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12 Aug 2011

DeSean Jackson... WR33?

With my league settings (10 yds per point, 6 per TD, 1 PPR), DeSean is the 33rd highest ranked WR behind such studs as Danario Alexander and rookie AJ Green. Strange considering Vick is QB3 with my settings. Thoughts?

Posted by: jayhawkco on 12 Aug 2011

2 replies , Last at 12 Aug 2011, 12:21pm by jabrch

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Re: DeSean Jackson... WR33?
by Phyrre56 :: Fri, 08/12/2011 - 11:12am

Jackson suffers in the PPR format. His career high is 62, and last year he only had 47 in 14 games. KUBIAK is projecting about career average number of catches and slightly below average TDs. The TDs hurt too, obviously, since he's only a home run threat and not a red zone target.

The average for a Top 20 WR is about 80 receptions and 8 TDs. Jackson might get 8 TDs if he catches a lot of long bombs (he had 9 in 2009), but 80 receptions would be a huge breakout year for him. With all the weapons the Eagles have on offense, I don't see his role expanding that significantly and I guess KUBIAK doesn't either.

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Re: DeSean Jackson... WR33?
by jabrch :: Fri, 08/12/2011 - 12:21pm

I'd say we need to keep an eye on Maclin/Smith's respective health and Jackson's desire given his contract situation to see what role Jackson plays. It wouldn't surprise me to see him get a bump before the season starts.

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