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|Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan spent big in order to move up in the draft to select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III and provide Washington with a franchise quarterback to match up against the other talented signal callers in the division. RGIIIís unique talents match up well with Shanahanís version of the west coast offense, which requires quarterbacks to spend plenty of time outside of the pocket, throwing on the run and scrambling for yards on the ground. At Baylor, Griffin was a monster operating out of the shotgun, throwing for 77 touchdowns and rushing for 32 more, but he will need to adapt his game in the NFL. He possesses an outstanding arm and blazing speed but the odds of him duplicating the season Carolinaís Cam Newton put together as a rookie seem slim. Griffin doesnít have Newtonís size and strength meaning he wonít be his teamís goal line back like Newton. The Redskins also donít have a true number one wideout like Newton had in Steve Smith but they do have a deep rotation of receivers that could be productive. If only the team had that type of depth along the offensive line, which has been a major concern and remains so heading into 2012. RGIII is an outstanding dynasty league prospect with a huge upside but fantasy owners are likely best served having him as a bench option in 2012.
|Redskins, DeSean Jackson agree -- Tue Apr 1 11:15 pm --|
|Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has agreed with the Washington Redskins. Jackson will join Washington on a three-year deal, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Redskins will pair him with a first-time head coach in Jay Gruden. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: With Jackson and Andre Roberts in the mix, the biggest fantasy winner has to be Robert Griffin III who now has legitimate play-makers at all three receiver spots and one of the best young receiving tight ends in Jordan Reed. With Pierre Garcon on the opposite side, Jackson will be hard-pressed to duplicate his WR1 stats from a year ago (82 rec, 1332 yds, 9 TDs). Both players see their fantasy value deflate a little with this acquisition.
|2nd round pick for Cousins? -- Wed Feb 19 12:50 pm --|
Redskins open to trading backup QB
|The Washington Redskins want a second-round pick in the NFL draft if they are going to trade backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, according to a person familiar with the teamís planning. It also is not known if Redskins officials will remain adamant about wanting to receive a second-round choice for Cousins or if the team ultimately might be willing to part with him for a lesser compensation package. (Washington Post)|
FF Today's Take: Cousins was a fourth-round pick in 2012 and new coach Jay Gruden has stated that Robert Griffin III is the starting quarterback. Cousins has stated that he would be open to a trade and the chance to start with another team. Ideally, the Redskins should keep Cousins for another season given RGIII's ups and downs and injury history, however given the number of QB-needy teams, a trade could easily be made for the 2nd-round compensation the Redskins are asking for.