Originally posted on Roto Arcade  |  Last updated 11/8/11
OK, this couldn't possibly have been Washington's game-plan against the Niners: Roy Helu saw as many pass targets on Sunday (17) as all of the Redskins' wide receivers combined (Gaffney 5, Hankerson 5, Austin 5, Armstrong 1, Paul 1). Washington quarterback John Beck seemed to be acutely aware — perhaps too aware — of the prior week's sack total. Beck was dropped 10 times by the Bills in Week 8, and many of the sacks were entirely his fault, as he held the ball far too long. He certainly wasn't guilty of that mistake in the San Francisco game (only one sack), but he rarely allowed anything to develop deep, instead checking down, Jason Campbell-style. That approach helped Helu's PPR owners in no small way, though it also eliminated the possibility of big plays for Washington's offense. The Redskins' longest play from scrimmage went for 17 yards. So this is a team (and a quarterback) still searching for the right risk/reward balance. It's tough to expect double-digit catches from any...
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