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Pierre Garcon | Wide Receiver | #88

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 211
College: Mount Union
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 6 (205) / IND
Contract: view contract details

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Pierre Garcon caught 2-of-5 targets for 22 yards in the Redskins' Week 7 loss to the Lions.
With Kirk Cousins spreading the ball around against Detroit's porous defense, Garcon couldn't get any volume going. The yards were his fewest of the season. Garcon is averaging 4.2 catches, but it's not translating to consistent WR4 value in standard leagues. He's a low-upside own. Oct 23 - 5:37 PM

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Pierre Garcon caught 6-of-11 targets for 77 yards in Week 6 against the Eagles.

Garcon led the Redskins in receiving with Kirk Cousins checking down all game. He's been more involved the last two weeks, but his possession role limits his upside. Garcon will be a low-ceiling WR5 against Detroit in Week 7.
Oct 16 - 5:51 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 5-of-7 targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' Week 5 win over the Ravens.

Garcon beat Ravens top CB Jimmy Smith for his score. Garcon remains a useful player in the Redskins' offense, but he lacks big-play ability at this stage of his career and primarily runs possession routes. Garcon is a low-ceiling WR5 in fantasy leagues. The Redskins will take on the Eagles next.
Oct 9 - 4:46 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 4-of-5 targets for 39 yards in Week 4 against the Browns.

He finished behind only Jordan Reed (10) in targets. Garcon was involved more this week with Joe Haden covering DeSean Jackson and Kirk Cousins checking down. He remains off the fantasy radar.
Oct 2 - 5:22 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 5-of-7 targets for 59 yards in the Redskins' Week 3 win over the Giants.

Even with Josh Doctson sidelined, this is about Garcon's weekly ceiling. Jamison Crowder has taken what little remained of his value.
Sep 25 - 6:32 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 2-of-7 targets for 25 yards in the Redskins' Week 2 loss to the Cowboys.

Losing snaps and targets to Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson among others, Garcon has settled in as a WR5/6 in fantasy leagues.
Sep 18 - 5:25 PM

Pierre Garcon snagged all six of his targets for 51 yards Monday in the Redskins' Week 1 loss to the Steelers.

Garcon didn’t do anything particularly notable aside from a play in the third quarter when he prevented a turnover by recovering a fumble by teammate Jamison Crowder. 48 of his yards came in the second half as Kirk Cousins threw 25 passes after halftime. Garcon is no better than the team’s fourth-best receiving option. At best he’ll be a WR4/5 against the Cowboys next week.
Sep 12 - 11:47 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 2-of-4 targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' third preseason game.

The Redskins' first-team offense piled up three passing touchdowns in the first half against the Bills, with Garcon, Jordan Reed, and Ryan Grant each catching one. Garcon is a role player in Washington's attack, largely catching possession-type targets. Even with Josh Doctson (Achilles') on the shelf, Garcon offers minimal fantasy upside. He'd need a DeSean Jackson and/or Reed injury to be worth grabbing off the waiver wire.
Aug 26 - 11:18 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim fully expects contract-year WR Pierre Garcon to keep his roster spot.

Garcon's status became the subject of speculation after the Redskins used the No. 22 pick on Josh Doctson, but Keim is convinced Garcon will stay in D.C. Per Keim, Redskins officials have never once wavered on Garcon's roster spot, either publicly or privately. With the Redskins' offseason spending largely finished, they don't need the $8 million in cap savings they'd get by cutting Garcon loose.
May 3 - 6:27 PM

ESPN Redskins reporter John Keim reports "nothing will change" regarding Pierre Garcon's roster status after Washington used the No. 22 overall pick on WR Josh Doctson.

In the final year of his contract, soon-to-be 30-year-old Garcon is set to count $10.2 million against the cap, and the Redskins can clear $8 million of that by releasing him. Already up against the cap after inking CB Josh Norman to a big deal last week, the Redskins plan to stand pat and ease in Doctson. Cutting WR Andre Roberts and his $4 million salary should be as easier call.
Apr 29 - 9:49 AM

CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler reports "there is some buzz" the Redskins could extend Pierre Garcon.

Garcon is scheduled to make a $7.6 million base salary and count $10.2 million against the cap in the final year of his deal. Both numbers are way too high for a non-explosive, possession receiver, but the lack of talent in the free agent and draft pools means Washington has little choice but to retain Garcon. An extension could lower Garcon's cap number this season and give him some security moving forward. Garcon will turn 30 in August.
Mar 7 - 9:47 AM

CSN Mid-Atlantic's Rich Tandler and Tarik El-Bashir expect the Redskins to retain Pierre Garcon.

Garcon is set to earn $8 million in salary and bonuses and count $10.2 million against the cap in the final year of his deal. Both numbers outpace Garcon's production by a large margin, but the Redskins are short on options at receiver. With not much high-end talent available in free agency or the draft, Washington may be best served overpaying Garcon for another season.
Feb 1 - 11:27 AM

CSN Washington's Rich Tandler mentioned Pierre Garcon as a possible cap casualty.

DeSean Jackson is in the same boat. Both players are entering the last year of their contracts. Cutting Jackson and Garcon would obviously free up cap room, but this year's free agent market for wide receivers is incredibly uninspiring and Washington's in-house replacement options are just as bleak.
Jan 31 - 9:30 AM

Pierre Garcon caught 5-of-8 targets for 70 yards in the Redskins' Wild Card Round loss to the Packers.

Although Garcon's playmaking ability diminished, he was generally a reliable target for Kirk Cousins running short routes on the perimeter of Washington's offense while Jordan Reed handled the medium stuff and DeSean Jackson threatened deep. Garcon finished the regular season at 72-777-6 receiving. Garcon will be entering his age-30 season in 2016. This offseason, Redskins management will have to decide whether he's worth his $7.6 million base salary.
Jan 10 - 8:41 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 3-of-4 targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in Week 17 against Dallas.

Garcon scored on a 39-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He was rested for the remainder of the game. Garcon will take a 72/777/6 line into the Wild Card Round.
Jan 3 - 7:30 PM

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QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
3Nate Sudfeld
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
2Arie Kouandjio
RT1Morgan Moses
2Ty Nsekhe
K1Dustin Hopkins