Redskins RB Situation Still Murky Ahead Of Week 1: Fantasy Implications

Aug 29, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (12) hands off to running back Evan Royster (35) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE

The Washington Redskins still aren't saying much about how they plan to use their three running backs in Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Washington Redskins have a plan for their three running backs but coaches are remaining quiet about the specifics. According to CSN Washington, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan says the team will keep going to whichever running back they think is doing the best. Evan Royster, Roy Helu and Alfred Morris are all expected to see action in Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Impact: This logic is the equivalent of a person saying: "I'm going to keep eating the food that tastes the best," and fantasy owners should expect nothing less from coach Mike Shanahan and his son when it comes to running backs. Royster will probably get the first chance against the Saints but clearly that means little as all three should see playing time. It should become more apparent how the backs will be used after Week 1.

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