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Washington WR DeSean Jackson missed practice for the 2nd straight day Thursday, as he deals with a shoulder injury. We'll see if he can get back onto the field Friday and what HC Jay Gruden says about the situation heading into the weekend. Jackson's absence would help the target outlooks for WR Pierre Garcon and WR Jamison Crowder -- especially with TE Jordan Reed also not yet cleared.

Windy conditions are expected for today's Redskins-Ravens game. The forecast calls for winds of 20-25 mph with gusts up to 35-40 mph. That's certainly enough to impact the passing games, particularly deep threats like DeSean Jackson and Mike Wallace. We've nudged both those guys down the Week 5 rankings. Ks Dustin Hopkins and Justin Tucker might also be hindered.

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee, ankle) is active for today’s game against the Giants. He wasn’t listed on the final injury report, so he should at least be close to 100%.

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee, ankle) is not listed on the final injury report. He practiced on Thursday and Friday and is “ready to roll,” according to HC Jay Gruden. D-Jax is a boom-or-bust WR3 against the Giants’ 9th-ranked WR defense.

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee, ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. HC Jay Gruden said afterward that the team will "see if he's full speed" in Friday's workout, so it doesn't sound like he's a lock to play this weekend. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson was held out of Wednesday's practice with knee and ankle injuries. HC Jay Gruden said D-Jax was hurt in the 3rd quarter of last week's game. He was able to play through them then, so we'd bet on him being available for this Sunday's game vs. the Giants. We'll have another update on Jackson's status tomorrow.

Redskins insider Mike Jones has WR Josh Doctson (Achilles) opening the season on the PUP list in his latest 53-man roster projection. That'd cost the rookie the first 6 games. Doctson missed most of the spring and all of training camp so far with first a foot and then an Achilles injury. Last we heard, he was still in a walking boot. Perhaps Doctson carves out a role later on this year, but he won't be an early-season fantasy factor. DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder will open as Washington's top 3 WRs.

ESPN's John Keim told colleague Mike Clay that WR Josh Doctson is "unlikely to work much in 3-WR sets" this season. His rookie-year role will be as a backup to DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon. Those 2 will operate primarily as the outside receivers, and Washington likes Jamison Crowder in the slot. Doctson won't be useable in fantasy football if he's 4th on the depth chart. We wouldn't rule out the possibility that he takes over Garcon's spot later in the season, though.

The Redskins selected WR Josh Doctson with the 22nd pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. The biggest knock on Doctson is that he’s relatively old, turning 24 in December. But he checks every other box. The TCU product tallied 143 catches, 2,344 yards and 25 TDs over the past 2 seasons. He averaged a ridiculous 7.9 catches, 132.7 yards and 1.4 TDs per game in 2015 before missing the final 3 outings with a broken left wrist. Then he blew up the Combine, posting a 4.50-second 40 time and 41-inch vertical at 6’2, 202 pounds. It earned him a SPARQ score in the 94th percentile among WRs. That size and athleticism — plus Doctson’s high-end ball skills — give him a good shot to be an immediate contributor, especially in the red zone. He’ll likely slot in as Washington’s #3 WR this season, although he could push Pierre Garcon out of the starting lineup. Garcon and DeSean Jackson are both free agents next offseason, so Doctson should definitely be starting by 2017.

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) is active for today’s game against the Cowboys. Multiple insiders have reported this morning that Jackson, QB Kirk Cousins and TE Jordan Reed aren’t expected to play more than a half in the meaningless finale.

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) is questionable for Week 17. The injury isn’t believed to be serious, but Washington has no reason to play D-Jax in Sunday’s meaningless finale against the Cowboys. Jackson shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups.

Redskins HC Jay Gruden said Wednesday that "it’s important for us to be healthy come playoff time" and hinted at resting starters in Sunday's season finale against the Cowboys.  “Number one, it’s the health of our football team with these injured guys who are legitimately injured and can’t play," he said. "Then, from there, we’ll have to figure out the able bodies that we have — personnel groupings will be adjusted — and then throughout the course of the game, we’ll make adjustments depending on the situation.”  We're not expecting WR DeSean Jackson or TE Jordan Reed to play much, if at all, this weekend.  QB Kirk Cousins, RBs Alfred Morris and Matt Jones and WR Pierre Garcon also seem unlikely to play the full game.  Try to avoid Washington players in Week 17 fantasy lineups.

The Redskins are locked into the NFC's #4 seed heading into Week 17.  HC Jay Gruden said the team will "have to be smart" about playing injured guys in the finale against the Cowboys.  We'll see if we get any more clues about Washington's plans, but QB Kirk Cousins, WR DeSean Jackson and TE Jordan Reed will also be risky Week 17 fantasy plays.

Eagles CB Byron Maxwell suffered a sprained SC joint in Sunday night's loss to the Cardinals and might miss Saturday's game against Washington, according to Fellow starter CB Eric Rowe -- filling in for injured starter Nolan Carroll -- is also down with a concussion. Monday offered no update on his status. Obviously, missing their top 3 corners would not help the Eagles against a hot QB in Kirk Cousins and top WR DeSean Jackson. D-Jax burned Philly for 117+ yards in each meeting last year after Chip Kelly cut him in the offseason. Jackson missed this season's 1st meeting.

Eagles CB Byron Maxwell will get an MRI today to determine the damage to the shoulder he injured in Sunday night's loss to the Cardinals, according to X-rays during the game came back negative, but Maxwell never returned to action and was reportedly in obvious pain when speaking with reporters afterward. He looks iffy for Saturday's game against Washington. If Philly's missing him and fellow starter Eric Rowe (concussion), the defense would be down to E.J. Biggers and rookie Jaylen Watkins vs. Kirk Cousins and crew. We could see more big Washington passing numbers in this one.

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Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) is active for today’s game against the Bills. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday and was listed as probable. Jackson still isn’t at 100%, though, and is a risk/reward WR3 for Week 15.

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) is probable for this weekend’s game against the Bills. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. At less than 100% but facing a Buffalo defense without top CB Stephon Gilmore, D-Jax is a boom/bust WR3.

Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (knee) returned to practice on Thursday.  That puts him on track to play against the Bills this weekend.  But at less than 100%, D-Jax is a risky WR3.

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