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James Washington
ADP: 31.4
Bye: 9
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 26.2
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 213
40 Time: 4.54
Speed Score: 97.50
SPARQx (Rank): 103.00 (47%)
Burst Score (Rank): 118.70 (36%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.43 (28%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 9.92 (28%)

James Washington's 2022 Projections & Outlook

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#129 Wide Receiver

52.6 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
31.4 27.4 383.8 2.4 1 0.1

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Basic StatsJames Washington's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Washington signed a 1-year deal with the Cowboys for $1,187,500, two days after free agency opened.
  • That followed 4 years in Pittsburgh after the Steelers drafted him in Round 2 in 2018.
  • Washington topped out at 80 targets, 44 receptions and 735 yards in 2019. His 55% catch rate and 2.9 receptions per game that season remain career highs as well.
  • Washington hasn’t reached 2 receptions per game in any other season.
  • His average depth of target has fallen 3 straight years. According to Pro Football Reference, those numbers have been: 16.8, 15.8, 12.5, 11.7.
  • Ben Roethlisberger’s average target depth declined over the same span. (He missed nearly all of 2019.)
  • Last year’s Cowboys collectively ranked 13th in average target depth.
  • Tolbert lands in an offense that has shed WRs Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson from last year. Those 2 combined for 25.5% target share and 34% of targeted air yards.
  • Michael Gallup re-signed for big money, but is coming off a Jan. 2 ACL tear.
  • The Cowboys drafted WR Jalen Tolbert in Round 3.


Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Washington figures to battle Jalen Tolbert for the #3 WR gig. If Michael Gallup isn’t ready – or is limited – early in the year because of his ACL recovery, there could be room for both in that range. Washington has given no reason for us to believe in him so far in the NFL. But the opportunity available puts him in late-round fantasy consideration.

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Simi Fehoko, WR DAL

10:35pm EDT 6/2/22

Fehoko benefiting from teammate injuries

Cowboys WRs Simi Fehoko and T.J. Vasher have gotten a "ton of work" with Dak Prescott this week, thanks to James Washington and Jalen Tolbert being sidelined, according to David Helman of the team website. Helman added that he saw Fehoko "make 2-3 nice snags." It's assumed that Washington and Tolbert will run ahead of Fehoko and Vasher when healthy, but Tolbert was a 3rd-round pick and Washington signed a small 1-year deal. We're betting on Tolbert and Washington being more relevant as well, but neither is guaranteed a starting role. We'll be watching to see how the WR corps sorts out behind CeeDee Lamb.

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Cowboys WR James Washington had a walking boot on his left foot at team OTAs Wednesday, according to multiple reports. The team refused to reveal Washington's specific injury, but Pro Football Talk says multiple outlets point to tendinitis. Washington called it "nothing serious, more precautionary" afterward, according to SI.com. The wideout added that he expects to be back soon. With Michael Gallup coming of an ACL tear, we'll be interested to track Washington's status leading up to training camp. There figure to be some early-season targets available in Dallas.

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Jon Machota of The Athletic believes rookie WR Jalen Tolbert “should be able to immediately compete for a starting spot.” That, of course, would be the WR3 job behind CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup, who’s recovering from a January ACL tear. Consider him questionable for Week 1 right now. As for Tolbert, the words of VP of Player Personnel Will McClay speak volumes about the team’s interest. "Tolbert can play multiple spots,” McClay said. “He’s got size, he’s extremely intelligent and the type of player you want to grow in that room. The upside is there because he’s an NFL style receiver, body style, size, ability to find space to be able to play inside and outside, so that versatility made him very attractive to us.” Tolbert’s main competition will come from former Steeler James Washington, who signed just a 1-year deal worth ~$1.2 million.

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The Cowboys added South Alabama WR Jalen Tolbert in the 3rd round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Tolbert was just a 2-star recruit out of high school and didn’t win a starting job until his 3rd year at South Alabama. He led that 2019 squad with 6 receiving TDs and ranked 2nd with 521 receiving yards. 2020 brought a true breakout: 64 catches for 1,085 yards and 8 TDs. Tolbert accounted for 40% of South Alabama’s receiving yards and 44% of the TDs that year. He was even more productive as a redshirt senior this past season, posting an 82-1,474-8 line. Only 5 WRs in the country tallied more receiving yards. Tolbert ranked 18th among 251 qualifying WRs in Pro Football Focus’ 2021 receiving grades. The 6’1, 194-pounder is at his best working deep. He has good-not-great speed (4.49-second 40 time) and is an excellent ball tracker with sticky hands. Tolbert is already 23 years old and faced lower-level college competition, though, so the ceiling feels capped. He likely maxes out as a field-stretching #2 or #3 WR as a pro. He’ll compete for the #3 WR job with James Washington in Dallas.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that former Steelers WR James Washington is signing a 1-year deal with the Cowboys. Washington averaged just 28.5 receptions across 4 seasons in Pittsburgh. That he apparently couldn't find more on the open market means we shouldn't count on a 2022 breakout. But he lands in an intriguing spot. Dallas has already shed Amari Cooper (trade) and Cedrick Wilson (free agency) this offseason. The Cowboys re-signed Michael Gallup, but we'll see whether his Jan. 2 ACL tear allows him to start the season on time. Washington has been primarily undrafted in early best-ball drafts. As long as he doesn't leap up in ADP, he's an interesting late-round consideration.

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Dynasty Overview View WR Dynasty Rankings »

James Washington, WR DAL
Dynasty MVP 42.3
Position Rank #129 WR
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