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Washington Redskins Fantasy Football Outlook

Jay Gruden has taken over the Washington Redskins franchise as their new Head Coach after spending the last 3 seasons as the Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator.  During his campaign in Cincy, he developed Andy Dalton, A.J. Green, and utilized rookie RB Giovani Bernard effectively to the tune of 8 TDs (5 rushing, 3 receiving) on 695 rushing yards(4.1 avg) and 514 receiving yards (56 receptions, 71 targets).  Gruden now gets to coach a better QB, with more offensive weapons and doesn't have to face the Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns for 6 games each season.

The sky is the limit for the Redskins in 2014.


Joe Flacco, Alex Smith, Ryan Tannehill and Carson Palmer all outscored him in PPR leagues last season, but I would still draft him ahead of any of them.  He will probably drop pretty late in drafts, so if he returns to rookie form (or better), there is potential HUGE payoff for a late-round pick. After rushing for 7 TDs is in rookie year, Griffin failed to score a single rushing TD last year.  More valuable in Non-PPR leagues.  We ranked him 9th in our QB rankings.

Alfred Morris

More of a solid RB2 than a low end RB1, I expect his numbers to fall off a little this year because Gruden does not have the same reputation for producing RB's as Mike Shanahan did.  It will be interesting to see if Roy Helu, a better pass catcher, steals some snaps.  Morris went nearly 6 weeks without scoring a TD, but somehow found the endzone on a day he rushed for 26 yards against the New York Giants.  More valuable in Non-PPR leagues.  We ranked him 14th in our RB rankings.

Pierre Garcon

Has shown he can put up big numbers even when the rest of the offense does not play to their potential. As long as he's healthy, he'll get catches, yards, and occasional TD's, which makes him a tough player to value.  He caught 7 passes for 172 yards in Week 9 last season against the San Diego Chargers, but failed to score a TD.  He also caught 7 passes for just 46 yards the week before without a TD.  More valuable in PPR leagues.  We ranked him 12th in our WR rankings.

DeSean Jackson

Jackson exploded last season under Chip Kelly, but also remember that Jeremy Maclin was injured.  It's more likely that he returns to mid 50s receptions (career average prior to last season), but could and should be right around the 1,000 yard mark. However, I don't think he'll get as many looks as Garcon, which will make him inconsistent as a fantasy player.  More valuable in Non-PPR leagues.  We ranked him 20th in our WR rankings.

Jordan Reed

Reed appeared in just 9 games, but hauled in 45 receptions for 499 yards and 3 scores.  His best game was  in a 45-41 victory over the Chicago Bears when he grabbed 9 receptions for 134 yards and a TD.  Has a huge upside but he's had injury concerns.  More valuable in Non-PPR leagues  We ranked him 11th in our TE Rankings

Who Would You Rather Have - Charles Clay or Jordan Reed

As an added bonus, the Redskins also added Andre Roberts to the team this offseason, prior to Jackson being cut by the Eagles and joining the 'Skins.

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