Cam Sims

Washington Redskins
Wide Receiver #0
Washington Redskins
Wide Receiver #0

Cam Sims News

Finishes season with eight catches

Sims was held without a catch in Sunday's 26-6 win over Dallas, thus finishing the 2022 season with eight catches for 89 yards on 17 targets.

Analysis: Sims turned 27 in early January and has now made 55 career appearances since first catching on with Washington in early 2018. He's made 17 starts over the years but is rarely targeted even when he gets a lot of playing time, and his only chance at extensive snaps in 2022 came when rookie Jahan Dotson suffered a hamstring injury in October. Even then, Sims never saw more than two targets in a game despite playing at least 59 percent of snaps four weeks in a row. The Commanders seem to value the 6-5 wideout for his blocking and special-teams experience, so he could be back with the team in 2023 even though he's scheduled for unrestricted free agency.

Jan 9, 2023 11:11 AM EST

Suiting up Sunday night

Sims (back) has been ruled active for Sunday Night Football against the Giants.

Analysis: Sims will suit up for his 14th game of the season despite being limited in each practice Week 15 with a back injury. He'll likely continue to slot in alongside Dax Milne as Washington's No. 5 and No. 6 receivers in this pivotal divisional matchup.

Dec 18, 2022 4:16 PM EST

Questionable with back injury

Sims (back) is considered questionable to play in Week 15 against the Giants, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Sims was limited in practice all week while dealing with a back injury, placing uncertainty on his availability for Sunday's matchup with New York. If he's unable to go, the wide receiver's absence wouldn't carry much of an impact on their offensive gameplan.

Dec 16, 2022 10:59 AM EST

Remains limited

Sims (back) logged a limited practice Thursday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Sims was limited for the second consecutive day ahead of Sunday's game with the Giants. The 26-year-old has seen just 15 snaps on offense over the team's two previous contests, so his potential Week 15 absence would likely not be of significance to the Commanders' offense. However, he'll work to ramp up his activity Friday to increase his odds of suiting up Sunday.

Dec 15, 2022 11:45 AM EST

Ranks fifth in receiver snaps

Sims played nine snaps on offense and went without a target in Sunday's 19-13 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: For the first time since Week 4, Sims failed to draw a look in the passing game. With all of Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson, Curtis Samuel and Dyami Brown available to the Commanders, Sims' opportunities to contribute at receiver will likely be few and far between over the final six weeks of the season.

Nov 29, 2022 1:32 PM EST

Fails to corral lone target

Sims finished Monday's 32-21 win over the Eagles with no receptions on one target across 27 snaps on offense.

Analysis: Sims' 33 percent offensive snap share was his lowest mark since Week 4, when he was on the field for just six percent of the Commanders' plays. Unsurprisingly, Sims' drop in playing time coincided with the return of Jahan Dotson (34 snaps, 41 percent share), who stepped in as the No. 3 receiver after missing the last five games with a hamstring injury. Dotson's role is only expected to grow bigger in the weeks to come, so Sims could see his snap shares dip back into the single digits in future weeks while becoming more marginalized as the No. 4 wideout.

Nov 16, 2022 9:04 AM EST

Held to one catch

Sims caught his lone target for 12 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to Minnesota.

Analysis: Sims played 44 percent of snaps on offense, after four straight games at 59 percent or higher. It didn't make much difference in the final stat line, with this being his fifth week in a row with exactly one reception, though he did it on two targets rather than one the previous four times. Dyami Brown and Dax Milne also have gotten some playing time while Jahan Dotson (hamstring) has been on the shelf, and whatever slight opportunity Sims currently has will evaporate if Dotson, Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel are all healthy at the same time. It remains to be seen if Dotson can return for Week 10 at the Eagles or Week 11 at Houston.

Nov 7, 2022 2:02 PM EST

Targeted twice on 49 snaps

Sims played 80 percent of snaps in Sunday's 17-16 win over Indianapolis, catching one of two targets for 21 yards.

Analysis: With Jahan Dotson (hamstring) out for a fourth straight game and Dyami Brown (groin) inactive as well, Sims made his second start of the season and topped 50 percent snap share for a fourth straight game. It's the third year in a row injuries higher up on the depth chart have allowed Sims to make multiple starters, and per usual he's near the bottom of the league in targets per route/snap, having yet to see more than two passes in a game even with all the playing time. Expectations should remain low if he gets another start Week 9 against Minnesota.

Oct 31, 2022 6:36 AM EST

Playing limited snaps

Sims didn't draw a target while playing four snaps on offense in Sunday's 25-10 loss to Dallas.

Analysis: Sims has drawn single-digit snaps in each of Washington's first four games and has thus far been held without a catch on three targets. His playing-time outlook could improve Week 5 against the Titans, as rookie wideout Jahan Dotson (hamstring) is unlikely to be available.

Oct 5, 2022 9:32 AM EST

Targeted twice

Sims finished without any catches on two targets in a 36-27 loss to Detroit on Sunday.

Analysis: The 6-5 wideout has played 16 offensive snaps through two games, barely seeing the field behind Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson and Curtis Samuel. Sims has never seen many targets even when he plays a lot, and that's unlikely to change on a Washington team that suddenly has no shortage of weapons. Sims figures to again see most of his work on special teams Week 3 against Philadelphia.

Sep 19, 2022 8:23 AM EST

Not listed on injury report

Sims (concussion) isn't listed on Friday's injury report, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Sims entered concussion protocols Aug. 24 and was limited at practice Wednesday and Thursday but has since been cleared for full participation. The fifth-year wideout has caught 47 of 72 targets for 688 yards and three scores over the last two seasons and is projected to be Washington's fourth wideout behind Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson and Curtis Samuel.

Sep 9, 2022 10:04 AM EST

Limited during practice

Sims (concussion) was limited at practice again Thursday, Zach Selby of the Commanders' official site reports.

Analysis: Sims entered concussion protocols Aug. 24 and still has not gained clearance to participate in full. Currently listed No. 4 on the Commanders' wide receiver depth chart, his potential absence could create extra opportunity for Dyami Brown. Sims remains questionable for Week 1 game against the Jaguars.

Sep 8, 2022 10:58 AM EST

Limited Wednesday

Sims (concussion) was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Initial reports said that Sims didn't practice Wednesday, but he actually did get some work in. However, the extent of his participation and his status for Sunday's season opener are both unknown. The fifth-year wideout was placed in concussion protocols at the end of August and has slowly worked his way back. If he's unable to suit up Week 1, expect Dyami Brown and Dax Milne to share the No. 4 wideout role behind Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson and Curtis Samuel.

Sep 7, 2022 11:36 AM EST

No practice yet

Sims (concussion) is not practicing Wednesday, John Keim of reports.

Analysis: Sims has been in the concussion protocol since late August. He won't be eligible to suit up for regular-season action until fully cleared, so his status for Week 1 is in legitimate danger. Dyami Brown and Dax Milne will stand to handle the No. 4 wideout role versus Jacksonville on Sunday if Sims is unavailable.

Sep 7, 2022 10:45 AM EST

Lands in concussion protocol

The Commanders placed Sims in concussion protocol Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: It's unclear when Sims suffered the injury, but he's had a strong camp and was expected to be Washington's top wideout behind Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel and rookie Jahan Dotson. It's unlikely Sims suits up for Saturday's preseason finale against the Ravens, but he'll have over two weeks to be cleared for Week 1 of the regular season.

Aug 24, 2022 11:04 AM EST

Locks up No. 4 spot

Sims looks to have won Washington's No. 4 receiver spot, according to Ben Standig of The Athletic

Analysis: It's a familiar role for Sims, who made 10 starts in 2020 and three in 2021. He owns career marks of 14.6 yards per catch and 9.7 yards per target, but with consistently low rates of targets per route. Like many oversized receivers, the 6-foot-5 Sims struggles to get open but can make contested catches and has value on special teams. In terms of fantasy potential, 2021 third-round pick Dyami Brown might be slightly more interesting as a fill-in starter, though it isn't a good sign that he's fallen behind Sims on the back end of the depth chart for a second straight year.

Aug 23, 2022 12:02 PM EST

Re-signs with Washington

Sims is re-signing with the Commanders on a two-year, $3 million contract, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Sims sticks with the only team he's ever known, having mostly served as a backup since first catching on with Washington in 2018. He did make 10 starts in 2020 and finished the season with 477 yards, but then dropped to a 15-211-2 receiving line in 14 games last season (three starts). He'll likely be fourth or fifth on the wideout depth chart this summer, with a role on special teams as well.

Mar 16, 2022 2:10 PM EST

Finishes year with 15 catches

Sims finished the 2021 season with 15 catches for 211 yards and two touchdowns on 23 targets, making three starts in 14 games.

Analysis: Sims finished out the season as Washington's No. 2 receiver -- at least in terms of snaps -- for the second straight year, though this time he made only three starts instead of 10. In addition to starting seven fewer contests than in 2020, he finished with about half the receiving production in each category, apart from TDs (32-477-1 on 48 targets in 2020). The 26-year-old Sims is now scheduled for free agency this spring, and he should catch on somewhere as a depth receiver and special teams player if he doesn't re-sign with Washington first. It'll be more of a surprise if he attracts serious interest as a potential starter, given that he struggled to make his presence felt the past two years even when he got more playing time.

Feb 3, 2022 5:08 AM EST

Racks up four catches

Sims recorded four catches on five targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to Philadelphia.

Analysis: Sims continued to see a significant role in Washington's offense, and he managed a season-high in targets and receptions. He also finished second on the team in yards behind only Terry McLaurin on the strength of catches that went for 18, 16 and 12 yards. Sims should maintain a similar role for a Week 18 matchup against the Giants, though Washington's offensive inconsistency make it difficult to expect strong production.

Jan 2, 2022 9:08 PM EST

Starts, but no catches

Sims got the start and played 62 percent of offensive snaps in Sunday's 56-14 loss to Dallas, but he was unable to catch a pass on three targets.

Analysis: Sims caught three of four targets for 69 yards and a TD two weeks earlier in the first game against Dallas. He's since since considerable playing time in back-to-back games, but with just one catch (for 13 yards) to show for it, he may slide back to a timeshare with the likes of Dyami Brown, DeAndre Carter and Dax Milne. There's still minimal fantasy potential for Washington pass catchers behind Terry McLaurin.

Dec 27, 2021 5:40 AM EST

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