The Washington Redskins play the Oakland Raiders in a prime time Sunday night game this weekend. While the game itself should be intriguing, many fans will be watching to see how their fantasy football players perform. This article will serve as a guide for all Redskins fantasy players.
Who to start
Terrelle Pryor- Pryor has gotten off to a slow start in the first two weeks and is looking like a bust for many owners who used a early pick on him. However, he now has had time to gain chemistry with quaterback Kirk Cousins. In addition, he is going up against an Oakland Raiders defense that allowed Jermaine Kearse to catch two touchdowns.
Kirk Cousins- Cousins has had a solid season so far. He has completed over 60% of his passes and thrown for over 400 yards. Look for this success to continue as this game has the potential to be a high scoring shootout.
Samaje Perine- After Rob Kelley was injured last Sunday, the Redskins turned to Perine to be their feature back. The coaching staff showed tremendous trust in Perine giving him 21 carries. Perine was a talented running back coming out of college, and could be in line for a few goal line snaps this weekend.
Who to sit
Rob Kelley- Kelley practiced on Friday and should suit up Sunday, however his role might be limited. With Chris Thompson and Perine performing well, there will most likely be few carries for Kelley. In addition, Kelley is coming back from a ribs injury which could linger and impact his performance.
Redskins Defense- The Raiders offense is a finely tuned machine after coming off a week where they put up over 40 points. Derek Carr has been one of the best quaterbacks in the league having thrown 5 touchdowns with no interceptions in the first two weeks. Carr has two dangerous weapons at wide receiver in Amari Cooper and Micheal Crabtree. At running back, Marshawn Lynch is always tough to tackle. This is a game where you would want to stay away from both defenses.
Jordan Reed- Reed is dealing with a chest contusion and missed practice on Wednesday. He is officially listed as questionable. It would not be that surprising to see Reed suit up, but it might be mostly in a decoy role. I would stay away from Reed in all fantasy lineups.
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