By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Nov 26th 10:51am EST
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.
By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 9:30pm EST
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.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Nov 22nd 6:49pm EST
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.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 7:59pm EST
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.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Nov 15th 7:17pm EST
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.
By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 1:46pm EST
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.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Oct 31st 10:31am EDT
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.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Oct 19th 7:55pm EDT
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.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Oct 17th 11:19am EDT
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.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 8:07pm EDT
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.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Oct 7th 3:07pm EDT
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.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Fri, Sep 26th 4:27pm EDT
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.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 21st 5:15pm EDT
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.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 1:57pm EDT
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.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 6:07pm EDT
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.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 12:35am EDT
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.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Aug 19th 10:17am EDT
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.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 5:00pm EDT
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.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Wed, Aug 6th 2:56pm EDT
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon will miss the team's preseason opener against the Patriots on Thursday night with a hamstring injury. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: There must be something in the water in Richmond, with both Garcon and DeSean Jackson nursing injuries. Jackson still has a chance to play, but Garcon will miss the game.
By Eric Snyder, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 8:28pm EDT
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.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Jul 28th 7:05pm EDT
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.
ESPN | Oct 17th
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