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Second-year pro Bacarri Rambo is expected to start during S Brandon Meriweather's two-game suspension.

Rambo entered the offseason on the bubble, but has supposedly improved his tackling. Rambo was benched after starting the first two games in 2013. Meriweather isn't exactly an All-Pro, but Rambo will be a liability in his absence.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 28 - 5:19 PM

According to CSN Washington, "preliminary indications" are that Redskins S Phillip Thomas’ foot injury is not serious.

Concern was high after Thomas re-injured the (left) foot that cost him all of 2013 with a Lisfranc fracture, but it appears the Redskins have dodged a bullet. Thomas' health has taken on increased importance after Brandon Meriweather was suspended for the first two games of the season. For now, Thomas should be considered day to day, and questionable for Week 1.
Aug 28 - 5:15 PM

ESPN's Ron Jaworski says Robert Griffin III's mechanics have "regressed" in the "fundamental way of throwing the football."

"His throwing slot, his footwork, his inability to remain consistent in that," Jaws said. He's the latest to pile on RG3 following an injury-hindered 2013 season and poor 2014 preseason. While it's true backup Kirk Cousins has outplayed Griffin this month, it's laughable to suggest a quarterback controversy. The starter has more than enough talent to adjust out of the gimmicky Shanahan scheme and into the pocket passer Jay Gruden needs him to be. Strong weapons and unique running ability will keep Griffin's fantasy floor high in the meantime.
Aug 28 - 12:18 PM

NFL suspended Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather two games for violating the league's player-safety policy.

One of the league's dirtiest players, Meriweather laid an illegal hit on Torrey Smith in Saturday's preseason game. The league notes that it was his "sixth violation of player-safety rules." Meriweather drew a one-game ban in 2013. The Redskins have one of the league's thinnest safety corps, so it's a major concern. That being said, Meriweather rarely makes an impact beyond his reckless hits. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 77 safety in 2013.
Aug 25 - 5:56 PM

Redskins S Phillip Thomas is sidelined with a left foot injury.

It's the same foot that cost Thomas all of 2013 with a Lisfranc fracture. Coach Jay Gruden called it a "concern." The 2013 fourth-rounder previously missed time this summer with a hamstring injury. Thomas is a candidate to be waived/injured.
Aug 25 - 3:52 PM

Jordan Reed is dealing with a sprained thumb, but is expected to be ready Week 1.

It's unclear when Reed suffered the injury, but it was likely Saturday's preseason game, where he caught one pass for seven yards. Durability has been Reed's biggest question mark as a pro, but it's obviously a relief that he's not battling another concussion. There's no reason not to take the Redskins at their word that Reed will be ready for Week 1. Although he comes with risk, he's a high-reward TE1.
Aug 25 - 2:56 PM

The Washington Post's Mark Maske reports the Redskins are unlikely to trade Kirk Cousins with Robert Griffin III "struggling."

There have been the usual rumors and dots connecting Cousins to the Rams after Sam Bradford re-tore his left ACL, but the move would make little sense for either side. The Redskins need a back-up plan in case RGIII flames out, while it's far from a guarantee Cousins would be an upgrade on Shaun Hill in St. Louis. He struggled mightily after replacing Griffin last December. It would be best for both sides to stand pat.
Aug 25 - 1:26 PM

Coach Jay Gruden rejected any notion of a quarterback controversy.

Robert Griffin has looked wild, out of control and uncomfortable so far as he learns Gruden's system. Through three preseason games, he's 13-of-20 for 141 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. He's been outplayed by Kirk Cousins, sparking something of a controversy. Joe Theismann said that "if there was a quarterback competition, it wouldn't be a competition. Kirk Cousins would be the man." It's a knee-jerk take from Theismann. (Philip Rivers had a 48.3 QB rating last preseason and went on to win Comeback Player of the Year.) The talent gap between Griffin and Cousins is massive. RG3's fantasy upside remains high thanks to strong weapons and elite speed.
Aug 25 - 11:41 AM

Redskins third-round OT Morgan Moses sprained his MCL in the team's third preseason game Saturday night.

Moses, the 66th overall pick in May, struggled out of the gates, but has played well this preseason. He's seen work at both left and right tackle and projects to fill the Redskins' swing-tackle role. Moses will miss a couple weeks.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 24 - 9:52 AM

Santana Moss had three catches for 27 yards and a touchdown in Saturday night's preseason game.

Moss played with the second- and third-team offenses, with his touchdown coming on an 11-yard pass from Kirk Cousins. He's behind Ryan Grant for the No. 4 receiver job, but is expected to make Washington's 53-man roster. Moss has a 4/51/1 line through three preseason games.
Aug 24 - 12:28 AM

Kirk Cousins completed 14-of-20 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday night's preseason game against the Ravens.

Cousins played exclusively with the second-team offense, connecting with Santana Moss and Nick Williams for his touchdowns. He's completed 35-of-54 passes (65 percent) for 370 yards with four touchdowns and an interception this preseason. Cousins will continue to back up Robert Griffin III this season. He's under contract with Washington through 2015.
Aug 24 - 12:17 AM

Jordan Reed had one catch for seven yards in Washington's third preseason game Saturday night.

Reed is having a quiet preseason, with just three catches for 27 yards. He remains a prime breakout candidate in Jay Gruden's offense, and should be no lower than the No. 3 option in the pass game. Reed is Rotoworld's No. 7 overall tight end. He currently has an ADP in the seventh round.
Aug 23 - 11:40 PM

Andre Roberts had one catch for six yards in Washington's third preseason game.

Roberts worked exclusively with the first-team offense, ahead of Ryan Grant and Santana Moss. He's locked in as Washington's No. 3 receiver, and is also expected to be their primary punt returner. Roberts isn't on the fantasy radar.
Aug 23 - 11:10 PM

DeSean Jackson was held without a catch in Washington's third preseason game Saturday night against the Ravens.

Jackson was targeted twice in the pass game, but couldn't come down with a slightly underthrown pass from Robert Griffin III that would have been a big play downfield. It could take time for Griffin and Jackson to get their timing down. Jackson is going to be the No. 2 option behind Pierre Garcon, and will also have to compete for targets with Jordan Reed. He has WR2 upside, but is being overdrafted at his current early-fifth-round ADP.
Aug 23 - 11:02 PM

Pierre Garcon had two catches for four yards in Washington's third preseason game against the Ravens.

The Redskins' first-team offense was shut down by Baltimore, with Robert Griffin III throwing for just 20 yards. Garcon remains the No. 1 option in the pass game, but is going to lose targets to DeSean Jackson and Jordan Reed. (He finished behind only Andre Johnson in targets last year.) Washington projects to pass more under Jay Gruden, so Garcon has a chance to push for 7-10 touchdowns. Garcon is Rotoworld's No. 14 overall receiver.
Aug 23 - 10:51 PM


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