Washington Signs With Patriots[the_ad id=”58837″]The New England Patriots signed wide receiver Nate Washington, formerly of the Houston Texans Thursday. Washington was very effective for Houston in 2015 considering the constant shuffling at quarterback, catching 47 passes for 658 yards and four touchdowns.
Fantasy Perspective: Fantasy owners rarely get excited about 33-year-old receiver signings in March, but this may be one to take note of. The Patriots have always been a very unconventional offense, relying heavily on their running backs and tight ends to generate offense. Even their top wide receiver threat, Julian Edelman, is more known for his yards after the catch and rarely lines up on the outside. One could arguably say the Patriots haven’t had a serious wide receiver weapon line up on the outside since Randy Moss.
Nate Washington is no spring chicken, but does give the Pat’s an outside receiver option on the perimeter. The Patriots also added Chris Hogan in free agency and seem very focused on bringing in “system guys” that offer an upgrade on the outside wide receiver spot.
With rumors the Patriots could part ways with Danny Amendola, I would expect Hogan and Washington to lineup on the outside with Julian Edelman sticking to his slot position.
Washington has been in the league for quite some time and is entering his 12th season. Considering he hasn’t had the most elite quarterback talent feeding him the ball the last 6 to 7 years really speaks about his ability to get open and make the most of what comes his way. To join a team with one of the most accurate and elite quarterbacks in the game could really speak volume for his chances for success in 2016.
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