Jahan Dotson Scouting Report & Fantasy Football Outlook

Frank AmmiranteSenior Sports Writer
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2022

Jahan Dotson is a receiver with adequate size at 5-foot-11, 178 pounds and good speed with a 4.43 40 time. Dotson had a breakout year as a season, putting up 91 catches for 1,182 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Scouts describe him as a finesse receiver who can make an impact all over the field. He’s a silky-smooth route runner who has strong separation skills along with the athleticism to make defenders miss after the catch.

Jahan Dotson NFL Draft Outlook

The Washington Commanders took Jahan Dotson with the 16th pick after trading down from 11, making him the fourth wideout off the board. Washington desperately needed some help alongside Terry McLaurin.

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While McLaurin will dominate targets for the Commanders, Dotson has a chance to make an impact as a complementary piece. He can replace Dyami Brown in the top-three, as the Year-2 wideout didn’t show much in his rookie season.

Jahan Dotson Fantasy Football WR Tips

Dotson doesn’t profile as a potential alpha wide receiver one like others in this class such as Drake London, Garrett Wilson, or Treylon Burks. The former Penn State star looks like more of a volatile option who is best suited for Best Ball leagues.

It’s hard to envision this Commanders offense as a pass-heavy scheme, so there may not be enough volume for Dotson to make enough of an impact in his rookie year, especially with Curtis Samuel coming back from injury.

In dynasty leagues, you have to be encouraged by the first-round draft capital, so he’s firmly in play as a second rounder. While I don’t think that he’ll ever be able to turn into a top target in a passing game, he can definitely develop into a solid WR2 in the right scheme.

Jahan Dotson Scouting Report


  • Outstanding size
  • Physical player
  • Can line up all over the formation
  • Good ability after the catch
  • Can win contested balls
  • Strong production at a young age


  • Needs to work on acceleration off the ball
  • Could struggle to make an impact downfield
  • Better suited in short-to-intermediate targets
  • Was never asked to run a full route tree


Frank Ammirante

Frank Ammirante is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously, he wrote for 4for4 Football and RotoBaller. Frank is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association while maintaining an active presence within the community. He has competed in industry contests like the Scott Fish Bowl, The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and more. Frank will be making his debut in Tout Wars this year. He's got a diverse sporting background, but specializes in football and baseball.

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