Josh Doctson
Josh Doctson
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Washington Redskins
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. Assuming the Redskins don't give up on him entirely, Doctson should compete for targets with Paul Richardson, who is recovering from a fractured clavicle, and rookies Terry McLaurin (third round) and Kelvin Harmon (sixth round). But whether it's newly acquired Case Keenum or rookie Dwayne Haskins throwing the ball, Washington's passing game figures to be among the worst in the league. 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.
No receptions
WRWashington Redskins
August 15, 2019
Doctson was targeted once but not record a catch in the Redskins' second preseason game against the Bengals on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Doctson was targeted by starting quarterback Case Keenum on third down during the team's second offensive series. He made no other appearance on the stat sheet, though the first-team offense took the field for only three drives. Doctson appears headed for a Week 1 start, but he eventually may face a challenge from Terry McLaurin or another young receiver.
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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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2018 Josh Doctson Split Stats
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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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Josh Doctson
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NFL Draft: Day 3 Fantasy Fallout
112 days ago
There was some thought Bryce Love might last until the sixth or seventh round, but Washington scooped him up in the fourth, presumably with plans for a 2019 redshirt.
NFL Draft: Day 1 Fantasy Fallout
114 days ago
Joe Bartel gives his spin on a first round that was light on skill position players. Now that Kyler Murray is officially an Arizona Cardinal, what's next for him as the catalyst of a rebuild in the desert?
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
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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Preparing for 2020 departure
WRWashington Redskins
July 5, 2019
Doctson anticipates being a free agent next offseason, ESPN.com's John Keim reports. "I think I'm hitting free agency next year. I won't be the first, won't be the last," Docton said. "It's nothing to be sad about, be mad about. I'm not trying to prove nothing to nobody. Just trying to get chemistry with the quarterbacks."
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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.
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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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