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2014 record: 4-12

Projected 2015 record: 4-12


Week 1: vs. Miami

Week 2: vs. St. Louis

Week 3: at NY Giants

Week 4: vs. Philadelphia

Week 5: at Atlanta

Week 6: at NY Jets

Week 7: vs. Tampa Bay

Week 8: BYE

Week 9: at New England

Week 10: vs. New Orleans

Week 11: at Carolina

Week 12: vs. NY Giants

Week 13: vs. Dallas

Week 14: at Chicago

Week 15: vs. Buffalo

Week 16: at Philadelphia

Week 17: at Dallas

The Washington Redskins were a relative offensive and one-week fantasy wasteland last year. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars, with a rookie quarterback, were sacked more often. Only three teams threw more interceptions.

This is not what we should expect from a Jay Gruden-coached team. He is the type of offensive-minded guy who should be fantasy friendly to FanDuelers. Perhaps we should prepare for things to turn around in his second season.

Robert Griffin III and his one-week fantasy football fans hope so. There could be some big-time bargains to come from this year’s iteration and starting in Week 1.

Player to Watch: DeSean Jackson. There hasn’t been another receiver with more big-play potential over the past few seasons than Jackson. If Robert Griffin III can stay healthy, Jackson could be ready for another big performance.

-Tyler Brooke and Eric Mack

(Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)


2014 record: 10-6 

Projected 2015 record: 8-8




Week 1: at Atlanta

Week 2: vs. Dallas

Week 3: at NY Jets

Week 4: at Washington

Week 5: vs. New Orleans

Week 6: vs. NY Giants

Week 7: at Carolina

Week 8: BYE

Week 9: at Dallas

Week 10: vs. Miami

Week 11: vs. Tampa Bay

Week 12: at Detroit

Week 13: at New England

Week 14: vs. Buffalo

Week 15: vs. Arizona

Week 16: vs. Washington

Week 17: at NY Giants

Forcing your team to practice and play like your pants are on fire might not be a sure-fire way to help your defense—or win consistently in the NFL—but it sure excites the fans! It also lights up the scoreboard and one-week fantasy football bankrolls.

The Chip Kelly era has featured not only helter-skelter play-calling, but gusting winds of offseason change, as well. There is a new quarterback in Sam Bradford (we hope), new running back in 2014 fantasy MVP DeMarco Murray and a rookie wideout (Nelson Agholor) replacing a fantasy stud (Jeremy Maclin).

Player to Watch: Jordan Matthews. It was a very promising first season for Matthews, who caught 67 passes for 872 yards and eight touchdowns. With Jeremy Maclin gone, it gives Matthews a chance to become the team’s No. 1 receiver and put up some bigger numbers in 2015.

-Tyler Brooke and Eric Mack

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)


2014 record: 6-10 

Projected 2015 record: 10-6




Week 1: at Dallas

Week 2: vs. Atlanta

Week 3: vs. Washington

Week 4: at Buffalo

Week 5: vs. San Francisco

Week 6: at Philadelphia

Week 7: vs. Dallas

Week 8: at New Orleans

Week 9: at Tampa Bay

Week 10: vs. New England

Week 11: BYE

Week 12: at Washington

Week 13: vs. NY Jets

Week 14: at Miami

Week 15: vs. Carolina

Week 16: at Minnesota

Week 17: vs. Philadelphia

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Odell Beckham Jr. certainly smashed all reasonable expectations after recovering from early-season hamstring woes, rising to the sixth-most expensive player overall in FanDuel games for Week 17 ($9,200), and Le’Veon Bell ($9,400) was the only non-quarterback to hit us in the wallet harder.

Now we are left with a one-handed catching freak who hits the whip and struggles to produce up to his premium—no matter how much you salivate over the possibilities—especially if we are expecting him to average the seven catches for 110 yards and a touchdown he did in 12 games a year ago.

You have to remember Beckham’s production exploded because Victor Cruz (knee) went down. A healthy Cruz is going to cut into Beckham’s FanDuel value, whether you realize it or not.

Player to Watch: Victor Cruz. Will we see a healthy version of Cruz in 2015? If ready to go by Week 1, it will be interesting to see how the touches are split between him and Beckham.

-Tyler Brooke and Eric Mack


2014 record: 12-4 

Projected 2015 record: 12-4




Week 1: vs. NY Giants

Week 2: at Philadelphia

Week 3: vs. Atlanta

Week 4: at New Orleans

Week 5: vs. New England

Week 6: BYE

Week 7: at NY Giants

Week 8: vs. Seattle

Week 9: vs. Philadelphia

Week 10: at Tampa Bay

Week 11: at Miami

Week 12: vs. Carolina

Week 13: at Washington

Week 14: at Green Bay

Week 15: vs NY Jets

Week 16: at Buffalo

Week 17: vs. Washington

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)


Welcome to the 2015 NFL season!

Every Monday through Friday, AOL Sports has been bringing you the latest projections and predictions regarding the upcoming season, and today, it's the NFC East's turn. Look out, Cowboys fans, you're in for a fun year.

Scroll through the gallery above to see our predictions, along with breakdowns from FanDuel's Tyler Brooke and Eric Mack.

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