Josh Doctson, WR Washington Redskins

General Info

  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 206 lbs
  • DOB: 12-03-1992
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Skins plan to give WR Josh Doctson more snaps

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 10:45am

Washington Post - [Full Article]

Josh Doctson needs more snaps. The Redskins’ second-year wide receiver has served a limited role through five games, including during Sunday’s 26-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, in which he participated in just 19 of Washington’s 74 snaps on offense.

That means Doctson, the team’s 2016 first-round draft pick, was on the field for just more than 25 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. And during Monday’s news conference, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden addressed the deficiency, saying the coaching staff will look at getting Doctson more playing time moving forward.

“We are going to actively expand [his role], without a doubt,” Gruden said. “He didn’t get as many reps as I would like at the end of the day when you look at the numbers, but it’s our job. We have got to get him in there more and expand it.”

Fantasy Impact:

Doctson, 24, once again flashed his potential in a reserve role Sunday. He scored his second career touchdown during the opening drive on an 11-yard reception, his only catch in the game. Two of Doctson’s four catches this season have resulted in touchdowns. If you're looking to stash a player, Doctson might be worth it. However he won't be a safe play until the snap count rises.

Scouting Report

Week 1 vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Josh Doctson will likely only play in 3-WR sets, barring an injury to Terrelle Pryor or Jamison Crowder. In two games last year, the Eagles allowed a horrendous 36.5 and 41.8 PPR points to Washington receivers. DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon are gone. So, Doctson could be a beneficiary if Washington can look better than it did in the preseason. However, Doctson is fourth in the Washington pecking order after Pryor, Crowder, and tight end Jordan Reed. You can't start him with any confidence.

2017 Strength of Schedule - WAS
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
26
PHI
14
@LAR
13
OAK
30
@KC
BYE21
SF
26
@PHI
20
DAL
11
@SEA
9
MIN
24
@NO
3
NYG
20
@DAL
25
@LAC
31
ARI
8
DEN
3
@NYG

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1PHI0000-0000-0.00.020/6331.7%
2@LAR0001-0000-0.00.029/7140.8%
3OAK1521252.000000-11.212.236/6852.9%
4@KC2270313.500000-2.74.717/5034.0%
5BYE--------------
6SF1111311.000000-7.18.119/7425.7%
Per game0.8018.000.401.8022.5000000.004.205.0024.20/65.2037.04%
Totals4902922.5000000.002125121/32637.04%
Previous Games vs. PHI
SeasonWeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
20171PHI0000-0000-0.00.020/6331.75%
201614@PHI--------------
20166PHI--------------
Average0.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.0020.00/63.0031.75%

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