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It turns out Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson tore his LCL and ACL last weekend.  Doctors discovered the ACL damage when they went in for surgery today.  Hankerson is expected to be sidelined 7-9 months, according to HC Mike Shanahan.  He'll miss most of the offseason but should be ready for training camp.

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Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson needs surgery on the LCL injury he suffered this past weekend and is done for the season.  Hankerson turned in an uneven 3rd season.  He caught 5 balls in 3 games but finished another 4 with 2 or fewer.  He matched a career high with 3 TDs, but 2 of those came in the opener.  Don't be surprised in Washington looks to upgrade its #2 WR spot this offseason.  Hankerson isn't getting it done.  WRs Santana Moss, Josh Morgan and Aldrick Robinson figure to fill in for Hankerson by committee the rest of the way.  None of them is a recommended fantasy add.

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Redskins HC Mike Shanahan said that WR Leonard Hankerson might need surgery to repair the LCL injury he suffered on Sunday.  It sounds like the team is still awaiting more test results and/or a 2nd opinion.  Either way, Hankerson is clearly dealing with a significant injury and will likely miss multiple weeks.  He can be dropped in fantasy leagues.  WRs Santana Moss, Josh Morgan and Aldrick Robinson could all see increased playing time with Hankerson out, but none of those guys are worth starting consideration in fantasy.

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Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson suffered a knee injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game.  He's considered doubtful to return.

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Washington WR Leonard Hankerson hurt a hamstring in Sunday's OT win over the Chargers.  But HC Mike Shanahan said Monday he expects the wideout to be fine for Thursday night's meeting with the Vikings.  Hankerson caught 5 passes amid 6 targets in Week 9, his largest reception tally since the season opener.  He caught 4 total passes over the 3 previous games, though, and has found the end zone just once since Week 1.

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10 months ago

Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson (foot) is active for today's game against the Broncos.  He'd be a better fantasy flier if he was at 100%.

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Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson (foot) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Broncos.  He sat out Wednesday but put in limited workouts on Thursday and Friday.  Hankerson will likely play this weekend, but he’s just a desperation fantasy flier.

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Redskins insider Mike Jones believes WR Leonard Hankerson is "pulling away" from WR Josh Morgan in the battle for the #2 spot.  The Week 3 snap counts support that.  Hankerson played 54 snaps against the Lions, while Morgan was on the field for just 24.  Hankerson saw 7 targets but caught just 3 for 21 yards.  He's worth monitoring but isn't yet a fantasy option.

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11 months ago

Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson (groin) is active for today's game against the Lions.  He tweaked his groin in Friday's practice, so it's unclear if he'll be a full-go today.  Hankerson shouldn't be in fantasy lineups.

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Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson injured his groin during Friday's practice. He's listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Lions. Hankerson expects to play, but he shouldn't be in fantasy lineups.

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Redskins HC Mike Shanahan was impressed by WR Leonard Hankerson's 2013 debut, especially his route-running.  “He needs some playing time," Shanny said. "He’s got to have some consistency, like he did [Monday] night to make those plays. He did a great job in the red zone. He ran an excellent route. What a lot of people don’t see is the route’s he is running and when he doesn’t get the ball and he’s open. That’s what you are impressed with.”  Hankerson finished with 80 yards and 2 scores on 5 grabs against the Eagles.  Although WR Josh Morgan drew the start opposite WR Pierre Garcon, Hankerson played more snaps than Morgan (44 to 33).  His 6 targets were 3rd among the WR corps, behind Garcon and Santana Moss. Outside of Garcon, Hankerson has the most fantasy upside among Redskins WRs.  We're not ready to call him a starting option yet, but he's certainly worth monitoring.

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Redskins HC Mike Shanahan says WR Leonard Hankerson has played "well enough to earn a starting job."  We thought he did enough this summer to be a Week 1 starter.  Regardless, Hankerson is there now.  He drew his first start of the year on Sunday, finishing with 4 catches on 7 targets for 56 yards.  He'll play alongside Josh Morgan until Pierre Garcon returns from his foot injury.  Then, Hankerson and Garcon will start, knocking Morgon down the depth chart.  Hankerson is a talented 6'2, 211-pounder who flashed big-time ability in limited action last year.  Remember that he exploded for 106 yards in Week 10 before suffering a season-ending injury.  A starting WR on an explosive passing game, Hankerson has plenty of upside going forward.  Grab him if he's available in your league.

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Redskins beat writer Rich Campbell "wonders" whether WR Leonard Hankerson will be a healthy scratch for Week 1.  In that case, WR Dezmon Briscoe would take his spot on the active roster, according to Campbell.  It's a puzzling comment considering Hankerson was expected to serve as Washington's #2 WR this season.  He only made 4 grabs in preseason action, though, while Briscoe went for 117 yards and 2 scores.  We're guessing Hankerson will see more action on Sunday, but neither guy will be a recommended fantasy option.

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