Gandy-Golden finished his rookie season with one catch for three yards in six games.
Analysis: The fourth-round pick didn't do much with 124 snaps and seven targets, though he did gain 22 yards on a carry. He took nearly half his snaps in Week 16 when Terry McLaurin was out with an ankle injury. Apart from that, Gandy-Golden was either buried on the depth chart or stuck on IR with a hamstring injury for most of the year. Cam Sims stepped up as Washington's No. 2 receiver down the stretch, so he should have the inside track to a 2021 starting job if the team doesn't bring in an early draft pick or a pricey veteran at wide receiver. Gandy-Golden, Steven Sims and Isaiah Wright could also compete for top-three roles, despite their minimal contributions in 2020.
Jan 11, 2021 8:11 AM EST
Gandy-Golden (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Eagles, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.
Analysis: Gandy-Golden came off IR on Dec. 26, but he isn't yet ready to return to game action. Through six regular-season appearances this year, the rookie caught one of seven targets for three yards.
Jan 3, 2021 4:28 PM EST
Washington activated Gandy-Golden from injured reserve Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The fourth-round rookie from Liberty shifted to IR on Oct. 24 after composing an uneventful stat line of 25 scrimmage yards on two offensive touches in his five appearances between Weeks 2 and 6. Gandy-Golden will now slot into a depth position at wide receiver as Washington attempts to secure its first NFC East title since 2012.
Dec 26, 2020 11:18 AM EST
Gandy-Golden (hamstring) has a chance to be activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Panthers, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.
Analysis: With Terry McLaurin (ankle) doubtful to play, Gandy-Golden could handle a decent amount of offensive snaps alongside Steven Sims and Cam Sims, if active. However, fantasy managers need to keep in mind that all Washington pass-catchers might be catching passes from Dwayne Haskins instead of Alex Smith (calf).
Dec 25, 2020 10:56 AM EST
Gandy-Golden (hamstring) practiced Thursday, opening his 21-day window for Washington to activate him from injured reserve, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Gandy-Golden took part in position drills as he seeks his first game action since Week 6. Prior to suffering a hamstring injury, he made four appearances in which he gathered in one of five targets for three yards and ripped off a 22-yard run. If he's able to return, Gandy-Golden could have a tough time cracking a wide receiver group that has settled on Terry McLaurin (ankle) and Cam Sims at the top, with Steven Sims, Isaiah Wright and Dontrelle Inman mixing in on occasion.
Dec 10, 2020 10:31 AM EST
Gandy-Golden (hamstring) could return to practice Thursday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The rookie fourth-round pick hasn't suited up since Week 6, but he appears to be ready for his next step in recovery. If he's able to practice, he could be activated for this Sunday's game against the 49ers. Gandy-Golden has just two touches for 25 yards over four games. His pathway to consistent reps, once he returns to the lineup, is unclear.
Dec 8, 2020 12:45 PM EST
Gandy-Golden (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
Analysis: Despite numerous injuries to Washington pass catchers, Gandy-Golden simply hasn't been involved much during his rookie season accumulating just one catch across 43 offensive snaps. It doesn't seem as if the fourth-round pick will on the injured-reserve list much more than the required three weeks, but he'll miss a number of solid fantasy matchups including games against the Cowboys, Giants and Lions during that span.
Oct 24, 2020 1:10 PM EST
Gandy-Golden (hamstring) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: The rookie fourth-round pick couldn't finish his first drive of the day Week 6, and he has yet to resume practicing, so it's unsurprising to see Washington shut him down for at least one game. Gandy-Golden will get the benefit of a Week 8 bye to rest up with an eye on returning Nov. 8 versus the Giants.
Oct 23, 2020 10:03 AM EST
Gandy-Golden (hamstring) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice.
Analysis: Gandy-Golden didn't take any reps for the second straight practice, increasing the likelihood that he won't be available for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Coach Ron Rivera acknowledged earlier in the week that both Gandy-Golden and Isaiah Wright (shoulder) were unlikely to play Sunday, so Washington will be a bit shorthanded at receiver Week 7.
Oct 22, 2020 1:46 PM EST
Gandy-Golden (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN NFL Nation reports.
Analysis: Gandy-Golden lasted less than one drive against the Giants last week before exiting with this injury, and the hamstring is still bothering as Washington begins its week of practice ahead of Sunday's game against the Cowboys. The rookie fourth-rounder has just one catch and one carry this season.
Oct 21, 2020 11:27 AM EST
Gandy-Golden (hamstring) was ruled out of the remainder of Sunday's game against the Giants.
Analysis: It's unclear how the rookie suffered the injury, but he was forced to leave the game following the team's first drive. Gandy-Golden hasn't had an ideal start to his first NFL campaign, hauling in just one catch on three targets for three yards this year. In his stead, Isaiah Wright will continue to suit up in three-wide sets, with just Cam Sims behind him for the remainder of the contest.
Oct 18, 2020 10:23 AM EST
Gandy-Golden was not targeted during Sunday's 31-17 loss to Baltimore.
Analysis: The 2020 fourth-round draft choice logged his first NFL catch in the second game of the season against Arizona, and he followed that up with a 22-yard rush on his only offensive touch against the Browns Week 3. Gandy-Golden fielded 17 percent of the offensive snaps Sunday afternoon against the AFC's reigning No. 1 seed, but he was not one of Washington's four receivers who registered a target. The Liberty product remains a depth option heading into a Week 5 matchup against a Rams defense that has allowed the second-fewest receiving touchdowns (one) to opposing WRs this season.
Oct 6, 2020 5:51 PM EST
Gandy-Golden didn't catch either of his two targets but rushed once for 22 yards in Sunday's 34-20 loss to the Ravens.
Analysis: Gandy-Golden played 19 of 65 offensive snaps (29 percent) to finish fifth among Washington's wide receivers Sunday. Barring an injury, Gandy-Golden may struggle to make much of a fantasy impact this season, but his collegiate success -- he recorded more than 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns in his final three seasons -- makes him an intriguing option in dynasty formats.
Sep 28, 2020 11:09 AM EST
Gandy-Golden (concussion) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Analysis: Gandy-Golden logged full practices all week, but Washington didn't officially clear him until the release of Friday's injury report. The 2020 fourth-round pick thus is set to make his NFL debut this weekend after going through the concussion protocol over the course of the last two weeks.
Sep 11, 2020 1:21 PM EST
Gandy-Golden (concussion) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The rookie receiver matched his level of activity from Wednesday, but Washington has yet to confirm that Gandy-Golden has cleared the NFL's five-phase concussion protocol. Assuming he gets the green light for Sunday's season opener versus the Eagles, Gandy-Golden should serve as Washington's first receiver off the bench behind starters Terry McLaurin, Steven Sims and Dontrelle Inman.
Sep 10, 2020 10:12 AM EST
Gandy-Golden (concussion) was a full participation in Wednesday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: It has yet to be confirmed that Gandy-Golden has fully cleared the league's five-step concussion protocol, but Wednesday's unrestricted session is an indication that he's at least close to full health. The rookie fourth-round pick will look to garner full medical clearance in time for Sunday's season opener against the Eagles, though it looks like he'll begin the season as Washington's No. 4 receiver behind Terry McLaurin, Steven Sims and Dontrelle Inman.
Sep 9, 2020 10:50 AM EST
Gandy-Golden (undisclosed) participated in Friday's practice, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Gandy-Golden hasn't been up to par in training camp, so it's a positive sign that he's back on the field after missing a week of practice. The rookie wideout will look to fine-tune his skillset, as the 22-year-old was highly productive in college, recording three straight seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Washington is banking on his development, but Steven Sims and Dontrelle Inman are expected to start in three-wide sets alongside Terry McLaurin to begin the year.
Sep 4, 2020 7:26 PM EST
Gandy-Golden (undisclosed) didn't practice Saturday or Sunday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Gandy-Golden was removed from Friday's session and didn't return over the weekend. In addition to battling an undisclosed injury, he may be struggling with the mental aspect of adjusting to the NFL, as coach Ron Rivera mentioned Saturday that the rookie is "still making mistakes out there," JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. Rivera pointed to pre-snap alignments and route running as two areas of concern, perhaps explaining why the fourth-round pick hasn't been getting many first-team reps. Most reports from Washington training camp suggest Steven Sims and Dontrelle Inman have seen the majority of snaps alongside Terry McLaurin.
Aug 30, 2020 7:38 AM EST
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