Redskins Fantasy Rankings, Projections, Analysis for Every Player

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  • See our experts' fantasy rankings, projections and analysis for every relevant Washington Redskins player.

The Redskins have a crowded backfield. Adrian Peterson is back. Derrius Guice makes his long-awaited return. And then there’s Chris Thompson.

How will touches be distributed between the three backs? What else should we expect from this offense in 2019?

Our analysts rank all their key players by scoring format, project their season-long stat lines and analyze their overall outlooks heading into the season.

Redskins Fantasy Rankings, Projections

Dwayne Haskins, QB

  • Pass: 198 comp | 323 att | 61.3 comp% | 2,211 yds | 12.4 TDs | 9.5 INTs
  • Rush: 25 car | 56 yds | 0.8 TDs

Case Keenum, QB

  • Pass: 136 comp | 216 att | 63.2 comp% | 1,474 yds | 8.1 TDs | 5.4 INTs
  • Rush: 13 car | 46 yds | 0.5 TDs

Derrius Guice, RB

  • Rush: 143 car | 603 yds | 4.9 TDs
  • Rec: 18 catches | 133 yds | 0.7 TDs

Adrian Peterson, RB

  • Rush: 148 car | 593 yds | 4.6 TDs
  • Rec: 13 catches | 98 yds | 0.4 TDs
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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson, RB

  • Rush: 48 car | 209 yds | 1.3 TDs
  • Rec: 46 catches | 361 yds | 2 TDs

Paul Richardson, WR

  • Rec: 40.5 catches | 547 yds | 3.2 TDs

Trey Quinn, WR

  • Rec: 41.4 catches | 488 yds | 2.6 TDs

Josh Doctson, WR

  • Rec: 36.3 catches | 474 yds | 2.7 TDs

Terry McLaurin, WR

  • Rec: 34.1 catches | 454 yds | 2.7 TDs

Jordan Reed, TE

  • Rec: 52 catches | 536 yds | 3.4 TDs

Note: Projections as of August 22.


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Redskins Fantasy Outlooks

Chris Raybon breaks down Jay Gruden’s playcalling tendencies to forecast who will benefit most.

  • In June, ESPN reported that running backs coach Randy Jordan envisions a 50-50 or 60-40 split in carries between Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice. That doesn’t even factor in Chris Thompson, who is averaging 4.4 targets and 4.2 carries since Gruden came aboard in 2014. Gruden’s backfields have collectively averaged 21.8 carries and 6.4 targets over that span, so even if we take the five-year highs (24.9 carries, 6.9 targets) and subtract only Thompson’s five-year lows (1.5, 3.5), we’re looking at roughly 23.5 carries and 3.5 targets — and the carries may not be realistic in the first place given they went 9-7 that year but are projected to be one of the worst teams in the league in 2019. If anything, the Redskins should be running less: Their 59% run rate on first down last season tied for second-highest, but their 43% success rate ranked 29th.
  • The Redskins, may, in fact, run less often on first down with Kevin O’Connell promoted to offensive coordinator. Jordan Reed has been at his most efficient on first down (8.9 vs. 7.3), as have Paul Richardson (10.6 vs. 6.6) and Josh Doctson (9.2 vs. 5.7), though rookie third-rounder Terry McLuarin will probably be starting over Doctson sooner rather than later.
  • Jamison Crowder averaged 5.9 targets and a 4.0-47-0.27 receiving line as the slot receiver in this offense from 2015-18, but that dropped to 5.4 targets and a 3.7-42-0.26 line in games which Reed plays. Given the low-upside nature of his role, Trey Quinn shouldn’t be an option unless (until?) injuries thin out the team’s pass-catcher corps.

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