Sports Illustrated released their top 300 fantasy player list last month which featured 3 Redskin players in the top 100. The rankings are based on standard leagues and weigh projected fantasy points with positional value along with draft value of the player.
The first Redskin featured (somewhat surprisingly to me) is Derrius Guice at #46. It’s surprising because Guice has not played a down of professional football coupled with the Redskins not putting up big rushing performances over the past few years now. It appears SI thinks Guice will get his opportunities and will produce as a fine RB2 and has value as early as the second round in fantasy drafts.
Apparently Guice hasn’t yet earned the job over Perine and Rob Kelley, but you can choose to ignore that unless it lasts into the preseason. Guice is a potential workhorse and this Redskins’ offense should score enough that we could see a fringe RB1 season out of Guice should he be given 250+ touches.
Next up at #88 is Jamison Crowder this is also a surprising ranking considering Crowder put up around 87 fantasy points for all of last season based on standard scoring. Despite the hope and optimistic projections that Crowder will be Tyreek Hill redux to Alex Smith this is still a lofty projection considering his company around his projected draft position include Cooper Cupp, Chris Hogan, Will Fuller, and Julian Edelman all of which represent solid WR3 options. We all know Jamison can ball but knowing if he will click with Smith remains to be seen.
Crowder has continued to have doubters but keeps getting better each and every year. This season, he fits perfectly with his new quarterback, Alex Smith, who only throws to receivers when they have separation, which is Crowder’s specialty. He could have a huge breakout campaign as a result.
Nearly rounding out the top 100 players at #96 we have Chris Thompson. Thompson literally carried the team on his back during crucial moments last season before his unfortunate injury he probably deserved more respect in the ranking but with the addition of Guice his attempts behind the LOS will likely fall off. Chris carried more value in PPR leagues for sure but if you need a decent RB4/5 he should get you some good production for that spot week in and week out.
Thomspon somehow outscored Jordan Howard in terms of fantasy points per game last season, despite just 1/3rd as many touches. Now, Thompson is recovering from an injury, due for touchdown regression, under a new quarterback and suddenly competing with Derrius Guice, but he still seems to be a safe flex play.
Redskins who missed the top 100:
#111 Alex Smith, QB
#129 Paul Richardson, WR
#133 Jordan Reed, TE
#141 Josh Doctson, WR
#208 Samaje Perine, RB
#240 Washington Redskins Defense
#274 Vernon Davis, TE
You can view the full rankings here.
You should take fantasy rankings with a grain of salt of course. If you remember last year I wrote an article about 4 Redskins making the top 100 and none of them lived up to to their rankings. Let’s hope the guys featured on this list exceed their projections.
Which Redskin featured in the top 100 is most likely to exceed their projected ranking this year?
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Which Redskin featured in the top 100 is most likely to not meet their projected ranking this year?
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What do you guys think of these rankings? Are they fair? Want to talk about how Saquon Barkley is ranked #7 overall? Let me know in the comments.