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.
Held to 20 yards
WRWashington Redskins
October 15, 2018
Doctson caught three of six targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 23-17 win over Carolina.
ANALYSIS
Doctson returned from a one-game absence caused by a heel injury to lead all Redskins wideouts in both targets and snaps (84 percent). His consistent playing time still isn't translating into production, with Doctson catching just eight of 19 targets for 68 yards on 247 snaps this season. Washington will play host to the Cowboys in Week 7.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    247
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
31
0
2017
756
0
2018
247
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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Active Sunday
WRWashington Redskins
October 14, 2018
Doctson (heel) is listed as active Sunday against the Panthers.
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May be game-time call
WRWashington Redskins
Heel
October 12, 2018
Doctson (heel) is listed as questionable and being treated as a game-time decision Sunday against the Panthers, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Limited Wednesday
WRWashington Redskins
Heel
October 10, 2018
Doctson (heel) was a limited participant at Wednesday's walk-through practice.
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Expected back in Week 6
WRWashington Redskins
Heel
October 9, 2018
Coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday that he anticipates Doctson (heel) will play Week 6 against the Panthers, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
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Inactive Week 5
WRWashington Redskins
Heel
October 8, 2018
Doctson (heel) is inactive for Monday's contest at New Orleans.
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