Pierre Garcon explodes for 172 receiving yards for fantasy owners

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Redskins got their best output yet from their top receiver Pierre Garcon. We break down the fantasy implications.

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon erupted during the team's 30-24 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, posting his highest yardage total as a Redskin.

Garcon finished with seven catches for 172 yards and routinely gained huge chunks of yardage during several key situations. Quarterback Robert Griffin III was bailed out by his No. 1 receiver with a couple of acrobatic one-handed catches, and also connected on a 17-yard dart that put the Redskins inside the Chargers' 10-yard line in overtime. It was for good reason that Garcon led the team with 11 targets on the afternoon.

Fantasy Spin: Garcon was due for a huge game after being targeted frequently versus the Chargers' bend-and-not break defense, and that's just what fantasy owners got. Garcon is now on pace for a robust 108 catches for 1,368 yards on the season, which would be career-highs for the sixth-year receiver.  Next week versus a porous Minnesota Vikings pass defense, fantasy owners can comfortably place Garcon in their WR1 slots.

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