NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that Washington is expected to sign WR Paul Richardson to a 5-year, $40 million deal, with $20 million guaranteed. Richardson played all 16 games for the 1st time last season, ranking 3rd among Seahawks in targets (80) and 4th in receptions (44). He's an intriguing talent who will turn just 26 in April, but Richardon's best asset is arguably his deep speed. That fits what Washington was reportedly looking for on the outside opposite WR Josh Doctson, but it doesn't match well with what new QB Alex Smith has been for most of his career. Combine that with the presence of Doctson, WR Jamison Crowder and TE Jordan Reed, and it's tough to like Richardson as more than a WR5 come fantasy football draft time. Smith did, at least, enjoy some deep-ball success in 2017. We'll see where Richardson settles in our 2018 projections in a few months.

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Redskins WR Paul Richardson (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against the Jets. He hasn't been on the fantasy radar this season, but his absence doesn't hurt WR Terry McLaurin's target outlook. Richardson has averaged 4.4 targets per game this year.

Washington WR Paul Richardson told the Washington Times this week that he feels "100%" after surgery on the shoulder he injured last August, an injury he played through for 7 games. The team has worked him back in slowly through the spring, but HC Jay Gruden expects Richardson to be back to full health for training camp. "I think we will be able to see what he can bring to this football team," Gruden said. Richardson has been lingering to the end of drafts so far and isn't likely to climb out of value range in an offense no one is excited about.

Redskins WR Paul Richardson needs surgery for an AC joint injury in his shoulder and will miss the rest of the season, HC Jay Gruden announced Monday. Richardson has been a non-factor this year, topping 50 yards in just 1 of 7 outings. But it's another blow to an injury-ravaged WR corps. With Jamison Crowder still dealing with his ankle injury, Washington is down to Josh Doctson, Maurice Harris and Michael Floyd atop the depth chart.

Redskins WR Paul Richardson (shoulder, knee) is inactive for today’s game against the Cowboys. WR Jamison Crowder (ankle) is also out, leaving Josh Doctson, Maurice Harris, Brian Quick and Michael Floyd as Washington’s WRs. TE Jordan Reed should be busy again after seeing 9 targets last week.

Redskins WRs Paul Richardson (shoulder, knee), Jamison Crowder (ankle) and Josh Doctson (heel) are all listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Panthers. We'll see who's able to give it a go around noon ET on Sunday, but none of these guys are reliable fantasy options. TE Jordan Reed could be busy this weekend.

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