WR James Washington - Pittsburgh Steelers
|6-0, 205||Born: 4-2-1996||College: Oklahoma State||Drafted: Round 2, pick 0|
2018 Week 2 vs KC (5 / 1 / 14 / 1 rec)
With Justin Hunter getting a game day inactive (coach's decision) Washington drew the start in a three wide receiver set. Washington was targeted early and often in this match-up. On the first drive alone Washington had three targets, two of them being deep. Washington was splitting time with Ryan Switzer, who saw time in the slot and also at running back. Washington's touchdown reception came on a controversial pass where Ben Roethlisberger appeared to cross the line of scrimmage before the pass left his hand. Even so, the play was ruled a touchdown on the field.
2018 Week 9 vs BAL (5 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
The Steelers are switching weekly between James Washington and Justin Hunter trying to find some level on consistency downfield. While replacing Hunter in the lineup, Washington was involved early having both of his receptions in the first half. Unfortunately, Washington disappeared in the second half and was replaced by Ryan Switzer as a more reliable target.
2018 Week 15 vs NE (4 / 3 / 65 / 0 rec)
Coming out of half-time the Steelers saw something they wanted to exploit down the field. Roethlisberger stared down Washington and Washington delivered. The ball was high, but Washington made a strong catch leaping over the defender and securing the ball before hitting the ground. Roethlisberger went right back to Washington and he didn't disappoint. Washington caught the ball on a simple hitch and made a defender miss for an additional 15-yards after the catch. Similar to Eli Rogers, Washington was making plays, but he quickly became irrelevant and saw only one other target for the rest of the game.
2018 Week 17 vs CIN (3 / 3 / 64 / 0 rec)
A bulk of Washington's production came on one play in the third quarter. On first down Ben Roethlisberger pump faked and James Washington was able to get a step on his defender on a fly route down the field. The pass was perfectly dropped into Washington's hands for a 47-yard gain late in the game.