Washington Redskins news, rumors and injuries
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:42:47 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was named the starter for Week 13 against the Indianapolis Colts Monday, Nov. 24, by head coach Jay Gruden, but he left open some wiggle room to make a change during the week. "It's Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and right now we have every intent for Robert, but we'll look at the tape and make our evaluations here shortly," Gruden said.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin has been pretty awful the last several weeks, and his mechanics are mostly to blame. At $5,600 (11.2% of cap), Griffin isn't terribly expensive for your daily lineups, but it's hard to trust him these days, especially when a benching could come very soon if he continues to struggle.
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Fantasy Tip: Griffin has been a huge disappointment this year both in real life and in fantasy football. He's not worth starting until he gets back on track.
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Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris, who ran 21 times for 126 yards in a loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 12, gained most of his yardage after contact and entered the game against the Niners averaging 1.95 yards after contact. He's averaging 5.39 yards per carry in the last three games, according to ESPN Stats & Information. "I stopped hesitating," Morris said of his improved running. "I was trying to see too much." Week 12 was Morris' first 100-yard effort of the year, and he's fifth in rushing with 826 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Morris' matchup against SF looked to be a tough one, but his effort proved otherwise. Heading into Week 13 against the Indianapolis Colts, who allow 21.39 fantasy points to backs on average, Morris should be a wise play at FantasyScore.
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:42:46 -0800
Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris averaged 6.0 yards per attempt on 21 carries in the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers. It was his first 100-yard game of the season, and first since Nov. 7, 2013, against the Minnesota Vikings. "I stopped trying to think too much," Morris said Sunday, Nov. 23. "I said this weeks ago: I was thinking too much. I've been playing this game since I was five. I know how to be a runner. I just stopped thinking and stopped trying to make things happen that weren't there."
Fantasy Tip: Morris ripped off four long runs of 30, 22, 16 and 22 against a decent 49ers defense. He has 92 or more rushing yards over the past three games, and he has found the end zone four times in the past four games. He has re-emerged as a must-start in FantasyScore, regardless of competition.
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:42:18 -0800
Washington Redskins CB Tracy Porter (shoulder) injured his shoulder in the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers. He said Sunday, Nov. 23, that it was the same shoulder that required surgery in the offseason. He said he is hopeful he will not miss any time, but acknowledged he'll know more after an MRI Monday, Nov. 24.
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 20:41:55 -0800
Washington Redskins LB Adam Hayward (leg) left the Week 12 game against the San Francisco 49ers due to a tibial fracture in his right leg. He said Sunday, Nov. 23, that he will have an MRI Monday, Nov. 24, to see if there was any ligament damage as well.
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:07:16 -0800
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's point of emphasis is to get the ball out quickly Sunday, Nov. 23. Head coach Jay Gruden has dumbed down the offense to allow quick throws to playmakers and make for easy reads. The landscape within the organization has changed for Griffin, though. Gruden has the authority to bench Griffin, and it could happen if he doesn't play well enough. Things behind the scenes, like special rules allowing Griffin's family to have total access to the facility, has changed as well.
Fantasy Tip: Griffin ($5,600; 11.2% of your cap) isn't worth the start this weekend as there are much more favorable options on FantasyScore.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:10:33 -0800
Washington Redskins DT Chris Baker (chest) has been ruled out for Week 12. OG Shawn Lauvao (concussion) and OT Trent Williams (ankle, knee) are listed as questionable, while LB Trent Murphy (knee) is listed as probable. Baker and Williams did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 21. Lauvao was limited during practice, while Murphy fully participated in practice.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:02:17 -0800
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) missed his third straight day of practice Friday, Nov. 21, and head coach Jay Gruden said Reed has been ruled out for Week 12 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Fantasy Tip: Remove Reed immediately from your FantasyScore lineups if you had him in there. It might be time to drop Reed in standard fantasy leagues, too. Niles Paul ($3,000) is a bargain at FantasyScore, but you're rolling the dice with him as your tight end, especially with how inconsistent Robert Griffin III has been.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:45:22 -0800
Washington Redskins DL Chris Baker (chest) and OT Trent Williams (knee, ankle) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 20. OG Shawn Lauvao (concussion) was limited. LB Trent Murphy (knee) was a full participant.
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