The Washington Redskins averaged 403.4 yards from scrimmage in 2016. Only the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons averaged more. All that yardage didn't translate into points, though Washington's 24.8 ranked 12th. The previous season, things went the other way, 17th in yardage but 10th in scoring.
Whether the Redskins can go back to their efficient ways is one of the interesting topics for the upcoming season. That goes for fans of the Burgundy and Gold, but fantasy football owners trying to make sense of it all.
It's possible Washington enters 2017 with two new starting receivers (Terrelle Pryor) and a change at running back depending on how the Robert Kelley-Samaje Perine battle breaks down during training camp. There's no debate over who will take snaps under center. Kirk Cousins put up massive numbers in his second full season as a starter as the Redskins were one of seven times with at 600 pass attempts. Considering Coach Jay Gruden's mindset, there's no reason to imagine a change in approach. That's especially true since Gruden will be calling plays after former offensive coordinator Sean McVay left to become head coach for Los Angeles Rams.
Yet questions exist. Can fantasy owners count on Jordan Reed staying healthy? What about Josh Doctson? How smoothly does Terrelle Pryor make the transition to his new team and Samaje Perine to a new level? While we leave open the possibility of revisions during training camp and preseason, here's a ranked look at the likely fantasy football options among the Redskins in 2017.
2017 Fantasy Football Links:
* Sleepers - Jamison Crowder, Carson Wentz
* Rookie running backs - No. 1, Leonard Fournette, Jaguars
* Rookie wide receivers - No. 1, Corey Davis, Titans
* Rookie quarterbacks - No. 1, Deshaun Watson, Texans
* NFC East wide receivers - No. 1, Odell Beckham Jr., Giants
* NFC East running backs - No. 1, Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys