Washington failed to catch any of his three targets in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens. This was only his second game this season in which Washington failed to record a catch. The second-year receiver took a step forward overall, finishing 2019 with 44 receptions (on 80 targets) for 735 yards and three touchdowns over 15 games. He led the team in receiving yards and yards per catch (16.7) but needs to improve on his 50.8 percent catch rate if he's going to become a reliable fantasy asset in 2020. The return to Ben Roethlisberger under center could help in that regard.
Washington caught five of eight targets for 41 yards in Pittsburgh's 16-10 loss Sunday. Washington's performance was slightly below his average of 53 yards receiving per game entering the contest. He missed out on a chance for a big game -- and possibly the win -- when Jets safety Marcus Maye broke up what would have been a 44-yard touchdown on Pittsburgh's final drive. The loss has Pittsburgh on the outside looking in on the playoff picture heading into a Week 17 must-win game against Baltimore.
Washington had five catches (11 targets) for 83 yards in Sunday's 17-10 loss to Buffalo. Washington stepped up as the Steelers' top wideout again with Juju Smith-Schuster (knee) sidelined for another week. With the latter's status still up in the air for the final two weeks of the regular season, Washington and his 77.3 yard average over the past six weeks will continue to be a deep-league option and potential flex play in softer matchups. Next week's opponent, the New York Jets, may be one of those softer matchups with a middle-of-the-pack pass defense this season (239.9 passing yards allowed per game).
Washington caught all four of his targets for 33 yards in Pittsburgh's 23-17 win over Arizona on Sunday. After JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) was forced to leave the game in Week 11, Washington notched his two best games this season, catching seven passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns. Fantasy managers who inserted Washington into playoff lineups had to be disappointed Sunday by his lowest yardage total since Week 8. For those managers who were able to advance, it bears mentioning that Washington faces a solid Buffalo pass defense Week 15.
Washington caught all four of his targets for 111 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 20-13 win over the Browns. Washington made the most of JuJu Smith-Schuster's (knee) absence, nabbing a 30-yard touchdown just before halftime and then coming down with a 44-yard gain on the opening drive of the second half to set up Pittsburgh's only other touchdown on the day. Washington has been red hot despite drawing attention with Smith-Schuster out and mediocre quarterback play. He's topped 90 yards and scored in three of his last four games. He boasts an impressive 19.3 yards-per-catch average and faces off Sunday against an Arizona defense that has been burned deep all season, surrendering 4.9 passing plays of at least 20 yards per game this season, including nine in Week 13 against the Rams.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/14||@New York Giants||29||26.00|
|3 Year Avg||59||30||476||2||20||15.87||59|