News:Jesse Callier (knee) will miss the rest of the season, Seattle Times writer Bob Condotta reports.
Analysis:Jesse Callier's absence paves the way for Bishop Sankey to emerge as one of the nation's most productive runners in 2012. Sankey should be owned in all formats at this point.
News:Jesse Callier (undisclosed) likely won't play against LSU on Saturday, Seattle Times writer Bob Condotta reports.
Analysis: The injury is presumably the reason Jesse Callier didn't play against San Diego State. Bishop Sankey has the Washington running back spot to himself right now, but that won't mean much against LSU's devastating defense.
News:Jesse Callier has a nice afternoon as Washington's backup running back, racking up 81 yards and a score on the ground.
Analysis: Callier is starting to get a few more touches in support of starter Chris Polk. He was able to see a lot of playing time in this one as the Huskies got up big early.
News: Washington backup running back Jesse Callier returned to practice Wednesday. Callier had been dealing with a hamstring injury he picked up against Nebraska.
Analysis: Coach Steve Sarkisian said Callier moved around pretty well today and that the coaching staff would see how he responded Thursday and then decide his status.
News: Washington running back Johri Fogerson sat out Saturday's practice with a mild hip strain. With Chris Polk a question mark after a knee scope, and if Fogerson is hurt worse than expected, the Huskies will have only scholarship running backs Jesse Callier and freshman Bishop Sankey available.
Analysis: The initial thought is that Fogerson's sore hip isn't a big deal -- a few days rest and he should be fine.
News: With running back Chris Polk sidelined for the opener, Washington is working Jesse Callier and true frosh Bishop Sankey with the first team offense.
Analysis: Expect Callier to be the main guy in the opener, but Sankey is going to get some quality touches as well. He's quietly put together a very good camp and put himself in position to be a major contributor -- at least in the opener.
News: With Chris Polk mending, Jesse Callier is the lead back for the Washington Huskies and he's playing like it. Callier had a number of good runs during Monday's practice, including a darting blast right up the gut for a big pickup.
Analysis: Though Polk's knee procedure was simply to clean up a little mess in the knee, it's likely that he'll sit the season-opener against Eastern Washington. That means that Callier could be in line for a very big day -- unless the blowout commences quickly and it becomes a game of subs. Callier is playing well in camp and should see carries once Polk returns.
UW's Callier Earns Second-Best Ground Game Of Career
News: Callier took seven carries for 55 yards Saturday as Washington fell to Oregon 53-16 on the road in Eugene.
Analysis: Callier posted his second-best performance at the collegiate level Saturday against the Ducks, and this just one week after being held to a single yard on four carries versus Stanford. Little doubt the freshman has plenty of talent - whether or not he can push sophomore teammate Chris Polk for playing time, however, remains to be seen.
Washington's Callier Nets One Yard Rushing On Four Carries
News: Callier netted one yard rushing on four carries Saturday as Washington was shut out by Stanford 41-0 at home in Seattle.
Analysis: Washington's loss to Stanford Saturday provided Callier with the worst overall performance of his young career; keep in mind, however, that the youngster from Downey, California is merely a freshman and Washington struggled to put up 107 yards of total offense against the Cardinal.
Washington's Callier Nets 36 Yards On Eight Carries
News: Callier rushed eight times for 36 yards and grabbed three receptions for six yards Saturday as Washington fell to Arizona 44-14 on the road.
Analysis: Callier continues to take a backseat to sophomore Chris Polk out of UW's backfield, but has been doing impressive things with the minimal carries he's received thus far in his first year playing collegiate football.
Washington's Callier Finshes Win Over OSU Win 20 Yards Rushing
News: Callier finished Saturday's win 35-34 overtime win over Oregon State with five carries going for 20 yards and one reception totaling six yards.
Analysis: Chris Polk and quarterback Jake Locker continue to provide the main catalyst for Washington's offense on the ground, with the freshman averaging just 20 yards rushing in each of his last three starts.
UW's Callier Finishes Loss To ASU With 44 All-Purpose Yards
News: Callier took three carries for 20 yards and grabbed three receptions for an additional 24 yards Saturday as Washington fell to Arizona State 24-14 at home in Seattle.
Analysis: Callier has developed into more of a multi-dimensional offensive weapon over the Huskies last two contests, taking 11 carries for a combined 40 yards and six total catches for 27 yards.
UW's Callier Finishes as Huskies' Second-Best Rusher
News: Callier took 10 carries for 57 yards on Saturday as Washington lost to the visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers, 56-21.
Analysis: While starting tailback Chris Polk finished with seven more carries and a touchdown in Saturday's loss, it was his back up that ended up with a 5.7 yards-per-carry average against a tough Nebraska defense.
UW's Callier Nets 46 Yards Rushing In Home-Win Against Syracuse
News: Callier carried eight times for 46 yards Saturday as Washington defeated Syracuse 41-20 at home in Seattle.
Analysis: Callier is averaging just over 40 yards rushing per game through Washington's first two contests of 2010. While that won't interest fantasy owners much from a points perspective at this point in time, should Chris Polk go down with an injury at any point this season, Callier is proving he can be a more than adequate replacement as a ball carrier out of the Huskies backfield.
Callier Averages 20 Yards-Per-Carry in Season-Opening Loss to BYU
News: Callier carried the ball just twice in Washington's disappointing 23-17 loss on the road to Brigham Young, but garnered a total of 40 yards rushing on the day.
Analysis: Callier isn't going to be this season's Chris Polk for UW, but could see increased numbers of carries as the season moves forward - especially given that Deontae Cooper is out for the season with a torn ACL. There's currently little value for fantasy owners in anything other than keeper leagues when it comes to Callier, but watch to see how the freshman develops with further game-time experience.