Player Outlook
Jackson is a free agent at the time of publication, and we'll see if he can sign with a new team prior to Week 1. Even if he does get a job, Jackson isn't expected to have a prominent role, and he's not worth drafting in most Fantasy leagues. In 2021 with the Raiders, Jackson averaged just 4.7 PPR points per game, and his best days are behind him at 35 years old. Keep an eye on what happens with Jackson, but we don't expect him to have much Fantasy value in 2022.

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2022
2021 20 454 22.70 2 4 4.00 553.4
2020 14 236 16.86 1 12 12.00 306
3y Avg. 14 283 20.21 2 5 5.00 405
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Fantasy News

  • Raiders' DeSean Jackson: Not targeted Week 18

    Jackson was not targeted in the Raiders' 35-32 overtime victory over the Chargers in Week 18. Jackson logged less than 10 offensive snaps in Las Vegas' regular-season finale, failing to draw a single target from quarterback Derek Carr for the first time since Week 11. Through nine games with the Raiders, Jackson has hauled in 12 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown on 19 total targets. His playing time will likely remain limited in the team's upcoming playoff matchup against the Bengals.
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  • Raiders' DeSean Jackson: Held to one catch Sunday

    Jackson caught one of three targets for five yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Colts. Jackson has seen at least three targets in three consecutive contests, but this has translated to just six total catches for 60 yards. He's found the end zone only once though eight games as a Raider, while Hunter Renfrow and Zay Jones continue to pace the team's receiving corps in production ahead of a Week 18 tilt against the Chargers.
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  • Raiders' DeSean Jackson: Season-high four catches Sunday

    Jackson caught four of five targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 17-13 win over the Broncos. Jackson's four receptions marked a season high for the 35-year-old, as he also drew two more targets than slot receiver Hunter Renfrow. Jackson could see a similar level of involvement against the Colts in Week 17 if Bryan Edwards (illness) were to remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
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  • Raiders' DeSean Jackson: Minimal involvement in win

    Jackson caught one of three targets for 11 yards in Monday's 16-14 win over the Browns. Jackson played just 20 of the Raiders' 69 offensive snaps and wasn't able to deliver any major splash plays across his three targets. Aside from his three-catch, 102- yard outing Thanksgiving Day against Dallas, Jackson's tenure in Las Vegas has been mostly uneventful. Through six games in the silver and black, Jackson has put together a 7-184-1 receiving line on 11 targets.
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  • Raiders' DeSean Jackson: Raiders-Browns moved to Monday

    Jackson and the Raiders will no longer play the Browns on Saturday, after the NFL officially rescheduled the matchup between the two teams for Monday at 5 p.m. ET. Due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within the Cleveland organization, the NFL is hopeful that by delaying the game two days, the Browns will restore enough players from the reserve/COVID-19 list to alleviate depth concerns on the roster. Assuming the Week 15 game is played Monday as planned, Jackson and Las Vegas will face a quick turnaround for the Week 16 contest versus the Broncos, which is still expected to be played Sunday, Dec. 26 as scheduled.
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  • Raiders' DeSean Jackson: One reception Sunday

    Jackson caught one of two targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 48-9 loss to the Chiefs. Jackson was targeted on the Raiders' second play from scrimmage, but he failed to record a single reception until the latter stages of the third quarter despite a significant deficit that forced quarterback Derek Carr to exceed 40 pass attempts. Jackson, who turned 35 years old earlier this month, continues to play behind fellow receivers Hunter Renfrow, Bryan Edwards and Zay Jones, but the speedy veteran will look to challenge Cleveland's secondary in Week 15.
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  • Raiders' DeSean Jackson: Targeted once in loss

    Jackson caught his only target for 14 yards in Sunday's 17-15 loss to Washington. Jackson played 24 of the Raiders' 59 offensive snaps in his fourth contest with the team, but Hunter Renfrow was Las Vegas' only wide receiver to record more than 30 receiving yards. Bryan Edwards and Zay Jones continue to see more playing time than Jackson as well, so the latter's fantasy floor remains low ahead of a Week 14 matchup against Kansas City.
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  • Raiders' DeSean Jackson: Active versus Washington

    Jackson (calf) is listed as active for Sunday's game against Washington. Jackson, who was on the field for 42 of the Raiders' 87 offensive snaps in the team's 36-33 overtime win over the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, made his mark in that contest by catching three of his four targets for 102 yards and a touchdown. He'll work through a calf issue Sunday, but with Hunter Renfrow, Zay Jones and Bryan Edwards also in Las Vegas' wideout mix, the veteran speedster is tough to count on to earn steady targets from QB Derek Carr on a weekly basis.
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  • Raiders' DeSean Jackson: Should suit up vs. former team

    Jackson (calf), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Washington, is expected to be available, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Jackson received the questionable tag for Week 13 after he was limited in two practices and missed another due to a calf spasm. The Raiders may want to put him through a workout early Sunday just to make sure he's good to go, but confirmation on his availability should arrive 90 minutes prior to the 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff, when Las Vegas releases its inactive list. Jackson enjoyed his biggest game to date in his third appearance with the Raiders on Thanksgiving Day, hauling in three of four targets for 102 yards and a touchdown while playing just over half of the snaps in a 36-33 overtime win over Dallas.
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  • Raiders' DeSean Jackson: Questionable for Week 13

    Jackson (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Washington after practicing on a limited basis Friday, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports. Jackson, who was on the field for 42 of Las Vegas' 87 offensive snaps in the team's 36-33 overtime win over Dallas on Thanksgiving Day, sat out Thursday's practice, but his return to the field Friday has him trending in the right direction in advance of Sunday's 4:05 p.m. ET kickoff. Jackson made a splash against the Cowboys by catching three of his four targets for 102 yards, while scoring a 56-yard TD. When healthy, the 35-year-old speedster can still make the occasional big play, but with Hunter Renfrow, Zay Jones and Bryan Edwards also in the Raiders' wideout mix, Jackson can't be counted on to see steady target volume on a weekly basis.
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  • Raiders' DeSean Jackson: Sidelined for practice

    Jackson (calf) wasn't in attendance for Thursday's practice, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Jackson's lack of activity Thursday may be the result of a pre-planned maintenance day, but his absence isn't the most reassuring sign in any case after he was a limited participant Wednesday on account of the calf injury. More clarity on Jackson's status for Sunday's game against Washington -- one way or the other -- should arrive Friday, when the Raiders release their final injury report of the week. After a muted first two games with Las Vegas, Jackson finally made an impact in last week's Thanksgiving Day win over the Cowboys, reeling in three of four targets for 102 yards and a touchdown while playing more than half of the Raiders' offensive snaps.
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  • Raiders' DeSean Jackson: Logs limited session

    Jackson was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to a calf injury. Jackson is tending to a calf injury after he played 42 of the Raiders' 87 offensive snaps in the team's 36-33 overtime win over the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, when he made his mark by catching three of his four targets for 102 yards and a touchdown. The 35-year-old still has the wheels to make the occasional big play, but with Hunter Renfrow, Zay Jones and Bryan Edwards also in Las Vegas' wideout mix, he can't be counted on to earn steady volume in the team's passing attack.
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  • Raiders' DeSean Jackson: Turns back clock against Cowboys

    Jackson caught three of four targets for 102 yards and a touchdown in a 36-33 overtime win over the Cowboys on Thanksgiving. As he did so often back in his prime with Philadelphia and Washington, Jackson burned the Dallas secondary deep, hauling in a 56-yard TD from Derek Carr to open the scoring early in the first quarter. The veteran wideout didn't see many looks after that, but he didn't need many to record his second 100-yard performance of the season. With Darren Waller (knee) leaving Thursday's game early, Jackson could take on an even more important role in the Las Vegas offense in Week 13 as he faces one of his former clubs, Washington.
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  • Raiders' DeSean Jackson: Logs 16 snaps in loss

    Jackson took one carry for four yards in Sunday's 32-13 loss to the Bengals, but he was not targeted in the passing game. Jackson's playing time nearly doubled in his second game as a Raider, but fellow receiver Zay Jones still drew the start alongside Hunter Renfrow and Bryan Edwards. Tight end Darren Waller was the team's only pass catcher to surpass 30 receiving yards, however, so it was an unproductive performance from the entire WR corps. Jackson will look to stretch the field in a Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Cowboys on Thursday.
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  • Raiders' DeSean Jackson: Loses fumble in team debut

    Jackson caught his only target for 38 yards, but he lost a fumble on the same play in Sunday's 41-14 loss to Kansas City. Jackson's playing time was limited to just nine offensive snaps in his Raiders debut, while fellow receivers Hunter Renfrow, Bryan Edwards and Zay Jones combined to see 16 total targets. Jackson's only touch ultimately resulted in a turnover, but this shouldn't keep the 34-year-old veteran from potentially earning additional reps against the Bengals in Week 11 as he becomes more accustomed to his new environment.
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  • Raiders' DeSean Jackson: Signs with Raiders

    Jackson signed a contract with the Raiders on Monday, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Jackson went unclaimed on waivers after he was let go by the Rams last week, but he quickly found a new landing spot. The 34-year-old hauled in eight of his 15 targets for 221 yards and a touchdown across the first seven weeks of the season, and he should compete for targets with Hunter Renfrow, Bryan Edwards and Zay Jones in Las Vegas.
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  • DeSean Jackson: Landing spot revealed

    Jackson is expected to sign with the Raiders, Josina Anderson of USA Today reports. Jackson recently asked for and was granted his release from the Rams, and a new landing spot has emerged for the 14-year pro. Once the signing is official, he'll join a receiving corps composed of Hunter Renfrow, Bryan Edwards, Zay Jones and Dillon Stoner, with tight end Darren Waller the top option for quarterback Derek Carr. Jackson displayed field-stretching ability as a 34-year-old in L.A., as his eight catches went for a clip of 27.6 YPC.
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  • DeSean Jackson: Reaches free agency

    Jackson became a free agent Thursday after he went unclaimed off waivers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. After Jackson was cut by the Rams on Tuesday, none of the league's 31 other teams were willing to take on the remaining money on the 34-year-old's expiring $2.75 million contract. Now that he's available on the open market and is able to sign at a more palatable salary, Jackson should have at least a few suitors for his services. In his limited opportunities with the Rams prior to being let go, Jackson proved that he's still capable of being a big-play threat; three of his eight receptions this season have gone for 40-plus yards.
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  • DeSean Jackson: Officially cut loose Tuesday

    Jackson was let go by the Rams on Tuesday, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports. After it emerged last week that the Rams were seeking a trade partner for Jackson, the 34-year-old speedster was held out of this past Sunday's win at Houston. With the trade deadline now passed, L.A. has made the procedural move to get him off the active roster, and he'll now be subject to waivers. If no other team makes a claim, Jackson will get the chance to sign with any organization. Through seven games with the Rams, he gathered in eight of 15 targets for 221 yards and one touchdown.
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  • DeSean Jackson: Getting cut by Rams

    Jackson is being cut by the Rams, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports. Jackson was held out Week 8 at Houston after it was revealed in the lead-up to the contest that a trade was being pursued by both the team and Jackson's agent. Nothing surfaced in the ensuing days, however, and with the trade deadline in the rearview mirror, the Rams will move on from their offseason investment. Jackson will be subject to waivers, but any team that makes a claim will have to pay what remains on his $4.5 million contract. Assuming he doesn't find a new home via that process, he'll have an opportunity to sign elsewhere.
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