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WR DeSean Jackson - Washington Redskins

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

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General News (Tue Dec 6): is expected to be pursued by the Philadelphia Eagles when he is a free agent this offseason, according to sources.

Week 14: at Philadelphia Eagles

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Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Kirk Cousins led his team to a 27-20 win over Philadelphia back in Week Six, with 18/34 for 263 yards passing, two TDs and one interception thrown (while taking zero sacks). Jamison Crowder (four targets for 3/52/1 receiving) and Vernon Davis (four for 2/50/1) pulled down the TDs, while Pierre Garcon (11 for 6/77/0) and DeSean Jackson (nine for 4/55/0) were the top receivers during the game. Cousins and company fell short in Arizona 23-31 last weekend, even though he moved the ball pretty well (21/37 for 271 yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown, with two sacks taken for -25 yards). He also ran in a TD (2/0/1 rushing). Jordan Reed was out of the game due to a shoulder injury (there is no word on his prospects for Week 14 as of Wednesday, stay tuned to's Players in the News for his practice participation on Thursday and Friday), so Vernon Davis saw six targets for 5/47/0 receiving last week. Pierre Garcon (nine for 7/78/0) and DeSean Jackson (four for 1/59/0) led the team in receiving, while Jamison Crowder shook off a hip pointer during the game and hauled in a TD (eight for 3/42/1). The Washington passing attack is powering onwards entering the final 1/4 of the regular season. The Eagles' pass defense averages 244.5 net passing yards allowed per game (13th in the NFL) with 19 passing scores given out vs nine interceptions (tied for 16th in the NFL) and 26 sacks (tied for 14th) generated so far. From Week 10 to Week 13 of the 2016 season (over the last four weeks, but includes 10 teams on bye during that time span - each team has at least three games played in the last four weeks), Philadelphia has averaged 23.7 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (seventh-most in the NFL); and 30.3 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (third-most); with 5.5 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (10th-least). As you can see the Eagles' pass defense has slipped a few notches of late - Andy Dalton wasn't sacked last week and threw 23/31 for 332 net yards, two TDs and zero interceptions during the 32-14 win over Philadelpia. This is a good matchup for Cousins and company.

Recent Stats and Projections

11 vs GB 49 0 0 0 6 4 51 1 0 11.1
12 at DAL 56 0 0 0 8 4 118 1 0 17.8
13 at ARI 45 0 0 0 4 1 59 0 0 5.9
14 at PHI PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 4 * * * *
14 at PHI PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 3 * * * *
14 at PHI PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 4 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 13 vs ARI (4 / 1 / 59 / 0 rec)

DeSean Jackson only brought in one catch for this game and it was nearly a long touchdown. He caught a fifty-nine yard bomb but was barely tackled at the five yard line. DeSean dropped two passes on short throws and Kirk overthrew him on a fade route in the end zone. DeSean is prone to quiet games when the deep ball isn't clicking on all cylinders.

2016 Week 12 vs DAL (8 / 4 / 118 / 1 rec)

DeSean Jackson finally exploded in the Washington pass attack as he went over a hundred yards receiving. The volume of receptions is rarely high for DeSean serves as the top deep threat for Washington. He only had four receptions for the game but his biggest play went for a sixty-seven yard touchdown in the third quarter. He ran straight past the coverage as Kirk found him up the sideline over two defenders. These are the plays that typically make up the day for DeSean and it was encouraging to see him and Kirk finally connect on a deep pass. If they can stay in sync then these type of games can be a lot more frequent for DeSean.

2016 Week 11 vs GB (6 / 4 / 51 / 1 rec)

WR DeSean Jackson DeSean Jackson only had four catches in this game but he made them count as he added a touchdown for the day. His yardage was still down surprisingly as it seemed as if he would torch the Packers secondary but he is also still trying to recover from a shoulder injury. The deep shots in this game were in sync but DeSean wasn't part of the festivities. As he continues to get back to full health he will be more integrated in the long plays downfield.

2016 Week 8 vs CIN (7 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)

DeSean Jackson had three receptions in this game and had trouble making big plays again. Kirk overthrew him twice for potential scores which has been the ongoing theme of this season. DeSean was knocked out of this game for a bit when he took a big shot on the sideline after a thirty-eight yard completion. Until DeSean gets on the same page with Kirk he will continue to produce low yardage games because he mainly thrives as a deep threat.

2016 Week 7 vs DET (8 / 5 / 35 / 0 rec)

DeSean Jackson still hasn't been able to get on track with Kirk. Washington has said they want to get DeSean more involved but they are struggling to find ways getting him the ball. Aside from missing on deep passes it seems they haven't been able to get him going in the intermediate to short areas. That can mainly be attributed to the fact they already have guys who operate in that area so it's tough to find a place for DeSean. If he isn't going deep it seems tough to find him. He had five catches on the day with less than fifty yards.

2016 Week 6 vs PHI (9 / 4 / 55 / 0 rec)

DeSean Jackson once again had a relatively quiet afternoon but not because he couldn't get open. He did drop a touchdown in the second quarter that Kirk put right on target. However, there were times he got behind the defense but came up empty as well. The Eagles pressure completely disrupted the timing on some of Kirk's throws which had a direct result to DeSean's inability for the big play. He had four catches and it seems the connection between him and Kirk is improving but the big plays are still lacking.

2016 Week 5 vs BAL (7 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

DeSean Jackson only had three catches on the day but there was potential for more. Kirk has been out of sync this season connecting with DeSean, especially on deep passes. DeSean's longest play went for twenty-seven yards. Kirk missed DeSean on a touchdown in the third quarter as DeSean tried to adjust to an inaccurate pass. Kirk was under pressure trying to find DeSean in the end zone on a 20+ yard pass on the sideline. DeSean tried to keep his feet inbounds and extend for the grab but wasn't able to reel it in as it was slightly out of reach. Kirk also missed DeSean on a long gain downfield as the pass was overthrown out of reach. Whenever Kirk and Desean get back on the same page DeSean will be much more productive.

2016 Week 4 vs CLE (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

DeSean Jackson only had one catch for five yards but was targeted three times. Washington's most dynamic receiver was bottled up in this game as Cleveland rolled coverage his way to limit big plays. Kirk tried to find DeSean on a go route in the first quarter but it was broken up by a pass interference call. However, DeSean's presence did open up the middle of the field but it is rare that he is held in check like this.

2016 Week 3 vs NYG (8 / 5 / 96 / 1 rec)

DeSean Jackson didn't have many catches but his presence is always felt. Jackson caught a forty-four yard touchdown at the end of the first half where he completely outran coverage to grab a touchdown in the end zone. He also had another long completion but that is DeSean's calling card. He isn't going to see a ton of volume but the explosive plays are there for him every week. Kirk finally found him on target so hopefully this gets them in sync.

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

Eagles | DeSean Jackson may be FA target for Philly (Sun Dec 4, 01:02 PM) - Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson is expected to be pursued by the Philadelphia Eagles when he is a free agent this offseason, according to sources.

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Redskins | DeSean Jackson ready to play (Fri Dec 2, 08:56 PM) - Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report for Week 13.

Redskins | DeSean Jackson logs full practice (Thu Dec 1, 10:36 PM) - Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 1.

Redskins | DeSean Jackson practices in full (Wed Nov 30, 07:46 PM) - Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Our View: Jackson's deep speed always comes in handy. This week against the Cardinals, Jackson is a WR3 with upside.

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