Washington Redskins news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:07:07 -0800
Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson said that if he leaves the team in free agency, he wants to play with a "great quarterback." When asked about QB Kirk Cousins, he referred to him as "great" as well.
Fantasy Tip: Jackson has also been linked to the Eagles and Buccaneers, both led by young quarterbacks who have the potential to be great one day, but with Jackson entering the latter portion of his career, he might prefer to stick with a more established option like Cousins. Despite being 30 years old, Jackson proved this past season he still has more than enough left in the tank, and can still offer solid value depending on where he ends up in 2017.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:41:53 -0800
Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins, who could potentially receive the franchise tag at $23.9 million, would account for 35 percent of the team's salary cap with CB Josh Norman ($20 million) and OT Trent Williams ($15.1 million).
Fantasy Tip: Cousins' numbers were on par, in some places better, than his breakout 2015 campaign. He has proven to be a solid fantasy option in the low-end QB1 range.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:36:53 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Well, even if that is the case, the Redskins can still lock up Cousins over the long haul by turning a potential franchise tag into a long-term contract, and the deadline for that would be July 15. Either way, it looks like Cousins will be entering his sixth straight campaign in a Washington uniform, and after another fabulous showing in 2016, he'll have low-end QB1 potential.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:33:32 -0800
Washington Redskins impending free-agent WR DeSean Jackson is expected to receive strong interest once free agency begins because he is still only of the fastest receivers in the NFL even though he is 30 years old.
Fantasy Tip: Jackson has posted at least 1,000 yards in three of the last four seasons and has recorded four touchdowns in each of the last two seasons. Jackson should be a starting receiver for whoever he plays for in 2017 and can be a No. 3 receiver for fantasy owners.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:16:47 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Reed is one of the best fantasy tight ends in the game when he isn't dealing with injuries. If Cousins is back under center in Washington in 2017, Reed should remain a TE1 in all formats.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:12:14 -0800
Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins would prefer to receive the franchise tag again in 2017 because he doesn't want to remain with the team long term, according to former Redskins officials.
Fantasy Tip: Cousins will likely be back in Washington in 2017 one way or the other, and he has shown over the last two years he is capable of providing big numbers. He will be a borderline QB1 next season.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 20:13:21 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Stills is a deep threat in the same vein as D-Jax. At just 24, though, he is entering the prime of his career and has a chance to become a more reliable contributor after his big-play 2016 showing. We have seen flashes from Stills in New Orleans and Miami, but he was a supporting cast member rather than the focal point. While much remains unsettled, his base value is in the low-end WR3 to No. 4 conversation, with an upside of a midrange WR2.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:57:20 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Britt is more of a glorified possession receiver in the mold of Garcon and is coming off one of his best NFL seasons. Assuming he lands with Washington and QB Kirk Cousins is retained, we're still looking at nothing better than a high-risk WR3 with Britt's injury history.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:56:10 -0800
Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins and the Redskins have not yet come close to an agreement on a long-term contract, according to sources. Thus, placing the franchise tag on Cousins for a second consecutive year is a real possibility. If Cousins is tagged, he would earn $23.94 million compared to the $19.95 million he earned last season. The goal of both sides, however, is to hammer out a long-term deal.
Fantasy Tip: There's no question Cousins deserves a long-term contract. He has two straight 4,000-yard seasons, including 4,917 yards in 2016 -- a franchise record. In addition, he has led the Redskins to two straight winning seasons while becoming a fixture in QB1 territory of fantasy football leagues. His running ability only adds to the lure. Assuming he does return to Washington, he's a low-end QB1 consideration.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:19:12 -0800
Washington Redskins TE Niles Paul (shoulder) described his progression from shoulder surgery as "crazy", and he said he is focusing on being physically and mentally healthy for 2017 after two years of injuries.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:00:10 -0800
Fantasy Tip: The Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers are among the teams expected to be among the most interested. The price tag would suggest teams view him as a No. 1 receiver, but his best fit would be as a No. 2. It's going to take a bit of a perfect storm in order to break the bank, and he's likely to be no more than a fantasy WR4 regardless of where he lands.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:31:58 -0800
Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder led all slot receivers in average yards of separation created per target in 2016, and he finished third on the team with 99 targets and had a team-high seven scores.
Fantasy Tip: With Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson potentially leaving in the offseason, Crowder could be primed for a big jump in production. He should be a solid WR3 in 2017, and he will have even more upside in PPR formats.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:09:15 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Jackson will receive interest from multiple teams once free agency begins, so the Redskins may not able to re-sign him. Jackson is coming off a terrific 2016 season and likely will be a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver for a team next season. Owners in fantasy leagues can consider Jackson a No. 3 receiver for their teams.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 09:38:09 -0800
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 06:08:27 -0800
Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan wasn't allowed to speak to reporters at the Senior Bowl and won't speak at the NFL Scouting Combine as team president Bruce Allen wants McCloughan completely locked in on talent evaluation.
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