By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Apr 8th 12:24pm EDT
According to ESPN reporter John Keim, it is unlikely that DeSean Jackson will be able to improve upon his 2014 output. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: The Redskins' coaches told the quarterbacks to target Jackson even if he was covered, because of Jackson's ability to separate. This season, though, head coach Jay Gruden doesn't want quarterbacks forcing the ball to any onesince he wants to get Pierre Garcon, Jordan Reed and Andre Roberts more involved. Gruden also wants to run the ball a lot more in 2015. As a result of a more balanced, spread-the-wealth type offense, it would be exceptionally difficult to improve on the 1,169 yards Jackson had last year. The 59 catches he earned can be replicated, while it is very possible that the six touchdowns he caught could increase due to his playmaking ability. Basically, the Redskins need to get their other playmakers involved to compliment Jackson and it will probably come at the expense of Jackson's numbers.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Dec 21st 10:06am EST
For the second time this season, Redskins WR DeSean Jackson topped 100 yards against his old team as the Redskins defeated Philadelphia, 27-24. Jackson caught four of his six targets for 126 yards on the day.
Fantasy Impact: Jackson seems to relish putting up stats against the Eagles. He remains a talented, speedy WR who is underutilized in Washington because of poor quarterback play. Jackson could rebound in 2015 with a better offensive line and improved quarterback play.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 12:32pm EST
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson is active and will play in Washington's Week 15 game at the NY Giants. (Source: Washington Times
Fantasy Impact: Even if Jackson is feeling well enough to play, he will be playing with a struggling offense against a Giants pass defense that is in the top third in the NFL in terms of passing yardage allowed. Jackson is best suited as a WR3 this week.
By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Dec 12th 11:43am EST
Redskins' WR DeSean Jackson (shin) was seen doing individual drills on practice on Friday. He was also a limited practice participant in Thursday's practice. (Source: Tarik El-Bashir on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: If the Redskins' were still in the thick of the playoff race, Jackson would be thrown out there, but considering that he's still not 100 percent, it's tough to see the Redskins risking him in what is a meaningless contest for them. He is questionable and will likely be a game-time decision, but have other options available.
By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Dec 9th 3:54pm EST
Redskins' coach Jay Gruden said that he had no information on WR DeSean Jackson's Week 15 availability. Jackson missed Week 14 with a leg bruise. Gruden is hopeful that Jackson will be at full-strength by Friday. (Source: Washington Post
Fantasy Impact: If Jackson is not a full-participant in team practice by Friday, then it is unlikely that he will suit up in Week 15. The team needs Jackson to feel 100 percent before he can get back onto the playing field since they have nothing to play for and shouldn't risk putting their injured star out there.
By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Dec 7th 1:13am EST
Washington Redskins' WR DeSean Jackson did not practice all week and will reportedly miss Sunday's game against the Rams. Jackson suffered a bruised leg bone during the team's loss to Indianapolis last week and was listed as questionable since. Jackson currently has 47 catches for 942 yards on the season, with a league-high average of 20 yards per catch. (Source: ProFootballTalk.com
Fantasy Impact: Big blow to 'Skins QB Colt McCoy and company, not to mention Jackson's fantasy owners. However, coach Jay Gruden did say that if Jackson wasn't 100 percent, he wouldn't play. The team gains nothing by putting their star receiver at risk anyway. This could be teammate Pierre Garcon's coming out party though, so if he's available and you need a receiver, then it might not be a bad idea to pick up Garcon and give him a whirl. Garcon will be a WR3 this week as Washington's main wideout.
By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Dec 5th 6:34pm EST
Redskins' WR DeSean Jackson misses all three practices this week with bruises on both legs. Head coach Jay Gruden commented on Jackson, "Hopefully, he'll feel better tomorrow, and then come Sunday, he'll be able to go, but if he's not at full strength, then it will be a long shot for him to play." (Source: Washington Times
Fantasy Impact: The yards per catch league leader (20 YPC) is one of five Redskins' on the team's injury report. The team will need Jackson's help badly in order to stretch the field against St. Louis. Considering that it's unlikely that Jackson will be at full strength by Sunday, it seems that he's more likely to sit than start. There's little point for a team with no shot at the playoffs to risk their big-time playmaker. Be prepared to go without Jackson on Sunday.
By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Dec 1st 6:25pm EST
Redskins' coach Jay Gruden revealed during Monday's press conference that star WR DeSean Jackson is dealing with a lower leg bruise, but said that he "looks like he'll be okay with time." Jackson caught five passes for 84 yards and a touchdown on six targets during the team's 49-27 loss to the Colts. (Source: Washington Redskins via Twitter
Fantasy Impact: DeSean Jackson is not expected to miss any time due to the injury. He is having a nice season, hauling in 47 catches for 942 yards and five touchdowns on 77 targets. Keep starting him with confidence!
By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Nov 30th 3:02pm EST
After Redskins' WR DeSean Jackson caught a pass and ran out of bounds, RB Alfred Morris pushed Colts' defender Mike Adams into Jackson's leg. Jackson is currently not in the game.
Fantasy Impact: The contact between Adams and Morris looked minor, so it appears that Adams tried to sell the push by Morris and dramatically fell, but landed on top of Jackson. Jackson then went down, grabbing just below his knee. It has the looks of a serious injury. Stay tuned.
By Clinton, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Nov 26th 1:54am EST
Colt McCoy will be starting this Sunday in place of Robert Griffin III against the Colts. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: The last game Colt McCoy started, DeSean Jackson recorded 6 receptions on 7 targets for 136 yards. The game before that, he had recorded 3 receptions on 4 targets for 49 yards. With such a small sample size, it is hard to tell what the rapport will be with McCoy, but in any case, if his last game was any indication, he should have a shot at a decent day against the 20th ranked pass defense in the Colts. It also wouldn't be a surprise if the Colts get an early lead and the Redskins are forced to throw the ball more than they would like.
By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 9:17pm EST
Washington Redskins' wide receiver DeSean Jackson managed two catches for 39 yards on five targets in Sunday's 17-13 loss against San Francisco.
Fantasy Impact: About the only thing to note with this game was that Jackson replaced fellow WR Andre Roberts as the punt returner in the second half and finally made his team debut as a return specialist. Jackson didn't end up returning either of the two punts he fielded. Jackson's lack of receiving production is mostly due to QB Robert Griffin III's poor play. Jackson has had and will have much better games. Considering Griffin's struggles though, Jackson looks like a low-end WR2 moving forward.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 7:55pm EST
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson looked like a solid bet for a good game against a struggling Tampa pass defense without it's top corner, Alterraun Verner. Jackson fizzled, catching four of his six targets for only 35 yards.
Fantasy Impact: The Redskins woes in the passing game stem primarily from poor offensive line play, something that will only get worse as long as Pro Bowl LT Trent Williams is out of the lineup. Williams was injured Sunday and will have an MRI on his knee Monday. Without time to let deep plays develop, the Redskins intermediate and deep passing game was virtually non-existent. It won't get any easier anytime soon as the Redskins will travel to San Francisco and Indianapolis in Weeks 12 and 13.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Nov 15th 7:08pm EST
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson will face a struggling Tampa pass defense in Week 11. The Buccaneers are ranked 28th in passing yards allowed and the Redskins have had an extra week to gameplan, coming off a bye. The Redskins will also benefit from an extra week of practice reps between Robert Griffin III and his receivers.
Fantasy Impact: Look for the Redskins to have a productive day through the air. The Bucs will have a hard time matching up with Jackson, Pierre Garcon and a healthy Jordan Reed. Consider Jackson a strong WR2 in Week 11.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Oct 28th 4:17pm EDT
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson had a strong game in Week 8 against Dallas. Jackson caught six of his seven targets for 136 yards and narrowly missed a big play on the one he didn't catch.
Fantasy Impact: It would be nice to see Jackson deliver TDs on a consistent basis, but at this point in his career fantasy owners know what to expect from him. Even with his third different QB of the season, Jackson continues to get open and make plays. Jackson merits consideration as a low-end WR2 in fantasy play.
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, 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, 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 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 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 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 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.
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