Josh Doctson
Josh Doctson
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New York Jets
Reserve-Ex
Injury Opt Out
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Doctson has been a bust since Washington picked him in the first round of the 2016 draft. He scored six touchdowns in 2017 but has just two touchdowns in his other three campaigns, the most recent of which he spent with the Vikings and appeared in only one game. With the Jets, Doctson was in line to compete for snaps on the outside with Breshad Perriman and rookie second-rounder Denzel Mims. However, he elected to opt out of the 2020 season. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Jets in February of 2020.
Opts out of 2020 campaign
WRNew York Jets
Opt Out
August 6, 2020
Doctson has elected to opt out of the 2020 NFL season, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
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Doctson had been in line to compete for outside wide receiver snaps with Breshad Perriman and rookie second-rounder Denzel Mims. The 2016 first-rounder didn't catch a pass in his lone regular-season game with the Vikings last season.
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105.8
 
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104.6
 
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Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
202 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.50 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.08 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.84 sec
 
Vertical Jump
41.0 in
 
Broad Jump
131 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
Hand Length
9.88 in
 
Arm Length
31.88 in
 
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The Redskins' first-round pick in 2016, Doctson has been a disappointment. He missed most of his rookie year with an Achilles injury and was inefficient on two 78-target seasons thereafter. As a result, the Redskins declined to pick up the $10 million, fifth-year option on his rookie contract, removing some of their incentive to develop him further this year. At 6-2, 202, and with 4.50 40 speed, Doctson is a tall receiver with average speed, but he is an explosive athlete - 41-inch vertical leap, 131-inch broad jump and 4.08-second shuttle time. He's shown flashes of his ability on occasion - two receptions for 40-plus yards and six touchdowns in 2017 - but consistency has been lacking to say the least. After being let go by Washington during final cut-downs, Doctson will now look to carve out a role with the Vikings, but he's not looking at much volume as long as Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs remain healthy.
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.
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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Signs with Jets
WRNew York Jets
February 22, 2020
Doctson has agreed to a deal with the Jets.
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Cut loose by Vikings
WRFree Agent
November 26, 2019
The Vikings waived Doctson on Tuesday.
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Active against Denver
WRMinnesota Vikings
November 17, 2019
Doctson is active for Sunday's game against Denver and will serve as the fourth receiver, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Activated from IR
WRMinnesota Vikings
November 15, 2019
The Vikings activated Doctson (hamstring) from injured reserve Friday.
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Designated for return from IR
WRMinnesota Vikings
Hamstring
October 30, 2019
Doctson (hamstring) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday after joining the Vikings for practice.
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