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WR Pierre Garcon - Washington Redskins

5-11, 210Born: 8-8-1986College: Mount UnionDrafted: Round 6

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Week 12: vs New York Giants

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Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. These two rivals last met in Week Three, when Washington lost 21-32. The team managed 30/49 for 316 yards passing, one TD and two interceptions thrown behind Kirk Cousins in that game, and he has remained at the helm for this club ever since. This week, Cousins comes into the rematch with 'both boots on' now that DeSean Jackson (eight targets for 5/87/1 receiving vs. Carolina last week) is back on the field. Jordan Reed (nine for 6/96/0), Pierre Garcon (12 for 5/64/0) and Jamison Crowder (one for 1/5/0 last week in a disappointing effort) are the other main targets for Cousins (22/30 for 207 yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown at the Panthers last week) here in Week 12. The Giants' pass D is ranked 32nd in the NFL averaging 309.9 net yards allowed per game, with just 12 sacks generated all year (tied for dead last in the NFL). They have allowed 19 passing scores (almost two per game over 10 contests) but have generated 14 interceptions (tied for second in the NFL in interceptions). The Giants are second in the NFL with a +12 turnover differential (14 interceptions and eight fumble recoveries vs 10 turnovers of their own). This team is ranked second-most in the NFL over the past four weeks (three games) in fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks (32.3 per game), second-most in fantasy points given up to opposing tight ends (15.4), and third-most in fantasy points given up to opposing wide receivers (33.2 on average during that time span). This is a great matchup for the Washington pass offense.

Recent Stats and Projections

9 at NE 51 0 0 0 8 4 70 0 0 7
10 vs NO 45 0 0 0 2 2 10 0 0 1
11 at CAR 29 0 0 0 4 3 43 0 0 4.3
12 vs NYG PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 4 * * * *
12 vs NYG PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4 * * * *
12 vs NYG PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 3 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 11 vs CAR (4 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon had minimal impact on this game as he only had 3 catches. Washington's inability to sustain drives really limited Pierre's opportunities to produce. However he is a possession receiver he doesn't see much volume in the passing attack.

2015 Week 10 vs NO (2 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon had his most unproductive game of the year as he only had 2 catches for 10 yards. There wasn't a high volume of passing in this game but the lack of involvement for him was uncharacteristic. He wasn't necessarily being shadowed by the Saints ace corner Delvin Breaux but then again Pierre isn't utilized as a big play weapon in this offense.

2015 Week 9 vs NE (8 / 4 / 70 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon was Washington's most productive receiver on the day as he totaled 70 yards. None of it had much impact but having DeSean Jackson back on the opposite side seemed to give him more room to operate as he had more yards receiving in this game than the last few weeks.

2015 Week 7 vs TB (6 / 5 / 55 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon had a rather pedestrian day considering how much the Redskins threw the ball around. He had 5 catches with his longest being a 21 yarder. Pierre had 2 catches in the first two possessions of the third quarter that kept drives alive which is his staple. He is mainly a chain mover but the volume of catches and his role in this offense isn't what it used to be. The emergence of other weapons has caused his role to diminish.

2015 Week 6 vs NYJ (8 / 5 / 28 / 1 rec)

Pierre Garcon caught a touchdown in the first quarter on a nice slant play at the goal line but that was his only significant contribution to this game. Garcon's five catches weren't very impactful due to being covered by Darrelle Revis most of the game.

2015 Week 5 vs ATL (8 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon day was limited to 3 catches. Even though his day was quiet, he made one of the biggest plays of the game as he caught a 21 yarder that helped set up the field to force overtime. Garcon's role in this offense is to be a chain mover so these type of days can be common for him. Being that he plays on the outside while Cousins prefers his throws in the middle of the field sometimes Garcon can get lost in the shuffle.

2015 Week 4 vs PHI (8 / 7 / 55 / 1 rec)

Pierre Garcon didn't have a ton of yardage, but this might have been his most effective game so far. Garcon had 7 catches but it should also be noted that he was targeted even more. Garcon often kept the chains moving but displayed great ability to get yards after the catch. Garcon had 3 huge catches on the final drive that sealed the game including the game winning touchdown catch in tight coverage. Garcon is a physical receiver that doesn't mind taking the punishment so Kirk throws to him with confidence. This is a low volume/short passing offense (while Desean Jackson is out) and Garcon is playing well.

2015 Week 3 vs NYG (12 / 5 / 64 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon had a decent night as he kept drives alive by making himself available for Kirk Cousins. His night could have been better if not for a few errant throws and a couple drops in his part. Garcon biggest catch of the night went for 19 yards but he mainly stayed active as a possession receiver. Garcon fumbled around the middle of the fourth quarter but it was overturned and resulted in a 4th down. They were able to keep possession because of a Pass Interference call but the game was virtually out of reach at this point. If Garcon had better quarterback play then he certainly could have been more productive.

2015 Week 2 vs STL (7 / 6 / 23 / 1 rec)

Pierre Garcon was relatively quiet as the ground game was the focal point. All of his 6 catches were merely dink and dunk plays which shows in his extremely low yardage total. However he did catch a fantastic back shoulder touchdown grab in which he lost his defender. As a possession receiver Pierre Garcon will have more quiet weeks with them leaning on the run game.

2015 Week 1 vs MIA (8 / 6 / 74 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon instantly had a busier than usual afternoon once Desean Jackson went down. He was targeted on 3 of the next 5 throws from Cousins. Pierre is more of a possession receiver so he doesn't quite bring the explosion to the passing game. Cousins often found Garcon on hitch routes and slants which kept the chains moving. Garcon started off hot as he had 4 catches in the first half, but then only ended up with 6 total for the game. His presence wasn't felt as much as anticipated when Desean Jackson went down. The "run first" mentality combined with Garcon's role as a possession receiver leaves his weekly output very modest.


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