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.
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...