Crowder, who hauled in three of his seven targets for 25 yards in Week 17's loss to the Giants, ended the season with 66 receptions for 789 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games.
Crowder burst onto the scene in 2016 as a dynamic scoring threat for Washington, reaching the end zone seven times last season. While his reception totals were almost identical -- 67 receptions in 2016 -- Crowder failed to find the end zone as often this year and didn't make the fantasy leap that many were projecting for him at the beginning of the season. Still, Crowder managed some outstanding weekly performances, recording over 120 receiving yards in two games. The offseason provides another opportunity for Crowder to grow into the No. 1 wideout role in Washington's offense as he enters his final season under contract.
Crowder (hamstring) corralled all four of his targets for 47 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-11 win over the Broncos.
Perhaps as a means of limiting Crowder's workload while managing the hamstring issue, the Redskins only allowed the wideout to play 31 offensive snaps, his fewest of the season. The lightened snap count didn't prevent Crowder from reaching the end zone for the second time in as many games, however, allowing the 24-year-old to pay dividends for those that kept him active in the fantasy playoffs. With the Redskins having been removed from postseason contention for a while, Crowder may not see a full slate of snaps in Week 17, but a favorable matchup with a porous Giants secondary might be enough to justify rolling him in most leagues.
Crowder (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday against the Broncos.
Crowder has tended to hamstring concerns since he reported to training camp, but it won't stop him from taking the field for the 14th time in 15 chances this season. Unfortunately for Crowder, he likely will be lined up with slot corner Chris Harris for most of the contest, which could cause his catch rate in a given game to fall below 50 percent for the first time since Week 10.
Crowder (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against the Broncos, per a source, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.
You'll want to await official word from the team regarding Crowder's status leading up to Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff.
Crowder (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Crowder was a limited participant at every practice this week, making his first appearance on the injury report since November. He's been bothered by his hamstring at various points this season, most notably back in Week 9 when he missed a game. Crowder has gone over 50 yards in six of his past seven appearances, but there's reason for skepticism if he'll be playing at less than 100 percent while primarily facing Denver's Chris Harris, arguably the best slot corner in the NFL. An absence would free up a spot in three-wide formations for Maurice Harris (back) or Brian Quick, with Ryan Grant likely getting more snaps in the slot. While Crowder seems likely to play, his status may not be known for sure until the Redskins release their inactive list at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET on Sunday.
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|