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Pierre Garcon | Wide Receiver

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 216
College: Mount Union
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Pierre Garcon is on the Week 5 injury report with a knee issue, but is practicing in full.
With DeSean Jackson (hamstring) expected to miss one more game, Garcon remains a low-end WR2. Oct 8 - 4:10 PM

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Pierre Garcon caught 7-of-8 targets for 55 yards and the game-winning touchdown Week 4 against the Eagles.

Garcon briefly left the game with a knee injury, but he returned in the fourth quarter to make three huge catches on the game-winning drive. The first of the trio was a third-down conversion between four Eagles, and the final catch was a four-yard score. Garcon took big hits on both catches but managed to hang on. Garcon's yard-per-reception average is unlikely to jump over 10 anytime soon, but he will continue to be a factor in PPR leagues as long as DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is sidelined. After four games, Garcon is on pace for 96 receptions for 864 yards and eight touchdowns.
Oct 4 - 5:10 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 5-of-12 targets for 64 yards in Washington's Week 3 loss to the Giants.

It was an inefficient night for the Redskins' fill-in WR1, though it was largely the fault of Kirk Cousins, who couldn't drive the ball to save his life. That being said, Garcon was lucky to escape without a fourth-quarter fumble. He was moving with the ball after a catch, but didn't complete the NFL's convoluted "process." Failing to truly step up in the absence of DeSean Jackson, Garcon will be a WR3 for next week's matchup with the Eagles even if D-Jax remains sidelined.
Sep 25 - 12:25 AM

Pierre Garcon caught 6-of-7 targets for 23 yards and one touchdown in the Redskins' Week 2 win over the Rams.

Kirk Cousins consistently looked to Garcon in short-yardage situations when he needed a first down. He did little after the catch, but was able to box out the cornerback for his first-half four-yard touchdown. Garcon wasn't as heavily targeted as we initially expected due to the Redskins' ability to dominate the game clock with the running game. Garcon will provide a fairly safe "floor" each week as long as DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is out. The Giants are up next in Week 3.
Sep 20 - 4:43 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 6-of-8 targets for 74 yards in Washington's Week 1 loss to the Dolphins.

Garcon's eight targets were second on the day behind Jordan Reed's 11, though the numbers were skewed by DeSean Jackson checking out early with a hamstring injury. Nevertheless, Garcon did what the Redskins needed him to do, playing angry and adding yards after the catch. He'll be on the WR3 radar for next week's matchup with the Rams' burnable secondary if D-Jax sits.
Sep 13 - 5:37 PM

Redskins WR Pierre Garcon played just one series in the team's third preseason game.

Garcon saw just one target on the night. With Garcon unlikely to play in the final preseason game, he will finish the exhibition season with one catch for four yards. Despite the slow preseason, Garcon is a good bet to lead the Redskins in targets. He is an interesting pick in the double-digit rounds.
Aug 29 - 8:33 PM

Pierre Garcon is scheduled to count $10.25 million against the cap in 2016.

In other words, this is essentially a contract year for Garcon. The Redskins won't keep him at that price if he produces like he did last year, when he caught just 68 passes and limped to a 4.85 yards after catch average. Although the Skins insist Garcon will be targeted more on the quick hitches and screens he excels at this year, we've grown skeptical of Jay Gruden's ability to maximize talent.
Jul 23 - 10:30 AM

Pierre Garcon is expected to be "featured more prominently" in 2015.

Coach Jay Gruden and his staff haven't been shy about praising Garcon this offseason, saying numerous times how they want to get him more involved after he took a backseat to DeSean Jackson in 2014. Garcon isn't going to catch 113 balls like he did in 2013, but if he can get into the 80-plus range after catching just 68 last season, Garcon will have value.
Jun 24 - 1:35 PM

ESPN's Britt McHenry reports the Redskins are "doing more to incorporate" Pierre Garcon into their 2015 offense.

McHenry also passes along "praise for how Niles Paul has done/improved (in) these OTAs." Garcon has moved from X to Z, which is ordinarily the featured position in coach Jay Gruden's passing offense. It doesn't mean new "X" DeSean Jackson's role will be downsized; just that the Redskins intend to feed Garcon more than they did last year, when his catch total tumbled from 113 to 68. When fed the ball with volume, Garcon is a yards-creating playmaker after the catch.
Jun 8 - 4:00 PM

Pierre Garcon is now playing the Z receiver spot for the Redskins with DeSean Jackson taking over at X.

Garcon used to run most of his routes from the left side of the formation, but is now split out wide to the right. Per beat writer Mike Jones, the "coaches plan to make a greater point of getting Garcon the ball" this season after seeing his catch total drop from 113 in 2013 to 68 last season. However, Jackson should remain the go-to in this offense, leaving Garcon more as a mid-to-low WR3.
Jun 4 - 9:15 AM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he wants to get Pierre Garcon's numbers "back up a little bit" this season.

Garcon caught a league-high 113 passes in 2013, but was held to just 68 catches on 105 targets last season. "I think his production was probably down a little bit because DeSean [Jackson] wasn’t here the year before," Gruden said, adding the Redskins' fluid quarterback situation "hurt all the receivers." Washington's quarterback situation does not look any better heading into 2015, and Jackson will still be the focal point of the passing offense. Garcon could see a small bump in usage, but he will remain a mid-range WR3.
Mar 28 - 11:18 AM

The Redskins are expected to ask Pierre Garcon to restructure his contract.

Garcon wasn't featured in Jay Gruden's offense last year, posting a 68/752/3 line. He should return with the Redskins, but new GM Scot McCloughan will want to lower his $9.7 million cap hit. Garcon is currently signed through 2016.
Feb 7 - 6:25 PM

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

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

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FB1Darrel Young
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Andre Roberts
3Jamison Crowder
WR21Pierre Garcon
2Ryan Grant
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WR31Andre Roberts
TE1Jordan Reed
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3Anthony McCoy
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LG1Tom Compton
2Arie Kouandjio
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