The Washington Football Team continues to undergo a rebranding of its team name and logo, but the roster hopes to compete for another NFC East title. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick leads the offense this time around, hoping to elevate it with his gunslinging style. WR Terry McLaurin has emerged as one of the league’s premier young talents, but who will star alongside him for the Football Team?
Curtis Samuel and Adam Humphries are listed as the starters along with McLaurin on the team’s depth chart, while Brown is McLaurin’s backup. Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic notes how much work Samuel is getting as the team nears the regular season, saying the receiver is building up to the beginning of the campaign. He’s more of a gadget player than a true boundary receiver, but Samuel is the favorite to be the No. 2 guy.
Fantasy football implications
Samuel has had some injuries in the past, so having Humphries and Brown on the bench if you roster Samuel might not be a bad idea. Fantasy owners will be happy about Fitzpatrick’s style when it relates to fantasy football, but McLaurin is clearly the top offensive option in the passing game. Washington will get creative using Samuel, but is it enough to merit a starting spot in standard leagues? He’s a good starting option in deeper leagues with multiple flex spots, but might be worth only a bench spot otherwise.