|Date of Birth:||12/03/1992|
|Drafted:||2016 | Round 1 | Pick 22|
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The Jets have released Josh Doctson.
The former first-round pick opted out last season, and he is now entering his age-28/29 campaign. He shouldn't have trouble finding another landing spot, but New York is pretty well set at receiver after adding Corey Davis and second-round pick Elijah Moore.
Josh Doctson has opted out of the 2020 season.
Doctson would have been competing for a roster spot on an open depth chart with the Jets, but the former first-round pick will now set his sights on 2021.
The Jets signed Josh Doctson.
The former Redskins first-round pick in 2016 spent time with the Vikings last season but played in just one game, so he'll be looking to stay healthy and get his career on track with the Jets. Doctson is 27 years old and has down-the-field upside to carve out a role in Adam Gase's offense.
The Vikings waived Josh Doctson.
As Minnesota comes off the bye week, this probably indicates that Adam Thielen is set to return from his hamstring injury. The Vikings used one of their designated-to-return from injured reserve spots on Doctson, so this move is a slight surprise. The former first-round pick of the Redskins will now hit waivers, but perhaps he'll land back with the Vikings soon if he goes unclaimed.
The Vikings activated Josh Doctson to the 53-man roster.
After being placed on injured reserve on September 12, Doctson is officially going to play as one of the Vikings' two designated-to-return players, which isn't surprising after he returned to practice at the end of last month. Doctson could have an immediate role helping fill in for an injured Adam Thielen, and he has some built-in chemistry with Kirk Cousins from their time together in Washington, but the former Redskins first-rounder is not a highly recommended fantasy pickup at the moment.
The Vikings have designated Josh Doctson to return from injured reserve.
Doctson will practice today, and he should have a path to the No. 3 receiver role behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. That said, the run-first offense probably doesn't have enough volume for Doctson to provide consistent fantasy value, so barring injury, he can remain on the waiver wire in redraft leagues.
The Vikings are placing Josh Doctson (leg) on injured reserve, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Doctson is dealing with a hamstring issue, but he could be one of Minnesota's two players that can return off IR after eight weeks. This time off will allow Doctson to get a better grasp of his new playbook, with the potential to step in an make an impact if he gets back on the field for the Vikings later in the season. Doctson is not a recommended hold in redraft leagues.
The Vikings are signing Josh Doctson, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Minnesota parted ways with 2016 first-round receiver Laquon Treadwell over the weekend, and they're now brining in the receiver that was selected the pick before him in Doctson. The former Redskin played with Kirk Cousins in Washington, so the two have some built-in chemistry. It won't be a big surprise if they form a quick connection, particularly on shots down the field, but for now Doctson does not need to be picked up in redraft leagues.
The Redskins have released Josh Doctson.
A first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Doctson battled injured and struggled to reach his potential with 81 receptions through three seasons in Washington. He will certainly get another shot elsewhere, but now, the Redskins will move on with Paul Richardson and rookie Terry McLaurin as starters on the outside with Trey Quinn in the slot. This is also good news for Kelvin Harmon's dynasty value.
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden says he thinks Josh Doctson should have a big season.
Gruden says he's been "really impressed" with Doctson this offseason, adding that the former first-round pick has been "making plays left and right." The Redskins head coach added that he's as big of a supporter as Doctson as anyone and that "it’s a big year for him, we all know contractually, but for this football team for us to have success we need his input. We need his production. I think this is going to be a big year for him. If he has the year that I think he should have, then our offense should really take the next step." Washington added receivers Terry McLaurin and Kelvin Harmon in the third and sixth rounds, respectively, but they didn't add any big-time free agents to the group, and it looks like they'll rely on Doctson to be a top target on the outside. Doctson has big-play ability and upside, but he'll likely be in a run-heavy offense, which could cap his statistical production. Overall, Doctson will likely be just a late-round selection with upside in fantasy drafts later this summer.
Josh Doctson catches two passes against the Eagles.
Doctson gained 33 yards on his two receptions in Week 17. The third-year receiver's season ends with 44 receptions for 532 yards and two touchdowns. The reception and yardage marks set new career-highs, but Doctson didn't seem to get as many opportunities in jump-ball situations as he did last season when he scored six touchdowns. The former first-round pick could be Washington's top receiver next season, but the situation is up in the air right now with no clear top target.
Josh Doctson catches three passes against the Titans.
Doctson gained 30 yards on his three receptions in the Redskins' Week 16 loss. At the end of the game with Washington having a chance at a game-tying field goal or go-ahead touchdown, Doctson didn't finish his route on a miscommunication with quarterback Josh Johnson, which led to a costly interception. Doctson might be able to do some damage against a depleted Eagles secondary to end the regular season, but he's a risky bet in fantasy lineups with titles on the line in Week 17.
Josh Doctson (lower back) is officially active for today’s game.
Doctson popped up on the injury report with lower back spasms on Friday, but he’s ready to go against the Titans. This is a major plus for the Redskins, who are already without Maurice Harris, Vernon Davis, and Jordan Reed, but Doctson is not a highly-recommended fantasy option in championship matchups.
Josh Doctson (lower back spasms) is officially questionable for Week 16.
This is probably a day-to-day thing for Doctson, with his Week 16 availability coming down to how he feels on Saturday. Doctson's official game status will be known by 3:00 PM ET on Saturday, but ideally you'll have better fantasy options with titles on the line.
Josh Doctson held without a catch in win over the Titans.
Doctson was targeted twice. Perhaps the big-bodied receiver can do damage against the smaller Tennessee cornerback group next Saturday, but fantasy owners should look elsewhere in Week 16.
Josh Doctson (concussion) is officially active for Week 15.
Doctson cleared concussion protocol and is ready to go against the Jags. He’s not a highly-recommended fantasy option for the second week of the fantasy playoffs.
Josh Doctson (concussion) is officially questionable for Week 15.
Doctson is in the final step of concussion protocol, and there's optimism that he can be cleared by Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Doctson's status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday, but he's not a highly-recommended fantasy option for the second week of the fantasy playoffs.
Josh Doctson caught four passes for 84 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants.
Doctson was able to bring in four of his five targets, but overall, it was a very forgettable afternoon for Washington, as they lost 40-16. Fantasy owners should look elsewhere down the stretch.
Josh Doctson (hip) is officially active for the Redskins.
Doctson was listed as questionable for today’s game, but he’s ready to go against the Giants. The former first-round pick isn’t a highly-recommended fantasy option for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
Josh Doctson (hip) is questionable for Sunday.
Doctson isn’t a recommended fantasy option in the first week of fantasy playoffs, but his status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday.
Josh Doctson caught three passes for 51 yards in Monday night's loss to Philadelphia.
Doctson led the Redskins in receiving while tying for a team-high in targets (five), but the passing attack never really got going with Mark Sanchez replacing Colt McCoy (leg) in the first half. Washington's former first-round pick is unlikely to put up significant numbers the rest of the way, so he can be left out of lineups in the fantasy playoffs.
Josh Doctson catches six passes in Week 12.
Doctson was targeted a team-high ten times against the Cowboys, gaining 66 yards on his six receptions. The former first-round pick made some nice plays on the boundary, where he's shown he has a lot of potential dating back to his days at TCU. Doctson isn't a recommended fantasy option, but he might be able to take advantage of Philadelphia's cornerbacks in Week 13.
Josh Doctson catches three passes against the Texans.
Doctson gained 32 yards on his three Week 11 receptions. He was targeted seven times in the game, but he couldn't come up with any deep balls from his quarterbacks. Doctson isn't a fantasy option right now, and he now lost his starting quarterback for the season after Alex Smith broke his leg.
Josh Doctson scores in Redskins' Week 10 win.
Doctson caught a key fourth-quarter touchdown when he did a good job of making himself available and going up to make a catch in traffic in the end zone to put the Redskins up two possessions. This is two straight games with a touchdown for Doctson, which is good to see from the former first-round pick. He's not a highly-recommended FLEX option next week against the Texans, though.
Josh Doctson scores in Redskin's loss.
Doctson struggled with a couple of early drops against the Falcons, but he bounced back with a nice touchdown reception on a goal-line fade. Overall, Doctson caught three passes for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Week 9 loss. The former first-round pick will look to build on his first score of the season as the Redskins start their final eight games next week against the Bucs.
Josh Doctson leads the Redskins in Week 8 receiving.
Doctson caught all five of his targets against the Giants, gaining 49 yards on his five receptions. The yardage is a season-high for the 2016 first-rounder, and he'll look to continue becoming a bigger part of the offense moving forward.
Josh Doctson catches three passes in Week 7.
Doctson gained 42 yards on his three receptions against the Cowboys. The third-year receiver was Alex Smith's No. 1 wide receiver with Paul Richardson and Jamison Crowder out, and he drew a team-high six targets in the win. The former first-round pick got open on a deep ball, but it was just a bit too far—he showed great effort with a diving attempt for the ball. Doctson isn't a recommended fantasy option at the moment.
Josh Doctson caught three passes for 20 yards in Sunday's win over the Panthers.
Doctson returned to the lineup to finish second on the team with six targets, but he's totaled just eight receptions for 68 yards so far this season. The former first-round pick doesn't need to be owned in redraft leagues heading into matchup with the Cowboys.
Josh Doctson (heel) is active for Week 6.
Doctson missed last Monday night’s game with a heel injury suffered coming off the bye week, but he’s back after missing one game. The former first-round pick is expected to step back into a starting role today against the Panthers, but he’s a risky fantasy option this week.
Josh Doctson (heel) is inactive against the Saints.
Doctson injured his heel when the Redskins returned from the bye week, and the team expressed pessimism about his status for tonight. Maurice Harris could be asked to step up with Doctson out, but he's not a highly-recommended fantasy option for Week 6.
Josh Doctson (heel) is questionable for Week 5.
Doctson was injured in practice when the team returned from its bye week, and there seems to be some pessimism surrounding his status for Monday night. If Doctson is out, Michael Floyd might then have a role for Washington, but neither is a highly-recommended fantasy option this week.
Josh Doctson held without a reception in win over the Packers.
Doctson has just 48 scoreless yards through three games, and he doesn't need to be owned in 10- or 12-team leagues, especially with Washington heading into the bye week.
Josh Doctson catches four passes in Week 2.
Doctson gained 37 yards on his four receptions (seven targets) against the Colts. Doctson has just five receptions for 48 yards through two weeks, so he's best left out of fantasy lineups for now despite his upside.
Josh Doctson catches one pass in Week 1.
Doctson’s lone reception went for 11 yards, and he was targeted three times in the game. We’ll see if the receivers get more work for the Redskins next week, as Week 1 was a running-back-heavy gameplan.
Josh Doctson (shoulder) tweets that he's good.
"#imgood *prayer emoji*" is what the third-year receiver tweeted. The team announced earlier that Doctson was going to be evaluated for his shoulder injury, but the tests presumably returned good news. Doctson might miss some time, including potentially the first preseason game, but he should return to the field soon. The former first-round pick needs to stay healthy in a big season for him.
Josh Doctson is being evaluated for a shoulder injury.
The Redskins say they will share an update on Docton's status tomorrow, so we're unsure of the extent of the injury, but it could be serious. Doctson dealt with a shoulder injury last season, but he didn't miss any games because of it. Hopefully it's not too serious, but we'll learn more tomorrow after Doctson undergoes tests.
Josh Doctson has quiet finish to inconsistent season.
Doctson caught four passes for 37 yards against the Giants in a 18-10 defeat. The 2016 first-round pick appeared in every game this season, but he caught just 35 passes for 502 yards and six touchdowns, as he left too many plays on the field. Doctson has talent, but he will already turn 26 next December. Perhaps a full and healthy offseason will unlock his potential, but it would probably be a little disappointing if he entered 2018 as the team's #1 receiver. Right now, he's an upside pick in the back half of fantasy drafts.
Josh Doctson scores in win over the Broncos.
Doctson caught two passes for 61 yards, with the highlight being a 48-yard touchdown against Denver's defense. The second-year receiver has had an up-and-down season, but the flashes will probably be enough for him to enter 2018 as a clear starter for Washington. Consider him a decent FLEX option to finish the 2017 season.
Josh Doctson can't escape Patrick Peterson's shadow in Week 15 win.
Doctson caught just two passes for 16 yards in the 20-15 victory. He should see a lot of Aqib Talib on Christmas Eve, and Doctson hasn't been consistent enough to feel confident in for the fantasy championship. We would recommend looking elsewhere.
Josh Doctson held in check as Redskins fall to 5-8.
Doctson caught three passes for 34 yards in the 30-13 loss to the Chargers. Things won't get any easier next week against Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals, so fantasy owners should definitely look elsewhere for Week 15.
Josh Doctson scores against the Cowboys.
Doctson caught three passes for 26 yards and a touchdown in the Thursday night loss. The second-year receiver did have a bad drop on a short post route that would've been a first down, but he again flashed his big-time playmaking ability on a fade route where he went up and got the ball in the end zone for his score. Doctson also nearly came up with another catch on a fade-type of route, as he floated in the air but just couldn't come down with the ball. Next week against the Chargers are a difficult matchup, so there are probably better FLEX options for your lineup.
Josh Doctson scores against the Giants.
Doctson was targeted four times in the Thanksgiving victory, catching two passes for 28 yards and a touchdown. The score was a 14-yarder late in the fourth quarter that was the go-ahead touchdown on a deep out after a play-action fake. The second-year receiver continues to make some plays for the Redskins, which is great to see. He's in the FLEX conversation for next Thursday night against the Cowboys.
Josh Doctson continues his emergence.
Doctson put up his highest career receiving total in the Redskins' loss to the Saints, catching four of seven targets for 81 yards. Doctson's best catch was when he elevated above a cornerback on a deep ball and came down with it, which is something he did regularly in college at TCU. Last year's first-round pick appears to be gaining confidence each week, and he could be a difference-maker down the stretch here. Doctson next faces the Giants on Thanksgiving.
Josh Doctson catches four passes in Week 10.
Doctson had a difficult matchup with Xavier Rhodes and the Vikings, and he gained 30 yards on his four receptions (seven targets). Next week is another difficult matchup, as the Saints have been very good on defense over the last several weeks.
Josh Doctson makes clutch catch against the Seahawks.
Doctson caught three of five targets for 59 yards versus Seattle, but none bigger than his 38-yard diving reception at the one-yard line late in the fourth quarter to set up the go-ahead score by Rob Kelley. The play could be a big confidence builder for the second-year receiver, as he has the ability to be a number one receiver for Kirk Cousins. Next week against the Vikings is a very difficult matchup, however, and he should not be in fantasy lineups.
Josh Doctson up and down in Week 8 loss.
Doctson caught only one pass and left plays on the field, but the reception was at least a one-yard score. And fortunately for those invested in the second-year receiver, Terrelle Pryor was held without a catch completely. Doctson should remain rostered if you have space, but he has a difficult schedule down the stretch, including next week against Seattle.
Josh Doctson gets five targets in Redskins' loss.
This might have been the most Doctson played all season, as Terrelle Pryor was basically phased out of the gameplan and Doctson was basically the top target at wide receiver along with Jamison Crowder. Doctson had three receptions for 39 yards, and he flashed his ability on a quick smoke pass where he stiff armed Eagles cornerback Patrick Robinson before running up the sideline for a nice gain. He's more of a dynasty option right now, but Doctson is someone to watch for the rest of this season.
Josh Doctson scored in Week 6.
Doctson was targeted three times against the 49ers, catching one pass for an 11-yard touchdown on a slant route. The second-year receiver's role isn't big enough to be a fantasy option, but he's showing his ability to score touchdowns and is someone worth keeping an eye on.
Josh Doctson has a shoulder strain.
Doctson might've hurt it on his diving catch against the Chiefs in last night's loss. Hopefully it isn't too serious and Doctson will be ready to go in Week 6. The Redskins have a bye this week.
Josh Doctson nearly catches go-ahead touchdown in Week 4.
Doctson caught two passes for 27 yards, including a nice diving 20-yard catch on a crossing route on Marcus Peters against the Chiefs. Late in the fourth quarter, Doctson went way up for a potential go-ahead touchdown, but the ball popped out when he hit the ground. Doctson flashed his major athleticism when he went up for the ball, but he didn't finish the play. Still, Doctson is starting to show some of the ability that made him a first-rounder last year.
Josh Doctson scored first-career touchdown in Week 3 win.
The talented second-year receiver was targeted on a deep ball by Kirk Cousins, and he hauled it in for a 52-yard score after a nice leaping grab where he went up for the ball. Doctson certainly has the ability to make plays like that, but health has been an issue for him. He's worth an add as someone with upside if you have a bench spot.
Josh Doctson (hamstring) is active in Week 2 for the Redskins.
He was a limited participant in practice but he was expected to be good to go. Doctson was basically non-existant in the season opener last Sunday, but we'll see if the talented second-year receiver gets more work today against the Rams.
Josh Doctson (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice today.
The second-year receiver has had trouble staying healthy, which must be part of why the team didn't play him much at all in Week 1. Hopefully the talented 24-year-old is able to get a full practice in tomorrow and Friday so he can have a better chance of making an impact in Week 2.
Josh Doctson doesn't get targeted in Week 1 loss to the Eagles.
The second-year receiver worked as the fourth receiver and was barely noticeably in the game, getting far less than 50% of the snaps. It's unclear why the talented 2016 first-round selection isn't getting more time, but the Redskins appear to like Ryan Grant as a top three receiver with Terrelle Pryor Sr. and Jamison Crowder. Doctson is just a bench hold right now.
Josh Doctson (hamstring) is not on the Redskins' Week 1 injury report.
The second-year receiver had three full practices from Wednesday to today and he's ready to go against the Eagles. It's a good matchup for Doctson, but he's a better play in daily fantasy games than he is in standard leagues. Doctson has the talent to make big plays so he'll try to put it together in 2017.
Josh Doctson is not playing in the Redskins' third preseason game.
It's unclear what exactly is wrong with the second-year receiver, but it's almost certainly some type of injury. Doctson was reportedly seen working out on the field with a trainer before the game, but he's not playing. Head coach Jay Gruden should give an update after the game.
Josh Doctson caught one pass for 12 yards in the Redskins second preseason game.
It was the second-year receiver's first action this preseason, but he worked as the fourth wideout behind Terrelle Pryor, Jamison Crowder, and Ryan Grant. He did have his only reception with Kirk Cousins at quarterback on a nice shake route to get open, but that was it for Doctson, even though he played in the second half. The regular season dress rehearsal next Saturday should give us a better look at the former first-round pick.
Joch Doctson participated in individual drills in Redskins practice.
Like his teammate Jamison Crowder, Doctson was dealing with a hamstring issue. Doctson was only a limited participant in practice yesterday, but he should be a full participant soon. Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said he isn't sure if Doctson will play in the second preseason game this Saturday against Green Bay.
Josh Doctson has a "slight pull" in his hamstring.
The MRI on the second-year receiver revealed this, and he's day-to-day. It could be a lot worse, as hamstring injuries can be week-to-week injuries. Doctson, the team's first-round pick last year, is looking to emerge as a great target for quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Josh Doctson has a hamstring injury.
The second-year receiver is currently being evaluated for the injury. Doctson dealt with Achilles issues that forced him to miss almost his entire rookie season, so hopefully this is just a slight hamstring pull that doesn't keep him out for long.
Redskins "to place more on Docton's plate" in training camp.
The team was working Doctson along slowly after his recurring Achilles issues forced him to be placed on IR this past October. Teammate Ryan Grant has been getting a lot of first team reps on the outside, but it sounds like Doctson will get more opportunities in training camp. Jamison Crowder and Terrelle Pryor are likely to be locked in as the first two receivers and play in two receiver sets, but Doctson could be a starter opposite them. Both Doctson and Grant should get a good amount of playing time this season, but Doctson is likely to work his way into a larger role if he is healthy.
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden says Josh Doctson has "been impressive" at OTAs.
Doctson appears to be fully over his Achilles injury/issues that caused him to miss most of his rookie season. The injury is "pretty much nonexistent now." Gruden says Doctson is getting better each day. There is a prime opportunity for the second year wideout to make an impact, as DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon left in free agency. If he steps up, the Redskins might not miss a beat without Jackson and Garçon. Doctson has a chance to deliver good fantasy value this season as a late round pick.
Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Josh Doctson will be full-go for OTAs today.
This is a positive step for Doctson, who will look to get a full offseason with the team after missing much of last season with an Achilles injury. Doctson has a huge opportunity for the Redskins, with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon gone via free agency. Doctson is a balanced receiver that could step up as the number one wide receiver for Kirk Cousins. If Doctson steps up, the Redskins will benefit, with Terrelle Pryor, Jamison Crowder, Jordan Reed, and Vernon Davis all also on the offense. We'll give updates on Doctson throughout OTAs and camp.
Yesterday on Sirius XM NFL, Redskins tight end Vernon Davis said that Redskins receiver Josh Doctson reminds him of Michael Crabtree, "but faster."
Davis would know, as he played with Crabtree for six seasons in San Fransisco. Doctson and Crabtree do have very similar body types and playing styles. They're both balanced receivers that can do it all and just make plays. Doctson had an Achilles injury that kept him out for basically his entire rookie season, but he will be asked to step up with Pierre Garçon and DeSean Jackson gone (unless they back out of their deals, which is unlikely) in free agency.