James Washington
James Washington
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Pittsburgh Steelers
Questionable
Injury Shoulder
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The 60th overall pick last year, Washington wasn't used much as a rookie, and when he was he did poorly - only 38 targets all season and 16 catches for a paltry 5.7 YPT. But with Antonio Brown's 168 targets gone and only Donte Moncrief and third-round pick Diontae Johnson brought in as replacements, opportunity knocks. At 5-11, 213, and with middling speed (4.54 40), Washington's physical specs aren't far off from those of incumbent star JuJu Smith-Schuster, a similarly stout former second-rounder who burst onto the scene in 2017. While Washington's debut wasn't nearly as auspicious, the Steelers organization has been excellent at finding high-quality receivers lacking elite pedigrees the last decade (from Mike Wallace to Emmanuel Sanders to Brown to Smith-Schuster). Expect Ryan Switzer and Eli Rogers to battle it out for slot work when Smith-Schuster lines up outside, leaving Washington to compete with Moncrief (and to a lesser extent Johnson) for the other wideout job. Ben Roethlisberger led the NFL in attempts by a wide margin last year with 675, so the winner could be busy. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $4.5 million contract with the Steelers in May of 2018.
Back at practice
WRPittsburgh Steelers
Shoulder
October 21, 2019
Washington (shoulder) practiced Monday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The Steelers' Week 7 bye came at a good time for Washington, who will now set his sights on returning to action next Monday against the 0-6 Dolphins. If he is able to suit up for Week 8 action, Washington figures to serve as the team's No. 3 wide receiver target behind JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do James Washington's 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
52.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.34
 
% Team Air Yards
21.2%
 
% Team Targets
10.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
13.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
47.4%
 
Drop Rate
5.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.9
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2019 James Washington Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do James Washington's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
213 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.54 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.32 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.11 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.38 in
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
For the second straight year Pittsburgh selected a receiver in the second round of the draft, and they are hoping history will repeat itself, with Washington potentially following the path that JuJu Smith-Schuster took in his first season. With Martavis Bryant traded to the West Coast, the rookie immediately moves to third on the depth chart behind Smith-Schuster and Antonio Brown, making Washington someone worth keeping an eye on as the season progresses.
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Ruled out for Week 6
WRPittsburgh Steelers
Shoulder
October 9, 2019
Washington (shoulder) won't suit up against the Chargers on Sunday and is considered week-to-week, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Likely out multiple weeks
WRPittsburgh Steelers
Shoulder
October 9, 2019
Washington (shoulder) is expected to miss a few weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Looking shaky for Week 6
WRPittsburgh Steelers
Shoulder
October 8, 2019
Coach Mike Tomlin said that he's viewing Washington (shoulder) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Suffers shoulder injury
WRPittsburgh Steelers
Shoulder
October 6, 2019
Washington was forced out of Sunday's game against the Ravens with a shoulder injury.
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Comes up empty in win
WRPittsburgh Steelers
September 30, 2019
Washington failed to catch his lone target in Monday night's 27-3 win over Cincinnati.
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