Doctson was dealing with an illness this past week, but he bounced back to co-lead the Redskins in receptions and lead the team in receiving yardage. The 26-year-old did manage to establish new career highs in receptions (44) and receiving yardage (532) in 2018, but he's still largely considered a disappointment after being selected No. 22 overall in 2016. Doctson will be playing on the final year of his rookie contract in 2019, and it remains to be seen if he'll stick around to fulfill it.
Doctson (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Held out of practice Thursday and Friday due to an illness, Doctson has put the ailment behind him as he prepares for his typical workload in the range of 77 to nearly 100 percent of the offensive snaps. The usage hasn't translated to many significant game lines this season, but he is just four yards shy of setting a new career high.
Doctson (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Doctson still has time to recover before Sunday, but it isn't a great sign that he missed practice both Thursday and Friday, per Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post. With fellow wide receiver Maurice Harris (concussion) already ruled out, Michael Floyd may be looking at a three-down role on the outside. It's unclear whether Jehu Chesson or Darvin Kidsy would join Floyd and Jamison Crowder in three-wide formations if Doctson were to miss the game.
Coach Jay Gruden said Doctson missed Thursday's practice due to an illness, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Doctson joins two other Redskins wideouts that were listed on Wednesday's injury report: Jamison Crowder (who was limited by a wrist issue) and Maurice Harris (who didn't practice due to a concussion). With the top trio all question marks at the moment, the remaining healthy options at the position in Washington are Michael Floyd, Jehu Chesson and Darvin Kidsey.
Doctson had three catches (six targets) for 30 yards in Saturday's 25-16 loss to Tennessee.
Josh Johnson failed to connect with Doctson on multiple occasions, most notably a bad throw into coverage in the first half that was picked off. It is tough to trust any receivers outside of Jamison Crowder with an inaccurate mobile quarterback under center. Doctson does possess big-play ability, but he is nothing more than a deep-league dart against the Eagles in Week 17.