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Jahan Dotson
Bye: 14
Experience: 0 Yr(s)
Age: 22.8
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 184
40 Time: 4.43
Burst Score (Rank): 121.70 (53%)

Jahan Dotson's Weekly Outlook

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Jahan Dotson's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#56 Wide Receiver

114.7 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 62.1 798.7 5.8 2 0

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Basic StatsJahan Dotson's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Washington drafted Dotson 16th overall, earlier than most expected the former Penn State WR to go.
  • HC Ron Rivera has compared Dotson to Steve Smith and DeSean Jackson. He has lauded Dotson’s route-running, his hands, his concentration through the catch and his confidence with the ball. Just after Washington drafted him, Rivera said he liked that Dotson was “polished” and “ready to go,” indicating he expects immediate contributions.
  • Washington traded for Carson Wentz this offseason, and Rivera has talked about how the team now has a QB that can make all the throws.
  • Dotson didn’t really break out until his junior season in college, after he had turned 20. His biggest season – by far – came as a 2021 senior. He did, at least, claim 28.3% and 30% target shares in those final 2 campaigns.
  • Dotson brings 16th-percentile height, 6th-percentile weight and 22nd-percentile wingspan for the position.
  • He ran a 4.43-second 40-yard dash, but his speed score at just 178 pounds rates below average among NFL WRs.
  • Dotson will compete with Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel for targets at the position, assuming he beats Dyami Brown and Cam Sims for a top-3 spot in the WR corps.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Dotson is fun to watch on tape, but there’s reason to believe he won’t be able to win in the NFL in the same ways he did at Penn State. He’s a bit small to be counted on as a downfield force in the pros and might top out as a complementary WR. Dotson does land in a good spot for immediate opportunity, and it sounds like HC Ron Rivera is counting on him contributing right away. If he sticks around until the last few rounds of your draft, there’s nothing wrong with taking a shot on the rookie. Just don’t get too excited.

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Carson Wentz, QB WAS

7:49pm EST 1/10/23

Commanders fire Turner

The Commanders fired OC Scott Turner. Washington never ranked better than 20th in total yards or 23rd in points across Turner's 3 seasons, although QB play was seemingly a bigger problem than Turner's play calling. We'll see who the Commanders tab as their next OC -- and what they do at QB. Carson Wentz is set to count $26 million against the 2023 cap but can be cut with no dead-cap penalty.

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ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that the Commanders are expected to start QB Taylor Heinicke against Dallas in the season finale. But he adds that rookie QB Sam Howell "is also slated to play." Take this news as an admission from HC Ron Rivera that he was wrong to start Carson Wentz in the Week 17 loss to Cleveland. With Washington now eliminated from playoff contention, though, it would seem to make more sense to just play the rookie the whole way. The reported plan, of course, makes both QBs unusable in fantasy football lineups. And the whole situation adds risk to Washington pass-catchers. We're not changing our outlook for RB Brian Robinson Jr., though. Check out the adjusted Week 18 fantasy football rankings.

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Commanders TE Logan Thomas hauled in 6 of 7 targets for 56 yards on Sunday vs. the Browns. This effort led all Commanders' pass-catchers in what was a rather poor offensive showing in the Week 17 loss. WR Jahan Dotson only managed to rope in 3 of 7 targets for 37 yards. WRs Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel combined for 3 catches between them and did not provide much fantasy value on Sunday. It'll be interesting to see if Commanders HC Ron Rivera hands the reigns back over to QB Taylor Heinicke for Week 18 vs. the Cowboys. That might be the only hope fantasy managers playing beyond this week have for this bunch.

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Commanders WR Jahan Dotson led the team with 9 targets in Saturday's loss to the 49ers. He caught 6 of them for 76 yards and a TD. Dotson beat WR Terry McLaurin in targets a game after he tied McLaurin for the team lead. TE Logan Thomas followed Dotson in this one, catching 6 of 8 targets for 35 yards. WR Curtis Samuel added a 5-52-1 receiving line on 5 targets. McLaurin went 4-77-1 on 5 looks.

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Jahan Dotson, WR WAS
Dynasty MVP 124.8
Position Rank #39 WR
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Washington made Dotson the 5th WR off the board at pick #16 last year. We don't see a big fantasy ceiling on the 5’11, 178-pounder with 63rd percentile athleticism, but he at least showed promise as a rookie. Washington's ability to find its long-term QB will be key here. Note that go-to WR Terry McLaurin is under contract for 3 more seasons.

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