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Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Washington DL Chase Young suffered a mild ankle sprain on Saturday against the Bucs. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rapoport adds that the ankle would've been "uncomfortable" this week had Washington won, but it isn't expected to be a big deal this offseason. Young looks positioned to win Defensive Rookie of the Year honors after racking up four forced fumbles and 7.5 sacks during the 2020 season.

Category: Injury Updates


Dustin Hopkins converted his lone field goal attempt and both PAT attempts to go perfect in a 31-23 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Hopkins finishes his season on a high-note but did fail to surpass an 80 percent conversion rate, missing several crucial kicks and winding up 27-of-34 on field goals throughout the 2020 season. Washington will head into its offseason assessing their areas of need, which may include a kicker or a coaching hire to revamp the special teams unit.

Category: Game Recaps


Jeremy Sprinkle hauled in his lone target for eight yards in a 31-23 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Sprinkle was not involved much in the offensive gameplan against the Bucs on Saturday, seeing just one target and converting it for eight yards in an uninspiring performance. Washington will head into its offseason with plenty of questions surrounding the offense and how to improve its scoring in the 2021 season.

Category: Game Recaps


Logan Thomas caught five of nine targets for 74 yards in a 31-23 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Thomas emerged as a viable tight end weapon for Washington throughout the 2020 season but was unable to find the end zone against the Bucs on Saturday. The veteran ends his 2020 season in Washington with over 700 yards receiving and six touchdowns and will likely continue to be the starter heading into 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


J.D. McKissic rushed twice for five yards and a touchdown in addition to catching two of three targets for eight yards in a 31-23 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: McKissic struggled to get much going on the ground or through the air, although he was afforded a goal-line opportunity early in the second quarter which he converted successfully. McKissic is likely to remain the back-up running back to Antonio Gibson heading into 2021.

Category: Game Recaps


Steven Sims Jr. caught three of four targets for 33 yards and a touchdown with a four-yard rush in a 31-23 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Sims Jr. was able to find the end zone against the Buccaneers, notching his second touchdown of the season to give Washington its only passing touchdown on Saturday. The team will prepare to head into the offseason and will need to address its receiving corps, a potential area that could be improved through the upcoming draft and free agency.

Category: Game Recaps


Cam Sims hauled in seven of thirteen targets for 104 yards in a 31-23 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: The third-year wide receiver out of Alabama lead Washington in targets (13) on Saturday and converted his opportunities into 104 receiving yards, the first time Sims broke the 100-yard mark since early November. Washington will head into the offseason and will make a decision on whether or not to retain Sims who scored just one touchdown during the 2020 season.

Category: Game Recaps


Terry McLaurin caught six of seven targets for 75 yards in a 31-23 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: McLaurin was efficient with his seven targets but was unable to find the end zone against the Buccaneers on Saturday. The second-year wide receiver is a rising star and will be a focal point of Washington's plans heading into the offseason.

Category: Game Recaps


Antonio Gibson rushed 14 times for 31 yards, including catching two of three targets for four receiving yards in a 31-23 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Gibson was stifled by the Tampa Bay run defense and was unable to provide value in the passing game, something that fantasy managers became accustomed to seeing this season. The rookie running back should continue to be the featured back and a staple in the Washington offense heading into the 2021 season.

Category: Game Recaps


Taylor Heinicke completed 26 of 44 passing attempts for 306 yards, a touchdown and an interception, including 46 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in a 31-23 loss against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Heinicke was great in his second career start, throwing under duress often and displaying his mobility on several plays, including an impressive eight-yard rushing touchdown late in the third quarter to give Washington a chance at a comeback in the fourth quarter. Heinicke might have earned himself a contract as a No. 2 option either in Washington or elsewhere heading into the 2021 season.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington QB Alex Smith (calf) is officially inactive for Saturday night's Wild Card matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith played in Week 17 to secure a win, clinching the NFC East division and the fourth seed in the conference. The calf injury Smith sustained back in Week 14 against the 49ers continues to flare up and will prevent the veteran from suiting up against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers on Saturday night. Fourth-year back up quarterback Taylor Heinicke will get his second start against the Bucs after making his debut in Week 16.

Category: Injury Updates


The Washington Football Team D/ST held the Philadelphia Eagles to 14 points on just 216 total yards while recording three sacks, intercepting two passes, and recovering one fumble in Sunday's win.

Fantasy Impact: The Washington Football Team D/ST capped off an impressive season by holding their final seven opponents to 20 or fewer points and are set to take on Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in the first round of the NFL Playoffs on Saturday.

Category: Game Recaps


Dwayne Haskins, who was just cut by the Washington Football Team, went unclaimed and cleared waivers. He is now a free agent. (Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: What a fall after being the 15th overall pick just last year. There's certainly a possibility that a team rolls the dice on him next year, but given his situation and the rumors surrounding him, his career may be over already. Haskins will hope to screw his head on straight, get in shape, and get signed before the 2021 season.

Category: Transactions


Washington has activated rookie WR Antonio Gandy-Golden (hamstring) off IR ahead of Week 16. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Washington has released Dontrelle Inman in order to make room for AGG. Gandy-Golden hasn’t played in over two months, and isn’t likely to see a ton of work in Week 16, even if Terry McLaurin doesn’t suit up.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Washington running back Peyton Barber rushed four times for five yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Fantasy Impact: Barber saw just four touches on Sunday but managed to salvage his day at least somewhat with a short touchdown run. Even if Antonio Gibson is unable to return in Week 16, Barber is not someone fantasy managers can rely on in the fantasy playoffs.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington WR Isaiah Wright caught one pass for nine yards and had one pass attempt that went incomplete in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Wright is just another name on the list of Washington WRs not named Terry McLaurin. He's scored less than five combined fantasy points in the last four games the Football Team has played and should not be rostered at this time.

Category: Game Recaps


The Washington Football Team has elevated rookie RB Javon Leake off the practice squad onto the 53-man roster ahead of Week 14’s game vs. the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: The former Maryland product was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Giants in the Summer, but was released ahead of the regular season. He latched on with Washington in November, and now gets a shot on Sunday with Antonio Gibson nursing a turf toe injury. Peyton Barber and J.D. McKissic will likely see the bulk of the snaps at running back, but maybe the team works Leake in there as well.

Category: Transactions


Washington wide receiver Dontrelle Inman played just 10 offensive snaps and was not targeted in Monday's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Fantasy Impact: Inman now has just one catch for 15 yards over his last two games since returning from a hamstring injury and does not appear to be a significant part of the team's plans on offense right now.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington defensive end Ryan Anderson has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Dallas Cowboys. (Source: Matthew Paras on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Anderson has been sidelined since Week 10 with a knee injury and is set to miss Thursday's contest against the Cowboys. He has not made much of an impact from an IDP perspective but is still a solid rotational asset for Washington. His absence should mean increased snaps for Ryan Kerrigan.

Category: Injury Updates


Washington safety Deshazor Everett has been ruled out for Week 12's contest against the Dallas Cowboys. (Source: Matthew Paras on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Deshazor had an IDP breakout game in Week 9 but fell victim to an ankle injury that has sidelined him since Week 10. Troy Apke is expected to take his place as a starter for the second straight week.

Category: Injury Updates