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WR Josh Doctson - Washington Redskins

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

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Josh Doctson was the 3rd receiver taken in the 2016 NFL draft, but many - Washington personnel executives included - saw him as the top pass catcher in the class. The 6'2", 202-pounder played in a spread offense at TCU but showed off a repertoire of routes and an aggressive attitude at the point of attack. Washington may have intended to feature Doctson immediately, a the expense of either Pierre Garcon or DeSean Jackson, but the rookie suffered an Achilles injury in the preseason and was placed on Injured Reserve after two games. Garcon and Jackson enjoyed bounce-back seasons in Doctson's absence and have left for free agent riches elsewhere. Washington needs Doctson to be the player they envisioned a season ago. With Jamison Crowder and tight end Jordan Reed already established, Doctson has to outplay free agent Terrelle Pryor in the preseason to earn a significant role; at least at the outset. Pryor is hardly a sure thing so fantasy owners should consider this Doctson's battle to lose. If it's clear he'll start the year as the #1 outside threat, Doctson becomes a compelling breakout target in the middle rounds. (August 12)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 59, 42, 44, 47, 49, 54, 55, 55, 56, 57, 57, 57, 59, 61, 67, 73, 79
WR Redraft PPR - 60, 42, 45, 48, 48, 54, 55, 56, 56, 57, 57, 58, 58, 60, 62, 68, 73, 78
WR Dynasty - 41, 33, 35, 39, 43, 53, 56
Overall Dynasty - 107, 70

Stats and Projections

2016 WAS 2 0 0 0 6 2 66 0
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 0 * * 46 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 15 0 * * 53 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 52 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 51 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 159
WR: 55
Overall-PPR: 155
WR-PPR: 56

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Latest News

Redskins | Quiet debut for Josh Doctson (Sun Aug 20, 12:11 AM) - Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (hamstring) made his preseason debut Saturday, Aug. 19, and finished with one catch for 12 yards in a 21-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers, and John Keim of believes Doctson and QB Kirk Cousins need more time to work together to develop trust.

Our View: Doctson is more of a bench stash at this point, but a worthy one with his athletic talent, the Washington offense's ability to support three wide receivers, Jordan Reed's injury history, and Terrelle Pryor's lack of experience with Cousins. It will take patience, but don't give up on Doctson early as long as he is healthy.
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Redskins | Josh Doctson may play Saturday (Thu Aug 17, 07:24 PM) - Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (hamstring) has a chance to play in the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Aug. 19, but will work out prior to the game before the team decides on his status.

Our View: Dachshund who was regarded by Washington as the top wide receiver in his draft class has to get on the field at some point because the team would like to see their first-round investment payoff. Terrelle Pryor and Jamison Crowder are both ahead of him right now, but if he can step up the three of them plus Jordan Reed could make Kirk Cousins look very good this season. That many weapons will keep his ceiling low, hence his ADP of 156 overall, and 54th wide receiver off the board.
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Redskins | Josh Doctson does some work (Wed Aug 16, 08:51 PM) - Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (hamstring) participated in some individual drills during practice Wednesday, Aug. 16, and said he is feeling good. Head coach Jay Gruden said Doctson has not been ruled out for the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Aug. 19.

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Redskins | Josh Doctson still not ready (Sun Aug 13, 09:12 PM) - Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (hamstring) is still four or five days away from returning to practice, head coach Jay Gruden said Sunday, Aug. 13.

Our View: We just want to see Doctson healthy. The talent is there for him to be a significant part of Washington's passing attack but he always seems to be banged up. Right now, we love drafting Jamison Crowder as that primary weapon at wide receiver for QB Kirk Cousins. Doctson...when merely a 'lottery ticket' pick for the end of your draft.
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Redskins | Washington to sit trio for preseason opener (Tue Aug 8, 01:48 PM) - Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder (hamstring), TE Jordan Reed (toe) and WR Josh Doctson (hamstring) will not suit up for the team's preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Aug. 10.

Our View: Washington's pass-catchers are quite banged up right now. There's no need to rush these guys onto the field when they're not a full strength in the preseason. If Reed is healthy, he can be a top-5 tight end. If Crowder is healthy, he could catch 100 passes in 2017 as a favorite target of Kirk Cousins. And then there's Josh Doctson....he could have 50 catches or so as a breakout candidate this year...if healthy. Washington will wisely be cautious here.
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