Doctson caught four of seven passes for 37 yards in Sunday's 21-9 loss to the Colts. With the team's wideout depth wiped out by injuries, coach Jay Gruden allowed all three of Doctson, Jamison Crowder and Paul Richardson to handle snap shares above 90 percent. Regardless, the passing game once again revolved around Chris Thompson and Jordan Reed, a duo that now accounts for 54 percent of the team's catches, 47 percent of the receiving yards and both receiving touchdowns through two weeks. Doctson does get a favorable matchup Week 3 against a Packers defense that just got eaten up by Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen.
Doctson caught one of three targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 24-6 win over the Cardinals. Doctson played 70 of 79 offensive snaps, finishing well ahead of Paul Richardson (61) and Jamison Crowder (49) for the team lead among wide receivers. The playing time didn't translate into production, in part because Alex Smith only attempted 30 passes in a comfortable win. It also didn't help that Doctson spent part of the game matched up against Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson. The 25-year-old wideout will face a more vulnerable secondary Week 2 against the Colts, though it could be another matchup that encourages Washington to pound the rock with Adrian Peterson.
Doctson started Friday's preseason game against the Broncos, but he didn't draw any targets. In Doctson's defense, his team used the early portion of Friday's game as a template to evaluate Adrian Peterson, limiting Alex Smith to eight pass attempts. It's still discouraging to see Doctson held off the stat sheet, especially after he drew just one target (an 11-yard catch) in last week's preseason game against the Jets. His starting job may not be in doubt, but his target volume is a huge concern.
Doctson (shoulder) participated in most of practice Saturday, Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington reports. After skipping the preseason opener Thursday evening, Doctson reportedly had tape around his right foot/ankle area during the session Saturday but was moving around well and participated in most of the activities. Another trip around the block at practice this week could put him in a better position to suit up when the team returns to the field next Thursday against the Jets. He's worked mainly with the first-team offense in training camp, suggesting he's still expected to be utilized in at least the three-wide sets. However, it remains unclear who will come off the field out of Doctson, Jamison Crowder and Paul Richardson when only two receivers are on the field.
Doctson (shoulder) is taking snaps in 11-on-11 drills at Tuesday's practice, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Doctson likely would be limited to individual work Tuesday, but it seems the third-year wideout is back at practice without restrictions. Doctson had an MRI on his leg shortly before training camp, then suffered an AC joint sprain and a bruised heel during the first week of practice. The list of nagging injuries is particularly worrisome for a player who spent most of his rookie season on injured reserve, though it's only fair to mention Doctson played all 16 games last year. He's primarily been working with the first-team offense in training camp, alongside Jamison Crowder and Paul Richardson in three-wide formations. It isn't clear which of the three will typically come off the field when the Redskins use two-receiver sets.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/23||Green Bay Packers||28||32.00|
|5||10/09||@New Orleans Saints||32||42.00|
|8||10/28||@New York Giants||6||16.00|
|10||11/11||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||23||28.00|
|14||12/09||New York Giants||6||16.00|
|3 Year Avg||42||18||284||3||13||15.78||46|