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September 14, 2020 10:12 AM
Football Team's Steven Sims: Plays 83 percent of snaps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims caught each of his three targets for 50 yards in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Eagles, playing 83 percent of snaps on offense.

Sims also took five punt returns for 17 yards and lined up as the deep man for kickoffs (all of which were touchbacks). His target total may have been disappointing, but the playing time and efficiency suggests he's the clear No. 2 receiver behind Terry McLaurin. Meanwhile, Dontrelle Inman caught two of five targets for 21 yards, handling 51 percent snap share.

September 8, 2020 03:32 PM
Football Team's Steven Sims: Starting at WR, KR, PR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims is listed as a starter at wide receiver, kick returner and punt returner on Washington's initial 2020 depth chart.

It sounds like the second-year pro will be busy in a Week 1 matchup with the Eagles. After putting up 259 receiving yards and four touchdowns over the final month of his rookie campaign, Sims never faced a serious challenge for a starting job in 2020, with reports out of training camp suggesting he could even see more snaps on the perimeter this year. Sims still figures to play a lot of slot in three-wide formations, but the key for fantasy value could be whether or not he stays on the field as an outside receiver in two-wide sets. He should be valuable in return yardage leagues, and he even has a shot to establish mainstream fantasy value, potentially serving as the No. 2 option in Washington's passing game.

July 29, 2020 04:44 PM
Football Team's Steven Sims: Could see work outside
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims could get a look in the "Z" receiver spot under new Washington offensive coordinator Scott Turner, Mark Bullock of The Athletic reports.

Listed at 5-foot-10 and 176 pounds, Sims operated as a slot specialist last year, coming on strong at the end of his rookie campaign with 230 yards and four scores over the final four weeks. He's undersized even by slot standards, but he flashed some speed on a 65-yard touchdown run and a 91-yard kick return. With Kelvin Harmon (knee) out for the season and Washington otherwise lacking in wideout options across from Terry McLaurin, there may be an opportunity for Sims to capture the Z role Curtis Samuel handled in Turner's Carolina offense last year. Samuel finished 34th in the NFL in targets (104) and tied for 11th in air yards (1,520), but he was limited to 6.0 yards per target, the sixth-worst mark among qualified wide receivers. Sims was actually third-to-last at 5.5 YPT, with a 7.1 average depth of target (aDOT) and 60.7 percent catch rate. Even if the perimeter role doesn't pan out, Sims should have the edge over Trey Quinn for slot snaps.

April 27, 2020 03:00 PM
Redskins' Steven Sims: Facing competition for slot snaps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims will be joined by 2020 draft picks Antonio Gibson (third round) and Antonio Gandy-Golden (fourth round) in the Washington offense, John Keim of reports.

Gibson, in particular, could emerge as a threat to Sims, who went undrafted out of Kansas last year but emerged as a slot regular by the end of his rookie season. Gibson offers similar speed (4.39 40) in a much larger body (6-0, 228), and he split time between the slot and backfield at Memphis. On the other hand, Gibson didn't get significant playing time until his senior campaign, so Sims should have an advantage when it comes to route running and the mental aspect of the game. Meanwhile, Gandy-Golden figures to battle Kelvin Harmon for perimeter reps across from locked-in No. 1 receiver Terry McLaurin.

December 30, 2019 12:40 AM
Redskins' Steven Sims Jr.: Finds end zone again in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims caught five of eight targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 47-16 loss to the Cowboys.

He also lost six yards on one carry. Sims began the season as a return man and gadget player on offense, with his lone impact play in the first half of the year coming on a 65-yard end-around for a score against the Patriots in Week 5, but as injuries thinned the receiver ranks for Washington, the undrafted rookie got a chance to show he is a capable route runner as well. Sims hauled in 23 of 40 targets for 259 yards and four TDs over his last five games, and he also added a 91-yard kickoff return touchdown in Week 12. Terry McLaurin (concussion) remains the team's No. 1 WR heading into 2020, and Washington's eventual new head coach may want to bolster the depth of the position group in the draft or via free agency, but Sims seems to have done enough to earn a prominent role in the offense next year.

December 22, 2019 08:32 PM
Redskins' Steven Sims Jr.: Scores two TDs vs. Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims caught six of 10 targets for 64 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 41-35 loss to the Giants. He also carried two times for nine yards.

Sims led the team in targets while adding receiving touchdowns in the first and third quarters. He hadn't received more than four targets in any game prior to Week 14, but he's been thrown to 28 times over the last three weeks while hauling in 15 of those targets and scoring three touchdowns. Sims is clearly carving out a prominent role in the offense and will look to finish the season off on a high note next Sunday against the Cowboys.

December 15, 2019 05:12 PM
Redskins' Steven Sims: Gets first receiving score
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims caught five of 11 targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-27 loss to Philadelphia.

Sims scored his first career receiving touchdown from five yards out in the second quarter, but he also had a critical drop on a deep ball with the game tied in the fourth. The Redskins challenged the play for possible defensive pass interference, but their challenge came up empty. With his role expanding down the stretch, a deep-league flier on Sims could end up paying off against the vulnerable Giants secondary in Week 16.

December 13, 2019 01:44 PM
Redskins' Steven Sims: Set for key role again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Offensive coordinator Kevin O'Connell said Friday that he wants Sims to get the ball more, Craig Hoffman of 106.7 The Fan Washington reports.

The undrafted rookie replaced Trey Quinn (concussion) as Washington's primary slot receiver in last week's 20-15 loss to Green Bay, catching four of seven targets for 40 yards while playing a season-high 71 percent of the offensive snaps. Quinn has been ruled out again for Sunday's game against the Eagles, leaving Sims with another nice opportunity to see regular playing time.

December 8, 2019 10:48 PM
Redskins' Steven Sims: Four grabs in spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims secured four of seven targets for 40 yards in the Redskins' 20-15 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Sims drew the start for Trey Quinn (concussion) in Sunday's contest and finished second on the team in receptions and receiving yards. The undrafted rookie has mainly been given opportunities as a kick returner this season, but his encouraging effort on offense Sunday could help him carve out additional snaps from scrimmage during the Redskins' three remaining games.

December 6, 2019 07:04 PM
Redskins' Steven Sims: Primed for first NFL start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims is expected to replace Trey Quinn (concussion) as Washington's top slot receiver Sunday in Green Bay, Kyle Stackpole of the Redskins' official site reports.

Sims filled in after Quinn suffered the concussion early in last week's 29-21 win over the Panthers, ultimately catching three of four targets for 29 yards while playing 58 percent of the offensive snaps. The undrafted rookie isn't a great bet for more than three or four targets, but he has shown some explosiveness with a 65-yard rushing touchdown (Week 5) and a 91-yard kick return score (Week 12). Given how little Quinn has done this year, it isn't out the question for Sims to take the No. 3 receiver job on a more permanent basis.

December 2, 2019 11:44 AM
Redskins' Steven Sims: Fills in for injured Quinn
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims caught three of four targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 29-21 win over the Panthers.

The undrafted rookie played a season-high 58 percent of snaps on offense, filling in as the No. 3 receiver after Trey Quinn suffered a concussion in the first half. Sims had a kick return touchdown the previous week and a 65-yard rushing score earlier in the year, so any contributions he makes as a pass catcher might be seen as a bonus. He should get another look in the No. 3 role if Quinn is inactive for Week 14's game at Green Bay.

November 24, 2019 11:24 PM
Redskins' Steven Sims: Finds end zone on special teams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims had a 91-yard kickoff return touchdown in Sunday's 19-16 win over the Lions.

Sims also drew two targets but finished without a catch. He's hauled in 11 of 16 targets for just 51 yards on the season, but he at least has shown some big-play ability in other facets, with the kick-return touchdown Sunday and a 66-yard rushing score earlier in the year. Paul Richardson's hamstring injury could open up a few extra snaps for Sims in Week 13 at Carolina.

November 17, 2019 09:56 PM
Redskins' Steven Sims: Sees four targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims caught two of four targets for six yards in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Jets.

With Paul Richardson (hamstring) inactive, Sims and Kelvin Harmon both got some extra work. It was Harmon who took advantage with a 5-53-0 receiving line, leading the team in both catches and targets (six). Sims figures to work as the No. 4 wide receiver if Richardson isn't back for Week 12 against Detroit.

November 6, 2019 10:28 AM
Redskins' Steven Sims: Reels in catch in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims caught his only target for a 12-yard gain during Sunday's 24-9 loss to Buffalo.

Coming off a career-high four touches in Week 7, Sims was targeted just once in Dwayne Haskins' debut start. The rookie receiver has made some nifty plays as a runner, particularly his 65-yard touchdown in Week 5, but Sims is only averaging 5.0 yards per catch on nine receptions this season. Fans can probably continue to expect a learning curve down the stretch for Haskins and, to a lesser extent, Sims, as they grow more comfortable in their first season. The good news is that the Jets' 24th-ranked pass defense awaits after Washington's Week 10 bye.

October 24, 2019 07:04 PM
Redskins' Steven Sims: Active versus Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims (toe) is active for Thursday's game against the Vikings, Andrew Groover of NFL Network reports.

Sims was initially listed as questionable for Week 8, but he's successfully managed to shake his toe issue. The 22-year-old figures to do most of his damage as Washington's top kick returner, though he'll also serve as a depth receiving option.

October 23, 2019 05:04 PM
Redskins' Steven Sims: Questionable for TNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims (toe) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Vikings.

Sims was able to practice in a limited fashion Tuesday and Wednesday, but he's still in danger of missing the first game of his career. The Kansas University product has only been targeted nine times in seven games, and Kelvin Harmon figures to bump into the No. 4 wideout role if Sims can't go.

October 23, 2019 05:04 PM
Redskins' Steven Sims: Upgraded Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims (toe) logged limited practice during Tuesday's session.

Sims was estimated to be a non-participant for Monday's session but, as evidenced by this news, seems to be progressing nicely from injury. The 22-year-old is coming off three receptions for five yards last week and still has a chance to suit up in Thursday's clash against Minnesota. If he can't go, Wendell Smallwood would likely take over kick return duties, and Kelvin Harmon would bump up the depth chart at receiver.

October 21, 2019 06:16 PM
Redskins' Steven Sims: Nursing toe injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims was estimated to be a non-participant on Monday's injury report with a toe injury, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Sims had three receptions for five yards and returned three kickoffs for 63 yards in Sunday's loss to the 49ers, but he apparently sustained the toe injury at some point. The 22-year-old will likely need to progress to limited participation in order to have a legitimate chance of suiting up Thursday against the VIkings.

October 7, 2019 01:56 PM
Redskins' Steven Sims: Takes end-around to house
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sims took his lone carry for a 65-yard touchdown and caught two of three targets for one yard in Sunday's 33-7 loss to the Patriots.

Sims provided Washington's only real highlight on offense, breaking a couple tackles to take an end-around to the house in the first quarter. He also handled a season-high 54 percent snap share, with Washington using some four-wide formations in the absence of tight ends Jordan Reed (concussion) and Vernon Davis (concussion). Sims is making a nice case for a part-time role on offense in addition to his work as a kick return specialist, and he could get a few more chances with Bill Callahan replacing Jay Gruden as head coach.

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