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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 2-of-5 targets for 53 yards in the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Cowboys.
Garcon closes the book on 2014 with 68 catches for 752 yards and three scores. All three totals are essentially half Garcon's 2013 numbers. That's due in large part to the fact that he drew just 105 targets one year after racking up 184. He's not a featured player in coach Jay Gruden's offense, and that could be a problem, as he's due $7.1 million in 2015. Garcon will likely be back with the Redskins, but it won't be as more than a mid-range WR3 for fantasy purposes, especially if a scattershot Robert Griffin III remains under center. Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:22:00 PM

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Pierre Garcon caught four passes for 61 yards in Saturday's Week 16 win over the Eagles.

Garcon set up the game-winning field goal on a 23-yard catch and run. He was targeted five times, behind only DeSean Jackson. Garcon will be a low-end WR3 for the regular season finale.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:20:00 PM

Pierre Garcon had four catches for 36 yards in Sunday's Week 15 loss to the Giants.

He was targeted seven times. Garcon took a step back with DeSean Jackson returning this week. He'll be a low-end WR3 for Week 16 against the Eagles.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Pierre Garcon caught nine passes for 95 yards in the Redskins' Week 14 loss to the Rams.

With DeSean Jackson (leg) out, Garcon dominated targets, seeing 11 of them. The catches and yards were Garcon's most since Week 3. Jackson didn't practice at all this past week, leaving his status for Week 15 against the Giants up in the air. If Jackson misses, Garcon will again be on the WR3 map.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Speaking Monday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden claimed he was "concerned" about Pierre Garcon's lack of involvement in the offense.

"He's a big part of our offense moving forward," Gruden insisted. If Gruden were telling the truth, he would have been working harder for weeks to get Garcon more involved. Garcon is averaging just 6.4 targets this season, and five over his past nine games. We wouldn't count on much changing going forward, though Gruden's hand will be forced if DeSean Jackson (bruised leg) misses Week 14. Garcon would be on the WR3 radar in that instance.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 03:37:00 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 3-of-9 targets for nine yards Week 13 against the Colts.

The nine targets were nice, but Garcon could get nothing going against the Colts despite Vontae Davis exiting the game with a concussion midway through the third quarter. Garcon has not surpassed 50 yards receiving since Week 7 and has two single-digit receiving performances in the last three weeks. The nine targets are enough to still call Garcon a hold, but he needs a big game soon.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:42:00 PM

Pierre Garcon secured 3-of-4 targets for 34 yards in the Redskins' Week 12 loss to San Francisco.

The Redskins played simplistic, run-heavy offense in an effort to limit struggling Robert Griffin III's impact on the game. Therefore, Washington's pass catchers put very little into the box score. Garcon has been a minor factor in the Redskins' passing game all season. With decidedly ineffective quarterback play, he's a WR4 entering a Week 13 date with the Colts.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 07:24:00 PM

Pierre Garcon had one catch for six yards in Sunday's Week 11 loss to the Bucs.

He was targeted just two times. The Redskins continue to feature DeSean Jackson in Jay Gruden's vertical pass scheme, leaving Garcon as the No. 2 option on an offense that struggles to pass protect. Garcon has only four catches over the last two games, and won't be more than a WR3 option in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 05:30:00 PM

Pierre Garcon caught three passes for 15 yards in Sunday's Week 9 loss at Minnesota.

Garcon was barely a blip on the radar in Robert Griffin III's return. He did get targeted on one of the bubble screens he executes so well, but the blocking was not there. The problem for Garcon isn't his level of play or even the quarterbacking -- it's that he's no longer the "X" in a Shanahan scheme. DeSean Jackson is the more featured player for Jay Gruden's vertical pass scheme.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 05:32:00 PM

Pierre Garcon caught four passes for 47 yards in the Redskins' Week 8 win over the Cowboys.

Garcon reeled in all four of his targets. He was the No. 3 option in the passing game behind DeSean Jackson and Jordan Reed, and appears to be settled in that spot for the time being. Through eight games, Garcon is on pace for a meager 78-886-6 line. The touchdowns would tie a career-high, but the yards and catches would be a bit dropoff from 2013. He'll receive a boost when Robert Griffin III returns to the lineup, possibly as soon as Week 9 against the Vikings.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 12:38:00 AM

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.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 05:34:00 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 09:30:00 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.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 08:41:00 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.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 12:44:00 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.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 12:17:00 AM