Rob Kelley Fantasy Football News 2018

The Redskins stopped LSU RB Derrius Guice’s slide, taking him with the 59th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. Guice reportedly slipped due to a bad pre-draft process which included missing meetings and workouts. Off-field stuff aside, he’s a borderline 1st-round talent. Guice was uber-productive on the ground for the Tigers, totaling 3,074 yards and 29 TDs on a 6.5 yards-per-carry average over the past 3 seasons. He ripped off 7.8 yards per carry across 2015 and 2016 in the same backfield as Leonard Fournette, who averaged 6.5 in those 2 seasons (although Fournette played through an ankle injury in 2016). Guice dealt a knee injury last year and saw his yards per carry dip to 5.3. When healthy, though, this guy is a explosive, tenacious runner who’s drawn Marshawn Lynch comps. The biggest question with Guice is his pass-catching ability. He caught just 32 balls over the past 3 seasons — although it’s worth noting that this current LSU offense doesn’t use its RBs in the passing game. Fournette, for example, totaled 40 receptions in 3 college seasons and then caught 36 balls as a rookie. This is a nice landing spot for Guice, who will only need to beat out Samaje Perine and Rob Kelley for the lead ball-carrying role. RB Chris Thompson will continue to dominate the pass-catching work.

5:11pm EST 11/14/17

The Redskins have placed RB Rob Kelley on IR with the ankle and knee injuries he suffered in last weekend's loss to the Vikings. Kelley finishes a disappointing 2nd season with 194 yards and 3 TDs on 62 carries -- just 3.1 yards per attempt. He'll need to battle for a role next summer. Rookie RB Samaje Perine has struggled so far but has a major opportunity down the stretch.

Redskins RB Rob Kelley has been diagnosed with both a high-ankle sprain and a Grade 1/2 MCL sprain, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. There's no timetable for his return yet, but expect him to miss at least a month. Kelley is droppable in redraft leagues. Rookie RB Samaje Perine will take over as Washington's lead ball-carrier, making him worth adding to fantasy rosters. But he's averaging just 3.2 yards per carry this year and won't contribute much in the passing game.

Redskins RB Rob Kelley is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Vikings with a knee/ankle injury, the team announced. His absences leaves the backfield to Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine.

2:11pm EST 11/5/17

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Seahawks. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported this morning that Kelley “won’t have a full workload.” He’s a weak fantasy play as a big road underdog vs. the #7 RB defense.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Washington RB Rob Kelley will play today against the Seahawks but won't see a full workload. Kelley is officially questionable with an ankle injury and will play behind an O-line likely to miss at least 3 of 5 starters -- for a team that's 7-point underdogs. A full-strength Kelley behind a healthy line wouldn't give us much to like in Week 9. This version should be used only if you absolutely need to. His status might push a few more touches to Chris Thompson, at least.

11:10pm EDT 10/23/17

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) is active for tonight's game against the Eagles. He figures to serve as the lead ball-carrier but is no more than a RB3 or flex vs. a Philly defense allowing just 2.9 yards per carry to RBs.

Washington RB Rob Kelley (ankle) is questionable for Monday night's game against the Eagles. He put in limited practices all week after missing last week's game against the 49ers. Kelley's too risky to wait for in most fantasy situations.

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) has put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. HC Jay Gruden said Friday that he expects Kelley to start against the Eagles on Monday night. We’ll get another update on his status tomorrow, but it’s looking like Kelley will be in play as a RB3 or flex this week.

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. It gives him a shot to play against the Eagles on Monday night. A healthy Kelley should be Washington's lead ball-carrier, but he'd be no better than a RB3 vs. a Philly defense allowing just 2.9 yards per carry.

11:10am EDT 10/15/17

Redskins RB Matt Kelley (ankle) is inactive for today’s game against the 49ers. RB Samaje Perine will handle early-down duties and is a RB3 or flex option in fantasy lineups.

Redskins RB Matt Kelley (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. He didn’t practice all week, and HC Jay Gruden essentially confirmed earlier in the week that Kelley won’t play. That’ll leave early-down duties to RB Samaje Perine. The rookie has struggled so far this season and is just a RB3 or flex.

Redskins HC Jay Gruden labeled RB Rob Kelley (ankle) a "long shot" for Sunday's game against the 49ers. We've removed him from the Week 6 RB Rankings. Kelley's absence will again leave early-down duties to RB Samaje Perine. The rookie has mustered just 3.1 yards per carry through 4 appearances. He's no better than a RB3 or flex.

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. He did some stretching before the workout, according to NBC Washington's J.P. Finlay, but obviously still isn't close to 100%. Kelley is no better than 50/50 to play against the 49ers this weekend.

Redskins HC Jay Gruden labeled RB Rob Kelley "day-to-day" with the ankle injury he suffered in Monday night's loss to the Chiefs. Washington has a Week 5 bye, and it sounds like Kelley has a good shot to be ready come Week 6.

Redskins RB Rob Kelley injured his ankle in the 1st quarter of Monday night's game in Kansas City and has not returned. He entered this one dealing with a rib injury. Samaje Perine is back in as Washington's lead ball-carrier.

7:10pm EDT 10/2/17

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) is active for tonight's game against the Chiefs. He's a risk/reward fantasy play at less than 100%. RB Mack Brown is a healthy scratch.

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Chiefs. We might not know Kelley's official status until 8 pm ET on Monday. And even if he plays, there's a chance he's limited. That'd mean a bigger role for RB Samaje Perine. But both guys are risky Week 4 fantasy plays.

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (rib) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice. He was limited all last week, too, so this doesn't tell us much about his status for Monday night's game against the Chiefs. RB Samaje Perine (hand) was a full-go on Thursday and figures to serve as Washington's lead back if Kelley remains sidelined.

7:09pm EDT 9/24/17

Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ribs) is inactive for tonight’s game against the Raiders. That leaves Samaje Perine as Washington’s early-down back. The rookie mustered just 3.2 yards per rush last week after going carry-less in the opener. He’s just a RB3 or flex option in what could turn into a pass-happy affair.


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