• Asher Jacobs

Most Underrated Player: Washington Redskins

There aren't a ton of options when it comes to the most undervalued or underrated player on the Washington Redskins roster from a fantasy football perspective, but one that has the potential to far outperform his current ADP, or value is Dwayne Haskins. Haskins is currently being drafted as the 256th player in fantasy football drafts. This means he's going undrafted in just about any league, regardless of format. Haskins is being drafted as the 31st quarterback, and the former 15th overall pick has the potential to be a serious snag at that price in his sophomore season.

We all know the talent that Haskins possesses, throwing for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns in his last season at Ohio State. Haskins holds the single season Big 10 passing touchdown record, with 50, and is 5th on the FBS single season passing touchdown list. Haskins didn't have the most productive rookie season, throwing for 7 touchdowns and equally as many interceptions in 7 starts, but it's quite obvious that the talent is there, after looking at his college stats in the Big 10, and Ron Rivera will be able to turn Haskins into a stud.


The Redskins boast the 13th best offensive line in the league, according to PFF, and although Haskins does not have great receiving threats, he does have a coach with a great offensive track record in Ron Rivera, who brought offensive coordinator Scott Turner with him from Carolina. Rivera has been to a super bowl as a head coach, and coached Cam Newton during his 2015 MVP season. Haskins may not have the best weapons, but the Redskins have a formidable run game, and Terry McLaurin is someone that could easily have a breakout year as a sophomore, as he is immensely talented as well, and has serious chemistry with Haskins. McLaurin caught 11 of Haskins' 50 touchdown passes in the pair's last season at Ohio State, and the two should only build on that connection as time progresses.

Haskins finds himself in a solid situation heading into his sophomore season, with the tools to succeed, and he is not going to be drafted by any fantasy managers come fall. Haskins being drafted as the QB31 makes it a walk in the park for him to outperform his average draft position, as the former first round draft pick should be able to build on a full offseason as the team's starting quarterback, and should be able to develop a serious connection with Terry McLaurin at the pro level. Another point to consider, is that Haskins will play 6 games against the Cowboys, Eagles, and Giants in 2020. None of these three teams have a threatening defensive secondary. Favorable matchups alone may wind up making Haskins well worth a roster spot, as he comes basically free of charge in most any league.


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