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DeSean Jackson

Washington Redskins
Wide Receiver

Ht: 5.8 | Wt: 178

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Redskins | DeSean Jackson not at workouts

Wed, 25 May 2016 12:26:22 -0700

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson has not participated in voluntary workouts this week, but he has visited the Redskins. Head coach Jay Gruden said Jackson knows what kind of shape he has to be in and does expect him to participate in other voluntary workouts.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson only played in nine games last season, so health will be key for him this offseason and throughout 2016. He's Washington's best deep threat and is still worth consideration as a low-end WR2 in standard leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - John Keim

Redskins | Jamison Crowder to play slot

Tue, 17 May 2016 17:57:24 -0700

Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder will serve as the Redskins' primary slot receiver in 2016, with WRs Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson and Ryan Grant also capable of playing in the slot.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson and Doctson currently have the most fantasy appeal in Washington, but don't completely disregard Garcon, either. Crowder is a sneaky sleeper candidate after tallying 59 catches for 604 yards and two touchdowns in his rookie season, but don't view him as more than a WR5 at best in the Redskins' packed wide receiver corps.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Mike Jones

Redskins | Josh Doctson to start eventually?

Sun, 08 May 2016 12:04:27 -0700

Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson could overtake either WRs Pierre Garcon or DeSean Jackson in the starting lineup at some point in 2016, in the opinion of Rich Tandler of

Fantasy Tip: Garcon would be more likely to yield playing time to Doctson, and, of course, all three will see the field at the same time on occasion. Doctson is one of the more promising rookies this year and should be drafted as a low-end WR3 to high-end WR4.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Rich Tandler

Redskins | Josh Doctson will play outside

Wed, 04 May 2016 16:58:03 -0700

Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson will start out as an outside receiver, playing behind WRs DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, according to offensive coordinator Sean McVay. McVay and head coach Jay Gruden see similarities between Doctson and Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green. "I think that's a great comparison, because you look at a taller, leaner player with great body control and excellent ball skills," McVay said.

Fantasy Tip: It may take some time for Doctons to acclimate to the professional level, but he definitely has a role to play with the Redskins. He could be more of a downfield threat, like a poor man's DeSean Jackson. For now, consider Doctson a WR4 in fantasy land.

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Redskins | Washington WRs dilemma ahead?

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:03:26 -0800

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson is due $3.75 million and WR Pierre Garcon $7.6 million in 2016 -- the final year in each of their contracts. Each receiver is entering their age-29 season.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson dealt with a hamstring injury for most of the first half of 2015 and was limited to 30 catches -- his worst in eight NFL seasons. Garcon has evolved into much more of a possession receiver for Washington since posting a career-high 113 catches in 2013. With TE Jordan Reed taking on more of a starring role for the Redskins this year and WR Jamison Crowder showing well in his rookie year, the team could opt to move on from Jackson and Garcon at the end of the 2016 season.

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Redskins | DeSean Jackson quiet in loss

Sun, 10 Jan 2016 18:43:27 -0800

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) was able to play in the NFC Wild Card Game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 10, but he managed just two grabs for 17 yards on five targets.

Fantasy Tip: D-Jax nearly had a touchdown, but it was overturned in the first quarter after review showed he stepped up at the half-yard line. He finished the season banged up, but still has plenty left in the tank heading into 2016. He just needs to get healthy. The good news is Kirk Cousins emerged as a solid quarterback, and that means Jackson could still be an 800-1,000 yard producer with a handful of scores.

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Redskins | Probable tag for DeSean Jackson

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:27:40 -0800

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) practiced in full all week and is listed as probable for the wild-card game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Jackson ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) is an intriguing FantasyScore commodity with Kirk Cousins peaking for the Redskins at quarterback. Green Bay's secondary could be weakened if Sam Shields does not play, too, so choosing D-Jax for your daily lineups is a solid move.

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Redskins | DeSean Jackson has full practice

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:40:17 -0800

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) participated fully in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Jan. 7.

Fantasy Tip: The Green Bay Packers were above averaged on defense versus wide receivers this year, but Jackson ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) has above average speed, too. He's one of the more expensive wide receivers on FantasyScore for the playoffs, but he's not a bad play with Kirk Cousins playing the way he has been, especially at home.

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Redskins | DeSean Jackson a full go

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 14:23:04 -0800

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Fantasy Tip: The Packers secondary hasn't been bad this year, but they could surely struggle to keep D-Jax ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) from blowing the top off the secondary in the wild-card game Sunday. Jackson is a fine daily pick with Kirk Cousins as confident as ever right now.

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Redskins | DeSean Jackson not targeted

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 17:20:05 -0800

Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) was not targeted in a 34-23 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: With Washington's playoff position already secured, there was no reason to risk Jackson re-aggravating his knee injury. Thanks to his big-play ability, he will have one of the highest ceilings at FantasyScore of any receiver available in the postseason.

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