Washington Redskins Injury Updates

Washington DL Matt Ioannidis is questionable for Sunday's finale against the Eagles. This time it's a hamstring injury, rather than the shin issue that had landed him on the injury report for multiple weeks. Ioannidis missed practice all week, though, and has fallen off since the shin injury arose. He shouldn't be in your Week 17 IDP plans.

Washington DL Matt Ioannidis (shin) is active for today's game against the Titans. He's still a low-level IDP -- especially given that the injury continued to limit his practice availability this week -- but does carry some upside.

The Giants have ruled WR Odell Beckham out for Sunday’s game at Washington. Beckham shows up on the Friday injury report as a limited participant after sustaining a quad bruise. The team today determined that he won’t be able to play. That obviously raises the target ceilings for WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram, while also lowering the fantasy floor for QB Eli Manning. Fortunately, he didn’t look attractive for lineups anyway. The loss of 1 of the Giants’ 2 best players also raises the floor for the Washington defense, which is a decent streaming option.

Washington LB Zach Brown is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants. He popped up on the injury report after missing Thursday's practice with an illness but returned to full participation Friday. We'd bet on Brown playing. DL Matt Ioannidis is also questionable with a shin injury. He missed practice all week after sitting out last week's game. Ioannidis looks like a poor IDP bet even if he turns up active Sunday.

Washington on Tuesday placed CB Quinton Dunbar on IR with the shin injury that has dogged him since Week 6. The nerve issue messed with Dunbar's participation during the week and gameday availability since. He reappeared for playing time in Week 9 and Week 12 but never took the field for consecutive games after the initial injury. When healthy, Dunbar did play well in his 1st shot at starting. If he can get the shin issue healed up ahead of next season, Dunbar could enter 2019 as an IDP sleeper.

Washington DL Matt Ioannidis is questionable for Monday night's game against the Eagles because of a shin injury. He took part in practice the past 2 days and seems likely to play, but keep the risk in mind if you're deciding between linemen for your IDP lineup today.

Washington CB Quinton Dunbar is inactive for the 2nd straight game because of a shin injury. We'll see about his status for Week 9.

Washington CB Quinton Dunbar left Friday's practice early with a shin contusion and is questionable for Sunday's game against Dallas. ESPN's John Keim said HC Jay Gruden sounded "somewhat optimistic" about Dunbar's chances of playing. The 4:25 p.m. ET makes it tougher to wait on Dunbar for your IDP lineup, though, especially for an unspectacular scoring matchup with the Cowboys. We'll update his status Sunday afternoon for anyone who is waiting, though.

Washington ILB Zach Brown is active for today's game against the Packers. He's a weaker-than-usual IDP option, however. Brown played just 65% of the snaps in Week 1 and then 84% in Week 2, despite entering each game without landing on the injury report. His questionable tag for Week 3 certainly doesn't indicate that he's past the oblique injury today.

Washington LB Zach Brown is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers. He put in limited practices Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday. Brown played less than 100% of the snaps each of the 1st 2 weeks despite not appearing on the injury report either time. So he'll be tough to trust in IDP lineups for Week 3 even if active.

Washington ILBs Zach Brown (hamstring, Achilles') and Martrell Spaight (ankle) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers. Each played through questionable tags last week and appear likely to play. The hamstring makes 3 injuries Brown has dealt with in recent weeks, along with the Achilles' issue and a shoulder problem that appeared on the injury report last week. But he said this week he expects to play. The piling injuries might affect his production at some point, but it's not time to sit him in IDP leagues yet.

Washington ILBs Martrell Spaight (ankle) and Zach Brown (shoulder) are questionable for Thursday night's game at Dallas. Spaight missed last week's game but was listed as a limited participant every day this week. Brown has played through questionable tags for several weeks at his full snap count. He added a shoulder issue to the Achilles' injury this week but participated in every practice. Elsewhere on the defense, DE Terrell McClain will miss his 2nd straight game with a toe injury.

Washington CB Josh Norman (rib, lung) is active for today's game against the Cowboys, marking his return after 2 games out. Fellow CB Bashaud Breeland (knee), however, is inactive. OLB Preston Smith is active after entering the day questionable with a groin injury.

Washington HC Jay Gruden said Friday that doctors have cleared CB Josh Norman to return after missing the past 2 games with rib and lung injuries. He'll likely see primary -- and perhaps shadow -- coverage on Cowboys WR Dez Bryant this Sunday. Elsewhere on the Washington D, ILB Mason Foster will have surgery to repair a torn shoulder labrum that he has been playing through for several weeks. He's expected to go on IR, leaving Will Compton and Martrell Speight as fill-ins.

Washington ILB Mason Foster is active for tonight's game against the Chiefs, marking his return after 1 game off for a shoulder injury. S D.J. Swearinger is also active after he suffered a hamstring injury in practice Friday. Each player entered the day questionable.

Washington ILB Mason Foster is questionable for Monday night's game at Kansas City. Just like last week, he put in 3 limited practices with his injured shoulder. But Foster missed the Week 3 contest and will be a risk to do so again this week. The Monday night kickoff means almost now IDP owners can/should wait for him. Will Compton started in Foster's place last week but played just 5 snaps. Martrell Spaight was the real fill-in and collected 9 tackles. The split makes it difficult to trust either backup this week. S D.J. Swearinger is also questionable after suffering a hamstring injury in practice Friday. The Washington Post reports that HC Jay Gruden said they should have a better idea of Swearinger's status after Sunday's walkthrough.

Washington LB Mason Foster is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Raiders with the shoulder injury he suffered in Week 2. Foster managed limited practices all week and should be on track to play. If you plan to wait for him Sunday night, though, roster Will Compton as insurance in case Foster turns up inactive. If your decision is close between Foster and another defender, though, go ahead and lean toward the other guy.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Washington S Su'a Cravens told some on the team Saturday that he plans to retire "but a meeting with team officials has changed his mind for now." Wow. Cravens has spent most of August recovering from knee surgery after aggravating a college injury in the 1st preseason game. Perhaps the issue was more serious than initially believed. Or perhaps this will prove to be an overreaction to a slow recovery, similar to how Seahawks S Earl Thomas tweeted doubt about his football future after suffering a season-ending leg fracture in Week 13 last year. Between the knee and the uncertainty, though, we've removed Cravens from our 2017 IDP rankings altogether. He's just not worth the risk at such a wide-open and fungible fantasy position. That said, a healthy Cravens would be worth a waiver pickup if he regains his starting job. If he's not ready for the start of the season, Deshazor Everett will start at SS in his place.

Washington S Su'a Cravens is having right knee surgery Tuesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Cravens hurt the knee in Washington's preseason opener, but it was said to be a re-injury of an issue that arose in college. Reports have treated it as a minor issue, and Cravens reportedly still expects to be ready for Week 1. Missing most of August, however, can't be good for a guy breaking into the starting lineup in his 2nd season. We'll see if he retains the starting gig come the regular season.


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