Fantasy Football 2014: 5 Washington Redskins to Target On Draft Day

Fantasy Football 2014: 5 Washington Redskins You Should Draft

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The Washington Redskins were a solid source of fantasy production in 2013, with top-15 scorers at wide receiver (Pierre Garcon) and running back (Alfred Morris). Tight end Jordan Reed was very good when healthy, and Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins combined for more than 4,000 passing yards.

Here are five Redskins that are worth targeting in fantasy drafts this year, with league depth and format along with draft day value considered.

5. RB Roy Helu

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5. RB Roy Helu

Roy Helu, Fantasy Football
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Helu has not done much since a productive rookie season in 2011 (640 rushing yards, 49 receptions), but he has value in deep leagues as a handcuff to Alfred Morris and his overall role may expand this year with a change in offensive scheme.

4. ILB Perry Riley

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4. ILB Perry Riley

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The retirement of London Fletcher leaves a void in Washington's linebacking corp, but it was Riley who led the team in tackles (115 total; 72 solo) last year. He also had three sacks, nine pass breakups and an interception, and I think Riley is an IDP sleeper this year.

3. TE Jordan Reed

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3. TE Jordan Reed

Jordan Reed, Fantasy Football 2014
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Reed missed the final six games of his rookie season with a concussion, but his production in the nine games he played last year (45 receptions for 499 yards and three touchdowns) is hard to ignore. It would be wise to secure a solid backup on draft day, but Reed's upside makes him worth a long look.

2. RB Alfred Morris

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2. RB Alfred Morris

Alfred Morris, Fantasy Football 2014
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Fantasy owners that expected Morris to repeat his 2012 rookie season last year may have been disappointed, but he still had 1,275 yards on the ground (fourth in the league) on 276 carries along with seven touchdowns. A lack of receptions (20 in two seasons) is a big concern and keeps him out of the elite class of fantasy running backs, but Morris is still worth drafting as a low-end RB1.

1. QB Robert Griffin III

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1. QB Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III, 2014 Fantasy Football
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Griffin III has a chance to be a draft day value after a dismal 2013, and a more pass-oriented offense is likely coming under new head coach Jay Gruden. Being further removed from his ACL tear will only help his chances to rebound, and even with the injury risk attached to being a running quarterback Griffin will be worth considering after the top quarterbacks are gone.


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