Wide receiver Pierre Garcon has a $9.7 million cap hit in 2015. The Redskins are expected to try and restructure his contract, or possibly trade him if Garcon's camp doesn't cooperate with the team. (Source: Washington Post)
Fantasy Impact: Cutting Garcon would result in a cap penalty of $4.4 million, so that's unlikely to happen. Garcon still lead the team in receptions and targets for 2014, despite looking like he disappeared for stretches, so the team likely still values him as their main receiver. With that being said, Garcon should stay in Washington for 2015, but a pay cut would likely be required for that to happen after his lackluster 2014.
Redskins' WR Pierre Garcon was targeted seven times for four catches and 36 yards, after getting nine catches for 95 yards last week.
Fantasy Impact: QB Robert Griffin III was the man under center for most of the game and WR DeSean Jackson returned from injury and was active, so it further goes to show that Garcon has little starting value when Jackson is healthy, no matter who is under center. Garcon hasn't scored a TD in seven games and there's no reason for that to stop against the Eagles in Week 16.
Redskins' WR Pierre Garcon caught nine passes for 95 yards on a team-high 11 targets during the team's shutout loss to the Rams.
Fantasy Impact: At least the team managed to do what coach Jay Gruden promised they would, and that's get Garcon more involved. With DeSean Jackson out, getting the ball to Garcon became that much more essential, since he is now their best playmaking receiver. Garcon will try to keep it going against the Giants in Week 15.
After reviewing game film from Sunday's loss and seeing the very tough catches Garcon was asked to make on his limited targets. Head coach Jay Gruden affirmed that Garcon's lack or production needs to be addressed. Gruden said, "We've got four games left and we have to try to get him the ball out in space where he can run, because his whole dynamic is running with the ball in his hands after the catch." (Source: Washington Post)
Fantasy Impact: QB Colt McCoy has given the team an offensive spark, but Garcon didn't get spark to his own production. Out of the nine targets to Garcon (most of which were off-target passes), Garcon only hauled in three of those for a measly nine yards. The wideout has 49 catches this season and is on pace to finish with 65 catches, which isn't bad. When you consider that 65 catches is only 57 percent of the 113 catches he had last season for 1,346 yards, then it speak volumes to just how much Garcon's role in the offense has faded. The team will look to get him back on track against the Rams in Week 14.
With the benching of Robert Griffin III in favor of Colt McCoy, there is some hope that Redskins WR Pierre Garcon can get some productivity. Garcon will benefit not only from more confident QB play, but possibly the return of LT Trent Williams as well. Garcon also had five catches for 87 yards and a score in McCoy's first appearance this season.
Fantasy Impact: It's far too early to rely on Garcon given his disappointing season to date. Keep an eye on his targets and stats the next couple of weeks to see if he will be a viable fantasy option down the stretch.
Washington Redskins' wideout Pierre Garcon caught three passes for 34 yards on four target during the team's loss to San Francisco. He also threw one incomplete pass as well.
Fantasy Impact: Garcon continues to get phased out the offense. He hasn't been targeted more than six times since Week 3. DeSean Jackson's presence wasn't expected to take away from Garcon's value, but the team has all but forgotten about him since Jackson's acquisition. Garcon at this point is an end-of-the-roster bench WR. Another game like this, and you would be totally justified in dropping him, if you have not already.
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon has had a down year following a career-best campaign in 2013. Garcon is playing a different role under HC Jay Gruden than he did under the Shanahan regime. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Owners who bet on Garcon as the leading Redskins weapon in an offense that is stacked with skill position talent must be sorely disappointed with Garcon's lack of production. Garcon is clearly the number two WR option (at best) in Washington and is not getting the targets he has over the past two seasons. Consider Garcon a bench player until his production improves - something that may not happen in 2014.
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon caught one of his two targets for six yards in Washington's Week 11 loss to Tampa Bay. None of the Redskins receivers had a good game, but Garcon's was especially poor as he struggled to get open and didn't receive many looks from Robert Griffin III.
Fantasy Impact: For many owners, this will be the final straw. Garcon should be benched in fantasy until he has at least two consecutive productive outings. He is no longer the top option on his own team and certainly shouldn't be relied upon for production in fantasy.
Pierre Garcon and the Redskins are eying a very favorable matchup in Week 11. The Redskins, at home, face a Tampa Bay defense that is ranked 28th against the pass. Robert Griffin III is healthy and has had an extra week of practice reps with Garcon, DeSean Jackson and Jordan Reed.
Fantasy Impact: Garcon has been a disappointment in 2014, but has a chance to be a strong WR3 in Week 11. Making the case even stronger is the fact that the Bucs top corner, Alterraun Verner is doubtful for the game.
Redskins' WR Pierre Garcon caught three passes for 15 yards on 5 targets during Sunday's loss to Minnesota.
Fantasy Impact: Pierre Garcon is a risky play moving forward, no matter who is under center for the team, just based on the general inconsistency the 'Skins have at the QB position. He is someone worth starting every week as a high-end WR3, but just beware that he could alternate between good and bad games.
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon has been frustrated with a lack of targets in recent weeks and that frustration boiled over at halftime of Washington's Week 8 win over Dallas. In Washington's last five games, Garcon has been targeted only 24 times, compared to 31 targets in the first three weeks of the season. Following the game, HC Jay Gruden said, "I know the receivers were a little frustrated. I know Pierre was frustrated because there were so many things we felt we were leaving on the table. I ... put out some fires.” (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Garcon should benefit from the anticipated return of QB Robert Griffin III in Week 9. Griffin and Garcon have shown excellent chemistry over the past two seasons. In 2013, Garcon even broke a nearly 30-year old team record for receptions in a single season. Patience is prudent with Garcon. He deserves a roster spot, but not necessarily a start in Week 9. Owners should assess his targets after RG3 completes a game or two.
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon caught five of his six targets for 87 yards, including a 70 yard touchdown as the Redskins defeated the Titans. Garcon showed electrifying speed on the touchdown catch outrunning two Titans defenders who had good angles to make a tackle.
Fantasy Impact: It is encouraging to see signs of life from Garcon who has generally been a disappointment in 2014. With Robert Griffin III expected to return in the near future, Garcon may rebound in the second half of the season.
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon led the Redskins in receiving in 2013, breaking Art Monk's 29-year old single season record for receptions in the process. Through six games in 2013, Garcon had 40 catches, 466 yards and 2 TD receptions. This year he has 30-309-2. (Source: Washington Post)
Fantasy Impact: Garcon's drop in productivity is the result of a number of contributing factors. The team has added another quality target in DeSean Jackson. Kirk Cousins has been erratic and hasn't established good chemistry with Garcon. The offensive line has also struggled to give either Redskins passer time to throw. Don't give up on Garcon yet. RG3 is expected back within two weeks and his numbers may rebound.
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon had another disappointing outing in Week 6 in a 30-20 loss to Arizona. Garcon caught three of his four targets for only 31 yards and a TD.
Fantasy Impact: With Jordan Reed returning to the offense, there won't be enough balls to go around. Garcon has to be considered a disappointment this season. Perhaps his numbers will rebound when Robert Griffin III returns to the lineup. Until then, consider Garcon a WR2 or WR3 depending on the size of your league and the number of WR starters utilized.
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon was kept in check by the Seahawks in the team's 27-17 Week 5 loss. Garcon was held to two catches for 23 yards on only three targets.
Fantasy Impact: The stars were aligned against Garcon this week. He played with an inexperienced and pressured QB against arguably the top pass defense in the NFL. Garcon is still a quality pass receiving option, but is no longer producing as a consistent WR2. For Garcon and the Redskins to be at their best, the running game must click to keep defenses off balance.
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon caught two of his six targets for only 28 yards in Thursday night's loss to the Giants. Facing a depleted secondary, there were high hopes for the Redskins receivers entering the contest. Poor pass protection and inconsistent play from QB Kirk Cousins led to overall poor production in the passing game.
Fantasy Impact: It won't get any easier for Garcon and the Redskins in Week 5, as the team faces the Seahawks in a Monday night contest. While the team will have extra rest and time for game planning, they appear to be thoroughly overmatched against a stingy and talented Seattle defense.
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon caught 11 of 16 targets for 138 yards and a TD in the team's Week 3 loss to Philadelphia. Garcon was definitely in sync with QB Kirk Cousins and delivered after two weeks of subpar production.
Fantasy Impact: He's baaack. Garcon looked like a WR1 against the Eagles. With Cousins on a roll, Garcon is primed for another strong performance on Thursday night against the Giants.
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon caught only one of four targets on Sunday for 12 yards. It was a quiet day for Garcon who may have suffered slightly from the injury to starting QB Robert Griffin III. Although Cousins looked very good, the bulk of his completions were to players he routinely practices with: TE Niles Paul and WRs Ryan Grant and Andre Roberts.
Fantasy Impact: Look for Garcon to get on the same page with Cousins in the weeks ahead. The Redskins have a tough matchup at Philadelphia in Week 3, so temper your expectations a bit.
Redskins WR Pierre Garçon caught 10 balls for 77 yards on 12 targets in Sunday's loss to Houston. Garçon will again be a focal point for the Redskins passing game. However, without better offensive line play, the team's air attack will continue to struggle.
Fantasy Impact: Garçon should be primed for a better outing in Week 2, facing a Jaguars defense that yielded 322 yards through the air to the Eagles in Week 1.
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.