Crowder finished the 2018 campaign with 29 catches for 388 yards and two touchdowns on 49 targets in nine games. The 2015 fourth-round pick played 15 or 16 games in each of his first three seasons, catching 59, 67 and 66 passes while primarily working the slot. His role didn't change in 2018, but he struggled to find chemistry with Alex Smith (leg) early in the season, then missed seven consecutive games with an ankle injury. By the time Crowder made it back into the lineup, Colt McCoy (leg) had taken over at quarterback, soon to be followed by Mark Sanchez and eventually Josh Johnson. Now scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, Crowder should be one of the more attractive options at his position, boasting a 67.2 percent career catch rate with 8.0 yards per target. He still has some breakout appeal ahead of his age-26 season, though it may require a change of scenery if the Redskins can't figure out their quarterback situation. Even if the breakout never happens, Crowder should find his way back toward his 2016-17 level of contribution.
Crowder (wrist) practiced fully Thursday. Crowder quickly ditched a wrist injury that capped his practice reps Wednesday. With the issue behind him, he can take aim at an Eagles defense that has given up 8.4 YPT and 17 touchdowns to wide receivers this season.
Crowder was limited at Wednesday's practice due to a wrist injury, Les Carpenter of The Washington Post reports. Crowder spent the meat of the 2018 campaign in recovery mode as a result of an ankle issue, but the fourth-year wide receiver has connected with whoever has been under center for the Redskins the past four games, hauling in 15 of his 22 targets for 247 yards and one touchdown. Assuming he's active Sunday against the Eagles, he should serve as Josh Johnson's No. 1 option with Jordan Reed (foot) a long shot to play and Maurice Harris and Vernon Davis both embedded in the concussion protocol.
Crowder had five catches (seven targets) for 78 yards in Saturday's 25-16 loss to Tennessee. Crowder continues to be Josh Johnson's favorite target, resulting in two fantasy-relevant stat lines in the three games with the Redskins' recent quarterback. The 25-year-old has proven to be a reliable PPR option over the previous three seasons, but Johnson's inaccurate arm makes Crowder a risky play against the Eagles, even with the recent uptick in production and soft matchup.
Crowder (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports. Crowder's return to full activity should clear up any lingering concern that he may have suffered a setback with the ankle injury that sidelined him for seven games before he suited up in the last two contests. The wideout caught two of seven targets for 87 yards and a touchdown in the Week 14 loss to the Giants and could draw more volume in the passing game Sunday in Jacksonville with top tight end Jordan Reed (toe) and fellow starting receiver Josh Doctson (concussion) both seemingly trending toward sitting out.
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