Santana Moss: He hasn't had more than 75 yards receiving since Oct. 26 at Detroit. The Niners have two solid corners in Nate Clements and Walt Harris, but the team has allowed 12 plays for 40 or more yards – second worst in the NFL. San Fran has the 24th rated pass defense. Worth a shot.
Clinton Portis: San Francisco has the 15th-rated run defense and has improved in this area. The Niners have a good run-stopping end in Justin Smith and a Pro Bowl middle linebacker in Patrick Willis. Portis has definitely worn down, but certainly has enough left in the tank for one more good game. The problem we have are the tackles and how they limit the run game. But at least they got back to the stretch vs. Philly last week. The Redskins ran the ball OK against a good defense – a better one than what they'll face Sunday. Play him.
Jason Campbell: Opposing QBs have an 85.0 passer rating vs. the Niners, but their D has been stronger lately and has done a better job limiting the opposition lately. They've held opponents to 16 or fewer points in four straight games. The secondary does allow big plays. Not exactly a big point producer, but Campbell might be worth a shot depending on who your other options at this position. If you think Moss will have a big game, then it stands reason the guy throwing to him will as well.
Chris Cooley: Gotta play him. He'll collect catches if nothing else.
Redskins D: Must play. The Niners don't score a lot of points and QB Shaun Hill is the kind of guy Washington can confuse all day. The D is healthy – or, rather, healthier – so they're a smart play.
Shaun Suisham: As we said last week, only if you lack other options.
John Keim covers the Redskins for the Washington Examiner and is a contributing editor for Warpathinsiders.com. He has covered the team since 1994. Some of his other stories can be found at dcexaminer.com
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