News: Washington wide receiver and return man Brandon Banks was utilized more of offense in the Week 3 loss at home to the Bengals. Banks was used in the option with quarterback Robert Griffin III getting rushed often by the defense. Banks finished with three rushing attempts for 29 yards and added one catch for 5 more. He was only targeted once in the passing game.
Analysis: Banks saw his first positive rushing yardage of the season in the Week 3 game. It sounds like the Redskins could utilize him more going forward, but unless something changes, he's not a recommended Fantasy option heading into Week 4 at Tampa Bay.
News: Despite a subpar showing in the majority of the preseason, wide receiver Brandon Banks secured a roster spot with the Redskins, according to the Washington Times. Banks, who finished with just three catches for 54 yards in four exhibition games, reportedly solidified his roster spot with his performance Thursday against Tampa Bay. He had one reception for 47 yards and added 43 rushing yards on one carry.
Analysis: Banks, who is entering his third season with the Redskins, worked primarily on the offensive side of the ball during the preseason as the team no longer envisions him as a return specialist. The 24-year-old had just three career receptions and is buried on the depth chart among Washington's wide receivers. At this point, he should not be considered a worthwhile option in all Fantasy formats; leave him on waivers.
News: Despite being targeted a team-high nine times in the preseason opener against Buffalo, Redskins wide receiver Brandon Banks brought in just two passes for seven yards. The Washington Post is reporting that Banks is going to have to earn his way on the team this season as a receiver, not a return specialist, so he was not happy with his performance in his first opportunity. Im very frustrated, Banks said, because I feel like in order to make this team, Ive got to make plays, and thats what I do by making plays: blowing by defenders and basically, getting the ball in my hands, and I didnt get the ball as much in the opportunities that I had.
Analysis: Banks will look to improve in the next preseason game, Saturday against Chicago, though he is unlikely to move up on the depth chart far enough to be a difference maker. He has some speed, but Banks is simply not expected to get enough chances to be worth drafting in any Fantasy formats.
News: Washington receiver and return man Brandon Banks made an unexpected contribution on offense on Sunday of Week 14 against New England. Banks came onto the field early in the second quarter and lined up wide. Quarterback Rex Grossman took the snap and handed off to RB Roy Helu. Helu then reversed the ball to Banks, who threw a 49-yard wounded duck touchdown pass to Santana Moss to give Washington the lead at the time. Banks finished 1 for 1 for 49 yards and the TD and didn't contribute anything else offensively for Washington.
Analysis: Banks literally picked up his first Fantasy points of the season in leagues that don't care about return statistics. Banks has been one of the best return men in the NFL this season for Washington. That said, he won't be expected to throw too many touchdown passes going forward and he's definitely not expected to see a lot of catches from Grossman. Banks has no Fantasy value heading into Week 15 at the Giants, despite the TD pass to Moss.
News: Washington WR Brandon Banks' injured knee is improving and may be able to play in Thursday's preseason finale against Tampa Bay. Banks has been receiving Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments to the repaired left knee and it seems to be working.
Analysis: Banks has just two catches for 10 yards in his 13 games last year, so he doesn't factor big into the offensive plans. His value lies almost solely in leagues that reward return yardage. He can be ignored on Draft Day.
News:The Washington Post reports Sunday that Redskins WR Brandon Banks, who has been in and out of practice since recovering from knee surgery, has been receiving Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments to the repaired left knee. He wont be able to go next week, but hopefully against [Tampa Bay], well try it again then, Shanahan said of Banks.
Analysis: Banks saw Dr. James Andrews to receive another opinion on the ongoing issue, and the plasma treatments were prescribed. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on the issue, as we would not be surprised if he missed the preseason entirely. Banks' value remains almost solely in leagues that reward return yardage
News: Redskins WR Brandon Banks is going to see Dr. James Andrews, who performed surgery on his left knee in November. Banks has been bothered by swelling in his knee during camp and aggravated his knee running routes earlier this week.
Analysis: Keep an eye on Banks and see what happens with his visit to Andrews, but even when he's 100 percent healthy he has minimal Fantasy value. Ignore Banks in all leagues on Draft Day.
News: WR Brandon Banks won't play vs. Indianapolis on Friday because of a sore left knee. Banks tried to practice, but after running routes his knee started to hurt so he stopped. Banks has dealt with a sore knee throughout camp.
Analysis: It's still early in the preseason schedule, so the Redskins can afford to rest their lead kick returner. But if this knee problem continues to linger, then it will get more concerning. Banks doesn't have any Fantasy value in standard seasonal formats. He is limited to Fantasy leagues that reward for return yards.
News: Redskins WR Brandon Banks, who left practice early Tuesday with his left knee wrapped in ice, was able to suit up for Friday's preseason game against the Steelers. He played well when given the chance, returning a punt 19 yards and bringing a kick back 58 yards in the win.
Analysis: Banks won't get many looks as a receiver this season, but he is expected to retain his return duties on kicks and punts. He has proven to be dynamic in the department, so he has some minimal Fantasy value in leagues that reward return men. Outside of those formats, Banks should be ignored on Draft Day.
News: Redskins WR Brandon Banks left practice early Tuesday with his left knee wrapped in ice. Banks had returned Monday after missing four consecutive practices because of soreness in his knee. Coach Mike Shanahan said of Banks' knee: "It's been quite sore for some time."
Analysis: Banks has continued to experience soreness in his surgically-repaired knee, which is never a good thing. Banks is on the Redskins roster for his special teams prowess. He shouldn't be drafted outside of Fantasy leagues that reward for return yards.
News: Redskins WR Brandon Banks returned to practice Monday after missing much of last week with a sore knee.
Analysis: Banks has experienced soreness in his surgically-repaired knee, which is never a good thing. But it seems it's just a minor setback. Banks is on the Redskins roster for his special teams prowess. He shouldn't be drafted outside of Fantasy leagues that reward for return yards.
News: Redskins PR/KR Brandon Banks remained sidelined for the third straight day Friday while nursing his surgically-repaired left knee. The knees fine," Banks told The Washington Post . Its just sore. The team made it clear that they will not rush the dynamic return man back. Youre keeping your fingers crossed, Coach Mike Shanahan said. Youre always concerned any time someone has surgery or anytime someone in the offseason isnt able to go. But weve got some great doctors and great trainers and hopefully well get him back to normal."
Analysis: Banks inured the knee on October 31 and had surgery two days later before returning to game action less than two weeks after the procedure. The lockout hampered his rehab process, so he is still dealing with the issue in 2011. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his progress going forward, but Banks should only be considered in leagues that reward return yards. Don't plan on drafting him in most formats.
News: PR/KR Brandon Banks was released from the Virginia Hospital Center on Friday, nearly a week after he was stabbed in the upper abdomen outside of a Washington, D.C., nightclub. Banks' lungs remained inflated after a tube in his chest was removed, allowing him to go home. His agent, James Gould, said Banks will resume normal activity in three to four weeks.
Analysis: It's great to see Banks out of the hospital and on the road to recovery, but he wasn't much of a factor on the offensive side of the ball, finishing with just two receptions for 10 yards in 2010. Banks' main value should continue to lie in leagues that reward return yardage heading into 2011. Don't plan on drafting him in most formats this summer.
News: The Washington Post reports the injury Redskins WR Brandon Banks suffered Saturday during a fight outside a Northwest D.C. nightclub was more serious than the team and his agent have indicated. Banks remains hospitalized with a knife wound that was significant enough for doctors to insert a tube into his chest, his agent, James Gould, said Tuesday. Redskins head athletic trainer Larry Hess reported through team spokesman Tony Wyllie that the chest tube was inserted to prevent Banks's left lung from collapsing. Gould originally described Banks's injury as "a superficial wound" and said he was on the verge of being released from the hospital. He initially said Banks would be released Sunday, then on Monday evening said he would be released within 24 hours. On Tuesday, Gould said he would not be released until Wednesday, at the earliest.
Analysis: Keep an eye on Banks and hope he is OK in time for the start of the 2011 season. However, he wasn't much of a factor on the offensive side of the ball, finishing with just two receptions for 10 yards in 2010. Banks' main value should continue to lie in leagues that reward return yardage heading into 2011. Don't plan on drafting him in most formats this summer.
News: The Redskins official team website reports that the agent for WR Brandon Banks said Monday that Banks "remains in a local hospital for precautionary reasons and is expected to be released within 24 hours." Banks was injured Saturday night when he was stabbed outside a D.C. nightclub. He was admitted to a hospital in stable condition with a surface knife wound on his side which will require stitches.
Analysis: Banks should be fine and will make a full recovery in time for the 2011 season. However, he wasn't much of a factor on the offensive side of the ball, finishing with just two receptions for 10 yards in 2010. Banks' main value should continue to lie in leagues that reward return yardage heading into 2011. Don't plan on drafting him in most formats this summer.
News: Redskins WR Brandon Banks is one of two men who were injured in a stabbing outside a D.C. nightclub. A Redskins spokesman confirmed that Banks was injured in the incident, which occurred shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday. He was admitted to a hospital in stable condition with a surface knife wound on his side which will require stitches. He is expected to be released in 24 hours. D.C. police say a man pulled a knife after a verbal argument and stabbed two men. Police did not release the names of the victims but say the other victim was hospitalized in critical condition. The suspect - identified as 24-year-old Jason Shorter of Lanham, Md. - was taken into custody where has been charged with assault with intent to kill. Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie says the team is aware of the incident and is gathering all the facts.
Analysis: Banks appears as if he will be OK, which is good news all the way around. Some of the details are still sketchy at this point, so continue to check back for more information as it is released. Banks was used mostly of special team's last season and led the Redskins in both kickoff and punt return yardage. However, he wasn't much of a factor on the offensive side of the ball, finishing with just two receptions for 10 yards. Banks' main value should continue to lie in leagues that reward return yardage heading into 2011.
News: Redskins WR Brandon Banks (knee) was limited in practice on Friday and will be a game-time decision for Week 16 against the Jaguars. In his last six games, his longest punt return is 19 yards. He had three returns for at least 30 yards in his first five games.
Analysis: Banks' knee has bothered him since having arthroscopic surgery during the Nov. 5 bye week. He has become irrelevant in the passing game in recent weeks and his main value lies in those leagues that reward return yardage. Even if he is able to play in Week 16, leave Banks on the bench in most formats.
News: Redskins KR/WR Brandon Banks made just his second catch of the season in the Week 11 overtime win over the Titans. Banks went for 15 yards on the one catch. He also averaged 25 yards per return on five kick returns.
Analysis: Banks has two grabs for 10 yards this season for the Redskins. He is not an offensive weapon and should be left on waivers for Week 12 against Minnesota.
News: Redskins PR/KR Brandon Banks (knee) was active for Week 10 against the Eagles after he underwent surgery during the bye week.
Analysis: Banks primarily has value only in Fantasy formats that reward return yardage. He has returned a kickoff for a touchdown this season, but has just one catch on offense. Ignore him in most leagues.
News: Redskins PR/KR Brandon Banks (knee) is a game-time decision for the Week 10 game against the Eagles. He underwent surgery during the bye week and was originally expected to miss Monday night's game. If Banks can't play, then Phillip Buchanon would handle PR duties and Chad Simpson likely would pair with Byron Westbrook on kickoff returns.
Analysis: Banks primarily has value only in Fantasy formats that reward return yardage. He has returned a kickoff for a touchdown this season, but has just one catch on offense. Ignore him in Fantasy play.
News: Redskins KR/PR Brandon Banks underwent knee surgery during the bye in Week 9 and likely will miss the Week 10 game vs. Philadelphia and possibly the week after at Tennessee. Banks is averaging 13.8 yards per punt return and 27.3 per kickoff return.
Analysis: Banks is not worth owning in the majority of leagues, but continue to monitor his status. When healthy, he should not be started in even the deepest of formats.
News: The Redskins have added WR Brandon Banks to the 53-man roster. To make room, Washington cut RB Keiland Williams.
Analysis: The speedy Banks was a preseason standout, with a punt return for a touchdown, but he's small (generously listed at 5-7, 155) and fumbled too much. We don't expect him to impact the Redskins' offense enough to matter in Fantasy play.
News: Redskins WR Brandon Banks has been cut to make room for RB Ryan Torain as Washington prepares to play St. Louis in Week 3.
Analysis: The speedy Banks was a preseason standout, with a punt return for a touchdown, but he's small (generously listed at 5-7, 155) and fumbled too much. He might make it onto the Redskins' practice squad, but he is not worth the time of day in Fantasy.