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Will Compton just played a very sick April Fools' Day joke on Redskins fans

Will Compton just played a very sick April Fools' Day joke on Redskins fans

You know those April Fools' Day jokes that zoom right past, "Hey, that was pretty funny!" and end up more in the, "Yo, that was kinda messed up," territory? Well, Will Compton just added another entry into the list of pranks that are really well-executed but also NOT COOL, BRO.

Early on Saturday afternoon, at a time when many still haven't realized what day it is and what that day entails, the Redskins linebacker sent out this tweet:

On any other of the 364 days on the calendar, that message would signify that the Redskins and Kirk Cousins have come to some sort of contract agreement, something much of the fan base has been craving. But on April 1, all that message is good for is some laughs from its sender.

Many weren't happy with Compton after they figured out what he was up to, including Dale Earhardt Jr.:

Agreed, Dale. Agreed.


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What Su'a Cravens's surgery means for the Redskins' safety plans

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What Su'a Cravens's surgery means for the Redskins' safety plans

Su'a Cravens will miss the entire preseason for the Redskins, save for three snaps already logged against the Ravens.

In those three snaps, Cravens injured his knee, and on Tuesday, Adam Schefter reported the second-year safety will undergo surgery on the knee

The surgery will clean up swelling that occured in his knee following the Ravens game, per a source, and Cravens should be good to go for Washington in Week 1 of the regular season. 

For Redskins fans, there might be some reason to worry.

One argument might suggest that Cravens has never played safety in the NFL after being used his entire rookie season as a linebacker. Therefore, Cravens needs the practice reps as a safety. 



While certainly he could use the practice at safety, this concern seemse overblown. Cravens is a much more natural player in the secondary than he ever was at linebacker. In college, Cravens played his best at safety, and his versatility will allow him to do more from the safety spot.

Cravens has already dealt with a number of different injuries, and perhaps that might concern 'Skins fans. As a rookie, Cravens missed time with a concussion and then late in the year with an upper arm injury. He played in 11 of 16 games last year. None of the injuries seem like the lingering type, which is good news. 

With Cravens out the Redskins will turn to Deshazor Everett, a third year player out of Texas A&M. Primarily a special teams force, Everett got minimal playing time at safety in 2016. In his only real opportunity to play with the defense in a Week 14 win at Philadelphia, Everett grabbed a vitally important interception in the end zone. 

Everett is unknown, but has ability. He also has a big opportunity these next three games playing alongside D.J. Swearinger. 

Behind Everett, the Redskins best options are both working back from injuries. Rookie Montae Nicholson, a somewhat surprising fourth-round selection out of Michigan State, just returned to team drills during the last few practices in Richmond. Nicholson has size and track speed, but much remains to be seen if he can improve his cover and tackling ability. 

Don't forget about veteran DeAngelo Hall. He started the season on the PUP list, expectedly, after landing on the injured reserve in 2016. Hall hasn't played a full season since 2013, when Mike Shanahan was still the Redskins coach and RG3 the starting quarterback. A lot has changed since then. 

Watching from the sidelines in Richmond during training camp, Hall seemed more of a coach than a player working back from injury, though he was seen running on the drill field late in camp. It would be a major surprise if Hall played in the preseason.

The Redskins intend to go with Cravens against the Eagles. Everett will be the backup plan. Nicholson has much to prove, and Hall still seems far away from seeing the field as a player. 

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2017 Fantasy Football: Top 200 players updated

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2017 Fantasy Football: Top 200 players updated

Simply put, I updated my overall 2017 Fantasy Football rankings list -- standard scoring -- and expanded the numbers of players to 200. There are also tiers with summaries. Let's do this.

Tier 1

1.  David Johnson, ARI RB
2.  Le'Veon Bell, PIT RB
3.  Antonio Brown, PIT WR

Summary: Brown takes over the No. 3 spot following Ezekiel Elliott's suspension news. The volume pass-catcher's inclusion is worthy, though the gap is much closer with the two running backs in PPR formats than standard. Speaking of PPR, flip Bell and Johnson in that format. As a reminder, Bell is a currently holding out from Steelers camp. It's a contract thing. Assume he's back by Week 1 until further notice and also note that lack-of-work risk, but the talent is simply too good to ignore.

RELATED: Cravens reportedly set to undergo knee surgery
Tier 2

4.  Julio Jones, ATL WR
5.  LeSean McCoy, BUF RB
6.  Odell Beckham Jr., NYG WR
7.  Melvin Gordon, LAC RB
8.  Jordy Nelson, GB WR
9.  A.J. Green, CIN WR
10.  Devonta Freeman, ATL RB
11.  DeMarco Murray, TEN RB

Summary: Freeman is in the NFL's concussion program and will miss the Falcons' next preseason game. Always concerning news for a player's health and future availability. Owners drafting shortly before or after Labor Day should know where things stand with Freeman sitting. The playmaker is worthy of a top-10 pick, but could slip to the top of Tier 3 if concussion symptoms linger.
Tier 3

12.  Jay Ajayi, MIA RB
13.  Jordan Howard, CHI RB
14.  Mike Evans, TB WR
15.  Michael Thomas, NO WR
16.  T.Y. Hilton, IND WR
17.  Todd Gurley, LAR RB
18.  Ezekiel Elliott, DAL RB
19.  Dez Bryant, DAL WR
20.  Rob Gronkowski, NE TE
21.  Leonard Fournette, JAC RB
22.  Joe Mixon, CIN RB

Summary: The Elliott news came down and it came down hard on the Dallas Cowboys starting running back last week. The NFL handed the second-year back a six-game suspension for domestic abuse allegations. The charge is serious and demands punishment if proven true. The question for fantasy football owners is whether the current suspension holds or is reduced by a game or two now that Elliott's camp is appealing. This ranking factors in the *probability* of a reduction. If Elliott only misses four games, picking him on the 2/3 turn is the call. Look at his per game numbers last season based on 12 games and we're still looking at an RB1.

Even if the suspension holds, which would mean no Elliott until Week 8 because of a bye week, there's a case for the same draft range considering what he could accomplish over the second half of the season behind that offensive line. Making the call on whether to select Elliott with a six-game suspension largely depends on the individual owner's ability to fill in the RB spot/maneuver their roster until he returns.
Tier 4

23.  Doug Baldwin, SEA WR
24.  Amari Cooper, OAK WR
25.  Isaiah Crowell, CLE RB
26.  Brandin Cooks, NE WR
27.  Demaryius Thomas, DEN WR
28.  DeAndre Hopkins, HOU WR
29.  Marshawn Lynch, OAK RB
30.  Lamar Miller, HOU RB
31.  Allen Robinson, JAC WR
32.  Davante Adams, GB WR
33.  Alshon Jeffery, PHI WR
34.  Michael Crabtree, OAK WR

Summary: This tier might eventually be split in two at the Hopkins-Lynch spot. The top part of the group offers a higher floor. Cooks could have a monster season with the Patriots as Tom Brady's newest toy while Hopkins aims for a bounce-back season after getting Osweiler'd in 2016. There are concerns that Oakland might not give Lynch 20 carries a week as they try preserving the veteran running back as he returns to the NFL following a season-long sabbatical. Regardless, the Raiders offense should put up gobs of points with Lynch serving as the goal line option.
Tier 5

35.  Carlos Hyde, SF RB
36.  Aaron Rodgers, GB QB
37.  Terrelle Pryor, WAS WR
38.  Dalvin Cook, MIN RB
39.  Sammy Watkins, LAR WR
40.  Ty Montgomery, GB RB
41.  Keenan Allen, LAC WR
42.  Travis Kelce, KC TE

Summary: We have a quarterback! Rodgers rocks, but in terms of true strategy, he doesn't go until Round 3. That probably won't happen in many neighborhood leagues. Once he goes, the rush on QB begins. Don't panic. By my count, there are 17 quarterbacks I would start in standard 12-14 team leagues ending with Eli Manning. Maybe Tyrod Taylor, but that Sammy Watkins deal didn't help the cause. Know your league rules and disregard this thinking if passing touchdowns are worth more than the standard four points. Otherwise, have some patience at QB, but Rodgers is fine value in round 3 and certainly early in the fourth.

The Rest
43.  Emmanuel Sanders, DEN WR
44.  Mark Ingram, NO RB
45.  Christian McCaffrey, CAR RB
46.  Golden Tate, DET WR
47.  Tom Brady, NE QB
48.  Martavis Bryant, PIT WR
49.  Spencer Ware, KC RB
50.  Drew Brees, NO QB
51.  Greg Olsen, CAR TE
52.  C.J. Anderson, DEN RB
53.  Larry Fitzgerald, ARI WR
54.  Jarvis Landry, MIA WR
55.  Kelvin Benjamin, CAR WR
56.  Frank Gore, IND RB
57.  Bilal Powell, NYJ RB
58.  Mike Gillislee, NE RB
59.  Tyreek Hill, KC WR
60.  Jamison Crowder, WAS WR
61.  Ameer Abdullah, DET RB
62.  Jordan Reed, WAS TE
63.  Julian Edelman, NE WR
64.  Brandon Marshall, NYG WR
65.  Donte Moncrief, IND WR
66.  Willie Snead, NO WR
67.  Tevin Coleman, ATL RB
68.  Russell Wilson, SEA QB
69.  Matt Ryan, ATL QB
70.  Stefon Diggs, MIN WR
71.  Terrance West, BAL RB
72.  Jimmy Graham, SEA TE
73.  DeSean Jackson, TB WR
74.  Andrew Luck, IND QB
75.  Eddie Lacy, SEA RB
76.  Paul Perkins, NYG RB
77.  Devante Parker, MIA WR
78.  LeGarrette Blount, PHI RB
79.  Pierre Garcon, SF WR
80.  Danny Woodhead, BAL RB
81.  Adrian Peterson, NO RB
82.  Zach Ertz, PHI TE
83.  John Brown, ARI WR
84.  Kirk Cousins, WAS QB
85.  Cam Newton, CAR QB
86.  Kenny Britt, CLE WR
87.  Eric Decker, TEN WR
88.  Jeremy Maclin, BAL WR
89.  Jonathan Stewart, CAR RB
90.  Robert Kelley, WAS RB
91.  Tyler Eifert, CIN TE
92.  Matt Forte, NYJ RB
93.  Tyrell Williams, LAC WR
94.  Kyle Rudolph, MIN TE
95.  Kareem Hunt, KC RB
96.  Jameis Winston, TB QB
97.  Randall Cobb, GB WR
98.  Adam Thielen, MIN WR
99.  Marcus Mariota, TEN QB
100.  Derek Carr, OAK QB
101.  Derrick Henry, TEN RB
102.  Mike Wallace, BAL WR
103.  Theo Riddick, DET RB
104.  Dak Prescott, DAL QB
105.  Marvin Jones, DET WR
106.  Matthew Stafford, DET QB
107.  Doug Martin, TB RB
108.  Delanie Walker, TEN TE
109.  Cameron Meredith, CHI WR
110.  Duke Johnson, CLE RB
111.  Josh Doctson, WAS WR
112.  Ben Roethlisberger, PIT QB
113.  Hunter Henry, LAC TE
114.  Ted Ginn, NO WR
115.  Philip Rivers, LAC QB
116.  Darren McFadden, DAL RB
117.  Corey Coleman, CLE WR
118.  Tyrod Taylor, BUF QB
119.  Rishard Matthews, TEN WR
120.  Eric Ebron, DET TE
121.  Darren Sproles, PHI RB
122.  Jordan Matthews, BUF WR
123.  Andy Dalton, CIN QB
124.  Martellus Bennett, GB TE
125.  Corey Davis, TEN WR
126.  James White, NE RB
127.  Samaje Perine, WAS RB
128.  C.J. Prosise, SEA RB
129.  Eli Manning, NYG QB
130.  Jamaal Williams, GB RB
131.  Giovani Bernard, CIN RB
132.  Jack Doyle, IND TE
133.  Kenny Stills, MIA WR
134.  Carson Palmer, ARI QB
135.  Kevin White, CHI WR
136.  Tyler Lockett, SEA WR
137.  Carson Wentz, PHI QB
138.  Coby Fleener, NO TE
139.  Jamaal Charles, DEN RB
140.  Shane Vereen, NYG RB
141.  Allen Hurns, JAC WR
142.  Sterling Shepard, NYG WR
143.  Jacquizz Rodgers, TB RB
144.  Jason Witten, DAL TE
145.  Blake Bortles, JAC QB
146.  Cole Beasley, DAL WR
147.  Breshad Perriman, BAL WR
148.  Robert Woods, LAR WR
149.  Devin Funchess, CAR WR
150.  Austin Hooper, ATL TE
151.  Chris Thompson, WAS RB
152.  Latavius Murray, MIN RB
153.  Robby Anderson, NYJ WR
154.  J.J. Nelson, ARI WR
155.  Marqise Lee, JAC WR
156.  Cameron Brate, TB TE
157.  DeAndre Washington, OAK RB
158.  D'Onta Foreman, HOU RB
159.  John Ross, CIN WR
160.  Jeremy Hill, CIN RB
161.  Joe Flacco, BAL QB
162.  Alvin Kamara, NO RB
163.  Denver Broncos, DEN DST
164.  Houston Texans, HOU DST
165.  Julius Thomas, MIA TE
166.  Rex Burkhead, NE RB
167.  Braxton Miller, HOU WR
168.  Taylor Gabriel, ATL WR
169.  Seattle Seahawks, SEA DST
170.  Sam Bradford, MIN QB
171.  Jay Cutler, MIA QB
172.  Kansas City Chiefs, KC DST
173.  Minnesota Vikings, MIN DST
174.  Jared Cook, OAK TE
175.  C.J. Fiedorowicz, HOU TE
176.  Jonathan Williams, BUF RB
177.  Mohamed Sanu, ATL WR
178.  Alex Smith, KC QB
179.  Jalen Richard, OAK RB
180.  Terrance Williams, DAL WR
181.  Stephen Gostkowski, NE K
182.  Antonio Gates, LAC TE
183.  Jacksonville Jaguars, JAC DST
184.  Matt Bryant, ATL K
185.  Dan Bailey, DAL K
186.  Thomas Rawls, SEA RB
187.  Dion Lewis, NE RB
188.  Devontae Booker, DEN RB
189.  New York Giants, NYG DST
190.  Evan Engram, NYG TE
191.  Brian Hoyer, SF QB
192.  Marlon Mack, IND RB
193.  Justin Tucker, BAL K
194.  Mason Crosby, GB K
195.  Arizona Cardinals, ARI DST
196.  Jeremy McNichols, TB RB
197.  Adam Vinatieri, IND K
198.  Zay Jones, BUF WR
199.  New England Patriots, NE DST
200.  Chris Hogan, NE