DeSean Jackson, WR, Redskins
|WR - #20||55.25||WAS||Questionable||7 years||27||5'10||175||@DeseanJackson10|
2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast 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.
Robert Griffin III wasn't the only important Redskins offensive player who left Sunday's win over the Jaguars early. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson also got injured in the first quarter of that game; he's just not going to miss nearly as much time as Griffin will.
Jackson has been diagnosed with a sprain of the AC joint in his left shoulder. However, an MRI on Monday revealed no structural damage, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Jackson intends to play this Sunday against his old team, the Philadelphia Eagles.
Of course, everyone wants to see what Jackson has in store for the team that controversially released him in March. But keep in mind that this is the exact same injury that Browns tight end Jordan Cameron has right now. He suffered it in Week 1, was told during the week he doesn't have any structural damage and still didn't play this past Sunday against the Saints. Try as he might, I think Jackson's chances of playing this weekend are only 50-50. Pierre Garcon and Kirk Cousins' new favorite, tight end Niles Paul, would pick up most of the slack if Jackson is out.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors9/16 - Redskins WR DeSean Jackson has sprained shoulder, intends to play vs Eagles
9/15 - Redskins QB Robert Griffin III dislocates left ankle, MRI coming Monday
9/10 - Redskins HC Jay Gruden wishes he had called more running plays in Week 1
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2014 Mock Draft Results
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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