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Below you will find our 2021 fantasy football projections for the Washington Football Team.
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.
Taylor Heinicke: Fitzpatrick's propensity to turn the ball over could eventually lead to a starting stint for Heinicke at some point during the season.
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.
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.
Jaret Patterson: Generating positive buzz in camp and stringing together two strong preseason performances, Patterson pushed Peyton Barber out for a roster spot and would be Gibson's primary handcuff if he were to miss time.
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 from 15.8 to 12.9, 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. Sliding in as WFT's WR2 behind Terry McLaurin, Samuel is once again a viable WR3/flex in fantasy, when healthy. That said, it's unclear whether Samuel, who is expected to return to practice on Monday, will be ready for Week 1.
Dyami Brown: WFT drafted Brown in the third round, but he may start the season fourth on the WR depth chart behind McLaurin, Samuel and (possibly) Adam Humphries. He's a better option in dynasty leagues than re-draft.
Adam Humphries: Given their built-in chemistry from their time together in Tampa, Humphries was "easily ... [Fitzpatrick's] favorite target" early in training camp. Even so, he's likely to finish third (at best) or fourth among the team's receivers in fantasy points.
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. Thomas enters 2021 as my favorite mid-tier TE1 even though the team bolstered its receiving corps via the draft and free agency.
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