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Ron Rivera doesn’t anticipate Jahan Dotson will be available for Week 8 vs. Colts

We break down the news that Jahan Dotson has a hamstring injury. What it means for Week 8 and beyond.

Washington Commanders wide receiver Jahan Dotson (1) celebrates with tight end John Bates (87) after catching the game winning touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half at FedExField.  Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday PM update: As we expected, Dotson won’t play this week. Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel will remain the top wide receiver targets.

Thursday update: Dotson wasn’t practicing on Thursday, per Zach Selby. He appears to be on track to miss this Week 8 matchup.

The Washington Commanders rookie wide receiver Jahan Dotson was listed as not practicing on the injury report Wednesday. Dotson had a setback last week when he tweaked his hamstring during practice. He was on track to return, but now there doesn’t appear to be a timeline. Hopefully he’ll get some work this week in practice.

Dotson played well to start the season, catching four touchdowns in just four games. Cam Sims has taken over for Dotson, but hasn’t put up fantasy numbers.

Fantasy football implications for Week 8

Dotson probably isn’t worth holding in fantasy, unless you have deep benches. Despite his four touchdowns, he only had 12 receptions. His usage in the red zone was great of course, but if Logan Thomas can get healthy and Terry McLaurin can get back on track after a good Week 7, there might not be a lot of room for Dotson.