RB Wendell Smallwood - Washington Redskins
|5-10, 208||Born: 1-20-1994||College: West Virginia||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2016|
Week 14: at Green Bay Packers
FBG says: Good matchup. The Redskins under Bill Callahan appear to be a reinvigorated team that is relying heavily on the running game to help rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins develop in the NFL. The Redskins celebrated the return of Derius Guice this past week as Guice was dominant, rushing for 129 yards on just ten carries while Adrian Peterson added 99 yards on 13 carries. All told, this is an offensive line and running game that has been much better in the second half of the season since they seem to have accepted that Trent Williams was not returning as the same five offensive linemen have played together every game this year. That will be tested this week as right tackle Morgan Moses left last week early with a back injury, but Moses has come out and said that he will play this week. Expect the Redskins to continue to rely on the run splitting the carries between Peterson and Guice to control the game for much of the rest of the season. When Peterson is finding room to run, he has been dominant over the last seven games as he has rushed for 75 yards or more in five of those contests averaging 5.5 yards-per-carry in those games that he has rushed for over 75 yards. The Packers run defense on the year has been a unit that continues to struggle as they have now allowed eight running backs on the year to rush for 80 yards or more and have allowed six rushing touchdowns over the last five games. On the year, the Packers have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs as they are allowing 112 yards per game (6th-most) and 1.1 touchdowns (2nd). The issue for the Packers has been that they play primarily a Dime defense designed to stop the pass which has put immense pressure on Blake Martinez who has struggled mightily this year even with Kenny Clark and Za'Darius Smith playing strong at defensive tackle. When the Packers are in Dime, they also bring Ibraheim Campbell down to linebacker from safety which has been an issue against the run. If there is good news here it is that this week while facing a run-heavy offense, they may play more base 3-4 due to the lack of success of the Redskins passing game which should help the run defense.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Wendell Smallwood's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 11 vs NYJ (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Wendell Smallwood was exclusively used as a passing down back. He caught one pass for eleven yards while being targeted three times.
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 NewsRedskins | Derrius Guice taking over (Tue Nov 26, 09:20 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice led the team with 26 offensive snaps played Sunday, Nov. 24, against the Detroit Lions. Adrian Peterson played 20 offensive snaps while Wendell Smallwood played 16 snaps on offense. link to story
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