DeSean Jackson

#1 WR / L.A. Rams / EXP: 14YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 175 lb Age: 34 College: California Bye 11

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    Rams' DeSean Jackson: Succeeds in deep role

    DeSean Jackson recorded three receptions on five targets for 120 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 3 win over Tampa Bay.Jackson had little involvement in the offense through the team's first two games, logging only 17 total offensive snaps. He was much more involved in Sunday's contest from a production standpoint, with his primary contribution coming on a 75-yard touchdown catch to open the third quarter. One drive later, he recorded a 40-yard catch to set up a touchdown for Cooper Kupp on the next play. Jackson likely will find it difficult to see consistent targets moving forward due to the presence of Kupp, Robert Woods, Van Jefferson and Tyler Higbee, but it's clear that he remains effective in a role as a field stretcher.

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    Rams' DeSean Jackson: Limited to 14 snaps in opener

    DeSean Jackson caught both his targets for 21 yards during Sunday's 34-14 win over Chicago. He played 14 of 52 offensive snaps.The veteran speedster ranked fourth in offensive snaps among Los Angeles receivers with Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Van Jefferson all seeing more playing time. In particular, Jefferson's larger role and 67-yard receiving touchdown don't project favorably for Jackson's fantasy value moving forward. As a result -- and even bearing in mind Jackson's big-play potential -- it's probably best to take a wait-and-see approach in most fantasy settings. Additionally, it's likely he remains a high-risk, high-reward asset week in and week out.

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    Rams' DeSean Jackson: Impressing in camp

    DeSean Jackson has showed off his speed and reaffirmed his deep-threat potential in training camp thus far, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.DaSilva noted that he expects Jackson to play a big role in the Los Angeles offense this season, health permitting. However, fantasy managers will probably want to keep in mind that Jackson has been limited to just eight games over the past two seasons, and the Los Angeles Rams also have Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Van Jefferson in the mix at wide receiver. It's still encouraging that Jackson is quickly developing chemistry with quarterback Matthew Stafford, and the veteran wideout definitely shouldn't be written off just yet.

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    Rams' DeSean Jackson: Injuries haven't slowed veteran

    DeSean Jackson showed the speed necessary to be a deep threat during offseason programs and is currently projected to be the No. 3 receiver for the Los Angeles Rams, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN reports.Multiple injuries have limited Jackson to just eight games over the past two seasons, so it's encouraging to see the speedy veteran healthy heading into the 2021 campaign. However, while he may currently be the favorite for the No. 3 receiver role to start the campaign, sophomore Van Jefferson and 2021 second-round selection Tutu Atwell will be pushing Jackson for playing time. There's potential for Jackson to revitalize his career in head coach Sean McVay's prolific offense, but he might be limited to a deep-threat role with Jefferson likely already the better fit for underneath routes. As a result, it's probably best to take a wait-and-see approach with Jackson in most fantasy settings.

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    Rams' DeSean Jackson: Speedster added in draft

    DeSean Jackson could have competition for snaps following the selection of wide receiver Tutu Atwell in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.After playing just eight games the past two years, Jackson signed an incentive-heavy contract with the Los Angeles Rams, which aligns with his inability to stay healthy. He has the potential to fill a deep-threat role for the Los Angeles passing attack, and even factor in on special teams. However, the Rams added Atwell as both a complement and insurance policy because of his speed and ability to stretch the field. Jackson's probably going to slide into a situational role with Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods atop the wide receiver depth chart, and Van Jefferson is likely to take a step forward in his second season.

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    Rams' DeSean Jackson: Signs with Rams

    DeSean Jackson signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.The Los Angeles native will play for his hometown team, providing a proven deep threat for new Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford. Jackson was released by the Eagles last month after appearing in only eight games for Philadelphia over the past two seasons, but he's back to full health and will be eager to prove he still has something left in the tank at age 34.

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    DeSean Jackson: Release made official

    The Eagles released DeSean Jackson (ankle) on Friday.Jackson, who only played eight games over two seasons with the Eagles while battling multiple injuries, never appeared to have a real chance at sticking around for 2021. Cutting the 34-year-old will save Philadelphia roughly $4.8 million against the cap, per Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia, and the move will allow Jackson to immediately search for another organization where he can continue his career. Jackson still flashed big-play ability when healthy last season -- he had an 81-yard touchdown against the Cowboys back in Week 16 -- but at this stage in his career, he'll likely have a difficult time finding a starting role in free agency.

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    Eagles' DeSean Jackson: Release forthcoming?

    The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to release DeSean Jackson (ankle), John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.Philadelphia can save roughly $4.8 million against the salary cap by cutting Jackson, per Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia. Such a move would make real sense for a team currently more than $40 million over the cap for next season and staring down a quarterback transition, with Carson Wentz recently having been traded to Indianapolis. Compounding matters is the fact that Jackson, who turned 34 in December, has only managed to suit up for eight games over the last two seasons due to a combination of injuries. Per Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com, Jackson has already posted a farewell message to the Eagles via his personal Instagram account.

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    Eagles' DeSean Jackson: Not playing in finale

    DeSean Jackson (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus Washington.In his return from injured reserve in last week's loss to Dallas, Jackson turned his only target into an 81-yard touchdown. Though he wasn't known to have suffered a setback with his ankle in that contest, he was unable to practice for three straight days before being ruled out Week 17. With little on the line for Philadelphia in the season finale, Jackson may just getting some extra maintenance coming off an injury-plagued campaign. He made just five appearances in 2020, finishing with 14 receptions for 236 yards and one touchdown.

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    Eagles' DeSean Jackson: Fails to practice Thursday

    DeSean Jackson (ankle) didn't participate in Thursday's practice.Jackson was sidelined for a second straight practice, but it's unclear if his back-to-back absences are indicative of a setback with his ankle, or if the Philadelphia Eagles are merely just giving some extra maintenance to a veteran player who returned from a six-game absence over the weekend. The speedy wideout played only 20 offensive snaps in the Eagles' loss to the Cowboys, but he provided his team's biggest play of the day, reeling in a pass from Jalen Hurts for an 81-yard touchdown. If Jackson gains clearance for Sunday's season finale versus Washington, expect him to be on another "pitch count" with regard to his workload.

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