James Washington

James Washington

Height: 6' Weight: 205 lbsCollege: Oklahoma StateDrafted: #60 (2nd Rd. by Pittsburgh)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
30th easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #254
Best / Worst #139 / #268
ADP #259


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It's almost as if everyone forgot that Martavis Bryant was traded and that Washington is going to start immediately, unless the Steelers drafted him to sit behind Darrius Heyward-Bey (they didn't). Yeah, he's a rookie, as was his teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster last year. Did we also forget about Bryant's 549 yards and eight touchdowns as a rookie, too? Washington's best attribute is adjusting, separating, and hauling in the deep ball, something Ben Roethlisberger is known for. He may not be an every-week fantasy starter, but he's going to have some big weeks.

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James Washington 'has a chance to be better than Martavis Bryant'

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Ron Cook observed Steelers' OTAs and minicamp practices and thinks that second-round rookie wide receiver James Washington "has a chance to be better than Bryant, certainly more dependable." Adding that he initially felt that the No. 60 overall pick would have been put to better use to reinforce Pittsburgh's defense, Cook has changed his tune, writing "Washington came in for offseason workouts and wowed team officials and practice observers."

Fantasy Impact

Many draft pundits had Washington, the 2017 Fred Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's best wide receiver, as the best wideout of the 2018 draft class. The Steelers ran 731 snaps using a three-wide formation, the second-highest in the NFL last season. Washington is going to start from Day One and is a solid late-round pick in redraft leagues and worthy of first-round consideration in dynasty rookie-only drafts.

ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftWR #100WR #63WR #10031
Dynasty WR #51WR #34WR #11925
Wide Receivers#89
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Strength of Schedule
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Next Game@ CLE3rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesKC, TB, BAL4th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)OAK, NE, NO7th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--21st easiest remaining opponents