Crowder caught two of seven targets for 87 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 40-16 loss to the Giants.
Crowder was on his way to a dud until he took a Josh Johnson pass all the way for a 79-yard touchdown thanks in large part to some sloppy Giants defense. Johnson looked good after entering the game with Washington trailing 40-0, and he's already been named the starter for Week 15 in Jacksonville, which is probably good news for Crowder given how poorly Mark Sanchez played in helping to dig Washington's 40-0 hole.
Crowder (ankle) played 29 of the Redskins' 45 offensive snaps (64 percent) in Monday's 28-13 loss to the Eagles, hauling in all four of his targets for 36 yards. He also lost five yards on his lone carry.
Making his first appearance since Week 5, Crowder started alongside Josh Doctson and Maurice Harris and finished second on the team in receiving yardage. Crowder's output was still rather uninspiring, which speaks to the weak state of a Washington passing game that is now down to its third-string signal-caller (Mark Sanchez) after starter Colt McCoy suffered a fractured fibula in the contest. With Sanchez directing the offense in Week 14 against the Giants and likely for additional games to follow, the Redskins will likely lean on a run-heavy attack or short-passing game that should limit Crowder's opportunity to post meaningful fantasy production.
Crowder (ankle) is active for Monday's game in Philadelphia.
After practicing in pads and running routes throughout the week, Crowder showed he was trending toward his first game action since Week 5. He could take over the slot receiver role entirely with Trey Quinn tending to an ankle injury, which required the use of a walking boot Sunday. Despite the lack of clarity surrounding his workload, Crowder will look to exploit an Eagles defense that has given up 200.7 receiving yards per game and 13 total touchdowns to wideouts in 11 outings this season.
There were positive signs all week that a return was possible for Crowder, including working in pads and running routes at practice. He maintained limited sessions Thursday through Saturday and eventually was deemed questionable for Monday's divisional showdown. Assuming he's active, Crowder should see plenty of reps in the slot, though he may share some of the workload with rookie Trey Quinn.
The Redskins are holding practice Saturday night, so it remains to be seen whether Crowder progresses beyond his limited participation the rest of the week. The 25-year-old struggled with only 13 receptions for 134 yards and a touchdown in four games prior to suffering the ankle injury in early October. Crowder's chances for returning from a seven-game absence continue to be up in the air.
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