Washington Football Team
Washington Football Team
NFC East | 7-9-0
Rank: 25th
Avg Yds
Rank: 29th
Avg PYds
Rank: 22nd
Avg RYds
Rank: 25th
Posted 7/27/2021 11:03 pm GMT
Washington Football Team WR Curtis Samuel (groin) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, July 27.
Huddle Up: Samuel can be activated at any time and should be ready for the start of the regular season. He should have a significant role in the offense for Washington and can be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted 7/27/2021 1:02 pm GMT
Washington Football Team TE Logan Thomas signed a three-year extension Tuesday, July 27. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Huddle Up: He had a breakout 72-670-6 campaign last year, but we're still not sure if there's enough there to peg him as a low-end TE1.
Posted 7/10/2021 4:29 pm GMT
Washington Football Team RB J.D. McKissic finished fifth among running backs in 2020 with an average of 5.8 yards per touch.
Huddle Up: That's a number reflective of one of the league's top pass-catching backs -- McKissic finished with 80 catches, second only to Alvin Kamara's 83. That career-high number, though, is due for a dip with second-year lead back Antonio Gibson expected to be healthier and see more work in the passing game in 2021. It adds up to low-end RB4/RB5 expectations in PPR formats for McKissic.
Posted 7/01/2021 2:00 am GMT
Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin said he worked with retired WR Doug Baldwin this offseason to improve his release against physical corners.
Huddle Up: McLaurin has produced solid numbers in each of his first two seasons despite dealing with a quarterback carousel, but it is encouraging to hear that he is still looking to improve. He has earned the benefit of the doubt as a WR2 no matter who spend the most time under center in Washington.
Posted 6/24/2021 5:53 pm GMT
Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson has displayed growth and maturity in offseason practices, and it has the team's coaches excited about his -- and the offense's -- prospects for the 2021 season. 'You can tell he's matured, got a better feel and understanding,' Washington coach Ron Rivera said of Gibson during minicamp this month. 'Those natural instincts that you look for, the intangibles that guys that have been playing the positions their whole career naturally have. You start to see those come to light with Antonio. It's exciting.'
Huddle Up: Gibson averaged 16.4 fantasy points (PPR) per outing over his first 11 games as a rookie until a turf-toe injury slowed him down. He has low-end RB1 potential in Year 2.
Posted 6/18/2021 5:53 pm GMT
Washington Football Team QB Ryan Fitzpatrick could be a longer-term solution, according to head coach Ron Rivera. 'There's nothing that says Ryan Fitzpatrick can't be the guy for a while,' Rivera recently told the Washington Post.
Huddle Up: Fitzpatrick will turn 39 in November, but as recent older quarterbacks have demonstrated, the end of the line is not necessarily right around the corner. For 2021 at least, value Fitzy as a low-end QB2 for fantasy.
Posted 6/13/2021 1:06 am GMT
Washington Football Team TE Logan Thomas believes the additions of WR Curtis Samuel and WR Dyami Brown will open up more opportunities for him to make big plays. 'With the guys we have on the outside, maybe there's more space on the inside to make plays down the field,' Thomas said.
Huddle Up: Thomas emerged as a borderline top-five fantasy tight end down the stretch last season, and while Washington added some firepower on the outside, Thomas should still be one of the primary targets in the passing attack. Grab him as a TE1 in 2021.
Posted 6/12/2021 8:53 pm GMT
Washington Football Team WR Curtis Samuel (groin) did not participate in the team's minicamp this week because of a groin injury. Head coach Ron Rivera said Samuel should be ready for training camp.
Huddle Up: Samuel probably will have a big role in the offense this season and could also be involved in the running game. He has a chance to be a No. 3 receiver in some fantasy leagues if he is healthy.
Posted 6/09/2021 3:09 pm GMT
Washington Football Team DE Chase Young revealed that he entered last season with a hip injury and pulled his groin in the first month. His priority this season is entering healthy.
Huddle Up: Young wound up as the DL6 in IDP leagues, which is saying something for as banged up as he was. He'll be a high-end DL1 in fantasy again this year.
Posted 6/06/2021 3:26 am GMT
Washington Football Team WR Curtis Samuel is an 'ascending player,' according to offensive coordinator Scott Turner. 'He can play all over the field, whether it's outside, inside, in the backfield, in motion,' Tuner said 'Those are going to be the things he does, which is everything.'
Huddle Up: Samuel is coming off the best season of his career, and he should see plenty of touches for a Washington offense that has been lacking a productive No. 2 receiver behind Terry McLaurin. He is a solid WR3 candidate.
Posted 6/05/2021 6:16 pm GMT
Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin is talking up the chemistry he gained with new QB Ryan Fitzpatrick during the two weeks of OTA workouts. 'He (Fitzpatrick) puts an emphasis on really being in communication with the receivers,' McLaurin said. That's not just me. I've seen him communicate with just about every receiver on the roster right now, just about what they're thinking with this route, what they're thinking about with this leverage. I think that is very important to do at this part in the season because you want to try to start making that connection early.'
Huddle Up: McLaurin is entering his third season having already caught passes from six different WFT quarterbacks. He reeled in 87 of 134 targets last season for 1,118 yards and four TDs, and if the chemistry with the seasoned Fitzpatrick results in at least more TD grabs this season, McLaurin could challenge for WR1 fantasy status.
Posted 6/02/2021 5:57 pm GMT
Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson (toe) disclosed to reporters Wednesday, June 2, that he is still rehabbing the toe injury that forced him to miss two games late last season.
Huddle Up: Gibson also said the injury is something he'll have to monitor moving forward but that he is able to make cuts when he needs to now. This news is far from ideal, but his participation in offseason activities thus far and recent reports that head coach Ron Rivera expects him to make a "big jump" in his second year suggest the team doesn't think this is a long-term problem. Nevertheless, it's an issue fantasy owners should monitor in the coming months and enough to keep the preseason hype on him from getting out of control.
Posted 5/01/2021 2:34 am GMT
North Carolina WR Dyami Brown was selected by the Washington Football Team with the 82nd pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Brown brings explosiveness to a Washington passing attack in desperate need of weapons beyond Terry McLaurin. He should have a chance to earn immediate playing time, making him worth a late-round flier.
Posted 4/30/2021 2:41 am GMT
Kentucky LB Jamin Davis was selected by the Washington Football Team with the 19th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Davis has the tools to be an every-down linebacker in the NFL, and he should have opportunities to make plays with Washington's loaded defensive front drawing plenty of attention. He is worth keeping an eye on as an IDP sleeper in 2021.
Posted 4/01/2021 9:30 pm GMT
Washington Football Team QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will open training camp as the starting quarterback but will have to compete for the job during the preseason, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: Fitzpatrick should be the clear favorite for the job because of his experience and will have solid group of pass catchers in the offense. He can be a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues if he wins the job.
Posted 3/25/2021 10:50 pm GMT
Free-agent WR Adam Humphries (Titans) signed a one-year contract with the Washington Football Team Thursday, March 25, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Humphries should be the slot receiver for Washington and likely will be a reliable target for Ryan Fitzpatrick. He could be a late round option in deeper fantasy leagues.
Posted 3/18/2021 12:06 am GMT
Free-agent WR Curtis Samuel (Panthers) signed a three-year contract worth $34.5 million with the Washington Football Team Wednesday, March 17, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Samuel caught 77 of 97 targets for 851 yards and three touchdowns with the Carolina Panthers last season and added 200 yards and two touchdowns on 41 rushing attempts. He'll be the No. 2 option behind WR Terry McLaurin in QB Ryan Fitzpatrick's offense. He'll be a WR3 target in 2021 fantasy drafts unless Washington is able to further upgrade the QB position.
Posted 3/17/2021 2:14 am GMT
Impending free-agent WR Curtis Samuel (Panthers) is a target for the Washington Football Team, according to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington.
Huddle Up: A slow early free-agent market at wideout is part of the reason Washington might be in the running for Samuel, but the Football Team was always a logical landing spot for him because of his Carolina ties to head coach Ron Rivera and offensive coordinator Scott Turner. The fit also makes sense for Samuel; he would be expected to easily beat out the likes of Cam Sims for No. 2 duties behind stud Terry McLaurin.
Posted 3/16/2021 3:09 am GMT
Impending free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Dolphins) reportedly agreed to terms to a one-year contract worth $10 million that could be worth as much as $12 million with incentives with the Washington Football Team on Monday, March 15.
Huddle Up: There weren't many places for free-agent quarterbacks in search of a starting job this offseason, but Washington was one of them. While Taylor Heinicke was impressive in the Football Team's playoff loss, it just wasn't enough of a sample size for Washington to feel good about possibly relying on him as a starter. Washington can be expected to address quarterback in the draft as well, but Fitzpatrick will likely enter camp as the frontrunner to start Week 1.
Posted 3/08/2021 7:54 pm GMT
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick plans to play next season.
Huddle Up: Several teams will be looking for a starting quarterback this offseason, and Fitzpatrick could find a job as a bridge quarterback. He can be considered a No. 2 quarterback in deeper fantasy leagues if he is a starter in 2021.
Posted 3/07/2021 4:29 am GMT
Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin was targeted 83 more times than any other receiver on the team in 2020.
Huddle Up: McLaurin has delivered two strong seasons despite lackluster quarterback play, and while the situation under center probably won't be better in 2021, he has proven he can deliver WR2 production regardless.
Posted 3/04/2021 11:04 pm GMT
Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin said he dealt with two high ankle sprains during the 2020 NFL season.
Huddle Up: McLaurin still played in 15 regular season games despite the injuries and finished with 1,118 yards and four touchdowns. He likely will be working with a new quarterback next season but will still be the main option in the passing game. He can be at least a No. 2 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted 2/26/2021 8:37 pm GMT
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is not expected to re-sign with the Dolphins because he believes he can at least compete for a starting job with a team next season, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Fitzpatrick has played well at times over the last few season and may have a chance for a starting job since several teams have uncertain quarterback situations. He would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he is able to find a job.
Posted 2/26/2021 6:07 pm GMT
Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, an unrestricted free agent this offseason, still believes he can bed a successful starter and has spoken recently with the Denver Broncos, according to a report.
Huddle Up: If the Broncos don't swing a blockbuster deal for a Deshaun Watson or Russell Wilson, they likely will bring in a veteran QB to compete with Drew Lock. Fitzpatrick, who will turn 39 in November, certainly fills that bill, and the Broncos likely would become the latest team where Fitzmagic is the most effective option in young/old QB rotation but still has to share the starts.
Posted 2/25/2021 8:59 pm GMT
Tennessee Titans WR Adam Humphries was released Thursday, Feb. 25.
Huddle Up: Humphries was limited to seven games this season because of injury but can be a decent slot receiver for a team when healthy. He should be able to find a new team but may only be a late round pick in deeper leagues.
Posted 2/22/2021 1:24 am GMT
Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin is 'one of the better up-and-coming wideouts' in the NFL, according to San Francisco 49ers CB Richard Sherman, and Sherman believes McLaurin is being held back by Washington's lack of weapons. 'If he had anybody else beside him and they couldn't just double him and cloud him all the time he'd be special,' Sherman said.
Huddle Up: McLaurin has amassed more than 2,000 receiving yards in his first two seasons despite being the only consistent weapon for a carousel of quarterbacks. He is no worse than a high-floor WR3, and his ceiling will only go up if Washington can make some upgrades on offense.
Posted 2/15/2021 2:04 am GMT
Carolina Panthers WR Curtis Samuel averaged 7.4 targets over the final 10 games of 2020 after averaging 4.6 targets in the first six games.
Huddle Up: Samuel topped 50 receiving yards just once in his first seven games in 2020, but he had at least 68 yards in six of his final eight contests, including three 100-yard efforts. He is set to hit free agency this offseason, but if he enters 2021 with a prominent role in an offense, he will be a sleeper to target in the middle rounds of drafts.
Posted 2/08/2021 2:41 am GMT
Washington Football Team TE Logan Thomas ranked second among tight ends in both receptions (38) and targets (50) over the final five games, and his 342 receiving yards in that span ranked third at the position.
Huddle Up: Thomas emerged as a must-start TE1 down the stretch, and in 2021, he will have a golden opportunity to pick up where he left off as the No. 2 option in the passing attack behind Terry McLaurin.
Posted 2/01/2021 3:19 am GMT
Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin has recorded 2,037 receiving yards since entering the league, becoming the 21st player since 2000 to top 2,000 yards in their first two seasons.
Huddle Up: After hauling in 58 catches for 919 yards as a rookie, McLaurin logged 87 receptions for 1,118 yards in 2020. McLaurin has already shown he is no worse than a WR3, and if Washington can improve its quarterback situation, his ceiling will jump significantly.
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