Fantasy Player Projections

 
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Pos.PlayerProjection
QBChristian Ponder

Christian Ponder

287 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT, 14 rush yards

Ponder, a fantasy starter? At the very least he deserves consideration this week against a Redskins defense that has given up a league-high 13 passing scores and more than 300 passing yards per game. That sure looks good for the second-year signal caller. Do you have the guts to pull the trigger, though?

RBAdrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson

77 rush yards, 3 rec, 38 rec yards

Peterson sprained his ankle, but no one in Minnesota seems concerned. After all, this is the back who was blowing by teammates in wind sprints this summer not long after undergoing surgery on the knee he injured when Minnesota last met Washington.

RBToby Gerhart

Toby Gerhart

27 rush yards, 3 rec, 18 rec yards

Gerhart has not touched the ball more than 10 times in anygame this season, and fantasy owners should't expect him to buck that trend this week against a Redskins defense that is begging for a heavy dose of Christian Ponder and the passing game.

WRPercy Harvin

Percy Harvin

7 rec, 91 yards, rec TD

Harvin gained 104 yards from scrimmage and scored a fourth quarter touchdown when the Vikings beat Washington last December. He has developed into one of the league’s top fantasy receivers and has been as consistent as they come.

WRMichael Jenkins

Michael Jenkins

3 rec, 41 yards

Last week, Jenkins caught three of four balls thrown to him, but it yielded very few fantasy points. He has recorded more than 50 yards receiving just once in the past year. He may be looked to more this week with Jerome Simpson possibly bothered by a leg injury, but fantasy owners shouldn’t expect much.

WRJerome Simpson

Jerome Simpson

2 rec, 33 yards

Simpson’s leg injury was reportedly related to a back issue, but coach Leslie Frasiergave him a green light for Sunday. We’re a bit cautious for this week, but long term Simpson carries a lot of potential as Percy Harvin’s main sidekick.

TEKyle Rudolph

Kyle Rudolph

6 rec, 57 yards, rec TD

All this guy does is catch touchdowns, as he has four in five games. It's clear Christian Ponder looks to Rudolph inside the red zone, and although Rudolph has averaged a measly 8.9 yards per reception, he catches enough balls to make up for it.

KBlair Walsh

Blair Walsh

2 PATs, FG

Walsh has missed just one of 13 attempts this season, and ranks among the top-five scoring kickers in fantasy. Who would have imagined? His success should continue this week against a Redskins defense surrendering 29.4 points per game.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

The Vikings may be the surprise fantasy defense of the season. They have recovered five fumbles, allow just 15.8 points per game and rank in the top 10 in both run and pass defense.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBRobert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

219 pass yards, pass TD, INT, 24 rush yards

Griffin III gave fantasy owners a scare last week, but all indications are that he'll be fine heading into Sunday. Still, one has to think both RGIII and the coaching staff will be a bit more cautious when it comes to putting him in harm's way, which could mean fewer runs.

RBAlfred Morris

Alfred Morris

73 rush yards, rush TD, 2 rec, 13 rec yards

All people can talk about is Robert Griffin III, and yet Morris could very well be the league's second-place finisher in Rookie of the Year balloting. We're already fans; if Morris busts up the Vikings' run defense, we'll be in love.

WRPierre Garcon

Pierre Garcon

5 rec, 61 yards

Garcon has two challenges heading into this week: Robert Griffin III's health and the Vikings' ninth-ranked pass defense. If there is something to be encouraged by, it's that Garcon appears to be back on top of the Redskins' depth chart and was thrown to a team-high seven times last week.

WRAldrick Robinson

Aldrick Robinson

2 rec, 24 yards

Robinson's stock is plummeting. He has caught two balls in the past two weeks and was targeted just once in Week 5. The concussion he suffered has played a role, but now the Redskins are back to full health in the receiving corps, limiting future opportunities. Robinson's days of relevance are behind him.

WRSantana Moss

Santana Moss

2 rec, 21 yards

We've included Moss as a courtesy; he has scored twice in the past three weeks, so it's only right he makes the list. But don't mistake that for an endorsement. Moss resides far down the Redskins' passing chart, and he should be off fantasy owners' radar.

TEFred Davis

Fred Davis

5 rec, 55 yards, rec TD

Davis might be the only weapon unaffected by Robert Griffin III's condition, as he performed just as well last week after the change at quarterback. Davis has come on strong in recent weeks and is looked to on key downs. Now, if only the Redskins' passers would look to him in the red zone …

KKai Forbath

Kai Forbath

2 PATs, 2 FGs

How bad was Billy Cundiff this season? Bad enough to prompt the Redskins to pick up a kicker no one outside of Pac-12 country had ever heard of prior to Tuesday.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

Washington's defense offers fantasy owners the good (plus-seven in turnover ratio), the bad (26th in total yards allowed per game) and the ugly (29.4 points allowed per game).

 
 
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