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Pierre Garcon WR - SF

Experience: 9 YRS   Height: 6'0"   Weight: 210  Bye: 8
Proj Pts.
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The 49ers have inked WR Pierre Garcon to a 5-year deal. HC Kyle Shanahan reportedly pushed hard for this one. The duo worked together for 2 years in Washington, the 2nd of which produced a huge 113-1,346-5 line for Garcon. The 30-year-old has remained productive and is coming off his 2nd career 1,000-yard campaign this past year. He looks like the clear #1 target in San Francisco's passing game. We'll see who's chucking him the rock, but volume alone will give Garcon a chance for at least WR3 production.

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Washington WR Pierre Garcon drew a team-high 6 targets in Sunday's win over the Eagles, catching 5 of them for 59 yards and a TD. Garcon has proved to be the best bet for consistent volume, especially with TE Jordan Reed limited or out. He'll remain a solid PPR play the rest of the way in fantasy football lineups.

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ESPN's Britt McHenry hears that the Redskins are "doing more to incorporate" WR Pierre Garcon into the offense this season.  Garcon led the team with 105 targets and 68 catches last year, but those marks were way down from his 113 grabs on 184 looks the previous season.  The big change in 2014 was the arrival of DeSean Jackson, who garnered 94 targets.  D-Jax is still around, so don't expect Garcon to approach his big 2013 totals.  But his volume could grow a bit, and he's capable of improving upon last year's 11.1 yards per catch and 3 TDs.  Garcon is a fine value at his current 10th-round ADP.

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Washington WR Pierre Garcon returned to the field Saturday after missing the previous 2 workouts and the preseason opener against the Patriots.  Garcon has been dealing with a hamstring strain but has downplayed the injury.  The relatively quick return this last time seems to indicate that he should be fine for the regular season -- barring re-injury at any point, of course.  We're not adjusting Garcon's fantasy outlook at this point.  Draft him as you planned to before any hamstring trouble set in.

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Redskins WR Pierre Garcon will miss Thursday's preseason game against New England with a hamstring injury. HC Jay Gruden called his injury “minor,” so there’s no cause for concern. DeSean Jackson is unlikely to play in the Thursday night tilt as well after tweaking his ankle in Wednesday’s practice. The 2014 fantasy outlook for both players remains unaffected.

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Injury Predictor

Drafting Garcon in fantasy has been unexciting for a while. This season, it looks downright risky. Besides his own limitations and the crowd listed above, Garcon heads into the final year of his contract and will turn 30 in early August. Washington has more reason to try to phase him out and work in the younger guys -- as long as they prove ready -- than it does to try to keep featuring Garcon on offense. He’ll need to reach WR5 range to make much sense in your draft.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game Probablity of injury in the season
N/A 0.7% 11.3%
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Season Injury Analysis
2014 Leg Garcon pulled his hamstring muscle during preseason training camp
2013 Foot Garcon pulled his toe and missed the preseason
2012 Foot Ruptured ligaments in his right foot and missed 5 games.
2010 Leg Pulled hamstring and sat out 2 games
2009 Hand WR Garcon's fractured hand caused him to leave the game vs the Jaguars and he later missed the next game.
2008 Hip Garcon had an offseason hip injury sustained during practice which caused him to miss 2 regular games.
2007 Leg Suffered a right hamstring injury in 2007 which caused him to miss 2 regular games.
2005 Leg Injured right leg in college
2005 Leg Aggravated his right leg and missed another game

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