player photo

18 Josh Doctson WR

Minnesota Vikings

Fantasy Stats
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs

Player Updates

September 26, 2019 02:32 PM
Vikings' Josh Doctson: Targeting Week 10 return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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.

September 12, 2019 01:08 PM
Vikings' Josh Doctson: Officially lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Vikings placed Doctson (leg) on injured reserve Thursday, Arif Hasan of The Athletic reports.

Doctson is reportedly a candidate to return later in the season, though his placement on IR rules him out until Week 10 at the earliest. Chad Beebe and Bisi Johnson will provide the Vikings with receiver depth behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs in the meantime, and the team is a strong candidate to add at least one wideout to the roster in short order.

September 12, 2019 11:56 AM
Vikings' Josh Doctson: Headed for IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doctson is reportedly headed for IR due to a leg injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Per the report, Doctson could be a candidate to return later this season, but for now Chad Beebe and Bisi Johnson will provide the Vikings with wideout depth behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. Additionally, the team figures to bolster the position in short order.

September 11, 2019 06:28 PM
Vikings' Josh Doctson: Limited in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doctson (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Doctson was inactive Week 1 due to a coach's decision and is now managing a hamstring injury. The 2016 first-round pick is working to climb Minnesota's depth chart and earn a role behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. His chances of suiting up versus the Packers on Sunday are unclear.

September 8, 2019 07:36 PM
Vikings' Josh Doctson: Not dressing Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doctson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Doctson could push out Chad Beebe or Bisi Johnson for the No. 3 or 4 spot on the depth chart as he becomes more acclimated with the Vikings' offense, but the Redskins castoff will be on the sideline for Week 1. Even if Doctson ascends in the Vikings' wideout pecking order, it's unlikely he'll carve out a large enough target share behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs to gain mainstream fantasy relevance.

September 2, 2019 03:48 PM
Vikings' Josh Doctson: Resurfaces in Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doctson is signing with the Vikings, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The 2016 first-round pick was waived by Washington on Saturday, failing to earn a roster spot on a team that might have the weakest group of wide receivers in the league. Doctson now lands with a Vikings squad that kept just four wide receivers on its initial 53-man roster, with Chad Beebe and Bisi Johnson earning jobs behind the target-hogging duo of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. It's as good of a landing spot as Doctson could've hoped for, with potential for snaps early in the season if Beebe struggles in the No. 3 role. A reunion with Kirk Cousins can't hurt, though the quarterback had more success in Washington when he threw to other receivers, namely Jamison Crowder, DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon.

August 31, 2019 09:56 PM
Josh Doctson: Cut by Redskins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doctson was released by the Redskins on Saturday,Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

The Redskins were hoping a trade suitor might emerge for Doctson, but predictably the 2016 first-round pick garnered no viable offers. Despite rightfully earning the "bust" label after three years of disappointing play, Doctson is likely one of the better wide receivers currently available on the open market and should latch on with a wide receiver-needy team relatively soon. Paul Richardson, Trey Quinn and Terry McLaurin figure to be the starting three receivers for the Redskins come Week 1.

August 27, 2019 01:40 PM
Redskins' Josh Doctson: Available for trade
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Redskins hope to trade Doctson before Week 1, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Doctson has caught one pass for 16 yards through three preseason games. Coach Jay Gruden declined to say if the wideout will stick around on the 53-man roster, instead noting that Doctson won't play in Thursday's preseason finale against Baltimore, per Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington. It sounds like the Redskins might cut Doctson if they can't find a trade partner by the end of the week. Either way, Terry McLaurin or one of the team's other young wideouts will have a nice opportunity to earn snaps early in the season. Paul Richardson is locked in as a starter outside, with Trey Quinn (thumb) expected to man the slot in three-wide formations.

August 16, 2019 12:04 PM
Redskins' Josh Doctson: No receptions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doctson was targeted once but not record a catch in the Redskins' second preseason game against the Bengals on Thursday.

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.

July 5, 2019 10:04 AM
Redskins' Josh Doctson: Preparing for 2020 departure
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doctson anticipates being a free agent next offseason,'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."

Washington declined the fifth-year option on its 2016 first-round pick, making an easy decision after Doctson managed just 6.8 yards per target and two touchdowns on 44 catches last season. The 26-year-old wideout presumably will open training camp with a spot in the starting offense, but he may face competition from rookie third-round pick Terry McLaurin or even 2018 UDFA Cam Sims. Coach Jay Gruden already put a damper on any fantasy-related optimism, noting that Doctson may struggle to draw targets in an offense that also needs to create opportunities for Paul Richardson, Trey Quinn, Jordan Reed and Chris Thompson. The team also hopes to lean heavily on its running game, led by Derrius Guice (knee) and Adrian Peterson.

May 2, 2019 02:28 PM
Redskins' Josh Doctson: Fifth-year option declined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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.

April 29, 2019 12:44 PM
Redskins' Josh Doctson: Gets competition via draft
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doctson could face some competition after Washington selected wide receivers Terry McLaurin (third round) and Kelvin Harmon (sixth round) during the 2019 NFL Draft.

Of course, Washington lost Jamison Crowder to the Jets earlier this offseason and didn't sign any veteran free agents. Neither rookie profiles as an instant impact player, but it isn't out of the question for one or both to challenge Doctson, who has managed just 1,100 receiving yards in 33 games since coming off the board 22nd overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. It's safe to assume Washington won't pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. Paul Richardson (shoulder) looks like the only sure starter among the team's wideout group, though Trey Quinn tentatively is expected to fill Crowder's vacated slot role.

December 30, 2018 09:48 PM
Redskins' Josh Doctson: Pair of grabs in season-ending loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doctson brought in two of four targets for 33 yards in the Redskins' 24-0 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

Doctson was dealing with an illness this past week, but he bounced back to co-lead the Redskins in receptions and lead the team in receiving yardage. The 26-year-old did manage to establish new career highs in receptions (44) and receiving yardage (532) in 2018, but he's still largely considered a disappointment after being selected No. 22 overall in 2016. Doctson will be playing on the final year of his rookie contract in 2019, and it remains to be seen if he'll stick around to fulfill it.

December 30, 2018 03:08 PM
Redskins' Josh Doctson: Active for season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doctson (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Held out of practice Thursday and Friday due to an illness, Doctson has put the ailment behind him as he prepares for his typical workload in the range of 77 to nearly 100 percent of the offensive snaps. The usage hasn't translated to many significant game lines this season, but he is just four yards shy of setting a new career high.

December 29, 2018 02:00 AM
Redskins' Josh Doctson: Listed as questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doctson (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Doctson still has time to recover before Sunday, but it isn't a great sign that he missed practice both Thursday and Friday, per Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post. With fellow wide receiver Maurice Harris (concussion) already ruled out, Michael Floyd may be looking at a three-down role on the outside. It's unclear whether Jehu Chesson or Darvin Kidsy would join Floyd and Jamison Crowder in three-wide formations if Doctson were to miss the game.

December 27, 2018 01:40 PM
Redskins' Josh Doctson: Comes down with illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Jay Gruden said Doctson missed Thursday's practice due to an illness, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.

Doctson joins two other Redskins wideouts that were listed on Wednesday's injury report: Jamison Crowder (who was limited by a wrist issue) and Maurice Harris (who didn't practice due to a concussion). With the top trio all question marks at the moment, the remaining healthy options at the position in Washington are Michael Floyd, Jehu Chesson and Darvin Kidsey.

December 23, 2018 01:36 AM
Redskins' Josh Doctson: Posts 30 yards in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doctson had three catches (six targets) for 30 yards in Saturday's 25-16 loss to Tennessee.

Josh Johnson failed to connect with Doctson on multiple occasions, most notably a bad throw into coverage in the first half that was picked off. It is tough to trust any receivers outside of Jamison Crowder with an inaccurate mobile quarterback under center. Doctson does possess big-play ability, but he is nothing more than a deep-league dart against the Eagles in Week 17.

December 22, 2018 05:36 PM
Redskins' Josh Doctson: Playing Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doctson (lower back) is active for Saturday's contest against the Titans.

There was some concern Doctson might not be available for Saturday's contest after the receiver stumbled onto the injury report Thursday with what was deemed as lower back spasms. Thankfully for a Redskins offense missing Jordan Reed (foot/ankle), Vernon Davis (concussion) and Maurice Harris (concussion), Doctson's injury only appears to be minor, and as a result the third-year receiver will take the field against a Titans defense allowing the 11th-most fantasy points to the wide receiver position in 2018.

December 20, 2018 02:12 PM
Redskins' Josh Doctson: Dealing with back spasms
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doctson (lower back) is listed as questionable for Saturday's contest at Tennessee.

Doctson's practice reps weren't impacted Tuesday or Wednesday, but the Redskins tacked him onto Thursday's report with what was termed lower back spasms. Elsewhere in the receiving corps, tight end Jordan Reed (foot/ankle) has been ruled out, and Vernon Davis and Maurice Harris are questionable for Saturday with concussions. If Doctson gets the all-clear this weekend, he would be primed to take advantage of the situation alongside Jamison Crowder and Jeremy Sprinkle.

December 16, 2018 09:12 PM
Redskins' Josh Doctson: Falls flat in Jacksonville
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Doctson was held without a catch on two targets in Sunday's 16-13 win over the Jaguars.

Listed as questionable due to a concussion, Doctson got the start but didn't make any noise. He was coming off three straight games with more than 50 yards, but there isn't much reason to expect success with Josh Johnson under center for Week 16 against the Titans and Week 17 against the Eagles.

710/20/19@ DET1:00 pm
810/24/19WAS8:20 pm
911/3/19@ KC1:00 pm
1011/10/19@ DAL8:20 pm
1111/17/19DEN1:00 pm
Bye: Week 12
1312/2/19@ SEA8:15 pm
1412/8/19DET1:00 pm
1512/15/19@ LAC8:20 pm
1612/23/19GB8:15 pm
1712/29/19CHI1:00 pm
2016Washington Redskins2026633.0570111
2017Washington Redskins16143550214.35266225
2018Washington Redskins15124453212.13227031
2019Minnesota Vikings0000---00000
2016Washington Redskins2000---0000
2017Washington Redskins16141-14-14.0-14000
2018Washington Redskins151200---0000
2019Minnesota Vikings0000---0000
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016Washington Redskins200.000000.0000
2017Washington Redskins1600.000000.0000
2018Washington Redskins1522.000000.0000
2019Minnesota Vikings000.000000.0000

Player Info

Birmingham, AL, USA
NFL Experience: