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.
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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Washington exited the Saints' third preseason game with a concussion and apparently picked up an ankle injury at some point within the last two weeks, but his full activity Thursday suggests he's moved past both issues. The 25-year-old will enter the season third on the depth chart at running back, a role that won't afford him many offensive snaps while both Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray are at full strength.
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Overall QB Rating Against
76.6
 
Cornerbacks
83.8
 
Safeties
41.8
 
Linebackers
86.1
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
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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 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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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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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.
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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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