DeSean Jackson
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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.

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