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Redskins Mailbag: What's up with Jordan Reed and what is left to root for?

Redskins Mailbag: What's up with Jordan Reed and what is left to root for?

With the Redskins firing Jay Gruden and promoting Bill Callahan to interim head coach, there is a lot to discuss this week.

So why not open up the mailbag.

- @MuhammadSH What should we be rooting for? Better outcome - losing four in a row/winning four in a row, and why?

I will never be the guy that tells fans to root for losses. Root for wins, it’s way more fun. That said, I think and have said repeatedly the Redskins are in the midst of a big rebuild whether the team admits it or not. In that vein, losses are probably more advantageous for draft position. The biggest thing to root for has nothing to do with game results: This team desperately needs to develop Dwayne Haskins and let him prove he’s a legit franchise QB prospect. If that happens, and they have a high draft pick, Washington could probably move back a bit in a 2020 Draft full of QB prospects. The Redskins have a lot of needs and no second-round pick next year. Getting more picks, especially high picks, could help a lot. 

@ScubaSteve_02 asks: Why did my wife leave me?

Dunno but good luck pal. 

@MoodyRob asks: When will it end?

Dunno but good luck pal. I actually think this is a real Redskins question, and trust me, I wish I had an answer. 

@Erinzaddy1 asks: How different will the offense look with KOC running the show?

Great question. Callahan has been clear he wants to run the ball a lot more, and Adrian Peterson is fired up about the opportunity. Miami has an awful rush defense, so it could work against the Dolphins, but after that, O’Connell will again need to scheme receivers open. Much like the biggest goal for this season at this point is about developing Haskins, from a coaching standpoint, the Redskins brass needs to let O’Connell really prove if he’s got what it takes to run a dynamic offense in the NFL. If he can prove that, he’s a legit contender to be head coach in 2020.

@Antwats_v asks: Do you think Callahan has made any strong recommendations/changes for Manusky?

Another great question, and to be completely honest, I don’t know the answer. Callahan said he just told Manuksy to get to the quarterback more and get off the field on third downs. That’s pretty obvious. Callahan also explained he wasn’t going to fire Manusky because he wanted to be patient and view things on his own as head coach. Soooooo, I’m not sure what has changed. I do know if the defense keeps playing how they did the first three games, and the new coaching culture demands accountability, then defensive coaches will need to either bench players that blow assignments or take responsibility for major mistakes. Definitely something to watch. 

@MarkianHawryluk asks: What’s the deal with Jordan Reed?

Last we heard of Reed came when I asked Gruden if there was any plan to move the tight end to the injured reserve. Gruden looked at me like I was crazy before saying no. I contend the Redskins absolutely should put Reed on the IR. There is no timeline in sight for his return from his seventh concussion, and if he is able to come back, should he? It won’t be this week, for sure, so why even bring him back in Week 7 of a lost season? And that’s the best case scenario. 

@BarstoolNate asks: What’s your favorite poker podcast?

Cracking Aces. And there’s not even a second favorite. 

@Ahmadsamiali asks: Will we get first draft pick?

I doubt it but this weekend will go a long way towards who does.

@EvryDayMan29 asks: What’s the biggest difference you see in Callahan’s practice versus Gruden’s and do you think it will translate into more wins?

Things are more physical for sure with Callahan, and certainly more old school. This is the perfect week for the switch because the Redskins should absolutely beat a terrible Dolphins team. Assuming that happens, then players might buy into Callahan’s routine. But there is some misinformation being spread that the team didn’t work hard with Gruden. They did. I’m most curious about Callahan’s practice regiment next week and for a few weeks down the road. 

@Placebo473 asks: How is it that laid back head coaches aren’t pushed by their assistant coaches to correct issues with their coaching style?

Love this question. It’s hard to reconcile all the changes this week and know that Callahan has been on staff in Washington since 2015. If he wanted things to look so different, did he ever talk to Gruden about it? It’s no secret that Gruden and Callahan were never best friends, and Callahan did push the offensive line in a manner different than the rest of the team. But at the same time, the O-line is one of the most penalized teams in the NFL. Maybe Gruden wasn’t approachable? Maybe Callahan didn’t want to approach, instead waiting for his turn to run the show? The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.

@NeedSkrilla asks: If Kerrigan gets a sack, can he do something cool like Bosa did Monday night?

Probably not. Kerrigan has 86 career sacks and has gone for double digits the last three seasons, and yet, there haven't really been any cool sack dances. His go-to move is the Heartbreak Kid Showstopper, and I wouldn't expect much more than that. 

@Takkyamaguchi asks: Do you have the authority to hire @NickSundberg after his NFL retirement? If so, would he first have to intern for T for Talent @PeteHaileyNBCS ? Cc: @Mitch_Tischler

I have zero authority but will do everything possible to hire Sundberg when the time comes. He would never intern, but I wouldn't mind seeing another bear fight between him and our resident Big Man. 

It's always fun doing this. Until next week team - JP 

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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