James Washington

James Washington

25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Pittsburgh Steelers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Washington had a career-high 735 receiving yards with three touchdowns in 2019, but his target share decreased in 2020 after Chase Claypool emerged as a deep threat. Washington still racked up a career-high five receiving touchdowns last year, but he enters the 2021 campaign as the clear No. 4 option at wide receiver and is unlikely to have a consistent role if the rest of the Steelers' top pass catchers are healthy. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $4.5 million contract with the Steelers in May of 2018.
Off COVID list
WRPittsburgh Steelers
January 13, 2022
Pittsburgh activated Washington (illness) activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Washington landed on the list Jan. 8 and didn't play in the the Steelers' regular-season finale against the Ravens, but the wideout will be available for Sunday's playoff opener against Kansas City. While his return bolsters Pittsburgh's wideout depth, Washington's fantasy upside is capped by the fact that Diontae Johnson, Chase Claypool and Ray-Ray McCloud also are in the mix. Additionally, JuJu Smith-Schuster (shoulder) has progressed to the point that he's been designated to return from injured reserve, which gives him a chance to return to the lineup Sunday.
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How do James Washington's 2021 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
33.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.12
 
% Team Air Yards
11.8%
 
% Team Targets
6.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
54.5%
 
Drop Rate
2.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.5
 
% Targeted On Route
12.4%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.80
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Pittsburgh SteelersSteelers 2021 WR Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

99479%
13389%
82466%
12685%
51941%
9564%
47838%
3624%
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736%
2819%
252%
00%
40%
00%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do James Washington's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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
5' 11"
 
Weight
213 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.54 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.32 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.11 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
2018
After a dismal rookie season, the 2018 second-round pick showed signs last year, despite playing with some of the league's worst quarterbacks. Washington averaged 16.7 YPC and 9.2 YPT on 80 targets, even with six drops. He had four catches of 40-plus yards, and 13 of 20-plus, i.e., he made an unusual number of big plays under difficult conditions. At 5-11, 213, Washington has average height, but he's stout and strong. His timed 4.54 speed is below average, and his athletic marks are similarly middle of the road, but the Steelers have had an eye for receiver talent and development for more than a decade, and many have had physical specs that were similarly nondescript. Washington should benefit from the return of a healthy Ben Roethlisberger, and presumably from a vastly improved and more pass-heavy Steelers offense, but he'll have to compete for looks with No. 1 wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster, promising second-year man Diontae Johnson and rookie second-round pick Chase Claypool.
The 60th overall pick last year, Washington wasn't used much as a rookie, and when he was he did poorly - only 38 targets all season and 16 catches for a paltry 5.7 YPT. But with Antonio Brown's 168 targets gone and only Donte Moncrief and third-round pick Diontae Johnson brought in as replacements, opportunity knocks. At 5-11, 213, and with middling speed (4.54 40), Washington's physical specs aren't far off from those of incumbent star JuJu Smith-Schuster, a similarly stout former second-rounder who burst onto the scene in 2017. While Washington's debut wasn't nearly as auspicious, the Steelers organization has been excellent at finding high-quality receivers lacking elite pedigrees the last decade (from Mike Wallace to Emmanuel Sanders to Brown to Smith-Schuster). Expect Ryan Switzer and Eli Rogers to battle it out for slot work when Smith-Schuster lines up outside, leaving Washington to compete with Moncrief (and to a lesser extent Johnson) for the other wideout job. Ben Roethlisberger led the NFL in attempts by a wide margin last year with 675, so the winner could be busy.
For the second straight year Pittsburgh selected a receiver in the second round of the draft, and they are hoping history will repeat itself, with Washington potentially following the path that JuJu Smith-Schuster took in his first season. With Martavis Bryant traded to the West Coast, the rookie immediately moves to third on the depth chart behind Smith-Schuster and Antonio Brown, making Washington someone worth keeping an eye on as the season progresses.
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Still on COVID-19 list
WRPittsburgh Steelers
Undisclosed
January 11, 2022
Washington (undisclosed) remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list as of Tuesday, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
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Remains on COVID list
WRPittsburgh Steelers
Undisclosed
January 9, 2022
Washington (reserve/COVID-19 list) is unavailable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.
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Lands on COVID-19 list
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Undisclosed
January 8, 2022
The Steelers placed Washington (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.
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Earns five targets
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 19, 2021
Washington recorded three receptions on five targets for 36 yards in Sunday's 19-13 win over Tennessee.
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Catches TD in loss
WRPittsburgh Steelers
December 10, 2021
Washington secured four of six targets for 65 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 36-28 loss to the Vikings.
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