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Week 8 Redskins Fantasy Roundup

Posted by Stephen Czarda on October 24, 2013 – 9:49 am

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If you were one to start one of the Washington Redskins last week then you’re probably still smiling from ear to ear and feeling pretty optimistic right now.

Waiting for a collective explosion, you got it in the form of five offensive touchdowns. Now before I get too ahead of myself, I’m not sure how many of you had Roy Helu Jr. on your team, let alone had him in your starting lineup, but before you fear that Shanahanigans is back or we have a classic touchdown vulture, Morris is still projected as a top-10 running back this week.

Factor in Denver’s porous defensive performance this season (30th in yards given up) with a highly confident offense that appears to be back in its groove and we have a concoction for points galore on Sunday.

Check out this week’s fantasy football projected point total/rankings and of course tip your hat to me for doing all of this below.

[CBSSports and ESPN are projected totals while NFL.com is rankings. All projections are based on averages amongst various “experts” in standard scoring leagues]

Quarterback Robert Griffin III

CBSSports: 24.2

ESPN: 22

NFL: 5.8 (ranking average)

Running Back Alfred Morris

CBSSports: 12

ESPN: 11

NFL: 9.4 (ranking average)

Running Back Roy Helu Jr.

CBSSports: 7


NFL: 28.80 (ranking average)

Wide Receiver Pierre Garcon

CBSSports: 13.2

ESPN: 14

NFL: 12 (ranking average)

Wide Receiver Leonard Hankerson: 

CBSSports: 4



Tight End Jordan Reed: 

CBSSports: 10.4

ESPN: 13

NFL: 7 (ranking average)

Kicker Kai Forbath

CBSSports: 8.7

ESPN: 12

NFL: 9.2 (ranking average)

Defense/Special Teams

CBSSports: 2.3

ESPN: -7

NFL: Not in top 24

I mentioned it a little bit last week, but fantasy football is ten times more fickle/trigger happy than anything actually happening on the field. Last week, Helu Jr. wasn’t really getting anything projection wise and now after a three-touchdown performance, is rising.

Just imagine if Mike Shanahan operated with the same mindset of fantasy owners–we’d have 12 different players starting at running back by now.

I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, but that’s just how fantasy football goes.

CHIME IN: Are you planning on starting any Redskins this week? Let us know if you are and who you are starting them over below. 

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