New England Patriots at Washington Redskins Matchup Preview 10/6/19: Analysis, Depth Charts, Daily Fantasy

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This lopsided matchup between the 4-0 Patriots and 0-4 Redskins should be a blowout. The season could not have gone worse for the Redskins so far. They have lost all four games and look like one of the worst teams in the league. After benching starting quarterback Case Keenum last week, rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins played even worse than Keenum. Also, standout rookie receiver Terry McLaurin is now dealing with a hamstring injury that sidelined him against the Giants last week. The rest of the season does not look good for the Redskins, and they will likely get blown out at home this week. In contrast, the Patriots season has been going extremely well. They have had three blowout wins and look like the best team in the NFL. This game will not be close, so expect the Patriots to win by a lot. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the New England Patriots and Washington Redskins matchup page.

TV Schedule

Date: Sunday, October 6th, 2019
Time: 1:00 ET
Location: FedExField – Landover, MD
Coverage: CBS

Injury Report

New England Patriots: LB Dont’a Hightower (Q) – Shoulder, RB Rex Burkhead (Q) – Foot, S Patrick Chung (Q) – Heel, WR Julian Edelman (Q) – Chest, WR Josh Gordon (Q) – Knee, WR Gunner Olszewski (Q) – Hamstring, K Stephen Gotskowski (IR) – Hip
Washington Redskins: TE Vernon Davis (Q) – Concussion, TE Jordan Reed (O) – Concussion, WR Terry McLaurin (Q) – Hamstring, QB Case Keenum (Q) – Foot, G Brandon Scherff (Q) – Ankle, C Chase Roullier (Q) – Knee, LB Ryan Anderson (Q) – Elbow, CB Fabian Moreau (Q) – Knee, CB Josh Norman (Q) – Knee

New England Patriots Analysis

New England PatriotsEven though the Patriots won last week, it was an ugly win. Tom Brady played horribly, posting only 150 yards and a quarterback rating of 45.9. This will be a concern for when the Patriots are facing difficult defenses, so it should not be a concern for them this week. Brady will return to the form he was in for the first three games. Against the Redskins, the Patriots are going to put up a lot of points. The question that remains is who will get the majority of production on the Patriots offense. When the Patriots played the Dolphins, no single offensive player had an extremely big game. Since the defense was so dominant, the offense did not have to produce very much to win the game.

This week, the Patriots defense could put up a lot of fantasy points especially because the quarterback situation is still unknown. With uncertainty at quarterback, it is likely that quarterback play will not be good this week for the Redskins. The Patriots defense has not put up less than 10 points this season, and they should greatly exceed that number this week. The bottom ranked Giants defense put up 24 points against the Redskins, so it should be no trouble for the Patriots do have another big game.

On offense, Sony Michel should have a big game. He is fully healthy and had 17 carries for 63 yards last week. He should get a similar number of carries this week, but will have many more yards and possibly a few touchdowns. Also, receivers Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman will have great games against the 31st ranked defense in the NFL. Look for the Patriots offense to have a great game all around and look for the defense to shut down the Redskins.

New England Patriots Depth Chart

QB: Tom Brady
RB1: Sony Michel
RB2: James White
WR1: Julian Edelman
WR2: Josh Gordon
WR3: Antonio Brown
TE: Matt LaCosse

Washington Redskins Analysis

Washington RedskinsThe Redskins offense had a very favorable matchup last week, but could not produce against the Giants. Coming into this matchup, it is still unclear who the starting quarterback for the Redskins will be, and that uncertainty should lead to another abysmal offensive performance. From a fantasy football perspective, no Redskins player is startable against the Patriots number 1 ranked defense.

There is not much to say here from a fantasy football point of view. The Redskins could easily get shut out this week, so none of their players are startable on offense. In the coming weeks, some Redskins players could become startable, particularly in next week’s matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Definitely bench all Redskins players for this game, but keep them for next week’s favorable matchup against the Dolphins. Players to watch on the Redskins for future matchups are Terry McLaurin and Derrius Guice. Although Guice is injured right now, he should assume RB1 duties when he is healthy. He could have some monster games towards the tail end of the season, so keep an eye on him. Also, Terry McLaurin has been the best rookie receiver so far, so he is definitely a player to watch. Even through all the Redskins losses, McLaurin has had a touchdown reception in every game he has played. He will be a great fantasy option when he fully recovers from his injury.

Washington Redskins Depth Chart

QB: Case Keenum
RB1: Adrian Peterson
RB2: Chris Thompson
WR1: Terry Mclaurin
WR2: Paul Richardson
WR3: Trey Quinn
TE: Jordan Reed

Daily Fantasy: Patriots Steamroll Redskins

Sony Michel (DK: $5,500, FD: $6,300) is a great play for this week. His salary is extremely low on both DraftKings and FanDuel and he will get many carries against the Redskins, who rank 29th against the run. Also on the Patriots offense, Tom Brady (DK: $6,500, FD: $7,600) should have a great game. In the first three weeks, Brady had 20+ points, and against this bottom ranked defense, he should have another 20+ point game. Also, his salary is relatively cheap on both DraftKings and FanDuel compared to other good quarterbacks. Julian Edelman (DK: $6,300, FD: $6,500) is another great option for this matchup, as the Redskins have been horrible against slot receivers. Expect Edelman to get a lot of receptions this game. Lastly, the Patriots D/ST (DK: $4,300, FD: $5,500) will have an extremely good game. Even though the Patriots have a high salary this week, they will definitely be worth it. They could easily put up 20+ points.

Rohil Bajaj is a student at the University of California–Santa Barbara and is from Maryland. He is a devoted Washington Redskins fan and has a passion for fantasy football. As a statistics major, Rohil enjoys using data and analytics to gain an edge in his won fantasy football leagues.

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