The Rams let Josh Reynolds walk and replaced him with Jackson. The move caps Van Jefferson's upside whenever Jackson is healthy. If being "injury-prone" is a thing, potential drafters should have serious questions about Jackson's ability to stay on the field. Since his age-30 season, Jackson has played 15, 14, 12, 3 and 5 games in the last five seasons. Rams HC Sean McVay was the OC in Washington from 2014-2016, when Jackson posted receiving lines of 56-1169-6 (in 15 games), 30-528-4 (in nine games) and 56-1005-4 (in 15 games). That last line was from his age-30 season, so it was several injuries ago. A game-changer when healthy, Jackson is worthy of a late-round pick in best ball formats but is likely to hit the waiver wire in redraft leagues.
PHI WR DeSean Jackson - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 3 vs. Cincinnati
DeSean Jackson had a better Week 2 after being held to two receptions Week 1. Against the Rams, he had six catches for 64 yards. You might have been expecting those numbers to be his floor and hope they aren't his average. But QB Carson Wentz is struggling and still has trouble connecting with his receivers on a regular basis.
Jackson will face a Bengals who are 25th in aFPA to wide receivers. This might be a chance for the wide receivers to get some fantasy points considering the Cincy defense is still below average.
We haven't seen too much from Jackson yet and with the way the Eagles offense is designed, it's hard to trust he can be a consistent factor. Start Jackson for Week 3 because of the matchup but he only rates a WR3 or Flex against the Bengals.