Washington Football Team
Washington Football Team
NFC East | 7-9-0
Avg PTS
20.9
Rank: 25th
Avg Yds
341.1
Rank: 29th
Avg PYds
241.3
Rank: 22nd
Avg RYds
99.8
Rank: 25th
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Posted 3/01/2021 4:29 pm UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith will part ways with the team in the coming days.
Huddle Up: Smith has expressed a desire to continue playing, but he has no value in fantasy.
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Posted 2/22/2021 1:24 am UTC
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.
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Posted 2/18/2021 1:35 am UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith said on '10 Questions with Kyle Brandt' recently that he was encouraged by his return to the field in 2020, but he feels there's still room for improvement. 'I feel like I've got a list of things, football-wise and just life that I want to go do that I've been wondering about ever since I broke my leg and wondering if I'd ever do again,' Smith said. ' ... I still feel like I've got a lot of room for growth on the field, based off what happened this last year.'
Huddle Up: Smith completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 1,582 yards but with eight interceptions to just six touchdowns while leading Washington to a 5-1 record in his eight games and six starts under center. It's unknown whether he'll be returning to Washington next season, but a second year leading an offense with WR Terry McLaurin and RB Antonio Gibson would make him a potential top-tier QB2 target.
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Posted 2/15/2021 7:34 pm UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith wants to continue his playing career next season even if he is not with Washington, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Smith is a candidate to be released because the team would save $13.6 million in salary cap space if he is let go.
Huddle Up: Smith played well after taking over the starting job this season and could find another starting job if he does not return to Washington. He probably can be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback no matter where he plays.
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Posted 2/08/2021 2:41 am UTC
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.
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Posted 2/05/2021 4:34 pm UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith could return as the starter in 2021, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Washington believes the trio of Smith, Kyle Allen and Taylor Heinicke can deliver nine or 10 wins with upgrades elsewhere on offense and if the defense continues to progress.
Huddle Up: Smith wouldn't be worth drafting in fantasy except in two-QB leagues.
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Posted 2/01/2021 3:19 am UTC
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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Posted 1/24/2021 3:41 am UTC
Washington Football Team RB J.D. McKissic's 589 receiving yards and 80 receptions trailed only New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara among running backs in 2020.
Huddle Up: McKissic's 7.4 yards per reception were far from impressive, but he did finish in the top 25 in catches. Unless Washington dramatically upgrades its offensive firepower in the offseason, McKissic should have value as a PPR flex option, especially in deeper leagues.
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Posted 1/10/2021 6:38 pm UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith said he will take a few weeks to decide if he wants to play next season.
Huddle Up: Smith took over the starting job during the middle of the season, but it is not known if he would be the starter next season if he returns. He would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he keeps the starting job.
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Posted 1/10/2021 6:26 pm UTC
Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson (toe) said he will not need to undergo surgery on his injured toe this offseason.
Huddle Up: Gibson played well as the starting running back for Washington this season and should have the role again next season. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues in 2021.
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Posted 1/10/2021 12:28 am UTC
Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin (ankle) is officially active for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: McLaurin should be one of the main targets in the passing game, but his fantasy value will take a hit with Taylor Heinicke as the starting quarterback. He could be a starting option in some leagues but is not a must-start option.
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Posted 1/09/2021 4:13 pm UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith (calf) is having his calf evaluated Saturday, Jan. 9, but his condition appears to be trending in the wrong direction. QB Taylor Heinicke would start the Wild Card playoff game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if Smith is not deemed ready to play.
Huddle Up: Smith has been a limited practice participant this week but is still continuing to experience soreness in his calf. Regardless of who starts this game at quarterback for Washington, fantasy owners should avoid this situation altogether.
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Posted 1/08/2021 3:30 am UTC
Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin (ankle) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 7, and is listed as questionable for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: McLaurin should be ready to play in the playoff game, but fantasy players can check the inactive list for his official status. He should be one of the top options in the passing game for Washington and can be a starting option in most fantasy leagues.
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Posted 1/08/2021 3:27 am UTC
Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson (toe) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 7, and is listed as questionable for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Gibson was able to play in the regular season finale and should be in uniform in the Wild Card playoff game. He can be a starting running back or flex option in playoff fantasy leagues.
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Posted 1/08/2021 3:16 am UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith (calf) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 7, and is listed as questionable for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Smith may be a game-time decision this week, so fantasy players should monitor the situation over the next few days. He probably can be avoided in most fantasy leagues even if he is active for the game.
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Posted 1/06/2021 7:49 pm UTC
Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 6.
Huddle Up: McLaurin was targeted at least six times in every game during the regular season and should receive a similar workload in the Wild Card playoff game. He can be considered a starting option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 1/06/2021 7:45 pm UTC
Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson (toe) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 6.
Huddle Up: Gibson should be able to play in the playoff game as long as he does not suffer a setback over the next few days. He is one of the focal points of the offense and should be a starting option in fantasy leagues this week.
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Posted 1/06/2021 7:43 pm UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith (calf) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 6.
Huddle Up: Smith should be ready to play in the Wild Card playoff game but will be facing a solid Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense. He can be avoided in most playoff fantasy leagues this week.
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Posted 1/05/2021 7:08 pm UTC
Washington Football Team QBs Alex Smith and Taylor Heinicke could rotate in some form or fashion in the NFC Wild Card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: Smith wasn't an appealing option in playoff leagues or DFS to begin with, so any kind of rotation effectively makes him the worst selection on the board among the 12 starting quarterbacks playing this weekend.
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Posted 1/04/2021 4:25 am UTC
Washington Football Team QB Alex Smith completed 22-of-32 passes for 162 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in a 20-14 win against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 17, helping to secure the NFC East Division title and a home playoff game next week. RB Antonio Gibson rushed for a game-high 75 yards on 19 carries while adding a six-yard grab, WR Cam Sims had five receptions for a team-high 43 yards and WR Steven Sims Jr. had a catch for six yards and a run for 18 yards. WR Terry McLaurin also had seven receptions for 40 yards and a touchdown, while TE Logan Thomas joined him with a touchdown while finishing with three grabs for 37 yards. LB Jon Bostic ended up with seven total stops, a sack, a tackle for loss and two quarterback losses.
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Posted 1/04/2021 12:04 am UTC
Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin (ankle) is officially active for the Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: McLaurin has been sidelined for several weeks because of the injury, so it is not known if he will be able to handle his normal workload. He is the team's top receiver when healthy and can be a starting option in leagues.
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Posted 1/04/2021 12:01 am UTC
Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson (toe) is officially active for the Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Gibson should receive most of the work at running back even though he did not practice this week. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.
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Posted 1/03/2021 1:50 pm UTC
Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin (ankle) is expected to play in Week 17's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a source.
Huddle Up: McLaurin did not play last week versus the Carolina Panthers and was listed as questionable on the injury report this week despite not practicing in any of the team's three practice sessions. Even though this is a must-win game for Washington, McLaurin should be viewed as a very risky fantasy option, especially since Washington won't play until Sunday night. Fantasy owners should have another Sunday night option available for their lineups in case McLaurin's status takes a turn for the worse closer to game time.
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Posted 1/02/2021 7:01 pm UTC
Washington Football Team WR Terry McLaurin (ankle) is a 'toss-up' regarding his availability for the team's Week 17 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a report Saturday. McLaurin is dealing with a high-ankle sprain and is listed as questionable on the team's Week 17 injury report.
Huddle Up: McLaurin missed Week 16, has been unable to practice this week, and this looks as if it will come down to a true game-time decision Sunday night. Due to that late kickoff and the uncertainty, though, fantasy GMs should go ahead and roll with another WR/flex option earlier in the day.
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