Dwayne Washington
Dwayne Washington
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
New Orleans Saints
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $1.35 million contract with the Saints in September of 2018.
Earns first touch of 2019
RBNew Orleans Saints
October 22, 2019
Washington caught his only target, a six-yard gain, during Sunday's 36-25 win over Chicago.
ANALYSIS
Even with Alvin Kamara (knee/ankle) on the shelf, Washington was able to muster just one offensive snap during Sunday's game, his first of the season. Though Sunday brings Arizona's 25th-ranked run defense and Kamara's status is uncertain, Washington seems likely to continue to be a special-teams contributor more than anything else.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Dwayne Washington's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
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
-0.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-4.00
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.3%
 
% Team Targets
0.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-4.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
10.0
 
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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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vs Cardinals
Sunday, Oct 27th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
106.8
 
Cornerbacks
98.9
 
Safeties
109.4
 
Linebackers
116.3
 
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2019 Dwayne Washington Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Dwayne Washington's measurables compare to other running backs?
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
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
2018
2017
2016
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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Could get some carries
RBNew Orleans Saints
October 18, 2019
Washington could have a role on offense with Alvin Kamara (ankle) out for Sunday's game in Chicago, Larry Holder of The Athletic reports.
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Puts in full practice
RBNew Orleans Saints
September 5, 2019
Washington (concussion/ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Luke Johnson of USA Today reports.
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Sustains concussion
RBNew Orleans Saints
Concussion
August 24, 2019
Washington sustained a concussion in Saturday's preseason matchup with the Jets, Luke Johnson of USA Today reports.
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Uneven in preseason win
RBNew Orleans Saints
August 18, 2019
Washington carried the ball five times for 30 yards and failed to bring in his only target in Sunday's preseason win over the Chargers.
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Battling for No. 3 job
RBNew Orleans Saints
June 19, 2019
Washington will try to fend off competition for the No. 3 running-back job from Javorius Allen, Matthew Dayes and undrafted rookie Devine Ozigbo during training camp, Rod Walker of The New Orleans Advocate reports.
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