Jay Gruden gives fantasy football tip regarding Josh Doctson

July 28, 2018

RICHMOND Jay Gruden inadvertently gave some advice Saturday for those playing fantasy football.

The Redskins coach said “it will be hard” for wide receiver Josh Doctson and the rest of the offense to have a superstar year when it comes to stats.

Why? Well, there are so many options at quarterback Alex Smith’s disposal and Gruden’s philosophy is to call plays for a variety of players.

Asked about his expectations for Doctson for this upcoming season, Gruden said he just wants the wide receiver to get better.

Entering his third year, Doctson, the Redskins’ first-round selection in 2016, is coming off a season in which he had 35 receptions for 502 yards and six touchdowns.

“I think people are looking for the stats to fly off the charts,” Gruden said. “But you know around here, the way we spread the ball around to Chris [Thompson], Jordan [Reed], Jamison [Crowder], and all these other guys it’s going to be hard for and Paul [Richardson Jr.] now, Maurice Harris and Robert Davis when he gets in there it’s going to be hard for one guy to have a fantasy football superstar year.

“I think in the red zone is where he’s is going to be most dangerous, that’s where we’re hoping that he can really dominate in that area of the field and some tight window throws on third down,” he added. “Just continue to get better and better and when the ball is there for him and he goes out and makes the tough catches.”

Well, there you have it. Adjust your draft board accordingly.