Washington Redskins – Where’s The Value?

red-skinspngIt’s anyone’s guess as to how the Redskins 2019 season will go, on paper they have a lot of talent, and a lot of holes. Free agent Landon Collins joined form the Giants to add some thump to the secondary, however with linebackers Zach Brown and Mason Foster no longer in town it leaves a huge hole in the middle of the defence. As for the offence, Case Keenum has been named the starter, for now, as you have to think it won’t take long until the reigns are handed over to Dwayne Haskins. You have to think the Redskins will be a run first offence with Adrian Peterson, Derrius Guice, and third down back Chris Thompson making a nice trifecta. The issue might be that Trent Williams still hasn’t reported to camp, and leaves a huge hole on the offensive line.

Keenum is certainly not worth backing the anytime touchdown market, and with Haskins running for 4 scores whilst at Ohio State it’s unlikely he will offer much value in his rookie season.

Adrian Peterson at the tender age of 34 rushed for over 1,000 yards and 8 scores, and certainly looked over his most recent knee injury. Having scored 112 times in 149 starts he certainly will be worth backing if bookmakers decide he’s “past it”. Derrius Guice scored 29 times whilst at LSU and looked set for a starting role in Washington before he suffered a season ending injury. So if he can force his way into the offence he may be another back that offers decent value. Even third down back Chris Thompson may be worth backing if starts seeing plenty of targets.

Whilst significant value lays in the Redskins running-backs, the same can’t be said for the wide-receivers. The rumour mill is that Josh Doctson will be let go before the season gets underway, which leaves Paul Richardson and Trey Quinn as the starters, with rookie Terry McLaurin possibly seeing some playing time. Richardson has scored 8 times in 23 games as a starter, but need to remain healthy.

Speaking of remaining healthy, that leads us onto Jordan Reed, who is potentially one of the most talented tight-ends in the league. His issue is that he has missed 31 games in 6 seasons. When on the field he has scored 24 times in 65 starts, so if you can get odds nearing 3/1 he’s worth the risk. The other ageless player on the Skins roster is fellow tight-end Vernon Davis, now aged 35 he still averaged over 14 yards per reception. His touchdown rate has dropped off over the past few seasons so approach with caution.

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