WR DeSean Jackson - Philadelphia Eagles

5-9, 169Born: 12-1-1986College: CaliforniaDrafted: Round 2, pick 49 (2008)

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Welcome home! Veteran DeSean Jackson was re-acquired in the offseason. The 11-year veteran last played for Philadelphia in 2013 and had stints with Washington and Tampa Bay since. At 33 years old, Jackson won't be asked to approximate his 82-catch, 1,332-yard, nine touchdown season from six years ago, but he will be expected to give Carson Wentz a vertical threat that was lacking last year after Mike Wallace didn't pan out. Jackson still has elite deep speed, as exhibited by his league-leading 18.9-yard average yards per reception last year. He hasn't been a top-30 fantasy receiver since 2014 and will be more helpful to Wentz than he will be to fantasy managers. In best-ball formats, his home run ability makes him worth rostering. (May 2)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 43, 36, 40, 41, 42, 47, 47, 50, 51, 52, 61
WR Redraft PPR - 45, 38, 39, 40, 43, 45, 46, 47, 51, 55, 58, 61, 69
WR Dynasty - 82, 66, 84, 85, 87, 89

Stats and Projections

2016 WAS 15 0 0 0 100 56 1005 4
2017 TB 14 3 38 0 90 50 668 3
2018 TB 12 6 29 1 75 41 774 4
2019 PROJ-Dodds 14.7 4.0 * * 40.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 13.0 3.0 * * 42.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 5.0 * * 45.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 3.0 * * 37.8 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

DeSean Jackson's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 119
WR: 47
Overall-PPR: 140
WR-PPR: 55

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Latest News

Eagles | DeSean Jackson embracing leadership role (Sun Jun 16, 03:22 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson has been embracing his role as a veteran and leader this offseason, according to Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com. The 32-year-old was present for all but one session of voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) practices. 'He's done everything we've asked him to do,' receivers coach Carson Walch said. 'He's been great in the meeting room. Some of our young guys sometimes are in awe seeing DeSean Jackson in our building.'

Our View: Jackson was a fantasy WR1 with Ryan Fitzpatrick last year, but it seems the fantasy community is still underestimating him. He has reportedly already developed excellent chemistry with Wentz and should be drafted a lot earlier than he is lasting right now.
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Eagles | Chemistry between QB, DeSean Jackson on point (Thu Jun 13, 05:33 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson has reportedly built a strong connection and sense of timing with QB Carson Wentz throughout the spring, according to Mike Kaye of NJ.com.

Our View: These type of reports have been a steady drumbeat this offseason. Jackson can still be a deep threat and we know Wentz has no problem trusting his receivers on field-flipping plays. He could easily outplay his current ADP of WR49 (11.03) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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Eagles | DeSean Jackson may be returner (Mon Jun 10, 07:14 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is a top candidate for the punt returner job this season, according to special teams coordinator Dave Fipp.

Our View: An added bonus for those playing in leagues that reward points for return yards and touchdowns. Jackson is already getting plenty of positive buzz this offseason as he reunites with the Eagles in 2019. He's currently going off the board at WR51 (11.06) in 12-team PPR leagues. Jackson should be able to outperform that ADP if he stays healthy and produces at the expected level.
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2019 Schedule

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2@ Atlanta Falcons
3vs Detroit Lions
4@ Green Bay Packers
5vs New York Jets
6@ Minnesota Vikings
7@ Dallas Cowboys
8@ Buffalo Bills
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12vs Seattle Seahawks
13@ Miami Dolphins
14vs New York Giants
15@ Washington Redskins
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