WAS RB Jaret Patterson - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Jaret Patterson saw some extended playing time last week in a blowout game. He played a season-high 25% of the offensive snaps while carrying the ball nine times for 33 yards with no targets. Patterson should see even more extended playing time this week as he'll fill in for Antonio Gibson (COVID/hip) who has already been ruled as OUT. With Gibson unable to go, look for Patterson to get most of the carries while Jonathan Williams has more of a receiving role. Patterson will end up being more of an RB3 or flex option this week against the Eagles. It's a decent matchup as the Eagles have given up the 10th-most average fantasy points to running backs. But a lot of that is because Philly has given up the 3rd-most receptions to RBs. And Patterson has never seen more than one target in a game, so we wouldn't expect Washington to lean on him as a receiver.