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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 Nov 23): It had been a while since we saw it, but Jackson's elite speed and playmaking ability is back. Kirk Cousins is not shy about throwing downfield, so Jackson is a good boom/bust WR3/Flex at least going forward.

Week 12: vs New York Giants

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Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. These two rivals last met in Week Three, when Washington lost 21-32. The team managed 30/49 for 316 yards passing, one TD and two interceptions thrown behind Kirk Cousins in that game, and he has remained at the helm for this club ever since. This week, Cousins comes into the rematch with 'both boots on' now that DeSean Jackson (eight targets for 5/87/1 receiving vs. Carolina last week) is back on the field. Jordan Reed (nine for 6/96/0), Pierre Garcon (12 for 5/64/0) and Jamison Crowder (one for 1/5/0 last week in a disappointing effort) are the other main targets for Cousins (22/30 for 207 yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown at the Panthers last week) here in Week 12. The Giants' pass D is ranked 32nd in the NFL averaging 309.9 net yards allowed per game, with just 12 sacks generated all year (tied for dead last in the NFL). They have allowed 19 passing scores (almost two per game over 10 contests) but have generated 14 interceptions (tied for second in the NFL in interceptions). The Giants are second in the NFL with a +12 turnover differential (14 interceptions and eight fumble recoveries vs 10 turnovers of their own). This team is ranked second-most in the NFL over the past four weeks (three games) in fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks (32.3 per game), second-most in fantasy points given up to opposing tight ends (15.4), and third-most in fantasy points given up to opposing wide receivers (33.2 on average during that time span). This is a great matchup for the Washington pass offense.

Recent Stats and Projections

9 at NE 49 0 0 0 6 3 15 0 0 1.5
10 vs NO 30 0 0 0 5 2 44 0 0 4.4
11 at CAR 42 0 0 0 8 5 87 1 0 14.7
12 vs NYG PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 5 * * * *
12 vs NYG PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 5 * * * *
12 vs NYG PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 4 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 11 vs CAR (8 / 5 / 87 / 1 rec)

Desean Jackson looked as healthy as ever in this game as he scored the only touchdown generated by the Washington offense. His first quarter touchdown came off a play in which he was lined up in the slot and had a relatively free release to run pass the nickel corner for a 56 yard strike. He had 5 catches on the day but could have had tallied more if Kirk was more accurate. Desean's day was encouraging moving forward as Washington's most explosive option in the passing game.

2015 Week 10 vs NO (5 / 2 / 44 / 0 rec)

Desean Jackson is slowly getting back into a groove. He only had 2 catches on the day but caught one of his trademark deep shots for 42 yards early in the first quarter. The short passing game that Washington features is the exact opposite of where Desean thrives so it will be interesting to see if they look his way more often going forward. They have tried to get him involved in the screen game the pass two weeks but it has been unsuccessful to this point.

2015 Week 9 vs NE (6 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)

Desean Jackson had 3 catches in his first game back but the Patriots virtually took him out of the game as Washington's most dangerous receiving threat. His longest catch was 9 yards and Kirk overthrew him twice for potentially big gains. The Patriots kept a safety over the top to discourage the Redskins from taking shots deep down field.

2015 Week 1 vs MIA (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Desean Jackson wasn't able to get going today as he badly pulled a hamstring in the 1st quarter. He had his man beat down the sideline and could have potentially scored but the ball was overthrown. News has come out that he could miss a minimum of 4 weeks. Hamstrings are fickle as is but even more so for speedy guys.


Latest News

Redskins | DeSean Jackson draws tough matchup (Sat Nov 21, 09:35 PM) - Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson is expected to be covered by Carolina Panthers CB Josh Norman in Week 11.

Our View: Jackson is a tough play anyway because Kirk Cousins is unlikely to be comfortable enough to throw many deep balls this week, but it will be interesting to watch Norman against a small/quick/fast #1.
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Redskins | DeSean Jackson dealing with injury (Sun Nov 15, 02:23 PM) - Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (head, neck) left the team's Week 10 game and was evaluated for a possible head or neck injury. He is expected to return to the game.

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Redskins | DeSean Jackson looks faster (Sat Nov 14, 04:19 PM) - Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson looked faster in practice this week, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Our View: It was good to see Jackson back last week. He didn't do much against the Patriots, but he did stay healthy through the game. We like Jackson as a flex play against the Saints this week.
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