Fantasy Player Projections

 
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Pos.PlayerProjection
QBRobert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

220 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, 2 INTs, 25 rush yards

Only Matt Ryan outscored RGIII in fantasy leagues in Week 1, and the rookie Heisman winner is certainly considered a fantasy star to watch. The play-calling was conservative, with short passes and lots of bubble screens, which is necessary with the Redskins offensive line. Expect more of the same in Week 2.

RBAlfred Morris

Alfred Morris

80 rush yards, rush TD

The big rookie rumbled for 96 yards and two TDs in his first NFL game, and he's sure to be a waiver-wire darling. But head coach Mike Shanahan loves to mess with fantasy owners' heads. Start him in Week 2 and cross your fingers.

RBRoy Helu

Roy Helu

30 rush yards, 3 rec, 25 rec yards

Head coach Mike Shanahan appears to like Helu on passing downs and Alfred Morris on other downs. That's not enough to make Helu an option in Week 2. But things change quickly in Washington's backfield, so don't cut him.

WRPierre Garcon

Pierre Garcon

4 rec, 50 yards, rec TD

Garcon looked like he was going to catch 32 passes in the opener, as he started with three consecutive catches on bubble screens to start the game against the Saints. But a foot injury sidelined him for much of the game, though he still finished with more than 100 yards receiving. He's questionable for Week 2 against the Rams.

WRSantana Moss

Santana Moss

4 rec, 45 yards

The veteran wide receiver wasn't targeted much in RGIII's debut against New Orleans (five targets). Still, Moss is expected to see increased production, possibly this week.

WRAldrick Robinson

Aldrick Robinson

3 rec, 25 yards

Pierre Garcon’s foot injury allowed Robinson to see plenty of action in Week 1, catching four passes for 52 yards and a touchdown. Garcon should play in Week 2, but if he sits, Robinson is worth owning in larger leagues.

TEFred Davis

Fred Davis

4 rec, 45 yards, rec TD

Just a couple catches in Week 1 for Davis, on just four targets from RGIII. Expect that to change as defenses force the rookie signal caller to go downfield more.

KBilly Cundiff

Billy Cundiff

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Billy Cundiff was likely a free agent in your league this past weekend, when he tied for the scoring lead at his position with four field goals and four extra points. He has emerged as a solid kicking option from here out with his new club.

DEFENSE

INT, Sack

As great as the Redskins offense was, the Redskins defense left little to be desired against the Saints. They should have a much better week against the Rams, with QB Sam Bradford behind center rather than Drew Brees. They're still a borderline fantasy start, however.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBSam Bradford

Sam Bradford

240 pass yards, pass TD, INT

The Heisman winner didn't do much in the box score, but he did play well and kept his team in the game against Detroit. The Rams are committed to the running game, however, so his fantasy future isn't a great one.

RBSteven Jackson

Steven Jackson

75 rush yards, 5 rec, 45 rec yards

Until the Rams find some playmaker wide receivers, defenses are going to continue to key on Jackson. Don't let his abysmal yards-per-carry convince you he's over the hill. He also caught four passes for 31 yards. The rumors of his demise have been greatly exaggerated.

RBDaryl Richardson

Daryl Richardson

15 rush yards, 1 rec, 10 rec yards

The rookie got two carries for 20 yards in Week 1, but it's clear that Steven Jackson is the horse the Rams plan to ride throughout this season. Richardson has eclipsed fellow rookie Isaiah Pead, however, on the depth chart.

WRDanny Amendola

Danny Amendola

6 rec, 75 yards, rec TD

Rams QB Sam Bradford targeted Amendola a team-leading nine times in Week 1, for five grabs and 70 yards. Expect more of that in Week 2, as Amendola proves to have the best hands on the team.

WRBrandon Gibson

Brandon Gibson

4 rec, 30 yards

Gibson caught four balls for 51 yards and a TD against the Lions, but the Rams aren't expected to make much noise through the air in 2012.

TELance Kendricks

Lance Kendricks

3 rec, 25 yards

For now, Kendricks is still the third option on most pass plays for the Rams. That's expected to change as the season develops. From a fantasy perspective, he doesn't hold much value.

KGreg Zuerlein

Greg Zuerlein

PAT, 2 FGs

With three field goals and a couple extra points, the rookie impressed many in Week 1. This Rams offense is too sporadic to trust Zuerlein weekly, however.

DEFENSE

2 INTs, 2 Sacks

The Rams actually played well against the Lions, forcing QB Matthew Stafford to throw three interceptions and holding the running game in check. But they still gave up over 350 passing yards. The Rams defense scored on an interception return, and that could happen again with a rookie under center in Robert Griffin III.

 
 
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