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WR DeSean Jackson - Washington Redskins

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

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 15): Jackson played in Week 15, but he had little impact on the game. He could be a decent desperation play in deeper leagues in Week 16 because of the Philadelphia matchup and Robert Griffin III likely starting, but this has been a disappointing year for Jackson

General News (Wed Dec 17): hasn't been the same the last few weeks while working through his leg injury, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Jackson has almost 1,000 yards receiving and five touchdowns in 13 games this year, despite dealing with injuries. Gruden said Jackson doesn't always force opposing defenses to shift their coverage, but he often times draws the other team's best cornerback.

Week 16: vs Philadelphia Eagles

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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12 at SF 0 0 0 5 2 39 0 0
13 at IND 0 0 0 6 5 84 1 0
15 at NYG 1 9 0 8 3 15 0 0
16 vs PHI PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 5 * * *
16 vs PHI PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 4 * * *
16 vs PHI PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 4 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 13 vs IND (6 / 5 / 84 / 1 rec)

DeSean Jackson turned in a very productive performance before exiting the game in the second half with what looked to be a bad leg injury. Jackson was second to TE Jordan Reed in yards and targets and was able to haul in a long TD pass from Colt McCoy in the third quarter when he made a nice adjustment on an underthrown pass up the left sideline. Jackson was lined up all over the formation and seemed to benefit from lighter coverage as Garcon garnered most of the attention. Jackson's injury came on an incomplete pass deep down the left sideline where Jackson drew a pass interference. He immediately fell to the ground clutching his knee.

2014 Week 15 vs NYG (8 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)

DeSean Jackson and the entire receiving corps struggled in the Robert Griffin led offense. Jackson was only able to turn his team leading eight targets into 15 yards as Griffin never really threatened down the field. Jackson's lone deep target was way off target and thrown into double coverage. He didn't look too troubled by his lower leg injury that kept him out the previous game, but Jackson and RG3 look out of synch at the moment.

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Latest News

Redskins | DeSean Jackson hasn't been at his best (Wed Dec 17, 01:54 PM) - Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shin) hasn't been the same the last few weeks while working through his leg injury, according to head coach Jay Gruden. Jackson has almost 1,000 yards receiving and five touchdowns in 13 games this year, despite dealing with injuries. Gruden said Jackson doesn't always force opposing defenses to shift their coverage, but he often times draws the other team's best cornerback.

Our View: Gee, ya think? Jackson had three catches for 15 yards in Week 15 as he continues to deal with this shin injury. He hasn't had a 100-yard game since Week 9, and fantasy owners need to consider Jackson nothing more than a low-end WR3/flex play.
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Redskins | DeSean Jackson will play (Sun Dec 14, 11:13 AM) - Updating an earlier report, Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (leg) will play Sunday, Dec. 14.

Our View: Jackson is a boom/bust WR3/Flex. He has had some success with Colt McCoy, but both are banged up right now.
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Redskins | DeSean Jackson appears ready (Sun Dec 14, 10:48 AM) - Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (leg) posted a message on his Instagram account that gives optimism that he'll play Sunday, Dec. 14.

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Redskins | DeSean Jackson 50-50 this week (Sat Dec 13, 04:34 PM) - Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (leg) is 50-50 to play in Week 15, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Our View: Fantasy owners need to make other plans here. If Jackson plays, he could quickly be pulled, limited or re-aggravate the injury. If he plays, just consider him a WR4/flex play in deeper PPR leagues.
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Redskins | DeSean Jackson looked better in practice (Fri Dec 12, 07:37 PM) - Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shin) looked good running routes in individual drills Friday, Dec. 12, and he was able to plant hard and cut the other way. 'He ran a little bit better today. So I feel pretty good about his chances, really, a little bit better and obviously better than I did last week for sure,' head coach Jay Gruden said.

Our View: They consider him 50/50 for Week 15. Fantasy owners should have other options at the ready.
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Schedule

16vs Philadelphia Eagles
17vs Dallas Cowboys