If the Eagles are without DeSean Jackson for any or all of the next football season, which certainly seems within the realm of possibility at this point, there’s one person on their roster who has a similar skill set.
Marquise Goodwin is definitely not DeSean Jackson, but at his best, when he’s healthy — which hasn’t been very often — he can do some of the same things as Jackson.
This may be a little tidbit to store away in case Jackson is suspended or even let go from his "absolutely appalling" social media posts recently. Over the past four years, Goodwin has only four fewer catches of at least 40 yards than Jackson, and in his one full season, he was among the league’s best big-play practitioners. The bad news about Goodwin is he hasn't been very healthy. He missed four games in 2013 with a broken hand. He missed six games in 2014 with a concussion and hamstring and rib injuries. He missed 14 games in 2015 with a rib injury. He suffered three more concussions in 2016 and a fifth in 2017. He missed five games in 2018 with injuries and seven last year with a knee injury. He’s only managed 30 or more snaps in 13 games the last two years.
PHI WR DeSean Jackson - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 2 at Atlanta
Welcome home, DeSean Jackson. The veteran wide receiver returned to Philly with a bang, Jackson caught eight passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns and probably had one of the more surprising performances of Week 1. Jackson's speed is still there despite being 32 years old.
The Eagles will face the Falcons on the road and Atlanta was 20th in aFPA to wide receivers after one week. This is a pretty good matchup for Philly and the Eagles passing game.
Jackson's fantasy stock skyrocketed after one game. He rates a high-end WR3 or flex for Week 2. Pick him up if he still available as he will have fantasy value with the only downside being all the weapons in Philadelphia are going to split up the riches,