Santana Moss WR WAS 12 Months

Santana Moss caught five passes for 54 yards in the Redskins' Week 1 loss to the Eagles on Monday night.

Moss was targeted nine times, two behind Pierre Garcon for the team lead. The 34-year-old worked as the slot receiver, just as he did last season. The Redskins threw the ball 49 times on Monday night. It would be silly to expect Moss to see even a handful of targets in a normal week, let alone the nine he saw Week 1. Moss is off the fantasy radar in standard 10- and 12-team leagues.

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Santana Moss caught one pass for 45 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Bills.

Moss, just like the rest of the Redskins main receivers, was pretty quiet this preseason. After three exhibition games, he has four catches for 83 yards. Moss isn't worth owning in 10- and 12-team leagues as a WR5.

Santana Moss WR WAS Jul 31 '13

Santana Moss "appears to have his legs under him" so far at Redskins camp.

Moss turned 34 in June, so he's liable to lose his giddy-up at any point. Last year, Moss was mostly a third-down receiver, posting 41 catches for 573 yards and a fluky eight touchdowns. His touchdown rate will regress this season, meaning fantasy owners need to reach higher for late-round fliers.

Santana Moss WR WAS Mar 22 '13

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan anticipates Santana Moss' role staying the same in 2013.

"He did a great job in our third-down package," said Shanahan. "I expect him to come in in the same type of shape and make the same plays he did last year." Moss played only 43 percent of Washington's offensive snaps, catching 41 balls for 573 yards and eight touchdowns. Regression will likely catch up to his TDs.

Santana Moss WR WAS Mar 12 '13

The Redskins have cleared $2 million in salary cap room by reworking Santana Moss' contract.

They're now believed to be roughly $3 million under the cap, giving the Skins some flexibility to sign a free-agent cornerback. Moss' restructure makes it likely he'll return to the slot-receiver role in Washington, though he may have to compete. Moss turns 34 in June. His salary previously was $4.15 million.

Santana Moss WR WAS Mar 08 '13

Santana Moss is a candidate to be released.

Moss' cap number is $6.1 million, and the Redskins could save $4.5 million against the cap by releasing him. With the Redskins wanting to go out and sign a couple of free agents, the team needs to clear some space. Washington is currently $3 million over the cap, but they could save $12.5 million by releasing Moss and DeAngelo Hall.

Santana Moss WR WAS Feb 12 '13

Santana Moss' cap number for 2013 is $6.1 million.

Clearly, Moss is going to have to restructure his deal if he hopes to return to the Redskins. He's now entering his age-34 season and is coming off a year in which he played limited snaps exclusively out of the slot, finishing with 41 catches for 573 yards. Moss was a major part of the goal-line package as he scored eight touchdowns. Still, the Washington Post suggests Leonard Hankerson and Aldrick Robinson as in-house candidates to move into the slot if Moss is dumped.

Santana Moss WR WAS Jan 08 '13

Santana Moss' base salary jumps from $2.65 million in 2012 to $4.15 million in 2013.

Moss held up well in the slot, leading the team with eight touchdowns. He turns 34 in June, however, and his salary is prohibitive for a declining receiver who no longer makes plays after the catch. Moss will likely be asked to take a pay cut.

Santana Moss WR WAS Jan 06 '13

Santana Moss caught three passes for just 19 yards in the Redskins' Wild Card round loss to the Seahawks.

Moss was a non-factor as his longest play went for just 10 yards against a Seahawks defense that dominated the final three quarters. He finished 41st in fantasy points this season, thanks to an unrepeatable eight touchdowns. Due $2.65 million in 2013, the 32-year-old may be a candidate for release this offseason.

Santana Moss WR WAS Dec 31 '12

Santana Moss caught two passes for 22 yards in Washington's Week 17 win over the Cowboys.

He added one rush for two yards. Moss played a key part in the Redskins' season-ending, seven-game winning streak, but proved to be a much more important "real-life player" than fantasy contributor despite his fluky touchdown rate. His 41 catches and 573 yards were both his fewest since 2002. Due $4.15 million in 2013, Moss will likely be back with the Redskins, but has crossed the "role player" threshold.