College: TCU | 4 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 205 lbs
Birth Date: 12/3/1992
2019 Bye Week: 12
On IR - Hamstring
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 194 WR
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The Minnesota Vikings are placing wide receiver Josh Doctson (leg) on the Injured Reserve on Thursday, according to a source. The former Redskins first-round pick will be a candidate to return later this year. Doctson has been a first-round bust, but he was hoping to maybe carve out a role in Minnesota's offense this year with former teammate Kirk Cousins throwing him passes. Time is running out for Doctson in the NFL, and he's well off the fantasy radar.
Minnesota Vikings WR Josh Doctson (leg) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, Sept. 12. He would be a candidate to return after Week 8.
Minnesota Vikings OG Pat Elflein (knee) and CB Mackensie Alexander (elbow) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11. TE Tyler Conklin (ribs), CB Mike Hughes (knee), LB Anthony Barr (knee), WR Josh Doctson (hamstring) and CB Mark Fields (groin) were limited during practice. DE Danielle Hunter (hamstring) and DE Everson Griffen (elbow) fully participated in practice.
The Minnesota Vikings agreed to a one-year deal with former first-rounder Josh Doctson on Monday, filling their wide receiver core after keeping just four at the roster deadline. Doctson, the 22nd pick in the same draft as recently released Laquon Treadwell, hasn't had a great start to his career but did have his best season with Kirk Cousins (35 catches, 205 receiving yards, six touchdowns) in 2017. He likely slides into a depth receiver role to start, but he could work his way into the rotation if Chad Beebe falters. Doctson is only on the radar in ultra-deep leagues, though, as he hasn't yet flashed his first-round potential and would have a low target-share even in the third receiver role.
Free-agent WR Josh Doctson (Redskins) signed a one-year undisclosed contract with the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, Sept. 2.
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson will either be traded or released, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: The former first-round pick should land with another team quickly. Keep tabs on him as he could be worth a waiver claim in the right situation.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson predictably sat out the team's fourth and final preseason game. As is usually the case at this juncture of the summer, the Redskins utilized the fourth exhibition as a last chance for fringe 53-man wideouts to stake their claim to the last few spots on the depth chart. Darvin Kidsy (six) and Cam Sims (seven) both saw high volumes of targets, but combined to catch just three of them. Doctson's absence from the preseason finale is no surprise, but he also didn't see much game action during the previous three, either. He's well off the draft-day radar, but somebody in Washington's receiving corps is going to have to establish a connection with Case Keenum if the Redskins want to avoid a repeat of what was a dreadful passing attack even before Alex Smith got hurt last season. Maybe Doctson finally steps up in 2019.
The Washington Redskins would like to trade wide receiver Josh Doctson before Week 1. Doctson is in the final year of his contract and has been mostly injured and extremely inconsistent since being taken in the first round in 2016. It makes sense why head coach Jay Gruden was non-committal when asked if Doctson would make the final 53-man roster. As it stands now, Doctson should be ignored in most fantasy drafts, especially with Case Keenum under center. Perhaps a change of scenery will ignite him. If Doctson departs or is cut, it would be good news for the likes of Trey Quinn, Cam Sims and rookies Terry McLaurin and Kelvin Harmon.
Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was non-committal on whether wide receiver Josh Doctson would make the final roster. Doctson will not play in the preseason finale on Thursday either. The team has been high on receivers Paul Richardson, Trey Quinn and rookies Terry McLaurin and Kelvin Harmon. Cam Sims and Robert Davis missed most of last year with injuries, but the club is also high on them. Special teams play might dictate the final decisions. Doctson, a first-round pick in 2016, has been plagued by injuries and has caught only 81 passes in three seasons. It remains to be seen if the 'Skins will keep Doctson around, but in a weak offense, he won't be worth rostering in standard-sized leagues even if they keep him around.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson has seen just one target in the team's first two preseason games thus far. This isn't anything new, as projected veteran starters are routinely eased into action, so it isn't worth reading much into. Still, Doctson doesn't have the shiniest track record of production as Washington's number-one wide receiver, and the Redskins' two quarterbacks (Case Keenum, Dwayne Haskins) are each in their first year with the team. It makes sense for a known quantity such as Jordan Reed to take it easy in the preseason, but it's at least a little bit surprising not to see Doctson get more work with either quarterback. In any case, he's on the fantasy back-burner when it comes to draft day.
Washington Redskins wide receiver Darvin Kidsy hauled in five of his seven targets for 86 yards in Thursday's preseason game. If any team's wide receiver depth chart should be open for auditions, it's Washington's. Their most notable holdovers from 2018 are Josh Doctson and Paul Richardson, neither of whom were able to produce consistently last season. That said, a handful of targets in one preseason game does not mean Kidsy has the inside track at gaining a significant role in the Redskins offense. He is worth monitoring going forward, though, because another game like Thursday's could start to open some eyes. Washington's passing game as a whole should be avoided in fantasy drafts until at least one of their pass-catchers proves otherwise.
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson said he expects to test the free-agent market next year after the team declined the former first-rounder's fifth-year contract option. 'I think I'm hitting free agency next year. I won't be the first, won't be the last,' Doctson said. 'It's nothing to be sad about, be mad about. Someone wants you there, so it's all love.' The 26-year-old will play out the 2019 season on a cap hit just under $3.2 million.
Fantasy Spin: Doctson has 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns off of 81 career receptions. The Redskins took two wide receivers in the 2019 NFL Draft and veteran Paul Richardson also returns. The receiving corps is expected to work with either veteran QB Case Keenum or rookie Dwayne Haskins this season, with either likely limiting the fantasy returns for their pass catchers. Doctson could return to relevance on a new, better team in 2020.
The Washington Redskins declined to pick up wide receiver Josh Doctson's fifth-year team option. Doctson has been a disappointment since being a first-round pick in 2016, and he has yet to see the breakout season that many have projected. The 26-year-old can become a free agent after the 2019 season. Doctson had 44 catches for 532 yards (both career highs) but caught just two touchdowns after having six in 2017. He also missed all but two games in his rookie season and has dealt with nagging injuries since. Doctson won't be a popular fantasy pick this year, especially with the team's quarterback situation being shaky.
Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson has been informed that his fifth-year option will not be exercised this offseason, according to sources.
Fantasy Spin: Doctson is coming off a decent 2018 season but has not posted more than 550 yards in any of his three seasons. He likely will be a starting receiver for the Redskins this upcoming season and could be a late-round option in some fantasy leagues.