2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Washington Redskins
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Redskins will be better than last season but that isn't saying much. The new offense should help, though, and the defense is making strides after some down seasons. We still aren't sure if they are a playoff caliber team just yet but getting closer. A lot of the success of the team might hinge on the development of Robert Griffin, who looked tentative in his return from ACL surgery last season. He obviously can be a difference maker if all is right with him.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Tight end Jordan Reed had his rookie season cut short because of concussion issues but was playing at a high level before the injury. He'll get his chance for a breakout year this season. He is healthy once again and will start from day one. Reed is a top target in this passing game and does a great job of making plays downfield at the tight end spot. He is becoming a legit No. 1 tight end for fantasy teams. Reed has the ability to get around 800 yards and eight touchdowns. He is the real deal at tight end and the Redskins should find plenty of ways to use him.
FANTASY DUD
We don't think DeSean Jackson will be a disaster with his new team but he might have a hard time repeating last season. Jackson has to compete with Pierre Garcon for targets, who is a clear favorite target of Robert Griffin, and learn a new offense. Plus, he might be under more pressure to perform after getting run out of town in Philadelphia. Jackson is a bit of wild card for the coming season. Don't forget he has less than 1,000 yards two of the past three seasons.

Team Notes

May 20, 02:15 PM Washington Redskins RB Matt Jones said that he loves the offense and has a chip on his shoulder after not being used properly while in college. 'My college career wasn't what I wanted it to be (because) of the offense I was in,' Jones said Saturday, May 16. 'I love (Washington's) offense. I love getting downhill. I think that's what they drafted me for. I can add more size, more catching out of the backfield, more blocking. I feel like I can do it all and complement Alfred Morris at the same time.'
May 20, 12:23 PM Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris enters the final year of his current deal, according to Spotrac.com. The Redskins selected RB Matt Jones in the third round of the NFL draft, which could signal an impending departure of Morris in 2016.
May 15, 12:52 PM Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III was benched last season, in part, to set him up to succeed in 2015. The team wanted him to lose his sense of entitlement to his opportunities.
May 14, 10:02 AM Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris has a 50% chance to land a contract extension with the team, in the opinion of beat writer John Keim. Morris is in the final year of his contract.
May 11, 04:42 PM Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III should be comfortable enough with the offense to improve this season, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'Everything should come a lot more natural for [Griffin], and hopefully, we see that transition from year one to year two in this system with the terminology and knowing where to go with your footwork and anticipation of getting the ball out quicker,' Gruden said.
May 06, 11:43 AM Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder will compete for WR Andre Roberts' roles as slot receiver and punt returner in training camp. General manager Scot McCloughan said Crowder is an excellent route runner.
May 03, 08:02 PM Washington Redskins RB Alfred Morris's role won't be impacted by rookie RB Matt Jones, according to head coach Jay Gruden. 'Alfred's still the running back here,' Gruden said. 'He's had three great seasons and that won't change.'
Apr 29, 07:23 PM Free-agent DE Adam Carriker (Redskins) was not immediately offered a contract by the Atlanta Falcons following veteran's minicamp Wednesday, April 29. The Falcons want to wait until after the draft.
Apr 29, 03:23 AM Free-agent DE Adam Carriker (Redskins) is trying out for the Atlanta Falcons during the team's minicamp this week.
Apr 27, 12:52 PM Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III's 2016 option was picked up Monday, April 27. He will make $16.2 million in 2016, and he'll have a base salary of $3.27 million in 2015. The fifth-year option is guaranteed for injury only, meaning the Redskins could release him before the 2016 season without salary cap ramifications.
Apr 27, 08:32 AM Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will likely have his fifth-year option exercised in 2016. The team views it similar to a franchise tag situation.
Apr 21, 07:13 PM Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is doing what he needs to do in order to improve, according to WR DeSean Jackson. Jackson added that the offense needs to build their camaraderie and increase its chemistry for them to improve on a four-win 2014 season.
Apr 20, 06:02 PM Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III said he wouldn't be 'bummed' if the Redskins did not pick up his 2016 option. 'I just want to win. I want to win games and have fun doing it. The rest will take care of itself,' Griffin said.
Apr 15, 10:53 PM Washington Redskins restricted free-agent PK Kai Forbath posted on social media Wednesday, April 15, that he has re-signed with the team. The club has not yet confirmed the signing.
Apr 03, 10:02 AM The Washington Redskins acquired FS Dashon Goldson and a seventh-round pick from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a sixth-round pick Friday, April 3.

Fantasy Impact: This is a good low-risk move by the Redskins. He can be a solid starter when he is on his game.
Apr 02, 01:22 PM Free-agent RB Pierre Thomas (Saints) has drawn some interest from the Washington Redskins as they look to give competition to RBs Chris Thompson and Silas Redd for the third-down role, according to a source. However, Washington will likely see what's available in the draft before proceeding with Thomas. Among the options the Redskins could look at in the draft are Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah, Northern Iowa RB David Johnson, Miami (Fla.) RB Duke Johnson, South Carolina RB Mike Davis and Alabama RB T.J. Yeldon.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Andre Roberts, WR; Jason Hatcher, DT; Ryan Clark, S; Akeem Jordan, LB; DeSean Jackson, WR. 

Losses:
None. 

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 2  15 Trent MurphyLB
 # 3  2 Morgan MosesOL
 # 3  14 Spencer LongOL
 # 4  2 Bashaud BreelandDB
 # 5  2 Ryan GrantWR
 Undrafted Silas ReddRB
 Undrafted Jerry Rice Jr.WR

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 13 1:00PM     Miami
2     Sep 20 1:00PM     St Louis
3     Sep 24 8:25PM     at New York Giants
4     Oct 4 1:00PM     Philadelphia
5     Oct 11 1:00PM     at Atlanta
6     Oct 18 1:00PM     at New York Jets
7     Oct 25 1:00PM     Tampa Bay
-- Week 8 Bye --
9     Nov 8 1:00PM     at New England
10     Nov 15 1:00PM     New Orleans
11     Nov 22 1:00PM     at Carolina
12     Nov 29 1:00PM     New York Giants
13     Dec 7 8:30PM     Dallas
14     Dec 13 1:00PM     at Chicago
15     Dec 20 1:00PM     Buffalo
16     Dec 26 8:25PM     at Philadelphia
17     Jan 3 1:00PM     at Dallas
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