Garcon managed 28 yards during the contest. Washington went down early, and quarterback Kirk Cousins had a lot of trouble getting his playmakers the ball. Cousins opted to throw to his running backs and tight ends for the most part. Garcon was targeted six times, which was actually the highest total of any pass catcher on the team.
Garcon will take on the Seahawks Week 5.
Generally speaking, skill positions players are hard to rely on when facing Thursday night matchups. Through three weeks, only one player has topped 100 yards receiving on Thursday this season, compared to 29 in 45 other games. That pattern continued last season, as only 10 of the league's 208 100-yard receiving performances came during the 17 Thursday games a year ago.
That being said, this Thursday's game has all of the makings of an outlier, as the
Cruz has enjoyed solid success against Washington in his career, averaging 71.8 yards per game in five matchups. Garcon was mostly held in check in two games against the Giants a year ago, hauling in 15 combined passes for just 117 yards, but Fantasy owners have to consider him a must-start option after the rapport he showed with new starter
If Jackson plays, he could be a nice option, as he shrugged off the shoulder injury with five receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown last week.
Garcon was targeted a team-high 16 times in the game, and led the team in all receiving categories. He hauled in 11 of those passes for 138 yards and a touchdown, all of which represent his best marks of the season.
Garcon was limited to just one reception for 12 yards in Cousins' first game at quarterback, but the two clearly developed a rapport Sunday. He has 22 receptions for 227 yards through three games, and will look to keep rolling when they face the Giants in Week 4 Thursday.
On a day when everything was working for the
Garcon was basically a non-factor in the win, as he was targeted just four times, good for fourth on the team. He hauled in just one of those passes for 12 yards in the win.
Garcon appeared to have trouble getting on the same page as new quarterback Kirk Cousins, who is likely to remain the starter moving forward. He will look to bounce back in Week 3 against the Eagles.
"When you have weapons like Pierre and DeSean and
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