Amazing how things can change in a week.
The Eagles cut ties with DeSean Jackson, as expected. But the apparent frontrunners for his services aren't who we thought they were, to paraphrase Dennis Green. Reports indicate a slew of teams are interested, led by the Redskins, Raiders and Bills.
Last year's No. 10 Fantasy receiver visits Washington first, and owner Daniel Snyder might try to end the chase as soon as Monday. The Redskins have the cap room. They'd give Jackson a chance to stick it to Philly twice a season.
Jackson's arrival would enhance Robert Griffin III's chances of a bounceback season. He'd alleviate coverage on Pierre Garcon and push Andre Roberts into his ideal role as a No. 3 receiver. Playing with RG3, Jackson could rise from his current ranking on CBS Sports. Nathan Zegura pegs Jackson 21st among WRs, while Dave Richard has him 23rd and Jamey Eisenberg 25th.
Jackson's Fantasy outlook wouldn't be as bright with the Raiders or Bills.
Oakland's Matt Schaub lacks the arm to take advantage of Jackson's deep speed, though Jackson would benefit from garbage time. Buffalo's EJ Manuel has yet to show he can support a Fantasy WR2. It would be exciting, however, to see what Doug Marrone and Nathaniel Hackett could do with Jackson and C.J. Spiller on the field at the same time.