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DeSean Jackson | Wide Receiver | #11

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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 (hamstring, shoulder) remained "limited" on Thursday.
The Redskins have been limiting Jackson's practice reps pretty much all season. D-Jax is a boom/bust WR3 who hasn't boomed much this season. Oct 27 - 6:49 PM

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DeSean Jackson (hamstring, shoulder) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

The hamstring injury is new but ultimately Jackson should be fine for Sunday's game against Cincinnati. Jackson was expected to take on a bigger role during Jordan Reed's absence but so far Jamison Crowder and Vernon Davis have been the main beneficiaries. Jackson will be a boom-or-bust WR3 in London this week.
Oct 26 - 5:44 PM

DeSean Jackson caught 5-of-8 targets for 35 yards in the Redskins' Week 7 loss to the Lions.

Jackson ended up second on the team in targets, but was frankly invisible, sometimes seeming to run behind Ryan Grant. Playing through all variety of minor injuries, Jackson has 130 yards over his past four games. Even with Jordan Reed (concussion) sidelined, Jackson hasn't been able to get going from a fantasy standpoint. He'll be a low-end WR3 for next week's London game against the Bengals.
Oct 23 - 5:06 PM

DeSean Jackson (shoulder) is active for Week 7 against the Lions.

Jackson has been having a quiet fantasy season, but his health isn't a concern. He's a high-risk, high-reward WR3. Inactive for the Redskins are TE Jordan Reed, QB Nate Sudfeld, WR Rashad Ross, CB Dashaun Phillips, S Josh Evans, OL Vinston Painter and DE Anthony Lanier.
Oct 23 - 11:33 AM

DeSean Jackson (shoulder) returned to Redskins practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 7.

D-Jax was given Wednesday and Thursday's practices off, but he should be good to go against the Lions. He's a boom-bust WR3 play, albeit in a great matchup.
Oct 21 - 12:59 PM

DeSean Jackson (shoulder) did not take part in individual drills at Thursday's practice.

Assuming Jackson is out for the rest of practice, this would be his second straight DNP. Jackson's status for Week 7 can no longer be taken for granted. In the off chance that he doesn't play on Sunday, more work would open up for Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder.
Oct 20 - 1:26 PM

DeSean Jackson (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday.

Jackson is "sore," but coach Jay Gruden expects him to be okay for Sunday against the Lions. Jackson seems to always be nursing some injury.
Oct 19 - 3:36 PM

DeSean Jackson 4-of-5 targets for 55 yards in Washington's Week 6 win over the Eagles.

Jackson was involved early, but Pierre Garcon out-targeted him in the second half. He dropped a would-be 32- yard touchdown on Kirk Cousins' only deep shot of the game. It was a massive let down in a plus spot with Jordan Reed sidelined. Jackson will be a boom/bust WR3 for Week 7 against Detroit.
Oct 16 - 5:40 PM

DeSean Jackson is expected to match up with Eagles rookie Jalen Mills.

The Eagles are starting Mills opposite Nolan Carroll with Leodis McKelvin out. Jackson is a huge mismatch for Mills (4.61 speed) and is going to see high-volume targets with Jordan Reed sidelined. He's an upside WR2 play for Week 6.
Oct 16 - 12:16 PM

Coach Jay Gruden said DeSean Jackson needs and deserves the ball more.

After posting a 6-102 line on eight targets in Week 1, Jackson's targets have been way down from 5 to 6 to 1 to 5 over the past four weeks. He's been held to 40 yards or fewer in 3-of-5 games. Jackson acknowledged on Wednesday that Kirk Cousins has missed him on some deep balls. With Jordan Reed (concussion) looking at a potential lengthy absence, there could be more targets to go around. Jackson gets to face a burnable Eagles cornerback group Sunday. Daily Slant: Assuming Reed sits on Sunday, Jackson will be one of the stronger mid-range GPP plays. He's as boom-or-bust as they come, but will have a good shot at hitting pay-dirt against what has been a vulnerable group of CBs. Jalen Mills, Nolan Carroll and Ron Brooks have all graded out very poorly (per PFF) while the Eagles have been stout against TEs and against the run.
Oct 12 - 3:06 PM

DeSean Jackson was held to three catches for 35 yards on seven targets in the Redskins' Week 5 win over the Ravens.

Jackson is living up to his reputation as a boom-bust weekly option this year. He has two big games and three clunkers. On Sunday, Jackson had two steps on Ravens LCB Tavon Young in the second half but was overthrown by Kirk Cousins on a would-be long touchdown bomb. Jackson will get an above-average Week 6 matchup against the Eagles' weak cornerback corps in Week 6.
Oct 9 - 4:40 PM

RotoGrinders meteorologist Kevin Roth reports 20-25 MPH winds with gusts of 35-40 MPH are expected in Sunday's Redskins-Ravens game.

They are also cross winds, meaning they will be blowing across the field and not along one direction of the field. Roth anticipates passing games on both sides to be affected, and kickers as well (i.e. Justin Tucker, Dustin Hopkins). This is a concern for DeSean Jackson, whose game is built on the deep ball.
Oct 9 - 9:10 AM

DeSean Jackson was held to one catch for five yards in Week 4 against the Browns.

Jackson couldn't get anything going against Joe Haden. He drew two pass interference calls, but was otherwise a non-factor in a game Kirk Cousins threw for 183 yards. Jackson is on pace for a 60/972/2 line through four weeks.
Oct 2 - 5:09 PM

DeSean Jackson has been removed from the Redskins' Week 4 injury report.

The same was the case last week. Jackson was held out Wednesday, "limited" on Thursday, and "full" on Friday. He will start against Cleveland.
Sep 30 - 3:05 PM

DeSean Jackson (knee, ankle) returned to practice on Thursday.

D-Jax will be listed as "limited" as the Redskins manage his reps. He'll be good to go for Sunday's juicy matchup with the Browns.
Sep 29 - 1:13 PM

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RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3Rob Kelley
GLB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3RB1Chris Thompson
2Matt Jones
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Jamison Crowder
3Rashad Ross
WR21Pierre Garcon
2Ryan Grant
3Josh Doctson
WR31Jamison Crowder
TE1Jordan Reed
2Vernon Davis
3Niles Paul
4Derek Carrier
LT1Trent Williams
2Vinston Painter
LG1Shawn Lauvao
C1Spencer Long
2John Sullivan
RG1Brandon Scherff
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RT1Morgan Moses
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K1Dustin Hopkins