Commanders 2023 player grades through Week 2: Offense

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Jahan Dotson - Commanders WR

  • Player Grade: B-

Pro Football Focus also rates Jahan Dotson as the No. 78 best wide receiver in the league, which is absurd. It’s true he has not had a huge breakout as some were predicting, but it has been two weeks.

He will be fine.

Curtis Samuel - Commanders WR

  • Player Grade: B+

I suspect no Washington Commanders player has benefitted from Eric Bieniemy’s arrival as much as Curtis Samuel. The offensive coordinator knows how to use explosive gadget players, and more importantly, he knows how to speed up an entire offense to get the most out of a player like the Ohio State product.

Case in point – Samuel has only run the ball twice through two weeks, but he has doubled his average gain from last season. That tells its own story.

Dyami Brown - Commanders WR

  • Player Grade: C+

Dyami Brown has carved out a spot for himself as the No. 4 wide receiver. It might not sound like much, but that is a step up from previous seasons.

He looks more confident this season, but he will need to produce a splash play here and there to become anything more than a supporting player. Thankfully, his connection with Sam Howell looked promising in Week 2.

Logan Thomas - Commanders TE

  • Player Grade: A-

Logan Thomas’ touchdown catch – while getting head-hunted – against the Denver Broncos may be the season’s splashiest play thus far. His break-up of a would-be interception a few minutes earlier, may be the season’s most important.

He is tough, talented and smart and the offense is much better when Thomas is on the field. Hopefuly, the tight end can get out of concussion protocol quickly.