How the Washington Redskins and fantasy football owners should handle DeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson likely won't help the Redskins for another few weeks. Fantasy football owners can help themselves by acquiring the potent deep threat now.

The video above discusses whether the Redskins should even consider pushing DeSean Jackson (hamstring) this week considering the "Code Red" status for Sunday's home game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The short answer is no. (Again, video above fleshes out the topic.) 

What my video version didn't discuss is how fantasy football owners should react to this lingering injury situation. Current holders can't do much more than wait considering there is almost no chance you can receive anything close to full value.

That's one reason why he is someone non-Jackson owners should target. Here's another: The schedule.

  • Going into Week 7, the Redskins wide receivers have the ninth easiest schedule over the remainder of the season. Part of that comes with facing the Bucs, but some other nice matchups remain. Of the final nine games, four are against teams currently among the bottom 10 in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers: Patriots (8), Bears (9), Bills (10) and Eagles (7).

  • Three of those games come during Week 14-16, i.e. fantasy playoffs. On the flip side, only one game (Panthers) is against one of the 10 stingiest defenses.

  • Even if you're fearful of those throwing the ball, note the Redskins quarterbacks have the second easiest schedule over the remainder of the season.

  • The potential production is the ultimate reason why Jackson is worth taking on some risk. His home run-or-bust style lends itself to up and down weeks, but when he hit last year, he hit. IN PPR formats, Jackson scored at least 16 points in eight of the 15 games he played in even with the QB carousel.


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