Coach: Jay Gruden
OC: Kevin O’Connell
QB: Colt McCoy, Case Keenum, Dwayne Haskins, Josh Woodrum, Alex Smith
RBs: Derrius Guice, Adrian Peterson, Samaje Perine, Chris Thompson, Craig Reynolds, Bryce Love
FBs: Elijah Wellman
WRs: Josh Doctson, Paul Richardson, Terry McLaurin, Kelvin Harmon, Brian Quick, Trey Quinn, Darvin Kidsy, Robert Davis, Cam Sims, Steven Sims, TJ Rahming, Jehu Chesson
TEs: Jordan Reed, Vernon Davis, Jeremy Sprinkle, Matt Flanagan, JP Holtz, Donald Parham
2019 Draft (offense only):
Round 1, Pick 15 – QB – Dwayne Haskins – Ohio State
Round 3, Pick 76 – WR – Terry McLaurin – Ohio State
Round 4, Pick 112 – RB – Bryce Love – Stanford
Round 4, Pick 131 – OG – Wes Martin – Indiana
Round 5, Pick 173 – C – Ross Pierschbacher – Alabama
Round 6, Pick 206 – WR – Kelvin Harmon – NC State
2019 Undrafted Free Agents (fantasy offense only):
RB – Craig Reynolds – Kuztown
WR – Steven Sims – Kansas
WR – TJ Rahming – Duke
TE – Donald Parham – Stetson
Key Offseason Additions (fantasy offense):
QB – Case Keenum
Training Camp Preview: Rookies 7/24, Veterans 7/24
Jay Gruden is coming into his 6th season as the Redskins head coach. They promoted Kevin O’Connell to offensive coordinator, previously their QB coach in 2017 and passing game coordinator/QB coach in 2018. They Redskins lost Alex Smith in Week 11 last year with a severe leg break. They suffered from poor QB play the rest of the year, resulting in some major off-season moves. They acquired Case Keenum from Denver, and then went on to draft Dwayne Haskins with their first round pick. We won’t be expecting much from this young Redskins offense this year, but they have a lot of young talent that can become useful for us in years to come.
We’ll briefly go over the quarterbacks here. They have Case Keenum, Colt McCoy and Dwayne Haskins. There is no clarity on who has the leg up to start week 1. We will not be drafting either of these guys in redraft leagues. Haskins is a value in dynasty league drafts this year. Monitor this camp battle closely, specifically Haskins and whichever receiver he is in sync with.
At running back, Adrian Peterson is back for another season and Derrius Guice is returning from his torn ACL last year. Peterson quietly ran for over 1,000 yards last year and should not be dismissed. Guice is the more exciting talent but should be worked back into the offense slowly. Perhaps by mid-season, Guice can start taking over and produce at an RB2+ level. Peterson has an ADP around RB57 and Guice around RB26. I’m willing to spend a mid-round pick on Guice if he excels this August and Washington commits to him as their starter. Chris Thompson is still here and will get work on third downs and passing situations. Samaje Perine will compete for the RB4 job with Craig Reynolds and 4th round draft pick Bryce Love. Love has been placed on the PUP list to start camp and may not be ready for his rookie season.
The Redskins have a cluster of WRs we will need to monitor this training camp. I’m not sure we are interested in anyone in redraft leagues for this year. Josh Doctson and Paul Richardson should be the starting outside receivers. Doctson is a big bodied red-zone threat, and Richardson the deep target that can stretch the field. They drafted Terry McLaurin out of Ohio State in the third round, and then Kelvin Harmon out of NC State. Harmon should get a chance to prove himself if Doctson continues to unimpress. McLaurin has a chance to earn the starting slot role but will have to beat out Trey Quinn. Players trying to make the team include; Brian Quick, Darvin Kidsy, Robert Davis, Steven Sims, Cam Sims, TJ Rahming and Jehu Chesson. I’ll be most interest on watching the top five guys in Doctson/Richardson/McLaurin/Harmon/Quinn. Whoever is clicking with Haskins will grab my attention
Jordan Reed headlines the tight end group here. Vernon Davis is back for another season and will be the primary backup. Reed has been labeled injury prone, but was able to play in 13 games last season and finished as TE14. He’s a decent TE2 option on draft day in redraft leagues. If he can somehow play a full 16 games, he should end up as a TE1. Because I’m cautious about the quarterback situation, I’ll probably let someone else grab Reed and look elsewhere. After Reed and Davis, Jeremy Sprinkle, Matt Flanagan, JP Holtz and Donald Parham will compete to finish out the group.
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