Ryan Grant is entering his third season in the NFL, and maybe that will lead to a breakout campaign with the Redskins. He has to overcome a crowded depth chart with DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Josh Doctson and Jamison Crowder, and being in a reserve role will limit his upside. But he did improve in his second year in 2015 with 23 catches for 268 yards and two touchdowns, and we'll find out if he can take the next step in his career this season. He's not worth drafting in the majority of leagues, but we could see Grant have some positive moments this year, which could make him a waiver wire option in deeper formats.
Grant caught all three of his targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. The second-year wideout made the most of his usage on the day, finishing third on the team in receiving and scoring the first of three second-half Redskins touchdowns in what was an enthralling comeback effort. Despite Sunday's results, Grant is unlikely to assume a large role in the passing game any time soon, with Jordan Reed back in action and DeSean Jackson set to return. Washington will go on bye next week before a Nov. 8 matchup with the Patriots.
Redskins wide receiver Ryan Grant caught five of his seven targets for 45 yards in Sunday's win against the Eagles. Grant received a boost in targets with Andre Roberts being a healthy scratch and DeSean Jackson (hamstring) still unable to suit up. Grant is likely to drop down to forth on the depth chart once Jackson is back on the field in the next week.
Redskins wide receiver Ryan Grant secured three of his six targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 24-10 victory over the Rams. As expected, the domino effect of DeSean Jackson's absence affected Grant's participation in a positive way, affording him an additional four targets over last week. While Kirk Cousins generally kept things close to the vest and only averaged only 7.5 yards per attempt on Sunday, it was Grant who had a game-high 35 yard reception to open a first-quarter drive that ended in a Redskins field goal. Grant is expected to continue to receive increased opportunity over the next several weeks while Jackson remains sidelined.
Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson will miss 3-4 weeks due to a pulled hamstring, coach Jay Gruden told reporters Monday. "Could be shorter, but you never know with a hamstring," Gruden said. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported earlier Monday that Jackson was slated to miss a few games after an MRI revealed a fairly significant strain. Jackson sustained the injury early in Week 1 against the Dolphins. He had no catches and was injured on his only target, which was a deep pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins. Gruden said wide receiver Rashad Ross will have "to step up" in Jackson's absence. He also pointed to wide receivers Ryan Grant and Jamison Crowder as playing a larger role on offense. Although, Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed were the focal points of the passing game after Jackson exited Sunday's season opener.
Redskins wide receiver Ryan Grant is standing out during offseason practices and coaches are taking notice, per ESPN.com. "He's awesome, man. He really is," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "He runs every route exactly like you tell him to run it. He doesn't make any mental mistakes. He's got big, strong hands. It's just right now with Pierre, DeSean. Andre, we draft Crowder, it's a crowded room right now with a lot of skill. "But I won't hesitate one bit whether he's our starting Z, starting X, starting inside player, what have you. I think as a wide receiver he's very polished and he's just waiting his turn. He is ready to go, though. I promise you that. I love Ryan Grant and what he is and what he's about." Despite Grant's emergence during offseason practices, he'll likely end up as the fourth or fifth receiver on the team's depth chart.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||@New York Giants||23||23.88|
|11||11/21||Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|17||01/01||New York Giants||23||23.88|
|3 Year Avg||28||15||168||1||11||11.20||22|