WR Josh Doctson - Minnesota Vikings
|6-2, 202||Born: 12-3-1992||College: TCU||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2016|
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.
2018 Week 1 vs ARI (3 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Josh Doctson was a forgotten man in Washington's offense as he only managed one catch for eleven yards. Josh has been talked up as the primary redzone threat along with Jordan Reed, but his number wasn't called in this game. Josh's role in this offense remains unclear.
2018 Week 2 vs IND (7 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
Josh Doctson had a quiet day as he totaled four catches for less than forty yards. He managed to get 7 targets and two of those were towards the endzone. Josh has primarily been a redzone threat and if he doesn't score his days can look like this.
2018 Week 3 vs GB (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Josh Doctson failed to record a catch in this game as he was targeted 3 times. Alex tried to connect with Josh deep down the sideline for a thirty yard pass but they were unable to convert. Josh's role in the offense is highly inconsistent and he can't be trusted for redzone looks either.
2018 Week 6 vs CAR (6 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
Josh Doctson wasn't very effective in this game as he turned six targets into just twenty yards. Alex misfired a few times when targeting Josh but most of the passes were short routes. Alex took two shots downfield to Josh but they weren't able to connect. He will have to start getting more chances in the redzone in order to have more effective games.
2018 Week 7 vs DAL (6 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
Josh Doctson had one of his better games of the season as he recorded three receptions for forty-two yards. He was targeted six times but he and Alex are still having trouble connecting downfield. It was encouraging to see him more involved in the offense as Washington can really use his talents in the passing game. He wasn't targeted in the red zone which is where they'd like to get him involved the most.
2018 Week 8 vs NYG (5 / 5 / 49 / 0 rec)
Josh Doctson had his most productive game of the season for receptions and yardage. This was the most in sync he looked with Alex all year as he caught each of his five targets. Josh had three catches that were more than ten yards down field which also displayed his ability to gain separation. If he can get more consistent separation, Alex will continue to gain trust in his abilities. With the lack of talent in the receiving core Washington could really use an awakening with Josh's potential production. Washington was only in the red zone twice today so they didn't have much opportunity to use him there. Gruden has mentioned using him as a red zone threat but that hasn't come to fruition as of yet.
2018 Week 9 vs ATL (6 / 3 / 31 / 1 rec)
Josh Doctson was finally able to convert on an endzone target versus the Falcons. Alex threw a jump ball type of fade to Josh in the 2nd quarter for Washington's first touchdown of the game. Josh only had three catches on the day and was largely ineffective after his first catch. He isn't typically one of their 'go-to' guys between the 20's. However he was targeted six times and Alex did miss him on a deep attempt downfield. He also had a drop that would have resulted in a first down.
2018 Week 10 vs TB (4 / 4 / 46 / 1 rec)
Josh Doctson had his second consecutive productive outing. He had four catches for forty-six yards and a touchdown. This was the first game he caught all of his targets as well. As Washington continues to try featuring him in the redzone he caught his 2nd consecutive touchdown. Alex found Josh in the back of the endzone in the third quarter to take full control of the game. It seems he is starting to find his connection with Alex in the 2nd half of the season.
2018 Week 11 vs HOU (7 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Josh Doctson had three catches for thirty-two yards and broke his two game touchdown streak. The passing game was struggling all game as he received seven targets and unable to catch half. Josh's inability to separate in coverage makes for too many contested catches. He will now be looking to connect with his new quarterback Colt McCoy for the rest of the year.
2018 Week 12 vs DAL (10 / 6 / 66 / 0 rec)
Josh Doctson tied his highest reception total of the season with six. He also had a team high ten targets. However, it didn't add up to much production as he only added sixty-six yards for the game. Colt missed Josh on two chunk plays that could have inflated his yardage and overall production. Colt missed Josh on an endzone attempt as well. Josh's inability to gain separation in coverage is still an issue and results in target inefficiency. Considering he is a big target it was encouraging to see him more involved the last couple of weeks.
2018 Week 13 vs PHI (5 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)
Josh Doctson led all Washington receivers in yardage and targets. He only had three receptions but he made the most of them by providing chunk plays. He was able to gain separation in the Eagles below average secondary but Washington could not take advantage. Josh has been involved in the passing game much more of late.
2018 Week 14 vs NYG (5 / 4 / 84 / 0 rec)
Josh Doctson gathered most of his production with the game out of hand. He had eighty-four yards on five catches. His biggest play came on a fifty yard reception where he was tackled at the goal line. Josh wasn't much of a factor throughout the game but managed to get a few looks in the fourth quarter. The offense was stalled all game so his ability to contribute was limited.
2018 Week 15 vs JAX (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Josh Doctson did not record a catch on two targets. The Washington offense was extremely watered down and Josh didn't throw outside of the numbers much. As the offense has crumbled, Josh has struggled to find consistent production.
2018 Week 16 vs TEN (6 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Josh Doctson caught three of his six targets for thirty yards. All of Josh's catches came in the first half and struggled to contribute thereafter. Josh threw a couple of errant passes that if accurate would have gone for big plays in the second half. As an outside receiver Josh has struggled to remain a factor as the offense tends to utilize passes over the middle.
2018 Week 17 vs PHI (4 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
Doctson was the leading receiver for Washington, but the moniker meant little in the blowout loss to Philadelphia with a mere two receptions and 33 yards. Doctson made a nice play on the ball down the seam for 20 yards on his notable catch, but his other reception was buried in garbage time. Doctson had little competition on the depth chart in 2018 yet failed to carve out much production as his rookie contract trudges on as a middling former first-round draft pick.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 15 vs ARI (4 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec, 1 / -14 / 0 rush)
Josh Doctson had a quiet day in the Washington offense. He tallied two receptions but didn't get involved in the game much at all. The inability to sustain drives hurt his chances to get going in this game.
2017 Week 16 vs DEN (13 / 2 / 61 / 1 rec)
Josh Doctson only had two receptions but his forty-eight yard touchdown reception was the longest of the day. Kirk misfired on deep passes to Josh Doctson several times throughout the day. Kirk found Josh on a wide open touchdown reception when he beat the blitz. He hit Josh in stride on a blown assignment down the sideline. Kirk has struggled connecting with Josh on deep passes and this game was't any different.
2017 Week 17 vs NYG (10 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
Josh Doctson recorded four catches against the Giants defense as he was targeted several more times. Kirk is still struggling to connect with Josh but his size encourages targets. The windy conditions made it almost impossible to take deep shots so Josh's role was minimized in this game. Josh will need to work on his route running to become a more well rounded receiver his ability to make tough catches makes him an intriguing piece to the Washington offense.
2016 Week 1 vs PIT (1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Josh Doctson recorded his first catch as a rookie in this game. Washington has high hopes for this dynamic receiver but today was just his first game.
2016 Week 2 vs DAL (5 / 1 / 57 / 0 rec)
Josh Doctson recorded one catch in this game but it was a big gain of fifty-seven yards. He also received a red zone target as well as they clearly want to get him installed to the offense. Josh's big play ability will likely move him up the depth chart quickly but today was an encouraging sign.