RB - FA
The Washington Football Team elevated RB Wendell Smallwood from the practice squad.
Smallwood will play in Week 13 against the Raiders as J.D. McKissic is still sidelined by a concussion. It remains to be seen if Smallwood will overtake McKissic's role, or if Antonio Gibson will be given the additional work.
The Steelers signed RB Wendell Smallwood to a one-year contract.
Smallwood joins a crowded running back crew of James Conner, Anthony McFarland, Benny Snell, and Jaylen Samuels. He'll likely serve as additional depth and is unlikely to make an impact in fantasy. The 26-year-old received just 31 touches in 15 games with Washington last season.
Washington running back Wendell Smallwood saw just four touches in Sunday's loss to the Bills, rushing two times for five yards and catching two passes for negative yardage.
Even with Chris Thompson out, Smallwood has been unable to find a consistent role in the Washington offense. He can be dropped in all formats, especially with Washington having a bye in Week 10.
Washington running back Wendell Smallwood rushed two times for nine yards and caught one pass for 11 yards in Thursday's loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Smallwood was in line for a larger role on Thursday with Chris Thompson out and Adrian Peterson suffering a sprained ankle just four days prior, but Peterson managed to play and saw the majority of the touches. Unless something changes in the coming weeks, it does not seem as if Smallwood will have a significant role in the Washington offense.
Washington running back Wendell Smallwood rushed five times for 23 yards and caught one pass for 18 yards in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.
Even with the bad weather all but eliminating the Washington passing attack, Smallwood's role was minimal on Sunday. Through seven weeks, the young running back has just 13 carries for 58 yards and four receptions for 41 yards.