ASHBURN — Every owner of a fantasy football team knows there’s a certain point when one has to take a hardline stance when it comes to acquiring a player. Some deals just aren’t worth the cost.
Even when you’re actually in the NFL, that doesn’t change.
“I tried to trade for myself a couple of weeks ago, one of my buddies picked me up,” rookie Trey Quinn said. “They were offering some bogus trade and even I’m not stupid enough to take [it].”
But eventually, Quinn was able to add himself to his team. The move comes at a good time for the 22-year-old wideout — given the Redskins activated Quinn off injured reserve earlier this week. Quinn missed the last eight games with a high ankle sprain, which required surgery.
Now that he’s healed, Quinn is excited about being back.
He’ll re-join an offense that is in desperate need of a jolt heading into Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans.
“I feel like I didn’t miss a beat,” Quinn said. “First day I needed a refresher, but I tried to look at my playbook at least a couple times a week when I was hurt. It’s getting back in the swing of things and its freaking fun. I’m having a blast out there.
“My body feels like its the first week vs. everybody else coming in tired so I’m trying to bring a little energy to it.”
Drafted as Mr. Irrelevant, Quinn made a strong impression throughout the offseason. At 6 feet tall, the SMU product showed a good knack for hauling in passes, while also being able to line up in different spots.
Quinn, though, was hurt during the Week 1 game against the Arizona Cardinals — staying down after being tackled on a punt return in the third quarter. Until then, he had taken just eight offensive snaps.
Coach Jay Gruden said the Redskins haven’t made a decision if Quinn will be active Sunday, but added, “there’s a good chance” he will be.
If he does play, Gruden said Quinn will be the team’s slot receiver and punt returner.
“Obviously, I missed being out there,” Quinn said. “I know Jamison (Crowder) misses being out there, but I don’t think the offense misses a beat. … Everybody meshes well and that’s what it takes to win in this offense. That’s what so great about this offense is all the receivers can play each position.
“That’s what you need to win.”
Quinn will also have a decision to make.
Right now, Quinn said he doesn’t have himself in his fantasy lineup — in part because he’s projected to earn zero points.
“I might make some roster moves later,” Quinn said. “It’s before bedtime (when) I think about my roster.”