Aug 7, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) shakes hands with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) after their preseason game at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 23-6. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Preseason: Washington Redskins vs. New England Patriots game analysis

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We’ve made it!  Football is back, and with that comes the over analyzing  of the preseason, trying to find any advantage we can for our upcoming drafts.  Many fantasy champions are  made in the preseason. From analyzing rookies to scoping out all of the off-season moves, I will try to help you prepare as well.   We’re going to start this series by listing  key take aways from last night’s bevy of preseason games along with last Sunday’s Hall of Fame Game.  Keep checking in throughout the day to see more of my analysis from the first round of preseason games!

Morris could be primed for a big year this year. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins vs New England Patriots

  1. Alfred Morris ran well with his share of the work, running hard for 27 yards on five carries.  Morris also saw one target, which could boost him up a bit in PPR leagues. With Jay Gruden now in the picture as the offensive coordinator, they may use more swing passes to Morris. That said, Roy Helu is probably the better pass catcher, so he could steal some looks on passing downs.
  2. Jimmy Garrapolo looked great!  For any of you that have him stashed in dynasty leagues, you can sit back and watch your investment develop and unfold this preseason.  Jimmy outperformed Ryan Mallett, going 9 of 13 for 157 yards and a touchdown.  While he won’t start anytime soon, he is just an injury away from being thrust into action.
  3. Stevan Ridley started the game as usual for first and second downs, with Shane Vereen coming in on third downs. Ridley is being drafted as low as the 8th round, and can be a nice little pick up if he can continue to hold on to the ball in preseason.  The potential is there for him to have a large role in the offense this year, though he could lose some touchdowns to Vereen.
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