Washington (knee) is inactive for Sunday's Week 2 tilt against the Broncos. The change-of-pace back has apparently failed to make sufficient progress from offseason surgery, although he at least made a return to practice this past week. Jalen Richard, who particularly excelled in the passing game during the Week 1 blowout defeat to the Rams, will once again serve as the complementary option behind Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin.
Washington (knee) is questionable against the Broncos on Sunday, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Washington is still recovering from offseason arthroscopic surgery, but managed to return to practice this week. It remains to be seen whether Washington will play Week 2, but he'll have minimal fantasy relevance behind Marshawn Lynch, Doug Martin and Jalen Richard even if he does suit up.
Washington (knee) returned to practice Wednesday as a limited participant, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Washington had arthroscopic surgery in late August and was listed as a non-participant on every injury report leading up to the season opener. He's trending in the right direction to start the week, but it would still come as a surprise if he's ready for Sunday's game in Denver. Meanwhile, Jalen Richard had five carries for 24 yards and nine catches for 55 yards in Monday's 33-13 loss to the Rams, securing his role as Oakland's top passing-down back. Washington may not even have a role in the offense once he's cleared.
Washington (knee) will be absent from Monday's season opener against the Rams, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Washington is recovering from arthroscopic surgery this offseason. He was unable to return to practice this week, so it is no surprise that the team has ruled him out for the opener. Doug Martin and Jalen Richard are ahead of him on the depth chart in backing up Marshawn Lynch anyway, so Washington figures to provide depth and not much more once he returns.
Washington (knee) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Washington underwent arthroscopic surgery earlier this offseason to address a knee injury sustained in training camp, and appears to still be recovering. The 25-year-old seems likely to sit out Monday's season-opener against the Rams, and should begin the season behind Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin when he does return to the field. As long as Washington remains sidelined, fellow running back Jalen Richard will handle No. 3 duties uncontested.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/07||@Los Angeles Chargers||23||18.00|
|9||11/02||@San Francisco 49ers||12||13.00|
|10||11/11||Los Angeles Chargers||23||18.00|
|13||12/02||Kansas City Chiefs||28||27.00|
|17||12/30||@Kansas City Chiefs||28||27.00|
|3 Year Avg||72||310||2||26||156||0||56|