Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Fantasy Football Projections 2021: Washington Football Team

Our 2021 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2021 fantasy football projections for the Washington Football Team.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick589.1381.74388.827.117.3849.7218.71.81281.92
Taylor Heinicke51.232355.82.31.646.329.60.1924.25

Ryan Fitzpatrick: While I project WFT to draft a QB in the first round of my 2022 NFL Mock Draft, the fact that they didn't add any competition in this year's draft for Fitzpatrick makes him one of my favorite late-round streamers at the position. Meanwhile, Washington upgraded their receiving corps by signing Curtis Samuel and Adam Humphries and drafting Dyami Brown in the third round.


Antonio Gibson227.51035.19.6742.2372.52.2233.08
J.D. McKissic63.5273.10.7949.6403.32.7113.38
Peyton Barber27.589.
Jaret Patterson21.292.20.642.

Antonio Gibson: Before suffering a turf toe injury early in his Week 13 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Gibson had a five-game stretch where he performed as fantasy's RB5, RB11, RB8, RB7 and RB2, respectively. Even without adjusting for Washington's Week 8 bye, only Dalvin Cook and Derrick Henry scored more fantasy points during that stretch.

Gibson has tremendous upside in his second season as WFT is "trying to push" Gibson into a "similar role" as Christian McCaffrey, per backup quarterback Kyle Allen has said. Of course, the counterpoint is that Gibson had zero third-down snaps in the team's first preseason game as well.

J.D. McKissic: McKissic ranked top three on the team in receptions (80), targets (110) and receiving yards (589) in 2020 and only Alvin Kamara (83) had more receptions among running backs. With a quarterback less likely to check down and Gibson's ability as a receiver (and potentially increased target share), there will likely be much fewer opportunities for McKissic in 2021.


Terry McLaurin911243.
Curtis Samuel63.3723.64.421.2139.91.7154.6
Adam Humphries44.5479.22.800086.97
Dyami Brown35512.4300086.74
Cam Sims8.3123.40.80.630.0121.65
Antonio Gandy-Golden2.733.20.20005.87
Steven Sims1.

Terry McLaurin: While the team's quarterback play hasn't done him many favors, McLaurin managed to set career highs with 87 catches and 1,118 yards in his second season. While his Y/R dipped to 12.9 from 15.8, he set career highs in YPG (74.5) and catch rate (64.9%). Even though WFT didn't draft a QB in April, signing Ryan Fitzpatrick in free agency boosts McLaurin's outlook and puts him squarely in the WR1 (top 12) mix.

Curtis Samuel: Across scoring formats, Samuel was a top-25 receiver in 2020 despite playing with D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson, both of whom outscored Samuel in half-PPR formats. Samuel set career highs in receptions (77), receiving yards (851) and rushing yards (200) in 2020. Immediately slotting in as WFT's WR2 behind Terry McLaurin, Samuel is once again a viable WR3/flex in fantasy.

Adam Humphries: Given their built-in chemistry from their time together in Tampa, Humphries has "easily been [Fitzpatrick's] favorite target" early in training camp.

Dyami Brown: WFT drafted Brown in the third round, but it's likely that he starts the season fourth on the WR depth chart behind McLaurin, Samuel and (possibly) Adam Humphries.


Logan Thomas62.1692.
Temarrick Hemingway3.945.10.40008.86
John Bates3.742.70.30007.92
Sammis Reyes2.933.20.20005.97

Logan Thomas: Thomas was the only tight end in the league to have a minimum of four targets in every game last season. While he was consistent throughout the season, he was especially productive down the stretch.

From Weeks 6 to 17, Thomas scored the third-most fantasy points with 58 receptions (third-most), 564 yards (third-most) and five touchdowns (tied fifth-most) amongst tight ends. Last year's breakout tight end will enter 2021 as a viable top-10 option even with the team bolstering its receiving corps via the draft and free agency.

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