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When Alex Smith was carted off the field with a gruesome leg injury in the Redskins game on Sunday against the Texans, a familiar face was brought into the game to replace him at quarterback, Colt McCoy. 

McCoy now gets handed the keys to the team leading the NFC East. Despite their lead in the division, the Redskins offense was underperforming thus far under starter Alex Smith. The Redskins currently rank 27th in total offense and in points. 


McCoy came in and failed to get the win, but did put up a stat line of 6-of-12, 54 yards and one touchdown. That was good for a 90.3 passer rating.


Four of the Redskins last six games will be on the road, so McCoy would have to get used to hostile environments. He does have two remaining games against the Philadelphia Eagles, who rank 20th in passing yards allowed. 

If McCoy can keep the Redskins on track and extrapolate his performance today across multiple games, then he could become fantasy relevant on a week to week basis. 

He's a veteran with the ability to run or throw the ball. He's not worth starting in most standard league's, but in deeper leagues or two-QB formats, he might be worth picking up and seeing what happens. 


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