Following up on the ongoing story
. ... With starting quarterback Matthew Stafford
missing two consecutive games due to a back injury, Jeff Driskel
has filled in under center.
This week, Driskel gets another turn. And that might not be horrible.
Against Dallas last week, Driskel accounted for two touchdowns while throwing for 209 yards in the loss. He delivered 29 points for fantasy owners. In fact, having been thrown into a starting role after not playing a snap for all of 2019, Driskel has performed nicely in the two starts, accumulating 478 passing yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
Meanwhile, FantasyPros' Mike Tagliere points out a startling stat: Every starting quarterback has averaged at least 7.2 yards per attempt when playing the Redskins. To put that in perspective, only two QBs this season (Philip Rivers
and Jameis Winston
) are averaging more than 7 yards per attempt this year.
Tagliere went on to note the ease with which opponents are able to run on the Redskins has meant they've seen just 31.4 pass attempts per game, which ranks as the fifth-lowest mark
Still, the Redskins allow a league-high 71.7 percent completion-rate and a 6.05 percent touchdown-rate, which ranks as the fifth-highest mark in the league.
Beyond that, Driskel has some pretty amazing downfield weapons in the form of Kenny Golladay
and Marvin Jones
. T.J. Hockenson
and Danny Amendola
are capable as well. In addition, the athletic Driskel can be a dangerous runner as he's demonstrated while running for 88 yards and a TD on 13 carries.
Also worth noting. ... Bo Scarbrough
suddenly has a major opportunity after he delivered on short notice for the Lions last Sunday.
Scarbrough had 14 rushing attempts for 55 yards and a touchdown and shouldered 49 percent of the workload out of the backfield. He has borderline RB2 value in a great matchup against the Redskins, whose defense just allowed 34 points versus a struggling Jets team.