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Darrel Young caught a nine-yard reception in Washington's Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

An occasional vulture of a fullback, Young closes the book on 2014 having rushed nine times for 22 yards and three scores. Signed for $1.025 million next season, Young should be back to pave running lanes for Washington.
Dec 28 - 7:11 PM

Ryan Grant caught 1-of-2 targets for seven yards in the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

A fifth-round rookie, Grant ended up catching just seven passes despite being active for all 16 games. A slight 6-foot-0, 193 pounds, Grant won't be a realistic candidate for a sophomore leap.
Dec 28 - 7:10 PM

Leonard Hankerson was a healthy scratch for the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

HankTime didn't catch a pass after missing the Redskins' first nine games as he recovered from a torn ACL. Headed to the open market, the No. 79 overall pick of the 2011 draft figures to move on in free agency.
Dec 28 - 7:07 PM

Andre Roberts caught 1-of-3 targets for seven yards in the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

Roberts closes the book on 2014 having cleared 14 yards in just two of his final five games. His season line ends up an uninspiring 36/453/2. Roberts is just 26, but he's barely an entity in dynasty formats.
Dec 28 - 7:04 PM

Santana Moss caught 3-of-5 targets for 25 yards in the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

Moss closes the book on his 14th NFL season the owner of a 10/116/0 line. He was active for 10-of-16 games. Moss has had a long and productive career, but is quite possibly at the end of the line. He turns 36 in June.
Dec 28 - 7:02 PM

Niles Paul caught 2-of-3 targets for 19 yards in the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

A fourth-year pro, Paul coasted to new career highs in catches (39) and yards (507). He scored only one touchdown, but proved he could be a legit threat as a pass-catching tight end whenever Jordan Reed was sidelined. Headed to the open market, Paul will be a potential low-cost bargain wherever he ends up. A former receiver, Paul is definitely a name for fantasy players to keep an eye on.
Dec 28 - 6:57 PM

Roy Helu rushed six times for 42 yards in the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Cowboys, adding four receptions for 41 yards.

Helu's 83 yards from scrimmage were his second most of the season. He closes the book on 2014 the owner of 693 total yards, 477 of which came through the air. Helu is one of the game's very best change-of-pace backs, and owns a career 4.43 YPC. Helu deserves a bigger role, and headed to the open market, could earn one in free agency. If he re-signs with Washington, it will be as lightning to Alfred Morris' thunder.
Dec 28 - 6:53 PM

Jordan Reed caught 9-of-10 targets for 70 yards in the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

The catches tied a season high, while the yards were Reed's third most of 2014. In between injuries, Reed continued to show the promise he flashed as a rookie, averaging 4.5 catches for 42 yards in the 11 games he managed to appear in. The problem, of course, is Reed's continued propensity for soft-tissue ailments, particularly hamstring. Reed's athletic upside will have him on the TE1 radar for 2015, but his downside is well established. Reed has missed 12 games across only two NFL seasons.
Dec 28 - 6:26 PM

Alfred Morris rushed 12 times for 43 yards in Washington's week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

He added two receptions for 19 yards. With the Redskins getting routed, Morris got the rock just six times after halftime, and zero times in the fourth quarter. Morris ends his first frustrating year in coach Jay Gruden's offense averaging just 4.05 yards per carry after posting a 4.72 mark between 2012-13. Morris did manage to surpass 1,000 yards rushing for the time in as many NFL seasons, and post a career-best 17 receptions. Still only 26, Morris should be back as the Redskins' clear No. 1 back in 2015. His upside just isn't what it was under coach Mike Shanahan.
Dec 28 - 5:56 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 2-of-5 targets for 53 yards in the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

Garcon closes the book on 2014 with 68 catches for 752 yards and three scores. All three totals are essentially half Garcon's 2013 numbers. That's due in large part to the fact that he drew just 105 targets one year after racking up 184. He's not a featured player in coach Jay Gruden's offense, and that could be a problem, as he's due $7.1 million in 2015. Garcon will likely be back with the Redskins, but it won't be as more than a mid-range WR3 for fantasy purposes, especially if a scattershot Robert Griffin III remains under center.
Dec 28 - 5:22 PM

DeSean Jackson caught 2-of-3 targets for 86 yards and a touchdown in Washington's Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

Jackson's 69-yard score came in the first quarter. He caught a quick screen from Robert Griffin III, and was off to the races for a surprisingly-easy touchdown. Despite struggling through rough quarterback play and multiple minor injuries, D-Jax closes the book on his first year in Washington the owner of 56 catches for 1,169 yards and six touchdowns. His 20.9 yards per catch goes down as his best mark since 2010. Still only 28, Jackson will be back as a rock-solid WR2 in 2015.
Dec 28 - 5:11 PM

Robert Griffin III completed 27-of-41 passes for 336 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Washington's 44-17, Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.

He added six carries for 19 yards and a second touchdown, but also lost a fumble which Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer housed for a score. Both of RGIII's picks were tossed into too tight of coverage, while his fumble came on a play where he should have gone down earlier. He never got in rhythm as a passer, with big chunks of his yardage coming after the catch from DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. Griffin closes the book on 2014 having committed eight turnovers while accounting for just five touchdowns. He's not a fit for coach Jay Gruden's conservative, pass-happy offense, and Gruden doesn't appear particularly interested in making him one. It will be a disaster waiting to happen if RGIII is back as Washington's starter in 2015. A trade would be best for his fantasy future, but clueless owner Daniel Snyder likely won't be willing to sell low on someone he believes is his franchise player.
Dec 28 - 4:52 PM

Robert Griffin III (throwing shoulder) is active for Week 17 against the Cowboys.

RGIII is on the DFS radar against the Cowboys' bend-but-don't-break defense. It's possible Dallas will begin resting starters in the second half. Inactive for the Redskins are RB Chris Thompson, CB Kenny Okoro, G/C Josh LeRibeus, OG Rishaw Johnson, DT Travian Robertson, WR Leonard Hankerson and LB Steve Beauharnais.
Dec 28 - 11:24 AM

Redskins claimed DT Travian Robertson off waivers from Seattle.

Robertson will provide depth with Jason Hatcher on I.R. and Chris Baker questionable for Week 17. The Redskins are Robertson's third team this season.
Dec 27 - 7:24 PM

Redskins placed RE Jason Hatcher (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Hatcher didn't practice all week and was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game. He managed eight sacks and 26 hurries despite playing just 518 snaps this season. Hatcher will return at his $3 million salary in 2015.
Dec 27 - 7:05 PM

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