Doctson caught all four of his targets for 46 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 16-3 win over Tampa Bay. Washington and Tampa Bay were engaged in a defensive slugfest up into the beginning of the fourth quarter when Doctson ran a drag route in the back of the end zone and was spotted between three defenders by Alex Smith for a 6-yard score. It was his second touchdown in as many games after going scoreless during his first six outings. Paul Richardson (shoulder), who came into Sunday tied with Doctson for second on the team in targets, was recently ruled out for the season. Doctson should pick up the slack. Being the go-to target doesn't mean a whole lot in a conservative, grind-it-out Washington offense, but he should be counted on next Sunday against a Houston defense that figures to bottle up Washington's rushing attack but can be exploited in the air.
Doctson caught three of six targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Falcons. Doctson scored his first touchdown of the season from two yards out in the second quarter, cutting the deficit to seven points in what would later turn into a blowout. He did reach three catches and five targets for a fourth straight week, but he's still searching for his first 50-yard game of the season. Given how well Maurice Harris played Sunday, the Redskins may consider scaling back Docton's snaps whenever Jamison Crowder (ankle) is ready to return from a lengthy absence. There's little upside to be found in the Washington passing attack, even for a Week 10 game at Tampa Bay. It doesn't help that the team's offensive line was decimated by injuries in the loss to Atlanta.
Doctson caught five passes for 49 yards on five targets in Sunday's 20-13 win over the Giants. Doctson established season-high marks for catches and yards, but he still doesn't offer much in terms of either volume or efficiency. Even a Week 9 matchup against the Falcons isn't enough to inspire confidence.
Doctson caught three of six targets for 42 yards during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Cowboys. Doctson led the team in targets, but he misfired on a couple of connections with Alex Smith and was limited to a long gain of 15 yards. While modest, this output actually represented a new season high in yardage for Doctson, who became more prominent due to the absence of Jamison Crowder (ankle) and Paul Richardson (shoulder/knee). The third-year wideout could take on a similar role next Sunday against the Giants if Crowder sits, but he's done little to indicate he can generate fantasy-friendly returns with the opportunities he receives.
Doctson caught three of six targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 23-17 win over Carolina. Doctson returned from a one-game absence caused by a heel injury to lead all Redskins wideouts in both targets and snaps (84 percent). His consistent playing time still isn't translating into production, with Doctson catching just eight of 19 targets for 68 yards on 247 snaps this season. Washington will play host to the Cowboys in Week 7.
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