Josh Doctson
Josh Doctson
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Minnesota Vikings
IR
Injury Hamstring
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Redskins' first-round pick in 2016, Doctson has been a disappointment. He missed most of his rookie year with an Achilles injury and was inefficient on two 78-target seasons thereafter. As a result, the Redskins declined to pick up the $10 million, fifth-year option on his rookie contract, removing some of their incentive to develop him further this year. At 6-2, 202, and with 4.50 40 speed, Doctson is a tall receiver with average speed, but he is an explosive athlete - 41-inch vertical leap, 131-inch broad jump and 4.08-second shuttle time. He's shown flashes of his ability on occasion - two receptions for 40-plus yards and six touchdowns in 2017 - but consistency has been lacking to say the least. After being let go by Washington during final cut-downs, Doctson will now look to carve out a role with the Vikings, but he's not looking at much volume as long as Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs remain healthy. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $720,000 contract with the Vikings in September of 2019.
Targeting Week 10 return
WRMinnesota Vikings
Hamstring
September 26, 2019
Doctson (hamstring) said Thursday that he's targeting a return from injured reserve Nov. 10 versus the Cowboys, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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Doctson said he's hoping to retake the field as early as he is eligible. The 2016 first-round pick is nursing a hamstring injury suffered Sept. 11, according to Tomasson. If Doctson is indeed able to get to full health in time to suit up Week 10 against Dallas, he'll likely be restricted to a depth role behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. Laquon Treadwell and Bisi Johnson will compete for the No. 3 receiver gig in the meantime.
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
74.5
 
Cornerbacks
65.6
 
Safeties
82.5
 
Linebackers
97.2
 
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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
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2016
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.
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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Officially lands on IR
WRMinnesota Vikings
Leg
September 12, 2019
The Vikings placed Doctson (leg) on injured reserve Thursday, Arif Hasan of The Athletic reports.
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Headed for IR
WRMinnesota Vikings
Leg
September 12, 2019
Doctson is reportedly headed for IR due to a leg injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Limited in practice
WRMinnesota Vikings
Hamstring
September 11, 2019
Doctson (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
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Not dressing Week 1
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Coach's Decision
September 8, 2019
Doctson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
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Resurfaces in Minnesota
WRMinnesota Vikings
September 2, 2019
Doctson is signing with the Vikings, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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