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National media reacts to Dwayne Haskins debut, and they like what they saw

National media reacts to Dwayne Haskins debut, and they like what they saw

In his preseason debut on Thursday, Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. had his ups and downs in the team's 30-10 defeat to the Cleveland Browns.

The Ohio State product finished 8-14 for 117 yards with two interceptions while adding an additional 17 yards via his legs.

While Haskins showed flashes of what he's capable of, the two interceptions are what stood out to many. But after analyzing Haskins' performance, many members of the national media were impressed by what they saw, not disappointed.

NBC Sports analyst and former NFL quarterback Chris Simms was impressed by Haskins' arm strength, something Simms emphasized that "puts tremendous pressure on a defense." Additionally, Haskins showed he's a lot more mobile than his 5.04 40-yard dash time from the combine, Simms impressed with his movement and mobility as well.

Simms wasn't the only media member impressed with the rookie QB. NFL Network's Brian Baldinger said Haskins "competed like crazy" in his preseason debut.

"[Haskins] made a lot of good throws," Baldinger tweeted. "[He] took some hits. Scrambled for some yards and made a couple of mistakes but I saw talent and fire and touch. Lots to like much to learn."

In what may look like just a typical crossing route to a casual viewer, NFL Network's Charley Casserly described this play from Haskins as a brilliant understanding from the rookie being able to read the field.

Casserly praised Haskins for reading the defense and pass rush correctly, then being able to shuffle and reset his feet in order to deliver an accurate ball to the open receiver.

Despite the two ugly interceptions, Pro Football Focus' Sam Monson was impressed with Haskins and said it's far too early to panic about the rookie just yet.

"We saw an impressive crispness. We saw him able to anticipate where his receivers were going to be," Monson said. "We saw some decent throws on rollouts. His first throw of the game was on a rollout play-action pass, and we saw him deliver the ball where it needs to go."

Haskins' first pass was an example of him showing what he's capable of, while the two interceptions proved he still has a ways to go before he becomes the Redskins' starter. Remember, he's still a rookie, and he started just one full season at Ohio State. 

It's important the Redskins stay patient with their rookie QB because many people see glimpses of what the future could look like with Haskins if they do.

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Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2019: Week 12

Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2019: Week 12

The tight end position is already slim and with four teams on a bye, options could be limited.

Week 11 is in the books and rosters are beginning to take shape. Here are the top tight ends for Week 12.

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 12
Running Back Rankings: Week 12
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 12
Tight End Rankings: Week 12

TIER 1: Best of the best

1. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
Opponent: vs. Packers
2019 Stats: 46 Receptions, 541 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 113.9 PTS, 2019 TE6
Previous Ranking: OUT

2. Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens  
Opponent: at Rams
2019 Stats: 48 Receptions, 598 Receiving YDS, 6 Receiving TD, 141.8 PTS, 2019 TE3
Previous Ranking: 

TIER 2: High-end TE1's

3. Darren Waller, Oakland Raiders
Opponent: at Jets
2019 Stats: 56 Receptions, 666 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 141.1 PTS, 2019 TE4
Previous Ranking: 3

4. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
Opponent: vs. Seahawks
2019 Stats: 46 Receptions, 527 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 110.7 PTS, 2019 TE5
Previous Ranking: 6

5. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Opponent: at Saints
2019 Stats: 40 Receptions, 486 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 100.6 PTS, 2019 TE9
Previous Ranking: 7

6. Jacob Hollister, Seattle Seahawks
Opponent: at Eagles
2019 Stats: 17 Receptions, 137 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 48.7 PTS, 2019 TE35
Previous Ranking: BYE

7. T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions
Opponent: at Redskins
2019 Stats: 26 Receptions, 349 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 72.9 PTS, 2019 TE19
Previous Ranking: NR

8. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Opponent: at Patriots
2019 Stats: 41 Receptions, 371 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 88.1 PTS, 2019 TE11
Previous Ranking: 8

TIER 3: Low-end TE1's 

9. O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Opponent: at Falcons
2019 Stats: 17 Receptions, 223 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 43.3 PTS, 2019 TE38
Previous Ranking: 9

10. Jared Cook, New Orleans Saints
Opponent: vs. Panthers
2019 Stats: 23 Receptions, 275 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 68.5 PTS, 2019 TE22
Previous Ranking: 10

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 12
Running Back Rankings: Week 12
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 12
Tight End Rankings: Week 12

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Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2019: Week 12

Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2019: Week 12

With four teams on a bye in Week 12, options are extremely limited.

Week 11 is in the books and rosters are beginning to take shape. Here are the top running backs for Week 12.

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 12
Running Back Rankings: Week 12
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 12
Tight End Rankings: Week 12

TIER 1: RB1's

1. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers   
Opponent: at Saints
2019 Stats: 1059 Rushing YDS, 11 Rushing TD, 59 Receptions, 517 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 302.6 PTS, 2019 RB1
Previous Ranking: 1 

2. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
Opponent: vs. Panthers
2019 Stats: 472 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 51 Receptions, 373 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 148 PTS, 2019 RB13
Previous Ranking: 5

3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
Opponent: at Patriots
2019 Stats: 833 Rushing YDS, 7 Rushing TD, 28 Receptions, 220 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 177.3 PTS, 2019 RB5
Previous Ranking: 4

4. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
Opponent: at 49ers
2019 Stats: 589 Rushing YDS, 11 Rushing TD, 35 Receptions, 354 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 211.3 PTS, 2019 RB4
Previous Ranking: BYE

5. Josh Jacobs, Oakland Raiders 
Opponent: at Jets
2019 Stats: 923 Rushing YDS, 7 Rushing TD, 17 Receptions, 144 Receiving YDS, 163.7 PTS, 2019 RB9
Previous Ranking: 3

6. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
Opponent: at Titans
2019 Stats: 854 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 47 Receptions, 329 Receiving YDS, 169.3 PTS, 2019 RB7
Previous Ranking: 6

7. Le’Veon Bell, New York Jets   
Opponent: vs. Raiders
2019 Stats: 508 Rushing YDS, 3 Rushing TD, 46 Receptions, 309 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 151.7 PTS, 2019 RB12
Previous Ranking: 7

TIER 2: High-end RB2's

8. Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens
Opponent: at Rams
2019 Stats: 667 Rushing YDS, 8 Rushing TD, 17 Receptions, 162 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 157.9 PTS, 2019 RB11
Previous Ranking: 8

9. Saquon Barkley, New York Giants   
Opponent: at Bears
2019 Stats: 402 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 33 Receptions, 258 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 117 PTS, 2019 RB20
Previous Ranking: BYE

10. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans   
Opponent: vs. Jaguars
2019 Stats: 832 Rushing YDS, 8 Rushing TD, 13 Receptions, 167 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 170.9 PTS, 2019 RB7
Previous Ranking: BYE

11. Tevin Coleman, San Francisco 49ers
Opponent: vs. Packers
2019 Stats: 409 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 17 Receptions, 154 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 109.3 PTS, 2019 RB27
Previous Ranking: 11

12. James White, New England Patriots
Opponent: vs. Cowboys
2019 Stats: 124 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 48 Receptions, 420 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 116.4 PTS, 2019 RB21
Previous Ranking: 12

13. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
Opponent: vs. Ravens
2019 Stats: 525 Rushing YDS, 7 Rushing TD, 18 Receptions, 117 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 126.2 PTS, 2019 RB17
Previous Ranking: 13

TIER 3: On the verge RB2's

14. Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
Opponent: vs. Dolphins
2019 Stats: 1011 Rushing YDS, 6 Rushing TD, 27 Receptions, 166 Receiving YDS, 174.7 PTS, 2019 RB6
Previous Ranking: 9

15. Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks
Opponent: vs. Eagles
2019 Stats: 853 Rushing YDS, 4 Rushing TD, 27 Receptions, 189 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 159.2 PTS, 2019 RB10
Previous Ranking: BYE

16. Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns
Opponent: vs. Dolphins
2019 Stats: 42 Rushing YDS, 13 Receptions, 90 Receiving YDS, 26.2 PTS, 2019 RB75
Previous Ranking: NR

17. Jaylen Samuels, Pittsburgh Steelers
Opponent: at Bengals
2019 Stats: 115 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 34 Receptions, 186 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 73.5 PTS, 2019 RB45
Previous Ranking: NR

18. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
Opponent: vs. Steelers
2019 Stats: 520 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 22 Receptions, 164 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 114.4 PTS, 2019 RB22
Previous Ranking: 18

19. Jordan Howard, Philadelphia Eagles
Opponent: vs. Seahawks
2019 Stats: 525 Rushing YDS, 6 Rushing TD, 10 Receptions, 69 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 111.4 PTS, 2019 RB26
Previous Ranking: NR

20. Phillip Lindsey, Denver Broncos
Opponent: at Bills
2019 Stats: 651 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 27 Receptions, 168 Receiving YDS, 138.9 PTS, 2019 RB14
Previous Ranking: 20

21. Devin Singletary, Buffalo Bills
Opponent: vs. Broncos
2019 Stats: 384 Rushing YDS, 2 Rushing TD, 16 Receptions, 115 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 83.9 PTS, 2019 RB40
Previous Ranking: 9

22. Ronald Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Opponent: at Falcons
2019 Stats: 423 Rushing YDS, 4 Rushing TD, 18 Receptions, 202 Receiving YDS, 102.5 PTS, 2019 RB31
Previous Ranking: 22

23. Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles
Opponent: vs. Seahawks
2019 Stats: 374 Rushing YDS, 1 Rushing TD, 24 Receptions, 314 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 104.8 PTS, 2019 RB30
Previous Ranking: 23

24. Derrius Guice, Washington Redskins
Opponent: vs. Lions
2019 Stats: 42 Rushing YDS, 4 Receptions, 65 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 20.7 PTS, 2019 RB83
Previous Ranking: NR

25. David Montgomery, Chicago Bears
Opponent: vs. Giants
2019 Stats: 497 Rushing YDS, 5 Rushing TD, 19 Receptions, 152 Receiving YDS, 111.9 PTS, 2019 RB24
Previous Ranking: 25

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 12
Running Back Rankings: Week 12
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 12
Tight End Rankings: Week 12