Before mentioning the top options in Washington, here's three names that don't necessarily attract the spotlight. While they all won't carry much value in redrafts, deeper leagues and dynasty formats make them much more intriguing options.
There's no doubt Andre Roberts will get a fair run this season, but the receiver's stock certainly dropped following the Redskins signing DeSean Jackson.
Although Roberts may no longer be the Redskins' No. 2, he's a solid third option with good potential in the slot and the versatility to move outside. With all of the defense's attention focused on Jackson, Pierre Garcon and tight end Jordan Reed, things are bound to open up for Roberts in what should be an exciting offensive scheme.
This thing is growing on me. This whole idea that Lache Seastrunk, despite being drafted in the second to last round, is Jay Gruden's next basement project, as he attempts to a mold a natural athlete like Seastrunk, who brings incredible acceleration and agility, into the Giovani Bernard-like running back he had in Cincinnati last season.
Wishful thinking, I know. But Seastrunk's skill set in this offense, while complementing a style like that of Alfred Morris, provides plenty of intrigue for dynasty owners and leagues with 14 or more teams.
One last homer opinion on a fresh face in Washington, as receiver Ryan Grant has already impressed Jay Gruden in rookie minicamps.
"He plays like a 10-year veteran already," Gruden said, according to Rich Tandler of CSN Washington. "He’s very smooth. He understands route concepts. He understands depths and how important they are and how to set people up… Easy in and out of breaks, effortlessly."
With Garcon, Jackson and Roberts atop the receiving chart in Washington, it seems unlikely Grant will get much burn as a rookie. But there's no question Gruden enjoys passing the football, so don't count out subtle surprises late in the season.
Like Seastrunk, Grant is a stash item in dynasty leagues.