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Washington's 53-Man Roster Projections

NFL franchises need to cut their current roster to 53 players by September 5th at 4:00 p.m. ET.

With NFL training camps opening up, we will track 53-man roster projections for Washington from various local beat writers.

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Washington's 2021 NFL Mock Draft Roundup

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2021 NFL draft, we will update our Washington Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for Washington from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for Washington:

Pro Football Network - DiCecco (6/7)
2) Washington Redskins: Justin Fields, QB Ohio State

In this scenario, Washington tries their hand in acquiring another Ohio State quarterback to build around, this time it's the uber-athletic Fields. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound signal-caller boasts an exceptional arm, along with the ability to extend plays outside the pocket when plays break down.

Fox Sports - McIntyre (6/7)
9. Washington Redskins -- Jamie Newman, QB, Georgia transfer

A top five QB question this offseason: What happens in Washington? Ron Rivera will want his own guy, right? Casual fans are down on Haskins; in the 2nd half of the season he was solid. In the final three games: 8 TDs, 1 INT.

Walter Football (5/19)
4. Washington Redskins: Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

The Trent Williams drama finally came to a conclusion when the Redskins traded him to the 49ers. They'll need a new left tackle.

Penei Sewell was so good as a sophomore, he received a second-place Heisman vote.

Continue reading our Washington Redskins Mock Draft Roundup

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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Washington

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where Washington ranks in terms of average, best and worst in our consensus Post-Draft NFL Power Rankings:

Below you will find a post-NFL Draft roundup for Washington in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 31

Washington bookended its draft with a pair of edge rushers: Chase Young, the consensus best defensive player in the class, at No. 2 and seventh-rounder James Smith-Williams. You probably know plenty about Young by now, so we're going to recommend taking a moment to get to know Smith-Williams through this story by The Athletic's Rhiannon Walker about his work as the NFL's first "Set the Expectation" ambassador.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 32

This season, despite what they've done in the offseason, will be all about Dwayne Haskins. Does he take the next step? At least the defensive front will be nasty.

Continue reading Washington NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Washington: 2020 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for Washington in 2020.

WeekDateOpponentTime (ET) / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sept. 13vs. Philadelphia Eagles1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 2Sun., Sept. 20at Arizona Cardinals4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 3Sun., Sept. 27at Cleveland Browns1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 4Sun., Oct. 4vs. Baltimore Ravens1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 5Sun., Oct. 11vs. Los Angeles Rams1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 6Sun., Oct. 18at New York Giants1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 7Sun., Oct. 25vs. Dallas Cowboys1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 8BYE
Week 9Sun., Nov. 8vs. New York Giants1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 10Sun., Nov. 15at Detroit Lions1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 11Sun., Nov. 22vs. Cincinnati Bengals1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 12Thu., Nov. 26at Dallas Cowboys4:30 PM / Tickets
Week 13Sun., Dec. 6at Pittsburgh Steelers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 14Sun., Dec. 13at San Francisco 49ers4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 15Sun., Dec. 20vs. Seattle Seahawks1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 27vs. Carolina Panthers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Jan. 3at Philadelphia Eagles1:00 PM / Tickets

Washington has the 28th-most difficult schedule based on the record of last year's opponents (2020 NFL strength of schedule).

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Washington - 2020 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2020 NFL Draft picks selected by Washington.

RoundOverallPlayerPositionSchool
12Chase YoungDEOhio State
366Antonio GibsonWRMemphis
4108Saahdiq CharlesOTLSU
4142Antonio Gandy-GoldenWRLiberty
5156Keith IsmaelCSan Diego State
5162Khaleke HudsonLBMichigan
7216Kamren CurlSArkansas
7229James Smith-WilliamsEDGENorth Carolina State


More: Full 2020 NFL Draft Results - Washington Draft History

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Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule (SOS)

Taking an average of the fantasy football points allowed in 2019 by every team's 2020 opponents, we have an idea of how easy or difficult the upcoming schedule is for each team's position groups for the 2020 season.

Below is where Washington ranks in 2020 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule:

Pos.Avg. (Rank)Playoffs (Rank)Full SOS grids
QB16.21 (6)48.59 (25)2020 Fantasy Football QB Strength of Schedule
RB17.64 (13)59.88 (9)2020 Fantasy Football RB Strength of Schedule
WR20.81 (15)65.87 (15)2020 Fantasy Football WR Strength of Schedule
TE7.29 (6)20.9 (22)2020 Fantasy Football TE Strength of Schedule
Average = per game average allowed by 2020 opponents for Weeks 1 to 16.
Playoffs = sum of averages for opponents in Weeks 14 to 16.

MORE: Weekly breakdown of Washington Football Team Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule

Washington Football Team Fantasy Football Projections

Not only do we have fantasy football projections by positions, we have team-by-team fantasy projections as well.

Here are our projections for the Washington Football Team running backs for the 2020 NFL season:

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
Antonio Gibson139.16194.5240.9370.12.66141.99
Gibson possesses a superior combination of athleticism (4.39 forty) for his size (228 pounds) and broke tackles at a ridiculous rate (33 on 77 career touches) at Memphis. With both Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson released, the (early) third-rounder enters 2020 atop the team's fantasy depth chart at running back. Earlier this offseason, Ron Rivera said Gibson has "a skill set like Christian (McCaffrey)."
Bryce Love97.8420.51.9613.4111.20.3466.97
Rivera recently used the following adjectives to describe Love -- "multi-dimensional," "every-down back," "explosive" and "dynamic."
Peyton Barber75.22971.693.623.20.142.76
J.D. McKissic20.791.10.3128.4210.21.0738.41

MORE: See our full Washington Football Team Fantasy Football Projections

Washington Fantasy Football ADPs

When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.

As we approach the 2020 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).

Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.

The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for Washington wide receiver Terry McLaurin in 12-team standard-scoring formats.

Terry McLaurin Average Draft Position

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Washington Stats

The franchise statistical leaders for Washington are listed in the table below:

Statistical CategoryLeader
Passing YardageJoe Theismann - 25,206
Rushing YardageJohn Riggins - 7,472
Receiving YardageArt Monk - 12,026
SacksDexter Manley - 91
InterceptionsDarrell Green - 54
Coaching WinsJoe Gibbs - 154

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