| Redskins place Rob Kelley on IR|
Chris Thompson and Samaje Parine to split backfield duties
By: Jake Gordon | Tue Nov 14, 7:00 pm
|The Washington Redskins placed starting running back Rob Kelley and inside linebacker Will Compton on injured reserve. (Washington Times)|
FFToday's Take: Chris Thompson and Samaje Parine will continue to shoulder the load for the Redskins this season. Both players have fantasy relevance the rest of the way with Thompson being the preferred option this week as a RB2 with upside in a road game against the Saints.
| Rob Kelley suffers ankle, knee injuries |
High ankle aprain, MCL injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Nov 13, 11:43 am
|Rough Sunday for #Redskins RB Rob Kelley: After tests this morning, Kelley was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain AND a grade 1/2 MCL sprain in his knee. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: This sounds like Kelley will miss some time meaning Samaje Perine should get some run on early-downs over the next few weeks. He doesn't have much of a ceiling but will be a TD-dependent RB2 moving forward.
| Rob Kelley likely to be limited|
Nursing ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 5, 7:30 am
|#Redskins RB Rob Kelley, listed as questionable and still nursing an ankle injury, is expected to play. But he won't have a full workload. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Despite getting some early-down work Kelley isn't a real option for fantasy owners. Chris Thompson is the back to own in Washington and is a viable RB2 especially in PPR leagues. Kelley hasn't seen double-digit carries since Week 2.
| Jordan Reed out, Crowder questionable|
Vernon Davis to start at TE
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 3, 1:30 pm
|Washington ruled out TEs Jordan Reed and Niles Paul for Sunday at Seattle. OT Trent Williams doubtful, RB Rob Kelley and Jamison Crowder Q. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Reed will miss Week 9 with a hamstring injury while Crowder will go through a workout on Saturday to determine his status. Crowder has missed practice all week. If he sits, Ryan Grant should see increased work along side Josh Doctson and Terrelle Pryor.
| Rob Kelley a "long shot" to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 11, 2:01 pm
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Gruden says LT Trent Williams (knee) could play this week while RB Rob Kelley (ankle) is a "long shot" to play. (Redskins on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: With Kelley likely on the sidelines, Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson will handle the running back duties with Perine getting most of the early-down work. Both will have flex appeal against a 49ers defense allowing the 4th most fantasy points to running backs.
| Jordan Reed listed as questionable|
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Sep 30, 1:10 pm
|The Washington Redskins head into Monday night’s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs with running back Rob Kelley (rib), wide receiver Jamison Crowder (hamstring) tight end Jordan Reed (rib/sternum) as questionable. The Pro Bowl tight end is confident he can play Monday evening as he’s been regaining strength and functionality in his core. As he’s been limited in practices recently, Reed’s worked with the wide receivers during individual drills. (Redskins.com)|
FFToday's Take: It sounds like both Kelley and Reed will give it a go Monday night. It would be wise for Reed owners to grab Vernon Davis off the waiver wire (if possible) in case he's a surprise inactive. Kelley should slide back into the starting role over Samaje Perine.
| Rob Kelley still "lead dog" when healthy|
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 26, 10:26 am
|Rob Kelley is still nursing sore ribs stemming from the Week 2 win over the Rams, but when he returns, he'll be the No. 1 back. "He got  yards rushing in a quarter and a half last week, so he's still our No. 1 lead dog," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Kelley should practice Wednesday, albeit in a limited role. The Redskins don't play again until Monday night at Kansas City. Samaje Perine also bruised his hand in Sunday night's win over the Raiders and fumbled on the same play. For now, it appears that Kelley's status as the starter is safe. Chris Thompson saw 14 touches on Sunday, which is on the higher end of how much work they want to give him. They're well aware of his value, which is why they want to make sure he plays 16 games, Gruden said.
| Rob Kelley not expected to play Week 3|
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 24, 7:00 am
|Washington RB Rob Kelley, listed as questionable with rib injury, is not expected to play Sunday night vs Raiders, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Kelley was able to practice on a limited basis this week, but it appears he will gives his ribs another week to heal. In his absence, expect Samaje Perine to see the bulk of early-down work with Chris Thompson handling third downs. Both are flex considerations against the Raiders.
|HC Gruden: We'll be "careful" with Chris Thompson|
Washington RB will get more touches, but not full-time work
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 19, 10:59 am
|Jay Gruden's comments on Chris Thompson: "But he's so important to us on third down we just have to be careful," he said. "He's not the biggest guy in the world. We don't want him to get 20-25 carries a game and get a lot of pounding on that body. He's definitely needed in pass protection and the routes and all that stuff on third down and red zone. So we'll try to expand his role a little bit, but we don't want to go too crazy with him." (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: With Rob Kelley nursing a cartilage rib injury, Thompson could see an increased workload, but won't be the full-time back -- as Samaje Perine will handle much of the standard rushing duties in early downs. Both Perine and Thompson should be owned in 12-team leagues, with Thompson the more valuable back right now, especially in PPR formats.
| Rob Kelley, Jordan Reed day-to-day|
Rib injury for RB, chest contusion for TE
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 18, 5:15 pm
|Redskins HC Jay Gruden says RB Rob Kelley (rib cartilage) and TE Jordan Reed (chest contusion) are day-to-day. Nothing major. (NFL.com - Ian Rapoport)|
FFToday's Take: It appears Kelley got lucky, as the team had feared a fractured rib. Gruden hinted Monday he expects to have a better idea about his running back's status by Wednesday. Reed is unlikely to miss any time with the chest injury, although his toe remains a concern. As of now, expect both players to play next Sunday night against the Raiders.
|Redskins finally release RB Matt Jones|
Rob Kelley, Samaje Perine the RBs to own in Washington
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Sep 2, 2:00 pm
|The Redskins have finally ended running back Matt Jones’s tenure a year after handing him the starting job. Jones lost his job halfway through last season after failing to cure his fumbling woes. Rob Kelley replaced him in the lineup, and team officials entered the offseason with plans to stick with Kelley as the starter and also used a fourth-round pick on Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine. (Washington Post)|
FFToday's Take: The writing was on the wall early in the off-season and today the Redskins finally made it official. If he can get a handle on his fumbling issues, Jones could carve out a role with another team.