WR Paul Richardson - Washington Redskins
|6-0, 175||Born: 4-13-1992||College: Colorado||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2014|
Week 15: at Jacksonville Jaguars
FBG says: Bad matchup. It's never easy to project a passing game that's decided to move on from Mark Sanchez. The 32-year-old journeyman stepped in for Alex Smith and Colt McCoy last week and was promptly benched after a horrid showing (6 of 14 for 38 yards and 2 interceptions). Fellow 32-year-old Josh Johnson took his place and will start going forward making his first start since 2011 and his sixth of his career. Johnson's second half was at least encouraging. Johnson completed 11 of his 16 throws for 195 yards, with 1 touchdown and 1 pick, and added a dynamic element on the ground. Still, optimism for this passing game must be kept firmly in check. Johnson has long been a practice squad guy, bouncing around several different rosters and attempting just 193 NFL passes. His Week 14 was a step up from Sanchez's, but he entered the game with a 40-0 deficit and faced tons of prevent defense down the stretch. Washington is shallow at receiver and will be even more so if Jordan Reed and Josh Doctson can't suit up Sunday. Jamison Crowder, Maurice Harris, and Vernon Davis would then lead the charge against Jalen Ramsey, A.J. Bouye, and the Jacksonville defense. With a week to prepare for Johnson and his torn-apart receiving corps, the Jaguars will come in with a massive advantage. It's hard to find any dynamism here, regardless of matchup, and Johnson is likely in for a brutal Sunday. The Jacksonville pass defense has lacked consistency and looked far less suffocating than last year's version. Still, it has all the makings of that dominant unit. There's tons of explosive talent throughout the pass rush and secondary, and quarterbacks rarely have a fun time navigating them. The Jaguars have been able to clamp down on some of 2018's top passers, including Deshaun Watson (12 of 24 for 139 and 1 touchdown), Ben Roethlisberger (27 of 47 for 314 and 2, with 3 picks), and Andrew Luck (33 of 52 for 248 and 1 interception). The pass rush has been inconsistent but tends to rise to the occasion, with 3 sacks of Luck 2 weeks ago and 4 against the Eagles' elite line in Week 8. And the cornerback duo remains stout, with A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey often playing shutdown roles on the outside. There are newfound cracks in this unit, particularly downfield tackling and the coverage by the safeties. But it's still strong enough to be generally feared in fantasy, and Josh Johnson looks like a sitting duck coming into this matchup.
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Paul Richardson's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 9 vs ATL (6 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Paul Richardson had two catches for sixteen yards on six targets. He seemed to be out of sync with Alex most of the game as a few of his targets looked to be miscommunication. Paul's inconsistency can also be attributed to lack of separation in the secondary which leads to contested catches. He is a good contested catch receiver but this year it he has struggled converting them.
2018 Week 8 vs NYG (5 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Paul Richardson struggled today catching only two of his five targets. Alex overthrew him on a couple of his targets down field but the passing game overall struggled today and Paul fell victim to that. He could have had a more productive day if Alex could have connected with him on more targets. Paul had one drop that was have been a fifteen yard gain as well. When Washington starts to sustain drives Paul will be one of the bigger beneficiaries.
2018 Week 6 vs CAR (5 / 3 / 31 / 1 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Paul Richardson caught one of only two touchdowns scored on the day. He hauled in three catches on five targets. His touchdown catch came in the redzone as he shook loose from his defender in the back of the endzone for the score. As the offense sputtered in the second half, Paul didn't really have much opportunity to have a bigger day.
2018 Week 5 vs NO (5 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)
Paul Richardson caught a couple of big passes but seemed to be fighting an injury most of the game. He came down with a big twenty-five yard completion but then landed awkwardly. He was relatively quiet beyond that point. He was targeted five times total and Alex took a couple of big shots downfield to him that didn't connect. Paul has a penchant for big plays downfield but if he doesn't produce on those calculated shots then the game could be quiet for him. Washington should feature him more as he seems to be their more sure-handed receiver outside of Jordan Reed.
2018 Week 3 vs GB (2 / 1 / 46 / 1 rec)
Paul Richardson caught his lone reception on the opening drive of the game. It was a forty-six yard touchdown pass as Alex found him over the top of two defenders. Paul was brought to Washington for his deep threat abilities and today they were able to capitalize. Alex tried to find him deep for another chunk gain but it was incomplete. However it did draw a pass interference call. If the run game can continue to be effective then it will allow for Paul to have more opportunities downfield. Washington will continue to dial up Paul's number off play action.
2018 Week 2 vs IND (6 / 4 / 63 / 0 rec)
Paul Richardson had a productive game as he led the receiving core in yards. Paul was able to make a few chunk plays in this game as his longest catch went for thirty-four yards. He could have had a bigger game if Alex connected with him on a couple of deep shots downfield. Paul serves as the deep threat for Washington and they made a concerted effort to get him involved more today. If the run game is more effective that will help Washington opportunity to throw deep which greatly benefits Paul.
2018 Week 1 vs ARI (6 / 4 / 22 / 0 rec)
Paul Richardson couldn't get on track in this game as he put together a four catch, twenty-two-yard effort. Alex took a couple of shots downfield to Paul that came up empty but would have given him better numbers on the day. Paul's big play ability as a deep threat wasn't needed as much considering Washington had control of this game from the start.
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