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Pierre Garcon | Wide Receiver

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 216
College: Mount Union
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Pierre Garcon had just one catch for 12 yards in Sunday's Week 2 blowout of the Jags.
DeSean Jackson left early on with a shoulder injury, but it didn't help Garcon. He strangely took a backseat with four targets compared to 11 for Niles Paul, eight for Ryan Grant and five for Andre Roberts. We'd consider it a bit of a fluke, as the Jags are notoriously bad at defending the tight end. Expect Garcon to be peppered with targets from Kirk Cousins in a plus matchup at Philly in Week 3. Sep 14 - 5:00 PM

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Pierre Garcon caught 10 passes for 77 yards in Sunday's Week 1 loss at Houston.

Garcon led the NFL in targets last year, and he racked up 12 more of them in this one. But they were almost exclusively on short slants, hitches and screens as Robert Griffin III had to get the ball out quickly to avoid getting killed by J.J. Watt. Garcon's volume certainly wasn't hurt by the fact the Redskins were trailing the entire game (shades of '13) and Jordan Reed left early (shades of '13). Don't expect anything near 10 catches weekly, but Garcon will be a WR2 candidate against the Jags next week.
Sep 7 - 5:12 PM

Pierre Garcon had two catches for four yards in Washington's third preseason game against the Ravens.

The Redskins' first-team offense was shut down by Baltimore, with Robert Griffin III throwing for just 20 yards. Garcon remains the No. 1 option in the pass game, but is going to lose targets to DeSean Jackson and Jordan Reed. (He finished behind only Andre Johnson in targets last year.) Washington projects to pass more under Jay Gruden, so Garcon has a chance to push for 7-10 touchdowns. Garcon is Rotoworld's No. 14 overall receiver.
Aug 23 - 10:51 PM

Pierre Garcon (hamstring) has resumed practicing at Redskins camp.

Garcon has battled hamstring woes on and off since camp began, missing the preseason opener. He should be fine from here on out. Coming off a season where he led the NFL in targets, Garcon is being overdrafted at his early-fourth-round ADP. He's going to lose looks to DeSean Jackson and Jordan Reed.
Aug 10 - 9:25 PM

Pierre Garcon is sitting out the Redskins' preseason opener with a hamstring tweak.

Garcon has been battling hamstring issues on and off for two weeks. It's an annoyance, but not a real concern. Garcon is Rotoworld's No. 13 overall receiver.
Aug 7 - 6:09 PM

The Washington Post expects Pierre Garcon to play "X" receiver in new coach Jay Gruden's offense, with DeSean Jackson at "Z."

"Z" was A.J. Green's position in Gruden's Bengals offense. It commanded a team-high 178 targets last season. The "X" position was manned by Marvin Jones, who finished with 80 targets. Garcon will play a lot more snaps than Jones did, but this is something to keep in mind with a new offense being installed in D.C. It's conceivable that Garcon will be less of a featured player under Gruden, essentially sharing the role with D-Jax. The Post anticipates third receiver Andre Roberts handling duties similar to Mohamed Sanu's (77 targets).
Jul 17 - 11:45 AM

The Washington Post expects Pierre Garcon to face "more single coverage in the Redskins’ first eight games next season than he did in his first two seasons with the team."

Defenses weren't threatened by Leonard Hankerson, Josh Morgan or Santana Moss, which led to constant bracket coverage and safety help on Garcon. He still led the league with 113 receptions a year ago, but averaged just 11.9 yards per reception and scored a meager five touchdowns. Garcon won't catch nearly as many balls this season, but the arrival of DeSean Jackson will free him up to find more space and make more big plays. Garcon remains on the WR2 radar.
Apr 2 - 8:29 AM

Speaking in a television interview, Pierre Garcon said he and Robert Griffin III have already scheduled several workouts for the offseason.

"We've already got that date set up. We've already got a place," Garcon said. "We’re going to go to Arizona, work out there." Garcon set career highs in receptions, receiving yards, and targets in 2013 without ever having a great connection with RG3. Garcon will not see 182 targets again in 2014, but better chemistry with his star quarterback should mitigate the loss in targets. Garcon is a borderline WR1 heading into 2014.
Feb 5 - 10:25 PM

Pierre Garcon caught six passes for 56 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Giants.

Garcon's second season in Washington saw him set a franchise record with 113 catches for 1,346 yards and five touchdowns. The numbers could have been even better if Robert Griffin/Kirk Cousins had sustained more consistent play, as Garcon has established himself as one of the most talented receivers in the league. The concern for 2014 will be that the Shanahan & Son offense is very friendly to "X" receivers, but those scheme changes should be mitigated by RG3's return to full health. Still in his prime at age 28 (in August), Garcon is a 2014 WR1.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 06:04:00 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 11 passes for 144 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's 24-23 Week 16 loss to the Cowboys.

The Cowboys had no answer for Garcon as he ran free on quick slants and short crossing routes all day long. And with the highly accurate Kirk Cousins at the helm, Garcon was able to catch passes in stride and make big YAC plays. He now has 107 catches on the year, breaking the Redskins' single-season franchise record set by Art Monk -- who had 106 grabs in 1984. The underrated yet dominant Garcon is going to add to that milestone in the Week 17 finale against the Giants.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:15:00 PM

Pierre Garcon caught seven passes for 129 yards and one touchdown in Week 15 against the Falcons.

Garcon drew a game-high ten targets and went to town on an Atlanta secondary that was starting three rookies. It was his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season and first since November 7. Garcon has drawn double-digit targets in all but two games this season, leaving him locked in as a weekly WR1. Garcon's 53-yard touchdown was a perfect throw down the left side from Kirk Cousins. Cousins does well in the intermediate passing game, which suits Garcon's ability to rack up YAC well. The Redskins take on the Cowboys in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 05:59:00 PM

Pierre Garcon caught five passes for 37 yards in Washington's Week 14 loss to the Chiefs.

The Redskins completed just 19 passes on a day where they were thoroughly dominated in all phases of the game. For Garcon, it was just the second time all year he made fewer than six grabs, while the 37 yards were a season low. Owners may be tempted to bench Garcon as the Redskins' offense goes in the tank, but he'll remain a high-floor WR2 for Week 15 against the Falcons' burnable defense.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 05:30:00 PM

Pierre Garcon had nine catches for 61 yards in Sunday night's Week 13 loss to the Giants.

It was a rough night for Garcon. He struggled with drops, had a delay of game penalty for kicking the ball out of bounds, and lost a fumble on the Redskins' final drive of the game. Garcon was targeted 12 times, with most of his yardage coming on crossing patterns over the middle of the field. He ran the wrong route on his only red-zone target and hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 10. Even in a tough matchup with the Chiefs, Garcon will remain a WR1/2 for the fantasy playoffs.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:41:00 AM

Pierre Garcon caught eight passes for 48 yards in Week 12 against the 49ers.

Garcon was targeted a game-high 11 times but nearly all of them came on screens and quick-hitters. As soon as he'd catch the ball, Garcon would get tackled. The eight grabs saved his PPR week. Other than that, he was mostly ineffective against a stout pass defense. Garcon should find more room to operate next Sunday night against the Giants, though they've been playing better defense of late. Garcon remains an every-week WR1/2 due to volume.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 12:11:00 AM

Pierre Garcon is not listed on the Redskins' Week 12 injury report.

He's been a full participant in practice all week despite tweaking his ankle in last week's loss to Philadelphia. Although Garcon has a difficult matchup on Monday night against San Francisco, his outlook is helped by the 49ers' loss of RCB Tarell Brown to cracked ribs. Garcon is an every-week WR1/2.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 03:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
3Robert Griffin III
RB1Alfred Morris
2Roy Helu
3Silas Redd
GLB1Alfred Morris
2Roy Helu
3RB1Roy Helu
2Alfred Morris
FB1Darrel Young
WR11Pierre Garcon
2Santana Moss
3Ryan Grant
4Leonard Hankerson
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Andre Roberts
3Aldrick Robinson
WR31Andre Roberts
TE1Jordan Reed
2Logan Paulsen
3Niles Paul
K1Kai Forbath