Posted by Jordan Heck
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 11:31pm
DeSean Jackson finished second on the team in targets (91) and receiving yards (668) last season. He returns in 2018 as the starter opposite Mike Evans and will look to bring his big-play ability to the table again. While fantasy owners would like to have seen more big plays from DJax last year, he did see 6.5 targets per game. If he can just connect on more of those passes he should be in a good spot.
Jackson to Tampa Bay was seen as a huge signing before last season started, but it did not go over too well. Outside of 2015, when he only played nine games, Jackson posted career-low numbers in receptions, receiving yards and yards per catch. He also finished with just three scores.
2018 Bottom Line
Jackson was a letdown last year, and Chris Godwin proved he was a better fit near the end of 2017. We expect Godwin to take that leap in 2018, which means Jackson won’t be as beneficial. That’s not to say he’ll be useless, but his name certainly doesn’t carry the same weight it once did in fantasy football. He’s only worth a late-round pick in the double-digit rounds.