Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is set to have an MRI on his injured ankle, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. It is feared to be a high ankle sprain and the MRI will help determine the severity of the injury.
It is a shame to see Jackson suffer another injury in 2020. It was visible in his reaction last night that the injuries are frustrating for the receiver. Prior to his injury on a punt return, Jackson accumulated three catches for 34 yards and one rushing attempt for another 12. Look for Jackson to be out several weeks.
Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 4. Alshon Jeffery (foot, out) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is out for Week 4. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (calf, doubtful) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is doubtful for Week 4. Greg Ward is the safest bet in the Philly passing game after posting 8-72-1 on 11 targets in Week 3 and catching five passes in Week 1. He had four games late last season where he scored at least 10 PPR fantasy points so he's a Sneaky Start this week. The other name to remember is John Hightower, a 6'2" rookie out of Boise State. He has 4.43 speed and a big catch radius. Per Player Profiler, his best comparable is Darius Slayton. He actually ran four more routes last week (per PFF) than Ward did, though Ward was much more productive.
Eagles QB Carson Wentz was asked about WR Greg Ward, the only healthy receiver listed as available for their Week 4 game against the San Francisco 49ers. “He’s a guy I have a lot of trust with, a lot of confidence in and he gets it,” Carson Wentz said. “He was a quarterback in college, he sees the game differently. He plays fast, he understands it. He does a great job … knowing where to be. I can’t say enough good things about how hard he has worked and what he is doing right now.”
Ward will lead a receiver corps of players that have even less experience than himself, a player cut by the Eagles seven times prior to this season. The floor and ceiling are very low for the Eagles passing attack this week, and playing the 2017 UDFA could cause headaches.