Garcon turns 31 in August, but is coming off a season where he caught 79 passes for 1,041 yards and three touchdowns. In fact, he has at least 68 catches in four straight seasons. In San Francisco, he’ll be reunited with his former offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan. In Shanahan’s last year in Washington, Garcon caught 113 passes for 1,346 yards and five scores. He’s four years older now, but should still see heavy volume playing for Shanahan.
Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:41pm
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 11. It looks like Jackson may be able to make his return this week against the Packers, though he’s still iffy. If he’s out, Jamison Crowder, Pierre Garcon and Vernon Davis all get a bump.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:11pm
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. t looks like Jackson may be able to make his return this week against the Packers. If he does play, it would downgrade Jamison Crowder, Pierre Garcon and Vernon Davis from their current spots in our rankings.
Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:00pm
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 10. Jackson has been ruled out, per multiple reports. Jamison Crowder, Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed get a bump, while Ryan Grant will see his snaps increase, though he only has three catches for 27 yards on the year. Vernon Davis may actually be the one who sees a good bump in snaps.
I really don’t understand fans’ eagerness to push Pierre Garcon out the door. He has done nothing but produce since he signed with Washington four offseasons ago. Whenever given the opportunity, Garcon makes something happen. He’s not used on a lot of deep routes, so he doesn’t often get to show off his speed, but he has no problem getting open on short or intermediate routes either. Last season, he recorded 72 catches on 110 targets. That means he caught 65 percent of the passes that came his way (second-highest clip behind Jordan Reed), and according to sportingcharts.com, Garcon had only one dropped pass in 2015. He averaged a solid 10.8 yards per catch and recorded six touchdown receptions, his most since joining Washington. He makes tough catches in traffic and brings a toughness to the position. Why get rid of that for an unproven rookie? Just because Doctson has great size and athleticism doesn’t mean he’s ready to step in as a starter. And even if Doctson does come in and light it up, given the lack of dependability from Jackson last season as he battled various nagging injuries (and his lack of versatility – he’s really not a threat unless running the deep route), it’s smart to have another veteran to turn to.
So, having said all that, no. I don’t see Doctson replacing Garcon. There could be plenty of times where they’re on the field together, or times when Garcon is on, and Doctson is off, or Doctson is on, and Garcon is off. There’s nothing wrong with having multiple threats.
Garcon finished as the #31 WR in PPR formats and should continue to play starter's snaps for the Redskins. Doctson is a threat to his targets and playing time, which is why Garcon is the 71st receiver off the board in early MFL10s. He appears to be a great value at that point in the draft, especially in PPR formats.
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.”
Friday, October 16, 2015, 6:15pm
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:18pm
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6:20pm
Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (knee, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 5. Garcon should be fine for a matchup with the Falcons. He will be targeted heavily with DeSean Jackson and Jordan Reed both out.
Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring, out) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is out for Week 5. Jackson was back doing some individual work this week, which is a good sign for Week 6. Pierre Garcon remains a strong volume play with both Jackson and Jordan Reed sidelined. Jamison Crowder has some appeal in PPR formats.
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm
Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:45pm
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 4. There were rumblings that Jackson might return this week, but ESPN’s Britt McHenry reports that he’s “not even close” to returning. Pierre Garcon and Jordan Reed should continue to dominate the targets.
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