Every year we give our premium content members a team-by-team, player-by-player look at the NFL season that was. The coverage will be in-depth, but because the Dynasty Capsule series begins immediately after the season, we won’t use it to discuss free agency or the draft. Come see us in early May once Mr. Irrelevant is off the board for another 32-article series giving you the same detailed discussion you’ll see below.
Buckle up dynasty fans, because you’re about to be reminded why our motto is, “There is no off-season.”
The term “fantasy wasteland” gets thrown around quite frequently in the dynasty community, pejoratively describing a situation that lacks fantasy production and player value. The current version of the Washington Redskins fits that criteria as closely as any other NFL team in recent memory.
After a 3-13 season and a complete overhaul of the front office and coaching staff, the time has come for the portfolio assets to follow suit. As it stands, Washington sports the least number of players in the latest ADP (7), with two of those being running backs optimistically drafted entirely on the basis of past opportunity.
With Ron Rivera coming over from the Panthers - a franchise with a robust number of dynasty assets over the past few seasons - the hope is that the Redskins see an influx in additional talent and an increase in production ceiling for the few stable assets currently on the roster. Given the number of injury-plagued talents, there’s hope that a new medical staff can help address that reputation as well.
Here is a look at the Redskins as they currently stand.
Dwayne Haskins (ADP: 190.83, QB33)
Heading into the 2019 season, Haskins was not locked into a starting job, generated very little preseason buzz and found himself in a situation that severely lacked playmakers. The stock market on the former Ohio State signal-caller appeared to be a sharp arrow down, and such an early drop elicited worry in the eyes of many dynasty owners.
After a QB34 finish among quarterbacks who played more than half their team’s games in 2019, and ending the year with back-to-back notably solid performances (with three rookie wideouts as primary targets), we started to see his value bounce back.
Checking in at the current QB23 in the latest ADP, the hope remains that the Redskins bring in more pieces for Haskins to work with and that Rivera and offensive coordinator Scott Turner will build an offense to work with the second-year quarterback.