If you’re looking for a player to draft on your fantasy football team as a receiver then don’t look the Washington Redskins way. So far through four games the leading receiver for the Skins is Chris Thompson, followed by Jordan Reed.
Having a skilled running back that can catch the ball out of the backfield is a huge piece of the puzzle for Washington’s offense and then to have a tight end like Reed, when healthy, that can produce and compete with anyone in the NFL is also a good fix on the receiving issues.
As (@drewskinsfan232) mentioned on Twitter, the Redskins first pass of the season went to Reed, they defeated Arizona. The following week, they didn’t target him until the third quarter in a game the Skins lost ugly to Indy. In Week 3, they hit Reed with the first pass play, they win big over Green Bay. Last week against New Orleans … they don’t find Reed until late third quarter, Redskins lose.
Plain and simple, Washington should not just solely rely on Reed for the receptions. They paid Richardson $40 million over a five-year span with $20 million in guarantees, $12.5 million of which are guaranteed at signing.
Richardson has yearly per game bonuses of $500,000 — that’s good money for the teams third leading receiver at 13 receptions for 181 yards with a touchdown.
Adrian Peterson, who signed with Washington before the start of the season has seven receptions for 136 yards. Tight end Vernon Davis has six receptions for 101 yards on the season thus far.
Don’t Quit On Jamison Crowder
With 13 receptions for 134 yards and a touchdown on the year, his numbers are way down from previous season in the Burgundy and Gold. Lasy year Crowder was the teams’ number one receiver with 66 receptions on 104 targets for 789 yards and four touchdowns.
In 2016 he was ranked third behind DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. Even though he was ranked as the third-best receiver, Crowder still put up good numbers having 67 receptions on 97 targets for 847 yards and hauled in seven touchdowns.
Even in his rookie season, which was in 2015, Crowder was in the top three rankings within the Redskins receivers as he hauled in 59 receptions on 79 targets for 604 yards with two touchdowns.
What Gives Josh Doctson?
Many Redskins fans are calling for the Redskins to trade the former first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft since he’s not performing up to the standards as a number one receiver should.
We will let Doctson slide in 2016 since it was his rookie season and he only had two total receptions for 66 yards. Have to admit, with that receiving core it was going to be hard for the former TCU standout to get a lot of playing time.
However, the following season Doctson provided the Redskins fans with flashes of why he was drafted in the first round as he had 35 receptions for 502 yards and six touchdowns which led the team.
That excitement and happiness have quickly faded in 2018 as Doctson has been a no-show for the start of the season. Doctson has a total of five receptions for 48 yards. After missing Monday Night, it was reported that Doctson was limited and would be day-to-day as he was recovering from a heel injury. The latest report from ESPN’s John Keim is that Doctson is now listed as questionable and will be a game-time decision for Sunday’s contest against the Panthers.
Doctson just needs to come out in the coming weeks and put up good numbers. They don’t have to be flashy; but break off a big reception, score on a big pass play, just do something. Prove everyone wrong as to why you don’t need to be wearing the Burgundy and Gold, including me.