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 - #35 WAS Active 8 years 29 5'10 178 @DeseanJackson10

2015 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Dec-13-2015 by Shawn Childs


Week 14 DFS Update (12/13): Jackson has a TD in three straight games, but his targets (19) remain well below the top WRs in the game. In his five games played he has 18 catches for 292 yards on 31 targets. The Bears ranks 11th in the league in WR Fantasy defense, with no team scoring over 30 Fantasy points from the WR position in the last five games. WRs have 16 TDs vs. Chicago (three in the last five games). The Bears' CBs have improved in 2015 with strength across the board. Jackson has big play ability, but his lack of chances hurts his value in the daily games.

Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): Jackson hit on a long TD (63 yards) for the second straight game, but he had no follow through due to only four targets in the game. Over the last two games he has seven catches for 153 yards and two TDs on 12 targets. Last season Jackson had eight catches for 222 yards and one TD on 10 targets in two games vs. the Cowboys. Dallas has the 4th-best WR defense in the league with six TDs allowed to WRs (three in the last nine games). Jackson has the talent to test this defense, but the Cowboys probably won't force the issue on the scoreboard.

UPDATE (11/20): D-Jax did not catch a pass through the first eight weeks because of a hamstring injury suffered early in Week 1. Upon his return, he has been less than spectacular. He's played two full games and has just five receptions for 59 yards. Jackson still has major boom-or-bust upside, nevertheless, he will need to pick it up quickly to salvage his Fantasy season.

There is no denying the electric playmaking of Mr. Jackson. For the second time in his career, DeSean has averaged over 20 yards per catch, which has led to the league-high in both seasons. He has four 1,000-yard receiving years with 38 career TDs in his 102 career games. Early in 2014, Jackson battled a shoulder injury and later in the year a shin issues that cost him a game. DeSean had six 100-yard games with only two games with more than 10 targets. As electric as his game is when he finds the open field, Jackson had seven games with three catches or less. His success last season led to him finishing as the 23rd-highest scoring WR in PPR leagues despite three short games due to injuries while only receiving the 49th-most targets at the WR position. In addition, the deep passing window was extremely limited due to 58 sacks allowed by the Redskins. DeSean has impact value, but his highs and lows make him a better WR3 in fantasy leagues. Unfortunately, his value will be a mid-tier WR2. With a full season of health, Jackson should be line for a 70-plus catch season for 1,200-plus yards and about a half dozen TDs. His early ADP is 61 as the 27th WR off the board. I see him as a possible value with right team structure.

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson

2015 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
Expert Mock
August 5th, 2015
5.08 Team Davis - With my first two WR on the same team I needed depth. DeSean as a WR3 is excellent value. He finished as a WR2 last year and I can't imagine the 'Skins offense being the same mess it was last year. (Comments Added Tue Aug 4 1:05:37 a.m. ET 2015)
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