Jahan Dotson was a huge focal point of the Washington Commanders on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. He had eight catches for 108 yards and one touchdown in the 38-31 loss. He had 10 targets on the day, which was second on the team to Terry McLaurin (12).
With that in mind, should fantasy football managers add him off the waiver wire?
Should Jahan Dotson Be a Fantasy Waiver Wire Add in Week 9?
The Commanders are a very interesting team when it comes to fantasy. Some weeks, the offense looks like one of the very best in the NFL. Then, the next week, the Commanders look like a bottom-third offense. On Sunday, the offense was clicking, as quarterback Sam Howell had a monster game.
Howell went 39 of 52 for 397 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception in the loss to the Eagles. He was doing a terrific job of distributing the ball around all day, and Dotson was one of the biggest benefactors.
This is the second consecutive week that Dotson was involved in the offense, as he had five catches for 43 yards on eight targets last week. This is the exact issue that makes it tough for fantasy managers to decide on Dotson. When he is at his best, he can absolutely be a solid Flex play with WR2 potential.
He also has four games this year with six fantasy points. Offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy’s offense for years has been known to spread the ball around and allow everybody to be involved. In the NFL, that is extremely appealing to players. However, for fantasy managers, it can be frustrating at times.
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Right now, if you have the money, add him off the waiver wire. In the best case, he is the third option in the offense and, more likely, the fourth. McLaurin is still the unquestioned No. 1 wide receiver. Besides him, Curtis Samuel and Logan Thomas are great options for Howell.
On Sunday, even Jamison Crowder was extremely involved, having seven catches for 95 yards and one touchdown.
There has to be an understanding that while he has big-time potential, there is also the potential for him to be a bust. Through eight games, he has had four good-to-great games and four duds.
When you are signing a guy off the waiver wire at this point in the season, you have to know that is the case. He is a guy who you look at and realize he won you a week. He is also a guy where you could be kicking yourself for putting him in your lineup.
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