DeSean Jackson limited Thursday; seems likely to play for fantasy owners
Washington wide receiver DeSean Jackson was limited at practice Thursday. We break down the fantasy implications.
Washington wide receiver DeSean Jackson was a limited participant in team practice Thursday, as reported by Rotoworld. He’s dealing with a leg injury and is not yet 100-percent healthy. The injury forced him out of Washington’s Week 14 game against the St. Louis Rams. Washington lost that game and didn’t manage to put points on the board at all, and Jackson’s absence certainly played a part in the outcome.
Jackson leads the team with 47 receptions for 942 yards and five touchdowns. Pierre Garcon is second on the team with 58 receptions for 602 yards and three touchdowns. It sounds like Jackson is expected to make his return in Week 15 against the New York Giants. One of the few things the Giants do well is defend the pass, as they allow just 236.8 passing yards per game on average, good for 11th in the league.
Fantasy Impact: Jackson is always worth a start when he’s going to play, even in potentially tough matchups against division rivals. Even with the quarterback issues in Washington, he’s still worth a start. Fantasy owners should pay attention to the Friday injury report, but for now, Jackson is looking likely to suit up.