DeSean Jackson Fantasy News

Washington plans to 'groom' WR Josh Doctson

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 11:25am

Redskins.com - [Full Article]

Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Doctson will need to set himself apart in some way early if wants to carve out his own niche with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon returning at the position.

Offensive coordinator Sean McVay not only believes Doctson can do so, he's confident the Redskins will get the most out of the 6-foot-2, 202 pounder early on in his career.

“The great thing about it is we got a bunch of great players, and he’ll start out as an outside receiver, where he’ll play behind both Pierre and DeSean, and we’ll be able to groom him,” McVay said Wednesday on ESPN980. “And however well he does, he’ll earn that playing time if his play dictates that. He’s a guy that we’re very excited about.”

Fantasy Impact:

McVay went on to compare Doctson to A.J. Green and did say that he could earn more playing time if his play dictates it. We're assuming both DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon will be back, and don't envision Doctson beating out either player in training camp. Garcon is probably the most vulnerable, so if Doctson has a great summer and earns a larger role, it will probably come at Garcon's expense. Jackson is also known to be somewhat injury-prone, so Doctson could see more snaps due to simple attrition.

Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:38pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 18. Jackson will be fine to face the Packers.

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 6:15pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) took full practice reps again Thursday. Jackson basically had Week 17 off to rest his knee so he should be a full go to face the Packers.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6:16pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Jackson basically had Week 17 off to rest his knee so he should be a full go to face the Packers.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17. Washington may rest their key players, and D-Jax certainly qualifies.

Redskins want to win, but may rest players 'depending on the situation'

Thursday, December 31, 2015, 12:23pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

It’s a new experience for the entire organization. Washington Redskins Coach Jay Gruden has had several days to figure out his approach for Sunday’s regular season finale against the Dallas Cowboys, and he is planning to use his healthy players with a home playoff game on the horizon. It’s unknown at this point, however, how long some of the Redskins’ key starters will play with the team locked into the NFC’s No. 4 seed.

“I have a good feel for it, so we just have to make that determination,” Gruden said. “Number one, it’s the health of our football team with these injured guys who are legitimately injured and can’t play. Then, from there, we’ll have to figure out the able bodies that we have — personnel groupings will be adjusted — and then throughout the course of the game, we’ll make adjustments depending on the situation.”

“It’s important for us to be healthy come playoff time, but it is also to have some kind of momentum also going in,” Gruden said. “I’d like to end on a four-game winning streak, win three games in a row on the road, finish the fourth quarter [of the season] 4-0 [and] finish 9-7. I think it’s a hell of a step in the right direction. The guys that are able to play are planning on playing and competing.”

Related players: Matt Jones, DeSean Jackson, Kirk Cousins, Jordan Reed, Pierre Garcon

Fantasy Impact:

Matt Jones (hip) and DeSean Jackson (knee) are on the injury report this week, so they are the top candidates to see a reduction in playing time. It's also possible that Kirk Cousins, Jordan Reed and Pierre Garcon see reduced snaps as well.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Washington may rest their key players, and D-Jax certainly qualifies.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (foot, knee, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 16. Jackson posted 5-117-1 and 4-126 in two games against his old team last season.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (foot, knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Jackson posted 5-117-1 and 4-126 in two games against his old team last season.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (foot, knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee, probable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 15. It looks like Jackson will play and he’s a low-end WR3 given the injury. His presence is a boost for Kirk Cousins, who tends to play a lot better at home than he does on the road.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Jackson says he’s going to play, but owners should take that with a spoonful of salt. He’s penciled into our rankings and is a low-end WR3 given the injury. Washington plays early on Sunday.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:21pm

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Jackson says he’s going to play, but owners should take that with a spoonful of salt. For now, we’re assuming he’s out, but he’d probably be ranked in the 32-37 range (in standard) if he’s active against the Bills, though that depends with how much practice he gets and the severity of the injury.

DeSean Jackson day-to-day with bruised knee

Monday, December 14, 2015, 7:15pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to miss at least some time during this week of practice with a bruised knee, Coach Jay Gruden said on Monday. He's day-to-day.

Jackson injured his knee while making a diving catch along the sideline later in Washington’s win over Chicago on Sunday. He left the game briefly, but returned despite being at less than 100 percent.

Fantasy Impact:

Gruden said he doesn’t believe the injury is severe, the story said.

Week 13 MNF Injury Report: DeSean Jackson, Dez Bryant probable

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 5:23pm

Cowboys at Redskins
Cowboys
Out
QB Tony Romo (left shoulder)

Questionable
S Jeff Heath (shoulder)

Probable
WR Dez Bryant (foot, knee), CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring, ankle)

Redskins
Out
LB Perry Riley (foot)

Questionable
TE Derek Carrier (ankle, achilles), CB Quinton Dunbar (finger), CB Deshazor Everett (hamstring), WR Andre Roberts (knee), LB Keenan Robinson (shoulder), RB Chris Thompson (shoulder)

Probable
DE Chris Baker (illness), CB Will Blackmon (shoulder, hip), S Dashon Goldson (knee, hamstring, wrist), CB DeAngelo Hall (toe), DE Jason Hatcher (knee), WR DeSean Jackson (illness), DT Terrance Knighton (migraine), C Josh LeRibeus (ankle, shoulder)

Fantasy Impact:

Both Bryant and Jackson are probable and expected to go in this NFC East matchup. Bryant was a full go in practice all week with foot and knee injuries while Jackson did not practice Saturday because of an illness, but is expected to play Monday night.

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