Santana Moss WR WAS Dec 17 '78

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 Nov 23 '78

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 Oct 19 '78

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 Oct 18 '78

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 Oct 11 '78

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.

Santana Moss WR WAS Oct 03 '78

Santana Moss caught two passes for 26 yards with a touchdown in the Redskins' Week 16 win over the Eagles.

Incredibly, Moss now has eight touchdowns on the season despite catching just 39 balls all year. As a quick slot receiver, the Redskins have a package of plays for him in the red zone and it paid off with a 22-yard toe-dragging touchdown in the third quarter of this one. Moss will be a role player once again in the regular season finale against the Cowboys next week.

Santana Moss WR WAS Sep 26 '78

Santana Moss caught five passes for 57 yards in the Redskins' Week 15 win over the Browns.

Moss operated strictly in three-wide sets out of the slot. He is the Redskins' go-to-guy on wideout screens, but it's not a reliable role for fantasy owners. Moss has a total of 12 catches for 151 yards and one touchdown in the last four weeks.

Santana Moss WR WAS Sep 20 '78

Santana Moss caught three passes for 52 yards versus the Ravens in Week 14.

He was targeted just four times. Although Moss has scored seven times this season, he's topped 50 yards in just three of 13 games. He doesn't need to be rostered in 12- and 14-team leagues.

Santana Moss WR WAS Sep 14 '78

Santana Moss was kept off the stat sheet in Monday night's Week 13 win over the Giants.

Moss wasn't targeted a single time in the victory. Pierre Garcon saw 11 targets, while Josh Morgan finished second on the team with four. Monday night just proved that when Garcon is in the lineup, no other Washington receiver can be trusted on a weekly basis. Three-quarters of the season is in the books, and Moss is on pace for a 38/554/9 line. The touchdown total has saved any fantasy owner that has been playing Moss.

Santana Moss WR WAS Sep 03 '78

Santana Moss caught four passes for 42 yards and a touchdown in Washington's Week 12 win over Dallas.

Moss flukily now has seven touchdowns -- a personal high for him since the 2005 season. As a rotational slot receiver in a run-heavy offense, Moss' role as a roughly 40 percent player in the offense prevents him from being a reliable fantasy option. He's a WR4 entering a Week 13 date with the visiting Giants.