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College: California | 11 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 175 lbs
Birth Date: 12/1/1986
2019 Bye Week: 10

Total Pts: 151.54
Avg Pts: 9.47
Rank: 42 WR

Free Agent

2019 RTSports Outlook

Jackson started last season with a bang, having 100-yard games three of his first four. Unfortunately, he didn't have another the rest of the way and had more than 50 yards just three more times. Jackson did miss four games because of injury late in the year, which hurt his numbers. Jackson has failed to top 800 yards two straight seasons. He has five 1,000-yard seasons for his career. Jackson is 32 years old and hasn't played a full season since 2013. He might be showing some signs of slowing down. He gets a chance for a fresh start with the Eagles this year, though. He will start and get his chances to stretch the field. Jackson has great speed and the ability to break a big play every time he touches the ball. He also has good hands and does well when getting a chance to carry the ball. Fantasy Outlook: Jackson had some huge games that carried fantasy teams but disappeared in others. Expect more of the same this year, making him reserve material for fantasy teams. He is more of a spot play. Jackson can get around 60 catches for 800 yards with five scores.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

After years apart due to the ineptitude of Chip Kelly, DeSean Jackson finally returns home to Philadelphia for the 2019 season. This should mean good things, not only for Jackson but for Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense which has been lacking a deep threat in recent seasons.Jackson may be getting older but even entering his age 32 season, he is still one of the faster players in the league and Carson Wentz can throw a very accurate deep ball. That trait should lead to some touchdowns for the duo. In 153 career games, Jackson has caught 53 touchdowns, an average of one every three games. This continued last season when he had four in 12 games. All of those touchdowns in 2018 came with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center, another quarterback with a good deep ball.Jackson will never be a high volume receiver and therefore should not be in consideration as a WR1 or even a WR2 for fantasy teams. However, his potential for catching deep balls and touchdowns makes him a perfect play as a WR3 or flex option. Although only catching 41 passes last season, Jackson was able to turn these catches into 774 yards. That 18.9 yards per catch average is on par with his career average of 17.4, meaning this was not a mirage as it can often be for some players who obtain this mark for just a season or two.If Jackson finds his connection with Wentz in a Philadelphia offense with weapons like Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz taking most of the coverages, Jackson should finish with 65 to 70 receptions for 1,000 yards. If he is able to play in all 16 games he has the potential to reach 10 touchdowns on the season. If these numbers are close to the production achieved by Jackson, he will far surpass his current draft price of WR55 in the 12th round. At this price, there is no risk in taking Jackson and with his upside being that of a WR3, he is a great value. In standard leagues, his value is even higher, as he will not require the high volume to achieve the same yardage as some other possession receivers, thus making him a great late round value. Do not avoid DeSean Jackson in drafts. Instead target him and he will help you win at least one or two games this year.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 131.62DeSean Jackson 146 receiving yds (14.60 pts)
DeSean Jackson 2 punt return yds (0.02 pts)
DeSean Jackson 58 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
DeSean Jackson 36 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
DeSean Jackson 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 223.01DeSean Jackson 129 receiving yds (12.90 pts)
DeSean Jackson 11 punt return yds (0.11 pts)
DeSean Jackson 75 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
DeSean Jackson 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 36.70DeSean Jackson 37 receiving yds (3.70 pts)
DeSean Jackson 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 416.22DeSean Jackson 112 receiving yds (11.20 pts)
DeSean Jackson 2 punt return yds (0.02 pts)
DeSean Jackson 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 5
Week 612.49DeSean Jackson 7 rushing yds (0.70 pts)
DeSean Jackson 77 receiving yds (7.70 pts)
DeSean Jackson 9 punt return yds (0.09 pts)
DeSean Jackson 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 711.30DeSean Jackson 8 rushing yds (0.80 pts)
DeSean Jackson 25 receiving yds (2.50 pts)
DeSean Jackson 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
DeSean Jackson 14 yd TD rush (6.00 pts)
Week 816.20DeSean Jackson 4 rushing yds (0.40 pts)
DeSean Jackson 68 receiving yds (6.80 pts)
DeSean Jackson 60 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
DeSean Jackson 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 95.20DeSean Jackson 32 receiving yds (3.20 pts)
DeSean Jackson 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 1011.70DeSean Jackson 67 receiving yds (6.70 pts)
DeSean Jackson 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Week 117.80DeSean Jackson 38 receiving yds (3.80 pts)
DeSean Jackson 4 receptions (4.00 pts)
Week 125.50DeSean Jackson 6 rushing yds (0.60 pts)
DeSean Jackson 19 receiving yds (1.90 pts)
DeSean Jackson 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 13
Playoff Week 1
Playoff Week 2
Playoff Week 33.80DeSean Jackson 4 rushing yds (0.40 pts)
DeSean Jackson 24 receiving yds (2.40 pts)
DeSean Jackson 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Player Notes
Jul 13 10:43pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson 'can still go,' according to QB Carson Wentz. 'I think we're going to do something special with him,' Wentz said.

Fantasy Spin: While Jackson may still have the speed to produce big plays, he is going to have a tough time being a consistent contributor in Philadelphia's crowded receiving corps. Consider him an all-or-nothing WR5, and Jackson is probably more valuable in DFS contests than in redraft leagues.

Jun 20 12:23pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson, according to Pro Football Focus, had at least one step of separation on 67.6 percent of his targets in 2018, which ranked fifth among the 72 wideouts with at least 50 targets.

Fantasy Spin: Jackson is going from one crowded pass-catching corps (Buccaneers) to another, and he remains a boom-or-bust WR4/5 pick.

Jun 16 3:33pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson has been embracing his role as a veteran and leader this offseason, according to Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com. The 32-year-old was present for all but one session of voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) practices. 'He's done everything we've asked him to do,' receivers coach Carson Walch said. 'He's been great in the meeting room. Some of our young guys sometimes are in awe seeing DeSean Jackson in our building.'

Fantasy Spin: Jackson's expected to start on the right side for the Eagles, opposite Alshon Jeffery with Nelson Agholor in the slot. He led the league with 18.9 yards per reception with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season and finished with 774 yards and four touchdowns in just 12 games. His best games have been difficult to predict in the past, but he has a lot of upside as a WR3.

Jun 13 5:43pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson has reportedly built a strong connection and sense of timing with QB Carson Wentz throughout the spring, according to Mike Kaye of NJ.com.

Jun 11 12:50am ET

Philadelphia Eagles special teams coordinator Dave Fipp said that wide receiver DeSean Jackson is a top candidate to return punts in 2019. Jackson is returning to the team that he spent the first six seasons of his career. The 32-year-old is still very quick and elusive as a deep threat -- he averaged 18.9 yards per catch in 2018 -- but he'll need to stay healthy to remain a weapon in standard-scoring leagues for fantasy owners. D-Jax played in only 12 games in his final season with Tampa in 2018 and hasn't played a full season since 2013, his final season in Philly in his first go-around. He also hasn't scored over four touchdowns since 2014. Jackson is in a good spot to bounce back in fantasy, but he's still a very volatile commodity.

From RotoBaller

Jun 10 7:23pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is a top candidate for the punt returner job this season, according to special teams coordinator Dave Fipp.

Fantasy Spin: Jackson should have a role in the passing game, so it is not known if he will be the full-time returner. He is still a deep threat because of his speed and could be a late-round option in fantasy leagues.

Mar 17 2:43pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson said Thursday, March 14, is 'excited' about re-signing with the team and blamed his 2014 offseason release on former Eagles coach Chip Kelly, not general manager Howie Roseman. 'One thing I can say about Howie Roseman, we always had a great relationship,' Jackson said. 'Even when I went on and played in Washington and played in Tampa Bay, anytime I was able to see him on the field pregame, he always came up and just gave me a hug. Once again, it was a bittersweet situation. We all know how I was released.'

Fantasy Spin: Jackson, now 32, was limited to 12 games and caught only 41 passes -- the second-lowest mark of his 11-year career -- but did average a league-best 18.9 yards per reception. There is ample competition in Philly, though, for targets so don't count on Jackson being much than a big-play dependent WR4 once again.

Mar 14 12:40pm ET

The Philadelphia Eagles signed wide receiver DeSean Jackson to a new undisclosed three-year deal through the 2021 season on Thursday. Philly acquired Jackson and a 2020 seventh-round pick from the Buccaneers on Monday in exchange for a sixth-round pick this year. The speedster entered the league in 2008 with the Eagles and was a three-time Pro Bowler in his six seasons with them. With D-Jax available now as a deep threat for quarterback Carson Wentz, the Eagles receiving corps is stacked with Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and tight end Zach Ertz. Jackson's fantasy stock took a nosedive last year, especially when he was injured late in the season. However, a return to his old stomping grounds could ignite a fire within him, making him a sleeper target in standard-scoring leagues.

From RotoBaller

Mar 13 6:43pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson was officially acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles Wednesday, March 13, in exchange for a 2019 sixth-round draft choice. The Eagles also received 2020 seventh-round draft choice in the trade.

Fantasy Spin: Jackson returns to the Eagles and should be a deep threat on the outside for Philly in 2019. He should be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.

Mar 12 12:50pm ET

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded wide receiver DeSean Jackson and a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft on Monday to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2019. Jackson has agreed to restructure his deal and he will receive $13 million guaranteed for the upcoming season. D-Jax slipped to 41 grabs for 774 yards with four touchdowns in 2018, although he averaged 18.9 yards per catch which was his highest since 2014. He had three 1,000-yard seasons as a member of the Eagles from 2008-13, and he wanted out of Tampa Bay bad. Perhaps the move back to his comfort zone will get him back into that 50-55 grab, 1,000-yard and five or six touchdown range in 2019. Draft him as a WR4 with some upside, even at 32 years of age.

From RotoBaller

Mar 11 5:23pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson will be traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, according to sources. It is not known what the Buccaneers will receive in the trade.

Fantasy Spin: Chris Godwin will receive a bigger role in the passing game with Jackson leaving. He was targeted 95 times this past season and finished with 842 yards and seven touchdowns. Godwin has a chance to be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues and could become a weekly starting option.

Mar 11 5:13pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson will be acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles, according to sources. It is not known what the Buccaneers will receive in the trade.

Fantasy Spin: Jackson has posted less than 800 yards in each of the last two seasons but should still be a deep threat for the Eagles next season. He likely will see a solid amount of targets and can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in most fantasy leagues.

Mar 11 1:13pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson posted a farewell message Monday, March 11, on his Instagram account, even though he has not been officially released.

Mar 8 9:33pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston said he hopes WR DeSean Jackson remains with the team in 2019, and he called Jackson one of the 'best deep-threat targets' in the league.

Fantasy Spin: Winston and Jackson have never been able to click on a consistent basis, and Jackson has made it clear that he wants out of Tampa Bay. Wherever he ends up, Jackson is likely going to be a big play-dependent WR3.

Feb 23 8:13pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson is disgruntled with his current team and wants to play elsewhere. Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds opines that trading Jackson to the Pittsburgh Steelers makes sense as Jackson wants out and the Steelers will likely need to replace WR Antonio Brown.

Fantasy Spin: It's a sensible marriage both in real life and from a fantasy perspective. Jackson isn't Brown by any means, but he would give Pittsburgh a much-needed deep threat in the wake of Brown's probably departure. Even so, Jackson's fantasy ceiling would not be higher than a WR3.

Jan 30 3:53pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson mentioned Wednesday, Jan. 30, that he desires to play for the Los Angeles Rams, although he is under contract with the Buccaneers for one more season. Jackson played for the Washington Redskins while Rams head coach Sean McVay was the offensive coordinator there.

Fantasy Spin: It seems highly unlikely that the Rams would consider signing Jackson since they already boast what is arguably the best wide receiver corps in the NFL. Robert Woods, Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp give Jared Goff plenty of mouths to feed already, not to mention Todd Gurley. Wherever he plays, Jackson has a WR3 ceiling.

Jan 19 1:23pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson probably will not return to the Buccaneers next season even though head coach Bruce Arians hopes he stays on the roster, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Fantasy Spin: Jackson asked for a trade during the 2018 season and has not shown great chemistry with Jameis Winston. Owners should monitor the situation during the offseason to see where he will play in 2019. Jackson can still be a solid receiver for a team and can be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver.

Jan 18 12:43pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson said Thursday, Jan. 17, that he has yet to talk to new head coach Bruce Arians or anyone from the team about remaining in Tampa. Jackson is entering the third year of a three-year, $33.5 million contract.

Fantasy Spin: Jackson finished the season with 41 receptions for 774 yards and four TDs but did not have a scoring catch or game with more than 67 receiving yards over the second half of the season when injuries were a factor. Jackson turned 32 in December, and the Bucs can get out of the contract with no dead-money cap hit this offseason, but Arians has said he'd like Jackson back and the wideout's deep speed seems to jibe well with the new coach's offense. Stay tuned as it's easy to see this going either way.

Player Transactions
  • 14-Mar-2019: PHI - Signed - Three-year contract (through 2021)
  • 14-Mar-2019: PHI - Signed - Three-year contract (though 2021)
  • 13-Mar-2019: PHI - Traded - for 2019 sixth-round draft pick
  • 09-Mar-2017: WAS - Declared Free Agent
  • 09-Mar-2017: TAM - Signed, Unrestricted FA - Three-year contract (through 2019)
NFL Week
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2018 Season151.5441774474362910
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Week 2PHI23.0141291400000
Week 3PIT6.703370500000
Week 4@CHI16.2251120800000
Week 5bye
Week 6@ATL12.494770901700
Week 7CLE11.302250402810
Week 8@CIN16.203681801400
Week 9@CAR5.202320400000
Week 10WAS11.705670800000
Week 11@NYG7.804380700000
Week 12SFO5.503190801600
Week 13CAR0.00000000000
Week 14NOR0.00000000000
Week 15@BAL0.00000000000
Week 16@DAL3.801240401400
Week 17ATL0.00000000000