DeSean Jackson, WR, Redskins: Fantasy Football Outlook
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DeSean Jackson, WR, Redskins

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #20 53.87 WAS Active 7 years 27 5'10 175 @DeseanJackson10

2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Jul-04-2014 by Larry Gold

The DeSean Jackson Show joins Redskins nation after six drama-filled years with the Philadelphia Eagles. Week to week, Jackson has always been one of the more difficult players to handicap. In his first year in Chip Kelly's high-octane offense, Jackson posted career-best in targets (126), receptions (82), yards (1,332) and touchdowns (9) and had three monstrous games where he eclipsed 150 yards receiving. But Kelly grew tired of Jackson's antics, alleged gang ties and ultimately released him for what may be nothing. Jackson now finds himself on an equally exciting offense with an opportunity for an explosive year beside Pierre Garcon. Jackson is expected to be on his best behavior in an effort to stick it to the Eagles, but fantasy owners continue to be uneasy given Jackson's history of disappearing from the stat line games at a time. Jackson is currently falling to the fifth round (54.18 ADP), which he can easily outperform if he and RG3 develop immediate chemistry, especially on deep balls.

Latest Update

Nov-26-14 Redskins benching QB Robert Griffin III; Colt McCoy to start

NFL insider Adam Schefter is reporting that the Washington Redskins will start Colt McCoy at quarterback in their Week 13 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts. In three games since returning from an ankle injury which had sidelined him since Week 2, Griffin has been less than effective. In those games, Griffin has averaged just 188 yards passing, thrown just two touchdowns and turned the ball over four times.

McCoy has played in two games this season, two of the team's three wins. In the first, he took over for Kirk Cousins in Week 7 versus Tennessee and led the Redskins to a 19-17 come-from-behind victory. In Week 8, McCoy got the start and engineered a 20-17 overtime win at Dallas. He threw for 299 yards in the game, ran for a touchdown and did just enough to get the team in position to kick a game-winning field goal to pull off the upset.

Fantasy Analysis:

At this point, about the only Redskin you can use and know what you'll get from him is RB Alfred Morris. This is a case of the head coach not believing in the guy the front office has dubbed their "franchise quarterback". The front office, largely made up of egos and personalities that likely have a hard time admitting they made a mistake with a first-round pick, has been unwilling to waver from their insistence that RGIII is "their guy". After last week's abysmal performance, they're finally starting to see the error of their ways.

The whole, "Robert is still a part of our long-term, future plan" line is nothing more than them trying to maintain he has some value, in case they try to trade him.

Regardless, from a fantasy perspective, McCoy isn't that good. Any Washington pass-catcher you may have, including WRs DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, as well as TEs Jordan Reed and Niles Paul, should be downgraded.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

11/26 - Redskins benching QB Robert Griffin III; Colt McCoy to start
10/29 - Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle) nearing return
10/29 - Report: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III to start Week 9

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
5.02 2006 World Champion - This was an odd draft as I waited on WR and start with Jackson. Has a ton of upside in WASH - hoping for a similar stats as last year.
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
5.08 #28 World Ranked - Jackson is coming off a very strong year catching 82 passes (3/4 of his targets) for 1132 yards and 9 TD's. If he can approximate that in Washington, he's a steal here.
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