Steven Sims Jr.

Steven Sims Jr.

Wide Receiver #31
Team: Washington Redskins
Ht / Wt:5'9" / 181 lb.
College:Kansas
Age:
Born:None
Drafted:2019 / UDFA

Steven Sims Jr.: Quiet in second pro season

Sims caught 27 of 37 targets for 265 yards and a touchdown in 12 regular-season games during the 2020 season.

Analysis: Sims opened the year as Washington's No. 2 wide receiver, after scoring four TDs over the final three weeks of his 2019 rookie campaign. The team even experimented with giving him more snaps on the perimeter at the beginning of the year, but Sims moved back to the slot after a toe injury sent him to IR for Weeks 4-8. He then averaged just 3.2 targets and 18.0 receiving yards over his final nine games of the regular season, before catching three passes for 33 yards and a TD in the playoff loss to Tampa. The speedy young wideout is under contract for one more season, but he could face competition for a roster spot, as he struggled with ball security on punt returns and never quite established himself as a key part of the Washington offense.

January 11, 2021 7:28 AM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Targeted six times

Sims caught four of six targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 20-13 loss to Carolina.

Analysis: Sims handled a larger-than-usual role with Terry McLaurin (ankle) inactive, but it was Cam Sims who led the team's wideouts with nine targets. Any fantasy upside for Steven in Week 17 depends on McLaurin missing another game, which won't necessarily happen.

December 27, 2020 7:18 PM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Pulls down one pass

Sims secured one of two targets for 11 yards during Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Sims has collected one reception in three of his past four outings. The 23-year-old's only multi-catch performance in that span, Week 13 against Pittsburgh, yielded 17 yards. Terry McLaurin (12 targets) and Cam Sims (eight) were the wideouts most involved in Washington's passing game, while the Kansas product finished tied in a distant third alongside Isaiah Wright. With nearly as many punt returns (21) as receptions (22) this season, Sims has a single touchdown and only one performance of more than 20 receiving yards since Week 2.

December 22, 2020 5:54 PM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Catches one pass

Sims caught one of three targets for five yards in Sunday's 23-15 win over the 49ers.

Analysis: Cam Sims and Terry McLaurin both played more than 90 percent of snaps, while Steven Sims got 37 percent and Isaiah Wright took 27 percent . None of the bunch had more than two catches or 24 yards, as Alex Smith (calf) and Dwayne Haskins both struggled to get anything going. Washington won the game behind two defensive touchdowns, a formula that probably won't work Week 15 against Seattle. We should see more of a contribution from the Washington passing offense in that contest, but Sims isn't likely to be a central figure.

December 14, 2020 6:37 AM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Pulls down four passes in upset

Sims secured four of six targets for 17 yards during Monday's 23-17 win against the Steelers. He also posted a nine-yard punt return.

Analysis: Sims may have been held under 20 receiving yards for a third consecutive appearance, but his nine-yard third-down catch on Washington's opening drive of the second half helped situation the team for a touchdown to draw within four points. Since returning from a toe injury Week 9, the 23-year-old has posted 2.8 receptions and 17.6 receiving yards per game with one TD over five appearances. Sims' six targets from Monday tie a season high as he heads into a Week 14 matchup against San Francisco.

December 8, 2020 4:05 PM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Posts one catch on Thanksgiving

Sims reeled in his lone target for an eight-yard gain during Thursday's 41-16 win against the Cowboys.

Analysis: Sims secured his first touchdown of the 2020 campaign Week 11 against Cincinnati, but it was a forgettable outing on Thanksgiving for the 23-year-old wideout. He's been back in the rotation for four weeks after sitting out four contests with a toe injury between Weeks 4 and 7. The Kansas product has accumulated 10 receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown since his return from IR, as he now sets his sights on a Week 13 matchup against the Steelers' second-ranked pass defense.

December 1, 2020 6:22 PM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Finds end zone

Sims caught each of his three targets for 13 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-9 win over Cincinnati.

Analysis: The touchdown was Sims' first of the season, but he played only 32 percent of offensive snaps, his third straight week below 50 percent since he returned from injured reserve. With Terry McLaurin and Cam Sims working as the starters in recent weeks, the remaining WR snaps have been split between Steven Sims, J.D. McKissic and Isaiah Wright. Things could become even more crowded if Dontrelle Inman (hamstring) makes it back for Thursday's game against Dallas.

November 23, 2020 6:24 AM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Five catches in loss to Lions

Sims corralled five of six targets for 46 receiving yards during Sunday's 30-27 loss to Detroit.

Analysis: Sims fumbled on Washington's penultimate drive of the first half, but teammate Cam Sims was able to fall on the loose ball. Ultimately Terry McLaurin would give away possession three plays later, as Jamie Collins recorded a key strip-recovery that led to a Detroit field goal just before the halftime break. Week 10 marked Sims' second appearance back from a toe injury that cost him four games, with his impact being much greater Sunday compared to his one-catch, four-yard output Week 9 against the Giants. Next, Sims will face a Bengals defense that is tied for the third-most receiving touchdowns allowed to opposing wideouts on the season (13).

November 17, 2020 4:39 PM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Barely plays on offense

Sims caught his lone target for a four-yard gain in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: After missing four straight games with a toe injury, Sims returned for Week 9 but played only 30 percent of the snaps on offense. He also had one punt return for 12 yards, while Danny Johnson handled the kick returns. It's possible Sims gets more work Week 10 at Detroit, but we haven't seen him in a significant role since mid-September.

November 9, 2020 6:20 AM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Set to come off IR

Sims (toe) will be activated off injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The return of Sims couldn't come at a better time for the Washington passing attack considering Dontrelle Inman (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game, and Isaiah Wright has done little with the increased opportunities. Terry McLaurin still looms large as the team's true No. 1 option, but expect Sims to slot in right away at least in three wide-receiver sets.

November 7, 2020 8:58 AM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Looks ready to play

Sims (toe) appears likely to return for Sunday's game against the Giants, as he's been a full practice participant throughout the week, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.

Analysis: Coach Ron Rivera hasn't commented on the situation, but all other signs point to a return this weekend. Sims was a starter back in Weeks 1 and 2, but he came off the bench for Week 3 and was placed on injured reserve in early October. He could be reinstated to a starting job now that he's healthy, as Dontrelle Inman (hamstring) and Isaiah Wright haven't exactly been setting the world on fire. Plus, Inman may not even be able to play this week.

November 6, 2020 10:06 AM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Looks good at practice

Sims (toe) appeared to be a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.

Analysis: Sims currently resides on injured reserve, which means the team won't list him on its daily practice reports. It at least sounds like Sims has a shot to return for Sunday's game against the Giants, though it isn't clear what his role would look like after a four-game absence. Dontrelle Inman and Isaiah Wright (shoulder) got most of the WR snaps and targets behind Terry McLaurin over the past month, so there is a clear opening for Sims to grab a top-three role.

November 4, 2020 11:10 AM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Back at practice

Sims (toe) is slated to practice Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Sims, who hasn't played since Week 3, remains on IR, but now that he's back at practice the team has 21 days to activate the wide receiver or leave him on IR for the remainder of the season. Prior to suffering his injury, the 23-year-old recorded six catches (on eight targets) for 103 yards in three games.

November 4, 2020 8:31 AM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Poised for some work Wednesday

Sims (toe) may do some "running around" Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: It's unclear if Sims will take part in practice, or merely work out on the side, but he is eligible to be activated from IR this week, per Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post. If Sims does practice, Washington will open a 21-day window in which to bring him back to the active roster. He hasn't played since Week 3 due to a toe injury, but when he returns he'll be on the receiving end of passes from Kyle Allen and note Dwayne Haskins.

November 3, 2020 3:33 PM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Lands on injured reserve

Sims (toe) was placed on injured reserve by Washington on Friday.

Analysis: The 23-year-old has been unable to practice since attempting to play through the toe injury Week 3, and he won't be retaking the field over the next few weeks. It's unclear how long Sims is expected to be sidelined, but he won't be eligible to rejoin the active roster until after the bye week for the Nov. 8 matchup with the Giants. Dontrelle Inman (foot) should continue to work as Washington's No. 2 wideout with Isaiah Wright the next man up.

October 9, 2020 7:50 AM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Still no practice reps

Sims (toe) didn't practice Thursday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, fellow wide receivers Terry McLaurin (thigh) and Dontrelle Inman (foot) did what Sims could not: follow up a DNP on Wednesday with a limited session Thursday. Considering Sims hasn't practiced since Week 3, he appears to be in a tough spot ahead of Sunday's game versus the Rams. Friday's injury report may provide some clarity with his situation.

October 8, 2020 11:00 AM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: DNP on Wednesday

Sims (toe) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Washington's top three wide receivers -- also, Terry McLaurin (thigh) and Dontrelle Inman (foot) -- all sat out Wednesday as the team prepares for a change at QB from Dwayne Haskins to Kyle Allen. Sims himself hasn't played since Week 3, so his practice status Thursday and Friday likely will be key to his potential to play Sunday against the Rams.

October 7, 2020 12:55 PM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Won't play Sunday

Sims (toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Baltimore, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.

Analysis: Sims tried to play through the toe injury last week but was limited to season-low 36 percent snap share and zero targets in a 34-20 loss to the Browns. He hasn't practiced at all since that game, so it isn't clear he'll be back for Week 5 against the Rams. With Terry McLaurin (thigh) listed as questionable and looking like a game-time decision, Washington may be forced to rely on Dontrelle Inman, Isaiah Wright, Cam Sims and Antonio Gandy-Golden at wide receiver. As for special teams, options to replace Sims on kick/punt returns include Wright, RB Antonio Gibson, CB Greg Stroman and CB Danny Johnson. The depth chart on the team website lists Gibson as the next man up for kickoffs and Wright next in line for punts, but it was Stroman who fielded a punt when Sims was briefly pulled off those duties Week 2 at Arizona.

October 2, 2020 10:14 AM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Absent again Friday

Sims (toe) wasn't seen at practice Friday, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old has yet to practice this week and appears unlikely to be available for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Friday's injury report should shed more light on Sims' availability, but he appears to be trending in the wrong direction heading into the weekend. Top-wideout Terry McLaurin (thigh) is also limited, which could open up opportunities for Dontrelle Inman and Isaiah Wright.

October 2, 2020 9:12 AM EST

Steven Sims Jr.: Misses another practice

Sims (toe) won't participate in Thursday's practice, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: With back-to-back absences at practice to begin Week 4, Sims looks to be trending in the wrong direction as Sunday's game against the Ravens nears. He'll likely need to turn in at least a limited showing in Friday's practice to take a questionable designation into the weekend. Sims' production has been relatively muted through Washington's first three games, with the wideout hauling in six of seven targets for 103 yards.

October 1, 2020 9:08 AM EST

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