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Redskins coach Jay Gruden said the team has to be "careful" with Chris Thompson.

"He's not the biggest guy in the world. We don't want him to get 20-25 carries a game and get a lot of pounding on that body," Gruden said. "So we'll try to expand his role a little bit, but we don't want to go too crazy with him." Fantasy owners are understandably excited after Thompson scored three highlight-worthy touchdowns in the first two games, but he has just 13 touches total so far this year. Unless his role increases dramatically, which it does not sound like it will, he is likely to be overvalued on the waiver wire.
Source: ESPN
Sep 19 - 10:04 AM

The Redskins announced Monday that SS Su'a Cravens will not play this season.

Cravens has an absolutely brutal injury history, including a scary track record of concussions. He is presently considering retirement. The Skins will move forward with some combination of D.J. Swearinger, Montae Nicholson, and DeShazor Everett at safety. DeAngelo Hall can come off the PUP list in Week 7.
Sep 18 - 5:05 PM

Jordan Reed is day to day with a bruised chest.

It's always an adventure with Reed, but this doesn't seem like an issue that will keep him out for Week 3. Reed's troublesome toe remains the bigger injury concern. Reed figures to get in few, if any, practice reps this week before suiting up against the Raiders on Sunday Night Football.
Sep 18 - 3:09 PM

Rob Kelley (rib cartilage) is day to day.

The Redskins had feared a fracture. Coach Jay Gruden expects to have a good idea of Kelley's Week 3 status by Wednesday's practice. Kelley was tearing up the Rams before going down on Sunday. Rookie Samaje Perine struggled in his place.
Sep 18 - 3:09 PM

Ryan Grant snared one-of-two targets for 11 yards Sunday in the Redskins' Week 2 win over the Rams.

He saved his best (and only) catch for last, hauling in the go-ahead touchdown from Kirk Cousins with 1:49 remaining. Grant drew six targets last week while Jamison Crowder was hampered by a hip injury but obviously didn't play as large a role with Crowder closer to full strength this week. He's best left on the waiver wire.
Sep 17 - 9:25 PM

Terrelle Pryor nabbed two-of-four targets for 31 yards Sunday in the Redskins’ Week 2 win over the Rams.

Both of Pryor’s catches came on Washington’s final scoring drive late in the fourth quarter. Pryor had a tough time getting open against Trumaine Johnson, and it’s no surprise that his longest catch came after Johnson exited with a right leg injury. He committed another drop Sunday, giving him three on the year. Pryor’s Redskins career has gotten off to a rocky start, but he’ll be in a good spot next week at home against a leaky Raiders secondary.
Sep 17 - 9:07 PM

Jamison Crowder corralled four-of-five targets for 47 yards Sunday in the Redskins’ Week 2 win over the Rams.

It was another quiet outing for Crowder, who disappointed with just three catches for 14 yards in last week’s opener. Three of his four catches came after halftime including a crucial third-down conversion on the Redskins’ final scoring drive. Crowder will look to break out against the Raiders next week on Sunday Night Football.
Sep 17 - 9:05 PM

Josh Doctson failed to reel in his only target Sunday in the Redskins’ Week 2 win over the Rams.

Doctson logged 29 snaps on Sunday but didn’t make his presence felt. He’s now caught just two passes over four NFL appearances. The injury-prone sophomore won’t be on the fantasy radar next week when the Redskins play Oakland on Sunday Night Football.
Sep 17 - 9:03 PM

Samaje Perine racked up 67 yards on 21 carries while catching his lone target for no gain Sunday in the Redskins’ Week 2 win over the Rams.

Perine took over as the lead back after Rob Kelley bowed out with a rib injury late in the first half. He wasn’t terribly productive, though he did impress with 43 yards on the Redskins’ last two drives. Perine will lose passing-down work to Chris Thompson, but he should be the primary ball carrier throughout Kelley’s absence. He’ll be a popular waiver pickup this week.
Sep 17 - 9:02 PM

Chris Thompson rushed three times for 77 yards and two touchdowns while catching three-of-seven targets for 29 yards Sunday in the Redskins’ Week 2 win over the Rams.

Thompson scored the game’s first touchdown on a seven-yard burst in the second quarter and added to his tally with a weaving, 61-yard score just before halftime. He left points on the table with a crucial drop in the third quarter—there was nothing but green grass in front of him—but it was still an impressive showing by Thompson, who rushed for just four yards in last week’s opener. Thompson is still going to be the main passing-down back, but could see more rushing opportunities if Rob Kelley misses time with a rib injury.
Sep 17 - 8:59 PM

Kirk Cousins completed 18-of-27 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown while adding three rushes for seven yards Sunday in the Redskins’ Week 2 win over the Rams.

This was one of Cousins' more conservative efforts. His longest completion, which didn’t come until the Redskins’ penultimate drive, went for just 23 yards. Some of that had to do with the surprise success of Washington’s running game, which totaled 229 yards on 39 attempts. Cousins put the Redskins ahead with an 11-yard touchdown strike to Ryan Grant with just 1:49 remaining. That capped a 10-play, 70-yard drive that included four Cousins completions for 51 yards. Cousins will get the Raiders at home next week.
Sep 17 - 8:57 PM

Coach Jay Gruden said after Sunday's win over the Rams that Rob Kelley may have a fractured rib.

Kelley left Sunday's win in the first half and didn't return, so indications were that Kelley's injury could be serious. We will hopefully receive a rough timetable on how long he'll be sidelined by Monday, when Gruden speaks to reporters. Rookie Samaje Perine now looks like Washington's lead runner. Chris Thompson is going to end up leading the backfield in playing time and PPR points.
Sep 17 - 7:52 PM

Jordan Reed left Sunday's Week 2 game against the Rams with a chest injury and is questionable to return.

Reed headed to the locker room about midway through the third quarter. He pulled in all six of his targets for 48 yards before exiting. Reed's absence will open up snaps for Vernon Davis at tight end.
Sep 17 - 6:42 PM

Redskins LB Mason Foster left Sunday's Week 2 game with a shoulder injury and is questionable to return.

He came out late in the second quarter. Foster registered three tackles before exiting.
Sep 17 - 5:56 PM

Rob Kelley left Sunday's Week 2 game against the Rams with a rib injury and will not return.

Kelley went down midway through the second quarter but was able to walk off on his own power. He poured on 78 yards on 12 carries before exiting. Samaje Perine will take his place as the lead back with Chris Thompson playing his usual role on passing downs.
Sep 17 - 5:37 PM


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