According to the Washington Post, Gruden wants WR Jackson to slot into the 'Z' role - the primary deep threat - in the Redskins new offense. This was the role filled by WR A.J. Green during Gruden's time as the offensive coordinator in Cincinnati. The Post also mentions that Pierre Garcon is expected to be the 'X' receiver, a role characterized by short, quick routes. During Gruden's last year with the Bengals, the 'Z' role player saw 178 targets, versus 80 for the 'X' slot.
Obviously, the fact that Green was slotted into the 'Z' role in Cincinnati had some effect on the number of targets that went that way. However, the disparity in those targeting numbers does speak to Gruden's propensity for throwing the deep ball. Last year, the Bengals led the league in passing attempts over 20 yards. While there's no guarantee that those statistics will translate to Gruden's play-calling for the Redskins, they do create some conversation fodder for fantasy owners seeking to determine the value of Pierre Garcon versus DeSean Jackson for the upcoming season. Currently, FFToolbox.com ranks Garcon as the 13th WR and Jackson as the 20th WR.