Nate Washington Fantasy News

Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 9:55am

PFT - [Full Article]

Tom Curran of CSN New England reports that veteran wide receiver Nate Washington has been cut.

Washington signed with the Patriots in March and was part of what coach Bill Belichick called “probably as good” a competition for roster spots at the position as the team has had during Belichick’s tenure. Washington never made his way to the front of that competition, catching one pass for eight yards in two preseason outings, and will now have to find another team if he’s going to play a 12th NFL season.

Pats Beat: Team's WR5 hardest spot to fill

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 12:23pm

MassLive.com - [Full Article]

The hardest spot to fill on the roster? The No. 5 receiver position behind Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan and rookie Malcolm Mitchell.

A case can be made for Keshawn Martin (who signed a contract extension in January), Aaron Dobson (who is healthy), Chris Harper or DeAndre Carter. Or even Nate Washington.

Fantasy Impact:

The author didn't really say his opinion on who could emerge in that spot, but did say Carter and Harper can be placed on the practice squad while Dobson and Martin cannot. The author did say Carter is in the Edelman/Amendola mold which could provide some insurance since both are currently hurt.

Belichick: WR competition as good as it's been

Monday, August 1, 2016, 6:20pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Patriots signed wide receivers Chris Hogan and Nate Washington as free agents this offseason and drafted two more wideouts in April, giving the team a variety of options to go with their holdovers from last year’s team.

We’re still in the early stages of camp, but coach Bill Belichick likes how the competition is coming together. Belichick said on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan that he thinks the battle for spots on the 53-man roster will be as or more heated than any other in his time with the team.

“I think our competition at receiver is good, it’s probably as good as it’s been since I’ve been here,” Belichick said.

Fantasy Impact:

Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola would seem to be secure in their roles at the top of the depth chart and Hogan seems a good bet to join them. If that’s the case, Washington, fourth-rounder Malcolm Mitchell, Keshawn Martin and the others would be trying to provide other skills to add to the mix. Don't forget, the team acquired Martellus Bennett to pair with Rob Gronkowski at TE and they plan to use a lot of two-TE sets.

Patriots to sign WR Nate Washington

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 5:00pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

The Patriots are signing former Texans and Titans WR Nate Washington.

Fantasy Impact:

Washington is turning 33 in August. He averaged 3.4 catches for 47 yards in 14 games last season with the Texans. It's not inconceivable that he wins the starting job on the outside, but he'll have to beat out Chris Hogan, whom the team prioritized in free agency.

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Texans WR Nate Washington (hip, probable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 18. The probable tag means that Washington is all but certain to face the Chiefs. His presence limits the upside of Cecil Shorts and Jaelen Strong.

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:15pm

Texans WR Nate Washington (hip) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Washington was unable to play through the hip injury last week, so he seems iffy for Saturday’s game against the Chiefs despite the return to practice.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6:16pm

Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) took limited practice reps Wednesday. With Nate Washington iffy, Shorts’ availability will be key. If both players are out, Jaelen Strong would be a Sneaky Start as the likely starter opposite DeAndre Hopkins. Strong should play quite a bit if either Washington or Shorts is sidelined.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6:16pm

Texans WR Nate Washington (hip) did not practice Wednesday. Washington was unable to play through the hip injury last week, so he seems iffy for Saturday’s game against the Chiefs.

Sunday, January 3, 2016, 7:10pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Texans wideout Nate Washington suffered a hip injury against the Jaguars and left the win early.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17. Nate Washington is a Sneaky Start with Shorts out.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Shorts has been ruled out for Week 17. Nate Washington has averaged 5.3-81-1.3 (on 9.0 targets per game) in the three games that Shorts has missed.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. Shorts has been ruled out, so Nate Washington becomes a Sneaky Start. In the two games that Shorts missed earlier in the year, Washington posted 9-127-2 (against the Dolphins) and 4-74-1 (against the Titans). Jaelen Strong will also see more snaps.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Texans WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Shorts has been ruled out, so Nate Washington becomes a Sneaky Start. In the two games that Shorts missed earlier in the year, Washington posted 9-127-2 (against the Dolphins) and 4-74-1 (against the Titans). Jaelen Strong will also see more snaps.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Texans WR Nate Washington (hip, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 12. Washington is good to go to face the Saints. It's a nice matchup, so Washington and Cecil Shorts are both Sneaky Starts.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm

Texans WR Nate Washington (hip) practiced fully Wednesday. Washington should be fine to play in a great matchup with the Saints.

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