|Week 9 (@MIN) - Average||5.5||75.5||0||0||0||0||7|
|Week 9 (@MIN) - Dave Richard||7||90||0||0||0||0||9|
|Week 9 (@MIN) - Jamey Eisenberg||4||61||0||0||0||0||6|
|2014 Season - Average||81.0||1130.0||6.0||3.0||23.0||0||142|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||79||1088||6||4||25||0||138|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||83||1172||6||2||21||0||147|
|Current Player Ranking: 20|
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Pierre Garcon struggling in reduced role
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(10/28/14) Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon has settled into a consistent role in the team's offense recently, but that hasn't led to good results, as he struggled yet again in Week 8 against the Cowboys.
Garcon was held to below 50 yards receiving for the fourth time in five games Monday, as he hauled in just four passes for 47 yards. And, while he had been able to salvage his previous two games with touchdowns, Garcon was held out of the end zone in Week 8, giving him his sixth single-digit Fantasy scoring effort in eight games.
Garcon has just one 100-yard game this season, and has five or fewer receptions in each of his last five games. At this point, he is clearly not the primary option in the passing game, and has become extremely touchdown dependent as a result, averaging 43.2 yards per game over the last five. Garcon has never been a big touchdown guy, so Fantasy owners should probably only consider starting him against good matchups.
Pierre Garcon relatively quiet on MNF
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(10/28/14) Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon caught all four of his targets for 47 yards in Monday's win at Dallas. Garcon's biggest play came when he flashed across the middle for a 23-yard gain to start Washington's winning drive in overtime.
Garcon ranked third on the team in targets, with DeSean Jackson and Jordan Reed drawing seven targets each. Garcon visits the Vikings in Week 9.
Better to sit DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/23/14) Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been hit or miss from week to week, but you can't get around the fact that in three of the last five weeks, he's gone for more than 100 yards and a touchdown.
The problem is Kirk Cousins was his quarterback for all three of those games. The Redskins are turning to Colt McCoy for Week 8 at Dallas.
That's bad news for all the Redskins wide receivers, but especially Jackson, whose production is mostly tied to his ability to beat the defense deep. McCoy isn't one for going deep. He averaged 5.9 yards per attempt in his last year as an NFL starter, and aside from that short pass that Pierre Garcon turned into 70-yard touchdown, McCoy had 10 completions for just 58 yards in Week 7.
That doesn't mean Garcon is safe. Apart from that score, he had four catches for 17 yards in Week 7 and averaged just 27.3 yards in his previous three games. He should fare better than Jackson with McCoy, but ultimately, an inferior quarterback isn't going to do him good.
You might want to sit both in Fantasy for the time being.
So many questions for Pierre Garcon
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/19/14) After three straight games with 31 yards or fewer, Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon finally looked like himself again Week 7 against Tennessee, catching five passes for 87 yards and a touchdown.
Of course, if not for one fluky play in which he beat a defender on a simple curl route and took the ball 70 yards for a score, he would have had just five catches for about 25 yards and no touchdowns, burning his Fantasy owners yet again.
So do you hold that against him? Well, if the Redskins decide their starting quarterback is Colt McCoy, who was on the other end of that play and led the team to a come-from-behind victory, more big plays probably aren't in Garcon's future. McCoy had 10 other completions in Week 7, none for more than 10 yards. And remember, that one probably shouldn't have been for more than 10 yards either.
Of course, Garcon wasn't exactly clicking with Kirk Cousins. Cousins has more of an ability to stretch the field, but Garcon has been better on shorter routes over the last couple years.
So who really knows? If you have depth at wide receiver, you may want to play it safe and sit Garcon for Week 8 at Dallas just to see how the situation plays out.
Pierre Garcon takes reception 70 yards to the house Week 7
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/19/14) Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon recorded a 70-yard touchdown, which was the third-longest of his career, during a 19-17 win Week 7 vs. Tennessee. Garcon finished with a team-high 87 receiving yards on five catches.
Garcon was having a pretty quiet game until Colt McCoy replaced Kirk Cousins at quarterback in the second half. Garcon, who had one catch for 5 yards in the first half, took McCoy's first pass of the game 70 yards for a touchdown to put Washington ahead 13-10. It was Garcon's third touchdown and second in as many games.
The 87 yards were the second-highest total this season for Garcon, who had 138 yards in Week 3. The Redskins are back in action Week 8 at Dallas.
|Pierre Garcon was erratic in 2013 thanks to inconsistent play from quarterback Robert Griffin III, who was coming off knee surgery. He finished with 113 catches, which led all receivers, 1,346 yards and five touchdowns. He was No. 1 in targets with 184, but he had just six games with double digits in Fantasy points. We hope Garcon will be more consistent this season, and the addition of DeSean Jackson should help take away coverage. Garcon remains the No. 1 receiver for the Redskins even with the addition of Jackson, and he should be considered a high-end No. 2 Fantasy receiver in all leagues. He is worth drafting in Round 4 in standard formats and in Round 3 in PPR leagues. Another season with 100-plus catches isn't out of the question for Garcon, especially with a healthy Griffin for (potentially) 16 games.
(Updated 5/29/14) |