DeSean Jackson ditches Revis island for fantasy paradise

Al Messerschmidt

The Eagles’ best wide receiver had a field day on Revis Island. We break down the fantasy implications.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson caught six passes for 64 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the team's 31-20 Week 6 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jackson caught every single pass that was sent his way by quarterback Nick Foles.

Fantasy impact: Generally speaking, when the top wide receiver on your fantasy roster comes into a game averaging 105 receiving yards per contest and then proceeds to put up a whopping 64, it is a disappointment. Fantasy owners will no doubt make an exception in this case as Jackson faced off against one of the best pass defenders in the game, Darrelle Revis.

Revis may very well be the only cornerback in the game that makes fantasy owners want to shuffle their lineup and bench their top pass catcher. The fact that Jackson managed to score twice on just six targets is a remarkable feat.

Jackson's return to fancy prominence this year is surely welcomed by his owners. Owners are no doubt getting an excellent return on their investment on him, especially with teammate Jeremy Maclin being out the entire year due to a torn ACL.

In Week 7, the Eagles will host the Dallas Cowboys. While it remains to be seen which quarterback will be starting for Philadelphia, you can bet Jackson will have a key role in the game.

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