by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12:00 am ET) The Redskins defense didn't have too much trouble with the Chiefs offense in Week 14, limiting it to just 347 yards. But thanks to the failures of the Redskins offense and, more notably, their special teams, the Chiefs ended up with 45 points on the day.
Two of the Chiefs' touchdowns were on special teams -- a punt return for Dexter McCluster and a kick return for Quintin Demps. The Redskins couldn't get anything going offensively, accumulating 257 yards, which gave the Chiefs all the more opportunities to score. The Redskins didn't do much to take the ball away either, recording one interception and zero sacks.
The Redskins have what appears to be a more favorable matchup Week 15 at Atlanta, but given their struggles in recent weeks, you should probably avoid the Redskins DST in Fantasy.
London Fletcher, Ryan Kerrigan tie in tackles
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/8/13) Redskins linebackers London Fletcher and Ryan Kerrigan tied for the team lead in total tackles with eight Week 14 against the Chiefs. Fletcher had four solo tackles, and Kerrigan had seven.
It was Fletcher's third straight game with at least eight tackles. He's averaging 7.2 per game. Kerrigan is averaging just 4.2 per game, but he also has 6 1/2 sacks.
Perry Riley gets first ever interception
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/8/13) Though he entered the day averaging 7.6 tackles in 12 games, Redskins linebacker Perry Riley wasn't a big contributor of those Week 14 against the Chiefs, recording just two, one solo. He did, however, contribute his first interception not just of the season, but of his career.
Ankle no problem for London Fletcher
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/8/13) Redskins linebacker London Fletcher, who was listed as probable on Friday's injury report because of an ankle issue, is active for Week 14 against the Chiefs. He was limited in practice Wednesday but was able to practice in full Thursday and Friday.
Fletcher is averaging 7.1 tackles in 12 games this season.
DeAngelo Hall a go for Redskins
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (12/8/13) Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall, who was listed as probable on Friday's injury report because of hip and back injuries, is active for Week 14 against the Chiefs. He was limited in practice Wednesday but was able to practice in full Thursday and Friday.
Hall has three interceptions this season but hasn't had any since recording two Week 8 at Denver.
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The Redskins DST has plenty of work to do this year after a disappointing campaign in 2012. The Redskins were among the NFL leaders with 21 interceptions, but they struggled to create sacks (32), fumbles (nine) or score touchdowns (four). Getting Brian Orakpo and Adam Carriker back from injury will definitely help the pass rush, and their presence alone could make the Redskins DST a sleeper. Keep an eye on the Redskins DST early in the season, and if they start out playing well consider adding them off the waiver wire. (Updated 4/26/13)