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DeSean Jackson | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
College: California
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (49) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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DeSean Jackson caught 3-of-6 targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 6 loss to the Cardinals.
Jackson's prospects were severely hindered when Jameis Winston left with a first-drive shoulder injury, so fantasy owners should be happy to come away with D-Jax's line, which was buoyed by a rare red-zone score from four yards out. Winston promised he will play in Week 7 at Buffalo. Jackson will remain a volatile WR3 option. Oct 15 - 8:11 PM

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DeSean Jackson left the stadium with ice on his right wrist/forearm following the Week 5 loss to the Patriots on Thursday night.

It could be nothing, but it's something worth monitoring into next week. Jackson looked to take a hard fall on a tackle late in the fourth quarter and was being looked at by the training staff on the sideline. He was later in on the final play of the game. Jackson gets a nice draw against Arizona in Week 6.
Oct 6 - 10:07 AM

DeSean Jackson caught 5-of-9 targets for 106 yards in the Bucs' Week 5 loss to the Patriots.

The 100-yard game was Jackson's first as a Buc, but it could have been even bigger. An inaccurate Jameis Winston missed D-Jax for what might have been a 68-yard touchdown early in the third quarter. Jackson also had a 41-yard grab he was inches from breaking for a marathon score. D-Jax will be an upside WR3 for next week's trip to Arizona, where Mike Evans will find himself occupied with Patrick Peterson.
Oct 6 - 12:15 AM

DeSean Jackson hauled in 2-of-6 targets for 20 yards in the Bucs' Week 4 win over the Giants.

Jackson had a quiet stat line, but all of the blame does not fall at his feet. Jameis Winston missed him on a deep shot and threw behind the receiver several times including on a two-point try. Jackson was visibly upset on the sidelines following that miss. The good news for Jackson is the Patriots' struggling defense is next up on the schedule. He will be an upside WR3 in that matchup.
Oct 1 - 8:40 PM

DeSean Jackson caught 4-of-7 targets for 84 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 3 loss to the Vikings.

The Bucs' game plan was clear in this one; they wanted to avoid Xavier Rhodes on Mike Evans and instead try to feed deep balls to D-Jax. Jackson opened the game against Trae Waynes, but wound up beating Tramaine Brock for his long score. Jackson should get another plus matchup in Week 4 against the Giants with Janoris Jenkins on Evans and struggling Eli Apple on D-Jax.
Sep 24 - 4:44 PM

DeSean Jackson caught 3-of-7 targets for 39 yards in the Bucs' Week 2 win over the Bears.

It's a disappointing statline, but there were extenuating circumstances, namely the Bucs ending the game midway through the first half. Jackson also caught a 29-yard touchdown in the first quarter, but couldn't quite stay in bounds. Jameis Winston narrowly missed him on a deep ball. D-Jax's speed is going to play opposite Mike Evans. He'll be a boom/bust WR3 for Week 3 against the Vikings.
Sep 17 - 5:37 PM

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said DeSean Jackson will return punts, but they will be selective about when to use him.

Jackson returned three punts total during his three-year run in Washington and zero in 2016. That will obviously change in Tampa, but it will be surprising if he cracks 20 returns, a number he has not reached since 2010. Still, it is a small boost to his fantasy value in return yardage leagues.
Mar 11 - 11:29 AM

Buccaneers agreed to terms with WR DeSean Jackson on a three-year, $35 million contract with $20 million guaranteed.

Jackson was connected to a number of teams leading up to his signing, but the Bucs were always thought of as the favorites. The move makes a ton of sense for both sides. Jackson should thrive as a deep threat for cannon-armed Jameis Winston while taking some of the pressure off Mike Evans. Jackson, Kenny Stills and Pierre Garcon are all off the market, leaving Alshon Jeffery and Terrelle Pryor as the top receivers available in free agency.
Mar 9 - 8:40 AM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports free agent DeSean Jackson would have to take a "very steep discount" if he signs with the Patriots.

Likely to get over $11 million per year, Jackson will have plenty of other suitors willing to meet or exceed his asking price. That makes New England an extreme long shot to land him. The Patriots are in need of an outside deep threat, but taking a dive into the second or third tier of free-agent receivers might make more sense. Tampa Bay remains the favorite to land Jackson.
Mar 8 - 9:04 AM

The Washington Post reports the Patriots and Cowboys are also interested in free agent DeSean Jackson.

They join the Eagles and Bucs as teams interested in the deep threat. Jackson turned 30 in December but still has plenty of speed to burn. The Redskins aren't expected to re-sign Jackson. The Bucs are currently viewed as the favorite.
Mar 7 - 5:57 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Buccaneers are set to make a "strong push" to sign free agent DeSean Jackson.

Tampa's interest in Jackson has been widely reported and at this point it would be an upset if he signed anywhere else. Jackson's reps did meet with the Redskins at the Combine but a reunion seems unlikely. Coming off his fifth 1,000-yard season, D-Jax would be a great fit in Tampa Bay as a deep threat for Jameis Winston. Jackson and Mike Evans would form one of the more dangerous receiving duos in football.
Mar 7 - 1:02 PM

ESPN's John Keim reports the representations for free agent DeSean Jackson met with the Redskins at the Combine.

The same is true for Pierre Garcon, but there does not appear to be any chance he returns to Washington. The same might be true for Jackson, but Keim wrote his talks were at least "more productive." Both receivers are likely to be playing elsewhere in 2017.
Source: ESPN
Mar 7 - 8:17 AM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports free agent DeSean Jackson is expected to seek $10-$12 million per season.

Fowler's report is via "several league sources." It would be a fair ask for the 30-year-old Jackson, who remains one of the league's fastest receivers and had his third 1,000-yard campaign in four years last season. He's Rotoworld's No. 3 free agent receiver.
Mar 6 - 2:49 PM

According to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline, the "belief" among league personnel at the Combine is free agent DeSean Jackson will sign with the Bucs.

Vertical speedster Jackson would be an ideal stylistic complement to Mike Evans in Tampa Bay, and prevent Evans from facing the double teams he commanded more and more as last season progressed. Although Jackson is 30 years old, he can still lift the lid. He has led the NFL in yards per reception in two of the last three seasons. Pauline expects D-Jax to land $12 million annually.
Mar 4 - 3:17 PM

CSN Mid-Atlantic's JP Finlay believes it's "hard to see a scenario" where the Redskins re-sign free agent DeSean Jackson.

Finlay's colleague, Rich Tandler, agrees. It's not that the Redskins don't want Jackson back; he's simply expected to price himself out of Washington's range. Fellow free agent Pierre Garcon is expected to be the Redskins' higher priority, and Jamison Crowder is also up for an extension soon. Jackson should have no problem clearing $10 million per year on the open market. The Eagles, Bucs, and Rams have all been linked to Jackson.
Feb 27 - 12:01 PM

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