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WR Pierre Garcon - Washington Redskins

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 15): There will surely be panic about Garcon, but Kirk Cousins targeted him frequently and well in his three starts last year. Philadelphia is not that much more imposing than Jacksonville, so Garcon should get back to his normal scoring level in Week 3.

Week 3: at Philadelphia Eagles

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Robert Griffin III is out for 4-8 weeks due to a dislocated (but not fractured) ankle, so the Washington offense belongs to Kirk Cousins now. He looked good off the bench last week (22/33 for 250 yards, two TDs and zero interceptions thrown), but Cousins has had problems previously once he becomes officially 'the Man' at quarterback. We'll see how he responds to his elevation as starter this time around, under new offensive coordinator Sean McVay. The Eagles' pass D is ranked 11th so far this year in terms of yards allowed (207.0), but they have coughed up five passing scores in two games vs. one interception generated. Andrew Luck was not sacked last week on the way to 20/34 for 172 yards passing, three TDs and one interception thrown. Cousins had a hot start to his tenure as starting quarterback. Against the so-so Eagles, this looks like a neutral matchup at Lincoln Financial Field.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 at HOU 0 0 0 12 10 77 0 0
2 vs JAX 0 0 0 4 1 12 0 0
3 at PHI PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 5 * * *
3 at PHI PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 6 * * *
3 at PHI PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 5 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs HOU (12 / 10 / 77 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon again saw short targets in quick-hitting passing game, reprising his role as a serviceable possession receiver with some upside YAC. Garcon's final stat line was solid, but his playmaking ability was capped due to having little opportunity to run after the catch in Gruden's short-passing offense. Garcon looked to be Griffin's primary target when he needed a bail out and the veteran receiver showed he still has some moves in the open field on a nice curl during a two minute drill in the first half. His only deep target came in the fourth quarter in single coverage, but Garcon couldn't outplay CB A.J. Bouye for the ball. The ball was well-thrown but Garcon showed poor ball-tracking and little ability to high-point the pass. Much like last season, Garcon looks like he will be the main target on underneath routes, but it is unclear how he will be utilized in the red zone with Griffin struggling.

2014 Week 2 vs JAX (4 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Pierre Garcon didn't receive a target until 32 second before the end of the the first half. Dropped a beautiful pass from Cousins over the top of the defense that could have scored, but the pass was ripped away at the last moment. His first and only catch of the game came at the 3:41 mark of the third quarter. The receptions leader of 2013, Garcon looked like an afterthought in the Kirk Cousins led Washington offense, giving way to the dynamic TE Niles Paul and the scrappy Andre Roberts in the WR pecking order.

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Overall Dynasty - 40, 24, 42, 73

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Schedule

3@ Philadelphia Eagles
4vs New York Giants
5vs Seattle Seahawks
6@ Arizona Cardinals
7vs Tennessee Titans
8@ Dallas Cowboys
9@ Minnesota Vikings
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12@ San Francisco 49ers
13@ Indianapolis Colts
14vs St. Louis Rams
15@ New York Giants
16vs Philadelphia Eagles
17vs Dallas Cowboys