DeSean Jackson
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By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 8:29pm EDT

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson caught three of his five targets for 49 yards in Washington's Week 7 win over Tennessee. Jackson has been up and down this season and his production has largely hinged on inconsistent quarterback play.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson, who loves the spotlight, has an opportunity to shine in Week 8 on national television against the Redskins' biggest rival. Consider him as a low-end WR2 for your lineup.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 7:59pm EDT

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson was hot again in Week 6, gaining 120 yards and a TD on four total touches. Jackson caught three of his four targets and continues to provide big plays for Washington.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson should be regarded as a WR2 in most leagues when the Redskins host the Titans in Week 7.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Oct 7th 3:14pm EDT

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson had his best game to date with Washington, catching five of 11 targets for 157 yards and a TD in a Week 5 loss to Seattle. Jackson seemed to match up well against Seattle's larger, physical DBs.

Fantasy Impact: This is the sort of production the team envisioned when signing Jackson to a free-agent deal in the offseason. Washington's inconsistent offensive line play has hurt the team's ability to throw deep and affected Jackson's stat lines. Jackson is best used as a WR3 or bye week starter.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Oct 3rd 8:20pm EDT

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson is preparing to face former childhood friend and teammate Richard Sherman on Monday night as Washington takes on the Seahawks. (Source: Seahawks.com)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson will be motivated to have a good showing and rebound after a poor showing on national television in Week 4 against the Giants. Nonetheless, Jackson faces a tough Seattle defense and is a very risky start at best. Use him as a bye week replacement as appropriate.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Sep 26th 4:32pm EDT

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson caught only one of four targets for a measly nine yards in Thursday's loss to the Giants. Jackson is playing through a sprained shoulder, but the entire Redskins team looked unmotivated and underprepared on a short work week.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson has a few extra days to rest his shoulder and get treatment before the team faces Seattle in Week 5. Owners should monitor Jackson's injury throughout the week and evaluate other options before starting him against the Seahawks.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Thu, Sep 25th 6:39pm EDT

Redskins' WR DeSean Jackson is expected to suit up and face off against the New York Giants on Thursday night. (Source: Rich Tandler via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Giants have a solid secondary, but Cousins had played very well recently and Jackson has a penchant for making big plays. Lock and load him as a solid WR2.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Sep 24th 11:32pm EDT

Redskins' WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) has officially been designated as questionable for Thursday night's tilt vs. the New York Giants. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: He is banged up, but is fully expected to play barring a last-second setback. He could return some great value against a Giants' defense that has given up the fourth most fantasy points to WRs in standard leagues. Jackson checks out as a solid WR2 for Thursday.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Sep 23rd 11:34pm EDT

Redskins' WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) practiced in limited quantities again on Tuesday. (Source: CSN Washington)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson is a virtual lock to play in Week 4. Feel free to start him with confidence.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 7:55pm EDT

Redskins' WR DeSean Jackson was limited in Monday's practice because a left shoulder sprain. (Source: John Keim via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He played with the injury against the Eagles and had his best game of the young season. Jackson is on track to play next week and is startable as a WR3 on Thursday night against the G-Men.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 5:20pm EDT

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson caught only five of 11 targets in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia, but made them count with 117 yards, including an 81 yard TD. Jackson even taunted his former teammates with a mock Eagles dance in the end zone, but ultimately Philadelphia had the last laugh with the win.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson managed his sprained shoulder just fine and contributed an important touchdown to tie the game late. Despite his success in Week 3, Jackson is still recovering from the shoulder injury and faces a quick turnaround for a Thursday night home game against the Giants. Monitor his health early in the week before deciding to use Jackson in Week 4.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Sep 17th 1:28pm EDT

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson told former Eagles teammate LeSean McCoy that he is definitely playing on Sunday despite suffering and AC joint shoulder sprain in Washington's Week 2 win over Jacksonville. Jackson did not practice with his teammates on Wednesday, but did some work with other injured players and got in some mental reps. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: You know Jackson is motivated to put on a show for the team who cut him in the offseason. What is unclear at this point is the level of pain Jackson will have to endure to play and how the Redskins plan to use him if he is available. Keep an eye on the injury report later in the week.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 4:55pm EDT

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden will decide on Thursday or Friday whether wideout DeSean Jackson plays. The decision will be dependent upon how much pain Jackson can tolerate. (Source: Tarik El-Bashir via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Stay tuned. Just be prepared to be without him this week and have a Plan B in place. If D-Jax can't go, Andre Roberts would step in as a fantasy WR 3/4.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 2:01pm EDT

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson is considered day-to-day with a sprained AC joint. Jackson left Sunday's win over Jacksonville after landing awkwardly on his shoulder and did not return to the game. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson will be motivated to get back on the field to face his former team in Week 3. Keep an eye on the injury report and don't be afraid to roll the dice on Jackson as he will be motivated to who the Eagles that they made a mistake in releasing him.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 14th 1:41pm EDT

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson suffered an injury to what appeared to be his left shoulder after falling on it during Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

Fantasy Impact: Hopefully it's not serious. However, one has to get the feeling like it is, considering that Jackson won't be playing again today.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 6:34pm EDT

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson had a mostly pedestrian season opener against Houston on Sunday. Jackson caught eight of nine targets for 62 yards, but also carried once for a loss of nine.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson's success in 2014 will largely hinge on the pass protection of the offensive line, something that was poor to bad against a talented Texans front. Look for Jackson to have a better outing in Week 2 against Jacksonville.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 10:40pm EDT

Despite the Ravens playing without their three top CBs, Redskins WR DeSean Jackson was held without a catch on two targets in Saturday's loss to Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson and QB Robert Griffin III still haven't gotten their timing where it needs to be. RG3 missed Jackson on a deep sideline throw by holding the ball too long and underthrowing the ball after Jackson had gained good separation. Jackson makes for a decent WR2 and a strong WR3 and his production should improve later in the season with improved chemistry.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Aug 19th 12:24pm EDT

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson was targeted four times and had two catches for 34 yards in his preseason debut against Cleveland. After the game, Jackson spoke with CSN Washington's Tarik El-Bashir: “It felt great,” Jackson said. “Second preseason game; I missed the first one. Me and Pierre [Garçon] was able to get out there after missing the first preseason game and just fly around and get on the same page as [Robert Griffin III] and just do some great things.” (Source: Comcast SportsNet)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson's night also included one drop, but was enough to give a tease of the potential for Jackson within Jay Gruden's offense. Keep an eye on Jackson and consider him a potential WR2 for your fantasy squad.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Aug 18th 11:29pm EDT

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson had two receptions for 34 yards on four targets.

Fantasy Impact: There was nothing significant to note about Jackson's performance on Monday night. Jackson and QB Robert Griffin III did not seem to fully be on the same page, but it's preseason, so don't be worried about those small kinks right now. What's more worrying is how shaky Griffin has been since the start of training camp, and that Jackson will not be his main target. His fifth round ADP in standard leagues won't give you any room to get him as a steal, but Jackson is more than likely to reach 1,000 receiving yards if he can stay healthy.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Aug 11th 7:00pm EDT

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson has been cleared to play against Cleveland on August 18th. The preseason game minutes are important for Jackson and QB Robert Griffin III to develop timing and chemistry. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson should be targeted as a WR2 in fantasy drafts. His ankle appears to be fully healed.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 4:14pm EDT

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson has only participated in individual drills during Saturday's practice as of 4:14 PM on Saturday, August 9. He also iced his ankle in the trainer's tent on Saturday. Jackson is still recovering from the twisted ankle he suffered in Wednesday's practice. (Source: Mike Jones via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is only a minor injury and is not too concerning. So as long as the injury is handled properly by the team, Jackson should not suffer any extended setbacks from this specific injury. He seems set for a stellar year as the main receiver in Jay Gruden's air-it-out offense, catching passes from the laser-armed Robert Griffin III. He's being drafted as a borderline WR2/WR3, but has the potential of a WR1 this season. Expect him to come off the board in Rounds 5 or 6, and also expect his value to exceed his ADP this year.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Aug 6th 2:53pm EDT

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson twisted his ankle in practice on Wednesday and could possibly miss the team's preseason opener on Thursday night against the Patriots. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: If Jackson misses the game, it will be a slight disappointment as the team would like Jackson and QB Robert Griffin III to get as many reps at game speed as possible in the preseason. Regardless, Jackson remains a risky proposition as a WR2 in fantasy until his role and chemistry with RG3 are better defined.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 9:32pm EDT

WR DeSean Jackson made Patriots CB Brandon Browner look bad in Tuesday's practice. On one play, Jackson went to the inside, then back outside towards the corner of the endzone and Browner had no chance to catch up to him. This joint practice has helped ESPN reporter John Keim notice that Jackson will normally take the safety and corner across the middle with him when facing man coverage, thus clearing the area Jackson just left. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: DeSean Jackson has really developed as a route runner. If he can fool elite CBs like Browner, then he could easily have his way with lesser corners. This is just another reason to feel optimistic about him. The attention he brings can really free up things for slot receiver Andre Roberts across the middle too. Jackson has the looks of a WR1 and look for him to come off the board in Rounds 5 or 6 in standard leagues.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Jul 26th 2:37pm EDT

The Post's Bullock completed a video analysis of the 2013 Bengals and projects DeSean Jackson into the Z receiver spot, the same position held by A.J. Green in Cincinnati under Gruden. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Many had assumed that Garcon would play the key role in Gruden's offense, but Bullock's analysis indicates a larger role for Jackson. Despite Bullock's projections, expect Jackson to be used on deep routes to clear out intermediate space for Garcon and TE Jordan Reed. Ultimately, Jackson's 2014 production may hinge on whether the offensive line can provide RG3 enough time for the deep routes to develop.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Oct 22nd
I like Jackson's big play ability, but with QB Colt McCoy in the lineup the upside is not there for big plays downfield.
Breaking Football | Sep 25th
After playing in the Washington Redskins‘ Week 3 matchup against his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, wide receiver DeSean Jackson is ready to square off against another NFC East rival, the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football. Jackson sprained his AC joint in Washington’s Week 2 blowout against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He sat out or was limited during most of last week&rsq...
ESPN | Sep 19th
Christopher Harris analyzes DeSean Jackson's value for Week 3.
Breaking Football | Sep 16th
One year removed from a 82-1,332-9 campaign with the Philadelphia Eagles, wide receiver DeSean Jackson is yet to find his stride in Jay Gruden’s offense down in Washington. After posting 8 catches for 62 yards in week one, fantasy owners were hoping to see Jackson speed into the end zone against a depleted Jaguar defense in week 2. Early in the Eagles routing of Jacksonville, Jackson went do...
EDSFootball | Sep 15th
Sunday was an unfortunate day on the injury front across the NFL with numerous high-profile players exiting games early and Washington lost a couple of offensive starters in yesterday's game. While RG3 will miss a significant amount of time with his ankle dislocation, things are looking positive for wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who sustained a sprained AC joint (shoulder). Coach Jay Gruden sai...
ESPN | Sep 15th
Matthew Berry discusses the value of disappointing players like DeSean Jackson.
RotoBaller | Sep 15th
Two weeks down, and a handful of wide receivers with it! If you were an unfortunate owner of AJ Green or Desean Jackson, you might need a replacement in the near future. Let’s take a look at some wide receiver sleepers that could be useful either in the near future or for the long haul. Each […]
Yahoo! Sports | Sep 14th
Forty-five minutes into the early games on Sunday, four high-impact skill players had already been lost to injury. This day is unfolding in nightmare fashion. Robert Griffin III was the first star to go down, suffering a non-contact left leg injury on a jump-pass following a scramble. Griffin was in immediate, obvious, and substantial pain. He was eventually carted to the locker room, his leg in a...