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11 DeSean Jackson WR
Height/Weight: 5-10/178 | Birthdate: 12/1/1986 | Birthplace: Long Beach, CA, USA | Team: Washington | College: California | NFL Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 100/75 | Average Draft Position: 63.62
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Better to sit DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/23/2014) 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.


Redskins' DeSean Jackson held to just under 50 yards Week 7


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson was held to three catches for 49 yards during a 19-17 win Week 7 vs. Tennessee. Jackson's longest catch went 37 yards and he was targeted five times.

Jackson could have had a higher yardage total Sunday, as he made a tough 36-yard catch down the sideline with 1:14 left. However, offsetting penalties negated the big play for Jackson, who had a scoring streak snapped at two games. Jackson also failed to record at least 100 yards for the first time in three games.

The Redskins are back in action Week 8 at Dallas.


Redskins WR DeSean Jackson scores long TD in Week 6 loss


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson managed 115 yards on just three receptions and scored a touchdown in his team's 30-20 loss to the Cardinals in Week 6.

Jackson caught his first pass early in the second quarter, hauling in the ball at midfield and outracing his man to the end zone. On the team's next drive, he brought the team down to the red zone with a 42-yard catch that set the offense up with first-and-goal at the 10-yard line, though they settled for a field goal. Jackson was quiet for most of the rest of the night, adding a five-yard run and a nine-yard reception. He's racked up 115 yards and a touchdown in three of his last four games while serving as a dangerous deep threat. Jackson will try to keep rolling next week against the Titans.


DeSean Jackson predictably inconsistent


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/7/2014) If you expected Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson to do what he did in Week 5 (against the Seahawks, of all teams) after contributing just a 9-yard catch Week 4 against the Giants, raise your hand.

If you raised yours, you're a liar and a fraud and a meanie.

And a genius. You know the deal with Jackson by now. Seven years in, the rest of us are still learning, but you know he's at his best when you least expect it. If he has that play or two where he breaks free and does what he does in open space, his numbers are through the roof, but if he doesn't, not so much. 

The only way to ensure you get the best of what he offers, then, is to start him every week, regardless of the matchups, taking the 9-yard games with the 199-yard games.

Don't like it? Trade him. Now's a good time considering he just had his best game of the season against the last defense anyone would have expected. If you hesitate because you're worried he'll start to do this sort of thing every week, well then you're not quite the genius I thought you were.


DeSean Jackson goes off for 157 yards on MNF


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2014) Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson burned the Seahawks' vaunted secondary for 157 yards Monday night, including a 60-yard touchdown and a 57-yard reception. Jackson caught five of his game-high 11 targets as he put up the most receiving yards against Seattle since Chicago's Brandon Marshall had 10 grabs for 165 yards in an overtime loss Dec. 2, 2012.

Jackson's touchdown, which came after quarterback Kirk Cousins escaped the pocket, was his 19th career score of at least 50 yards. Jackson leads the NFL in that category since he entered the league in 2008.

Off his second 100-yard game this season, he'll visit the Cardinals in Week 6.


Redskins release final Week 5 injury report


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2014) The Redskins have listed seven players as questionable for Monday's Week 5 matchup with the Seahawks, including tight ends Jordan Reed (hamstring) and Niles Paul (concussion), left tackle Trent Williams (knee), safety Trenton Robinson (ankle), defensive end Kedric Golston (groin), linebacker Akeem Jordan (knee) and guard Shawn Lauvao (knee).

Williams, Robinson and Goslton were all limited in practice Saturday, while Paul, Jordan and Lauvao practiced in full. Cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring) has been ruled out for the game.

Five players were listed as probable to play in Week 5, including wide receiver DeSean Jackson (shoulder), linebacker Brian Orakpo (finger) and defensive linemen Jason Hatcher (hamstring), Chris Baker (shoulder) and Jarvis Jenkins (rib).


Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson risky for Week 5


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/1/2014) If the last two weeks are any indication, as quarterback Kirk Cousins goes, so go wide receivers Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson. Both were complete busts in Week 4, when Cousins threw four interceptions in a laugher against the Giants.

The correlation is especially troubling with the Redskins set to host defending champion Seattle in Week 5. The Seahawks, in case you haven't heard, are pretty stellar on defense. Though statistically, they don't rank as high against the pass as you'd expect thanks to some tough matchups against Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning to begin the season, Cousins isn't of the same caliber. And not all of them did so hot anyway. Rodgers threw for just 189 yards in Week 1.

If you're going to pick one, Garcon is probably the better choice since his role as the possession receiver should theoretically make him a little more consistent than the boom-or-bust Jackson, but neither Jamey Eisenberg nor Dave Richard has either higher than 32nd at wide receiver this week.


Washington will have their studs Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Washington will have their studs available for Thursday's game against the Giants.

DeSean Jackson, Brian Orakpo and and Alfred Morris are all active for the game. Jackson entered the contest as questionable due to a shoulder injury. Orakpo and Morris were both probable entering the game. 


Report: DeSean Jackson expected to be active Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who is questionable for Week 4 due to a lingering shoulder injury, is expected to play Thursday against the Giants, a source told NFL.com. However, he will test the injury during pregame warmups to make sure he is able to play.

DeSean Jackson looking like a good fit


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/24/2014) If Week 3 at Philadelphia is any indication, the switch from Robert Griffin III to Kirk Cousins at quarterback will only help Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson. He turned in his biggest play of the young season against his former team, beating the secondary down the middle of the field for an 81-yard touchdown.

It wouldn't have been possible without Cousins, though. The former fourth-round pick has an accurate deep ball. On this particular play, he threw it from the Redskins' 10-yard line, and Jackson caught it at the Eagles' 30. It was a perfect strike 60 yards downfield. 

So now in three games with his new team, Jackson has put up quality numbers twice. He had eight catches for 62 yards with Griffin under center in Week 1, when he didn't get a chance to stretch the field, and five catches for 117 yards with Cousins under center in Week 3, when he did. His one poor showing was when he bruised his shoulder on the Redskins' second drive in Week 2 and had to leave. Hard to blame him for that.

Jackson wasn't ranked especially high coming into the year because of the change of scenery and the threat of Pierre Garcon, but let's not forget he was the ninth-best wide receiver in standard CBSSports.com leagues last year, the 15th-best in 2010 and the sixth-best in 2009. I say we treat him as such going forward. The Giants certainly aren't a threat to his production Thursday night, ranking 22nd against the pass.


DeSean Jackson questionable for Thursday Night Football


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) The Redskins listed wideout DeSean Jackson as questionable for Thursday Night Football against the Giants. He's been limited in practice all week with a shoulder injury, but is expected to play.

Receivers could go against the norm Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Generally speaking, skill positions players are hard to rely on when facing Thursday night matchups. Through three weeks, only one player has topped 100 yards receiving on Thursday this season, compared to 29 in 45 other games. That pattern continued last season, as only 10 of the league's 208 100-yard receiving performances came during the 17 Thursday games a year ago.

That being said, this Thursday's game has all of the makings of an outlier, as the Redskins and Giants look set for a shootout. Neither team boasts a particularly strong pass defense, with both ranking among the league's seven worst in yards per attempt allowed. That is why you will find Pierre Garcon and Victor Cruz ranked among the top-15 at wide receiver in both Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard's rankings for Week 4.

Cruz has enjoyed solid success against Washington in his career, averaging 71.8 yards per game in five matchups. Garcon was mostly held in check in two games against the Giants a year ago, hauling in 15 combined passes for just 117 yards, but Fantasy owners have to consider him a must-start option after the rapport he showed with new starter Kirk Cousins a week ago. Especially with DeSean Jackson's availability in question with a shoulder injury. 

If Jackson plays, he could be a nice option, as he shrugged off the shoulder injury with five receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown last week. Rueben Randle just might find himself the odd-man-out this week, however, and is more of a flex start. 


DeSean Jackson limited in practice Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (shoulder) was limited in practice Tuesday. The Redskins are playing the Giants Thursday.

DeSean Jackson gets in limited practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson, who continues to play through a shoulder sprain, was limited in practice Monday. Washington hosts the Giants on Thursday.

DeSean Jackson plays through pain, hauls in long touchdown


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson played through a shoulder injury and made his impact felt in a 37-34 loss to the Eagles in Week 3.

Jackson put together his first 100-yard performance of the season against his former team, and made his biggest impact felt on a vintage 81-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter. He finished the game with five receptions on 11 targets, for 117 yards.

Jackson has been productive when able to play, but the shoulder injury limited him to just a few snaps in Week 2. He has 198 yards on 14 receptions heading into Week 4 against the Giants Thursday.  


DeSean Jackson available to play Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson got through pregame warm-ups and has been cleared to play through a shoulder injury in Week 3 against the Eagles.

Jackson was extremely limited in practice as a result of the injury suffered last week, but will at least try to give it a go Sunday. 


DeSean Jackson a game-time call


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson is a true game-time decision for Week 3 against the Eagles, as CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports the team needs to see him get through a pre-game workout before clearing him to return from a shoulder injury.

Jackson suffered the injury last Sunday, and was limited throughout the week in practice while recovering.  


DeSean Jackson questionable for Week 3


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson was limited at practice Friday, though head coach Jay Gruden told reporters he "did good today" with a shoulder injury.

Jackson is officially listed on the injury report for Week 3 against the Eagles as questionable, and a final determination on his status could come during Saturday's walkthrough. 


DeSean Jackson improves, takes part in drills Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) While the rest of the injured players worked on a side field, Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson went through individual drills at practice Friday, his first action all week while recovering from a shoulder injury.

At this point, it is not clear just how much work Jackson is expected to get, but his status for Week 3 against the Eagles will be determined later Friday with the official injury report. 


DeSean Jackson might practice Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (shoulder) did not practice for a second straight day Thursday. Though, coach Jay Gruden said he hopes to see progress Friday.

The Redskins are preparing to play Jackson's former team and NFC East foe Philadelphia.


DeSean Jackson not practicing


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, but he is expected to play Sunday at Philadelphia.

DeSean Jackson plans to face Eagles


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson (shoulder) said he intends to play Sunday against his former team, the Eagles. "I don't plan on missing this game," Jackson said, per the Washington Post.

Kirk Cousins expects D-Jax to play


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins told reporters he expects receiver DeSean Jackson to play Sunday in Philadelphia. Jackson is dealing with a sprained shoulder.

"It is hard to overthrow him," Cousins said of Jackson. "You let him go get it."


DeSean Jackson is day to day with shoulder sprain


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Redskins coach Jay Gruden told reporters Monday wide receiver DeSean Jackson is day to day with a Grade 1 shoulder sprain. Gruden added the team will determine Jackson's playing status for Sunday against the Eagles later in the week.

Report: DeSean Jackson's status appears to be improving


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) The status of Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson appears to be improving a day after injuring his shoulder against the Jaguars, according to BleacherReport.com. Jackson woke up "sore" Monday, but it looks like there is no serious structural damage in his shoulder.

Jackson told reporters following Sunday's game he is day to day with a sprained AC joint. Jackson was injured in the first half Week 2.