Pierre Garcon erupts for 144 yards, touchdown for fantasy owners

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The Redskins No. 1 receiver lived up to his status on Sunday, racking up catches and yards. We break down the fantasy implications.

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon monopolized the receiving game during Sunday's 24-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Garcon and the rest of the Redskins offense took advantage of soft zone coverages and a middle of the field that lacked starting linebacker Seal Lee, and capitalized on crossing routes and creating yards after the catch. Quarterback Kirk Cousins connected with Garcon 11 times for 144 yards and a touchdown on a team-high 18 targets.

Fantasy Spin: If fantasy owners are pointing fingers at spots in the lineup that did not produce, it's not in Garcon's direction. All season long, Garcon has been a target monster and a consistent source of fantasy points amid an inconsistent Redskins offense. His 107 catches are a new team record, and in all but two games was he not targeted at least 10 times. Garcon remains a high-upside WR2 option in Week 17 versus the New York Giants for those still playing.

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