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Jahan Dotson
ADP: 13.5
Bye: 14
Experience: 0 Yr(s)
Age: 22.5
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 184
40 Time: 4.43
Burst Score (Rank): 121.70 (53%)

Jahan Dotson's Weekly Outlook

Week 4 Projections
Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
3 39.2 0.3 5.7
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Rest Of Way Outlook

Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs Fantasy Pts
3.8 48.9 0.3 6.7

Jahan Dotson's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#59 Wide Receiver

106.5 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
13.5 59 780.7 4.9 2 0.5

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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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Jahan Dotson, WR WAS

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Dotson expected to miss "a week or 2"

Commanders HC Ron Rivera said Monday that WR Jahan Dotson's hamstring injury "might keep him out a week or 2." So expect the rookie to at least miss this Sunday's game vs. the Titans. We'll see about his Week 6 availability. WR Dyami Brown picked up Dotson's snaps after he exited Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

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Commanders QB Carson Wentz threw for just 170 yards, 1 TD and 2 INTs in Sunday's 25-10 loss to the Cowboys. WR Curtis Samuel once again led the team in targets (7), catching 4 balls for 38 yards. TE Logan Thomas, WR Terry McLaurin and TE John Bates tied for 2nd with 6 targets apiece. Rookie WR Jahan Dotson led the squad with 43 receiving yards and snagged the lone TD but left early with a hamstring injury. Dallas looked like a negative matchup heading in. A Week 5 home date with the Titans presents rebound potential.

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Commanders WR Jahan Dotson suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's game at Dallas and is questionable to return. With Washington currently down 15 late in the 4th quarter, we'd be surprised if Dotson returns. We'll see about his status heading into Week 5.

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WR Curtis Samuel led the Commanders in targets for the 3rd straight game in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. His 10 stood 1 ahead of WR Terry McLaurin and RB J.D. McKissic and 2 ahead of WR Jahan Dotson. TE Logan Thomas trailed in 5th place with 3 looks. Samuel caught a team-high 7 balls but collected a mere 48 yards (6.9 per catch). McLaurin turned his 6 receptions into 102 yards, while Dotson managed just 2 catches for 10 yards amid 8 targets. Through 3 weeks, QB Carson Wentz ranks 4th in the league in pass attempts, which has helped the volume of every pass-catcher.

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For the 2nd straight game, WR Curtis Samuel led all Commanders in targets Sunday. He drew 9 in the 36-27 loss to Detroit, catching 7 for 78 yards and a TD. (Samuel added a carry for 21 yards.) WR Terry McLaurin checked in 2nd, catching 4 of his 8 targets for 75 yards. J.D. McKissic rebounded from a quiet Week 1 to rank 3rd with 7 targets, catching all of them for 54 yards. WR Jahan Dotson and TE Logan Thomas garnered 5 looks apiece and each caught a TD.

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Jahan Dotson, WR WAS
Dynasty MVP 115.9
Position Rank #46 WR
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Perhaps we’re too low on Dotson, who Washington made the 5th WR off the board at pick #16. But we don’t see a big fantasy ceiling on the 5’11, 178-pounder with 63rd percentile athleticism. Dotson didn’t break out until his junior season at Penn State and is not an early declare. He does look like a relatively safe and NFL-ready WR with strong route-running ability and reliable hands. And Dotson has a good chance to win a top-3 role as a rookie alongside Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel.

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