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Is This The Week The Receivers Finally Breakout?

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The time is now to start making strides at the receiver position for Washington

NFL: Washington Redskins at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Redskins receiving corps has been unimpressive for the most part this season. With sporadic plays being made individually, as a unit, they have not been a threat consistently on a weekly basis. Statistically, the Redskins rank 14th in pass yards per game, but running back Chris Thompson accounts for 235 of their 1,004 yards through the air. With Jordan Reed banged up early on and on a pitch-count, the Redskins have no go-to in the passing game. Terrelle Pryor Sr., Washington’s big-name offseason signing, is showing his inexperience as a wideout. Josh Doctson who has shown flashes of natural abilities, has struggled to see the field for a variety of inexplicable reasons. Jamison Crowder has disappeared at times throughout games, and the most consistent receiver somewhat surprisingly has been Ryan Grant, who has taken advantage of the opportunities given to him early on.

The Redskins face a San Francisco 49ers team that creates opportunities for their receiver group. San Francisco has the 26th ranked defense in passing yards per game, and with a below average secondary, Cousins and company has an opportunity to have a big game Sunday afternoon. The Redskins benefit best when production is spread throughout the team, but that did not mean former players like Pierre Garcon or DeSean Jackson had no role in the offense, both did. Pryor and Doctson are being looked at as the number one and two receivers (in no particular order) for this Washington team, but the time is now to grow into a specified role.

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Poll

What are you expecting from Josh Doctson and Terrelle Pryor this week?

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  • 26%
    This is the start of a great season
    (67 votes)
  • 22%
    Both will eat this week, not sure about the future
    (57 votes)
  • 44%
    Not confident both will pick up in production, but hope so
    (111 votes)
  • 6%
    Not expecting much
    (17 votes)
252 votes total Vote Now