Josh Doctson
Josh Doctson
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Washington Redskins
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A 2016 first-round pick who missed virtually all of his rookie season, Doctson showed some glimpses last year, enough to warrant tempered optimism. His per-play numbers were poor - only 6.4 YPT - but he averaged 14.0 YPC and had two catches of 40-plus yards on 78 targets in 16 games, demonstrating his health and big-play ability. At 6-2, 206, and with 4.5 speed, Doctson has good size and merely average wheels, but he had a 41-inch vertical leap, 131-inch broad jump and 4.08-second short shuttle - all elite marks for explosiveness - at the 2016 combine, and he also has good ball skills. Accordingly, the Redskins were disappointed last year's QB, Kirk Cousins, didn't throw Doctson more 50/50 jump balls. We're not sure new QB Alex Smith is the man to take those chances, either - Smith, despite his uncharacteristic deep throwing last year, is notoriously risk-averse and loath to commit turnovers. In any event, Doctson will start opposite Paul Richardson - with Jamison Crowder in the slot - and should see a career high in targets and plenty of work in the red zone. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $10.05 million contract with the Redskins in May of 2016. Redskins declined $10.16 million team option for 2020 in May of 2019.
Fifth-year option declined
WRWashington Redskins
May 1, 2019
The Redskins won't exercise the fifth-year option on Doctson's rookie contract prior to Friday's deadline, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
ANALYSIS
The additions of Terry McLaurin (third round) and Kelvin Harmon (sixth) in last week's draft likely made this decision even easier, but it's nonetheless unsurprising that the Redskins decided against keeping Doctson around at an expected $10 million price tag in 2020. While the Achilles injury that limited Doctson to two games his rookie year stunted his professional development, Redskins signal-callers barely averaged a 61.6 quarterback rating when targeting him last season. There might still be untapped upside to be found in Doctson if first-round quarterback Dwayne Haskins can successfully take the reins of the offense, but it's possible the receiver handles a less prominent role in light of the new additions at his position.
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How do Josh Doctson's 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
70.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.33
 
% Team Air Yards
27.8%
 
% Team Targets
16.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
14.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
55.7%
 
Drop Rate
3.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.1
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Josh Doctson's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
202 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.50 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.08 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.84 sec
 
Vertical Jump
41.0 in
 
Broad Jump
131 in
 
Bench Press
14 reps
 
Hand Length
9.88 in
 
Arm Length
31.88 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Doctson's rookie year was over before it started. A sore Achilles' tendon in spring OTAs never went away, and after suiting up for two games, last year's 22nd overall pick shut it down for good. At 6-2, 202 with 4.50 40 speed, Doctson's physical skills don't jump off the page, but he's athletic -- 131-inch broad jump -- and he put up big numbers in college -- 25 TDs in his last 23 games. The environment should be more favorable in Washington for Doctson this year with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon gone and only Terrelle Pryor (and to a lesser extent Brian Quick) brought in to replace them. That means Doctson could start opposite Pryor with Jamison Crowder working out of the slot, though TE Jordan Reed, barring injury, will also have a big role. In March, Doctson declared himself healthy and proceeded to avoid the PUP list at the start of training camp.
The 22nd overall pick, Doctson is a nice combination of size (6-2, 202), speed (4.5 40), athleticism (131-inch broad jump) and college production (25 TD in his last 23 games). Assuming the Redskins don't cut Pierre Garcon – at press time they indicated they'd keep Garcon and DeSean Jackson despite drafting Doctson - it's likely they'll integrate Doctson into the offense gradually. But Jackson doesn't have the frame to be a go-to receiver, and Garcon is a borderline No. 2 at this point in his career, so Doctson could be Kirk Cousins' top target out wide by midseason. Keep in mind, tight end Jordan Reed is the team's star pass catcher, and he'll get most of the work near the end zone.
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Gets competition via draft
WRWashington Redskins
April 29, 2019
Doctson could face some competition after Washington selected wide receivers Terry McLaurin (third round) and Kelvin Harmon (sixth round) during the 2019 NFL Draft.
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Pair of grabs in season-ending loss
WRWashington Redskins
December 30, 2018
Doctson brought in two of four targets for 33 yards in the Redskins' 24-0 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.
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Active for season finale
WRWashington Redskins
December 30, 2018
Doctson (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
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Listed as questionable
WRWashington Redskins
Illness
December 28, 2018
Doctson (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
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Comes down with illness
WRWashington Redskins
Illness
December 27, 2018
Coach Jay Gruden said Doctson missed Thursday's practice due to an illness, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
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