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Nate Washington | Wide Receiver

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/28/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 183
College: Tiffin
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Nate Washington caught 3-of-4 targets for 43 yards in Houston's Week 12 win over the Saints.
The Texans' passing attack didn't take off as expected as shootout conditions failed to develop with the crumbling Saints. Washington will be a WR5 dart throw against the Bills in Week 13. Nov 29 - 5:30 PM

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Nate Washington (hip) is listed as probable for Week 12 against the Saints.

He practiced in full on Friday. Washington has seen his workload evaporate since Cecil Shorts' return from a hamstring injury. Fortunately he has a nice matchup this week against a hapless Saints secondary.
Nov 27 - 3:48 PM

Nate Washington caught two of six passes for 13 yards in the Texans' Week 11 win over the Jets.

Washington was pretty useless on Sunday. He dropped an easy catch in the second quarter but was bailed out by a holding penalty. Washington also let a throw sail by him that he could have caught if he had simply turned around to look for it. Washington has caught just four of 11 targets for 45 yards in two games since Cecil Shorts made his return from a hamstring injury. He’ll be a WR4 against New Orleans next week.
Nov 22 - 5:49 PM

Nate Washington caught 2-of-5 targets for 32 yards in the Texans' Week 10 win over the Bengals on Monday night.

Washington and Cecil Shorts cancelled each other out with both of them on the field and healthy together for the first time in weeks behind alpha-male No. 1 receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Washington caught a 19-yard pass down the seam for his biggest play. He'll be a WR4 next week against the Jets.
Nov 17 - 12:36 AM

Nate Washington (hip) is probable for Week 10.

Washington was limited Thursday, but practiced in full the last two days. His targets will take a hit with Cecil Shorts (probable, hamstring) returning. Washington isn't more than a low-end WR3/FLEX.
Nov 14 - 2:34 PM

Nate Washington (hip) practiced in full Friday.

He should be all systems go Monday night. Washington's value will take a hit with Cecil Shorts (hamstring) expected to return, but he is still the better fantasy option of the two.
Nov 13 - 4:22 PM

Nate Washington (hip) was limited at Thursday's practice.

The Texans don't play the Bengals until Monday night, which should give Washington plenty of time to recover. He's scored three touchdowns over his last two games but those both came with Cecil Shorts (hamstring) out of the lineup. Shorts is expected to return this week.
Nov 12 - 3:25 PM

Nate Washington caught 4-of-6 targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' Week 8 win over the Titans.

Playing against his former team, Washington managed to score on a 42-yard touchdown. He was otherwise a distant second in line for targets behind DeAndre Hopkins. Washington isn't a must hold with the Texans on bye next week. Cecil Shorts (hamstring) has a chance to return in Week 10.
Nov 1 - 5:04 PM

Nate Washington caught 9-of-16 targets for 127 yards and two touchdowns in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Dolphins.

This was all garbage time-fueled, as Washington's touchdowns came late in the second half after the Dolphins jumped out to a 41-0 lead. Miami was simply sitting on its hands playing prevent defense, so don't read too much into this stat line, as Washington is a distant second in line for targets behind DeAndre Hopkins. Washington will have big weeks, but his floor is zero. The Texans will probably have to throw the ball a ton with Arian Foster (Achilles') likely done for the year. Washington gets to face his old Titans teammates in Week 8.
Oct 25 - 5:15 PM

Nate Washington (hamstring) is practicing in full for Week 7.

With Cecil Shorts (hamstring) out, Washington will likely return and be inserted as the No. 2 receiver this week against the Dolphins. Treat him as a WR4/5.
Oct 21 - 3:26 PM

Texans declared WR Nate Washington, S Quintin Demps, LB Brian Peters, OG Xavier Su'a-Filo, OLB Jadeveon Clowney, DL Jeoffrey Pagan and OG Greg Mancz inactive for Week 6 against the Jaguars.

With Washington out, Cecil Shorts should see plenty of targets against his former team. John Simon will start for Clowney, who is dealing with a sprained ankle.
Oct 18 - 11:51 AM

Nate Washington (hamstring) is listed as out for Week 6.

Cecil Shorts will be the Texans' No. 2 receiver against the Jaguars.
Oct 16 - 2:47 PM

Nate Washington (hamstring) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Washington hasn't practiced since hurting his hamstring in Week 4. He's a long shot to suit up Sunday against Jacksonville. Expect another big workload for DeAndre Hopkins, who leads the NFL in both receiving yards and targets.
Oct 15 - 1:29 PM

Nate Washington (hamstring) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

Washington is looking like he'll miss Week 6 against the Jaguars. He was initially injured Week 4. Rookies Keith Mumphery and Jaelen Strong will pick up extra snaps, even if Cecil Shorts (shoulder) is active against the Jaguars.
Oct 14 - 1:39 PM

Nate Washington (hamstring) and Cecil Shorts (shoulder) have been ruled out for Thursday night's Week 5 game against the Colts.

Rookie Keith Mumphery is expected to get the start opposite DeAndre Hopkins, while fellow rookies Jaelen Strong and Chandler Worthy will likely be active after being inactive the first month of the season. If the Texans fall behind big to the Colts, which is a real possibility, Mumphery could realistically see 8-10 targets.
Oct 7 - 3:45 PM

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QB1Brian Hoyer
2T.J. Yates
3Brandon Weeden
RB1Alfred Blue
2Chris Polk
3Jonathan Grimes
GLB1Alfred Blue
2Chris Polk
3RB1Jonathan Grimes
2Alfred Blue
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11DeAndre Hopkins
2Nate Washington
WR21Cecil Shorts
2Jaelen Strong
3Keith Mumphery
WR31Nate Washington
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
LT1Duane Brown
2Kendall Lamm
3Oday Aboushi
LG1Xavier Su'a-Filo
C1Ben Jones
RG1Brandon Brooks
RT1Derek Newton
2Chris Clark
K1Nick Novak