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88 Pierre Garcon WR
Height/Weight: 6-0/216 | Birthdate: 8/8/1986 | Birthplace: West Palm Beach, FL, USA | Team: Washington | College: Mount Union | NFL Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 100/84 | Average Draft Position: 52.36
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Pierre Garcon hauls in two passes


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Washington wide receiver Pierre Garcon caught two passes Thursday against the Giants.

Garcon managed 28 yards during the contest. Washington went down early, and quarterback Kirk Cousins had a lot of trouble getting his playmakers the ball. Cousins opted to throw to his running backs and tight ends for the most part. Garcon was targeted six times, which was actually the highest total of any pass catcher on the team.

Garcon will take on the Seahawks Week 5. 


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. 


Pierre Garcon plays a huge role in shootout


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon emerged as Kirk Cousins' top target Sunday, in a  37-34 loss to the Eagles Sunday.

Garcon was targeted a team-high 16 times in the game, and led the team in all receiving categories. He hauled in 11 of those passes for 138 yards and a touchdown, all of which represent his best marks of the season.

Garcon was limited to just one reception for 12 yards in Cousins' first game at quarterback, but the two clearly developed a rapport Sunday. He has 22 receptions for 227 yards through three games, and will look to keep rolling when they face the Giants in Week 4 Thursday.  


Pierre Garcon a non-factor in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) On a day when everything was working for the Redskins, wide receiver Pierre Garcon had trouble getting going in a 41-10 win over the Jaguars in Week 2.

Garcon was basically a non-factor in the win, as he was targeted just four times, good for fourth on the team. He hauled in just one of those passes for 12 yards in the win.

Garcon appeared to have trouble getting on the same page as new quarterback Kirk Cousins, who is likely to remain the starter moving forward. He will look to bounce back in Week 3 against the Eagles.


Redskins working on 'home-run' passing game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday the team needs to do a better job of getting the football to wide receivers Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson with more space to make plays, according to The Washington Post. On Wednesday, quarterback Robert Griffin III agreed.

"When you have weapons like Pierre and DeSean and Andre Roberts, these guys can really go deep down the field. You want to get them opportunities and we had a couple in (Week 1). We just didn’t come down with them," Griffin said. "Yeah, we have got to find ways to open those guys up more down the field. Don’t think that’s any secret. You want to be able to be efficient and hit the underneath stuff, but you also have to get those home-run shots in every now and then. We’ll work on getting that."


Pierre Garcon still the top target on offense for Redskins


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Even with DeSean Jackson now on the Redskins' roster, wide receiver Pierre Garcon remained quarterback Robert Griffin's favorite target during a 17-6 loss Week 1 at Houston.

Garcon was targeted a team-high 12 times. He finished with a team-high 10 catches for 77 yards. His longest catch went 15 yards. 

Garcon has been targeted at least 10 times in 11 straight games dating back to last season. He's reached at least 10 targets in 15 of his last 17 games.

The Redskins are back in action Week 2 against Jacksonville.


Targets should continue to be there for Pierre Garcon


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon will be back in Houston Week 1 for the first time since his last season with Indianapolis in 2011. In his career against Houston, Garcon has totaled 32 catches for 427 yards and three touchdowns in eight games.

Wide receivers averaged 17.4 Fantasy points per game against Houston in 2013, which was the seventh-lowest average in the league. Wide receivers averaged 117.9 yards per game and totaled 16 receiving touchdowns in 16 games.

Garcon led the NFL in 2013 with 113 catches. He had at least five catches in every game and was targeted less than 10 times just twice. Even with the coaching change, Garcon should be a heavily targeted player in the Redskins' passing offense. Look to Garcon as a low-end No. 2/high-end No. 3 Fantasy wide receiver Week 1.


Pierre Garcon, DeSean Jackson set to return Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Redskins wide receivers Pierre Garcon (hamstring) and DeSean Jackson (ankle) will return to action Monday after missing the team's first preseason game, the Washington Post reports.

Monday's game against the Browns will be the first opportunity to see how each receiver is featured in new head coach Jay Gruden's offensive scheme in a game setting.


Injured Redskins wide receivers might play Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Redskins wide receivers Pierre Garcon (hamstring) and DeSean Jackson (ankle) could suit up for Monday's preseason game against the Browns. Both players practiced in full Thursday, according to CSN Washington.

"We’re excited to see them run out [there] and compete, get them in a game situation and see how they do," coach Jay Gruden said. "Just get the rust off of them. It’s important for them to get some type of continuity with the quarterback and the offense in general, just the speed of breaking the huddle on gameday and how many plays in a row can you go without getting tired. If I send them deep, can they come back and dig out a first forced block, or can they run deep again, two or three times in a row?"


DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon return to practice in limited capacity


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Redskins receivers DeSean Jackson (ankle) and Pierre Garcon (hamstring) both returned to practice at a limited capacity on Saturday, ESPN reports. Jackson participated in individual drills, while Garcon took part in some seven-on-seven work as well as some full-team sessions.

The Redskins will return to action Aug. 18 at home against Cleveland.

Pierre Garcon dealing with minor hamstring injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon was held out of practice Tuesday due to a "slight hamstring" injury, coach Jay Gruden told reporters.

Garcon said he will not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots, but said if there was a regular season game Tuesday, then he would have played.


Pierre Garcon not limited 'in any way'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon "returned to full action" in Friday's practice and "didn't look to be hampered in any way," reports the Washington Post. Garcon left Monday's practice with a sore hamstring.

After Tuesday's off day, Garcon participated only in individual drills Wednesday and Thursday.


Pierre Garcon leaves with sore hamstring


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon left practice early because of a sore right hamstring, but he's not concerned and neither is coach Jay Gruden.

"He’ll be OK,” Gruden told the Washington Post. Garcon said he felt some soreness and didn't think it was wise to push it.

"I’ll be good," Garcon said. "No need to rush."

The Redskins are off Tuesday before resuming practice Wednesday.


Why DeSean Jackson is a good fit for Redskins


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) DeSean Jackson's skill set will mesh with the Redskins' offense and quarterback Robert Griffin III, according to ESPN.com. "Griffin's ability to throw the deep ball sits well with Jackson's penchant for catching them in the past," the report said. "It's what Jackson does best, and it's why he scares a defense so much. 

"Griffin might not have a laser arm like Michael Vick -- few do -- but it's a very good arm and it's certainly one that should connect with Jackson down the field. Oh, there's also Griffin's ability to extend plays with a group as fast as this one. That, too, should lead to headaches for opposing defensive coordinators in the week leading up to facing this offense."

Jackson joins wideouts Pierre Garcon and Andre Roberts and tight end Jordan Reed to give Griffin four dangerous targets. The improved passing game also should open up running lanes for Alfred Morris.


Robert Griffin III to work with receivers next week


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and his receiving targets will gather in Arizona next week to "knock off some rust and get a jump on offseason workouts," reports the Washington Post. The receivers scheduled to attend include Pierre Garcon, Aldrick Robinson, Santana Moss, new additions Andre Roberts and David Gettis, tight end Jordan Reed and running backs Alfred Morris, Evan Royster and Chris Thompson.

Robert Griffin III, Pierre Garcon planning joint workouts


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2014) Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon told the team's website that he and quarterback Robert Griffin III will work out together this 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. We’ll probably do some more in Ashburn (Va.). Probably go to Baylor a little bit.

"We’re definitely going to be around. Probably go to Miami. I’m trying to talk him into going to Miami. South Florida is home."

Garcon, who at one point last season said the Redskins "suck at passing," has high hopes for 2014.

"We have a good offense. We definitely have great players," Garcon said. "We have a good tight end, a good running back, a good quarterback, good receivers. What else do you need on offense?"


Pierre Garcon has 56 yards


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/29/2013) Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon caught six passes for 56 yards in Sunday's 20-6 loss to the Giants. He was targeted 10 times -- the 14th time this year Garcon has seen 10 or more targets. 

Garcon also became just the third player in NFL history to catch at least five passes in all 16 games.

He finishes the season with 113 receptions for 1,346 yards (both career highs) and five touchdowns (with two coming in the final three games). Garcon had five 100-yard games this season, and only dipped below 50 receiving yards in a game three times. 


Pierre Garcon on fire with new quarterback


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/27/2013) Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon has been a Fantasy boon since Kirk Cousins took over as quarterback, with 273 receiving yards and two touchdowns over his last two games. He has 29 total targets and has averaged 19 Fantasy points per game -- in standard leagues; 28 in PPR formats -- in those two games.

Garcon's Week 17 opponent, the Giants, have been neither excellent nor poor against wide receivers this season. When the teams met in Week 13, Garcon caught nine passes (on 12 targets) for 61 yards. But that was before Cousins took over and made Garcon his lifeline. In Week 16, Cousins threw for 197 yards; 144 of those went to Garcon. It would make sense for the Giants to blanket Garcon in Week 17, but the Cowboys managed to minimize the overall damage by letting Garcon go wild in Week 16, so it could also be business as usual. 

With championships and season point totals on the line in Week 17, there has to be something more than theoretical guesswork involved to make a case to sit someone who has been so good since a quarterback change. Garcon should be started in most Fantasy formats. 


Pierre Garcon catches 11 passes Week 16


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Washington wide receiver Pierre Garcon caught a whopping 11 passes Week 16 against the Cowboys.

Garcon was the main target of quarterback Kirk Cousins, receiving 18 targets. He finished the game with 144 yards. With the game, Garcon broke the team's record for receptions in a season. He also managed to score on an 8 yard pass in the third quarter. Garcon will take on the Giants Week 17.


Pierre Garcon a strong play Week 16


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) Washington receiver Pierre Garcon is looking like a strong play Week 16 against the Cowboys.

Dallas hasn't been strong against opposing wideouts, allowing them to average 25.00 Fantasy points per game. Through 14 games, the team has given up 30 passing touchdowns. Yardage has also been a problem, as Dallas has allowed 190.93 receiving yards to wideouts per game. In the first meeting between the two teams, Garcon caught six balls for 69 yards.

In four career games against Dallas, Garcon has performed admirably. He average 64.3 receiving yards per game, and has scored two touchdowns. Garcon emerged as Kirk Cousins favorite target last week, catching seven passes for 129 yards and a score. He could be looking at an equally strong game Week 16 against Dallas. He's a strong Fantasy start. 


Quarterback change suits Pierre Garcon


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/15/2013) Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon came into Week 15 at Atlanta in a rut. He was being targeted as much as ever but was averaging just 53.5 yards on 7.0 catches. That was with Robert Griffin III under center, though. With the Redskins switching to Kirk Cousins to preserve Griffin's health for 2014, Garcon performed as well as he has all season, burning the Falcons' 20th-ranked pass defense for 129 yards on seven catches.

The biggest came in the second quarter, when Cousins found him downfield for a 53-yard score. Most of his other catchers were underneath routes designed for yards after the catch, but he did have a 27-yard grab in the second quarter. In all, Garcon had 10 targets, which led the team. He hasn't had fewer than 10 targets since Week 7 against the Bears.

Garcon will look to build on the performance with another favorable matchup Week 16 against the Cowboys.


Pierre Garcon working with new quarterback


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/11/2013) Though he's been as highly targeted as ever, Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon has averaged 53.5 yards with no tuochdown catches over his last four games -- the same stretch during which the Redskins have averaged 12.3 points.

The Redskins are turning to backup quarterback Kirk Cousins in an effort to get their offense going Week 15 at Atlanta, but judging by Cousins' inaccurate and inefficient fourth-quarter performance against the Chiefs last week, it might not make much of a difference.

For what it's worth, the matchup is a favorable one for Garcon. The Falcons rank 20th against the pass, allowing 245.8 yards per game, and have given up the third-most touchdown passes. With all the targets he gets, Garcon is a candidate to score any given week, but if you've been frustrated by his lack of production in recent weeks, this matchup, favorable as it may be, may not be enough to get him going.

Clearly, you could do much, much worse than him in Fantasy, particularly points-per-reception leagues, but of the three CBSSports.com Fantsay Football analysts, only Nathan Zegura is willing to include Garcon in his top 24 wide receivers for this week, ranking him 13th. 


Pierre Garcon has worst game of season


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/8/2013) Coming off three straight games with less than 70 receiving yards, Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon wasn't any better Week 14 against the Chiefs. In fact, he finished with a season-low 37 yards on five catches, squandering his team-high 12 targets.

In fairness, few of those targets were on target. Quarterback Robert Griffin III struggled with his accuracy on a snowy day, frequently overthrowing his intended targets. He had an especially bad miss on a deep ball to Garcon near the end zone in the third quarter.

Despite Garcon's lack of production in recent weeks, which may simply be a product of the Redskins' struggles as a whole, he remains the go-to guy in the passing game, getting double-digit targets in seven straight games. He'll look to make better use of those targets with a favorable matchup Week 15 at Atlanta.


Wrong time for Pierre Garcon rebound


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/4/2013) Though he's been targeted as much as usual and hauled in his share of passes, Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon's production over the last three games has been lacking. He fell short of 70 yards and went without a touchdown in each. And while matchup was at least partially to blame Week 12 against the 49ers, it shouldn't have been so much of a factor in Weeks 11 and 13.

In Week 14, Garcon will face a Chiefs defense that technically ranks only 21st against the pass, allowing 249.0 yards per game, but two recent matchups against the Broncos' Peyton Manning have influenced that ranking. The Chiefs have a good pass rush and an opportunistic secondary, which together could give a mistake-prone quarterback like Robert Griffin III fits.

And his struggles would likely trickle down to his top wide receiver. With all the targets he gets, you probably couldn't justify sitting Garcon in Fantasy, but you shouldn't expect a big resurgence this week either.


Pierre Garcon makes huge mistake


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2013) Redskins receiver Pierre Garcon led the team with nine catches for 61 yards in the loss to the Giants but made a critical mistake on Washington's final drive. After catching a short pass, Garcon struggled for extra yardage only to have the ball ripped away by safety Will Hill. The fumble ended the Redskins' comeback hopes. 

Targeted a team-high 12 times, Garcon achieved a milestone Week 13. He now has 980 receiving yards, surpassing the previous career high of 947 he set with the Colts in 2011.

Garcon plays the Chiefs in Week 14.