WR DeSean Jackson - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|5-9, 169||Born: 12-1-1986||College: California||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2008|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): Jackson didn't have a long touchdown in Week 6, but the connection between him and Jameis Winston appeared to be better than last year, and certainly good enough to keep him in our lineups as a WR3/Flex against the Browns this week.
Week 7: vs Cleveland Browns
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
DeSean Jackson's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 4 vs CHI (8 / 5 / 112 / 0 rec)
Jackson benefited the most from the game script after the Bucs fell behind early in the contest. Jackson was second only to Evans(9) with his 8 targets, and he was the only receiver able to get open for big plays downfield. He hauled in an out route from the slot for a nice gain and a 3rd down conversion in the 1st quarter. Jackson lined up wide left and got all kinds of open on a deep crossing route later in the same drive. Fitzpatrick hit him in stride and Jackson racked up 48 yards with nice run after the catch. Jackson had another huge gain down the left sideline late in the 2nd quarter. Chicago challenged the ruling that he had kept both feet in bounds by securing the catch, but the ruling was upheld. Jackson grabbed another quick slant route late in the 4th quarter from Winston.
2018 Week 3 vs PIT (5 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
Jackson finally cooled off after a hot start in the first two weeks. Fitzpatrick targeted him 5 times, and couldn't connect on any big plays as Evans stole the show. Djax didn't secure a catch until early in the 3rd quarter when he hauled in a curl route from the left receiver spot. Jackson caught a 17 yard post route at the end of the 3rd quarter for this biggest gain of the day. Fitzpatrick looked for him in the end zone on a deep ball the very next play, but Djax couldn't get under it. Jackson housed a punt for a touchdown in the 4th quarter, but the play was called back for holding.
2018 Week 2 vs PHI (4 / 4 / 129 / 1 rec)
Jackson continued his week 1 tear, picking up more of the big chunk plays that he's known for. In addition to piling up yardage on big plays, Jackson is also being incredibly efficient, catching 4 of 4 targets in week 2 to put his season total at 9 of 9. Jackson split out wide right of a run formation on the first offensive play of the game, easily burning his one defender on a deep ball from Fitzpatrick for a 75 yard touchdown. Fitzpatrick found him again down the left sideline in the third quarter for a huge gain. Jackson made a fantastic back shoulder catch on the play.
2018 Week 1 vs NO (5 / 5 / 146 / 2 rec)
Jackson had a big day that started early. He hauled in Fitzpatrick's first pass attempt for a short gain on an out route, then scored two plays later. For his first touchdown, Jackson lined up just off the offensive line, then took off on a fly route down the right side of the field. His defender totally lost him, and Fitzpatrick laid the ball up for an easy score. Jackson flexed a couple of yards off the line of scrimmage and burned his defender right down the middle of the field for a 36 yard touchdown early in the 4th quarter on another dime pass from Fitzpatrick. The two hooked up on another deep ball down the right sideline on the Bucs' next drive, with Jackson going down after the catch. He left the game and was later diagnosed with a concussion. Jackson was a perfect five of five on his targets before leaving the game.
Latest NewsBuccaneers | Solid line from DeSean Jackson (Sun Oct 14, 10:37 PM) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson caught four of his nine targets for 77 yards and added a seven-yard run in a 34-29 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 6. link to story
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