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Washington Redskins Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Jordan Reed, TE7/4/2014 2:37:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III called tight end Jordan Reed "one of the most talented tight ends in the league."
Insight: Reed certainly is talented, but comes with a couple of caution flags. He's a huge concussion risk and the addition of wideout DeSean Jackson will steal targets. Jackson's speed could also give the tight end more room to work.
Robert Griffin III, QB6/4/2014 12:15:00 PM
Description: According to USA Today's Jim Corbett, Robert Griffin III "looks like a different quarterback" without his knee brace.
Insight: Griffin wasn't up to snuff last season but that's understandable after he rushed back from ACL surgery. Now that Griffin is finally healthy, he should be a top-ten quarterback. Washington receivers Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson will also benefit from Griffin's resurgence.
Colt McCoy, QB4/3/2014 9:29:00 PM
Description: Journeyman Colt McCoy is headed to Washington where he'll compete with Kirk Cousins for a backup job next season.
Insight: McCoy has thrown a combined 18 passes over the last two seasons. He's never been of much use to fantasy owners and should be ignored in all formats.
DeSean Jackson, WR4/2/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Free agent wide receiver DeSean Jackson has agreed to a multi-year deal with the Washington Redskins.
Insight: While this is certainly a boon to the Washington offense, Jackson will have to work hard to get the same number of targets he saw in Philadelphia (126) as incumbent No. 1 Pierre Garcon led the league in that department with 182. They also have an up-and-coming TE in Jordan Reed.
Alfred Morris, RB3/26/2014 3:21:00 PM
Description: According to John Keim of espn.com, new Redskins coach Jay Gruden says he'd like RB Alfred Morris to be more of a pass catching threat but that he doesn't have "natural hands."
Insight: Gruden said he hopes Morris can get 20-25 catches. He has just 20 in two NFL seasons compared to 611 carries for 2,888 rushing yards (4.7 ypc) and 20 TDs. It's doubtful Gruden will give Morris as many carries as the Shanahans did.
Santana Moss, WR3/11/2014 6:20:00 PM
Description: Washington has retained wide receiver Santana Moss on a one-year deal. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football Talk
Insight: Moss (42 catches, 452 yards, 2 TD in 2013) is nearing the end of his career and can no longer be relied on for consistent fantasy production. The Andre Roberts signing only pushes him further down on the team's depth chart.
Andre Roberts, WR3/11/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Andre Roberts is headed to Washington on a four-year, $16 million deal. SOURCE: Mike Jones, Washington Post
Insight: Today was a big day for the team's receiving corps as Washington also re-signed Santana Moss. Roberts (471 yards, 2 TD in 2013) should be the starter opposite Pierre Garcon with Moss functioning as a situational receiver when the Redskins line up three or four wide.
Brian Orakpo, LB3/4/2014 6:55:00 PM
Description: The Redskins slapped linebacker Brian Orakpo with the franchise tag on Monday. SOURCE: Washington Post
Insight: He was one of six players to receive the tag including fellow Pro Bowlers Jimmy Graham and Greg Hardy. Orakpo (60 tackles, ten sacks in 2013) is hoping to sign a contract extension with Washington sometime this offseason.
Fred Davis, TE2/19/2014 4:28:00 PM
Description: Tight end Fred Davis has been suspended indefinitely without pay for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, the Redskins confirmed.
Insight: The suspension was reported as six games back in January, but it's actually much worse. Davis is about to become a free agent and will probably have trouble finding work. This is his second drug-related suspension.
Jordan Reed, TE2/18/2014 6:46:00 PM
Description: Washington tight end Jordan Reed missed the second half of the 2013 season with concussion symptoms but is now fully recovered. SOURCE: Washington Post
Insight: Reed had been on pace for almost 900 yards before his concussion. If Reed stays healthy, he could be a top-five fantasy tight end in 2014.
DeAngelo Hall, CB2/18/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: The Redskins and cornerback DeAngelo Hall have agreed to a four-year extension. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Insight: The deal is worth $17 million. It's clear Hall isn't the same player he was when he earned consecutive Pro Bowl nods in 2005-06. The Redskins will probably regret this contract in a few years.
Kirk Cousins, QB2/6/2014 9:00:00 PM
Description: Despite new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's affinity for Kirk Cousins, it seems unlikely that Cleveland would pursue a trade for the Redskins QB. SOURCE: Cleveland Plain Dealer
Insight: The feeling within the organization is that Brian Hoyer gives the team the best chance to win. Assuming Robert Griffin III returns to his pre-injury self in 2014, Cousins shouldn't be owned in any fantasy leagues.
Kirk Cousins, QB2/2/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: With new Redskins head coach Jay Gruden all in on Robert Griffin III, backup quarterback Kirk Cousins has acknowledged that he's open to being traded. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Cousins could solve Cleveland's quarterback problem, though the Browns will probably have a chance to take a quarterback in the draft with the No. 4 overall pick. Cousins owns a mediocre 68.8 quarterback rating in eight career games. Even if he lands a starting job, Cousins will only be worth owning in two quarterback formats.
Fred Davis, TE1/24/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: Tight end Fred Davis has been suspended six games for violating the league's substance abuse policy. SOURCE: Jason La Canfora, CBS Sports
Insight: It's Davis' second drug-related suspension. This news won't help him find a job in free agency. With Jordan Reed emerging as Washington's top tight end, a reunion with the Redskins seems unlikely.
Robert Griffin III, QB1/9/2014 8:52:00 PM
Description: New Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Robert Griffin III will be his starting quarterback next season. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football Talk
Insight: Gruden said "there will be no competition." With Griffin's job safe, it's possible that Washington will trade backup Kirk Cousins later this offseason. Cousins finished the 2013 season with 4 TD, 7 INT and a 58.3 quarteback rating in five games.
Joshua Morgan, WR12/29/2013 11:39:00 AM
Description: Washington wide receiver Josh Morgan is inactive for Week 17.
Insight: Morgan has done little to warrant attention from fantasy owners. Santana Moss figures to get the start opposite Pierre Garcon.
Brian Orakpo, LB12/24/2013 7:20:00 PM
Description: Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo doesn't sound optimistic about his chances to play Sunday.
Insight: Orakpo is an athletic defender that offenses have to account for but the game with the Giants means nothing in the big scheme of things and with free agency around the corner he may not want to chance it at less than 100 percent.
Pierre Garcon, WRHot12/22/2013 5:32:00 PM
Description: Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon has produced 18 catches, 273 yards and two touchdowns in Kirk Cousins' two starts this season.
Insight: Garcon caught 11 balls for 144 yards and a touchdown on 18 targets Sunday against Dallas. He's been targeted at least 10 times in nine straight games and caught at least five passes in every game this season. His 107 catches on the year are the most in a single season in Redskins history, edging Art Monk's 106 in 1984.
Jordan Reed, TE12/19/2013 7:30:00 PM
Description: The Redskins placed tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) on injured reserve Thursday.
Insight: FOX Sports reported last week that Reed was done for the year, but Washington did not make a move until Thursday. The rookie emerged as one of Robert Griffin III's top targets in the middle of the season, catching 27 balls for 323 yards and two touchdowns from Weeks 7-10 before going down in Week 11.
London Fletcher, LB12/19/2013 10:10:00 AM
Description: Ironman London Fletcher is expected to retire after the season.
Insight: The Redskins linebacker says he's "99 percent certain" that this will be his final season. Incredibly, the 16-year veteran has never missed a game. Sunday's game against Dallas will be his 255th consecutive game. So far, the 38-year-old has logged 98 tackles this season to go along with two sacks and a forced fumble.
Pierre Garcon, WR12/15/2013 5:15:00 PM
Description: Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon had seven catches for 129 yards and a touchdown Sunday at Atlanta.
Insight: Kirk Cousins' first start of the season yielded Garcon's first 100-yard game and touchdown since Nov. 7. He's been targeted 10-plus times in eight straight games.
Kirk Cousins, QB12/15/2013 5:12:00 PM
Description: Redskins QB Kirk Cousins threw for 381 yards and three touchdowns with three turnovers (two INT) Sunday at Atlanta.
Insight: Cousins was facing an Atlanta secondary starting three rookies, but he deserves credit for making some nice throws. He'll have another tasty matchup in Week 16 against Dallas.
Kirk Cousins, QB12/13/2013 9:39:00 AM
Description: Redskins newly-installed starter Kirk Cousins will face a Falcons' secondary with three rookie starters.
Insight: Atlanta will start rookies at both corners (Robert Alford, Desmond Trufant) and at free safety for the injured Thomas DeCoud (Zeke Motta).
Jordan Reed, TE12/12/2013 8:36:00 PM
Description: Washington tight end Jordan Reed is done for the season. SOURCE: Fox Sports
Insight: He hasn't played since suffering a concussion in Week 11. Reed will finish his rookie campaign with 45 catches, 499 yards and three touchdowns. Logan Paulsen will be the team's starting tight end for the rest of the season.
Jordan Reed, TE12/12/2013 2:32:00 PM
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) did not practice again on Thursday after missing Wednesday's session.
Insight: Reed appears to be going backwards after passing concussion tests two weeks ago. He's been a huge asset this season, but this concussion couldn't have come at a worse time for fantasy owners - just as the playoffs were about to begin.
Jordan Reed, TE12/11/2013 5:03:00 PM
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.
Insight: Reed appears to be going backwards after passing concussion tests two weeks ago. He was a late inactive in each of the last two games and is in danger of missing a third straight in Week 15.
Robert Griffin III, QB12/11/2013 3:57:00 PM
Description: An unnamed Redskins player told Jeff Darlington of NFL.com that the risk of re-injury was the explanation Mike Shanahan gave the team for Robert Griffin III's benching.
Insight: Griffin will sit the rest of the season in favor of Kirk Cousins so he can go into the offseason fully healthy. In 13 games, Griffin threw for 3,203 yards with 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and rushed for 489 yards (zero rushing scores). He had 3,200 yards, 20 scores and five picks through the air and 815 yards with seven TDs on the ground over 15 games as a rookie before suffering a torn ACL in the postseason.
Kirk Cousins, QB12/11/2013 10:27:00 AM
Description: According to espn.com, the Redskins will start Kirk Cousins at quarterback Sunday against the Falcons.
Insight: Mike Shanahan has opted to bench Robert Griffin III to keep him healthy for the offseason. after Washington surrendered 24 sacks over the last five games. The 25-year-old Cousins has completed 45-of-73 (61.6%) for 573 yards with four touchdowns and five interceptions during his NFL career and threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns in his lone start. While Atlanta's defense has given up the fourth most fantasy points to opposing QBs, fantasy owners cannot trust Cousins in the fantasy playoffs.
Robert Griffin III, QBCold12/10/2013 8:35:00 PM
Description: Washington owner Daniel Snyder is leaving the decision to bench quarterback Robert Griffin III up to head coach Mike Shanahan. SOURCE: Washington Post
Insight: We expect a decision to be made on Wednesday. If Griffin is benched, the Redskins will turn to Kirk Cousins Sunday in Atlanta. Cousins has completed 12-of-25 passes for 107 yards and two interceptions in parts of two games this season.
Robert Griffin III, QBCold12/9/2013 5:40:00 PM
Description: According to NFL.com's Jeff Darlington, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is considering sitting Robert Griffin III so he doesn't get injured in the last three games.
Insight: Shanahan said he will make a decision Wednesday on his starter for Sunday's game against the Falcons. "If he did get injured, I’d be very disappointed if he wasn’t there in the offseason," Shanahan said. The Washington coach is also on the hot seat, as the Washington Post reported Monday the team is looking into firing him with cause and withholding the remaining money on his contract.
Evan Royster, RB12/8/2013 2:09:00 PM
Description: Washington halfback Evan Royster suffered what looked like a serious ankle injury Sunday against Kansas City.
Insight: He had to be carted off the field. With only three games left on the schedule after this week, it's possible we've seen the last of Royster in 2013.
Jordan Reed, TE12/8/2013 11:35:00 AM
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) practiced Friday, but will not play against Kansas City in Week 14.
Insight: Reed passed concussion tests last week but had a recurrence of headaches and was a late scratch Sunday night against the Giants. Fred Davis and Logan Paulsen will have to cover for him this week against the Chiefs.
Jordan Reed, TE12/6/2013 6:22:00 PM
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) practiced again Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 14 against Kansas City.
Insight: Reed passed concussion tests last week but had a recurrence of headaches and was a late scratch Sunday night against the Giants. He'll likely be a game-time decision for Sunday's 1 p.m. start.
Jordan Reed, TE12/5/2013 5:58:00 PM
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) returned to a limited practice session Thursday.
Insight: Reed passed concussion tests last week but had a recurrence of headaches and was a late scratch Sunday night against the Giants.
Jordan Reed, TE12/1/2013 7:02:00 PM
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Giants after experiencing a pre-game headache. SOURCE: Adam Schefter, ESPN
Insight: Reed was cleared and the team expected him to play, but the late recurrence of symptoms will keep him out. It's a tough break for fantasy owners who waited, as they will be left with Logan Paulsen, Brandon Myers, Zach Miller and Ben Watson as the only replacement options. Miller is the best bet on Monday against the Saints.
Jordan Reed, TE12/1/2013 11:26:00 AM
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) will play Sunday night against the Giants, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Insight: Reed put in limited practices all week after missing Monday's game against San Francisco due to a concussion. Foxsports.com reported Saturday night that Reed had been cleared to play and would be active barring a recurrence of headaches Sunday.
Jordan Reed, TE11/28/2013 1:08:00 PM
Description: According to John Keim of espn.com, Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) is confident he'll play Sunday night against the Giants.
Insight: Reed has returned to practice this week after missing Monday's game against San Francisco due to a concussion. He should be able to play and is a top-10 tight end.
Jordan Reed, TE11/27/2013 1:23:00 PM
Description: Washington tight end Jordan Reed returned to practice on Wednesday. SOURCE: Grant Paulsen, 106.7 The Fan
Insight: It was only on a limited basis. Reed sat out Monday's game because of a concussion. In his absence, Washington tight ends combined for no catches. If Reed ends up being a game-time decision, you're probably better off going with someone else as the Redskins don't play until 8:30 on Sunday night.
Darrel Young, FB11/25/2013 9:28:00 AM
Description: Washington fullback Darrell Young is listed as questionable for Monday's game against San Francisco due to a hamstring injury.
Insight: Young has been limited in practice, but the team is leaning toward letting him play Monday night. He's getting no yards, but he has scored four times in the last three games.
Jordan Reed, TE11/23/2013 1:40:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) will not play Monday against San Francisco.
Insight: The Redskins did fantasy owners a favor by ruling Reed out early rather than waiting until Sunday night or Monday when there would have been few alternatives available. Fred Davis likely will be active for the first time since October, but there are probably better options on the wire.
Jordan Reed, TE11/22/2013 4:50:00 PM
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) missed practice Friday, according to John Keim of espn.com.
Insight: Reed will have to gain clearance from the NFL before playing Monday, but he does have one extra day for his condition to improve. That also means owners who leave Reed in the lineup won't have other viable options Monday if he isn't cleared. If Reed is out, Fred Davis will be active for the first time since Oct. 13.
Jordan Reed, TE11/21/2013 3:56:00 PM
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) missed another practice Thursday. his second in a row this week.
Insight: Reed will have to gain clearance from the NFL before playing Monday, but he does have one extra day for his condition to improve. That also means owners who leave Reed in the lineup won't have other viable options Monday if he isn't cleared.
Jordan Reed, TE11/20/2013 6:06:00 PM
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.
Insight: Reed will have to gain clearance from the NFL before playing Monday, but he does have one extra day for his condition to improve. That also means owners who leave Reed in the lineup won't have other viable options Monday if he isn't cleared.
Leonard Hankerson, WR11/20/2013 3:49:00 PM
Description: It's official. Washington receiver Leonard Hankerson is headed for season-ending surgery on his left knee. SOURCE: John Keim, ESPN
Insight: As if beating San Francisco on Monday night wasn't a daunting enough task already. Hankerson's absence only makes things harder for an offense that has struggled to get out of its own way in recent weeks. The Redskins already have more losses than last season and it's only Week 12.
Leonard Hankerson, WR11/18/2013 8:53:00 PM
Description: Redskins wideout Leonard Hankerson could be headed for surgery on his injured knee. SOURCE: Chris Russell, ESPN Radio 980
Insight: Hankerson suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia. Obviously, surgery would put an end to his season. In ten games this season, Hankerson has 30 catches for 375 yards and three touchdowns.
Jordan Reed, TE11/18/2013 3:27:00 PM
Description: Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed suffered a concussion Sunday against the Eagles and will have to pass the league's protocols before he can play in Week 12.
Insight: Washington plays the San Francisco on Monday Night Football, giving Reed one extra day. He's been a nice surprise since winning the job from Fred Davis.
Jordan Reed, TE11/17/2013 3:17:00 PM
Description: Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed suffered a concussion Sunday against the Eagles and will not return, according to John Keim of ESPN.com.
Insight: Reed has become a top-five fantasy tight end this season, but the entire Redskins passing offense was a bust in Week 11. Reed had one catch for 12 yards in the game.
Jordan Reed, TE11/17/2013 3:09:00 PM
Description: Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed (head) is being checked for a concussion and his return is questionable.
Insight: Reed has become a top-five fantasy tight end this season, but had just one catch for 12 yards before the injury.
Pierre Garcon, WR11/17/2013 1:23:00 PM
Description: Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon left the game against Philadelphia on the first drive of the game with an apparent leg injury, but has returned to the game.
Insight: Garcon was tackled on an end around and crawled off the field. He was hot coming into the game with 291 yards over the past two contests.
Pierre Garcon, WR11/17/2013 1:08:00 PM
Description: Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon left the game against Philadelphia on the first drive of the game with an apparent leg injury.
Insight: Garcon was tackled on an end around and crawled off the field. He was hot coming into the game with 291 yards over the past two contests.
Alfred Morris, RBHot11/8/2013 5:14:00 PM
Description: Washington tailback Alfred Morris is averaging 5.2 yards per carry this season, up from 4.8 as a rookie. His carries per game are down from 20.9 to 17.7, but he's still on pace for 1,467 rushing yards and nine scores.
Insight: The potential is there for more touchdowns, as Washington has consistently worked the ball inside the 10-yard line recently. However, for some reason Morris hasn't been the preferred option. Roy Helu had three scores in Week 7, fullback Darrel Young had three in Week 9 and QB Robert Griffin III's three passing scores Thursday night came from one, eight and 11 yards out. Look for Washington's lead back to get more scoring chances in the final seven games.
Pierre Garcon, WRHot11/8/2013 5:09:00 PM
Description: Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon has recorded 291 receiving yards on 14 catches (20.8 ypc) his last two games.
Insight: Garcon had 47 catches over his first seven games, but he averaged just 10.9 ypc. He has 61 catches, 803 yards and three touchdowns on 99 targets in nine games after hauling in seven balls for 119 yards and a touchdown Thursday night against the Vikings. That puts him on pace for 108 catches, 1,428 yards and five scores this season.
Pierre Garcon, WR11/3/2013 5:10:00 PM
Description: Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon had a season-high 172 receiving yards on seven catches Sunday against the Chargers.
Insight: Garcon came in with 512 yards on 47 catches, an average of just 10.9 ypc. He has been heavily targeted this season, drawing 89 targets in eight games, but Washington doesn't often throw the ball in the red zone so he has only two touchdowns.
Alfred Morris, RB11/3/2013 5:08:00 PM
Description: Washington tailback Alfred Morris gashed San Diego for 121 yards on 25 carries and found the end zone once in Week 9.
Insight: His day could have been much better, the Washington ran fullback Darrel Young for three short scores. It's the second time this season someone other than Morris has scored three rushing touchdowns in a game for Washington.
Robert Griffin III, QB11/3/2013 5:04:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III threw for 291 yards and an interception and rushed for 17 yards on six carries in Week 9 against the Chargers.
Insight: The Redskins moved the football just fine against San Diego but opted to run the ball most of the time when they neared the end zone. All four of Washington's TDs came on the ground.
Robert Griffin III, QB11/3/2013 12:03:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III (knee) is active for Week 9 as expected..
Insight: Griffin left Sunday's game with an injury to his left knee, which is not the one he hurt last season, but it was a precautionary move. he could have a big game against the Chargers pass defense which is yielding almost 275 ypg through the air.
Fred Davis, TECold11/3/2013 11:33:00 AM
Description: Redskins tight end Fred Davis is inactive for Week 9 against San Diego.
Insight: Davis is no longer fantasy worthy with Jordan Reed having emerged as the team's No. 1 tight end.
Robert Griffin III, QB10/30/2013 4:58:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III (knee) fully participated in Wednesday's practice.
Insight: Griffin left Sunday's game with an injury to his left knee, which is not the one he hurt last season, but it was a precautionary move. Prepare to have him in Week 9 against the Chargers.
Robert Griffin III, QB10/28/2013 3:30:00 PM
Description: Washington coach Mike Shanahan said QB Robert Griffin III is fine and expects him to practice Wednesday as always.
Insight: Kirk Cousins finished Sunday's game against Denver after a ugly three and a half quarters from RGIII (15-of-30 for 132 yards 1 TD, 2 INTs).
Robert Griffin III, QB10/27/2013 7:36:00 PM
Description: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III appears to be done for the day after injuring his left knee late in Sunday's game at Denver.
Insight: Kirk Cousins has come on to take his place. Griffin had an absolutely brutal game, committing three turnovers while throwing for a season-low 132 passing yards. Griffin was only being held out as a precaution so he should be back for next week's game against the Chargers.
Jordan Reed, TE10/23/2013 4:15:00 PM
Description: Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed (hip) returned to a full practice Wednesday.
Insight: Reed had nine catches, 134 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bears but also suffered a hip pointer during the game. The tight end and has passed Fred Davis on the depth chart and should be considered a TE1 going forward.
Fred Davis, TECold10/21/2013 9:31:00 PM
Description: The Redskins are looking to trade tight end Fred Davis. SOURCE: NBC's Pro Football Talk
Insight: Jordan Reed has emerged as the team's No. 1 tight end, which makes Davis expendable. Davis has just three catches for 25 yards this season.
Brandon Meriweather, S10/21/2013 9:23:00 PM
Description: Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has been suspended two games by the NFL for repeatedly putting other players in danger with his illegal hits.
Insight: Meriweather has been testing the league's patience for years with his constant head-hunting. The two-time Pro Bowler has been fined at least four times throughout his career. Bears wideout Brandon Marshall even suggested that Meriweather should be removed from the sport altogether. We'll see if the two-game ban changes Meriweather's reckless style of play in the future.
Jordan Reed, TE10/21/2013 4:06:00 PM
Description: Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed exploded for nine catches, 134 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bears, but also suffered a hip pointer during the game.
Insight: Reed may miss some time in practice, but coach Mike Shanahan believes he'll be ok for Week 8 at Denver. Reed surpassed veteran Fred Davis as the team's top tight end earlier this season. The 23-year-old should be considered a TE1 going forward.
Jordan Reed, TE10/20/2013 6:07:00 PM
Description: Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed exploded for nine catches, 134 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bears.
Insight: Reed surpassed Fred Davis as the team's top tight end weeks ago and went off in Week 7 with Davis on the sidelines as a healthy inactive. The 23-year-old should be considered a TE1 going forward.
Roy Helu Jr., RB10/20/2013 6:04:00 PM
Description: Redskins running back Roy Helu rushed for touchdowns of 14, 3 and 3 yards Sunday against the Bears.
Insight: Alfred Morris was still the workhorse, getting 19 carries and taking them for 95 yards, but Washington curiously went with Helu near the goal line. Helu has rushed for at least 41 yards in three straight games with four TDs in that span and is suddenly on the flex radar.
Robert Griffin III, QB10/20/2013 6:00:00 PM
Description: Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III finally broke out with 298 yards and two touchdowns through the air and 84 yards on the ground Sunday against the Bears.
Insight: The Redskins have opened up their playbook to include more quarterback runs and Griffin has also been more willing to scramble when plays break down the last two weeks. He has rushed for 161 yards on 20 carries in that span. Fantasy owners should feel confident starting Griffin III as a QB1 in Week 8 at Denver.
Fred Davis, TE10/20/2013 12:17:00 PM
Description: Redskins tight end Fred Davis is a healthy inactive Sunday against the Bears.
Insight: Davis was surpassed on the depth chart by Jordan Reed and can be dropped in all fantasy leagues. Reed is a sleeper tight end option this week.
Robert Griffin III, QBCold10/16/2013 9:53:00 PM
Description: According to the Washington Times, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III thinks he needs to run more to help the team get back into the NFC playoff race. Griffin had his best game on the ground all season Sunday night against Dallas, running for 77 yards on nine carries (he had 72 rushing yards total in the first four games).
Insight: We now have to worry more about RGIII's throwing. After passing for 649 yards with five touchdowns in the first two games, Griffin has just 799 yards, one touchdown and two picks his last three games. The Redskins passing offense looked out of sync Sunday night, with protection schemes breaking down and RGIII failing to show consistent accuracy. He's a risky quarterback option in Week 7 against the Bears.
Jordan Reed, TE10/11/2013 6:56:00 PM
Description: Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (quad) and Fred Davis (ankle) are probable for Week 6 against the Cowboys.
Insight: Reed caught 13 passes on 15 targets for 106 yards and a touchdown in the first three games but missed Week 4. He's a better fantasy option than Davis, who has three catches on seven targets in his three games.
Alfred Morris, RB10/9/2013 3:06:00 PM
Description: Washington tailback Alfred Morris (rib contusion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice and should be ready to go for Week 6.
Insight: Morris said "it's annoying," but the team will give him additional padding to protect his injured rib. Last year's No. 2 rusher in the NFL should see his regular workload Sunday against Dallas.
Alfred Morris, RB10/8/2013 10:42:00 AM
Description: Redskins tailback Alfred Morris (rib contusion) was a full participant in Monday's practice and is expected to be ready to go Sunday.
Insight: X-rays were negative and Morris owners shouldn't be concerned since he had an extra week to get over the injury. Start him as always.
Alfred Morris, RB10/1/2013 11:44:00 AM
Description: Redskins tailback Alfred Morris exited Sunday's game against the Raiders with a rib contusion, but says he'll be ready when the team returns to the field following their bye week.
Insight: X-rays were negative and Morris' owners should not be concerned.
Logan Paulsen, TE9/30/2013 11:55:00 AM
Description: Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen injured his knee and left the stadium wearing a brace, according to a Washington Post report.
Insight: Paulsen was starting because of injuries to Fred Davis and Jordan Reed. Niles Paul is the healthiest tight end available until Reed or Davis return, but his fantasy value is minimal.
Alfred Morris, RB9/29/2013 6:59:00 PM
Description: Redskins tailback Alfred Morris exited Sunday's game against the Raiders with a rib contusion.
Insight: Morris retreated to the locker room and reemerged in the fourth quarter without his shoulder pads or jersey on. He's done for the day. He had 71 yards on 16 carries.
Jordan Reed, TE9/27/2013 4:06:00 PM
Description: Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed (quad) did not practice again on Friday and is not expected to be available for the Week 4 game with Oakland, according to Redskins beat writer Grant Paulsen.
Insight: Reed five catches on six targets for 50 yards in Week 3 with Davis sidelined. Fred Davis and Logan Paulsen will likely share the tight end role.
Jordan Reed, TE9/26/2013 4:06:00 PM
Description: Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed (quad) did not practice Thursday for the second straight day, while Fred Davis (ankle) was limited again.
Insight: Reed five catches on six targets for 50 yards in Week 3 with Davis sidelined, but he's questionable for Week 4. Davis is more likely to play, but fantasy owners should just steer clear of this situation. Davis has averaged 3.0 receptions, 4.1 targets and 38.9 yards while catching zero touchdowns in nine career games with Robert Griffin III at quarterback.
Robert Griffin III, QBCold9/22/2013 6:40:00 PM
Description: Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had a terrible day in Week 3 against the Lions. He threw for 326 yards, but was picked off and lost a fumble.
Insight: Griffin's two best plays of the day ended up as negatives. He threw what was a 50-plus-yard touchdown to Aldrick Robinson in the fourth quarter to put Washington ahead, but the play was overturned after a review showed that Robinson bobbled the ball. He also finally busted off a big run, gaining 21 yards, but he dove forward without being touched and fumbled the ball when he hit the ground. Griffin has thrown for at least 320 yards in three straight games, but he hasn't been himself at all.
Brian Orakpo, LB9/22/2013 1:48:00 PM
Description: Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo, who left the game against Detroit with a head injury, has returned to the game.
Insight: Orakpo is an athletic defender that offenses have to account for and is a welcome sight now that he's back in the lineup for Washington fans.
Brian Orakpo, LB9/22/2013 1:40:00 PM
Description: Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo has left the game against Detroit with a head injury and is questionable to return.
Insight: Orakpo is an athletic defender that offenses have to account for, so this injury will hurt the Redskins' defense which can ill-afford to be short-handed.
Kai Forbath, K9/22/2013 12:13:00 PM
Description: Washington kicker Kai Forbath will miss his second consecutive game Sunday with a groin injury.
Insight: His replacement, John Potter, was 0-for-1 last week on field goals, missing a 50-plus yarder.
Fred Davis, TECold9/22/2013 11:46:00 AM
Description: Redskins tight end Fred Davis (ankle) is out Sunday.
Insight: Davis fully participated in practice all week but was added to the injury report Saturday. Fantasy owners can ignore Davis, who has just two catches this season, and his backup Jordan Reed.
Fred Davis, TECold9/21/2013 8:02:00 PM
Description: Redskins tight end Fred Davis (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game.
Insight: Davis fully participated in practice all week but was added to the injury report Saturday. Fantasy owners can ignore Davis even if he plays after he was benched in Week 2 for missing blocking assignments. He only has two catches in two games.
Leonard Hankerson, WR9/20/2013 1:49:00 PM
Description: Washington receiver Leonard Hankerson injured his groin in Friday's practice and has been added to the injury report, according to beat reporter Chris Russell.
Insight: Hankerson had a big Week 1 with a pair of scores and 80 yards on five catches, but returned to earth against Green Bay with three receptions for 35 yards. Pierre Garcon is still the number one receiving option, but Josh Morgan might be next if Hankerson is inactive.
Robert Griffin III, QBCold9/18/2013 6:05:00 PM
Description: Clearly, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III hasn't been himself this season. Teammate Pierre Garcon thinks it's because of the knee brace he's been wearing. SOURCE: John Keim, ESPN
Insight: Griffin has thrown for a ton of yards this year but most of them have come in garbage time. Even more troubling is the fact that Griffin has only rushed for 25 yards in his first two contests. When asked about Griffin on a radio appearance, Garcon remarked, "Robert obviously can't run as fast as he did last year because of his knee brace ... I don't know how much it weighs, exactly, but you always think about it when you have it on there." Griffin refuted Garcon's claim, stating, "If teams give us the QB runs, then we'll take it. If they're not giving it to us, then we can't just run those plays." The Redskins will try to avoid starting the season 0-3 Sunday when they host Detroit.
Jordan Reed, TE9/18/2013 12:12:00 PM
Description: Redskins rookie tight end Jordan Reed saw more playing time than starter Fred Davis in Week 2 against Green Bay.
Insight: Davis miss some blocks and was benched and the team could decide to "go with youth." Reed has eight receptions for 56 yards and a score in two games.
Fred Davis, TECold9/18/2013 12:09:00 PM
Description: Redskins tight end Fred Davis was benched in Sunday's game versus Green Bay and ended up playing just 16 of 61 snaps.
Insight: Third-round rookie Jordan Reed was on the field for 29 plays. Davis caught one ball for three yards and while Reed wasn't much better, but he could be the guy going forward.
Pierre Garcon, WR9/15/2013 6:06:00 PM
Description: Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon saw 13 targets and finished with 143 yards and a touchdown on eight catches Sunday at Green Bay.
Insight: Leonard Hankerson caught two second-half touchdowns in Week 1 but Garcon is the undisputed No. 1 receiver on this team.
Robert Griffin III, QB9/15/2013 6:01:00 PM
Description: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III rebounded from a second straight poor first half to finish with 320 yards and three touchdowns Sunday at Green Bay.
Insight: Griffin has thrown for zero first-half touchdowns and five second-half scores through two games. If the Redskins' defense doesn't get things together, Griffin will be able to continue to compile gaudy garbage-time stats.
Brandon Meriweather, S9/15/2013 2:15:00 PM
Description: Brandon Meriweather has indeed suffered a concussion.
Insight: Obviously, he won't be returning. Right now, however, Washington's priority should be on scoring. They're down 24-0 and it isn't even half time yet.
Brandon Meriweather, S9/15/2013 1:57:00 PM
Description: Well, that didn't take long. Injury-prone Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather is already out with a head or neck injury.
Insight: He banged his helmet on Packers running back James Starks in the second quarter. This has concussion written all over it.
Brandon Meriweather, S9/15/2013 11:44:00 AM
Description: Washington strong safety Brandon Meriweather is active for Sunday's matchup against the Packers.
Insight: He sat out Week 1 because of a groin injury. Meriweather collected 12 interceptions in his final three seasons with New England but hasn't recorded one since (12 games for Chicago and Washington).
Kai Forbath, K9/15/2013 11:36:00 AM
Description: Washington kicker Kai Forbath will miss Sunday's game with a groin injury.
Insight: The Redskins re-signed John Potter, who was with the team during training camp. Potter shouldn't be started in fantasy with rainy conditions expected Sunday at Green Bay.
Kai Forbath, K9/14/2013 12:52:00 PM
Description: Washington kicker Kai Forbath is dealing with a sore groin, so the team has signed another kicker for insurance.
Insight: The Redskins have signed John Potter. Potter spent training camp and the preseason with Washington and has a big leg. He kicked off in six games for Buffalo last season but has yet to attempt a field goal in the NFL.
Kai Forbath, K9/13/2013 2:56:00 PM
Description: Washington kicker Kai Forbath is questionable in Week 2 with a sore groin and the team is working out kickers, according to beat reporter Brian McNally.
Insight: Be prepared to pick up another kicker if Forbath is your only current option.
Robert Griffin III, QB9/9/2013 10:55:00 PM
Description: Robert Griffin III overcame a dismal first half to finish with 329 yards and two touchdowns Monday in a season-opening loss to Philadelphia.
Insight: Griffin looked tentative at first and his passes weren't crisp at all. It didn't help that his offensive line was committing endless penalties and putting him in awful field position. The light bulb seemed to come on for him in the fourth though as the Redskins trimmed the Eagles lead to six with a minute remaining. Griffin's knee looked fine and he was able to run for 24 yards on five carries.
Brandon Meriweather, S9/9/2013 11:53:00 AM
Description: Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather is questionable for Monday's game against Philadelphia with a groin injury. He'll be a game-time decision.
Insight: The Redskins would likely start Reed Doughty at strong safety if Meriweather can't go.
Pierre Garcon, WR9/3/2013 8:42:00 PM
Description: According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon said that his injured right toe is fully healed.
Insight: Garcon tore ligaments in his right foot during Week 1 last season and dealt with the injury the entire season, but he finished strong and has WR1 upside this season as Robert Griffin III's top target.
Robert Griffin III, QB9/2/2013 4:34:00 PM
Description: According to ProFootballTalk.com, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has confirmed that Robert Griffin III (knee) will start in Week 1 against the Eagles.
Insight: We already knew the quarterback had been cleared by Dr. James Andrews, but Shanahan waited on making the official announcement. Philadelphia has major defensive concerns and likely will be a bottom-five unit this season, so fantasy owners should have no qualms about starting Griffin Monday night.
Robert Griffin III, QB8/30/2013 4:34:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN's Trey Wingo, the concerns Dr. James Andrews has about Robert Griffin III are less about the health of his knee and more about how the team plans to use him.
Insight: RGIII tweeted that he was fully cleared to start Week 1 on Thursday, but coach Mike Shanahan said Friday that Dr. Andrews still has a "couple of concerns." Apparently, those concerns are about Washington's plans to run a similar system to last season. Griffin is absolutely worth the risk for fantasy owners regardless of any concerns.
Roy Helu, RB8/28/2013 11:03:00 AM
Description: Washington running back Roy Helu has grabbed the No. 2 spot behind starter Alfred Morris, according to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
Insight: The Redskins running back situation is easy - a rare feat when Mike Shanahan is your coach. Alfred Morris is the starter and star and Helu is his backup and handcuff.
Robert Griffin III, QB8/28/2013 10:58:00 AM
Description: According to ESPN, Washington QB Robert Griffin III has been named the starter for September 9th's season opener against Philadelphia.
Insight: RG3 was a star in his rookie season (3,200 yards passing, 20 TDs, 5 INTs, 826 yards rushing 7 TDs) and he should be one again in 2013. Griffin III recently said that he is completely recovered from offseason knee surgery.
Robert Griffin III, QB8/27/2013 8:55:00 PM
Description: Washington QB Robert Griffin III said Tuesday that he felt fully recovered from his knee injury.
Insight: "I would say I'm 100 percent, but you can't put a number on it," RGIII told ESPN 980's Kevin Sheehan. "No one ever knows when they are 100 percent or what percentage they're playing at. The biggest thing is, I'm not below 100 percent." Griffin also said he remains just as fast as he was before tearing multiple ligaments in his right knee. "If I had to run a 40 today at the combine in my underwear, I feel like I could run a 4.3-something."
Donte Stallworth, WR8/26/2013 5:56:00 PM
Description: The Redskins parted ways with wide receiver Donte' Stallworth on Monday. SOURCE: Albert Breer, NFL.com
Insight: Stallworth struggled with a hamstring problem early on in camp and never fully recovered. The 32-year-old is quickly running out of options.
Kirk Cousins, QB8/26/2013 2:10:00 PM
Description: Washington backup QB Kirk Cousins (sprained foot) said he would be ready for Week 1.
Insight: Cousins only has fantasy value as the handcuff to Robert Griffin III, but given the seriousness of RGIII's injury and the fact he won't play in the preseason, owners must roster Cousins.
Kirk Cousins, QB8/20/2013 2:10:00 PM
Description: Washington QB Kirk Cousins sprained his foot Monday against the Steelers, but an MRI came back negative and he should be ready for Week 1.
Insight: Cousins only has fantasy value as the handcuff to Robert Griffin III, but given the seriousness of his injury, owners must roster Cousins or be prepared to spend a middle pick on another quality quarterback.
Kirk Cousins, QB8/19/2013 9:54:00 PM
Description: Washington QB Kirk Cousins sprained his foot Monday against the Steelers.
Insight: Journeyman Rex Grossman has come on in relief of Cousins. Neither player holds much fantasy value behind RG3.
Robert Griffin III, QB8/13/2013 9:10:00 PM
Description: While Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has expressed his frustration with being kept out of the preseason, it has long been assumed he would be ready for Week 1. However, a source with knowledge of the situation says that his availability still hasn't been decided, according to ProFootballTalk.com.
Insight: The franchise quarterback has been limited as the team brings him along slowly in his return from torn knee ligaments, but he has said there's "no doubt" he'll play Week 1. However, the source says it's "premature" to talk about Griffin playing Week 1 because the decision ultimately rests with Mike Shanahan.
Robert Griffin III, QB8/12/2013 1:30:00 PM
Description: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he was frustrated with the pace the team is setting for his return and would like to play in the preseason.
Insight: The franchise quarterback has been limited as the team brings him along slowly in his return from torn knee ligaments. He hasn't had any setbacks and should start in Week 1 regardless of whether or not he plays in the preseason.
Robert Griffin III, QB8/11/2013 4:15:00 PM
Description: According to the Washington Post, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's practice activities are expected to increase this week. Griffin publicly asked for that last week.
Insight: A source said Griffin's first 11-on-11 drills will come Tuesday. The quarterback has been limited to 7-on-7 as the team brings him along slowly in his return from torn knee ligaments. He hasn't had any setbacks and will start Week 1.
Evan Royster, RB8/9/2013 2:00:00 PM
Description: Redskins backup running back Evan Royster is fighting for a roster spot and presented a solid case to stay in the first preseason game - 14 carries for 62 yards.
Insight: Last season at this time he was thought of as the front-runner for the starting spot, but rookie Alfred Morris changed all that. Roy Helu appears to be the leader for backup and the receiving role with Royster battling Keiland Williams, Jawan Jamison and Chris Thompson behind him.
Donte Stallworth, WR8/9/2013 12:46:00 PM
Description: Redskins wide receiver Donte' Stallworth is dealing with a hamstring that his slowed him in camp.
Insight: An injury to Stallworth ... that's as rare as finding sand at the beach. He has little-to-no fantasy value even if he makes the final 53-man roster which is questionable.
Evan Royster, RB8/3/2013 11:27:00 AM
Description: Redskins backup running back Evan Royster is fighting for a roster spot, according to a Washington Post report.
Insight: Last season at this time he was thought of as the front-runner for the starting spot, but rookie Alfred Morris changed all that. Roy Helu appears to be the leader for backup and the receiving role with Royster battling Keiland Williams, Jawan Jamison and Chris Thompson behind him.
Fred Davis, TE8/1/2013 6:25:00 PM
Description: Redskins tight end Fred Davis hasn't displayed any ill effects from the ruptured Achilles' tendon that knocked him out for the last nine games of the 2012 season, according to the Washington Post.
Insight: Davis was cleared to practice fully when camp began, and six practices in the Post says he "appears to have recaptured his speed and explosiveness." Prior to his injury, Davis wasn't a favorite target of Robert Griffin III but still was on pace for 54 catches and 742 yards. An already shallow tight end group was decimated further by Aaron Hernandez' arrest and Dennis Pitta's season-ending injury, so Davis could end up being a valuable commodity.
Pierre Garcon, WR7/30/2013 8:07:00 PM
Description: According to beat writer Zac Boyer, Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon has been the team's most reliable receiver in training camp and has erased concerns about the torn tendon in his foot that he suffered last season and the offseason surgery he had to repair a torn labrum.
Insight: Garcon led the Redskins with 633 yards receiving in just 10 games last season and could have a big year as Robert Griffin III's No. 1 target. Garcon is currently going in the late-fifth round in mock drafts.
Robert Griffin III, QB7/29/2013 7:49:00 PM
Description: According to SI.com, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III said he has "no pain" in his surgically repaired right knee.
Insight: Griffin isn't expected to play in any preseason games, but the Redskins might just be able to run their full offense without any restrictions this season. That means RGIII's ADP, which is currently 72.7 in fantasyfootballcalculator.com mock drafts, should continue to rise. He has made an incredibly quick recovery from torn knee ligaments.
Pierre Garcon, WR7/26/2013 7:34:00 PM
Description: Washington receiver Pierre Garcon told ESPN that he thinks the Redskins have a chance to be "the best offense ever."
Insight: Keep dreaming, Pierre. That's not going to happen. The Redskins are good but not 2007 New England Patriots or 1999 St. Louis Rams good. The fact is, the 'Skins have an awesome running back (Alfred Morris) and a rising star at QB in Robert Griffin III but Santana Moss is the only member of Washington's receiving corps who has logged a 1,000-yard season. As it stands now, there are many offenses in the league that are better than the Redskins, though you have to admire Garcon's optimism.
Robert Griffin III, QB7/23/2013 7:43:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (knee) is not expected to play in any preseason games.
Insight: Griffin was cleared to return to practice Monday, but a source said that the team doesn't want to expose Griffin to hits this summer. The 2012 AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year is a steal at his current ADP of 78.2.