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RB DeAndre Washington - Oakland Raiders

5-8, 204Born: 2-22-1993College: Texas TechDrafted: Round 5

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Week 12: vs Denver Broncos

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FBG says: Bad matchup. Marshawn Lynch on a yards per carry basis has been good this year as he is averaging 4.0 yards per carry, the question remains for the Raiders is why are you not giving him the ball more than what he is seeing the ball. Since week one where they came out and gave Lynch the ball 18 times, he has just seen the ball an average of 9.9 times per game. This is a big reason why the Raiders are 27th in terms of rushing yards this season as they have only run the ball 214 times which is the worst in the league while the next closest team has run it 222 times. To put this into context New England who rates as the 16th team in terms of rush attempts has run the ball 270 times, so the Raiders just are not running the ball this season. Matt Bitonti still has this offensive line as a top five offensive line this season, so they have the talent the play calling just is not there. The Broncos have been very good against the run this season as they have allowed the second-fewest yards per attempt this season at just 3.3 yards per carry and have also held opponents to the sixth-fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs on the year. This is a team that when they have had faults throughout the year it has been to pass-catching running backs as New England had two receiving touchdowns two weeks ago one to Rex Burkhead the other to James White. On the season, the Broncos have only allowed one running back to go over 55 yards rushing and that was Orleans Darkwa. Oakland Passing Offense

Recent Stats and Projections

8 at BUF 32 6 26 0 10 8 62 1 1 13.8
9 at MIA 9 4 16 0 1 1 -2 0 0 1.4
11 vs NE 24 3 7 0 3 2 12 0 0 1.9
12 vs DEN PROJ-Dodds * 3 * * 2 * * * *
12 vs DEN PROJ-Tremblay * 3 * * 2 * * * *
12 vs DEN PROJ-Bloom * 3 * * 2 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 11 vs NE (3 / 7 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

Washington split the backup role three ways with Jalen Richard and Jamize Olawale. He was the least effective of the trio. He was clothes lined and brought down for a loss on a carry between the tackles. Washington was one of many Raiders to drop a pass when he took his eye off of the ball too early and had it bounce off of his chest.

2017 Week 9 vs MIA (4 / 16 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -2 / 0 rec)

Washington played just 14% of the snaps and wasn't able to get anything going. He was the second back into the game and received a red zone target (getting hit immediately) but with Washington splitting snaps with Richard behind Lynch, there aren't going to be enough touches available for Washington to make an impact.

2017 Week 8 vs BUF (6 / 26 / 0 rush, 10 / 8 / 62 / 1 rec)

Washington led the Raiders backs with 32 snaps (49%), easily a career-high. While he had a solid fantasy game, Washington did nearly all of his damage against prevent defense at the end of the first half and in garbage time at the end of the game. He was having a quiet first half but picked up some solid gains in the hurry-up offense in the final two minutes before halftime. Then, he made a game-changing mistake. With just 32 seconds left in the half, he caught a short pass over the middle, turned up field and took a bit hit. The ball popped into the air and straight into the hands of a Bills defender who returned the fumble for a touchdown. Washington caught a 4-yard touchdown pass over the middle after a nifty combination of crossing routes by the wide receivers opened up the middle of the field. Washington notched 4 catches and 40 receiving yards in a meaningless drive in the final minutes of the game against prevent defense.

2017 Week 7 vs KC (9 / 33 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 7 / 0 rec)

Washington split snaps equally with Jalen Richard after Marshawn Lynch was ejected midway through the second quarter. Washington ran hard, showing underrated power and physicality for a smaller back. He carried two defenders on his back for a few extra yards on a 5-yard gain. Washington consistently finished his runs with power and balance to gain a couple extra yards at the end. The highlight was an amazing 4-yard touchdown run. Washington took a big hit from a linebacker at the 3-yard line, somehow kept his balance and then powered through a hit from another defender at the 1-yard line. Look for Washington to get the goal line opportunities next week if Lynch's suspension holds.

2017 Week 6 vs LAC (3 / -8 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Washington was the third back into the game and didn't see action until the second quarter. He had no chance on his first carry. Corey Liuget sprinted through the line untouched and dropped Washington for a 6-yard loss. He had no running room on any of his carries. He did make a man miss to pick up a 9-yard gain on a short pass over the middle.

2017 Week 4 vs DEN (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Washington had a very quiet day, touching the ball just once for a short gain.

2017 Week 3 vs WAS (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 24 / 0 rec)

Washington did nothing until extreme garbage time in the final minute of the game. He caught three short dump offs over the middle from Carr in the final two minutes of the game with the Raiders backed up deep and down three scores. Aside from the garbage time drive at the end of the game, Washington touched the ball just three times for a total of five yards.

2017 Week 2 vs NYJ (6 / 20 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)

While his fellow backups each ripped off long touchdown runs, Washington had a relatively quiet day. He did almost find the end zone in the first quarter though. He caught a third-down pass and accelerated down the right sideline, diving for the pylon. His nine-yard gain came up just a yard shy of the end zone and set the Raiders up for their first score of the game. Only Lynch (13) had more backfield touches than Washington (9).

2017 Week 1 vs TEN (3 / 4 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)

Washington was the first back off the bench and took over for the third drive. After a few snaps, he gave way to Jalen Richard. Any hope that Washington had created some separation and earned the role of primary backup to Lynch was quickly dashed however. Richard rotated in after a few snaps and the touches were again split evenly between the pair. As long as the two are splitting touches, neither will have any fantasy value. Washington's biggest play came in the two-minute offense before halftime. He faked like he was going to pick up the blitzes then pirouetted and slipped out to catch a screen pass, turned up field and picked up 13 yards.


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