College: Houston | 7 years
Height: 6'1" | Weight: 215 lbs
Birth Date: 2/17/1988
Depth Chart: QB.1
2019 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
Keenum had an erratic first season as the starter for the Broncos. He had too many turnovers, getting picked off 15 times on the season. He also lost three fumbles, giving him 18 total turnovers. He did have 20 total touchdowns and finished 110 yards shy of a 4,000-yard season. He showed well at times, having six multiple touchdown games and three 300-yard games. His up and down play puts his future a little in doubt going forward. He was traded to the Redskins this offseason and will compete for their starting job this year with rookie Dwayne Haskins and Colt McCoy. Keenum has two straight seasons with 3,500-plus passing yards and 20-plus touchdowns. Keenum moves around the pocket pretty well and has a good arm. He had some accuracy issues earlier in his career, but really made strides in that area in recent seasons. He plays very well outside of the pocket and throws an improving deep ball. He forces some throws, though, and needs to do a better job of taking care of the ball.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Keenum was 19th in fantasy quarterback scoring last year. A new more pass-friendly offense is a positive for Keenum but he is not guaranteed to start. And even if he is the starter, he has been mediocre in a starting role to date. He might be worth a spot start or two but that is about it.
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Washington Redskins quarterback Case Keenum has looked better than most thought he would as the new signal-caller, completing just under 70% of his passes for 601 yards, five touchdowns, and no interceptions. Keenum could reasonably be expected to chuck it early and often on Monday night, considering the Redskins' nonexistent running game and the Bears' rush defense. Just keep in mind this is the same Chicago pass defense that held Aaron Rodgers to 18 completions on 30 attempts for 203 yards and a touchdown. Keenum's early production has certainly earned him some attention in the fantasy community, but let's wait until his team shows some offensive balance and/or they get past this tough early schedule before considering him in lineups.
Washington Redskins quarterback Case Keenum was held in check by the Dallas defense for most of Sunday's Week 2 loss, but a pair of touchdowns late in the second half saved his fantasy day. Keenum finished with 26 completions on 37 attempts for 221 yards and the two scores. He also didn't commit any turnovers, giving him a decent floor for any DFS player brave enough to roll the dice on him against the Cowboys. His Week 3 matchup figures to be his toughest yet, as the Redskins will host the Bears on Monday Night Football. Keenum's first two weeks in Washington have gone relatively well, but the Chicago defense renders him nothing more than a bench stash if you're looking to grab a QB on the waiver wire for Week 3.
Washington Redskins quarterback Case Keenum is coming off an impressive Week 1 outing, but a repeat against the Cowboys would be surprising. For starters, there is the obvious disadvantage of playing behind an offensive line that will be hard-pressed to stop Demarcus Lawrence on the pass rush. His receivers are also going to have to put up with an underrated Dallas secondary all day. There is the potential for game flow to work in Keenum's favor, as Washington could reasonably be expected to be playing from behind for most of this game. That said, this isn't a bye week and the Cowboys are a defense you should be avoiding in fantasy matchups where you can help it. You can find a safer QB for Week 2.
Redskins' QB Case Keenum scored an impressive 31.00 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 1 loss in Philadelphia. Keenum threw for 380 yards on 30-of-44 with three touchdowns.
Washington Redskins QB Case Keenum completed 30 of his 44 pass attempts for 380 yards and three touchdowns in a 32-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1.
Fantasy Spin: Keenum will likely surrender the starting gig to rookie Dwayne Haskins at some point, but he's played well for stretches in the past and could be a useful streaming option in the meantime.
Washington Redskins quarterback Case Keenum had himself a day against the Philadelphia Eagles. Keenum's final line for Week 1 was 30 completions on 45 attempts, 380 yards, three touchdowns, and zero turnovers. The Redskins were supposed to roll over for the Eagles in this matchup, but Keenum would have none of it, leading the Redskins to a 20-7 halftime lead on early touchdown tosses to Vernon Davis and Terry McLaurin. Washington's defense faltered down the stretch, forcing Keenum to continue to throw and rack up more fantasy production in the second half. His day culminated in a garbage-time touchdown to Trey Quinn. Most encouraging about Keenum's performance is that he connected with eight different pass-catchers. Keenum will have another tough test in Week 2 against the Cowboys, but so far, so good for the journeyman QB.
Redskins' QB Case Keenum passed for 380 yards on 30-of-44 with three touchdowns in Sunday's loss in Philadelphia.
Washington Redskins quarterback Case Keenum will make his team debut in the hostile confines of Lincoln Financial Field against the Eagles on Sunday. The Eagles were a bend-but-don't-break pass defense in 2018, allowing the third-most yards through the air (4,308) but holding their opposition to 22 passing touchdowns. Keenum and the Redskins are working with a passing game comprised almost entirely of question marks, however, and Jay Gruden loves to run the ball. There just isn't any concrete evidence to suggest Keenum is going to throw often or that his pass catchers will be reliable. Steer clear of Keenum in fantasy lineups until further notice.
Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams didn't show up to the team facility to practice with the team on Wednesday and he won't play on Sunday in Week 1 against the Eagles. Williams' contract holdout will continue at least into Week 1, but there's a chance he could rejoin the team ahead of Week 2. The 2010 first-rounder has been to seven straight Pro Bowls, so losing him could be disastrous for an already shaky offensive line in front of quarterback Case Keenum. Philly's defense could find getting to the quarterback a much easier task this Sunday, making them a no-brainer play in fantasy.
Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams told former teammate DeAngelo Hall that he plans to continue his holdout into Week 1. Despite the Redskins belief that Williams will play for them in 2019, the disgruntled tackle looks to be content missing regular season action, at least to begin the year. An already questionable offensive line in front of mediocre quarterback Case Keenum could spell a lot of problems for the team in 2019. Ereck Flowers could wind up replacing Williams as the blind-side protector, which is a huge downgrade. There's not much to like about Washington's offense from a fantasy perspective as things stand currently.
Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams (head) is unlikely to be traded, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Williams has had several surgeries to remove a non-cancerous tumor on his head, but he is healthy and available to play. Williams is embattled with the team's medical staff and appears unwilling to play for the team. He has two years and $25 million left on his contract, but this stalemate looks like it could stretch into the season. He's arguably the best left tackle in the game, and his absence would hurt the offense universally. Quarterback Case Keenum was named the starter, but he doesn't have much fantasy value with or without Williams.
Washington Redskins QB Case Keenum has been named the starter for Week 1, head coach Jay Gruden said Sunday, Aug. 25.
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden named quarterback Case Keenum the starting quarterback heading into the Week 1 matchup against the Eagles. This was expected to be the case with rookie Dwayne Haskins not quite ready to start in the NFL. Keenum is league average, at best, and will be operating behind a sketchy offensive line without many established weapons in the passing game. It probably won't be too long before Haskins gets his shot in 2019. Keenum offers very little upside for fantasy owners. You can do better with your QB2.
Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins QB Case Keenum has been named the starter for Week 1, head coach Jay Gruden said Sunday, Aug. 25.
Fantasy Spin: Keenum's leash will be microscopic, and it's only a matter of time before he gives way to first-round QB Dwayne Haskins. The old magic 8-ball suggests Haskins will start in Week 6 at the Miami Dolphins. The Redskins open the year with Philadelphia, Dallas, Chicago, the New York Giants and New England Patriots ... Keenum realistically can go 0-5 in that stretch. At any rate, speculation aside, Keenum has no fantasy value, and Haskins doesn't, either, in 2019.
Washington Redskins quarterback Case Keenum completed nine of 14 passes for 101 yards in Thursday night's preseason game. He also lost a fumble, but from a passing standpoint it was his best performance of the preseason. Keenum has probably shown just enough to fend off Dwayne Haskins for the Week 1 starting job. It's worth noting his most successful season as a quarterback came in 2017 with a Vikings team that ran the ball often and played exceptional defense--the same formula the Redskins are going to try to win with in 2019. Keenum likely won't be asked to do enough to vault himself into the upper echelons of fantasy scoring among QBs, but he has much higher upside than any of the Redskins' options at the position from last year. He's at least worth paying attention to early on.
Washington Redskins quarterback Case Keenum is probably going to be named the Week 1 starter, but he hasn't closed the door on rookie Dwayne Haskins yet. Keenum has completed just seven of 16 pass attempts this preseason, good for a 43.8% completion rate. Keenum's advantage over Haskins is that he brings experience to a team that genuinely believes it can compete for a playoff spot in 2019, but a reassuring performance from him in Week 3 of the preseason would go a long way. Haskins has seen a bulk of the work at QB through Washington's first two games, with mixed results but likely higher upside. It stands to reason that head coach Jay Gruden's decision will come down to whether or not the rookie's ceiling outweighs the veteran's higher floor. Keenum and the first-team offense should see enough work in Thursday's exhibition to allow the coaching staff to make a determination. Either way, this is not an especially fantasy-friendly quarterback situation.
Washington Redskins QB Case Keenum is on track to the be the Week 1 starter under center, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter Sunday, Aug. 18. Head coach Jay Gruden said Colt McCoy (leg) may not be ready to return from a broken leg until 'two or three weeks into the season.'
Fantasy Spin: Keenum has much more fantasy appeal than McCoy and boosts the potential of the rest of the Redskins' offense, as well. He'll be a low-end QB2, but he offers more hope for the likes of WRs Josh Doctson, Paul Richardson, Trey Quinn and Terry McLaurin as late-round fliers.
Washington Redskins QB Case Keenum is on a path to being named the Week 1 starter under center, according to Rick Snider of The Washington Post, Tuesday, Aug. 13. Colt McCoy (undisclosed) sat out Tuesday's practice due to what head coach Jay Gruden called soreness. Rookie Dwayne Haskins has still looked 'like the rookie he is,' according to Snider.
Fantasy Spin: Keenum certainly has more fantasy appeal than McCoy, but Haskins is the only one worth worrying about as a dynasty stash or late-round target in deeper keeper leagues.
Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins is still chasing QB Colt McCoy and QB Case Keenum in the quaterback competition but still has time to catch them, head coach Jay Gruden said Sunday, Aug. 11.
Fantasy Spin: While Haskins has work to do, it sounds like Gruden is hoping the rookie can win the starting gig. Whoever ends up under center for the Redskins is only going to be a low-end QB2 candidate.
Washington Redskins quarterback Case Keenum completed four passes on nine attempts for 60 yards and a touchdown against the Browns on Thursday night. Most of those yards were accounted for by a 46-yard touchdown when Keenum connected with Robert Davis in the first quarter. As is typically the case with early preseason action, we didn't learn a whole lot that we didn't already know. Keenum, the likely Week 1 starter, played the first few possessions before turning the game over to rookie Dwayne Haskins, who then saw the bulk of the action under center going forward. A veteran like Keenum is primarily expected to play mistake-free football in the preseason. Though his stat line is largely unimpressive outside of the long touchdown, he didn't commit any turnovers and he didn't take any sacks. He's still probably going undrafted in a vast majority of fantasy leagues, but he didn't give his coaching staff any reason to move him down the depth chart.