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Fantasy Football 2011 Preview, Washington Redskins Vs. New York Giants

The Washington Redskins will host the New York Giants in Week 1 of the NFL season this Sunday, also known as the first day of the rest of your fantasy lives. The Redskins should have some intriguing plays in Week 1 because the Giants have lost a number of important players on their defense to injuries at different points throughout their preseason campaign. Let's take a look at some of the more prominent players on the Redskins offense and how they might fare this weekend, fantasy-wise of course.

Rex Grossman: Maybe he'll get some extra mojo from winning his battle against John Beck for the starting quarterback job in the preseason, but when it comes down to it, I wouldn't play him unless I didn't have a better option. Not that I think he is going to do a crummy job, I just think that you probably have a better quarterback option on your team for this week/season.

Tim Hightower: Hightower is someone I can actually see having a pretty good game in this one. He had a very impressive preseason, and a lot of the losses the Giants suffered this preseason were along their front seven. I know Shanahan gave Grossman the rock, but I still don't expect him to throw the ball all over the field. I think Hightower will get a steady workload in this one, and when trying to pick a running back, that's all you can ask for.

Santana Moss: It doesn't take a fantasy genius to know that if I don't like the quarterback in this one because I expect a minimal passing attack, then I also won't like the main wide receiver. Because of who he is he is probably a must-start for you, but I wouldn't expect him to win your week.

Chris Cooley/Fred Davis: Cooley is coming off an injury and we have no idea how much Fred Davis will be involved. You need to have a better tight end option than these guys.

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