Pierre Garcon WR WAS 3 Days
Garcon had three receptions on four targets for 34 yards in Sunday's 17-14 loss at San Francisco.
Garcon did almost nothing, other than a 24-yard reception, but Robert Griffin had a miserable game, completing just 11-of-19 passes for 106 yards. The veteran wideout will look to get on track against his former team, Indianapolis, in Week 13.
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Garcon caught one pass on two targets for six yards Sunday against the Bucs.
Garcon has failed to catch more than five passes since Week 3. He also has not been targeted more than six times since Week 3. The offense has struggled to score points in recent weeks and DeSean Jackson appears have overtaken Garcon atop the depth chart.
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Garcon had three catches on five targets for 15 yards Sunday against the Vikings.
After catching 113 passes on 181 targets for 1,346 yards last season, expectations were high for Garcon this season, even with DeSean Jackson added to the mix. However, he's primarily been a disappointment, failing to reach even 50 receiving yards in six of nine games this season, while catching more than five passes just twice (Weeks 1 and 3). Jackson has been the major contributor, especially of late, with four games with at least 115 yards in the last five weeks, and there's little reason to believe Garcon is ready to break out of his funk. The Redskins are off next weekend, but will come out of their bye to face the Bucs in Week 11, a team that is allowing the second-most passing yards per game this season. If there's a game for Garcon to break out, that could be it.
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Garcon caught 4-of-4 targets for 47 yards in Monday's 20-17 overtime win over the Cowboys.
Garcon's four targets were good for third on the team, trailing only DeSean Jackson and Jordan Reed, who got seven looks apiece. Garcon had just three catches for 24 yards in regulation, then caught a 23-yard pass on the first play of overtime. More troubling than the modest production, he saw six or fewer targets for a fifth straight week, after piling up 32 through the first three weeks of the season. So long as Jackson and Reed are healthy, Garcon may be stuck as the short/intermediate option at wide receiver in an offense that does a pretty good job of spreading the ball around. The last few weeks stand in stark contrast to last season, when Garcon led the NFL with 181 targets.
Pierre Garcon WR WAS 1 Month
Garcon had five catches on six targets for 87 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Titans.
Garcon has now scored a touchdown in back-to-back weeks, with Sunday's score notable because it was thrown by third-stringer Colt McCoy, who took over after Kirk Cousins was benched at halftime. Garcon was fairly limited outside of the touchdown, as he caught four passes for 17 yards otherwise. He could be catching passes from a third different quarterback next week, as it's possible that Robert Griffin returns from his ankle injury, though it's more likely that he gets back the following week, leaving McCoy to start in Week 8 against the Cowboys.
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Garcon had four receptions on six targets for 31 yards and scored a touchdown in Sunday's 30-20 loss at Arizona.
Garcon was doing very little, until he caught a short touchdown in the final three minutes of the game. Meanwhile, DeSean Jackson outperformed him for the second straight week, as the speedy wideout had 115 yards and a touchdown. Garcon is still seeing a decent amount of targets, but with Jackson around and Jordan Reed (hamstring) back in the fold, he's probably not going to see as much action as he did last year, when he received a league-high 181 targets.
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Garcon caught 2-of-3 targets for 23 yards in Monday's 27-17 loss to the Seahawks.
DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts combined for 20 of the team's 36 targets, with RB Roy Helu accounting for another seven. Garcon and the tight ends were left to fight for scraps, as the veteran wideout's unusual season continued. Garcon has two or fewer receptions in three of his five games, but caught 10 and 11 passes in the other two contests. Though Garcon has just four receptions over the last two games, his owners can perhaps take some comfort in the fact that QB Kirk Cousins was much improved from a week ago. Garcon has a respectable 8.2 targets per game, which still marks a major drop-off from last season, as could be expected following the Redskins' offseason moves.
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Garcon had two catches for 28 yards on six targets in Thursday's 45-14 loss to the Giants.
TE Niles Paul had three catches for 60 yards before leaving with a concussion, and RB Roy Helu caught 5-of-5 targets for 78 yards. DeSean Jackson managed just one catch for nine yards, while Andre Roberts had an 18-yard touchdown and nothing else. All in all, QB Kirk Cousins was completely unable to throw downfield, as the New York defense caught as many passes (four) as all of Washington's wide receivers combined. Cousins won't be this bad every week, but there's no denying that Thursday's performance erased the positive vibes from Weeks 2 and 3. The Washington passing game now looks a bit shaky, heading into a terrible Week 5 home matchup with the Seahawks. Garcon is having an odd season, with games of 10, one, 11 and two receptions.
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Garcon had 11 catches on 16 targets for 138 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Eagles.
After getting only four targets in Week 2 against the Jaguars, Garcon was back to his high-targeted self Sunday, with his touchdown coming on a four-yard pass play in the first quarter. Kirk Cousins had the offense humming Sunday, with fellow starting wideout DeSean Jackson also having a big game, catching five passes on 11 targets for 117 yards and an 81-yard touchdown. With Jackson able to take some pressure off Garcon, the latter figures to maintain his high-target count heading into Week 4 on Thursday against the Giants.
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Garcon had one catch on four targets for 12 yards Sunday against the Jaguars.
Starting quarterback Robert Griffin was knocked out of the game with an ankle injury in the first quarter and then wide receiver DeSean Jackson was forced out with a shoulder injury. The combination did nothing to increase Garcon's production, as he posted his fewest number of catches since Sept. 30, 2012 against the Buccaneers. It looks like Griffin could be out for a while, which would leave Kirk Cousins to throw passes to Garcon. The two do have some recent history together, as Garcon had 129 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 last season and then 144 yards and one touchdowns in Week 16.