Washington Football Team Depth Chart
- NFC East
- FedEx Field
- Head Coach
- Ron Rivera
- Offensive Coordinator
- Scott Turner
- Defensive Coordinator
- Jack Del Rio
- Special Teams Coach
- Nate Kaczor
- Defensive Scheme
The Washington Football Team worked out free-agent running backs Ryquell Armstead and D'Onta Foreman on Monday. Washington currently has Antonio Gibson, J.D. McKissic and rookie Jaret Patterson on the active roster at the running position, so they're just likely updating their emergency list at running back. Armstead sat out in 2020 while with the Jacksonville Jaguars due to COVID-19, and he was claimed off waivers by the New York Giants this offseason before being waived. The 24-year-old had 35 carries for 108 yards with the Jags in his rookie season in 2019. Foreman was released by the Atlanta Falcons earlier this month. A third-round pick in 2017, he had 22 carries for 95 yards in six games with the Tennessee Titans last year.
Washington Football Team kicker Dustin Hopkins made all three of his field goals Thursday night against the New York Giants, one of which was the game-winner. Hopkins made them from 49 yards, 37 yards, and 43 yards while converting all three extra-point attempts. The 30-year-old proved that he can be a viable streaming option for fantasy managers, as the Washington offense will have to settle for some field goals with Taylor Heinicke under center.
Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas caught five passes for 45 yards on Thursday night in the 30-29 win over the New York Giants. Thomas finished with just 39 yards last week, so he could be a touchdown-dependent tight end moving forward if his yardage total stays similar to the past two games. Seven targets is a good sign for his usage, especially considering how shallow the tight end position is. Ricky Seals-Jones found the endzone in this game, which is obviously frustrating for anyone who started Thomas. The good sign is the offense seems that it will be just fine with Taylor Heinicke as the starting quarterback, as he racked up 336 passing yards. Going forward, the 30-year-old remains a mid-to-low end TE1 for fantasy managers and should be started on a weekly basis because of his secure role in the offense.
Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke finished with 336 passing yards and two passing touchdowns in Thursday night's 30-29 win over the New York Giants. The dual-threat didn't rely too much on his rushing ability in this game, as he only had six rushing yards on four attempts. Heinicke has proven to be a viable option at quarterback as he replaces Ryan Fitzpatrick for the next six to eight weeks, and he is potentially playing himself onto the fantasy radar as well. The 28-year-old should be rostered in two-QB leagues and can potentially be relied upon as a starting option. In more conventional fantasy formats, Heinicke can be rostered as a QB2, but should only be started in deep leagues for now.
Washington Football Team running back J.D. McKissic had an impressive performance in Week 2, finishing with five receptions for 83 receiving yards and four carries for 10 rushing yards and a touchdown. From his Week 1 usage, it didn't seem like he would be as big of a factor as he was last year, but on Thursday night he showed he was still able to be a contributor in the Washington offense. Nonetheless, too much stock shouldn't be put into this performance because it was a short week for Washington and Antonio Gibson was nursing a shoulder injury leading up to game day. Going forward, McKissic is worth a bench spot because if anything happens to Gibson, he would step into a significant role. Even after an impressive performance, he shouldn't be inserted into starting lineups anytime soon.