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.
Doctson (heel) is listed as active Sunday against the Panthers.
After taking a seat last Monday in New Orleans, Doctson hasn't actually seen the field since Week 3. Expect Doctson to benefit from the dual absences of Jamison Crowder (ankle) and Chris Thompson (ribs/knee), though Paul Richardson and Jordan Reed are the most reliable options to Alex Smith and the Redskins' passing attack Sunday.
Doctson (heel) is listed as questionable and being treated as a game-time decision Sunday against the Panthers, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Despite sitting out Monday's loss to the Saints, Doctson may actually be the healthiest player besides Jordan Reed among Washington's top pass-catching options. Fellow wideouts Jamison Crowder (ankle) and Paul Richardson (shoulder/knee) are also considered to be game-time decisions, as are running backs Chris Thompson (ribs/knee) and Adrian Peterson (shoulder/knee/ankle). Doctson managed some form of practice participation throughout the week, but we may not be sure about his Week 6 status until the Redskins release their inactive list around 11:30 AM ET on Sunday.
Doctson (heel) was a limited participant at Wednesday's walk-through practice.
The oft-injured Doctson landed on the injury report last week after he was kicked in the heel, which eventually led to inactive status ahead of Monday's loss to New Orleans. Per Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic, coach Jay Gruden expressed confidence Tuesday in Doctson returning to action Week 6 against the Panthers. The comment came on the heels of Gruden saying Doctson could have suited up Monday, but the wideout was held out because he missed every practice prior to the game. After a limited showing Wednesday, Doctson actually is healthier than fellow wide receivers Jamison Crowder (ankle) and Paul Richardson (shoulder/knee), so an elevated workload could be on tap this weekend if one or both of the other two are hindered by their respective injuries.
Coach Jay Gruden said Tuesday that he anticipates Doctson (heel) will play Week 6 against the Panthers, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Despite having a bye week to recover from the heel injury he sustained in the Week 3 win over the Packers, Doctson wasn't able to rally in time for the Redskins' eventual 43-19 loss to the Saints on Monday. On a positive note, Gruden noted that Doctson felt ready to play Monday, but because he hadn't practiced in the days leading up to the contest, the Redskins weren't comfortable keeping him active. As long as Doctson is able to get back on the practice field over the next few days, he should reclaim a regular role in Washington's three-receiver sets in Sunday's game.
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