Washington Redskins Depth Chart
- FedEx Field
- Head Coach
- Bill Callahan/Interim
- Offensive Coordinator
- Kevin O'Connell
- Defensive Coordinator
- Greg Manusky
- Special Teams Coach
- Nate Kalzor
- Defensive Scheme
Washington Redskins Roster
Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson is done for the 2019 season, as the team has set him on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury. It marks the second consecutive season that Richardsons campaign has come to an end while on IR, as the wideout had not suited up since Week 12 against Detroit. After hauling in touchdowns during two of his first three games this year, Richardson saw his role in the Washington passing attack ebb downward as the year progressed. Terry McLaurin should figure to continue to be the No. 1 option for rookie signal caller Dwayne Haskins over the final three weeks. Richardson finishes his season having made 28 catches for 245 yards and two scores.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Paul Richardson (hamstring) has been limited the last two days in practice. Richardson has been out since Nov. 24 against the Lions, but it's looking like he might be active again in Week 15's divisional tilt against the Eagles. In the season opener against Philly, Richardson had four catches for 36 yards. On the season as a whole, he's predictably disappointed in this weak offense for 28 catches (42 targets), 245 yards and two touchdowns. Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins isn't being asked to do much in a lost season, so it's hard to trust any receiver on this squad in fantasy outside of impressive rookie Terry McLaurin. If Richardson returns, avoid him in the fantasy semifinals.
Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins could be forced into action a little more this Sunday than he has been in recent weeks. His team has enjoyed a string of matchups against defenses susceptible to the run, allowing the Redskins to rely primarily on their backfield of late. The Eagles present a different kind of obstacle, as they're one of the less friendly matchups for opposing ground games and are not especially intimidating against the pass. Increased opportunity won't necessarily translate into fantasy success for Haskins, however, as he's completed under 60% of his passes in four straight games. The rookie has also thrown just three touchdowns this year, while committing eight turnovers. Haskins carries extreme risk into this matchup with Philly regardless of game script, but the potential is there for him to air it out more than he's used to.
Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson is once again in the driver's seat for his team's rushing workload. He performed admirably on increased touches last week when Derrius Guice went down with injury, and produced a quality fantasy line two weeks ago when the two RBs were splitting the work evenly. Those outings came against two of the most optimal running back matchups in the league, the Panthers and Packers. His Week 15 opponent is an Eagles Defense that figures to offer significantly more resistance, as they're holding opposing backs well under four yards per carry. Peterson has no one to contend with for rushing volume, but Chris Thompson could be utilized frequently as a pass-catching back in this matchup if Philly is once again up to the task of shutting down the ground game. Peterson comes in as heavily dependent on volume for fantasy purposes this week, and he may need a touchdown to be worth a spot in starting lineups.
Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson's fantasy value for Week 15 is likely to hinge on whether or not Adrian Peterson is able to get anything going on the ground against the Eagles. Philly is one of the least friendly fantasy defenses for running backs, which lends itself to the idea that Peterson may struggle. If such is the case on Sunday, the Redskins may have to turn to Thompson as the pass-catcher in order to move the ball. Dwayne Haskins hasn't shown anything that indicates the Redskins should be ready to trust him to launch the ball downfield for an entire game, so Thompson could be set up for a decent PPR day in the short-range passing game if this contest breaks right for him. He's coming off an eight-target outing in Week 14. Thompson isn't without his fair share of risk, but there is a clear path to opportunity here for fantasy owners scrambling to find a flex option in PPR leagues.