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DeSean Jackson
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#72 Wide Receiver

68 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 11
Experience: 13 Yr(s)
Age: 34
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175
40 Time: 4.35

Injury Predictor Injury Predictor

High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2021

95%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

16.2%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2021

5.40

Durability

3

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Index, formerly SIP Logo

Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 12, 2010 NFL Pedal Foot Sprain Jackson sustained a sprained foot and played through it during weeks 15 and 16 but sat Week 17 to rest up for playoffs.
Nov 17, 2007 Non-NFL Leg Thigh Bruise Jackson suffered a thigh bruise and was taken out at halftime. He missed the following week as well.
Oct 15, 2005 Non-NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Jackson missed 1 game in his freshman season with a shoulder injury.
Aug 6, 2014 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Jackson sprained his ankle in practice and missed the 1st preseason game.
Nov 30, 2014 NFL Leg Fibula Bruise D-Jax suffered a fibula contusion in Week 13 and missed the following game.
Sep 13, 2015 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Jackson attempted a catch along the sideline in Week 1 and pulled his hamstring. He missed the next 6 games.
Oct 30, 2016 NFL Shoulder Jackson left in the 2nd half of Week 8 and missed a game after the Week 9 bye while dealing with rotator cuff issues.
Sep 20, 2009 NFL Inguinal Groin Strain Grade 2 Jackson strained his groin. It lingered through the season, but he didn't miss a game because of it.
Oct 17, 2010 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Jackson sustained a concussion in Week 6 and missed the following game. He returned after the Week 8 bye.
Nov 26, 2012 NFL Chest Rib Fracture Jackson suffered 2 fractured ribs and was placed on IR for the last 5 games of the season.
May 29, 2014 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 During the offseason, Jackson strained his hamstring in OTAs, forcing him to sit out for 2 weeks of practice.
Sep 14, 2014 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Jackson was sidelined for 3 quarters after spraining his left shoulder but was able to return to practice the following week.
Aug 6, 2015 NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Jackson sat out the entire preseason with a sprained A/C joint. He returned for Week 1.
Dec 13, 2015 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Jackson suffered a "patella contusion" or a strained knee. He didn't miss any games because of it.
Nov 29, 2009 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Jackson suffered a concussion that caused him to black out against Washington. He missed the following game.
Dec 18, 2017 NFL Abdomen Muscle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Jackson hurt his left ankle in Week 15 and missed the season's final 2 games.
Oct 15, 2015 NFL Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Jackson suffered a setback in a Thursday practice and missed 2 more games with his hamstring injury.
Nov 25, 2018 NFL Hand Thumb Sprain Jackson sustained a left thumb sprain and missed 3 games. Jackson said he suffered the initial injury way back in Week 1.
Dec 23, 2018 NFL Pedal Achilles Pull Grade 1 Jackson got his right ankle stepped on in Week 16. He was in and out of that game, dealing with the issue, before sitting out the season finale.
Sep 15, 2019 NFL Abdomen Muscle Strain Grade 2 Jackson missed 6 games due to an abdominal strain during the game against the Falcons.
Nov 3, 2019 NFL Abdomen Muscle Tear Grade 3 Jackson underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury that he re-aggravated in the game vs. the Bears in the first quarter of the game
Sep 27, 2020 NFL Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Jackson suffered a hamstring injury late in the first half during the Week 3 game against the Bengals. He missed 3 games
Oct 22, 2020 NFL Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Jackson suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 7's win over the Giants. He was placed on IR
Oct 22, 2020 NFL Pedal Ankle Fracture Jackson suffered a fracture in his right ankle in Week 7's win over the Giants. He was placed on IR and missed 7 games
Dec 30, 2020 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Jackson was ruled out of the Week 17 game versus Washington due to an ankle injury

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What You Need to Know:

  • Jackson inked a 1-year, $4.5 million deal with $2.75 million guaranteed with the Rams about a week into free agency.
  • Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp return as the Rams’ top 2 WRs. But the team lost a combined 143 targets from a year ago with the departures of WR Josh Reynolds and TE Gerald Everett. Reynolds was responsible for 81 of those, 3rd most on the team.
  • Jackson will battle for that #3 WR job with Van Jefferson and Tutu Atwell.
    • Jefferson was a 2nd-round pick last year. He operated as the Rams’ 4th WR for most of his rookie season, finishing with just 19 regular-season catches. He did step up in place of an injured Kupp for a 6-46-1 line in the Divisional Round loss to the Packers.
    • Atwell was a 2nd-rounder this year. He had a big sophomore season at Louisville and boasts sub-4.4 speed. But at just 149 pounds, he’s a long shot to be an every-down player.
  • The Rams got a likely QB upgrade this offseason, going from Jared Goff to Matt Stafford. Stafford has earned a higher Pro Football Focus passing grade than Goff in 2 straight seasons and 3 of the last 4.
  • Most importantly for Jackson, Stafford is more willing and able to throw downfield than Goff. Last year, 12.7% of Stafford’s throw traveled 20+ yards downfield vs. just 7.8% for Goff. And Stafford earned a 93.0 PFF passing grade on those throws vs. Goff’s 61.7.
  • Jackson has missed 24 of 32 games over the past 2 seasons due to a core-muscle injury in 2019 and hamstring and ankle injuries last year. He missed 4 games back in 2018 and has played all 16 in just 2 of 13 NFL seasons.
  • Jackson will turn 35 in November.
  • But he’s remained effective when on the field, averaging 18.9, 17.7 and 16.9 yards per catch over the past 3 seasons.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Jackson has managed to play in just 8 games over the past 2 seasons and will turn 35 later this year. We obviously can’t count on him for the entire 2021 campaign.

But Jackson has remained effective when on the field and has a chance to win the #3 WR job in what should be a strong Rams passing game under HC Sean McVay and QB Matt Stafford.

Jackson is a nice late-round target in best-ball drafts and could be a spot-start option in lineup-setting leagues.

 

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Rams WR DeSean Jackson has had a "fantastic" camp, insider Cameron DaSilva writes. "Seemingly every day he’s making catches deep down the field for touchdowns, proving he still has that top-end speed and can threaten defenses," DaSilva adds. "Expect him to play a big role on offense this season, assuming he’s able to stay healthy." That last part is key. Jackson has enjoyed a healthy offseason so far. As long as that continues, he could be a sneaky fantasy option in what should be a strong Rams passing attack.

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NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that WR DeSean Jackson is joining the Rams. The 35-year-old wideout appeared in just 8 games over 2 seasons back with the Eagles -- and missed 4 games in his final Tampa season the year before. When on the field, though, Jackson has remained a speedy deep threat. His arrival would hurt Van Jefferson's chances of claiming a top-3 spot on the Rams' WR depth chart. It would add upside to QB Matthew Stafford's fantasy profile, though.

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WR DeSean Jackson has been released by the Eagles, according to DeSean Jackson on Instagram. The move saves Philly almost $5 million against the cap and was a no-brainer move for a team in rebuilding mode. Jackson is 34 and managed to hit the field for just 8 games over the past 2 seasons. He's proven to still have gas in the tank when he has been healthy, averaging 17.2 yards per catch in those 8 games. We'll see how much interest he garners on the open market and where he eventually lands.

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Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) is out for Sunday night’s game vs. Washington. He popped for a long TD in last week’s win over the Cowboys but is hurt again. Jalen Reagor, Greg Ward, Alshon Jeffery and Travis Fulgham will be Philly’s top 4 WRs in the finale.

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Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) has been activated from IR, putting him on track to return for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He couldn't be trusted in fantasy lineups in his 1st action since Week 7, but Jackson's presence can't hurt QB Jalen Hurts' outlook.

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