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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
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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

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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.
Source: ESPN.com
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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

Pierre Garcon caught 7-of-12 targets for 80 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' Week 16 win over the Eagles.

Previously scoreless since October, Garcon has now hit pay dirt in back-to-back games. This week's score occurred on a stutter-and-go route midway through the fourth quarter, as Garcon beat two Eagles defenders for an over-the-shoulder lob by Kirk Cousins. This was Garcon's first game of 80 or more yards all season. The Redskins will close out their regular season in Week 17 at Dallas.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 12:11:00 AM

Pierre Garcon caught 3-of-4 targets for 34 yards and one touchdown in the Redskins' Week 15 win over the Bills.

He had two monster catches, one for 19 yards on a 3rd-and-16 play and the other a 10-yard touchdown on a fade route for Kirk Cousins' fourth touchdown of the day. Garcon has settled in as the Redskins' No. 3 pass-game option behind Jordan Reed and DeSean Jackson. He'll be nothing more than a WR4 in a middling matchup with the Eagles next week.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 06:11:00 PM

Pierre Garcon secured 5-of-7 targets for 52 yards in the Redskins' Week 14 win over the Bears.

Garcon has consistently been a low-ceiling scorer since DeSean Jackson returned from his hamstring injury a month and a half ago. Garcon will be a WR4 when the Redskins face Rex Ryan's Bills in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 04:23:00 PM

Pierre Garcon caught 5-of-7 targets for 54 yards in the Redskins' Week 13 loss to the Cowboys on Monday night.

This has become what to expect from the chain-moving possession receiver. He's topped 70 yards on the season just once and hasn't caught more than five passes since Week 4. Garcon also hasn't visited pay dirt since Week 6. His biggest catch on Monday was a gutsy grab over the middle on 3rd-and-14 that moved the chains and set up an eventual Dustin Hopkins field goal. Garcon won't be a recommended start next week at the Bears.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 12:46:00 AM

Pierre Garcon caught 3-of-6 targets for 35 yards Week 12 against the Giants.

Garcon made a couple nice grabs on crossing routes, but he and the rest of the passing options were limited by the run-heavy game flow. Garcon has failed to record more than 75 receiving yards in a game this season and does not have more than five catches since Week 4. He does not need to be owned in shallow leagues.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
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
LG1Shawn Lauvao
2Spencer Long
C1Kory Lichtensteiger
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Arie Kouandjio
RT1Morgan Moses
2Ty Nsekhe
K1Dustin Hopkins