2011 Fantasy Football Outlook: While John Beck should end up as the Redskins starting quarterback, I’m not sure who will start at receiver opposite Santana Moss. Washington has brought in a million receivers to compete but Anthony Armstrong and Leonard Hankerson figure to at least make the team.
Armstrong provides the team with a true deep threat as Moss has turned into more of a possession receiver. Beck should have some decent yardage days this season, as the Redskins will be playing from behind most of the time in the second half of games. If Beck is going to find success in the NFL, lets at least hope he can make it through a full season and show the type of improvement that would lead the Redskins to believe he can be their guy in the future.
Other than that, Beck doesn’t project to be a worthy addition in fantasy leagues this summer but if you happen to play in a deep league with lets say twenty teams, he’s worth a look as a backup. Then again, in a league that deep, any starter is worth a look as a backup.
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June 2011 – Beck Likely To Win Starting Job
In 2007, John Beck was supposed to be the future starting quarterback for the Dolphins as he would hookup with first round pick receiver Ted Ginn Jr. for the next decade. While Beck received an opportunity to play in his rookie year, the young quarterback struggled and has failed to find the field in a regular season game since that time.
Already heading into his fifth season, Beck seems to feel more confident in his abilities and Head Coach Mike Shanahan feels confident in the 29 year old quarterback, as it is rumored that Beck will be the favorite to start for the Redskins this season. With Donovan McNabb still on the roster, it seems reasonable to speculate that McNabb’s one year stint with Washington was a failure and both sides will probably part ways.
For Beck, he may find himself in another offense set for failure as the offensive line still needs work and his receiving core leaves much to be desired. On a positive note, it looks like the Redskins will open up the pocket book once again when free agency begins so hopefully they can bring in some impact veterans to help Beck stay on his feet and move the chains.
Staying healthy could be a problem as the Redskins play the Giants, Eagles and Cowboys in the NFC East, and all three teams are good at applying pressure on the quarterback. Add it all up and if Beck can show signs of life, he might be worth a speculative pickup off the waiver wire because the Redskins are probably going to be a losing team and Beck may rackup yards against prevent defenses, when the team is behind.
Then again, if the Redskins play good defense (very well could happen) they may stay in close football games, and that would set up the Redskins 12 headed running game to pound the football and keep the game close. This would make Beck and most of his options in the passing game useless for fantasy football.
In the end, wait to see who Beck’s favorite receiver is coming out of the pre-season and take them in the later rounds of your draft. Young starting quarterbacks tend to lock on one or two pass catchers, and that can give you cheep value for your team. Other than that, Beck is at best a waiver wire pickup this season for fantasy football leagues.