DeSean Jackson Injury Updates

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that Eagles WR DeSean Jackson suffered a non-displaced fracture to his right ankle in Thursday night's loss to the Giants -- a "similar injury" to that suffered by teammate Dallas Goedert. Jackson's expected to miss 6-8 weeks. Garafolo reports that he's "highly motivated to get back this year and next." With just 9 weeks remaining in the fantasy football regular season for most leagues, though, you can drop Jackson. The injury extends the window for WR Travis Fulgham to maintain his role. We'll see about the upcoming returns of other Eagles pass-catchers.

The Eagles believe WR DeSean Jackson suffered a high-ankle sprain in Thursday night's win over the Giants, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. D-Jax is getting an MRI on Friday to confirm. He figures to miss multiple weeks with this latest injury and is droppable in fantasy leagues.

Update: Jackson has been placed on IR, so he'll miss at least the next 3 games.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson left in the 4th quarter of Thursday night's game against the Giants with an injury to his right leg. Jackson's leg got stuck underneath him and twisted on a late hit during a punt return. We'll see about the severity of the injury, but Jackson left the field with the help of 2 trainers while putting no weight on his right foot.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) isn't listed on the final Week 7 injury report after putting in a full practice on Wednesday. He'll return for Thursday night's game against the Giants after missing the past 3 weeks. Ideally you can wait to see D-Jax make it through a game healthy before throwing him back into fantasy lineups. But he has big-play upside whenever he's out there, so he's a fine Week 7 flier.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Eagles expect to get WR DeSean Jackson back for Thursday night's game against the Giants. Jackson is out for today's game against the Ravens, which will be his 3rd straight contest lost to a hamstring injury. We'll watch practice reports on Jackson heading into Week 7, but he should be in fantasy consideration for that matchup. The return of any deep threat can only help the fantasy outlook for QB Carson Wentz.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against the Steelers. He returned to limited practices this week, giving him a shot to be back for Week 6. Philly will continue to roll with a rag-tag WR group of Greg Ward, John Hightower, Travis Fulgham, Deontay Burnett and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, who is set to return after missing last week with a calf injury.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) didn't practice on Wednesday. His injury is reportedly minor, but Jackson still seems iffy for Sunday night's game against the 49ers. D-Jax shouldn't be in your Week 4 fantasy plans.

NBC Sports' John Clark hears that Eagles WR DeSean Jackson's hamstring strain is not "too serious." That's relatively good news, although we're still skeptical that we'll see D-Jax in Week 4. And even if he does play, he'll be a risky fantasy start.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson suffered a hamstring injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Bengals. He's officially questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one.

Update: Jackson has been ruled out.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson will undergo core-muscle surgery on Tuesday, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia's John Clark. D-Jax tried to return for Sunday's game against the Bears and made his injury worse, reportedly tearing his abdominal muscle off the bone. He's expected to be sidelined another 4-6 weeks. The short end of that timeline would have him back for Week 14. It'd be at least another week before we could trust him in fantasy lineups, so Jackson is droppable outside of deep leagues. The Eagles' passing game will continue to lack a field-stretching deep threat without D-Jax.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson aggravated his abdomen injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Bears and is officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we learn more.

Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) isn't listed on the final Week 4 injury report after full workouts on Tuesday and Wednesday. His matchup with a talented Packers secondary on Thursday night is a bigger concern than the calf injury. We have Jeffery ranked as a low-end WR3 this week. WR DeSean Jackson (groin) has been ruled out, so it figures to be Mack Hollins joining Jeffery on the outside with Nelson Agholor in the slot.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that the timetable for Eagles WR DeSean Jackson returning from his groin injury “remains TBD” but that “my understanding is” Jackson won’t play against the Lions on Sunday. He adds that Jackson might not make it back for Week 4 either, because of Philly’s Thursday night kick against the Packers. Along with removing a high-ceiling fantasy WR, Jackson’s absence would ding the upside of QB Carson Wentz. We’ll, of course, watch to confirm Jackson’s status. But plan to not have him available. Nelson Agholor is a strong waiver target this week.

Update: ESPN’s Tim McManus reports it is an abdominal strain that will cost Jackson 2 weeks. Let’s hope Jackson isn’t headed for sports hernia surgery, which would likely extend his absence.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson labeled WR DeSean Jackson (groin) -- along with WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) and TE Dallas Goedert (calf) -- "day to day" in a Tuesday morning radio interview. "It's day to day with these guys and we're going to continue to rehab these guys this week and see where they're at," Pederson added. "I'm not going to commit right now to that (them playing in Week 3) because I want to make sure they put in a full week of practice before we make that determination." We'll keep a close eye on the Eagles' practice reports all week.

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.

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.

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 insider Greg Auman reports that WR DeSean Jackson injured his shoulder in Sunday's win over the Saints. That'd be in addition to the concussion that knocked him out of the game in the 4th quarter. It's unclear when the shoulder injury occurred and exactly how serious it is, but Auman considers D-Jax a "major question mark" for this weekend's game against the Eagles. His absence would leave Chris Godwin as the clear #2 WR.


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