Again, already admitted/pointed out that it was a very low sample size (and it's not cherry picking because I didn't pick and choose any sample size, those numbers are all-inclusive).trc wrote: ↑Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:08 amI actually do think they will involve him, but not based on extrapolating and cherry picking this extremely low sample size (catch ratio of 33,3 %).StableOfRBs wrote: ↑Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:30 pmThat if he's healthy and on the field he should see a good target share in the Redskins offense, they put him on the field last year to use him, not just run routes and be a decoy or to block, but to involve him. I would expect that to carry over to this year as well. I acknowledged that it was a small sample size but it still shows that they wanted to get him going in the offense.
I would put heavy weight into draft capital spent.
The point of it was to show that even last year, with DJax, Garcon, Crowder and Reed playing in the 2 games Doctson was in, the Redskins still made a sincere effort to get Doctson, who was still dealing with an injury at that point, involved in the offense. Which, sure, by itself might not mean anything but combined with the high draft pick they spent on him tells me that they want him featured in the near future and had planned to do so starting as early as last year, even with a loaded/crowded receiving corps. If he, and every other receiver (Reed included), played a full 16 games I wouldn't be surprised if he had over 100 targets by the end of the year.
I'm thinking it would end up roughly like this assuming another 600 attempts for Cousins:
Crowder ~120 targets
Reed ~110 targets
Doctson ~100-110 targets
Pryor ~100-110 targets
Thompson ~50-55 targets
Everyone else ~95-120 targets
This is about what the spread was last year with Garcon, Crowder, Reed and DJax having just over 400 combined targets in 59 combined games so it's not that far-fetched and with Doctson's ability to run routes, leaping ability and ability to get separation I think he could end the year as a mid WR2.