Tuesday, August 21, 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 as well, 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


Chris Thompson78.7369.92.252.4455.93.71.8114.38
The injury to Derrius Guice could open up more early-down opportunities for Thompson as well, but he will continue to 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.
Robert Kelley118448.
Washington added 33-year-old Adrian Peterson on a one-year deal. Based on Peterson's performance last season, it's possible that Kelley (or Perine) handles most of the early-down work still with Derrius Guice on IR.
Adrian Peterson80.8290.93.1754.60.1151.75
Playing a total of 10 games -- four with New Orleans and six with Arizona, it was a disappointing season for the future first-ballot HOFer. In his age-32 season, Peterson averaged just 3.4 YPC. With Derrius Guice (ACL) out for the season, however, there is a chance that Peterson gets sufficient early-down work to become fantasy-relevant in 2018.
Samaje Perine83307.12.45380.20.449.31
Perine is dealing with an ankle injury that is expected to keep him sidelined for at least week. Once the season begins, it's unclear how the work will be allocated between Perine, Kelley and Peterson on early downs.
Kapri Bibbs13.
Byron Marshall6.625.10.13.625.

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Wide Receivers


Jamison Crowder76.4939.75729.40.11.8123.91
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 Doctson46.4612.56.50000.1100.05
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 Richardson41.1632.94.30000.188.89
Brian Quick9.6126.70.90000.117.87
Maurice Harris5.359.40.40000.18.14
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-game 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 Davis31.2399.420000.351.34
Jeremy Sprinkle5.762.70.50000.19.07

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