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January 4, 2021 02:56 PM
Steelers' James Washington: No receptions in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Washington failed to haul in either of his two targets in Sunday's 24-22 loss to the Browns.

Washington had an inconsistent end to his regular season, as he was held without a catch in two of the three final games of the year. The 24-year-old averaged 9.2 yards per target in 2019, but his production dropped off in 2020, partially due to the emergence of Chase Claypool in the Steelers' passing game. Washington brought in 30 of his 56 targets for 392 yards and a career-high five touchdowns during the regular season. While he should see a minor role during the playoffs this year, he could be more involved during the final year of his contract in 2021 if JuJu Smith-Schuster departs via free agency.

December 28, 2020 02:36 PM
Steelers' James Washington: Targeted three times in win
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Washington brought in two of his three targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Colts.

Washington was held without a catch in the Steelers' Week 15 loss to the Bengals, but he was slightly more productive against Indianapolis. The 24-year-old has been targeted at least three times in each of the past six weeks, but he's averaging just 26.7 yards per game with two touchdowns during that time.

December 23, 2020 09:36 AM
Steelers' James Washington: No catches on MNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Washington failed to bring in any of his three targets in Monday's 27-17 loss to the Bengals.

Washington reached the end zone in each of the prior two contests, but he was held without a catch Monday for the first time since Week 8. The 2018 second-rounder has seen some increased work while the team's other receivers have struggled with drops, but he was unable to generate any production as the Steelers' passing game sputtered in Week 15.

December 14, 2020 12:00 PM
Steelers' James Washington: Scores again in prime time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Washington caught three passes (six targets) for 29 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-15 loss to Buffalo.

Pittsburgh's offense struggled for the majority of this contest, and starter Diontae Johnson suffered another case of the drops, leading to a benching and another opportunity for Washington to get more playing time and his second consecutive game with a touchdown. The 24-year-old entered the contest No. 4 on the depth chart, but his six targets were right in range with the Steelers' other three key wideouts. Perhaps it is time for fantasy managers in deeper leagues to start noticing Washington if he continues to see his role increase down the stretch at the expense of his underperforming teammates. It will be interesting to see how the targets shake out when the Bengals come to town Monday.

December 7, 2020 08:56 PM
Steelers' James Washington: Long score Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Washington caught two of four targets for 80 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 23-17 loss to Washington.

Washington broke a tackle following a medium-length reception and stretched it into a 50-yard touchdown toward the end of the second quarter. That play enabled him to finish atop Pittsburgh's receiving corps in yards despite catching only one other pass Monday. Although he had more than 40 receiving yards just once this season prior to Week 13, Washington's efficient outing now has his stock rising some ahead of Sunday's game in Buffalo.

December 3, 2020 12:44 PM
Steelers' James Washington: Makes crucial grab against Ravens
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Washington brought in two of his three targets for 19 yards in Wednesday's 19-14 win over the Ravens.

Washington recorded a contested catch on third down late in Wednesday's contest to help secure the win, but he had a muted role for the Steelers once again. The 2018 second-round pick has failed to top 20 yards in five of the last six contests. Washington also hasn't been targeted more than three times in any game since the team's Week 6 matchup.

November 23, 2020 03:00 PM
Steelers' James Washington: Catches one pass Sunday
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Washington hauled in one of his three targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 27-3 win over the Jaguars.

Washington has now seen at least two targets in each of the last three games, but he was only able to bring in one reception in Sunday's win. The 2018 fourth-rounder is averaging 11.6 yards per reception over the first 10 games of the year.

November 16, 2020 02:24 PM
Steelers' James Washington: Tallies two receptions in Week 10
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Washington hauled in both of his targets for 30 yards in Sunday's 36-10 win over the Bengals.

Washington reached the end zone in the Steelers' Week 9 win, and he once again was efficient this Sunday. The 2018 second-rounder was on the field for 28 of the team's 73 offensive snaps as the Steelers relied heavily on their passing attack Week 10. Although he's made the most of his targets over the past two weeks, Washington remains entrenched as the team's clear fourth wide receiver on the depth chart.

November 9, 2020 05:20 PM
Steelers' James Washington: Finds end zone against Dallas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Washington brought in one of his two targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-19 win over the Cowboys.

Washington failed to log a reception in either of the past two games, but he made the most of his two targets as he reached the end zone for the third time this year. The 24-year-old was on the field for just 19 percent of the Steelers' offensive snaps Sunday, and his role has decreased recently despite his touchdown in Dallas.

November 2, 2020 02:44 PM
Steelers' James Washington: Targeted once in Week 8
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Washington, who was on the field for 10 of the Steelers' 53 offensive plays, failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Ravens.

Although the Steelers passed the ball 32 times Sunday, Washington wasn't very involved against the stingy Ravens defense. The 24-year-old racked up 68 yards Week 6, but he's failed to record a reception since then while being targeted just twice over the past two games.

October 26, 2020 02:20 PM
Steelers' James Washington: Plays minimal role in win
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Washington, who was on the field for 18 of the Steelers' 79 offensive plays, failed to secure his only target in Sunday's 27-24 win over Tennessee.

Washington recorded at least 20 receiving yards in each of the first five games of the season, including a season-high 68 yards Week 6. However, Diontae Johnson (ankle) returned to the field against the Titans and was targeted 15 times in the win before suffering an injury in the fourth quarter. While Washington was relatively productive earlier in the year with Johnson on the field, his potential is more limited with the receiving corps fully healthy. Washington will face a tough matchup Week 8 against the Ravens.

October 19, 2020 02:44 AM
Steelers' James Washington: Re-emerges in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Washington recorded four receptions on seven targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Browns.

Washington emerged as the second receiver in the Steelers' offense in the absence of Diontae Johnson (back). His biggest play of the day came on a 28-yard touchdown catch to put Pittsburgh up 24-0. In Week 5, Washington managed only three receptions for 25 yards, and it appeared as if he was losing his role in the offense due to the emergence of rookie Chase Claypool. However, if Johnson is unable to return to the field for the team's Week 7 contest against Tennessee, Washington should maintain a decent number of targets.

October 12, 2020 01:56 AM
Steelers' James Washington: Fades as offensive threat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Washington recorded three receptions on four targets for 25 yards in Week 5 against Philadelphia.

After seeing seven targets in the team's last contest in Week 3, Washington faded in the offensive game plan with Diontae Johnson (back) absent for much of the game. Rookie Chase Claypool instead emerged as Ben Roethlisberger's favorite target. Assuming Johnson is good to go for the team's Week 6 matchup against the Browns, Washington is unlikely to see a heavy target share.

September 27, 2020 04:32 PM
Steelers' James Washington: Leads team in targets, receptions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Washington caught five of seven targets for 36 yards during Sunday's 28-21 win over the Texans.

Washington led the team in targets and receptions while finishing seven yards behind Juju Smith-Schuster for the lead in receiving yardage. He assumed a larger role in the offense after Diontae Johnson (concussion) left the game, and although he couldn't generate much yardage with his looks, he showed a nice rapport with Ben Roethlisberger. Washington could be in a spot to produce next Sunday against the Titans if Johnson is forced to sit out.

September 21, 2020 11:56 AM
Steelers' James Washington: Held to 22 yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Washington had three receptions for 22 yards in Sunday's 26-21 win over the Broncos.

The third year wideout was targeted five times compared to three last week, but he is still behind JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson on Pittsburgh's wide receiver depth chart. Even with a potentially high-scoring game coming up against Houston in Week 3, it is difficult to insert Washington into your fantasy lineups.

September 14, 2020 11:44 PM
Steelers' James Washington: Scores in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Washington caught two of three targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 26-16 win over the Giants.

Washington added an exclamation point to Pittsburgh's first half, powering a 13-yard catch across the goal line with seven seconds remaining. Besides that score, he also chipped in with a 21-yard gain on his other grab. While that made for an efficient showing, Washington's volume unsurprisingly trailed top wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster, but Diontae Johnson's six grabs on 10 targets comfortably surpassed his share as well. With rookie Chase Claypool making a couple catches to boot, the Steelers appear stocked with solid options, so it'll be interesting to see how Washington's workload shakes out in the weeks to come.

August 22, 2020 02:08 PM
Steelers' James Washington: Practices fully
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Washington (undisclosed) practiced fully Friday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Now that he's back practicing fully, the team's top downfield threat will continue to compete with second-year player Diontae Johnson and 2020 second-rounder Chase Claypool for targets behind behind Pittsburgh's No. 1 wideout, JuJu Smith-Schuster.

August 19, 2020 10:24 PM
Steelers' James Washington: Limited in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Washington was seen practicing in a limited capacity Wednesday, according to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Brian Batko.

The past few weeks have been difficult for Washington, who is dealing with an undisclosed injury less than two weeks after being activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. The Steelers have a plethora of wide receiver talent on their roster so it is not surprising that the team would proceed cautiously with Washington.

August 18, 2020 09:40 PM
Steelers' James Washington: Dealing with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Tomlin called Washington "day-to-day" due to a minor undisclosed injury, Gerry Dulac and Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.

Washington wasn't in pads at Monday's practice and was limited Tuesday, but his injury isn't considered serious. It wouldn't surprised if the Steelers continue to exercise caution with the third-year wide receiver until he can handle a full allotment of drills.

August 7, 2020 10:44 AM
Steelers' James Washington: Returns from COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Steelers activated Washington from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Brooke Pryor of reports.

Washington is back on the active roster with plenty of time to spare before the Steelers start padded practices in mid-August. The third-year pro profiles as the top deep threat in an offense with plenty of receiving weapons, hoping to build on a 2019 campaign in which he averaged 3.8 catches for 63.8 yards and 0.33 TDs across nine games in November and December.

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1Mon 09/14@ NYGW 26-1623417.0211
2Sun 09/20vs DENW 26-213227.3100
3Sun 09/27vs HOUW 28-215367.2150
5Sun 10/11vs PHIW 38-293258.3120
6Sun 10/18vs CLEW 38-746817.0281
7Sun 10/25@ TENW 27-2400-00
8Sun 11/01@ BALW 28-2400-00
9Sun 11/08@ DALW 24-1911717.0171
10Sun 11/15vs CINW 36-1023015.0160
11Sun 11/22@ JACW 27-311212.0120
12Wed 12/02vs BALW 19-142199.5160
13Mon 12/07vs WASL 17-2328040.0501
14Sun 12/13@ BUFL 15-263299.7191
15Mon 12/21@ CINL 17-2700-00
16Sun 12/27vs INDW 28-2422010.0130
17Sun 01/03@ CLEL 22-2400-00
18Sun 01/10vs CLEL 37-4857214.4270
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