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 undrafted rookies Devine Ozigbo and A.J. Ouellette for the No. 3 job. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $1.35 million contract with the Saints in September of 2018.
Limited role in 2018
RBNew Orleans Saints
January 22, 2019
Washington rushed for 173 yards on 27 carries across 13 games for the Saints in 2018.
Washington averaged an impressive 5.7 yards per carry but couldn't work his way into a larger role behind Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram. His most impressive game was in Week 17, when he rushed for 108 yards on 11 carries. He'll look to carve out a larger role for himself with New Orleans in 2019, potentially benefiting from the expiration of Ingram's contract.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Dwayne Washington's 2018 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.
  • 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 %
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% Yds After Contact
Avg Yds After Contact
Rushing TD %
Touches Per Game
% Snaps w/Touch
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2018 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.
6' 2"
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
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Dwayne Washington
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171 days ago
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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Impressive in larger role
RBNew Orleans Saints
December 30, 2018
Washington ran for 108 yards on 11 carries during Sunday's 33-14 loss to Carolina.
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Could be busy Week 17
RBNew Orleans Saints
December 28, 2018
Washington figures to have a major role Sunday against Carolina, but he won't necessarily get all the snaps at running back, Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com reports.
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Three carries in blowout
RBNew Orleans Saints
November 20, 2018
Washington lost three yards on three carries in Sunday's win against the Eagles.
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Effective in mop-up duty
RBNew Orleans Saints
November 12, 2018
Washington gained 47 yards on 11 carries in Sunday's win against the Bengals.
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Joins active roster
RBNew Orleans Saints
September 28, 2018
Washington was signed to New Orleans' 53-man roster Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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