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The QB battle in Washington will probably end up being between Case Keenum and Dwayne Haskins, and there’s a good chance Keenum ends up starting for the majority of the season. It’s tough to buy into having any part of this Redskins offense this year, but when it comes to Keenum, he’ll favor the slot WR by default.
Keenum targeted the slot more than any other QB in 2017, and then in 2018, he targeted Sanders 8.4 times per game when healthy. After Sanders tore his Achilles, DeSean Hamilton took his place in the slot, collecting 9.5 targets per game over the remaining five games. 20.7% of Keenum’s targets went to Sanders when in the slot, 18.4% went to Sutton when he lined up in the slot, and even Demaryius Thomas received 21.3% of targets when he moved inside.
So when Jay Gruden announces that Trey Quinn will be their starting slot WR, we should probably pay attention, especially in PPR. He’s going undrafted right now in mock drafts, and he should probably remain at the very end of drafts as the summer moves along.
Jamison Crowder has always had potential in that offense and showed flashes, but injuries have kept his impending breakout from happening. With Quinn leading the FBS in yards per route out of the slot in college, he is a decent bet at the end of fantasy drafts to leading the Redskins in target share and providing a solid floor in PPR leagues.
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