I have two numbers for you in this intro to the Redskins vs. Rams preview: 453.0 and 267.5.
I’m not going tell you what they mean, but I will tell you that it means good things for a couple of the key fantasy players in this Week 3 matchup.
Our projection model is not perfect. There are many improvements that could be made, but we have had relatively good accuracy with it this season despite the flaws. Translation: Use these at your own discretion but they should be pretty darn good.
Redskins squeak by, based on the projections, 19-16.
Here are the answers you seek: 453.0= Washington’s league-worst yards allowed per game. 267.5= The league’s second-worst offense, owned by the Rams.
Sam Bradford, it is your time.
It will also be a good time to be Mark Clayton, Danny Amendola and Laurent Robinson.The Redskins are very friendly to opposing wide receivers.
Washington? They’ll get their points, too. St. Louis has been a good matchup for opposing teams for quite a while, and the Redskins proved last week that they can put up the yards.
Donovan McNabb, WAS: 21-35, 266 yards, TD, 10 rush yards
Sam Bradford, STL: 26-41, 262 yards, TD, INT
Clinton Portis, WAS: 75, TD, 1 catch, 5 receiving yards
Steven Jackson, STL: 75 yards, 5 catches 65 yards
Keiland Williams, WAS: 30 yards, 2 catches, 10 receiving yards
Mike Karney, STL: 15 yards
Mike Sellers, WAS: 2 catches, 10 receiving yards
Santana Moss, WAS: 6-80, TD
Mark Clayton, STL: 8-100, TD
Danny Amendola, STL: 6-60
Joey Galloway, WAS: 4-70
Anthony Armstrong, WAS: 2-20
Laurent Robinson, STL: 3-15
Roydell Williams, WAS: 1-20
Chris Cooley, WAS: 4-45
Daniel Fells, STL: 2-25
Fred Davis, WAS: 1-5
Graham Gano, WAS: 2 FG, 2 XP
Josh Brown, STL: FG, 2 XP
Redskins: 3 sacks, INT
Rams: 2 sacks