Kirk Cousins is about to embark on a three-game audition.
Making the most of his surprise opportunity won't give him permanent residence atop the Washington Redskins' depth chart. It could, however, set him up for a starting job elsewhere in 2014.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan strongly hinted at the organization's intentions Friday, telling reporters (via ESPN Radio) that "maybe we can bring a first-round pick (back)" if Cousins shines in Washington's final three games.
Cousins has flashed some of his potential in limited action, including 329 yards passing on 26 of 37 attempts for two touchdowns and an interception in his one career start, which came in Week 15 last season on the road in Cleveland. The key is can Cousins limit the interceptions as he has five to four touchdowns in his career. Cousins has a very favorable matchup this week against the Falcons making him worth considering as a discounted option in DFS play this week.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Yunel Escobar left Monday's game with hamstring tightness.
Dan Uggla replaced Escobar in this contest and Escobar should be considered day-to-day moving forward. Escobar was 1-for-2 before exiting the game and Dan Uggla would be in a position to receive extra playing time if Escobar were to miss any extended period of time. Monitor this situation moving forward, seeing as Escobar has become a valuable fantast asset in 2015. Analysis: Colby Conway
Mo Williams has agreed to a two-year, $4.3 million deal with the Cavaliers.
Williams averaged 14.2 points and 6.2 assists in 29.1 minutes for the Timberwolves and Hornets last season. Williams will be able to get some open threes alongside LeBron James, but will be expected to score off the bench. The Cavaliers are attempting to stack this roster to bring a title to Cleveland next season, under the tutelage of King James and a little bit of coach David Blatt. Analysis: Colby Conway