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Football Team TE Ricky Seals-Jones (hip) is listed as doubtful ahead of Monday night's Week 12 game vs the Seattle Seahawks. (Source: Washington Football Team)

Fantasy Impact: Seals-Jones has performed admirably at times this season as a replacement for injured teammate TE Logan Thomas. Fortunately, the latter is set to return this week after landing on IR with a hamstring injury in Week 4. The absence of Seals-Jones leaves John Bates as the other healthy TE of note on the roster, but only Thomas should be considered as a fantasy option.

Category: Injury Updates


Football Team WR Curtis Samuel (groin) is listed as questionable ahead of Monday night's game vs the Seattle Seahawks. (Source: Washington Football Team)

Fantasy Impact: In a not-so-shocking turn of events, Samuel's groin injury that has limited him to two games played this season leaves his status for primetime action on Monday in question. Even if he is able to suit up, Samuel is not worth the risk in your fantasy football lineups. Should Samuel not play, a small uptick in production for WR DeAndre Carter, a player who has scored in three consecutive games, is possible.

Category: Injury Updates


Football Team RB Antonio Gibson (shin) does not carry an injury designation and will be active for Monday night's game vs the Seattle Seahawks. (Source: Washington Football Team)

Fantasy Impact: This is great news for the second-year back after practicing in a limited fashion all week. Gibson is best viewed as a reliable RB2 option in a positive matchup against a Seattle defense that is fourth in fantasy points allowed to the RB position.

Category: Injury Updates


For the second consecutive day, Washington wide receiver Adam Humphries was limited during Friday's practice. (Source: WashingtonFootball.com)

Fantasy Impact: Humphries has been a solid member of the Football Team's receiving core this season, catching 23 passes for 255 yards while filling in for players like Curtis Samuel or Dyami Brown.

Category: Injury Updates


J.D. McKissic was limited at practice on Friday. (Source: John Keim on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Antonio Gibson (shin) was limited as well. They both remain on track to play on Monday against Seattle. McKissic should be viewed as nothing more than a very desperate flex play in PPR leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Washington tight end Logan Thomas was a participant in Wednesday's practice. (Source: John Keim on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas looked to be a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. He has been sidelined since Week 4 with a hamstring injury. Washington designated their tight end to return from short-term I.R. and expects him to play on Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks. Thomas will be a TE1 option when he returns to the lineup.

Category: Injury Updates


Washington kicker Joey Slye made both of his field goal attempts and all three of his extra point tries in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Slye has now made all five of his field goal attempts and all five of his extra point tries since joining the Washington Football team two weeks ago.

Category: Game Recaps


The Washington Football Team D/ST allowed 21 points on 297 total yards while recording one sack and not forcing any turnovers in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: The Washington Football Team D/ST now has just one sack over their last two games, and their pass rush will be without Chase Young for the rest of the season. They face off against a struggling Seattle offense next week.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington running back Jaret Patterson rushed seven times for 23 yards in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Patterson continues to fill a reserve role and provides little value to fantasy managers at this time.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington tight end John Bates caught all three of his targets for 23 yards in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Bates was called upon with Ricky Seals-Jones ruled out and Logan Thomas still on injured reserve, and he'll return to a reserve role once either of those two is ready to return, which could be as soon as Week 12.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington wide receiver DeAndre Carter caught two of his three targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Carter has now scored a touchdown in three straight games and continues to take advantage of the opportunities provided by Curtis Samuel's absence.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin caught five of his seven targets for 103 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's win over the Carolina Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: McLaurin found the end zone and topped 100 yards receiving for the first time since Week 7 against the Packers and for the fourth time overall this season. His production has been inconsistent with quarterback Taylor Heinicke at the helm, but his overall numbers (54 receptions, 735 yards, five touchdowns) are solid.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington Taylor Heinicke completed 16 of his 22 pass attempts for 206 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions in Sunday's win over the Panthers. He also rushed six times for 29 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Heinicke's three touchdown passes are his most since Week 4 when he tossed three touchdowns against the Falcons in Atlanta. The veteran quarterback has had an up-and-down season but is playing better over the last two weeks after throwing six interceptions in four games heading into the team's Week 9 bye week. Heinicke and Washington are scheduled to face the Seahawks at home next week.

Category: Game Recaps


Washington Football Team star defensive lineman Chase Young (knee) tore his ACL in Sunday’s win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is out for the season. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Young exited Sunday’s win early after suffering a non-contact injury to his knee. He underwent evaluation and was diagnosed with a torn ACL. This is a massive blow to a Washington defense that has underwhelmed all year. The former No. 2 overall pick will miss the remainder of the season. Young finishes the 2021 campaign with 26 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles over nine games. The 22-year-old will focus on rehab and look to fully recover for the 2022 season. James Smith-Williams should see an uptick in snaps while Young is sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates


Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has been on injured reserve since suffering a hip subluxation in Week 1, has "too long of a road back" and is unlikely to return this season, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport, NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Fitzpatrick is reportedly still dealing with swelling and pain in the hip and groin area and has been focused on treatment rather than rehab over the last several weeks. He has another MRI scheduled in a few weeks to check his progress, and it's possible at that point that he is cleared to begin working out. However, based on his current status, the belief is that he will not return to the field for Washington this season. Taylor Heinicke, who has thrown for 1,928 yards with 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions through eight games, is expected to remain the starter, while Kyle Allen will serve as the primary backup.

Category: Injury Updates


Washington Football Team OL Brandon Scherff (knee) is expected to play in Week 10. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Scherff's return may not impact your fantasy lineup directly, but if you are an Antonio Gibson fantasy manager, you are glad the talented guard is returning to the field. Gibson has struggled this season because of his shin, but it doesn't help that Scherff hasn't played since Week 4. What's more, the Football Team is 0-12 in the past three seasons in games Scherff missed. Scherff's return is a boost for all parties involved outside of the enemy defensive front seven.

Category: Injury Updates


Washington Football Team wide receiver Dyami Brown (knee) is listed as questioable for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (Source: Nicki Jhabbvala on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown missed Week 8 due to a knee injury but is trending in the right direction to suit up Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 22-year-old owns 10% of the team's target share and should see an uptick in snaps with Curtis Samuel (groin) ruled out. Brown is a boom-or-bust flex and is a dart throw at best in deep-league formats in Week 10.

Category: Injury Updates


Washington kicker Chris Blewitt made one field goal on Sunday but had two others blocked in a loss to the Broncos. He converted his only extra point try.

Fantasy Impact: Since joining Washington two weeks ago, three of Blewitt's first five field goals have been blocked. Washington has a Week 9 bye week during which they may work with Blewitt and their field goal unit on these issues or choose to bring in some competition for the young kicker.

Category: Game Recaps


Lamar Miller signs with Saints

Tue, Oct 19th 3:29pm EDT
By Brendan Tuma

The Saints signed RB Lamar Miller. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Miller was signed to the team's practice squad with Tony Jones Jr. sidelined for a month or so. Miller isn't fantasy relevant at this time.

Category: Transactions


Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins made two of his three field goal attempts and his only extra point try in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Hopkins made one field goal in the 40-49-yard range and another from more than 50 yards out while missing another 40-49-yard attempt. Through six games, Hopkins is 12-for-14 on field goal attempts and 10-for-12 on extra point tries.

Category: Game Recaps