Josh Doctson
Josh Doctson
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Washington Redskins
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A 2016 first-round pick who missed virtually all of his rookie season, Doctson showed some glimpses last year, enough to warrant tempered optimism. His per-play numbers were poor - only 6.4 YPT - but he averaged 14.0 YPC and had two catches of 40-plus yards on 78 targets in 16 games, demonstrating his health and big-play ability. At 6-2, 206, and with 4.5 speed, Doctson has good size and merely average wheels, but he had a 41-inch vertical leap, 131-inch broad jump and 4.08-second short shuttle - all elite marks for explosiveness - at the 2016 combine, and he also has good ball skills. Accordingly, the Redskins were disappointed last year's QB, Kirk Cousins, didn't throw Doctson more 50/50 jump balls. We're not sure new QB Alex Smith is the man to take those chances, either - Smith, despite his uncharacteristic deep throwing last year, is notoriously risk-averse and loath to commit turnovers. In any event, Doctson will start opposite Paul Richardson - with Jamison Crowder in the slot - and should see a career high in targets and plenty of work in the red zone. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $10.05 million contract with the Redskins in May of 2016.
Catches four passes in loss
WRWashington Redskins
September 17, 2018
Doctson caught four of seven passes for 37 yards in Sunday's 21-9 loss to the Colts.
ANALYSIS
With the team's wideout depth wiped out by injuries, coach Jay Gruden allowed all three of Doctson, Jamison Crowder and Paul Richardson to handle snap shares above 90 percent. Regardless, the passing game once again revolved around Chris Thompson and Jordan Reed, a duo that now accounts for 54 percent of the team's catches, 47 percent of the receiving yards and both receiving touchdowns through two weeks. Doctson does get a favorable matchup Week 3 against a Packers defense that just got eaten up by Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    141
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
31
0
2017
756
0
2018
141
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other WRs)

Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   202 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.50 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.08 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   6.84 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   31.88 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.88 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   41 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   131 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   14 reps
WEAK
Washington Redskins Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Doctson's rookie year was over before it started. A sore Achilles' tendon in spring OTAs never went away, and after suiting up for two games, last year's 22nd overall pick shut it down for good. At 6-2, 202 with 4.50 40 speed, Doctson's physical skills don't jump off the page, but he's athletic -- 131-inch broad jump -- and he put up big numbers in college -- 25 TDs in his last 23 games. The environment should be more favorable in Washington for Doctson this year with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon gone and only Terrelle Pryor (and to a lesser extent Brian Quick) brought in to replace them. That means Doctson could start opposite Pryor with Jamison Crowder working out of the slot, though TE Jordan Reed, barring injury, will also have a big role. In March, Doctson declared himself healthy and proceeded to avoid the PUP list at the start of training camp.
The 22nd overall pick, Doctson is a nice combination of size (6-2, 202), speed (4.5 40), athleticism (131-inch broad jump) and college production (25 TD in his last 23 games). Assuming the Redskins don't cut Pierre Garcon – at press time they indicated they'd keep Garcon and DeSean Jackson despite drafting Doctson - it's likely they'll integrate Doctson into the offense gradually. But Jackson doesn't have the frame to be a go-to receiver, and Garcon is a borderline No. 2 at this point in his career, so Doctson could be Kirk Cousins' top target out wide by midseason. Keep in mind, tight end Jordan Reed is the team's star pass catcher, and he'll get most of the work near the end zone.
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Shut down in desert
WRWashington Redskins
September 11, 2018
Doctson caught one of three targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 24-6 win over the Cardinals.
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Quiet yet again
WRWashington Redskins
August 24, 2018
Doctson started Friday's preseason game against the Broncos, but he didn't draw any targets.
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Catches one ball Thursday
WRWashington Redskins
Shoulder
August 16, 2018
Doctson (shoulder) caught his lone target for 11 yards during Thursday's 15-13 win over the Jets in Week 2 of the preseason.
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Practices Saturday
WRWashington Redskins
Shoulder
August 11, 2018
Doctson (shoulder) participated in most of practice Saturday, Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Returns to practice
WRWashington Redskins
Shoulder
August 7, 2018
Doctson (shoulder) is taking snaps in 11-on-11 drills at Tuesday's practice, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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