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

Sep 21, 11:42 AM The Washington Redskins have declared LB Akeem Jordan, TE Jordan Reed, DL Kedric Golston, OT Morgan Moses, QB Robert Griffin III, WR Santana Moss, CB Tracy Porter inactive for Week 3.
Sep 21, 11:22 AM Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) will play Sunday, Sept. 21, against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: We still think he is a bit of a risk but has plenty of big-game potential.
Sep 21, 10:12 AM Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) will warm up before the game Sunday, Sept. 21, and will be a game-time decision.
Sep 19, 03:22 PM Washington Redskins LB Akeem Jordan (knee) and CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 3. DE Kedric Golston (groin) is listed as doubtful, OG Kory Lichtensteiger (groin) and PK Kai Forbath (groin) are listed as questionable and FS Ryan Clark (foot), RB Roy Helu (quadriceps), OG Shawn Lauvao (knee), LB Brian Orakpo (ankle) and Darrel Young (neck) are listed as probable. Golston, Jordan and Porter did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19. Lichtensteiger was limited during practice, while the other players fully participated in practice.
Sep 19, 03:22 PM Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 19, and has been ruled out for Week 3.
Sep 19, 02:22 PM Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder), who was limited in practice Friday, Sept. 19, didn't look 100 percent fluid in individual drills, but he was able to catch the ball. He will work out with trainers Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21, before the team makes a decision on whether he can play in Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles. The team remains optimistic about his chances of playing. WR Ryan Grant will receive more playing time if Jackson can't play.
Sep 19, 01:02 PM Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is more of a pocket passer than QB Robert Griffin III, and Cousins sees the field better. Cousins kept the team out of danger in Week 2 by quickly throwing the ball at a receiver's feet with a rusher in his face instead of trying to force the ball downfield like Griffin has frequently done. Cousins may not be as dangerous as Griffin in zone-read plays, but Cousins has shown he can make good, quick decisions in the pocket after going through his progressions quickly.
Sep 19, 12:42 PM Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Head coach Jay Gruden said Jackson made steps in a 'positive direction,' however. Jackson went through individual drills in practice Friday, Sept. 19.
Sep 19, 12:42 PM Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) has been ruled out of Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Sep 18, 08:12 PM Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) did not practice in practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Sep 18, 08:12 PM Washington Redskins DE Kedric Golston (groin), LB Akeem Jordan (knee) and CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 18. OG Kory Lichtensteiger (groin) and PK Kai Forbath (groin) were limited during practice, while RB Roy Helu (quadriceps), OG Shawn Lauvao (knee), LB Brian Orakpo (ankle) and FB Darrel Young (neck) fully participated in practice.
Sep 18, 01:22 PM Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is on the stationary bike as the rest of the team stretches for practice Thursday, Sept. 18. The plan is for Jackson to test his shoulder in practice Friday, Sept. 19.
Sep 18, 10:52 AM Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles in the offseason because of his size, according to head coach Chip Kelly. 'Yeah, just trying to build the overall team in terms of what we're looking for offensively and how we wanted to get bigger at the wideout spot and that's what we did,' Kelly said. Kelly also said Jackson's character off the field did not weigh in the decision.
Sep 17, 05:23 PM Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) could return around eight weeks after head coach Jon Gruden said Griffin will be in a cast for the next 10 days. After that, he'll likely spend four to six weeks rehabbing his dislocated left ankle. QB Kirk Cousins will continue to start in place of Griffin in the meantime.
Sep 17, 04:53 PM Washington Redskins DE Kedric Golston (groin), LB Akeem Jordan (knee) and CB Tracy Porter (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. PK Kai Forbath (groin) and FB Darrel Young (neck) were limited during practice, while RB Roy Helu (quadriceps), OG Shawn Lauvao (knee) and LB Brian Orakpo (ankle) fully participated in practice.
Sep 17, 03:03 PM Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) will wear a cast on his dislocated ankle for 10 days and then will be reevaluated after the cast it taken off.

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
 # 7  2 Ted BolserTE
 # 7  13 Zach HockerK
 Undrafted Jerry Rice Jr.WR
 Undrafted Silas ReddRB

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 7 1:00PM     at Houston
2     Sep 14 1:00PM     Jacksonville
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     at Philadelphia
4     Sep 25 8:25PM     New York Giants
5     Oct 6 8:30PM     Seattle
6     Oct 12 4:25PM     at Arizona
7     Oct 19 1:00PM     Tennessee
8     Oct 27 8:30PM     at Dallas
9     Nov 2 1:00PM     at Minnesota
-- Week 10 Bye --
11     Nov 16 1:00PM     Tampa Bay
12     Nov 23 4:25PM     at San Francisco
13     Nov 30 1:00PM     at Indianapolis
14     Dec 7 1:00PM     St Louis
15     Dec 14 1:00PM     at New York Giants
16     Dec 20 12:00PM     Philadelphia
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     Dallas
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