Nate Washington | Tennessee Titans | WR
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2012 Fantasy Football Outlook: It’s hard to deny the talent Kenny Britt has but two things have been problematic in his career to this point and they are off the field problems and health. While Britt got off to a hot start last season, his ACL tear opened the door for veteran Nate Washington to step up and be the main option in the passing game.
Washington didn’t disappoint going for 74 receptions and over 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns.
Fast-forward to last night’s preseason action and it was clear to see the chemistry Washington had with Matt Hasselbeck. Washington ran good routes and snatched the football with ease while shielding of defenders.
While Kendall Wright will be an electric playmaker in this offense, it is Washington that we should look to as the top target in the Titans passing game.
Passing will be a big part of the Titans offense and if Chris Johnson continues to play the way he did last year (and last night) this team will have no choice but to win through the air. Maybe I’m a little bullish on Washington, but I’ve moved him up to 30th overall in my recent rankings.
Going 39th receiver off the board (pick 10.06) in recent ADP trends, you should land Washington as a backup but he can perform as a low end starter. If Britt continues to have issues and fails to fully recover from his knee problems, Washington could expand on his respectable numbers from a year ago.
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Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auction Values
To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for Nate Washington here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
While Nate Washington has provided help in the Titans passing game he’s failed to become a consistent presence for fantasy football leagues. Now, the team is going into flux with their quarterback situation and Washington is probably not going to find fantasy rosters unless the Titans get hot for a stretch, in the second half of the season.
Update 8/2011 - With the signing of veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, Washington will have a stable veteran in the offense. I still view Washington as an un-draftable option, unless Kenny Britt should land a lengthy suspension from the league for his minor off the field law issues. That probably won’t happen so view Washington as a waiver wire pickup for bye weeks, at best.
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Nate Washington looked like he was ready for a sneaky productive fantasy season during the preseason. At that time, rookie Kenny Britt looked lost at times and Washington seemed to fit perfect in what the Titans did on offense. By seasons end, Washington was a quiet disappointment on my radar, and I’m not sure if he will ever be a strong, full season fantasy option. If Gage or Britt should go down for an extended period than Washington would make for an interesting waiver pickup.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Nate Washington posted career highs in receptions and touchdowns in his first year with the Titans. Overall Washington was a player fantasy owners could use in a pinch but wasn’t productive enough to start regularly.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Washington is already projected to be one of the starting receivers for the Titans this year as Justin Gage and Kenny Britt will battle for the other spot. Unless Britt has a setback, I fully expect him to win the job, and eventually he will be the teams top receiver to have for fantasy.
Still, Washington can be a productive little receiver for you to stash on your roster in deep leagues. Even though he probably won’t come close to 1,000 yards receiving, he did post six touchdowns last year and the Titans like to call his number inside the twenty.
Look to Washington as a player you can start on a bye week fill in but don’t count on him for more than that, unless he takes on more in the offense.
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