Nate Washington, WR, Patriots
2015 Outlook:Last updated on Dec-13-2015 by Shawn Childs
Week 14 DFS Update (12/13): Washington has four straight short games (2/32, 2/13, 3/43, and 6/44). He has three TDs and two 100-yard receiving games. His upside comes when the Texans needs to chase on the scoreboard. The two starting outside CBs have played well in New England, which makes Washington a weak play even if the Patriots double Hopkins all day long.
Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): Washington has 11 catches for 162 yards and a TD on 21 targets in his last four games. He has two 100-yard receiving games and three TDs in eight games played. He is expected to draw CB Ronald Darby in coverage who ranks as one of the better CBs in 2015. Sneaky player at times if game score invite more targets. Only a gamble in this tough matchup.
UPDATE (11/21): Washington stepped up in a major way while teammate Cecil Shorts was sidelined. In those two games he caught 13 passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns. Unfortunately, his numbers are pretty awful otherwise. Shorts returned to action last week and Washington caught two passes 32 yards. That's not far off his usual output when the WR corps is healthy. Unless there is another injury, Washington is nothing more than a desperation flex option for the remainder of the season.
Nate, who is entering his 11th season, was brought in to provide veteran WR depth. His skill set and opportunity have been on the decline over the past three years. Washington's only Fantasy-relevant season came in 2011 as he caught 74 of 121 targets for 1,023 yards and seven TDs. Last year with the Titans, Nate recorded at least 10 Fantasy points in only five games. This year, he'll compete for the No. 3 WR gig in Houston and has no real Fantasy value.
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