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Projecting Washington Football Team skill position depth chart and fantasy impact

Washington’s defense is going to be stout, but can Ryan Fitzpatrick keep the offensive magic alive?

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The good news is that the Washington Football team won the NFC East. The not so good news is that they had a losing record at 7-9. New head coach Ron Rivera quickly built up a strong defense, which should keep them in games, but with so many questions at quarterback, the offense should continue to be inconsistent.

Quarterback

  1. Ryan Fitzpatrick
  2. Taylor Heinicke
  3. Kyle Allen

Running back

  1. Antonio Gibson
  2. J.D. McKissic
  3. Peyton Barber
  4. Lamar Miller

Wide receiver

  1. Terry McLaurin
  2. Curtis Samuel
  3. Adam Humphries
  4. Dyami Brown
  5. Cam Sims
  6. Steven Sims

Tight end

  1. Logan Thomas
  2. John Bates
  3. Temarrick Hemingway
  4. Tyrone Swoopes

Biggest offseason changes

The biggest offseason move for Washington was bringing in Ryan Fitzpatrick to lead the way. Backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke showed well at the end of the season, so we could see him get another chance this year, but QB1 should be Fitzpatrick’s job.

Washington also brought in wide receiver Curtis Samuel, who still has plenty of upside as a playmaker, but Terry McLaurin will remain the no-doubt WR1.

Biggest questions for fantasy football

Fitzpatrick has played some of his best ball late in his career, with his time starting in Miami last season consisting of some of his best numbers ever. He still throws too many interceptions and will drive Rivera bonkers, but he should help the offensive players around him. That includes McLaurin and Logan Thomas. Both have a good shot at reaching their upside with Fitzpatrick throwing them the ball.

Antonio Gibson will remain the lead back while J.D. McKissic showed his worth as the receiving back. Gibson will need to win more work in the passing game to reach his fantasy potential and he should have a shot at upping his 36 receptions from last season.