DeSean Jackson Fantasy Football News 2019

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffrey (calf), WR DeSean Jackson (groin) and TE Dallas Goedert (calf) are all questionable to return to Sunday night's game against the Falcons. TE Zach Ertz, WR Nelson Agholor and WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside are still standing. We'll update the injured guys' statuses when we know more.

The Eagles expect WR DeSean Jackson to play against Washington in the regular-season opener next Sunday, despite his fractured left ring finger. Dave Spadaro of the team website said as much during the Thursday night broadcast of Philly's final preseason game. The injury is bound to inhibit his ability to catch a bit, but it's tough to argue Jackson's upside following a highly buzzy summer.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is scheduled to see a hand specialist on Wednesday after breaking his left ring finger in Tuesday's practice, ESPN's Tim McManus reports. ESPN's Josina Anderson, meanwhile, hears that D-Jax was told it's a 3-4 week injury but that he'll try to play through it with a custom splint. This will be a situation to keep a close eye on over the next 12 days leading up to Philly's opener against the Redskins. Any concern about Jackson's ability to catch will make him an avoid in early-season fantasy lineups.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson broke the ring finger on his left hand during Tuesday's practice, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "My understanding is he’s not expected to miss time and the team is not concerned," Rapoport adds. We'll keep a close eye on this one considering hands are fairly important for WRs. But we're not moving D-Jax in the WR rankings.

The Buccaneers have agreed to a trade that will send WR DeSean Jackson to the Eagles. Once it's official, the move would give Philly the deep threat that Mike Wallace wasn't able to provide in 2018. There's room for Jackson to rank 2nd among Eagles WRs in targets, though he's not likely to crack the team's top 2. Having Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz ahead of him will limit the target ceiling. Jackson's departure clears the way for WR Chris Godwin to remain the #2 in Tampa going forward.

Update: Philly will also sign Jackson to a new 3-year, $27 million deal -- confirmation that he's set to play a big role in the offense.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (Achilles) is inactive for today's game against the Falcons. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries will all be on the field for the majority of Tampa’s offensive snaps.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (Achilles) did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Falcons. His absence means a boost in snaps for WR Chris Godwin, who should be considered a WR3 with upside.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson did not practice on Wednesday. He suffered a foot injury in last week's loss to the Cowboys and ended up playing just 36% of the snaps. His absence in Sunday's finale against the Falcons would be a boost for WR Chris Godwin.

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Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) is active for today’s game against the Cowboys. He’s a risk/reward WR4 in his 1st action since Week 12. Jackson’s return figures to eat into WR Chris Godwin’s snaps.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) is listed as questionable but is expected to play against the Cowboys this weekend after full practices on Thursday and Friday. D-Jax is just a boom/bust WR4 in his 1st action since Week 12. But his return makes WR Chris Godwin an even shakier fantasy play.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) returned to practice on Wednesday. "Catching the ball well," insider Rick Stroud noted. Jackson appears to be trending toward playing against the Cowboys this weekend. His return would ding WR Chris Godwin's fantasy value.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) is out again for Sunday’s game against the Ravens. WR Chris Godwin saw another 10 targets with D-Jax out last week. So despite that 1-catch dud — and a tough matchup this week — Godwin remains a WR3 option.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) remained sidelined on Wednesday. He told The Athletic's Greg Auman that he's still unable to grip a football -- which is kinda important for a WR. Don't expect Jackson to play against the Ravens this weekend.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) missed practice all week and is out for Sunday’s game against the Saints. That again makes Chris Godwin a WR2 with upside and also gives WR Adam Humphries a slight bump in his target projection.

Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson didn't practice Wednesday because of the left thumb injury that kept him out of Week 13. Chris Godwin owners certainly wouldn't mind if Jackson continues to miss game time. The 2nd-year wideout has reached 98 receiving yards in all 3 games he has played without Jackson active to date.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) is out for Sunday's game against the Panthers. He's played 54% of the offensive snaps and averaged 6.4 targets per game, so this is a significant loss. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Adam Humphries and Cameron Brate should all pick up an extra target or 2. Godwin, who's playing time has yo-yoed all season, is the biggest winner.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson had a cast on his left thumb at Thursday's practice, insider Rick Stroud reports. D-Jax was on the practice field but not catching passes. It's unclear if he'll try to play through the issue against the Panthers this weekend, but he'll obviously be a high-risk fantasy start if he does. WRs Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries will benefit from a limited or sidelined Jackson.

 
 
 

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