WAS TE John Bates - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Even though Ricky Seals-Jones was Washington's starter for most of the year and has returned from injury, it appears the team wants to test out rookie John Bates. Bates played on 75% of the offensive snaps last week and had a productive 2-45-1 game on three targets. Bates has played at least 50% of the snaps in seven straight games, drawing a start in most of them. But he's only averaged 2.0 receptions for 28.3 yards in that span. We'd look elsewhere at tight end for Week 17.