The Redskins will be missing a lot of key players this Sunday against the Jets, but that means from a fantasy standpoint, there is value elsewhere on the roster. No loss is as big as left tackle Trent Williams, he's the best player on the team. Losing center Kory Lichtensteiger will be tough as well, he calls the protections and runs the Redskins offensive line. Through five games, the O-line has been a strength, but it's hard to see that this week against a tough Jets defensive front.
But that doesn't mean there is no fantasy value. With Matt Jones questionable to play, Alfred Morris should have much less of a timeshare in the backfield. DeSean Jackson is also questionable, which could mean more catches for other receivers. Let's break it down:
Green means go: Raise your hand if you thought by Week 6 that rookie WR Jamison Crowder would be the Redskins most dependable fantasy option? (Nobody raises hand) Anyway, Crowder is a great weapon for Kirk Cousins out of the slot, and in his last three games has caught 21 passes. With a beat up line in front of him, Cousins will again need to get rid of the ball quick, which means Crowder should again get north of 6 targets. It's increasingly hard to think of Crowder as a TD target, but in a PPR league, he can be counted on as a WR3 or Flex. In daily leagues, he presetns a lot of value as the price tag is only $3,600 on DraftKings.
Yellow not mellow: It's tough to be too excited for Morris this week, after 8 carries for 15 yards last week, but against the Jets 46 should see increased carries with Jones injured. With a beat up offensive line, the Redskins must look to establish their run, and that means getting Morris chances. At a value of just $3,600 in DraftKings, Morris is worth the minor risk.
Don't sleep: Pierre Garçon had a rough game last week in Atlanta, but don't forget he has gotten at least seven targets in every game this season. That trend will likely continue, and with targets come opportunities. Garçon may draw Darrelle Revis in coverage, unless DeSean Jackson plays, but should still get opportunities.