When asked this week whether rookie QB Dwayne Haskins is a serious contender to open the season as the starter, HC Jay Gruden said, "He's put enough out there on tape to say he deserves a shot, without a doubt," according to ESPN's John Keim. Gruden went on to talk about the "wow" plays and traits Haskins has already displayed. He also indicated that how well Haskins continues to learn and retains information during the break before training camp will be key. At this point, we'd bet on Haskins opening as the starter. But the situation will certainly be worth watching. He doesn't look like much of a 2019 redraft factor, but Haskins should increase the upside for Washington pass-catchers in fantasy football over what Case Keenum or Colt McCoy would provide.
The Redskins nabbed Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins with the 15th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. Haskins was just a 1-year starter at Ohio State … but it was a super impressive year. He completed 70% of his passes and set Big Ten records with 4,831 yards and 50 TDs. Haskins did a lot of damage on short and intermediate throws — his 9.1 average depth of target ranked 42nd in this draft class, per Pro Football Focus — but he also finished with the 8th best passer rating on throws 20+ yards downfield. Haskins’ 77.1% adjusted completion rate was 5th best in the class. He’s not going to boost his fantasy value with his legs, but Haskins has the size (6’3, 231 lbs.) and arm to stick as a long-term NFL starter. Despite his relative inexperience, Haskins has a good shot to win Washington’s Week 1 starting job over Case Keenum and Colt McCoy.
The Broncos have traded QB Case Keenum and a 2020 7th-round pick to the Redskins in exchange for a 2020 6th-rounder. Denver will also pay half of Keenum's $7 million 2019 salary. It's a cheap acquisition for Washington but doesn't solve the team's QB problem. Keenum's impressive 2016 campaign with the Vikings looks like a major outlier. He completed 58.4% of his passes and averaged 6.7 yards per attempt over the 5 prior seasons. Then he completed 62.3% with a 6.6-yard average and 15 INTs as the Broncos' starter last year. With QB Alex Smith (leg) unlikely to play in 2019, Keenum is the favorite to start for Washington for now. We'll see if the 'Skins add anything else to the QB room.
Redskins QB Colt McCoy injured his lower right leg in the 2nd quarter of Monday night's game against the Eagles. He headed back to the locker room for x-rays and is questionable to return. QB Mark Sanchez, signed just 2 weeks ago, has replaced McCoy.
Update: McCoy has a fractured right fibula and will miss the rest of the season, according to ESPN's Lisa Salters.
Redskins HC Jay Gruden said Thursday that QB Kirk Cousins will start this weekend's game against the Cowboys but added that how much he plays is "still to be determined." We'd be surprised if Cousins played more than a half. QB Colt McCoy figures to handle mop-up duty. Neither is a Week 17 fantasy option.
Redskins HC Jay Gruden said that QB Robert Griffin is the team's starter "right now." It's a lukewarm endorsement from a coach who benched RG3 last season. Griffin will head to training camp as the favorite to be under center Week 1, but he could lose that spot to Kirk Cousins or Colt McCoy. It's the 1st time in Griffin's NFL career that he's not locked in as the starter. Perhaps that will provide the spark to get RG3's game back on track. We can't consider him anything more than a QB2 gamble in 2015 fantasy drafts. Griffin has been lasting until at least the 14th round in most March MFL10 drafts.
The Redskins have placed QB Colt McCoy (neck) on IR. That leaves the starting job to QB Robert Griffin for the final 2 games against the Eagles and Cowboys. He'll be auditioning to either keep the gig in Washington or land a starting job elsewhere in 2015. RG3 is obviously a risky fantasy play, but there's upside in the positive matchups. He's an intriguing option in DFS tournaments.
Washington HC Jay Gruden said today that QB Robert Griffin III will start Saturday's game against the Eagles. Colt McCoy is expected to miss the game because of the neck injury that knocked him out of Week 15's loss to the Giants. Griffin took 7 sacks and lost a key fumble after taking over for McCoy but also threw for 236 yards and a TD and ran for a season-high 46 yards. You'd have to be in bad shape to use RG3 in a season-long fantasy lineup next weekend, but his matchup with the Eagles could mean some sneaky value in tournaments on daily fantasy sports sites.
Redskins QB Colt McCoy re-injured his neck on the 1st series of Sunday's game against the Giants. He's considered questionable to return. QB Robert Griffin is in the game.
Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) is active and will start today’s game against the Giants. He’s a low-end QB2 in fantasy football.
ESPN's John Keim reports that Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) has received full medical clearance. He'll start against the Giants on Sunday but is just a low-end QB2 in fantasy football.
Redskins QB Colt McCoy (neck) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Giants. He put in a full practice on Friday and is just waiting for full clearance from the docs. McCoy looks like a good bet to be under center this weekend. If not, it’ll be Robert Griffin. Neither guy is a fantasy option.
Redskins QB Colt McCoy took the 1st snap at practice on Wednesday. The strained neck he suffered last weekend obviously isn't a major issue. And at this point, he's the early favorite to start this Sunday's game against the Giants. That's good news for Washington's pass-catchers, especially TE Jordan Reed. McCoy himself isn't a fantasy option.
Washington HC Jay Gruden said Monday that QB Robert Griffin III would start against the Giants in Week 15 if Colt McCoy can't because of the sprained neck he suffered in the loss to the Rams. Gruden refused to say, however, who would start if McCoy's healthy enough to play -- offering only that he doesn't want to rush into the decision. Although the Giants have done nothing special on D this season, no Washington QB looks even slightly attractive for Week 15 in fantasy football.
Redskins HC Jay Gruden said Monday that QB Colt McCoy sprained his neck in the loss to the Rams. "We're going to have some specialists look at it," Gruden added. He also confirmed that Robert Griffin will be back under center if McCoy can't play against the Giants this week. Avoid the Washington QB situation in fantasy football. Alfred Morris owners should be hoping to see RG3 take back over, though. He's been much better with Griffin than McCoy or Kirk Cousins.
Redskins QB Colt McCoy was benched in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Rams. He completed 20 of 32 passes for 199 yards with 0 TDs and 2 INTs. QB Robert Griffin is in the game and could be back under center for Week 15. You're obviously avoiding all Redskins QBs in fantasy football.
ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that there's a "real chance" that Redskins QB Robert Griffin plays again this season. It would make sense for Washington to get another look at RG3 before they make a decision on his pricey option this offseason. Of course, it'd be impossible to trust Griffin in fantasy lineups. And owners of Redskins pass-catchers -- especially TE Jordan Reed -- should probably be hoping Colt McCoy stays under center.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Redskins will start QB Colt McCoy against the Colts on Sunday. QB Robert Griffin has struggled all year in HC Jay Gruden's offense. And it's only gotten worse the past 2 weeks, with Griffin totaling just 313 yards with 1 TD and 2 INTs. According to Schefter, though, RG3 "still appears to be a significant part of the Redskins' long-term plan ... Washington is hitting the reset button, though it might not last long." It sounds like the QB situation might be a week-to-week ordeal the rest of the way. But considering RG3 has a $16 million team option in 2015, we wouldn't consider him a lock to be back with the 'Skins next season. Avoid both Washington QBs for the rest of this year.
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