Dwayne Washington
Dwayne Washington
27-Year-Old Running BackRB
New Orleans Saints
2021 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a contract with the Saints in March of 2021.
Staying in New Orleans
RBNew Orleans Saints
March 9, 2021
Washington signed a contract extension with the Saints on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
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Washington hasn't played more than 46 offensive snaps in any of the last three seasons with the Saints, but the 26-year-old offers dependable backfield depth, and he can contribute as a kick returner in a pinch. Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray (quadriceps) are both returning for 2021, so Washington's duties will be reserved primarily to special teams once again.
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How do Dwayne Washington's 2020 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
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  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
62.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
53.3%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
0.0%
 
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77363%
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Dwayne Washington's measurables compare to other running backs?
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Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
223 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.48 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.22 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.85 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump
127 in
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Washington will return for his third season with New Orleans where he's expected to serve as a special teams contributor and a depth option at running back. In 2019, he totaled 66 yards on nine offensive touches, though his role out of the backfield is likely to shrink or go away altogether with the offseason signing of Ty Montgomery. Washington's fantasy value is completely dependent on the health of Montgomery, Latavius Murray and Alvin Kamara, who all sit ahead of him on the depth chart.
Washington packs a good amount of speed into his 6-foot-1, 223-pound frame, but it hasn't translated to particularly noteworthy production at the NFL level. The 25-year-old owns a meager 3.4 yards-per-carry average over three seasons, though he found more open real estate in his limited running opportunities behind a standout Saints offensive line in 2018. He toted 27 times for 154 yards last season, with the brunt of his damage coming against the Panthers in Week 17, when Alvin Kamara rested and Mark Ingram played only 19 snaps. Ingram is now out of the picture, but Washington still checks in no higher than third on the depth chart after the Saints gave ex-Viking Latavius Murray $7.2 million guaranteed this offseason to serve as Kamara's top complement. Washington could gain some mainstream fantasy appeal if Kamara or Murray were to miss time due to injury, but he'll first need to ensure he makes the team out of training camp. Washington will have to prove his worth as both a depth back and special-teams contributor to stave off competition for the No. 3 job.
Washington was once an intriguing prospect coming out of the University of Washington as a 6-foot-2, 226-pound strider who boasted a 4.44-second 40 time. However, the plus-size running back strangely lacks the kind of power you'd expect from someone of his stature and hasn't been able to stay healthy at the professional level. On top of that, the Lions are entering the 2018 season with more talent at running back than they've had in years, making Washington no lock to stick around for another season on the 53-man roster.
Washington is a large tailback with good receiving skills that the Lions drafted in the seventh round last year. When starting running back Ameer Abdullah went down with a season-ending foot injury in Week 2, he was given the first crack at taking over early-down carries. However, the spotlight ultimately proved much too bright for Washington, whose erratic play and inability to stay healthy caused him to ultimately fall out of the coaching staff's favor by season's end. Now Washington likely enters the 2017 campaign as the No. 4 option behind Abdullah, Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner, needing at least an injury or two to get back in the fantasy picture.
Before landing in Detroit as a seventh-round draft pick, Dwayne Washington was a star high school wideout with size who proceeded to make a name for himself as a home-run threat out of the backfield at, fittingly, the University of Washington. He put the ball on the turf 10 times across 227 career carries as a Huskie, however, but displayed an elite athletic profile at his Pro Day. Washington will likely need to beat out Zach Zenner and George Winn for what will likely be one roster spot, but even in the event he cracks the final 53-man roster, playing time may be hard to come by for Detroit’s new plus-size toy.
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Totals 15 yards in 2020
RBNew Orleans Saints
January 30, 2021
Washington rushed eight times for 15 yards over 11 regular-season games in 2020.
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Returns from COVID list
RBNew Orleans Saints
January 6, 2021
The Saints activated Washington (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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In COVID-19 protocol, out Sunday
RBNew Orleans Saints
Undisclosed
January 2, 2021
Washington was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday and is out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports.
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Logs three carries in win
RBNew Orleans Saints
November 29, 2020
Washington rushed three times for six yards in the Saints' 31-3 win over the Broncos on Sunday.
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No limitations Wednesday
RBNew Orleans Saints
November 25, 2020
Washington (back) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.
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