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WR Josh Doctson - Washington Redskins

6-2, 202Born: 12-3-1992College: TCUDrafted: Round 1, pick 22

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Week 15: vs Arizona Cardinals

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FBG says: Tough matchup. Kirk Cousins had his worst game of the season last week as he finished with season lows of 151 yards and a 55.6% completion rate. This was a tough matchup though as the Chargers have been playing very well against the pass. Leading up to that game, Cousins had passed for 220 or more yards in all but one game this season. Cousins ranks fifth in fantasy points among quarterbacks as he has been having a very solid season. Cousins spread the ball around last week as all of his receiving options struggled from a fantasy perspective. Jamison Crowder has been his most reliable option as he had surpassed 65 receiving yards in five straight games leading up to last week's 34-yard outing. Vernon Davis contributed for the first time in a couple weeks as he led the team in targets and scored the only Redskins receiving touchdown, his second of the season. Davis had not been a big part of the game plan in the previous two weeks, but he was a big focus of Cousins' last week and was even targeted on a few deep balls that barely missed. The Cardinals looked good against a struggling Titans offense last week. This secondary has been playing much better in recent weeks and has been one of the most consistent playmaking units in the league. Despite only 13 interceptions on the season, the Cardinals have at least one interception in all but two games this season. Patrick Peterson has been a shut-down cornerback for most of the season and should match up on Jamison Crowder since he is the top target for the Redskins. Tramon Williams on the other side has had his challenges this season, but he had an amazing game last week allowing just three receptions with one broken up pass and an interception. While Cousins may put up some yards, his upside should be limited in this matchup.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
11 at NO 60 0 0 0 7 4 81 0 0 8.1
12 vs NYG 71 0 0 0 4 2 28 1 0 8.8
13 at DAL 60 0 0 0 5 3 26 1 0 8.6
14 at LAC 46 0 0 0 6 3 34 0 0 3.4
15 vs ARI PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 3 * * * *
15 vs ARI PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 3 * * * *
15 vs ARI PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 3 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 14 vs LAC (6 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)

Josh Doctson had another quiet day in the passing game. He recorded three receptions for thirty-four yards but never made much of an impact. Josh had an opportunity for a long touchdown but once again Kirk failed to connect with him. He also had zero targets in the red zone as Washington didn't have many opportunities inside the twenty-yard line.

2017 Week 13 vs DAL (5 / 3 / 26 / 1 rec)

Josh Doctson only had three receptions in this game, but caught one of the two touchdowns for Washington. Josh had less than thirty yards but once again showed his red zone prowess. Kirk targeted Josh on a few shots downfield but was unable to connect. Kirk must find a way to get Josh more involved as he has great ability to high point the ball. He has a great catch radius as well but Kirk seems to still have trouble getting him going.

2017 Week 12 vs NYG (4 / 2 / 28 / 1 rec)

Josh Doctson only had two receptions in this game, but he was targeted five times. It has been an inconsistent target share over the last few weeks for Josh as he has become more involved in the Washington pass game. Kirk tried to find him deep for a forty-yard touchdown but it was nearly intercepted in double coverage. However, as Josh has become the go-to receiver in touchdowns needing situations he delivered once again. With five minutes left in the fourth quarter, Kirk found Josh on a corner route in the endzone for the game winning touchdown. Kirk has been inconsistent throwing the ball deep all year so that has had an effect on Josh's production in Washington's offense.

2017 Week 11 vs NO (7 / 4 / 81 / 0 rec)

Josh Doctson finally had a mini breakout today. With the injury starting to pile up it is forcing Washington to use him more often. He had a fast start as Kirk went to him early and tried to get him in a rhythm. He had four catches in this game and totaled eighty-one yards but was only targeted twice after halftime. The Saints gave him more attention in coverage and occasionally rolled a safety over the top to prevent the deep shots. Even with the added attention it was still bizarre to see him so quiet in the second half. Today was still an encouraging sign for Josh as the season winds down.

2017 Week 10 vs MIN (7 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)

Josh Doctson is still struggling to become the playmaker Washington craves in this offense. He had four receptions and didn't even eclipse the fifty-yard mark. However, he did drop a thirty-five yard 'would be' touchdown that would have certainly made for a more productive day. He didn't find many opportunities in this game as the Vikings secondary has been elite all year.

2017 Week 9 vs SEA (5 / 3 / 59 / 0 rec)

Josh Doctson has been promoted to a full-time role but it still hasn't led to the type of production Washington is looking for from him. However, today he recorded three catches and saved his best for last. Josh outran the defensive back up the sideline to haul in what turned out to be the game winning reception. Washington must take more deep shots to Josh because he has proven that he does well high pointing deep balls with his size and athleticism. He almost scored the game winning touchdown on a thirty-eight yard pass, but he was ruled down at the one yard line.

2017 Week 8 vs DAL (3 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)

Josh Doctson only recorded one catch and it went for a one yard touchdown as the game winded down. He has been promoted to a full-time receiver taking over for Pryor but the production has not blossomed as of yet.

2017 Week 7 vs PHI (5 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)

Josh Doctson had three receptions for this game although none would be considered impactful. However, his snap count went up and his targets are steadily increasing. Jay Gruden says his role will expand and today was an indicator that this will happen.

2017 Week 6 vs SF (3 / 1 / 11 / 1 rec)

Josh Doctson lone reception came on a red zone touchdown in the first quarter. Kirk is continuing to build trust in Josh as he steadily tries to find him for scoring opportunities. Once Josh proves he can stay healthy and on the field the targets will rise. Therefore, he should gradually be more involved moving forward. He is still rotating at receiver with Ryan Grant.

2017 Week 4 vs KC (3 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)

Josh Doctson was on the field more plays this week as they try to ease him back into the offense. He recorded just two catches but his potential biggest play went incomplete. Kirk went to him at the end of the game on third down for a touchdown but he couldn't hold onto the pass. He initially caught it at the high point but when he hit the ground he couldn't complete the catch. Kirk recognizes his ability to beat man coverage and going to him with the game on the line shows that. He will have more opportunities and his role will continue to grow in Washington's offense.

2017 Week 3 vs OAK (2 / 1 / 52 / 1 rec)

Josh Doctson finally made his presence felt today as he scored a touchdown on his lone reception. It was the most spectacular play of the night as he went up to high point a catch down the sideline that could have easily been intercepted. If he can stay healthy he can be a game changer in the Washington offense. His catch radius and athleticism is severely needed for an offense that can't count on Jordan Reed to be available on a weekly basis.

2017 Week 1 vs PHI (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Josh Doctson did not record a catch as he continues to work his way back to full strength.

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Latest News

Redskins | Josh Doctson finds end zone (Fri Dec 1, 01:40 AM) - Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson had three receptions, 26 yards and a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13.

Our View: Doctson has tons of ability, but it isn't translating to big fantasy numbers. He is still scoring consistently, keeping him in the WR3/Flex consideration zone going forward. Next week against the Chargers will be a much tougher matchup, so we might go away from him except in very deep leagues.
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