Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson earns starting job
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Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson earns starting job

From the Washington Redskins official Twitter account comes a quote from head coach Mike Shanahan that states wide receiver Leonard Hankerson @HankTime85 has played "well enough to earn a starting job." In the two games Washington has played without the services of WR Pierre Garcon @PierreGarcon, Hankerson has six receptions for 124 yards and a score. A big 68-yard TD reception has inflated his yards per catch to a sterling 20.7 rate.

Fantasy Analysis:

Hankerson can stretch the field and his continued progress and playing time will only benefit his route running and precision as a possession receiver. Once Garcon is back though, he'll be competing with WRs Josh Morgan, Santana Moss @EIGHTTODANINE, and Aldrick Robinson @AldrickRobinson for playing time and production. The Redskins passing attack is much-improved with QB Robert Griffin III @RGIII, but it remains to be seen how many fantasy receivers it can sustain. Make the most of Hankerson's increased playing time because it won't last much longer once Garcon returns.

Source:
Redskins' official Twitter

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