James Washington
James Washington
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Pittsburgh Steelers
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.
Reels in touchdown
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 1, 2019
Washington caught all four of his targets for 111 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 20-13 win over the Browns.
ANALYSIS
Washington made the most of JuJu Smith-Schuster's (knee) absence, nabbing a 30-yard touchdown just before halftime and then coming down with a 44-yard gain on the opening drive of the second half to set up Pittsburgh's only other touchdown on the day. Washington has been red hot despite drawing attention with Smith-Schuster out and mediocre quarterback play. He's topped 90 yards and scored in three of his last four games. He boasts an impressive 19.3 yards-per-catch average and faces off Sunday against an Arizona defense that has been burned deep all season, surrendering 4.9 passing plays of at least 20 yards per game this season, including nine in Week 13 against the Rams.
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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
74.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.78
 
% Team Air Yards
27.6%
 
% Team Targets
14.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
15.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
56.6%
 
Drop Rate
3.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.9
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Cardinals pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
106.8
 
Cornerbacks
106.8
 
Safeties
105.0
 
Linebackers
107.8
 
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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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Big role awaits sans Smith-Schuster
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 29, 2019
Washington and Diontae Johnson are expected to serve as the Steelers' primary options at wide receiver Sunday against the Browns with JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) ruled out for a second straight game, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.
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Scores long touchdown vs. Bengals
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 24, 2019
Washington caught three of seven targets for 98 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 16-10 win over the Bengals.
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Leads team with 49 yards
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 14, 2019
Washington caught three of five targets for 49 yards in Thursday night's 21-7 loss to Cleveland.
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Catches first TD in win over Rams
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 10, 2019
Washington caught six of seven targets for 90 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-12 win over the Rams.
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A career-best 69 yards in win
WRPittsburgh Steelers
November 3, 2019
Washington caught all four targets for 69 yards in Sunday's 26-24 win over the Colts.
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