The good news is that Redskins WR Pierre Garcon caught both passes targeted for him in Saturday night's loss to the Ravens. The bad news is that he averaged two yards per reception. Ouch.
Fantasy Impact: One has to assume that despite the horrific dress rehearsal, the Redskins will look better when they open the regular season at Houston. They certainly can't look much worse. Garcon likely won't match his 113 receptions from 2013, but he should still be the lead WR in a talented group.
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon was held without a reception in Monday's game against the Browns.
Fantasy Impact: Garcon and the Redskins receivers have all recognized that there likely won't be enough balls for all of them to log 1,000 receiving yards in 2014. Don't be concerned about the lack of production from Garcon. When the regular season starts, Garcon will again be the go-to receiver for Robert Griffin III. His ceiling numbers are not as high as his 2013 production, but he may come close.
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon returned to practice on Saturday after missing the team's preseason opener Thursday night. Garcon remained on the field after practice concluded, catching extra balls from the ball machine. (Source: Todd Dybas via Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Garcon is a low-end WR1/high-end WR2 and should again be the Redskins leader in receptions. He has missed some time with a tight hamstring in camp, but expect him to be ready to roll opening weekend.
Pierre Garcon sat out of Tuesday's practice with the Patriots due to lingering soreness in his hamstring. He first sat out of practice on July 28 as a precaution, and this seems to be for the same reason. Garcon said, "If it were a game today, I would have been able to play." (Source: CSNWashington.com)
Fantasy Impact: Garcon's words are encouraging to fantasy owners. This hamstring issue seems to be a minor concern, though it is wise to keep monitoring the situation moving forward. Continue to treat him as a top 15 receiver, pushing top 10 in PPR leagues.
Redskins WR Pierre Garçon tweaked his hamstring early in Monday's practice and sat out the remainder of the session. (Source: CSN Washington)
Fantasy Impact: Garçon should be fine for Wednesday's practice and sat out only as a precaution. However, a hamstring injury has the potential to linger and is easily reaggravated. Continue to treat Garçon as a low-end WR1 or high-end WR2 for the 2014 season.
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