RB - WAS
Week 3 Outlook
Washington declared Bryce Love a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Love was once considered a fantasy sleeper after The Football Teams' surprise release of Adrian Peterson. After being inactive for Week 1 and a healthy scratch for Week 2, it's safe to say that Love should not be rostered in any formats at this time.
Washington RB Bryce Love is a healthy inactive for Week 1 vs. Philadelphia.
That leaves Antonio Gibson, J.D. McKissic, and Peyton Barber as the active running backs heading into a Week 1 matchup against a very solid Eagles front seven. Gibson has drawn a lot of praise all training camp and he should be considered the best value of the bunch this week.
Bryce Love edged out veteran running back Adrian Peterson to make Washington's final 53-man roster Friday morning.
Love, a standout running back at Stanford, has dealt with injury ever since Washington drafted him in the fourth round last year. If Love can stay healthy, he could contest Antonio Gibson, J.D. McKissic and Peyton Barber for both carries and targets based on his explosive running ability. Taking a late round flier on Love in redraft leagues might be worth consideration.
Washington running back Bryce Love, who didn't play at all last season while recovering from a knee injury he sustained at Stanford, has been running with the second- and third-team offenses in practice and could be the victim of a crowded running back room, reports Ben Standig of The Athletic.
While the tone of the article indicates that Love could be a candidate to be cut, Standig later clarified that he only meant that Love could be inactive on gameday, with Adrian Peterson, Antonio Gibson, and J.D. McKissic all seemingly ahead of him on the depth chart. Either way, this is not a good development for fantasy owners in deep leagues who were hoping to take a late-round flier on Love as a deep sleeper candidate.
RB Bryce Love is running with the second and third team offense, per Kyle Stackpole of Washingtonfootball.com.
Running backs Adrian Peterson and Antonio Gibson are both seeing first team reps. “Peyton Barber has been receiving a lot of the second-team reps, while Bryce Love has also worked in with the twos as well as the threes,” Stackpole added. The Redskins released Derrius Guice, leaving carries up for grabs in Washington’s backfield. Love is competing with Peterson, Gibson and Barber for Washington’s RB1 role. The 23-year-old is worth a flyer in later rounds in redraft formats, and worth targeting in dynasty leagues.