Sunday, July 29, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Washington Redskins

In addition to viewing our 2018 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Washington Redskins.



Alex Smith545.3362.6389922.98.250.3221.31.31.2258.69
Setting career highs, Smith threw for 4,042 yards and 26 touchdowns while adding 355 rushing yards last season. Not only was 2017 the first time he finished as a top-12 fantasy quarterback, Smith finished as fantasy's QB3 last season. Now in Washington, he takes over for Kirk Cousins, who has finished as a top-eight fantasy quarterback in each of the past three seasons. Since Gruden coached Andy Dalton (QB5) in 2013, he's now coached a QB to a top-eight fantasy finish in four of the past five seasons.
Colt McCoy2.71.8190.10.100000.96

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Running Backs


Derrius Guice263.11144.58.216.1120.80.51.5175.73
Regardless of why he slipped to the middle of Round 2, Guice is arguably the second-most talented running back in this year's rookie class. While Guice should dominate touches on first and second down, coach Jay Gruden comments about the rookie's pass-catching skills — "it's been very exciting" — is encouraging.
Chris Thompson61.2287.61.753.3463.73.71.8103.93
Even if Guice is more involved than expected as a receiver, Thompson should handle the majority of the team's third-down snaps. Missing the final six games of the season, Thompson had 294 rushing yards, 39 catches for 510 yards and a total of six touchdowns through 10 games. Through Week 11 (his last game played), Thompson was the RB12 (RB10 in PPR) in fantasy football scoring.
Samaje Perine39.3145.41.27.456.20.20.427.76
Robert Kelley15.358.
Kapri Bibbs1.76.900.

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Wide Receivers


Jamison Crowder75.3926.24.96.627.70.11.8121.79
Dealing with a lingering hamstring issue last season, Crowder says he "feel[s] great now." Crowder finished with a 66/789/3 line last season, but Smith and Crowder have demonstrated early rapport that could lead to a true breakout with good health.
Josh Doctson46.7616.46.50000.1100.44
Going into his third season, Doctson has generally underwhelmed but he led the team with six receiving touchdowns last season. Head coach Jay Gruden recently said that Doctson won't put up "eye-popping stats," but that Doctson will be "most dangerous" in the red zone.
Paul Richardson40.5623.74.30000.187.97
Brian Quick9.6126.70.90000.117.87
Maurice Harris4.348.20.30000.16.42
Trey Quinn3.939.80.20000.24.78

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Tight Ends


Jordan Reed67.5688.56.10000.4104.65
If he ever puts together a 16-team season, Reed has the potential to lead all tight ends in fantasy points. Unfortunately, he has missed at least four games in four of his five NFL seasons including 10 missed games last season. In his healthiest season (14 games in 2015), Reed had a monster 87/952/11 line.
Vernon Davis32.3423.12.10000.354.31
Jeremy Sprinkle1.819.80.200003.18

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