NFL Draft: Washington Redskins Fantasy Football Wishlist

2018’s Best Washington Redskins Fantasy Football Player: Adrian Peterson, Running Back
2018’s Biggest Washington Redskins Fantasy Football Disappointment: Uhm, well… About that…
2019 Washington Redskins Fantasy Football Draft Wishlist: QB, WR

The “will they, won’t they” of Kirk Cousins and Washington came to an abrupt end the last offseason when Washington traded for Alex Smith and gave him a four-year deal. Washington thought they cemented their starting QB position for years to come, but they only got nine full games out of the QB before a gruesome, devastating leg injury ended his season. “Ended his season” is an understatement, as it’s an accepted truth that he’s not playing in 2019, and a poorly-kept secret that he’s never playing again.

They traded for Case Keenum, and have Colt McCoy on the roster, which means they desperately need a quarterback. To make their ills worse, their wide receivers are an absolute mess. Only the current mystery box that is Derrius Guice keeps their running back room from being an area of need for fantasy football owners in 2019. Washington is a mess, and divesting from their passing game entirely in 2019 is probably a good idea. However, a QB and a wide receiver could turn that around.

Washington Redskins Fantasy Football Wishlist: Quarterback

The QB room is an absolute mess, and unfortunately, this QB class does not have a player who will be available to Washington in an area where they can take him. They might trade up for Football Absurdity’s Evan Hoovler’s draft crush, Dwayne Haskins, but it’s unlikely Haskins ends up in Washington. Outside of that, they could move a pick to get in on the Josh Rosen sweepstakes. Either way, they need a quarterback for anyone in that passing game to find any sort of thinly-perceived value in 2019. They need a QB, but the wide receivers are such a mess, that I am not hopeful for a massive step forward no matter who they draft.

Washington Redskins Fantasy Football Wishlist: Wide Receiver

Trey Quinn comes the closest to a competent, fantasy football-level wide receiver. In deep PPR leagues. As a bye week fill-in. In the flex. It’s not a great set of wide receivers there in Washington, and adding a capstone to the corps should do a ton to add a quality, well-rounded talent to the mix. They have too many pressing needs to add one of the top guys, like N’Keal Harry, D.K. Metcalf or A.J. Brown. They’ll likely look down the list, with Hakeem Butler or Parris Campbell as fair matches for Washington.

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