2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Washington Redskins

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In addition to viewing our 2018 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Washington Redskins.


Alex Smith548.2364.63920238.549.2216.51.21.2258.25
Setting career highs, Smith threw for 4,042 yards and 26 touchdowns while adding 355 rushing yards last season. Not only was 2017 the first time he finished as a top-12 fantasy quarterback, Smith finished as fantasy's QB3 last season. Now in Washington, he takes over for Kirk Cousins, who has finished as a top-eight fantasy quarterback in each of the past three seasons. Since Gruden coached Andy Dalton (QB5) in 2013 as well, he's now coached a QB to a top-eight fantasy finish in four of the past five seasons.
Colt McCoy2.81.9200.10.100001

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Running Backs

Chris Thompson82.2386.32.351.4447.23.61.8115.15
Missing the final six games of the season, Thompson had 294 rushing yards, 39 catches for 510 yards and a total of six touchdowns through 10 games. Through Week 11 (his last game played), Thompson was the RB12 (RB10 in PPR) in fantasy football scoring. Even though he's said he won't be 100 percent until November, Thompson will be on the field Week 1 and should continue to handle the majority of the team's third-down snaps.
Adrian Peterson172.56216.68.969.40.21107.84
Playing a total of 10 games -- four with New Orleans and six with Arizona, it was a disappointing season for the future first-ballot HOFer. In his age-32 season, Peterson averaged just 3.4 YPC. With Derrius Guice (ACL) out for the season, however, Peterson should get sufficient early-down work to become fantasy-relevant in 2018. Making his debut in Washington's third preseason game, Peterson carried the ball 11 times for 56 yards.
Robert Kelley64.224425.131.60.3041.36
Kelley may get more early-down snaps than Samaje Perine, but he appears to be a distant second to Peterson based on first-team reps in the team's third preseason game.
Samaje Perine47.1174.31.44.534.20.10.429.05
At this point, Perine (ankle) seems to be no better than fourth for touches amongst the team's running backs.
Byron Marshall6.424.30.12.517.

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Wide Receivers

Jamison Crowder75.7931.14.96.828.60.11.8122.37
A groin injury has sidelined Crowder this preseason, but he's expected to be on the field Week 1. Crowder finished with a 66/789/3 line last season and despite the current injury, Smith and Crowder had demonstrated early rapport that could lead to a true breakout assuming better health in 2018.
Josh Doctson46.7616.46.50000.1100.44
Going into his third season, Doctson has generally underwhelmed but he led the team with six receiving touchdowns last season. Head coach Jay Gruden recently said that Doctson won't put up "eye-popping stats," but that Doctson will be "most dangerous" in the red zone.
Paul Richardson43.8674.54.60000.194.85
Maurice Harris11.1124.30.90000.117.63
Trey Quinn5.859.20.30000.27.32

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Tight Ends

Jordan Reed67.4687.56.10000.4104.55
If he ever puts together a 16-game season, Reed has the potential to lead all tight ends in fantasy points. Unfortunately, he has missed at least four games in four of his five NFL seasons including 10 missed games last season. In his healthiest season (14 games in 2015), Reed had a monster 87/952/11 line.
Vernon Davis33.6430.12.20000.355.61
Jeremy Sprinkle5.762.70.50000.19.07

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