Pierre Garcon declared active by Redskins: Fantasy Implications

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Pierre Garcon (foot) is active for week 5 against the Falcons. We break down the fantasy implications.

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (foot) has been declared active for week 5 against the Falcons, a week after returning from injury and catching just one pass for 20 yards against the Buccaneers. Garcon played 50 snaps last week but was rarely targeted as he got back into the motion after missing almost the entire season since hurting his foot early in week 1 against the Saints. Other important actives for the Redskins include Ryan Grant, Evan Royster, tackle Trent Williams, Aldrick Robinson, and DeAngelo Hall.

Fantasy Take: You can actually expect the Redskins to attack a rush defense that is 31st in yards per carry allowed, which is great news for Alfred Morris owners but the Falcons have had a stout pass defense this year. Garcon probably ranks as a high-end WR3 or Flex option this week, but is a risk at WR2 without having had much playing time since his 88-yard touchdown in week 1.

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