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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 caught 5-of-6 targets for 87 yards and a touchdown in Washington's Week 7 win over the Titans.
Garcon did the vast majority of his damage on one play, a 70-yard touchdown to get things started in the second half. Catching Colt McCoy's first pass of the day, Garcon dismantled Titans DBs Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Michael Griffin in coverage, doing all the work himself as he dashed down the sideline for his third score of the season. With Robert Griffin III (ankle) potentially returning for Week 8, Garcon's WR2 arrow is pointing in the right direction. Oct 19 - 5:34 PM

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Coach Jay Gruden admitted he has to do a better job of getting Pierre Garcon "more touches."

Garcon led the league with 113 catches on a league-high 184 targets in 2013. He was the dominant X receiver in Kyle Shanahan's offense that peppered its No. 1 receiver. Now with DeSean Jackson in the fold and Jordan Reed healthy, Garcon is averaging 3.3 fewer targets per game. Take away 53 targets or so, and Garcon's production is bound to take a hit. He's had 10- and 11-catch games this season, but has also been held to two or fewer catches three times. He's settled in as more of a WR3, but is one worth starting Week 7 vs. the Titans.
Oct 17 - 9:30 AM

Pierre Garcon secured 4-of-6 targets for 31 yards in the Redskins' Week 6 loss to the Cardinals.

Garcon's fantasy day was saved by his five-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. He was otherwise quiet while DeSean Jackson and Jordan Reed went off. Expect ups and downs from Washington's deep pass-catching corps the rest of the way. Garcon has settled in as more of a WR3 in fantasy this year. He will be worth firing up as a starter against Tennessee in Week 7.
Oct 12 - 8:41 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 2-of-3 targets for 23 yards in the Redskins' Week 5 loss to Seattle.

Garcon is typically Kirk Cousins' intermediate target when the Redskins need a first down, but those passes went to Andre Roberts, who saw nine targets, in this one. Garcon should have opportunities to bounce back next week against the Cardinals in the desert. He's a weekly borderline WR2/3 option.
Oct 7 - 12:44 AM

Pierre Garcon caught 2-of-6 targets for 28 yards in Washington's Week 4 loss to the Giants.

Garcon was the target on one of Kirk Cousins' four picks, but there was nothing he could do. Cousins simply sailed the ball over his head. For the second straight week, Garcon went as Cousins went, only this time Cousins took the Redskins' offense into the gutter. Cousins and company are going to have a hard time bouncing back in Week 5, as the Seahawks are coming to town. Garcon will be a low-end WR2.
Sep 26 - 12:17 AM

Pierre Garcon caught 11 passes for 138 yards with one touchdown in Sunday's Week 3 loss at Philadelphia.

Highly accurate and decisive Kirk Cousins is going to be a great thing for Garcon. He ate up Bradley Fletcher all day and Cousins fit the ball into tight windows, including a quick slant that went for a 4-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Garcon, who now has 22 catches through three games, will be a solid WR2 against the Giants in Week 4.
Sep 21 - 5:38 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Robert Griffin III
2Colt McCoy
3Kirk Cousins
RB1Alfred Morris
2Roy Helu
3Silas Redd
GLB1Alfred Morris
2Darrel Young
3RB1Roy Helu
2Silas Redd
FB1Darrel Young
WR11Pierre Garcon
2Ryan Grant
3Santana Moss
4Leonard Hankerson
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Andre Roberts
3Aldrick Robinson
WR31Andre Roberts
TE1Jordan Reed
2Niles Paul
3Logan Paulsen
K1Kai Forbath