The Washington Redskins probably aren’t going to win many games in 2015. That doesn’t mean they can’t be fun to watch for fantasy football purposes. A tough matchup with the Miami Dolphins curbed Washington’s value in week one, but they’re going to be throwing a lot all year long. Even in a close game where they tried to run the ball (and actually did so pretty well), the Redskins still threw the ball 31 times and got a score through the air. There could be production to be had on a weekly basis and knowing which Redskins players to use could help you in fantasy football.
Come week two, the new guy to target just might be wide receiver Pierre Garcon. Normal #1 wide receiver DeSean Jackson is on the shelf for the next 3-4 weeks with a hamstring injury and everyone has already been paying attention to tight end Jordan Reed. The guy flying slightly under the radar is the speedy Garcon, who if you recall, led the entire league in receptions just two years ago.
Not only is Garcon now the top receiver in an offense that will likely often be playing from behind, but he was already pretty productive last week (six catches for 74 yards). Week two offers even more upside, as his talent and role combine with a tasty matchup against a shaky St. Louis Rams secondary. The Rams do have a stout defense that could limit the Redskins initially, but once Washington turns to the air, the stats should come. St. Louis is best known for their pass rush and solid run defense, but thanks to their top corner going down before the start of the season, they’re especially vulnerable through the air.
Garcon should see plenty of targets over the next few weeks, but should be an especially strong play in week two against the Rams. That makes Garcon a fun daily fantasy football play and a rock solid WR3 play in season long leagues. If he’s out on your league’s waiver wire, be sure to pick him up and consider using him this week.