DeSean Jackson Fantasy News

DeSean Jackson having a good camp

Sunday, August 7, 2016, 10:03am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The focus has been on what Josh Norman has done, or hasn't done. But the mailbag deals with the guy on the other end: receiver DeSean Jackson -- and what sort of camp he's having.

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@john_keim Forget the negativity to this best D Jax has looked as a skin? #Jkredskins
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John Keim: Yes, DeSean Jackson is having a good camp and part of the reason, coaches and teammates say, is because of Josh Norman’s presence. That’s what good competition does for a player, or should do. It brings out their best and the prevailing notion with the Redskins is that’s exactly what Norman has done for Jackson.

“It sounds cliché,” Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins said, “but that’s the truth of the matter. [Jackson is] a great talent and he’s had a really good camp.”

Fantasy Impact:

The story pointed out another reason, too - Jackson is healthy. The last two summers he’s dealt with minor injuries that took a bit longer to return from; you can take from that what you want. This is probably the longest Jackson has practiced in training camp with Washington since signing in 2014.

Eagles Beat: Breaking down the WRs

Monday, August 1, 2016, 2:48pm - [Full Article]

Eagles HC Doug Pederson continues to rotate the receivers in and out of the first team offense with Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Chris Givens, Rueben Randle and Josh Huff as the primary players.

Matthews will spend the bulk of his time lining up from the slot, but he still sees time on the outside.

There’s competition for the “X” receiver spot, which is the DeSean Jackson-receiver role in Andy Reid’s offense. That guy is ideally the game-breaker, the outside receiver the quarterback needs to rely on the most because he typically starts on the short side of the field. Givens has the most speed of the group. Agholor has the most riding on his success. Randle may have the most talent of the three.

Huff’s role may morph. He’s received a lot of screens over the last week.

Fantasy Impact:

The big question is who plays on the outside. The Birds have rotated WRs in the past but it seems like the team hopes Agholor and Randle earn the outside jobs with Givens speed getting mixed in. Overall it's not an impressive group but, as they say, someone will have to catch the balls. Factor in a slower-paced offense, and the Eagles just don't have a lot of highly-desired fantasy weapons.

Redskins Beat: WR Jamison Crowder likely to play in three-WR sets

Friday, June 17, 2016, 1:11pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

A lot of attention at receiver focused on rookie Josh Doctson and veteran DeSean Jackson. But Jamison Crowder is the target who left folks at Redskins Park excited. Late last year, the Redskins felt Crowder wore down (he admitted as much) and it impacted his ability to get free. Crowder has looked decisive and explosive in his routes this offseason. And don’t think that just because Doctson is here that Crowder will somehow get bumped in some three-receiver sets. The Redskins will be reluctant to sit Crowder based on how they felt he looked this spring, building on his 59-catch rookie season. He still must show he can shake defensive backs when they play press coverage.

Fantasy Impact:

Barring an injury, and assuming DeSean Jackson's speed keeps him in the lineup, if Crowder is on the field for three-WR sets, then either Pierre Garcon or Josh Doctson won't be getting snaps in that situation.

Washington plans to 'groom' WR Josh Doctson

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 11:25am - [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.

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