The Redskins named QB Dwayne Haskins their starter for the rest of the season. The rookie has looked in over his head so far, although he showed improvement in Buffalo last time out. Regardless, it certainly makes sense for the 1-8 Redskins to get an extended look at Haskins. He'll remain just a low-end QB2 -- and a guy to attack with opposing DSTs.
The forecast for today's Redskins-Bills game calls for winds between 15 and 20 mph with gusts around 30 mph. It won't be as windy as it was last week, but this is still enough to give slight bumps down to the passing and kicking games. Hopefully you were already avoiding Washington's passing game (including Terry McLaurin) in rookie QB Dwayne Haskins' 1st start. QB Josh Allen and WR John Brown remain fine plays on the Buffalo side. We'd try not to use either K in this game.
Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins will start Sunday's game against the Bills. QB Case Keenum was unable to clear concussion protocol. Haskins has looked completely lost in 2 appearances this season, completing just 54.5% of his passes with 0 TDs and 4 INTs. He's nowhere near a fantasy option and is a big downgrade for WR Terry McLaurin. The Bills DST is an elite Week 9 fantasy play.
Redskins QB Case Keenum sustained a concussion in the 1st half of Thursday night's game in Minnesota. Rookie QB Dwayne Haskins will be under center for the final 30 minutes. We'll track Keenum's progress through the protocol. It's his 2nd documented concussion.
Redskins QB Case Keenum was benched in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Giants after completing 6 of 11 passes for 37 yards and an INT. Rookie QB Dwayne Haskins has entered for Washington and figures to be under center the rest of today -- and probably the rest of the season.
Redskins HC Jay Gruden named QB Case Keenum his Week 1 starter on Sunday. This has been the expectation for a while now. Keenum hasn't been great this preseason, completing just 53.3% of his passes, averaging 7.1 yards per attempt and tossing 1 TD and 0 INTs. But rookie QB Dwayne Haskins didn't quite do enough to prove ready, completing 53.7% of his attempts with a 7.3-yard average, 1 TD and 2 INTs -- against mostly backup defenses. The rookie still figures to take over at some point this season, but this is a situation to avoid in fantasy drafts.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that "all signs" are pointing to QB Case Keenum winning Washington's starting job to open the year, citing chats with multiple sources. That goes along with recent rumors and comes as no big surprise. Keenum looks like he'll offer a steadier hand for Washington wideouts in fantasy football. We'd bet on rookie Dwayne Haskins overtaking him at some point this season, though. Neither QB should be in your fantasy plans unless you play in a 2-QB or superflex league.
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.
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