How To Treat Jahan Dotson as Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Target (Week 16)

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Commanders rookie wideout Jahan Dotson is trending up as the fantasy football season winds down. Quiet from a production standpoint over Weeks 10-13 (after his return from injury), Dotson has now scored in back-to-back weeks.

The Penn State product has a knack for finding the end zone, as he’s tallied six touchdowns in nine games played. Had he not missed five weeks, he could easily be at or near double digits in touchdowns.

Dotson’s an exciting talent our staff at Action Network loves, but is he a recommended add and start for Week 16 against the 49ers? Read on for analysis below.

Sean Koerner: Dotson is coming off two great performances, going for 5/54/1 and 4/105/1. However, his underlying usage still suggests he’s a TD-dependent WR4.

His odds of scoring are much lower this week against the 49ers — Washington also has the fifth lowest implied team total of the week. I would maybe add him to potentially use in Week 17 against the Browns.

Samantha Previte: Dotson had a breakout performance in the Commanders' 20-12 loss to the Giants. He caught 4-of-6 targets for 105 yards and a touchdown, which was his second in the last two weeks.

The first-round rookie has been injured for much of this season, but in the nine games he's played, Dotson has finished as a top-22 receiver or better five times.

The Commanders have certainly had their offensive struggles this year, but their receiving corps has been strong with Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel by Dotson's side.

Dotson is on the rise and he could end up offering low-end WR3/flex value down the stretch — even with the 49ers' stout defense on deck.

Mike Triplett: Love the player, hate the remaining schedule (at San Francisco, vs. Cleveland, vs. Dallas).

I was pretty stunned to see Dotson is only 17% rostered since he has that enviable combination of talent and opportunity. Remember, Dotson was the 16th pick in the draft. And when he has been healthy, he has shown flashes of why — scoring at least 13 PPR fantasy points in five of his nine games, while catching six TD passes.

Fellow Commanders receiver Curtis Samuel’s role has diminished in the second half of the season, paving the way for Dotson to have a larger role.  Unfortunately, it might be hard to trust him in a playoff lineup this week against the NFL’s No. 1 defense in both yards allowed and points allowed.

I like his upside better than most of the names on the waiver wire. He’s a must-add if he’s still available in any dynasty or keeper leagues.

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