Fantasy Football: Dyami Brown Can Be a Big-Play Weapon for Washington

Brown specialized in chunk gains in college, and he should be a perimeter playmaker for Washington. What kind of 2021 numbers will he put up?

The Washington Football Team needed to add some offensive playmakers this offseason, and they've done just that. After signing receivers Curtis Samuel and Adam Humphries in free agency, Washington landed wideout Dyami Brown with the 82nd pick in the third round.

Brown was a big-play maven at North Carolina, averaging at least 20.0 yards per catch in each of his final two campaigns, which puts him in the 94th percentile for college yards per reception, according to PlayerProfiler. He had a 1,000-yard campaign in both 2020 and 2019, scoring 20 total touchdowns in that time.

What will Brown do in Washington?

Player Comparisons

numberFire's JJ Zachariason and Jim Sannes break down Brown's profile, and JJ gives his top comparison.

Brandon Gdula's draft database has found these 10 prior prospects to have the most similar statistical profiles to Brown. Keep in mind that these are based not on play style or traits but age, athleticism, draft equity, experience, efficiency, and production.

Dyami Brown Profile Comparisons Similarity
Will Fuller 89.7%
Tylan Wallace 88.3%
Jerry Jeudy 88.2%
Courtney Roby 88.0%
Vincent Brown 87.1%
Calvin Ridley 86.8%
Paul Richardson 86.6%
Diontae Johnson 86.3%
Mario Manningham 86.3%
Nate Burleson 86.0%

Gdula's Take: There are some big hits in the top eight in Brown's comparison list, and he's entering the NFL with 85th-percentile receiving efficiency and an early breakout age, which helps quell some concerns about the lighter frame.

Brown's 2021 Fantasy Football Projection

Zachariason's initial projections for Brown include 32 catches, 412 yards and 2.3 touchdowns, making him the PPR WR93 for the season.

While the rookie-year projection isn't all that fun, Brown's profile indicates he can have a good NFL career. His fantasy-football outlook would get a boost if Washington can get better quarterback play.

On FanDuel Sportsbook, Washington is listed at +5000 to win the Super Bowl and +270 to take the NFC East, and they have a win total projection of 8.5 -- with -150 on the under -- on FOX Bet.