WR DeSean Jackson - Philadelphia Eagles
|5-9, 169||Born: 12-1-1986||College: California||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2008|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 16): Jackson's groin injury gave him a zero for Week 2. The Eagles play on a Thursday in Week 4, so they may hold Jackson out next week vs. Detroit even though his injury appears to be minor.
General News (Wed Sep 18): did not practice on Wednesday.
General News (Tue Sep 17): is not expected to play in Week 3 versus the Detroit Lions and he may be hard-pressed to go in Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers due to a short turnaround, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Week 3: vs Detroit Lions
FBG says: Neutral matchup. The injury bug bit the Philadelphia Eagles' receiving unit throughout week two, as the team lost Alshon Jeffrey, DeSean Jackson, and Dallas Goedert for the matchup against Atlanta. In week three, Alshon Jeffrey's status is in doubt, and in his place rookie, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside will likely step into the starting lineup. The Eagles drafted Arcega-Whiteside, a physically-gifted jump-ball specialist from Stanford, in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft. The rookie was unimpressive in his first crack at significant playing time in the NFL, and expectations for his production in the short-term should be tempered. Additionally, DeSean Jackson is unlikely to see the field in week three. In Jackson's place, Mack Hollins is poised to make his first career start. Hollins, a third-year receiver, produced 5 catches for 50 yards on 8 targets in what was effectively his first career start against the Falcons. In the absence of two key contributors, Carson Wentz primarily utilized Nelson Algoholor and Zach Ertz through the air, as he targeted the duo 11 and 16 times, respectively. Philadelphia's offensive line entered the season as one of the league's best, and the first two weeks of the 2019 season have solidified this ranking. Philadelphia's passing attack, when healthy, is a strength of this roster. In week three, battling various injuries, Doug Pederson and the rest of the coaching staff have their work cut out for them trying to construct a dangerous passing attack. The Detroit Lions opened the season against the Arizona Cardinals' up-tempo offense in both quarterback Kyler Murray and head coach Kliff Kingsbury's first taste of NFL action. Murray finished with 308 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception on the day: a stat line driven by an extremely pass-heavy comeback attempt. In week two, Detroit faced off with a much slower, and depleted, Los Angeles Chargers passing attack. Philip Rivers posted 293 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 1 interception on 36 passing attempts in the game. Rivers, however, entered the game without his number-one tight end, Hunter Henry, and a hampered number-two wide receiver, as Mike Williams played through a knee injury. The Detroit pass-rush has been perfectly average through two weeks, generating middling-pressure numbers on opposing quarterbacks. On the back-end, Detroit fields one of the league's best cornerbacks, Darius Slay. Slay is one of the few cornerbacks in the NFL that follows the opposition's number-one wide receiver in coverage, regardless of whether it is on the left or right side of the formation. Against Philadelphia, it is unclear whether or not he will shadow one wide receiver throughout the game, but if he does, Slay will follow Nelson Algholor. As a whole, Detroit's pass defense is a league-average unit at all levels, from the pass-rush to pass-coverage.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
DeSean Jackson's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 2 vs ATL (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jackson left the game with a groin injury.
2019 Week 1 vs WAS (9 / 8 / 154 / 2 rec)
Jackson's return to Philadelphia was a rousing success, producing nearly three times the receiving yardage of any other Eagles player, including two long touchdowns against Washington. Jackson's speed, plus some help from defensive breakdowns on the backend of Washington's secondary, contributed to Jackson's big-play impact and ultimately Philadelphia's comeback win. Jackson huge game could have been even bigger if not for a dropped pass, being stuffed on a screen reception, and he was called for an unnecessary roughness penalty along the way. Jackson's chemistry with Carson Wentz downfield is a positive sign for this all-star roster on the Eagles offense going forward.
Latest NewsEagles | DeSean Jackson misses practice (Wed Sep 18, 04:30 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 18. The Eagles did not hold an official practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation. link to story Eagles | DeSean Jackson unlikely to go Week 3 (Tue Sep 17, 05:03 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (groin) is not expected to play in Week 3 versus the Detroit Lions and he may be hard-pressed to go in Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers due to a short turnaround, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Our View: According to reports, Jackson has been dealing with this groin/abdomen issue for weeks. They have a short turnaround in Week 4, so we'll have to see if Jackson can return in Week 5. With Alshon Jeffery (calf) banged up, Nelson Agholor is the team's No. 1 receiver. Mack Hollins and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside will get more time too.
link to story Eagles | DeSean Jackson nursing groin injury (Sun Sep 15, 10:03 PM) - Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (groin) is dealing with a groin injury suffered in the first half of the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons and he is questionable to return. link to story Eagles | Desean Jackson checks back in (Sun Sep 15, 09:07 PM) - Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles WR Desean Jackson (lower body) returned to the field in the second quarter of the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons after missing a handful of plays. link to story Eagles | DeSean Jackson leaves game (Sun Sep 15, 08:58 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR Desean Jackson (undisclosed) left the Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons due to an undisclosed injury. He went to the medical tent, and was seen after limping on the sideline. link to story More News
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