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The Washington Post expects Pierre Garcon to face "more single coverage in the Redskins' first eight games next season than he did in his first two seasons with the team."

Defenses weren't threatened by Leonard Hankerson, Josh Morgan or Santana Moss, which led to constant bracket coverage and safety help on Garcon. He still led the league with 113 receptions a year ago, but averaged just 11.9 yards per reception and scored a meager five touchdowns. Garcon won't catch nearly as many balls this season, but the arrival of DeSean Jackson will free him up to find more space and make more big plays. Garcon remains on the WR2 radar.

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Speaking in a television interview, Pierre Garcon said he and Robert Griffin III have already scheduled several workouts for the offseason.

"We've already got that date set up. We've already got a place," Garcon said. "We're going to go to Arizona, work out there." Garcon set career highs in receptions, receiving yards, and targets in 2013 without ever having a great connection with RG3. Garcon will not see 182 targets again in 2014, but better chemistry with his star quarterback should mitigate the loss in targets. Garcon is a WR1 heading into 2014.

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Pierre Garcon caught six passes for 56 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Giants.

Garcon's second season in Washington saw him set a franchise record with 113 catches for 1,346 yards and five touchdowns. The numbers could have been even better if Robert Griffin/Kirk Cousins had sustained more consistent play, as Garcon has established himself as one of the most talented receivers in the league. The concern for 2014 will be that the Shanahan & Son offense is very friendly to "X" receivers, but those scheme changes should be mitigated by RG3's return to full health. Still in his prime at age 28 (in August), Garcon is a 2014 WR1.

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Pierre Garcon caught seven passes for 129 yards and one touchdown in Week 15 against the Falcons.

Garcon drew a game-high ten targets and went to town on an Atlanta secondary that was starting three rookies. It was his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season and first since November 7. Garcon has drawn double-digit targets in all but two games this season, leaving him locked in as a weekly WR1. Garcon's 53-yard touchdown was a perfect throw down the left side from Kirk Cousins. Cousins does well in the intermediate passing game, which suits Garcon's ability to rack up YAC well. The Redskins take on the Cowboys in Week 16.

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Pierre Garcon caught five passes for 37 yards in Washington's Week 14 loss to the Chiefs.

The Redskins completed just 19 passes on a day where they were thoroughly dominated in all phases of the game. For Garcon, it was just the second time all year he made fewer than six grabs, while the 37 yards were a season low. Owners may be tempted to bench Garcon as the Redskins' offense goes in the tank, but he'll remain a high-floor WR2 for Week 15 against the Falcons' burnable defense.

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Pierre Garcon had nine catches for 61 yards in Sunday night's Week 13 loss to the Giants.

It was a rough night for Garcon. He struggled with drops, had a delay of game penalty for kicking the ball out of bounds, and lost a fumble on the Redskins' final drive of the game. Garcon was targeted 12 times, with most of his yardage coming on crossing patterns over the middle of the field. He ran the wrong route on his only red-zone target and hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 10. Even in a tough matchup with the Chiefs, Garcon will remain a WR1/2 for the fantasy playoffs.

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Pierre Garcon caught eight passes for 48 yards in Week 12 against the 49ers.

Garcon was targeted a game-high 11 times but nearly all of them came on screens and quick-hitters. As soon as he'd catch the ball, Garcon would get tackled. The eight grabs saved his PPR week. Other than that, he was mostly ineffective against a stout pass defense. Garcon should find more room to operate next Sunday night against the Giants, though they've been playing better defense of late. Garcon remains an every-week WR1/2 due to volume.

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Pierre Garcon is not listed on the Redskins' Week 12 injury report.

He's been a full participant in practice all week despite tweaking his ankle in last week's loss to Philadelphia. Although Garcon has a difficult matchup on Monday night against San Francisco, his outlook is helped by the 49ers' loss of RCB Tarell Brown to cracked ribs. Garcon is an every-week WR1/2.

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Pierre Garcon said his ankle was hurting him badly following Sunday's loss at Philadelphia.

Garcon missed a couple snaps in the first quarter of the game, but didn't appear limited at all as he played virtually every snap after that. It sounds like a minor sprain. We should know more after coach Mike Shanahan meets with the media on Monday.

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Pierre Garcon caught six passes for 68 yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss at Philadelphia.

Robert Griffin III was nothing short of inept for three quarters, leading to limited opportunities for Garcon. He started to do work against Cary Williams and Roc Carmichael late, flashing that unique playmaking ability we've seen for much of the year. Still, it's a disappointing line for Garcon considering the matchup and things won't get easier in Week 12 when the Redskins host the 49ers. The good news for owners is that the Redskins will have to throw more early as the 49ers are likely to make stopping Alf Morris a priority. Averaging 6.7 catches per game, Garcon remains an elite fantasy asset.