Washington hauled in five passes on six targets for 24 yards, but failed to pick up any yardage on his lone carry during Sunday's loss to the Redskins. Washington has averaged nearly four targets per game through the first three weeks of the regular season, but just 24 rushing yards on 10 carries is troublesome behind one of the league's best offensive lines. After being overshadowed by a productive Jalen Richard in Week 2, Washington still saw 10 more offensive snaps and three more touches than his fellow backup running back in Week 3. Another tough test awaits the Raiders offense as they travel to Denver, while Washington remains behind Marshawn Lynch in the backfield pecking order.
Washington (hamstring) practiced in full Friday and doesn't have a designation for Sunday night's game at Washington. A fog was hanging over Washington's status due to back-to-back limited practices to begin Week 3 preparations, but any doubt about his availability vanished with the release of Friday's injury report. Expect Washington to continue acting as a change-of-pace option to Marshawn Lynch, which has so far translated to nine carries for 24 yards and five receptions (on five targets) for 33 yards through two contests.
Washington (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Washington has merely been splitting backup work at running back with Jalen Richard, who closed out Sunday's 45-20 win over the Jets with a 52-yard touchdown dash. Even with the Raiders making a clear effort to limit Marshawn Lynch's workload, Washington doesn't figure to get more than 5-to-10 touches in any given week. An absence on Washington's part would put Richard on the radar in deep leagues for his Week 3 matchup with the Redskins.
Washington gained 20 yards on six carries to go along with three receptions on as many targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 45-20 win over the Jets. Washington actually acquired one more touch than fellow backup running back Jalen Richard, but was severely outproduced by the latter as Richard racked up 109 total yards and a touchdown. Washington averaged a team-low 3.3 yards per carry and five yards per catch, lending Richard a leg up in the change-of-pace competition for touches behind Marshawn Lynch. The Raiders' Week 3 matchup against Washington presents more of a challenge than the Jets presented, which could mean additional snaps for Lynch in what figures to be a closer game.
Washington gained just four yards on three carries to go along with two catches for 18 yards on two targets during Sunday's win over the Titans. Washington couldn't get anything going on the ground as he averaged just 1.3 yards per carry on three rushes, but he made up for it in the passing game as he hauled in both of his targets from quarterback Derek Carr. Fellow backup Jalen Richard ran for 22 yards on five carries behind starter Marshawn Lynch, though Richard saw two less snaps than Washington's 16. The Raiders elected to ease Lynch back into action throughout the middle portion of the game, but gave him a full workload down the stretch in the fourth quarter as he ultimately ended up with 18 carries and one reception. With so many mouths to feed in Oakland's potent offense, Washington's fantasy value remains limited to deeper leagues.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/15||Los Angeles Chargers||14||16.00|
|7||10/20||Kansas City Chiefs||20||18.00|
|11||11/19||New England Patriots||31||27.00|
|13||12/03||New York Giants||25||19.00|
|14||12/10||@Kansas City Chiefs||20||18.00|
|17||12/31||@Los Angeles Chargers||14||16.00|
|3 Year Avg||87||467||2||17||115||0||67|