Steven Sims
23-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Undrafted out of Kansas last spring, Sims fought his way to a spot on Washington's 53-man roster, opening the season with a role on kick returns and a handful of snaps per game on offense. He scored a 65-yard touchdown on an end-around Week 5 and a 91-yard TD on a kick return Week 12, setting the stage for increased playing time once slot specialist Trey Quinn suffered a season-ending concussion in early December. Sims quickly proved to be an upgrade on Quinn, catching 20 of 36 targets for 230 yards and four TDs over the final four weeks of the season. The strong finish should make Sims the favorite for slot work in 2020, but that doesn't mean he won't have any competition - potentially from both Quinn and third-round pick Antonio Gibson. The team claims it wants to use Gibson out of the backfield, but his skill set could also translate to wide receiver, which happens to be a less crowded position in Washington. Of course, Sims can make it a moot point if he picks up where he left off in December. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $1.77 million contract with the Redskins in April of 2019.
Could see work outside
WRWashington Football Team
July 29, 2020
Sims could get a look in the "Z" receiver spot under new Washington offensive coordinator Scott Turner, Mark Bullock of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Listed at 5-foot-10 and 176 pounds, Sims operated as a slot specialist last year, coming on strong at the end of his rookie campaign with 230 yards and four scores over the final four weeks. He's undersized even by slot standards, but he flashed some speed on a 65-yard touchdown run and a 91-yard kick return. With Kelvin Harmon (knee) out for the season and Washington otherwise lacking in wideout options across from Terry McLaurin, there may be an opportunity for Sims to capture the Z role Curtis Samuel handled in Turner's Carolina offense last year. Samuel finished 34th in the NFL in targets (104) and tied for 11th in air yards (1,520), but he was limited to 6.0 yards per target, the sixth-worst mark among qualified wide receivers. Sims was actually third-to-last at 5.5 YPT, with a 7.1 average depth of target (aDOT) and 60.7 percent catch rate. Even if the perimeter role doesn't pan out, Sims should have the edge over Trey Quinn for slot snaps.
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How do Steven Sims' 2019 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.
Air Yards Per Game
24.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.26
 
% Team Air Yards
11.3%
 
% Team Targets
12.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.7%
 
Drop Rate
10.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.9
 
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More Fantasy News
Facing competition for slot snaps
WRWashington Football Team
April 27, 2020
Sims will be joined by 2020 draft picks Antonio Gibson (third round) and Antonio Gandy-Golden (fourth round) in the Washington offense, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Finds end zone again in Week 17
WRWashington Football Team
December 29, 2019
Sims caught five of eight targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 47-16 loss to the Cowboys.
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Scores two TDs vs. Giants
WRWashington Football Team
December 22, 2019
Sims caught six of 10 targets for 64 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 41-35 loss to the Giants. He also carried two times for nine yards.
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Gets first receiving score
WRWashington Football Team
December 15, 2019
Sims caught five of 11 targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-27 loss to Philadelphia.
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Set for key role again
WRWashington Football Team
December 13, 2019
Offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell said Friday that he wants Sims to get the ball more, Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan Washington reports.
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