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Eagles | DeSean Jackson expected to miss time

Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (ribs) is expected to miss a few weeks with a rib cartilage strain. Jackson, QB Michael Vick (concussion) and RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) are all expected to miss the Week 13 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Fantasy Tip: Jason Avant's role figures to increase, as he would move into a possession-receiver role. This could actually add some continuity on offense for Nick Foles with Avant and Brent Celek underneath while Jeremy Maclin stretches things deep. Avant and Celek's value increases in Jackson's absence, especially in PPR leagues, while Maclin's isn't diminished too much. Bryce Brown is an important cog in the mix, though. If he can't run the ball effectively, and keep defenses honest, the heavy defensive pressure will keep the passing game under wraps.

2012-11-27 06:28:07 | Source: Philadelphia Daily News - Les Bowen

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