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Football Team's Jeremy Reaves: Receives promotion
Washington signed Reaves to the active roster Tuesday, Kyle Stackpole of the team's official site reports.
Reaves was on the practice squad but received a promotion following news that Landon Collins (torn Achilles) is done for the year. The 24-year-old safety played 11 games for Washington over the previous two seasons, recording 15 tackles and a pass breakup. He'll operate in a reserve role on defense, as Kamren Curl is in line for a starting role at strong safety.... See More ... See Less
Football Team's Jeremy Sprinkle: Makes first catch of 2020
Sprinkle caught his lone target for six yards in Sunday's 25-3 win over the Cowboys.
Sprinkle tied his season-high with 28 offensive snaps, and he finally made his first catch of the year. Washington likely opted for more two tight-end sets because the wide receiver corps has been ravaged by injuries, and the Football Team could come back from the Week 8 bye healthier than before, which would cut into Sprinkle's workload once again.... See More ... See Less
Football Team's Cam Sims: Not productive despite high usage
Sims caught his lone target for 22 yards in Sunday's 25-3 win over the Cowboys.
Antonio Gandy-Golden (hamstring) went to IR after a Week 6 loss to the Giants and Isaiah Wright (shoulder) was ruled out for Sunday's game, so Sims started and played 88 percent of the offensive snaps. It didn't turn into much production, but he out-snapped both Dontrelle Inman by 38 snaps and Terry McLaurin by three snaps. That level of usage is bound to regress eventually, and with a Week 8 bye on tap, it's possible this was just a one-week surge.... See More ... See Less
Football Team's Dontrelle Inman: Blanked by Dallas
Inman wasn't targeted in Sunday's 25-3 win over the Cowboys.
Inman played 20 of 69 offensive snaps (29 percent), but he still ranked third among Washington's wide receivers in snap share behind Terry McLaurin and Cam Sims. Getting jumped by Sims is noteworthy because he started the 2020 season on Washington's practice squad, but Sims didn't do much with his opportunities, either, catching just one pass for 22 yards. Washington has a bye week coming up and will return to action Week 9 against the Giants.... See More ... See Less
Football Team's Peyton Barber: Can't get going against Cowboys
Barber rushed 10 times for 34 yards in Sunday's 25-3 win over the Cowboys.
Barber couldn't get much going on the ground Sunday, but he managed to rush for three first downs. He took a clear backseat to Antonio Gibson, who enjoyed a breakout performance with 20 carries for 128 yards (6.4 YPC) and a touchdown while recording three red-zone rushes to Barber's zero. If Barber loses his red-zone opportunities, he essentially loses all fantasy value because he's averaging 2.1 yards per carry and has caught just one pass this season.... See More ... See Less
Football Team's Landon Collins: Officially lands on IR
Washington placed Collins (Achilles) on injured reserve Tuesday.
This move was just a matter of time, as Collins underwent season-ending surgery to repair his torn left Achilles on Monday. This is a significant loss for a Washington defense that has been a bright spot of an otherwise turbulent season. Collins was on pace for a third consecutive season with 100-plus tackles, and he added two sacks, a pass breakup and an interception through the first seven games. He's in the second season of a six-year, $84 million contract, and it would cost Washington $13.8 million in dead cap space if the Football Team released him this offseason. Kamren Curl is expected to start at strong safety moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Football Team's Kamren Curl: Starting role on tap
Curl will start at strong safety following news that Landon Collins (torn Achilles) is done for the season, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
The Football Team selected Curl in the seventh round of April's draft after the 21-year-old spent three years as a starter for Arkansas. Curl immediately secured a role in Washington's defense, logging more than 30 percent of the defensive workload in five of seven games and recording 17 tackles (12 solo). Now, he's set to bump into a starting role that could pay major dividends for fantasy managers in IDP settings. Collins was on pace for a third straight 100-tackle season, and while Curl isn't of the same caliber, he could produce similar numbers at the position. He's worth a flier in deeper leagues, although Washington will be on bye Week 8.... See More ... See Less
Football Team's Landon Collins: Opts for Achilles surgery
Collins underwent season-ending surgery Monday after an MRI confirmed he tore his left Achilles' tendon in Sunday's 25-3 win over the Cowboys, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Before sustaining the significant injury in the second quarter of the victory, Collins compiled 41 tackles (24 solo), two sacks, an interception and a forced fumble over Washington's first seven games. The team is expected to provide a post-surgery update on Collins in the coming days, but given the nature of his injury, he may not be ready to go for the start of the 2021 campaign. Collins, who is in the midst of the second season of a six-year, $84 million contract, would cost Washington $13.8 million in dead cap space if the Football Team releases him this offseason.... See More ... See Less
Football Team's Chase Young: Collects six tackles in win
Young finished with six tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 25-3 victory over Dallas.
Young ended the contest tied for the team lead with six tackles, the best performance of his young career. The defensive end was on the field for 82 percent of Washington's defensive snaps.... See More ... See Less
Football Team's Jon Bostic: Likely will avoid suspension
Bostic won't be suspended for his hit on Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton (concussion) during Sunday's win, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Dalton had given himself up and was sliding to the ground when Bostic lowered his shoulder and administered a violent hit on the quarterback's head, forcing him to leave the game and enter concussion protocol. Bostic was ejected for his actions, but it appears the league won't hand him any further discipline. A hefty fine could still be on the docket, but Bostic should remain in his starting middle linebacker role when Washington resumes play Week 9 against the Giants.... See More ... See Less
Football Team's Dustin Hopkins: Misfires again Sunday
Hopkins made one of two field goals and both extra-point attempts in Sunday's 25-3 win over the Cowboys.
Hopkins has connected on just eight of 12 field goals and 11 of 12 extra points this season. His misfire during Sunday's win wasn't as damaging because Washington had a substantial lead at that point, but it's simply another knock on Hopkins, whose job security was up for debate already. With a Week 8 bye on tap, it wouldn't be surprising if Washington tried out another kicker, but if Hopkins holds onto the starting job, the Week 9 matchup against the Giants should be favorable for fantasy purposes.... See More ... See Less
Football Team's J.D. McKissic: Totals 51 scrimmage yards
McKissic carried five times for 35 yards and caught both his targets for an additional 16 yards during Sunday's 25-3 win over the Cowboys.
McKissic was quite effective as a ball carrier, averaging 7.0 yards per carry, but he didn't make his usual impact as a pass catcher with his team playing from ahead throughout the game. He could have more passes thrown his way in Week 9 against the Giants following the WFT's Week 8 bye, but he seems unlikely to take over as the lead back anytime soon after Antonio Gibson erupted for 128 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries in this one. As such, McKissic should be left on the bench in the majority of fantasy formats.... See More ... See Less
Football Team's Landon Collins: Season-ending injury feared
Collins likely tore his Achilles during Sunday's win over Dallas, and he'll have an MRI on Monday to confirm the diagnosis, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Collins apparently texted Josina Anderson of ESPN saying that he felt his Achilles "pop" and will be heading for surgery. There's still no confirmation from the team about the nature of his injury, but Collins will be shut down for the rest of the season once the diagnosis is confirmed. The 26-year-old safety was on pace for yet another season with more than 100 tackles, as he's consistently among the top performers in IDP fantasy settings. Kamren Curl and Troy Apke will take on expanded roles moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Football Team's Kyle Allen: Throws two TD passes
Allen completed 15 of 25 pass attempts for 194 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 25-3 win over the Cowboys. He also carried four times for 11 yards.
Allen managed a season-best 7.8 yards per attempt while completing a 52-yard touchdown pass to Terry McLaurin and adding a 15-yard strike to Logan Thomas in the second quarter. He wasn't especially productive the rest of the way, but he didn't need to do much as the Dallas offense struggled both before and after Andy Dalton (concussion) left the game. Allen now has a 4:1 TD:INT to go along with 474 passing yards over the last two games and will look to continue his respectable play in Week 9 against the Giants.... See More ... See Less
Football Team's Logan Thomas: Scores TD for second straight game
Thomas caught all four of his targets for 60 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 25-3 win over the Cowboys.
Thomas finished second on the team in most major receiving categories and scored an impressive 15-yard touchdown in the second quarter. This was Thomas' second straight game with a touchdown, while he set a new season high in yardage and tied his best output of four receptions. He should be a key cog in the offense again in Week 9 against the Giants after the Football Team's Week 8 bye.... See More ... See Less
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