Pierre Garcon racks up 10 targets, little else for fantasy owners

Rob Carr

In an afternoon where seemingly nothing went right in the passing game, Pierre Garcon still found a way to move the chains versus the Philadelphia Eagles. We break down the fantasy implications.

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon led the team in receiving during a day where the passing game fell upon hard times.

Garcon led the Redskins with six catches for 68 yards on 10 targets, although hardly any wealth could be had through the air until a fourth-quarter surge. The Redskins remained committed to running the football with injuries to Jordan Reed and Leonard Hankerson stagnating the passing game. At one point, the Redskins had 30 rushes to just 10 pass attempts.

Fantasy Spin: Despite the slow day on offense, Garcon remained at the top of the pecking order, as has been the theme all season long. When given the chance, he reverted to his usual game-changing ability after the catch, getting open routinely versus Cary Williams and a Philadelphia Eagles secondary that clamped down on the Redskins receivers for most of the contest.

Looking ahead, Garcon has a difficult matchup versus a formidable San Francisco 49ers pass defense in Week 12, but it's difficult to imagine the Redskins leaning so far away from throwing the football for two games in a row. As long as Garcon is inundated with double-digit targets, he will remain a WR2 at minimum going forward.

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