DeSean Jackson WR WAS 3 Days
Jackson caught 6-of-7 targets for 136 yards in Monday's 20-17 overtime win over the Cowboys.
Jackson hasn't been consistent, but his prowess on the deep ball has led to four games with 115 or more receiving yards, putting him on pace to top 1,300 yards for the season, even with just 53 targets and 32 receptions through eight games. While his mark of 12.5 yards per target is unsustainable, there's little doubt that he's one of the top deep threats in the game, making 10-11 yards per target a reasonable, if optimistic, expectation. He broke free for gains of 49 and 45 yards during Monday's game, and the 49-yarder could've gone for a long touchdown, if not for an underthrow by Colt McCoy. So long as you don't mind the inevitable duds when the deep passes don't connect, Jackson should be a strong option for the second half of the season, offering a high ceiling each week. He could also get a boost from the eventual return of Robert Griffin (ankle), who has a better arm than both McCoy and Kirk Cousins.
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Jackson had three catches on five targets for 49 yards Sunday against the Titans.
Jackson's streak of posting at least 115 yards and a touchdown ended at two games, as his long play of 37 yards failed to reach the end zone. He continues to be a boom-or-bust type player, which makes him hard to sit in most fantasy leagues, regardless of the matchup.
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Jackson caught three passes on five targets for 115 yards and scored a touchdown in Sunday's 30-20 loss at Arizona.
Jackson absolutely smoked star CB Patrick Peterson on his 64-yard touchdown, taking a relatively short pass all the way to the end zone. Jackson has been a little inconsistent this season, but he's been fantastic the last two games, racking up 272 yards and two touchdowns. He'll face an average Titans's secondary in Week 7.
DeSean Jackson WR WAS 24 Days
Jackson caught 5-of-11 targets for 157 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 27-17 loss to the Seahawks.
Jackson's first reception didn't come until late in the second quarter, but he made it count by taking a deep pass down the right sideline 60 yards for a score. His second reception, which came on the first play of the second half, went for a 57-yard gain down the left sideline, courtesy of an incredible throw by QB Kirk Cousins. While clearly capable of making some fantastic plays, Cousins is also prone to make ugly mistakes. He's shown a willingness to take shots downfield, which should mesh well with Jackson's penchant for the deep ball. The burner has hauled in just 20-of-37 targets through five games, but with 364 receiving yards to show for it, thanks to a trio of long gains. His shoulder seems to be fine, and he'll face an Arizona defense with some major injury concerns next week.
DeSean Jackson WR WAS 24 Days
Jackson (shoulder) is active for Monday's game against the Seahawks, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
There was little question regarding Jackson's ability to take the field. However, he's tallied exactly one reception in two of four outings with Washington, making him a modest option at best with Kirk Cousins under center.
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Jackson (shoulder) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Seahawks.
Jackson went into Week 4 with a questionable designation, but he did suit up, and there doesn't seem to be any doubt as to his availability for Sunday. The 27-year-old old practiced in full all week. While Jackson has put up a modest 207 yards and one touchdown through four games and now draws a tough matchup in the Seahawks, he should at least avoid Richard Sherman for most of the game, with Sherman presumably sticking on the taller Pierre Garcon.
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Jackson (shoulder) caught one pass for nine yards on three targets in Thursday's 45-14 loss to the Giants.
No Washington player got more than six targets, and the team's wide receivers combined for just four receptions. Even while trying to erase a deficit, Kirk Cousins had 15 of his 19 completions go to either tight ends or running backs, with another four passes falling into the hands of defenders. It was a complete 180 from the last two weeks, when Cousins piled up 677 passing yards and five touchdowns against the Jaguars and Eagles. Already known for his hit-or-miss nature, Jackson is off to a slow start in Washington, with a 15-207-1 receiving line through four games, despite going for 5-117-1 last week. Next week brings a tricky home game against the Seahawks.
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Jackson (shoulder) is active for Thursday's game against the Giants, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
For a second outing in a row, Jackson will tough out the AC sprain in his left shoulder, as he teams with Pierre Garcon to form a fearsome receiving duo for quarterback Kirk Cousins to consider. With a juicy matchup on tap -- the Giants yield a robust 15.8 YPC to opposing wide receivers -- Jackson is a decent bet to post a friendly line.
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Jackson (shoulder) is expected to take the field Thursday against the Giants, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jackson brushed off the AC sprain in his left shoulder in Week 3, contributing five receptions (on 11 targets) for 117 yards and his first touchdown in Philadelphia. He appears poised to do so again, but the release of Washington's inactive list will reveal, one way or the other, whether the wideout is available.
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Jackson (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Giants.
With a divisional tilt on tap, Jackson is likely more apt to play through the AC joint sprain in his left shoulder, which didn't stop him from racking up 117 yards and a touchdown on five receptions this past Sunday. In any case, check on his status prior to Thursday's 8:25 PM ET kickoff to ensure his availability.