Team Preview: Washington Football Team
Continuing our series on Team Previews of all 32 Teams, we move to the 1st place team from NFL East from 2020 the Washington Football Team.
Washington scored the 8th fewest points in 2020 while throwing for the 8th fewest passing yards. They rushed for the 7th fewest rushing yards on their way to a 7-9 season. Vegas currently has their Win Total at 8 games.
Ryan Fitzpatrick: I've so badly wanted to see a team with good weapons give the Magic Man a full season to see what he can do. I think this year might be that season. Over the past three seasons, in games, he has started or at least had 20 attempts Fitzpatrick has averaged 20.2 fantasy points per game. Those are good QB1 numbers. He arguably has the best weapons he's ever had. He's my favorite late-round QB with mid-QB1 upside.
Antonio Gibson: He has everything you want in a running back. Size, athleticism, and elite receiving ability for a running back. He's one of my favorites. The only issue I see with Gibson taking that next leap into RB1 territory is the presence of J.D. McKissic and possibly Curtis Samuel stealing valuable receiving work out of the backfield. Until Gibson can garner the kind of receiving work of some of the top backs, I see him maintaining his RB2 status.
Terry McLaurin: This looks like the year we see Scary Terry sprint to a WR1 finish. He has everything going for him. He's one of the most targeted WRs in the league and now has a YOLO QB who isn't afraid to chuck it up to him. He also has positive regression coming in the touchdown department. Get ready folks.
Curtis Samuel: Samuel was a pleasant surprise in 2020, finishing as the WR23. While I don't see him finishing that high in 2021, I do think he's a nice WR3 / flex play in 2021.
Logan Thomas: Don't let Thomas's 2020 TE3 finish fool you. It may have been the most yawn-worthy TE3 finish of all time. He averaged only a half-point more per game than the TE12 Hunter Henry. His 176 PPR points were more than 100 points less than the TE2 Darren Waller. Having said that, he's a decent mid-TE1 option heading into 2021. He just lacks the upside of some other tight ends that I prefer more.