Found September 08, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Redskins’ Head Coach Mike Shanahan loves a murky running back situation. He loves his opponents not to know what kind of back they’ll have to game plan against and he loves to be able to switch running backs depending on the matchup. It’s a smart football philosophy, but it creates a wasteland in fantasy leagues. Alfred Morris, Evan Royster, and Roy Helu all will probably start at some point this season and not just that, any of those 3 could start this week. I’d also be willing to be bet that a running back not currently on the Redskins’ roster (Steve Slaton? Tim Hightower? Ryan Torain?) will get a start for the team this season. Shanahan has one of his murkiest running back situations ever this season. Not only do we not know who the starter will be, as Shanahan refused to name one publicly, preferring to “keep them guessing,” the players themselves don’t seem to know either. Evan Royster, one of the candidates, says “I think they’re going to keep us pretty much in the dark until ...

Redskins New Era Faces Stern First Test

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Redskins' RG3 first NFL touchdown pass (video)

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III hit Pierre Garcon for an 88-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to begin his NFL career against the New Orleans Saints.    RG3 also hit Aldrick Robinson for a 5-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.

Redskins to be without Brandon Meriweather for 2-4 weeks

Expected to be a starting safety for the Redskins, Brandon Meriweather has sprained his MCL and PCL during practice, re-aggravating an injury that plagued him during Training Camp, and he will miss about 2-4 weeks. Meriweather is not a great safety, even though he’s made two Pro Bowls. The Patriots cut him last offseason as a surprising final cut and the Bears took a chance on...

Fantasy Football Alert: Rookie RB Alfred Morris to start for Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins under head coach Mike Shanahan have been a nightmare for fantasy football owners. This week is no different. The Redskins official website last week listed Evan Royster as the number one back for Washington. Despite what the website listed, Shanahan told the media he had already made up his mind, but refused to reveal which running back would receive the starting...

Fred Davis Sees Few Targets vs. Saints

Redskins tight end Fred Davis was only targeted four times Sunday against the Saints. He caught two passes for 38 yards in the game, Robert Griffin III's first.Fantasy Spin:Davis reportedly wasn't targeted that much by Griffin in practice and during the preseason, and that continued Sunday. He's a low-end TE1 at this point.

Alfred Morris Carries Heavy Workload For Washington

Redskins rookie Alfred Morris started and handled a heavy workload in Week 1, carrying the ball 28 times for 96 yards and two touchdowns.Fantasy Spin:Evan Royster and Roy Helu had two carries apiece. Don't go crazy trying to acquire Morris' services. Remember, Tim Hightower had 45 carries for 168 yards in the first two weeks last season.

Pierre Garcon or Vincent Jackson: Who's Better for Week 1?

Which big free-agent receiver signing will you go with in Week 1?  Will it be Washington Redskins top receiver, Pierre Garcon? Or will you...

Washington Redskins vs New Orleans Saints: Five Things We Learned

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Saints CB Patrick, Redskins WR Garcon hurt

Saints cornerback Johnny Patrick has hurt his right leg during Sunday's regular-season opener against the Washington Redskins, and has been carted to the locker room after being examined on the sideline. The Redskins, meanwhile, say receiver Pierre Garcon has hurt his right foot and is questionable to return. Patrick, who started after New Orleans scratched Jabari Greer (groin...

Griffin III veteran-like as Redskins outslug Saints

NEW ORLEANS -- So much for that steep learning curve. Showcasing his amazing athletic package of speed and accuracy, Robert Griffin III toyed with a dazed New Orleans Saints defense to power the Washington Redskins to a 40-32 victory Sunday in a spectacular NFL debut at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Griffin completed 19-of-26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and he burned...

Saints Lose to the Skins? Pfft. Pfft. Pfft.

It’s a bad game when the Saints MVP candidate is Astroturf, as it had a better shot of tripping up Robert Griffin III than its defense. I must hand it to RGIII, however. He looked mature in his first outing and in time will emerge as a smarter, more controlled version of Michael Vick. And, that’s gonna be dangerous for all us non-Redskins football fans. Goodness gracious, could...
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