|Team:||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Ht / Wt:||5'8" / 204 lb.|
|Born:||February 22, 1993|
|Drafted:||2016 / Rd. 5 (143)|
Washington rushed three times for five yards and hauled in his lone target for another two Sunday versus the Broncos.
Analysis: Washington was elevated to the 53-man roster Thursday and found his way into the contest late in the game with the Chiefs comfortably ahead and entering the backups. He's unlikely to see much if any, work moving forward with Cylde Edwards-Helaire and Le'Veon Bell both clearly ahead of him and Darrel Williams also vying for reps out of the backfield.
Washington was promoted to the 53-man roster via the practice squad by the Chiefs on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Washington impressed in training camp despite not earning a 53-man roster spot, as he was shifted to the team's practice squad. Now that he's been elevated, the Texas Tech product appears to the team's fourth running back for their Week 5 matchup against Las Vegas.
Washington agreed to join the Chiefs' practice squad Sunday, kdk reports.
Analysis: Washington failed to make an impact in training camp to secure a 53-man roster spot, but remained with the team. Washington could catch on as a complementary backfield option elsewhere should injuries or illness concerns arise.
The Chiefs will release Washington, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Analysis: With that, Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson profile as the top backups to 2020 first-rounder Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Washington should be able to catch on as a complementary backfield option elsewhere in the coming days.
Darrel Williams appears to be ahead of Washington for the backup running back role in Kansas City, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Early reports from KC camp pegged Washington as the favorite for the No. 2 spot, but it now seems Williams has been getting more first-team reps and taking full advantage of the opportunity. Williams also has the benefit of his experience with the Chiefs in 2018 and 2019, though he was a healthy scratch or on injured reserve for much of that time, limited to 72 touches in 18 regular-season games. It looks like Washington's path to mainstream fantasy relevance requires an injury to Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and even then it might be Williams taking the lead in the KC backfield.
Washington could split snaps with Clyde Edwards-Helaire early in the season, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Damien Williams' opt out leaves Edwards-Helaire as the presumed leader of the Kansas City backfield, but that doesn't necessarily mean the rookie will get huge workloads right out of the gate. Of course, Washington also faces the challenge of learning a new playbook without much time on a practice field before Week 1, while Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson already have experience in Andy Reid's offense. There's not much upside for the other running backs if Edwards-Helaire stays healthy, but a strong showing at training camp could at least give Washington a part-time Week 1 role and put him one injury away from much bigger things. He had a similar role behind Josh Jacobs in Oakland last season, taking 54 carries in three starts and 54 carries in his other 13 games combined.
The Chiefs and Washington agreed to a one-year contract Wednesday, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.
Analysis: In four seasons with the Raiders, Washington found it difficult to hold down a regular role, averaging 14.7 offensive snaps per game in 55 appearances. Overall, he averaged 4.0 yards per carry while hauling in 88 of 110 targets (80 percent), so he may be able to vie for reps on passing downs. First, though, he'll have to contend for reps with Darwin Thompson and Darrel Williams (hamstring) behind starting running back Damien Williams.
Washington rushed for 77 yards on 17 carries and caught eight of nine targets for 55 yards in the Raiders' 16-15 Week 17 loss to the Chargers, ultimately finishing the 2019 campaign with 108 rushes for 387 yards and three touchdowns to go along with 36 catches for 292 yards on 41 targets in 16 games.
Analysis: Washington took over the workhorse role out of the Raiders' backfield for three of the team's final four contests while rookie Josh Jacobs was sidelined by a nagging shoulder injury. The former amassed a collective 50 touches throughout the last two games, especially rewarding fantasy owners in PPR formats with the eight-catch Week 17 performance. Jacobs' absence allowed Washington to prove himself worthy of additional opportunities as he'll be hitting the market as an unrestricted free agent in 2020.
Washington is expected to act as the Raiders' lead option out of the backfield Sunday against the Broncos with Josh Jacobs (shoulder/illness) listed as doubtful for the contest.
Analysis: While Jacobs was sidelined for the second time in three games in the Raiders' 24-17 win over the Chargers in Week 16, Washington stepped into a featured role, logging a career-high 23 carries for 85 yards and a touchdown and adding two receptions for 21 yards. Jacobs is likely in line for another absence after failing to practice this week, setting the stage for Washington to once again pace the Oakland backfield while Jalen Richard looms as a change-of-pace alternative. Washington should dominate the carries if the contest is reasonably competitive, though he could lose out on work to Richard if the Raiders fall behind early and are forced into a pass-happy game script.
Washington carried the ball 23 times for 85 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 16 win over the Chargers. He also added two receptions for 21 yards.
Analysis: Washington received 23 of the team's 29 total carries in the absence of Josh Jacobs (shoulder). Though he didn't produce many chunk gains -- his longest rush went for 13 yards and came on the final play of the game -- Washington managed to surpass 100 total yards for the second time in his career. Though it would make little sense for the team to rush Jacobs back onto the field for its Week 17 matchup against the Broncos, he has yet to be ruled out, leaving Washington's role in flux.
With Josh Jacobs (shoulder) out Sunday against the Chargers, per Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com, Washington figures to head the Raiders' Week 16 rushing attack.
Analysis: While filling in for Jacobs in Week 14 against the Titans, Washington carried 14 times for 53 yards and a TD, while catching six of his seven targets for 43 yards. Given that Jacobs' shoulder issue is lingering, Washington will get another chance to see extended action this weekend, with Jalen Richard on hand to work in a complementary role.
Washington rushed six times for 16 yards and caught two of three targets for six yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Jaguars.
Analysis: Coming off a productive Week 14 where Washington posted 96 yards from scrimmage, six receptions and a score while Josh Jacobs (shoulder) was out, Washington resumed a depth role with Jacobs back in the fold Sunday. Jacobs was a bell cow, turning 26 touches into 109 yards while Washington and Jalen Richard were left with the scraps. Coach Jon Gruden said Jacobs' shoulder is still an issue, so Washington remains a serviceable handcuff for this Sunday's matchup against the Chargers, who have allowed 4.1 yards per carry this year.
Washington carried 14 times for 53 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Tians. He also caught six of seven targets for an additional 43 yards.
Analysis: With Josh Jacobs (shoulder) sidelined for this one, Washington stepped into a lead role. He only managed 3.8 yards per carry against a tough Tennessee defense, but he supplemented those numbers with a 14-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Washington also stepped up as a pass catcher with his team trailing in the second half and finished third on the team in receiving yards. While the fourth-year back played well in Jacobs' absence, he'd likely only play a minimal role if his teammate returns next Sunday against the Jaguars.
Washington is in line for a sharp increase in workload in Week 14 against the Titans with Josh Jacobs (shoulder) declared inactive for the contest.
Analysis: Washington should see a bump up from the single-digit carries he's logged in every game this season with Jacobs out of action, although backfield mate Jalen Richard will be around to share in the workload. The Raiders come into Week 14 with the seventh-highest rushing play percentage (45.5) in the league, although it remains to be seen if coach Jon Gruden will lean that heavily on the ground attack with the star rookie sitting.
Washington carried the ball twice for five yards and caught all three of his targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 40-9 loss to the Chiefs.
Analysis: The fourth-year RB posted season highs in receiving yards and scrimmage yards, albeit modest ones, as he was the clear No. 2 option in the backfield for the Raiders. Touches have been tough to come by for any back not named Josh Jacobs though, and it would take an injury to the rookie starter for Washington to have any kind of consistent fantasy value.
Washington rushed for 19 yards on six carries and caught his lone target for no gain in Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Jets.
Analysis: Washington's 13 offensive snaps Sunday were the most he's seen since Week 7 in Green Bay, but the reserve running back notched a measly average of 2.7 yards per touch against the Jets. The Raiders' offense will look to get back on track against the Chiefs, while continuing to rely on rookie Josh Jacobs out of the backfield.
Washington caught two passes on as many targets for 14 yards, but he also lost one yard on two carries in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Bengals.
Analysis: Washington has now picked up seven yards or less on the ground in three consecutive contests, and he hasn't logged a double-digit offensive snap count since Week 7. Rookie Josh Jacobs, who tallied 124 total yards against the Bengals, will continue to see a bulk of the work out of the Raiders' backfield again in Week 12 against the Jets.
Washington rushed for 17 yards and a touchdown on six carries in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Bears. He also caught all three of his targets for 19 receiving yards.
Analysis: Washington averaged a measly 2.8 yards per carry while rookie Josh Jacobs once again stole the show with 143 total yards and a pair of rushing scores, but the former continues to outpace fellow backup Jalen Richard in terms of production. Washington found the end zone against Chicago for the first time this season, though he's still been limited to 15 or less offensive snaps in each of the Raiders' first five contests. The Raiders' road trip continues in Week 7 at Green Bay following the team's upcoming bye.
Washington (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Analysis: Like Washington, top back Josh Jacobs (elbow) was also limited for the Raiders' first practice of the week Wednesday, but both look on track to suit up this weekend in London against the Bears after the two took every rep during Thursday's session. Jacobs' stranglehold on the lead role has left limited room for Washington to find meaningful work in the Oakland backfield. Washington is averaging just 5.2 touches per game and has played no more than a third of the Raiders' offensive snaps in any of the team's four contests thus far.
Washington (ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: Washington out-touched Jalen Richard eight to five in this past Sunday's win over the Colts, and he could continue to push for Richard for the No. 2 role. His issue doesn't seem serious since he's still participating in some fashion, but it's worth monitoring since starter Josh Jacobs (elbow) was also limited in this practice session. If Jacobs can't go Sunday versus the Bears, Washington may see a hefty increase in usage.
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