DeAndre Washington will compete to be a reserve running back in Oakland this year, but he's likely No. 4 on the depth chart heading into training camp. The addition of rookie Josh Jacobs should hurt Washington, who is likely also behind Doug Martin and Jalen Richard. And we'll see if Chris Warren moves ahead of Washington as well. In 2018, Washington was a relative afterthought for the Raiders and combined for just seven PPR points in 10 games on the season (he missed the first six games due to a knee injury). Keep an eye on Washington's role, but he's not worth drafting in most formats.
Washington is part of a position group that includes Josh Jacobs, Jalen Richard, Doug Martin and Chris Warren, Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Jacobs and Richard are locked in for two spots, while Martin seems to have good odds after finishing last season with a pair of 100-yard rushing performances. The wild card is Warren, who made some noise last summer as an undrafted rookie before a preseason knee injury allowed the Raiders to stash him on injured reserve. Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, Washington appears limited to competing for a role as Richard's backup on passing downs. There are better darts to throw in the closing stages of fantasy drafts.
Washington rushed for 30 yards on four carries during Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Chiefs. Washington was dealt a quartet of carries despite playing only seven offensive snaps during Sunday's blowout loss, having been essentially uninvolved on offense since Week 14. His underwhelming third season in the league comes to an end with him having 30 carries for 115 yards and one catch on one target for nine yards in 10 games. The addition of Doug Martin behind original starter Marshawn Lynch (groin) was certainly a drawback in terms of Washington's output, while fellow backup Jalen Richard handled the pass-catching duties out of the backfield. Washington has one year left on his affordable rookie deal with the Raiders, who could be in search of a new starter in 2019.
Washington logged one carry for minus-one yard Monday in the Raiders' 27-14 win over the Broncos. The Raiders held a 17-point lead at halftime and were thus able to lean heavily on the ground game throughout the night, but it didn't result in increased involvement for Washington. The third-string running back was on the field for just five snaps, which were actually his most since Week 13. Expect Washington to be an afterthought in the game plan in the season finale Sunday in Kansas City so long as the top two options out of the backfield, Doug Martin and Jalen Richard, are both available for the contest.
Washington rushed for one yard on his lone carry during Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Bengals. Washington has now been held to a single-digit offensive snap count for four consecutive games as Doug Martin and Jalen Richard continue to lead the Raiders backfield during Marshawn Lynch's (groin) absence. Washington's limited volume in the offense figures to remain a hindrance to his potential fantasy value again Week 16 against the Broncos.
Washington rushed for seven yards on three carries and lost a fumble in Sunday's 40-33 loss to the Chiefs. Washington earned a minuscule six offensive snaps and was ineffective during his limited action with an average of 2.3 yards per carry. Meanwhile, fellow running backs Doug Martin and Jalen Richard combined for 193 yards of total offense on 29 touches. Washington's role figures to remain restricted in Week 14 against a Steelers defense that has done a solid job of holding opposing backfields in check.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||Kansas City Chiefs||31||23.78|
|7||10/20||@Green Bay Packers||19||18.13|
|10||11/08||Los Angeles Chargers||24||20.00|
|12||11/24||@New York Jets||18||17.75|
|13||12/01||@Kansas City Chiefs||31||23.78|
|16||12/22||@Los Angeles Chargers||24||20.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||58||245||1||17||107||0||38|