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WR DeSean Jackson - Washington Redskins

5-9, 169Born: 12-1-1986College: CaliforniaDrafted: Round 2

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 19): Jackson didn't get the same target share as he got in Week 1, and Josh Doctson is a big reason why. Doctson could also limit Jackson's red zone involvement, and in general the Washington pass offense is looking like it has too many mouths to feed for fantasy, especially if Kirk Cousins is ineffective finishing drives. Jackson is a boom/bust WR3/Flex and trending down heading into a matchup with the Giants.

General News (Fri Sep 23): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.

General News (Thu Sep 22): partially participated in Thursday's practice.

General News (Wed Sep 21): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 3: at New York Giants

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Mark and Joe say: Tough matchup. Kirk Cousins is 5/17 for 34 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the red zone so far this year. Last season, he was 50-for-78 for 345 yards, 22 touchdowns and no interceptions in the red zone. On September 20, head coach Jay Gruden said Cousins still has the coaching staff's 'total faith' despite the rough beginning to the season. Cousins ranks third in the league in passing yards (693), but he has only one touchdown versus three interceptions so far this year. We'll see if the visit to divisional-rival New York sparks an improvement in Cousins - the top Washington wide receiver so far this season (PPR scoring) is Jamison Crowder, with 12/97/1 receiving (30th-ranked fantasy wide receiver in the land). Jordan Reed checks in at eighth among fantasy tight ends with 12/134/0 to his credit. The Giants' pass defense is currently 13th in the NFL averaging 237.0 net passing yards allowed per game, with just one passing score given out vs. zero interceptions and two sacks generated. Over the first two weeks of the season, the Giants have averaged 14.9 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (sixth-least in the NFL); and 18.8 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (10th-least); with 5.8 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (14th-least). This is a tough matchup for the visiting Cousins and company.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs PIT 48 0 0 0 10 6 102 0 0 10.2
2 vs DAL 51 0 0 0 5 3 40 0 0 4
3 at NYG PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 4 * * * *
3 at NYG PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4 * * * *
3 at NYG PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 4 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 2 vs DAL (5 / 3 / 40 / 0 rec)

DeSean Jackson should have had a much bigger game but Kirk missed him a few times streaking up the field. DeSean started the game well as he had two catches and one of them going for twenty eight yards. Then the day quickly dialed down for him. Kirk missed DeSean in the first half for a potential touchdown as he outran double coverage only to have Kirk over throw him by quite a bit. DeSean had another opportunity for a long score in the second half but Kirk threw the ball over the wrong shoulder and he was unable to track it down. This had to be a frustrating game for DeSean knowing he got the better of Dallas' secondary but couldn't capitalize.

2016 Week 1 vs PIT (10 / 6 / 102 / 0 rec)

DeSean Jackson had the most productive day of all pass catchers as he went over one hundred yards on the day. His longest catch went for thirty three yards but most of his work was done on hitch routes. The secondary played soft coverage all game which allowed Kirk to continuously find him for dinks and dunks. DeSean had an opportunity for one big play downfield but it was taken away by a pass interference call. DeSean's elite speed terrifies opponents which in turn makes it easy for Kirk to find him on comeback routes towards the sideline. Even though DeSean was productive in this game none of it changed life for Washington's offense.


Latest News

Redskins | DeSean Jackson not on injury report (Fri Sep 23, 04:13 PM) - Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (ankle, knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

Our View: Jackson's status seemed shakier early in the week, but he should be ready for the matchup against the resurgent Giants defense. He's a boom/bust WR3/Flex because he is sharing targets with a lot of other viable receivers and Kirk Cousins is still struggling to get the efficiency level he was at in the second half of 2015.
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Redskins | DeSean Jackson limited (Thu Sep 22, 03:18 PM) - Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (ankle, knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 22.

Our View: Right now we have him penciled in as a WR5 against the New York Giants. Kirk Cousins is a hot mess, and that impacts everyone here, and the injury is icing on the cake.
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Redskins | DeSean Jackson misses practice (Wed Sep 21, 02:51 PM) - Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21, because of injuries he suffered in Week 2.

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Redskins | Century mark for DeSean Jackson (Tue Sep 13, 12:03 AM) - Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson posted six receptions for 102 yards in the Week 1 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was targeted 10 times.

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