Head coach Ron Rivera didn’t sound alarmed by Jahan Dotson’s production on Monday. Rivera said “it’s just a matter of time” before Dotson gets back to making an impact on offense.
“As we continue to work and try to distribute the ball to all the players, it’ll happen,” Rivera said, via the team’s website. “It’s just one of those things that sometimes, guys will be targeted more . . . When a guy’s not getting the ball right now, it’s just a matter of time. I think that’s the thing that we all have to be patient with. This is a group of receivers . . . and we’re gonna distribute the ball based on gameplans and who our opponents are.”
Dotson was targeted just once by quarterback Sam Howell last week against the Falcons. But as fantasy owners know, Dotson hasn't been great most of this season. Through six games, Dotson has 17 catches for 140 yards and a touchdown. That’s a big drop for a player who averaged nearly 15 yards a catch last season, the story pointed out.