WR Josh Doctson - Minnesota Vikings

6-2, 202Born: 12-3-1992College: TCUDrafted: Round 1, pick 2016

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He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Thu Sep 12): was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Sept. 12. He would be a candidate to return after Week 8.

General News (Wed Sep 11): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

Week 2: at Green Bay Packers

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. It was expected that a healthy Dalvin Cook would lead to a heavier focus on the run for this Vikings offense, but only 10 pass attempts from Kirk Cousins last week was certainly an extreme shift in offensive philosophy from what was displayed last season. Cousins did not even pass for 100 yards as he simply didn't have to in last week's game, completing eight of 10 passes for 98 yards and one touchdown to Adam Thielen. While this is far from indicative of what to expect on a weekly basis, it is certainly concerning for what was once a high-volume passing offense that has now seemingly moved heavily to a run-first approach. Adam Thielen led the team in targets, for whatever that is worth, as he hauled in all three of them for 43 yards and a touchdown. Stefon Diggs was also involved with a couple of receptions. These two will continue to serve as the primary options through the air while Dalvin Cook should get a few targets per week, and Kyle Rodolph remains a low-upside red zone threat. The Packers secondary looked great in Week 1 as they took advantage of a very poor showing from Mitchell Trubisky. Their cornerbacks all played well, with Jaire Alexander leading the way. Alexander should see a mix of Thielen and Diggs this week, but both Thielen and Diggs in an offense with Kirk Cousins under center will always present much more of a threat than Allen Robinson catching passes from Trubisky. What helps the Packers is the talent they have added at safety. Adrian Amos made an immediate impact in Week 1 and should continue to serve as an impact player over the top for the Packers. Tight end Kyle Rudolph should have limited opportunities this week as he draws tough coverage from safeties Raven Greene and Darnell Savage as well. The Vikings offensive line held up relatively well against the pass rush, but rookie center Garrett Bradbury had a notably difficult time coming off the ball and should struggle against a strong Packers interior defensive line. With all that said, let's pull back from overreacting to a stellar performance against Mitchell Trubisky. The Packers defense did look great, but the Vikings present an entirely different offensive challenge that will really prove how effective this Packers defense can be.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs ATL 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2 at GB PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *
2 at GB PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *
2 at GB PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Josh Doctson's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 1 vs ATL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

The former first round pick signed with the Vikings a week ago after being cut by the Redskins. Despite having played with Kirk Cousins before, the Vikings felt it best he practices another week with the offense before suiting up on Sunday. Doctson should carve out a big role with the Vikings as the team needs a reliable third receiver. The Vikings only had 4 receivers active this weekend and will need Doctson when they have to throw the ball more than 10 times in a game.


Latest News

Vikings | Josh Doctson to IR (Thu Sep 12, 11:58 AM) - Minnesota Vikings WR Josh Doctson (leg) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Sept. 12. He would be a candidate to return after Week 8.

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Vikings | Wednesday practice report for Vikings (Wed Sep 11, 06:37 PM) - Minnesota Vikings OG Pat Elflein (knee) and CB Mackensie Alexander (elbow) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11. TE Tyler Conklin (ribs), CB Mike Hughes (knee), LB Anthony Barr (knee), WR Josh Doctson (hamstring) and CB Mark Fields (groin) were limited during practice. DE Danielle Hunter (hamstring) and DE Everson Griffen (elbow) fully participated in practice.

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Vikings | Week 1 Minnesota Vikings inactives (Sun Sep 8, 11:33 AM) - The Minnesota Vikings have declared DL Armon Watts, CB Mike Hughes, DE Jalyn Holmes, TE Tyler Conklin, OG Dru Samia, WR Josh Doctson and OL Olisaemeka Udoh inactive for Week 1.

Our View: Doctson isn't ready to play a backup role on the outside yet. Chad Beebe is the clear #3 receiver for now.
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Vikings | Minnesota inks Josh Doctson (Mon Sep 2, 03:45 PM) - Free-agent WR Josh Doctson (Redskins) signed a one-year undisclosed contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Sept. 2.

Our View: Even though he found a new home rather quickly after being released by Washington, we don't think Doctson makes a huge impact with the Vikings. Doctson did play with Kirk Cousins in Washington, but he's buried on the depth chart behind guys like Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, Chad Beebe and Olabasi Johnson.
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