DeSean Jackson, WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers

General Info

  • Height: 5' 10"
  • Weight: 175 lbs
  • DOB: 12-01-1986
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Buccaneers Beat: Chemistry with QB Jameis Winston key in WR DeSean Jackson's future

Monday, October 15, 2018, 1:34pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

One month ago, DeSean Jackson was the hottest thing in the NFL next to Ryan "Fitzmagic" Fitzpatrick. He led the NFL with 275 receiving yards and three touchdowns through the first two weeks. But now Jackson has to make things work with Jameis Winston, whom he struggled to connect with last season and again in a 34-29 road loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Related players: Chris Godwin

Fantasy Impact:

The Bucs signed Jackson before the 2017 season to a three-year deal worth $33.5 million and $20 million guaranteed in the first two years. His job was to take the top off of defenses. Winston has a big arm and isn't afraid to take chances downfield and Jackson has "game-wrecker" speed, as coach Dirk Koetter calls it. So on paper, Winston and Jackson looked like an excellent pairing. But last season, Jackson had 668 receiving yards -- one of his lowest producing seasons since becoming a pro in 2008. Jackson had 56 career catches on plays with 30 or more air yards and couldn't muster one in 2017 after having six the previous year, the story all said. As it also said, last year Winston was hampered by a shoulder injury. The emergence of Godwin could also be a factor when it comes to Jackson's future with the team.

Scouting Report

Week 7 vs. Cleveland Browns

DeSean Jackson hasn't slowed down his pace with Jameis Winston at QB. He had another big game last week, finishing with 77 yards on four catches (team-leading nine targets). He's been much better this season than in 2017 where he finished with career lows.

Expect Jackson to continue his productive season this week against the Browns. It's not a tough matchup, and Jackson has only really had one bad game all year. We like him as a lower-end WR2 choice vs. Cleveland.

2018 Strength of Schedule - TB
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
32
@NO
13
PHI
19
PIT
16
@CHI
BYE27
@ATL
18
CLE
6
@CIN
15
@CAR
14
WAS
9
@NYG
11
SF
15
CAR
32
NO
12
@BAL
3
@DAL
27
ATL

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2018 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1@NO51462529.200000-26.631.620/6630.3%
2PHI41291432.250000-18.922.934/5858.6%
3PIT3370512.330000-3.76.743/7458.1%
4@CHI51120822.400000-11.216.239/6361.9%
5BYE--------------
6@ATL4770919.2517007.008.412.434/6651.5%
Per game4.20100.200.606.2023.860.201.40007.0013.7617.9634.00/65.4052.09%
Totals2150133123.8617007.0068.889.8170/32752.09%
Previous Games vs. CLE
SeasonWeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
20164CLE15025.000000-0.51.548/6277.42%
Average1.005.000.002.005.000.000.000.000.000.000.501.5048.00/62.0077.42%