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Jahan Dotson is OUT for Week 5 vs. Eagles

We break down the news that Jahan Dotson has a hamstring injury and it means for Week 5 and beyond.

Washington Commanders v Dallas Cowboys Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Friday update: As expected, Dotson has been ruled out for Week 5.

Thursday update: Dotson was working on the side, but not practicing on Thursday, per Nicki Jhabvala. All reports have Dotson missing this week’s game still.

Wednesday update: Dotson didn’t practice on Wednesday as expected. If he does end up practicing at all this week it would be a big surprise.

Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera revealed on Monday that wide receiver Jahan Dotson will miss their Week 5 matchup against the Tennessee Titans and possibly the following week with a hamstring injury. The rookie wideout sustained the injury on Sunday in the team’s 25-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, a game where he caught three passes for 43 yards and a touchdown before going down with the ailment.

This is a huge blow to the sputtering Washington offense as it loses one of its prolific early-season playmakers. Through four games, the first rounder out of Penn State had 12 receptions for 152 yards and four receiving touchdowns, which tied him for the league lead in scores. Dotson is currently the 16th rated wide receiver in fantasy football.

Fantasy football implications

With Dotson out, that means even more targets for Curtis Samuel against the Titans this week. You could also see J.D. McKissic continue to be incorporated into the passing game.