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Jordan Reed’s career may be in danger due to his most recent concussion. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Reed initially suffered the concussion in preseason Week 3, marking the seventh known head injury since his days at the University of Florida. It was reported he was weeks away from returning, but now the Redskins are worried he won’t be back on the field at all. He still hasn’t passed the league’s concussion protocol. While Reed aims to get healthy, Vernon Davis and Jeremy Sprinkle will take on tight end reps.

Category: Injury Updates


Colt McCoy ruled out Week 3

Sat, Sep 21st 7:10pm EDT
By Brad Camara

Colt McCoy (fibula) has been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Bears. (Source: Redskins.com)

Fantasy Impact: With McCoy having logged another solid week of DNPs, rookie Dwayne Haskins will continue to act as QB Case Keenum's top backup for the time being.

Category: Injury Updates


Vernon Davis got another start in Week 2 with Jordan Reed sidelined for a second consecutive contest with his concussion issues.

Fantasy Impact: There is no telling how long often concussed tight end Jordan Reed will be in the league's concussion protocol. He has suffered far too many in his career to be rushed back onto the field, and the team doctors, for all of their controversy this offseason, appear to be playing it safe with him. Vernon Davis had a ho-hum three receptions for 29 yards in Week 2. He did leave the game briefly with an injury, but returned a few series later. Case Keenum has established his top three targets as Terry McLaurin, Chris Thompson and Trey Quinn so there may not be much week to week upside to be had from Davis. It is recommended that owners that are relying on Davis weekly take long and hard look at this week’s waiver wire.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington wide receiver Paul Richardson caught all three of his targets for 16 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Richardson salvaged the day by finding the end zone on Sunday, but he only has 52 yards receiving through the first two weeks of the season in what has been a disappointing start.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington Terry McLaurin caught five of his nine targets for 62 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: McLaurin led the team in yards, targets, and catches on Sunday and is off to a strong start to his rookie season. Through his first two games, he has 10 catches on 16 targets for 187 yards and two touchdowns.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington running back Chris Thompson rushed two times for three yards and caught five of his eight targets for 48 yards in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Thompson has caught 12 passes through the first two weeks of the season, giving him some value in deeper PPR leagues. Even with Derrius Guice out indefinitely, Thompson does not appear to see increased work, however. Adrian Peterson is now the starter in Washington, while Thompson will continue to fill the role of pass-catching running back.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins made all three of his extra point tries on Sunday but did not attempt any field goals in a loss to the Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: Hopkins is 8-for-8 on kicks to start the year, making both of his field goal attempts and all six of his extra point tries, but he only saw the field for extra point tries on Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps


The Washington Redskins D/ST allowed 31 points in Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys, recording one sack and forcing one interception while allowing 474 total yards.

Fantasy Impact: The Washington Redskins D/ST has now allowed 63 points over the first two weeks of the season while recording just two sacks and forcing just one turnover. They will look to turn things around when they take on the Chicago Bears at home next week.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington quarterback Case Keenum completed 26 of 37 pass attempts for 221 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Impact: While Washington is 0-2 to start the season and could be turning to rookie Dwayne Haskins at some point if they continue to lose, Keenum is quietly off to a solid start to the season. Through two games, Keenum has completed 56 of his 81 pass attempts for 601 yards, five touchdowns, and no interceptions.

Category: Injury Updates


Washington running back Adrian Peterson rushed the ball 10 times for 25 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys. He added two catches for seven yards.

Fantasy Impact: With second-year back Derrius Guice out indefinitely after undergoing another procedure on his knee, Peterson is once again the starter in Washington. He did not find much success on Sunday and might not find any more next week when Washington takes on the Chicago Bears and their talented defensive front.

Category: Game Recaps


Montae Nicholson ended Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys with nine total tackles and one interception.

Fantasy Impact: Nicholson finished last season with 41 total tackles and zero interceptions. He is one to watch in deeper IDP leagues, but for now, can be left on waivers in most formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Landon Collins finished Sunday’s 31-21 loss to Dallas with 12 total tackles.

Fantasy Impact: Collins stepped things up in Sunday adding to his 19 total tackles thus far this season. Collins is still a massive force in the secondary for IDP owners. During the 2018 season, he finished with 96 total tackles. Start Collins on a weekly basis in deeper IDP leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Trey Quinn caught 4-of-7 targets for 36 yards in Washington's 31-21 loss to Dallas Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: While Terry McLaurin led all of Washington's receivers in targets for a second straight week with nine, Quinn's seven targets were not far behind. This offense will cap his ceiling, but the second-year WR could have value in PPR leagues based on the floor he has shown so far. With Washington on it's way to another losing season, they could be playing from behind in a lot of their remaining games - leaving plenty of targets for McLaurin and Quinn to share.

Category: Game Recaps


Derrius Guice is headed to the IR following knee surgery earlier in the week to repair a torn meniscus. (Source: J.P. Finlay on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Guice is eligible to return after eight weeks, but given his extensive injury history, it’s not a guarantee he takes the field for Washington at all this season. Adrian Peterson will start Week 2 and presumably beyond, with Chris Thompson shouldering a larger load as well. Wendell Smallwood has a chance to earn backup snaps, and the Redskins may sign or trade for another back for depth.

Category: Injury Updates


Kelvin Harmon caught both of his targets for 31 yards in Washington’s 32-27 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie sixth-round pick played a minimal role Sunday as the third or fourth option in the passing attack. That role may grow if he can out-play Trey Quinn and Paul Richardson, but Harmon is off the fantasy radar outside of deep leagues right now.

Category: Game Recaps


Cole Holcomb racked up eight total tackles during Sunday’s 32-27 loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Holcomb is an excellent stash candidate in deeper IDP dynasty leagues. Keep Holcomb on the radar as the season continues.

Category: Game Recaps


Quinton Dunbar lead the team with nine total tackles during Sunday’s 32-27 loss to the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: Dunbar started the season off with a bang on Sunday and hopefully, he can keep this pace going through the entire season. In 2018, Quinton Dunbar posted 39 total tackles and two interceptions. He’s an interesting player to watch and possibly add in deeper IDP leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


As expected, the Redskins left tackle Trent Williams did not show up to practice with his team today. His holdout will extend into the regular season, and at the very least he's going to miss Week 1. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Redskins are desperately in need of help on their offensive line. Not having Williams on the team is detrimental to the entire offense. The recent excitement over Derrius Guice receiving the majority of the rushing work in Washington should be tempered, as this offensive line unit is not one that any running back wants to be behind.

Category: Rumors


Running back Shaun Wilson is reportedly being placed on injured reserve by the Washington Redskins as they continue to trim down their active roster to 53. (Source: Craig Hoffman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wilson only has a sprained ankle, but Washington is placing him on injured reserve to essentially give him a redshirt year and retain his rights. Washington has a crowded running back room, and Wilson was unlikely to make the team barring multiple injuries.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors


Josh Doctson is expected to be released by the Redskins. They are working hard to try to trade him, but if a deal can't be completed, Doctson will be cut. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Doctson has caught one pass for 16 yards through three preseason games. The former first round pick has been a disappointment, posting 81/1,100/8 receiving line over three seasons in the NFL. The Redskins are ready to move on via trade or release, Doctson will be playing somewhere else in 2019. Paul Richardson is locked in as a starter outside, with Trey Quinn and Terry McLaurin following him on the depth chart.

Category: Transactions