Fantasy Football: Use Redskins passing game against Bucs. Seriously

With numerous key fantasy players out this week and a potentially advantageous matchup for the Redskins, Washington might be a sneaky source for help.

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Depending on the makeup of your fantasy football roster, that could mean relying on the Washington Redskins passing attack. The potential return of Jordan Reed certainly helps even if the tight end isn't an ideal fantasy option this week.

Week 7 looks like a tricky one for many fantasy football players considering the players out this week and we're not even talking about running backs Matt Forte, Eddie Lacy, Ronnie Hillman o Giovani Bernard. No Aaron Rodgers, Andy Dalton, Peyton Manning or Jay Cutler at quarterback because of byes. It also appears likely that rookie Marcus Mariota (knee) won't play Sunday while Ben Roethlisberger (knees) remains sidelined.  As for the pass catchers, we're talking about a who's who with A.J. Green, Demaryius Thomas, Alshon Jeffery, Randall Cobb, James Jones Tyler Eifert and Martellus Bennett.

Here are the reasons why you can consider using these Redskins if needed:

Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder: Through Week 6, Tampa Bay allows the fifth most points to fantasy wide receivers. The Bucs were off last week, but before that, they surrendered at least 200 yards and 16 receptions to wide receivers in three of their last four games. Owners in any format can view Garcon a W2 while Crowder has WR3 potential in PPR formats.

As for Reed, he told reporters following Wednesday's practice that he expects to play this after missing the last two games with a concussion. An independent doctor must clear him so that hurdle remains If active, he's presence in the middle of the field will help create space for others. However, Tampa Bay has allowed tight ends only nine receptions for 82 yards over the last four games combined.

As for Cousins, he hasn't thrown more than one touchdown in any game this season. This might be the only where he puts up a crooked number. The Bucs have allowed 12 touchdown passes. Only three teams have surrendered more. Just saying...

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