Harmon could face competition from rookie draft picks Antonio Gibson (third round) and Antonio Gandy-Golden (fourth round), John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Gibson is arguably more of a threat to slot man Steven Sims or even passing-down back J.D. McKissic, while Gandy-Golden is a direct competitor for the perimeter snaps that went to Harmon throughout the second half of last season. The 2019 sixth-round pick finished his rookie season with a 68.2 percent catch rate and 8.3 yards per target, but he never became a player that demanded heavy volume, drawing no more than six targets in any one game. Harmon has the advantage of NFL experience, but Gandy-Golden is the better prospect coming out of college, and both will need to learn a new system under offensive coordinator Scott Turner.
Harmon caught three of five targets for 33 yards in Sunday's 47-16 loss to Dallas, finishing his rookie season with 30 receptions for 365 yards on 44 targets. The sixth-round pick had no more than 58 yards in any game and never scored a touchdown, but he did play at least 66 percent of offensive snaps in seven consecutive games to close out the season, averaging 3.1 catches for 41.4 yards on 5.0 targets over that stretch. While fellow rookies Terry McLaurin (concussion) and Steven Sims Jr. held far more appeal for fantasy managers, Harmon did well to catch 68.2 percent of his chances for 8.3 yards per target in an offense that finished the season with a 62.2 completion percentage and 6.7 yards per pass attempt. He should have a chance to compete for a starting job in 2020, presumably the outside spot across from McLaurin while Sims continues to man the slot -- although new head coach Ron Rivera may want to bolster the position group in the offseason via the draft or free agency.
Harmon caught five of six passes for 58 yards and completed his lone pass attempt for 11 yards during Sunday's 41-35 overtime loss to the Giants. Harmon provided his most productive outing of the season as he finished second among Washington's wide receivers in offensive snaps, only one snap behind Terry McLaurin. The rookie sixth-round pick has enjoyed a strong second half of the season working as the team's No. 3 wide receiver, catching 19 passes for 257 yards in the last six games.
Harmon recorded two receptions on three targets for 22 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. He got the start Sunday alongside Terry McLaurin and Steven Sims after Paul Richardson (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve. Harmon now has 14 receptions for 199 yards in the past five contests and could see his reps continue to climb over the final two games of the year.
Harmon is expected to start in Washington's final three games of the season after Paul Richardson (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Kyle Stackpole of the Redskins' official site Harmon had already been seeing starter-level snaps while Richardson missed three of the Redskins' previous four games and was pulled early in the other due to injury. Between those four contests, Harmon combined to produce 12 receptions for 177 yards and no touchdowns on 21 targets. Though Harmon should draw a decent amount of targets the rest of the way, he'll likely struggle to translate those looks into useful fantasy production while rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins directs one of the NFL's least proficient passing attacks.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/11||Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|6||10/18||@New York Giants||29||26.00|
|9||11/08||New York Giants||29||26.00|
|14||12/13||@San Francisco 49ers||11||18.68|
|3 Year Avg||44||30||365||0||16||12.17||36|