RB Wendell Smallwood - Washington Redskins

5-10, 208Born: 1-20-1994College: West VirginiaDrafted: Round 5, pick 2016

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General News (Wed Nov 13): did not practice on Wednesday (he was excused).

Week 11: vs New York Jets

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FBG says: Bad matchup. Since interim head coach Bill Callahan took over, the Washington Redskins have transitioned to a much more run-heavy offense than they were under Jay Gruden. Adrian Peterson's usage in the offense has spiked since Callahan took over, carrying the ball nearly 19 times per game while playing over 60-percent of offensive snaps each week. Running behind one of the NFL's weakest offensive lines, Peterson's 96 rushing yards per game over the last 4 outings comes as a bit of a surprise. This weekend, the Redskins face off with one of the NFL's best run defenses, but that should not deter Bill Callahan from attempting to establish the run early on against the New York Jets. Adrian Peterson should continue to receive significant volume on the ground, but this weekend his efficiency numbers are likely to take a dip against a top-flight defensive front. Through the first nine games of the 2019 season, the New York Jets' defense ranks first in the NFL, allowing only 3.0 yards per carry. Just last weekend, they held Saquon Barkley to exactly 1 rushing yard on 13 carries. On the season, the Jets have allowed only 1 100-yard rusher, which came in a week 5 upset of the Dallas Cowboys when Ezekiel Elliott mustered 105 yards on 28 carries behind the Cowboys' top-ranked offensive line. Folorunso Fatukasi's 2019 campaign has been one of the most unexpected breakouts in the NFL. Fatukasi, a 2018 6th-round draft pick, grades as one of the league's strongest run-stopping defensive linemen this season. Behind him, the Jets field two of the league's premier run-stopping safeties. Marcus Maye and Jamal Adams both have a nose for the football in run-support, and their presence around the line of scrimmage is critical to defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' run defense. Adrian Peterson and the Washington Redskins' rushing game is in for a long day at the office this weekend when they take on the league's top-ranked run defense.

Recent Stats and Projections

7 vs SF 17 5 23 0 1 1.0 18 0 0 4.1
8 at MIN 12 2 9 0 2 1.0 11 0 0 2
9 at BUF 18 2 5 0 3 2.0 -2 0 0 0.3
11 vs NYJ PROJ-Dodds * 2 * * 1.7 * * * *
11 vs NYJ PROJ-Tremblay * 2 * * 2.1 * * * *
11 vs NYJ PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 2.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Wendell Smallwood's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 9 vs BUF (2 / 5 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / -2 / 0 rec)

Wendell Smallwood had two carries and two receptions versus Buffalo.  He didn't make much of a contribution and only came in to relieve Adrian a few plays.

2019 Week 8 vs MIN (2 / 9 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

Wendell Smallwood had a total of three touches in this game.  Other than a first down catch, he did not contribute in this game.

2019 Week 7 vs SF (5 / 23 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)

Wendell Smallwood only received five carries in this game as he only came in to give Adrian a break.  He averaged almost five yards a carry with his opportunities, so he was effective.  He caught a screen pass that went for eighteen yards as well.  Ultimately, he wasn't a major part of the gameplan.

2019 Week 6 vs MIA (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Wendell Smallwood received one carry in relief for Adrian but was otherwise a nonfactor.

2019 Week 2 vs DAL (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

Wendell Smallwood received one carry in today's game. He was activated today as Derrius Guice was put on IR.


Latest News

Redskins | Washington's injury report for Week 11 (Fri Nov 15, 03:21 PM) - Washington Redskins DL Tim Settle (hamstring), WR Paul Richardson (hamstring) and RB Chris Thompson (toe) were held out of practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 11 against the New York Jets. TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was limited in practice all week and has also been ruled out. S Deshazor Everett (ankle) and S Montae Nicholson (ankle) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and are listed as questionable. CB Josh Norman (hamstring) and RB Adrian Peterson (toe) fully participated in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. RB Wendell Smallwood (non-injury) was not given a practice designation for a second straight day but has also been removed from the injury report.

Our View: Richardson being out should allow Kelvin Harmon and Steven Sims to get extended looks against a weak Jets secondary.
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Redskins | Wednesday practice report for Redskins (Wed Nov 13, 07:59 PM) - Washington Redskins DT Tim Settle (hamstring) and RB Wendell Smallwood (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13. S Deshazor Everett (ankle), S Montae Nicholson (ankle) and CB Josh Norman (hamstring) were limited during practice.

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Redskins | Wendell Smallwood held to three total yards (Sun Nov 3, 04:27 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Wendell Smallwood rushed for five yards on two carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 9. He also caught two passes for minus two yards.

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