The problem is Kirk Cousins was his quarterback for all three of those games. The Redskins are turning to Colt McCoy for Week 8 at Dallas.
That's bad news for all the Redskins wide receivers, but especially Jackson, whose production is mostly tied to his ability to beat the defense deep. McCoy isn't one for going deep. He averaged 5.9 yards per attempt in his last year as an NFL starter, and aside from that short pass that
That doesn't mean Garcon is safe. Apart from that score, he had four catches for 17 yards in Week 7 and averaged just 27.3 yards in his previous three games. He should fare better than Jackson with McCoy, but ultimately, an inferior quarterback isn't going to do him good.
You might want to sit both in Fantasy for the time being.
Jackson could have had a higher yardage total Sunday, as he made a tough 36-yard catch down the sideline with 1:14 left. However, offsetting penalties negated the big play for Jackson, who had a scoring streak snapped at two games. Jackson also failed to record at least 100 yards for the first time in three games.
The Redskins are back in action Week 8 at Dallas.
Jackson caught his first pass early in the second quarter, hauling in the ball at midfield and outracing his man to the end zone. On the team's next drive, he brought the team down to the red zone with a 42-yard catch that set the offense up with first-and-goal at the 10-yard line, though they settled for a field goal. Jackson was quiet for most of the rest of the night, adding a five-yard run and a nine-yard reception. He's racked up 115 yards and a touchdown in three of his last four games while serving as a dangerous deep threat. Jackson will try to keep rolling next week against the Titans.
If you expected
If you raised yours, you're a liar and a fraud and a meanie.
And a genius. You know the deal with Jackson by now. Seven years in, the rest of us are still learning, but you know he's at his best when you least expect it. If he has that play or two where he breaks free and does what he does in open space, his numbers are through the roof, but if he doesn't, not so much.
The only way to ensure you get the best of what he offers, then, is to start him every week, regardless of the matchups, taking the 9-yard games with the 199-yard games.
Don't like it? Trade him. Now's a good time considering he just had his best game of the season against the last defense anyone would have expected. If you hesitate because you're worried he'll start to do this sort of thing every week, well then you're not quite the genius I thought you were.
Jackson's touchdown, which came after quarterback Kirk Cousins escaped the pocket, was his 19th career score of at least 50 yards. Jackson leads the NFL in that category since he entered the league in 2008.
Off his second 100-yard game this season, he'll visit the Cardinals in Week 6.
|8||10/27/14||@ DAL||8:30 pm|
|9||11/2/14||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|12||11/23/14||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|13||11/30/14||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
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