This deep threat is still the Philadelphia Eagles’ top wide receiver option, but he isn’t ranked among the top 150 players for 2020.
Regardless of how things have played out for DeSean Jackson since his return to Philadelphia, his on-field value is unquestionable, but he has to be healthy.
Jackson, for better or worse, represents that “boom or bust” label perfectly when it comes to Fantasy football. His production is almost impossible to predict as the 33-year-old deep threat hasn’t exactly completed an entire 16-game slate of games since the last time he played for the Philadelphia Eagles.
His 2019 season was an obvious disappointment as he labored through an abdominal injury after a dynamic performance in the season opener, declined to have surgery early in the season, reinjured himself, was, then, forced to have surgery, and missed the remainder of the season.
In the opener, Jackson went off on the Washington Football Team to the tune of eight receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns as he provided everyone with a fleeting glimpse of what Carson Wentz could do with a real deep threat at his disposal. The question about whether or not Jackson can stay healthy is a constant one, but If he does, he should be the player fans saw in Week 1 of 2019, hopefully.
Currently, Fantasy Pros ranks him as WR60 for PPR. That’s lower than guys like Allen Lazard, N’Keal Harry, Preston Williams, and fellow Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor (who’s ranked as WR52 for those who are curious). Health will determine Jackson’s value more than any other factor. It will also make him a risky proposition for any Fantasy owner, but if he can manage to stay on the field for ten games or more, he figures to be one of the most targeted deep threats in the entire NFL.