The Redskins -- and Fantasy owners -- are hoping second-year receiver Josh Doctson is ready to compete for a big role in Washington's offense this year. Doctson had a lost rookie year in 2016, appearing in just two games while dealing with an Achilles injury. He only had two catches for 66 yards on seven targets. But as of late July, Doctson was fine in training camp, going "all out" according to one report. The former first-round pick in the NFL Draft is worth drafting as a sleeper with a late-round pick in all seasonal Fantasy leagues, and he can be a middle- to late-round selection in dynasty formats. We'll keep an eye on him this preseason.
Though he only drew one target and didn't catch any passes, Doctson played 29 of 71 offensive snaps in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Rams, Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post reports. Doctson closed the playing-time gap on Ryan Grant, whose lone catch (on two targets and 30 snaps) was a game-winning touchdown from 11 yards out. Grant held a 37-20 snap advantage over Doctson the previous week while catching four passes for 61 yards on six targets. It seems the two will continue to battle for looks behind Terrelle Pryor and Jamison Crowder, though Grant has clearly outplayed Doctson through two games. Neither figures to have fantasy value unless he can clearly beat out the other for the No. 3 role. Even in that situation, the winner likely would have inconsistent involvement in an offense that also features pass-catching back Chris Thompson and tight ends Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis.
Doctson (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday at the Rams. Plagued by a hamstring injury since early August, Doctson will continue to play through the issue. However, he managed to log just 20 snaps in Week 1, during which he went without a target, so fellow wide receivers Terrelle Pryor, Jamison Crowder and Ryan Grant are better bets to connect with Kirk Cousins.
Doctson (hamstring) is in line to play Sunday against the Rams, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Doctson, who is listed as questionable on the Redskins' injury report, was limited during practice this week, but appears well enough to suit up in Week 2. However, since Doctson likely isn't 100 percent healthy, the Redskins could opt to limit his snap count, which was the case in Week 1. Doctson handled 20 snaps in the season-opening loss to the Eagles, but wasn't targeted in the contest.
Doctson (hamstring) was limited at Friday's practice and will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. Even if he were to play, Doctson likely would be limited to work as the No. 4 receiver behind Terrelle Pryor, Jamison Crowder and Ryan Grant. The 2016 first-round pick could come down to a game-time decision, with a potential absence freeing up a few snaps for Brian Quick. Doctson failed to draw a target on 20 snaps in Week 1.
Doctson (hamstring) was limited during Thursday's practice. "[Doctson's] just tight. [The injury isn't] going to make him miss time," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. Gruden's comments suggest that Doctson has only been limited for the team's first two practices this week as a safeguard against a more serious setback with the hamstring, so the expectation is that the second-year wideout will suit up in Week 2 against the Rams. However, Doctson could see his snap count limited as a result of the injury, which was also the case in Week 1. He played just 20 snaps in the Redskins' loss to the Eagles and wasn't targeted in the contest.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/03||@Kansas City Chiefs||25||25.00|
|6||10/15||San Francisco 49ers||19||18.00|
|11||11/19||@New Orleans Saints||32||32.00|
|12||11/24||New York Giants||11||14.00|
|14||12/10||@Los Angeles Chargers||24||24.00|
|17||12/31||@New York Giants||11||14.00|
|3 Year Avg||6||2||66||0||1||33.00||6|