James Washington is “getting better everyday.” At least that’s what Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger says about his newest weapon. Washington comes from a very pass-friendly offense at Oklahoma State where fellow teammate Mason Rudolph held the reigns. Since being drafted, Washington has impressed everybody from his quarterback to his head coach, Mike Tomlin. Back in June, Tomlin was quoted as saying he was impressed with how great of shape Washington was in. Washington has all the upside you want rookies to have and he fits into the old ‘Martavis Bryant role’ like a glove.
Washington really made his presence felt at the expense of the Packers in their Week 2 preseason matchup. His stat line reflects how he sweats upside and has major big play opportunity with the surrounding talent around him. Washington caught five of the seven passes thrown his way for 114 yards and two touchdowns. That stat line brings back flashes of Bryant’s heyday before the wheels fell off the bus. With an ADP around 209, you’re practically stealing since you can claim Washington off of waivers. Now is definitely the time to put him on your ‘Penny Stock’ radar while the sheep are still sleeping on Washington. His stock is on the rise and I have full confidence in that trend continuing.