Maurice Harris/Josh Doctson, WR, Washington Redskins
With Jamison Crowder out again in Week 9, Harris (10 receptions for 124 yards), Doctson (three catches for 31 yards and a touchdown) and Paul Richardson (two catches for 16 yards) were Washington’s top three wide receivers against the Atlanta Falcons. Richardson had been banged up himself, and on Monday he was put on IR ahead of season-ending shoulder surgery.
Harris stepped into a role coming out of Washington’s Week 4 bye, and he has at least three catches in four of those five games now. He seems locked into a solid role now, even if Week 9’s 12 targets stands as his high-water mark for the season.
Doctson has shown signs of life lately, with at least five targets in four straight games and more than seven PPR points in three straight. With Richardson out and Crowder in doubt for Week 10 after being declared out for Week 9 very early, Doctson’s role could grow.
Harris and Doctson get a favorable matchup in Week 10. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went into Week 9 allowing the second-most fantasy points to wide receivers (47.5 per game, ESPN PPR scoring), and they’ve allowed multiple touchdowns to the position in five of their eight games.
Harris’ value is greatest in PPR leagues, while Doctson’s rest of season value and upside is a little broader if he can seize an opportunity. But as a WR4/WR5 in leagues with 12 or more teams, and for those that need a bye week plug-in for Week 10, the two healthiest Redskins’ wide receivers are worth a look.
Harris ESPN Ownership: 0.1%
Harris Yahoo! Ownership: 0%
Doctson ESPN Ownership: 17.3%
Doctson Yahoo! Ownership: 8%