * * *
13 at IND PROJ-Bloom 20 33 * * * 1 * * *

Latest News

Redskins | Colt McCoy could start past Week 13 (Wed Nov 26, 12:58 PM) - Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Colt McCoy will start past Week 13 if he plays well, although the move may not be permanent.

Our View: Once McCoy was announced as the starter, all bets were off for Robert Griffin III. Reports indicate he's still in the team's long-term plans, but this is also the same coach (Jay Gruden) who said that Griffin was starting in Week 13 on Monday. According Gruden, McCoy gives the team the best chance to win now.
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Redskins | Colt McCoy officially starting (Wed Nov 26, 09:33 AM) - Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has officially been benched in favor of QB Colt McCoy in Week 13. Head coach Jay Gruden informed the team Wednesday, Nov. 26.

Our View: The Griffin era may be coming to a close in Washington. Griffin's mechanics have been off this year, and that has been hurting his accuracy. His decision making has been poor as well. McCoy looked good in limited action this year, and his teammates loves him. In two appearances this year, McCoy has completed 85.7 percent of his passes. While some believe Griffin could still be a large part of their long-term plans, McCoy could remain the starter for the rest of the season.
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Redskins | Colt McCoy to start in Week 13 (Tue Nov 25, 11:35 PM) - The Washington Redskins are planning to start QB Colt McCoy in Week 13 against the Indianapolis Colts in place of struggling QB Robert Griffin III, according to a team source.

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