Washington OC Matt Cavanaugh told CSN Mid Atlantic recently that RB Rob Kelley "obviously has earned" the right to remain the team's lead back heading into this season. It's not surprising to find the incumbent getting the 1st shot there. But Cavanaugh's wording seems a bit strong for a player who reached 80 yards just 3 times last year. Kelley was solid overall, including rankings of 17th and 15th in Football Outsiders' main rushing efficiency metrics. Pro Football Focus graded him 26th among RBs. But Kelley was a dud as a pass-blocker. And he averaged 4.0 yards per carry across a 4-year Tulane career that never saw him reach 100 attempts in a season. Samaje Perine looks like the highest-upside fantasy back in Washington right now. If you own Kelley in dynasty, we'd recommend trying to sell before he does lose the starting job.

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Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday night’s game against the Raiders. He put in 3 limited practices this week. We’re expecting Kelley to play, but he’s a risky fantasy starter at less than 100%.

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. That would seem to put him on track to play against the Raiders on Sunday night. The rib issue adds risk to his Week 3 fantasy outlook, but we'd expect Kelley to operate as Washington's lead back after RB Samaje Perine struggled last Sunday.

Redskins HC Jay Gruden said Monday that RB Rob Kelley is dealing with a rib cartilage injury. That's much better than a fracture. Gruden labeled Kelley "day-to-day." It sounds like he has a shot to play against the Raiders on Sunday night.

Redskins HC Jay Gruden said after Sunday's win over the Rams that RB Rob Kelley might have a fractured rib. We should get confirmation tomorrow. With Kelley sidelined, rookie RB Samaje Perine took 21 carries -- but totaled just 67 yards.

Redskins RB Rob Kelley is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Rams with a rib injury. He was rolling before the injury, taking 12 carries for 78 yards. We'll update Kelley's status when we learn more.

UPDATE: Kelley was ruled out for the rest of the game at halftime.

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