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Washington Redskins - 2016 Fantasy Football Stat Projections

Washington Redskins - 2016 Fantasy Football Stat Projections

Posted by Stagg Party on 09/01/16

by   The Archer


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Projecting to the upcoming season is a worthwhile exercise in fantasy circles. Like rankings, some projections are better than others. There are some factors that can help you project for your own purposes. First, never let your ranks affect the projections, second, use the information at hand to determine workload and splits, and finally, do not project in a vacuum. The third point is the most important, always project in the scheme of the offense. For example, you can’t project John Brown, Larry Fitzgerald, and Michael Floyd to each go for over 1,200 yards receiving and have 12 touchdowns if you expect the quarterback (Carson Palmer) to throw for just 3,000 yards and 30 touchdowns. Since projections are a tough business, and it is tough to account for every catch on the season, there is a category known as scraps. Some teams have more of a clear-cut pecking order and therefore have a smaller scraps section; teams with lots of unknowns have a larger one. After you lay out your projections, think about the range of outcomes for each player, and use those to shape your rankings. 



Washington Redskins 2016 projections stat chart

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Washington Redskins Pros & Cons:


(+) The Redskins were the surprise winners of the NFC East last season after making a change from Robert Griffin III to Kirk Cousins

(+) Kirk Cousins had a huge hot stretch towards the end of the season and rewarded anyone who decided to play him a shot at the title

(+) Jordan Reed had a breakout season last year after battling through injuries early in his career and now holds the title of the best tight end not named Gronk

(+) The Redskins got even deeper at the wide receiver position adding Josh Doctson in the draft to DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, and Jamison Crowder

(+) Behind Jordan Reed the team has a number of talented pass catchers in Niles Paul, Derek Carrier, and Vernon Davis

(+) The Redskins offensive line took a big step forward last season and added even more depth this offseason, hopefully they can take a step forward to above average

(+) This is a division set up for a lot of offensive shootouts, as most of the teams in the division have strong offenses and questionable defenses

(+/-) Despite scoring more points than the league average last season, the Redskins still ran plays at a slower pace than league average, and with all those pass catchers it will be hard for all of them to see volume.

(-) Matt Jones injured his AC joint this preseason bringing into question the depth at running back where Rob Kelley has apparently been slotted in as the number two back, along with passing back Chris Thompson and draft pick Keith Marshall remains

(-) Josh Doctson has remained in a walking boot nearly all of camp and will take more time than one would like to get in the swing of the offense

(-) This team has a lot of players with checkered injury pasts in the likes of DeSean Jackson and maybe the biggest cog of them all in Jordan Reed

(-) Kirk still needs to prove himself as the team is betting against him after not signing him to a long term extension from the franchise tag





These projections were built on a variety of factors including but not limited to:


Number of Plays Run

Run/Pass Ratio

WR1 Market Share

WR2 Market Share

RB1 Market Share

TE1 Market Share

QB Career Patterns

RB Career Patterns

WR Career Patterns

TE Career Patterns

Sack Percentages

Percentage of Drives ending in scores








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