DeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 175 lbsAge: 31College: CaliforniaDrafted: #49 (2nd Rd. by Philadelphia)

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) WR #35
Projection 6.6 pts



Jackson's debut with the Buccaneer's wasn't overly impressive, with just three catches for 39 yards. But there were plenty of positives to take away, including his seven targets and his near two touchdown catches. The Vikings present a tough challenge on defense, but Mike Evans is likely to draw Xavier Rhodes, leaving Jackson to contend often with Trae Waynes or Terence Newman, neither of whom should be able to stand up to Jackson's speed. The Bucs should need to throw here, and if Jackson can see the same target share that he did last week, he should be in for a solid fantasy day.

If you missed the Bucs game last week, Jackson nearly had two touchdowns. He just missed getting his feet in bounds on one, and was overthrown by just half a yard in what would have been a long touchdown. If you witnessed what Martavis Bryant did to the Vikings last week, you know they're susceptible to speed down the field. Jackson has WR1 upside this week while Mike Evans sees Xavier Rhodes.

He couldn't have landed in a better spot, Winston throws more deep balls than any other QB in the NFL. He's very boom-bust, but there are many times we can predict it. He's a great WR3/flex/bye week fill in, although he'll probably miss a few games with injury.

Jackson will still have some quality games each season, especially now that he is with the gunslinger in Tampa, but he disappears for too many games per season to be considered a reliable piece.