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Fantasy Football: Updated Week 10 rankings

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Fantasy Football: Updated Week 10 rankings

Week 10 of the NFL season kicked off Thursday night and now 13 games remain. Below are the fantasy football rankings of the essential players at each position. 

Players I like more than normal this week: Blake Bortles, Kirk Cousins, Mark Ingram, Darren McFadden, James Starks, Matt Jones, Allen Robinson, Brandin Cooks, Stefon Diggs, Michael Crabtree, Davante Adams, Chris Givens, Jordan Reed, Kyle Rudolph

Players I like less than normal this week: Russell Wilson, Jeremy Hill, Chris Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Jason Witten

Quarterback

1. Tom Brady - NE at NYG
2. Aaron Rodgers - GB vs. Det
3. Drew Brees - NO at Was
4. Andy Dalton - CIN vs. Hou
5. Cam Newton - CAR at Ten
6. Blake Bortles - JAC at Bal
7. Derek Carr - OAK vs. Min
8. Eli Manning - NYG vs. NE
9. Kirk Cousins - WAS vs. NO
10. Carson Palmer - ARI at Sea
11. Peyton Manning - DEN vs. KC
12. Ryan Tannehill - MIA at Phi
13. Joe Flacco - BAL vs. Jac
14. Matthew Stafford - DET at GB
15. Brian Hoyer - HOU at Cin
16. Jameis Winston - TB vs. Dal
17. Jay Cutler - CHI at StL
18. Teddy Bridgewater - MIN at Oak
19. Sam Bradford - PHI vs. Mia
20. Landry Jones - PIT vs. Cle
21. Russell Wilson - SEA vs. Ari
22. Marcus Mariota - TEN vs. Car
23. Josh McCown - CLE at Pit
24. Matt Cassel - DAL at TB
25. Johnny Manziel - CLE at Pit
26. Alex Smith - KC at Den
27. Nick Foles - STL vs. Chi

Running back

1. Todd Gurley - STL vs. Chi
2. Mark Ingram - NO at Was
3. DeAngelo Williams - PIT vs. Cle
4. Adrian Peterson - MIN at Oak
5. DeMarco Murray - PHI vs. Mia
6. Marshawn Lynch - SEA vs. Ari
7. Darren McFadden - DAL at TB
8. Lamar Miller - MIA at Phi
9. Justin Forsett - BAL vs. Jac
10. LeGarrette Blount - NE at NYG
11. Doug Martin - TB vs. Dal
12. Jonathan Stewart - CAR at Ten
13. James Starks - GB vs. Det
14. Latavius Murray - OAK vs. Min
15. Jeremy Langford - CHI at StL
16. Giovani Bernard - CIN vs. Hou
17. T.J. Yeldon - JAC at Bal
18. Charcandrick West - KC at Den
19 Jeremy Hill - CIN vs. Hou
20. Chris Johnson - ARI at Sea
21. Antonio Andrews - TEN vs. Car
22. Ryan Mathews - PHI vs. Mia
23. C.J. Anderson - DEN vs. KC
24. Ronnie Hillman - DEN vs. KC
25. Matt Jones - WAS vs. NO
26. Eddie Lacy - GB vs. Det
27. Alfred Blue - HOU at Cin
28. Shane Vereen - NYG vs. NE
29. Duke Johnson - CLE at Pit
30. Charles Sims - TB vs. Dal
31. Isaiah Crowell - CLE at Pit
32. Joique Bell - DET at GB
33. Rashad Jennings - NYG vs. NE
34. Theo Riddick - DET at GB
35. Chris Thompson - WAS vs. NO 
36. Alfred Morris - WAS vs. NO
37. James White - NE at NYG 
38. C.J. Spiller - NO at Was
39. Darren Sproles - PHI vs. Mia
40. Andre Ellington - ARI at Sea
41. Chris Polk - HOU at Cin
42. Dexter McCluster - TEN vs. Car
43. Marcel Reece - OAK vs. Min
44. Orleans Darkwa - NYG vs. NE
45. Javorius Allen - BAL vs. Jac
46. David Johnson - ARI at Sea
47. Jay Ajayi - MIA at Phi
48. Kyle Juszczyk - BAL vs. Jac
49. Taiwan Jones - OAK vs. Min
50. Ka'Deem Carey - CHI at StL
51. Fred Jackson - SEA vs. Ari
52. Denard Robinson - JAC at Bal
53. Brandon Bolden - NE at NYG
54. Jerick McKinnon - MIN at Oak
55. Mike Tolbert - CAR at Ten
56. Knile Davis - KC at Den
57. Christine Michael - DAL at TB
58. Jordan Todman - PIT vs. Cle
59. Thomas Rawls - SEA vs. Ari
60. Ameer Abdullah - DET at GB

Wide receivers

1. DeAndre Hopkins - HOU at Cin
2. A.J. Green - CIN vs. Hou
3. Julian Edelman - NE at NYG
4. Allen Robinson - JAC at Bal
5. Calvin Johnson - DET at GB
6. Odell Beckham - NYG vs. NE
7. Dez Bryant - DAL at TB
8. Demaryius Thomas - DEN vs. KC
9. Alshon Jeffery - CHI at StL
10. Antonio Brown - PIT vs. Cle
11. Randall Cobb - GB vs. Det
12. Amari Cooper - OAK vs. Min
13. Mike Evans - TB vs. Dal
14. Emmanuel Sanders - DEN vs. KC
15. Brandin Cooks - NO at Was
16. Stefon Diggs - MIN at Oak
17. Allen Hurns - JAC at Bal
18. Michael Crabtree - OAK vs. Min
19. Martavis Bryant - PIT vs. Cle
20. Jarvis Landry - MIA at Phi
21. Jordan Matthews - PHI vs. Mia
22. Willie Snead - NO at Was
23. Brandon LaFell - NE at NYG
24. Tavon Austin - STL vs. Chi
25. Jeremy Maclin - KC at Den
26. James Jones - GB vs. Det
27. Larry Fitzgerald - ARI at Sea
28. Davante Adams - GB vs. Det
29. John Brown - ARI at Sea
30. Marvin Jones - CIN vs. Hou
31. Kamar Aiken - BAL vs. Jac
32. Rishard Matthews - MIA at Phi
33. DeSean Jackson - WAS vs. NO
34. Pierre Garcon - WAS vs. NO
35. Travis Benjamin - CLE at Pit
36. Golden Tate - DET at GB
37. Michael Floyd - ARI at Sea
38. Nate Washington - HOU at Cin
39. Rueben Randle - NYG vs. NE
40. Dorial Green-Beckham - TEN vs. Car
41. Ted Ginn - CAR at Ten
42. Chris Givens - BAL vs. Jac
43. Mike Wallace - MIN at Oak
44. Cecil Shorts - HOU at Cin
45. Danny Amendola - NE at NYG
46. Terrance Williams - DAL at TB
47. Marques Colston - NO at Was
48. Jamison Crowder - WAS vs. NO
49. Dwayne Harris - NYG vs. NE
50. Doug Baldwin - SEA vs. Ari
51. Tyler Lockett - SEA vs. Ari
52. Marquess Wilson - CHI at StL
53. Vincent Jackson - TB vs. Dal
54. Jermaine Kearse - SEA vs. Ari
55. Kendall Wright - TEN vs. Car
56. Philly Brown - CAR at Ten
57. Harry Douglas - TEN vs. Car
58. Justin Hunter - TEN vs. Car
59. Mohamed Sanu - CIN vs. Hou
60. Kenny Britt - STL vs. Chi

Tight ends

1. Rob Gronkowski - NE at NYG
2. Greg Olsen - CAR at Ten
3. Tyler Eifert - CIN vs. Hou
4. Jordan Reed - WAS vs. NO
5. Gary Barnidge - CLE at Pit
6. Travis Kelce - KC at Den
7. Delanie Walker - TEN vs. Car
8. Jimmy Graham - SEA vs. Ari
9. Ben Watson - NO at Was
10. Martellus Bennett - CHI at StL
11. Richard Rodgers - GB vs. Det
12. Eric Ebron - DET at GB
13.Julius Thomas - JAC at Bal
14. Kyle Rudolph - MIN at Oak
15. Jason Witten - DAL at TB
16. Crockett Gillmore - BAL vs. Jac
17. Zach Ertz - PHI vs. Mia
18. Heath Miller - PIT vs. Cle
19. Clive Walford - OAK vs. Min
20. Jordan Cameron - MIA at Phi

Kicker

1. Stephen Gostkowski - NE at NYG
2. Justin Tucker - BAL vs. Jac
3. Brandon McManus - DEN vs. KC
4. Mason Crosby - GB vs. Det
5. Josh Brown - NYG vs. NE
6. Steven Hauschka - SEA vs. Ari
7. Sebastian Janikowski - OAK vs. Min
8. Blair Walsh - MIN at Oak
9. Jason Myers - JAC at Bal
10. Mike Nugent - CIN vs. Hou
11. Graham Gano - CAR at Ten
12. Greg Zuerlein - STL vs. Chi
13. Caleb Sturgis - PHI vs. Mia
14. Dan Bailey - DAL at TB
15. Chris Boswell - PIT vs. Cle
16. Kai Forbath - NO at Was
17. Dustin Hopkins - WAS vs. NO
18. Chandler Catanzaro - ARI at Sea
19. Robbie Gould - CHI at StL
20. Connor Barth - TB vs. Dal

Defenses

1. Denver Broncos - DEN vs. KC
2. St. Louis Rams - STL vs. Chi
3. Carolina Panthers - CAR at Ten
4. Green Bay Packers - GB vs. Det
5. Cincinnati Bengals - CIN vs. Hou
6. Philadelphia Eagles - PHI vs. Mia
7. New England Patriots - NE at NYG
8. Arizona Cardinals - ARI at Sea
9. Pittsburgh Steelers - PIT vs. Cle
10. Seattle Seahawks - SEA vs. Ari
11. Minnesota Vikings - MIN at Oak
12. Dallas Cowboys - DAL at TB
13. Kansas City Chiefs - KC at Den
14. Oakland Raiders - OAK vs. Min
15. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - TB vs. Dal
16. Cleveland Browns - CLE at Pit
17. Baltimore Ravens - BAL vs. Jac
18. Miami Dolphins - MIA at Phi
19. New Orleans Saints - NO at Was
20. Chicago Bears - CHI at StL

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Trades, misses and mistakes explain Redskins dead cap situation

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Trades, misses and mistakes explain Redskins dead cap situation

Cut bait. Sunk cost. Under water. 

Whatever the term might be, all industries deploy a certain phrase for wasted money. In the NFL, that term is dead cap, or the salary cap space a team must allocate for a particular player that has been cut or traded. 

In the specific case of the Redskins, the team carries more than $5.2 millon in dead cap space. Where did it come from? Who's to blame? Let's take a look.

Terrell McClain ($3.75M) - The Redskins signed McClain away from the Cowboys early in the 2017 free agency period. The move wasn't quite a disaster, but it wasn't very good. Washington gave McClain a four-year deal worth $21 million, and paid out nearly $7.5 million for the 2017 season. McClain never played well for the Redskins, started just two games and this offseason he agreed to give up a significant chunk of guaranteed money. Without that move from McClain, this cap hit would have been much worse. 

Su'a Cravens ($711k) - The money isn't as big of a loss as the talent. The Redskins selected Cravens in the second round of the 2016 Draft and he showed promise as a rookie while also dealing with injuries. In 2017, however, things fell apart as Cravens dealt with a training camp injury, discussed retiring from football and eventually found himself on the reserved/left squad list for the season. Prior to the 2018 Draft, the Redskins worked a deal to send Cravens to Denver for an additional fifth round pick as well as swapping picks. 

Kendall Fuller ($360k) - A promising young cornerback, the Redskins traded Fuller to Kansas City this offseason as part of a package to acquire QB Alex Smith. Losing Fullers stings — even head coach Jay Gruden admitted that — but Washington had to find a quarterback after the long-discussed Kirk Cousins saga veered toward, and eventually ended in, separation. 

Matt Jones ($150k) - One of the worst Redskins draft picks in the last five years, Washington reached for Jones in the third-round in 2015. As a rookie, Jones looked like a solid contributor, but in the 2016 season he developed a bad fumbling habit and found his way to the bench. From there, things got worse, as Jones ended the season on the inactive list after a squabble about playing special teams. In 2017, Jones was cut. He signed with the Colts, where he played in just five games and was cut earlier this year. This offseason, Jones signed with the Eagles.

Arie Kouandjio ($130K) - This is a weird one. Kouandjio was selected by the Redskins in 2015, and cut by the team in 2017. The dead money comes from that rookie deal. When Washington brought Kouandjio back late in the 2017 season off the Ravens' practice squad, the dead money from the rookie deal remained. Now, Kouandjio is injured and a candidate to start the 2018 season on the PUP list or maybe even the IR. 

Robert Davis ($103k) - Drafted as a sixth-rounder in 2017, Davis did not make the team leaving training camp. Even though he got signed to the practice squad, the dead money tolls from the rookie deal. 

Nate Sudfeld ($69k) - A late-round developmental prospect from the 2016 draft, Sudfeld made the team as a rookie but couldn't survive cuts in 2017. Quickly signed by the Eagles, Sudfeld ended up as the backup quarterback in Philadelphia's improbable Super Bowl run earlier this year. Dead money on the Redskins cap, but a Super Bowl ring in Philly. Strange. 

Tyler Catalina and Kevin Bowen account for about $12,000 in dead cap space as well. 

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Redskins schedule preview: Weeks 8 and 14 vs. Giants

Redskins schedule preview: Weeks 8 and 14 vs. Giants

We’re previewing every game of the 2018 season with a look forward and a look back. Up today, it’s the two games against the Giants. 

Week 8 October 28, MetLife Stadium

Week 14 December 9, FedEx Field

2017 Giants: 3-13, fourth in NFC East 

Projected 2018 wins per Westgate SuperBook: 6.5

Early line: Week 8 Redskins +3.5, Week 14 Redskins -1.5

Key additions: RB Saquon Barkley, LT Nate Solder, RB Jonathan Stewart, LB Alec Ogletree

Key losses: DE Jason Pierre-Paul, G Justin Pugh, C Weston Richburg

Notable: Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. returns after missing 12 games with a fractured ankle last year.

Biggest questions: 

  • Will Eli Manning reward the organization for bypassing the quarterback position with the No. 2 pick in the draft? Or will he continue his downhill slide?
  • Will Barkley have sufficient impact to justify his status as the No. 2 overall pick?
  • The last three years, the Giants defense has gone from being ranked 31stto 10thand back to 31st. Where is their true level?

Series history

Giants lead all-time series 92-65-3; after the Giants won five in a row from 2013-2015 the Redskins have taken three of the last five. 

Series notables

The first time: September 16, 1937, Griffith Stadium—This was the beginning of two eras: The Redskins first game in Washington and the start of Sammy Baugh’s NFL career. The game, however, belonged to Riley Smith as the Washington back scored all of his team’s points with a pair of field goals, his dazzling, 60-yard interception return in the fourth quarter and the extra point following that game-clinching touchdown in the home team’s 13-3 win. 

The last time: December 31, 2017, Met Life Stadium—It was 16 degrees at kickoff, the Redskins had only four offensive players from their Week 1 starters in the lineup and all the Redskins had to play for was a non-losing season. These were just some of the reasons for Washington to be disinterested and it seems like they dragged down the Redskins. The apathy increased when a guy named Orleans Darkwa bolted 75 yards for a touchdown just 1:17 into the game. The Redskins never competed in the 18-10 loss.

The best time: November 27, 1966, D.C. Stadium—The Redskins scored on offense, on defense, on special teams, on the ground, and through the air in racking up the highest single-game scoring total ever in a regular season NFL game with 72 points. In a losing effort, the Giants scored 41, making the combined total of 113 points, another league record. 

Backup running back A. D. Whitfield had a career day, scoring three touchdowns, one on a five-yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen, the other two on runs of one and 63 yards. All of those points came in the first half as the Redskins went into intermission with a 34-14 lead.

Charley Taylor jumped into the scoring extravaganza with a pair of third-quarter TD receptions from Jurgensen, one of 34 yards, the other covering 72. Brig Owens was the point scorer on the defensive side things, getting touchdowns on returns of a fumble and an interception.

In all, they scored a touchdown almost every way you can: four running, three passing and one each on a punt, fumble, and interception return. They also got nine extra points and a field goal. 

More than 12,000 NFL games have been played since this one and, despite rule changes designed to favor the offense and increase scoring, both the Redskins’ 72 points and the combined 113 still stand as NFL records. Only once has a team put up as many as 70 points and the combined score has the next-highest total beaten by a touchdown.

The worst time: January 1, 2017, FedEx Field—The Redskins have had many costly losses to the Giants over the years but the sting from this one is still fresh. The home team would get a wild-card playoff spot with a win while New York, with its playoff seeding clinched, had nothing to play for. But it was the Redskins who had nothing. They were able to fight back from a 10-0 halftime deficit to tie it up in the fourth quarter. But after a Giants field goal, Kirk Cousins threw an unforgivable interception that sealed New York’s 19-10 win and the Redskins went home. 

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More 2018 Redskins

- 53-man roster: Player one-liners, offense
- Tandler’s Take: Best- and worst-case scenarios for 2018
- The draft: Redskins should get 4 additional picks in 2019 draft
- Schedule series: Gotta beat the Cowboys

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