DeSean Jackson | WR | Philadelphia Eagles
Posted: 2/12/2013 1:02pm et
Since recording nine touchdowns in the 2009 season, Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson's scoring has decreased in each of the last three seasons, from six to four to two this past season. Injuries, a contract dispute and questionable playcalling can be used as reasons for the decline.
Huddle Up: The big plays dipped in general for the Eagles during the final few seasons of coach Andy Reid's run in Philly, and it'll be interesting to see if Chip Kelly's arrival will provide a boost, particularly in the passing game.
Posted: 2/2/2013 12:03am et
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson said head coach Chip Kelly indicated he plans to use Jackson like he did University of Oregon RB DeAnthony Thomas when he coached at Oregon. Thomas recorded 2,235 all-purpose yards in two years under Kelly being a runner, receiver and returner during the time. Jackson said Kelly told him that he will be used heavily in the team's offense. "He called me and was very excited. I could tell in his voice," Jackson said. "He was like, 'Let me know when you're back in Philly so we can just talk face to face.' I actually talked to Pat Shurmur. He was my coach when I first got to Philly. He's excited, as well." However, Jackson has no idea who will be the team's quarterback next season. Jackson also mentioned that his fractured ribs are "98 percent" healthy.
Huddle Up: Kelly's teams are known for playing fast, and few players in the NFL have as much speed as Jackson so the pairing makes a ton of sense. Whether Jackson can hold up to such a heavy workload remains to be seen, but it certainly makes him an intriguing fantasy pick heading into 2013.
Posted: 11/27/2012 1:26pm et
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (ribs) is dealing with several fractured ribs and will miss the rest of the season. He was placed was injured reserve Tuesday.
Huddle Up: That light at the end of the proverbial tunnel in Philly was a train -- and a couple of semis -- as the losses pile up and the team's offensive standouts continue to fall. Ordinarily, this would open the door for more production from Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper, et al. But with rookie QB Nick Foles struggling at the helm, this might be a situation to avoid entirely.
Posted: 11/27/2012 10:03am et
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is expected to miss a few weeks with a rib cartilage strain. Jackson, QB Michael Vick and RB LeSean McCoy are all expected to miss the Week 13 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Jackson left the Eagles' Monday night loss to Carolina with the injury, and by the time he's back in the mix the fantasy season will for all intents and purposes be over. Vick and McCoy are still recovering from their respective concussions, meaning Philly will go to bat against Dallas with backups across the board.
Posted: 11/26/2012 10:34pm et
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (sternum) has a sternum injury, and he is doubtful to return to the Week 12 game against the Carolina Panthers on Monday, Nov. 26. X-rays taken in the first half of his chest and collarbone area were negative.
Huddle Up: The bad news continues for the Eagles with their top wideout now banged up. Before the injury, Jackson had 1 catch for 9 yards and a 2-yard run.
Posted: 9/20/2012 5:23pm et
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: A real good sign for Jackson's prospects of playing in Week 3 after the WR was limited in Wednesday's team workouts.
Posted: 9/17/2012 5:13pm et
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) suffered a hamstring spasm in Week 2, and he's sore Monday, Sept. 17.
Huddle Up: The Eagles receiving corps continue to be banged up in the early stage of the season. TE Brent Celek received a majority of targets Sunday and was easily Vick's go-to option.
Posted: 9/13/2012 1:31pm et
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) will not practice Thursday, Sept. 13, because of a pulled hamstring.
Huddle Up: Fellow wideout Jeremy Maclin (hip pointer) also is hurting, but it's expected that both will be able to play Sunday against the Ravens. As always, stay tuned over the next few days before you lock in your fantasy starters.
Posted: 9/8/2012 1:20am et
Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden said Friday, Sept. 7, that he plans to mirror Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson in the Week 1 game Sunday, Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: This will be a good football matchup, but not necessarily a good fantasy one for Jackson. If Haden is on his game, wideout Jeremy Maclin could see a few more passes coming his way on the other side Sunday.
Posted: 8/3/2012 9:38pm et
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) sustained a left ankle injury Friday, Aug. 3.
Huddle Up: This could be nothing, or it could be something that lingers through Aug. Suffice it to say, though, that Jackson and Eagles fans were looking for smooth sailing this preseason after the wideout landed a shiny, new five-year deal in the offseason. Jackson is Philly's big-play threat, and it shouldn't be too tough for the speedy wideout to improve on his 47-catch, 1,056-yard season of year ago, provided of course, he isn't slowed by health issues.