Fantasy Player Projections

 
Redskins
Browns Stadium
Sunday , Dec. 16 | 01:00 PM EST (FOX)
Browns
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBKirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins

214 pass yards, pass TD

Early reports suggest Cousins will fill in for Robert Griffin III this week while RGIII rehabs an LCL sprain. This will be Cousins' first extensive work since Week 5, when he completed five of nine passes in a loss to Atlanta.

RBAlfred Morris

Alfred Morris

94 rush yards, rush TD

Robert Griffin III's injury will put more pressure on Morris this week. It's a role the rookie has already shown he can handle. He ranks fifth in the league in carries and has handled 20 or more carries in four straight games.

WRPierre Garcon

Pierre Garcon

5 rec, 92 yards, rec TD

The Redskins raised eyebrows when they inked Garcon to a deal this offseason, but lately it has looked like a wise investment. Garcon has three straight games with 85 or more yards and a touchdown.

WRLeonard Hankerson

Leonard Hankerson

3 rec, 47 yards

One week we can report on Josh Morgan, then Aldrick Robinson the next ... the takeaway for fantasy owners is that after Pierre Garcon the depth chart is pretty even.

WRSantana Moss

Santana Moss

3 rec, 38 yards

Moss caught five touchdowns in the first half of the year, but has caught just two in the second half, and none so far in December. The return of Pierre Garcon has affected Moss more than any other player.

TELogan Paulsen

Logan Paulsen

2 rec, 21 yards

The Redskins don't really have a tight end -- not one who factors into the passing game, anyhow. Last week Paulsen was targeted once, and Washington tight ends have caught just six balls during the team's four-game winning streak.

KKai Forbath

Kai Forbath

3 PATs, 2 FGs

It could be another busy week for Forbath, who connected on three field goals last week, including the game winner in overtime. He has made all 14 of his attempts this season.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks, TD

The Browns are one of nine teams averaging fewer than 20 points per game and their offense is limited by its number of playmakers. It could be a dream game for a unit that has improved in the second half of the season.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBBrandon Weeden

Brandon Weeden

209 pass yards, pass TD, INT

Weeden is one of only a few quarterbacks with more interceptions than touchdown passes this season. His first year has offered a few highs (364 yards two weeks ago) and plenty of lows (six games with less than 225 yards). He'll experience more of the latter this week.

RBTrent Richardson

Trent Richardson

66 rush yards, rush TD, 2 rec, 19 rec yards

Richardson's rushing and receiving totals have declined in each of the past three weeks. It could be the rookie wall or a combination of factors, but it's something fantasy owners should be concerned with, especially since Richardson is facing the league's seventh-ranked run defense this week.

RBMontario Hardesty

Montario Hardesty

13 rush yards, 2 rec, 13 rec yards

Hardesty's respectable totals last week were the product of a 25-yard run and a 23-point victory. Unless Cleveland gets a comfortable lead -- not common -- Hardesty won't see much action.

WRJosh Gordon

Josh Gordon

5 rec, 78 yards, rec TD

Gordon is slowly becoming a more well-rounded wide receiver. His target count has jumped in recent weeks (34 in the past four games) and he has averaged 101 yards over the last two outings. He is by far the best pass-catching weapon on this team.

WRGreg Little

Greg Little

3 rec, 47 yards

Little has not scored since October and has not gained 80 or more yards in a game this season. The Browns have made Josh Gordon the focus of the passing attack, with Little playing a bit part.

TEJordan Cameron

Jordan Cameron

2 rec, 12 yards

The Browns are still developing their passing attack, and Cameron is so far down the list of available options at this point that he's hardly worth fantasy owners' attention. He has caught just four passes in Cleveland's last four home games.

KPhil Dawson

Phil Dawson

2 PATs, 2 FGs

In a year in which the Browns' offense underwent a complete rebuild, Cleveland's 14-year kicker is putting together his finest season. Dawson has scored eight or more points in five straight games.

DEFENSE

2 Sacks

Cleveland has 34 sacks and a plus-eight turnover ratio. Too bad the Browns are facing a Redskins offense ranked seventh in point production (26.4).

 
 
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