The Facts: Crowder is one reason the Redskins have remained upbeat about their receiving corps, despite the loss of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson in free agency. Crowder will start, playing on the outside in two-receiver sets and inside when they add a third. He'll also return punts. HC Jay Gruden joked that Crowder "can play running back if he wanted to."
Diehards Line: “We’ll utilize Jamison and try to get him more involved,” Gruden added. “He’s an excellent player, dynamic player. He just continues to prove every day, why we like him so much. He can run just about anything you ask him to run... He gets himself open because he’s got a great feel. He’s got quickness in and out of his breaks.” Crowder must show he can handle a bigger load, if that’s what the Redskins want. In the last two seasons, he has caught a combined 126 passes. Seventy-eight of those receptions have come in the first half of the season. Sometimes it’s a matter of others being targeted more often. As a rookie, Crowder admitted he wore down, but said he did not feel the same way after his sophomore campaign. For now, he’s just adjusting to a little more time on the outside. And fantasy owners might want to adjust their expectations accordingly.