DeSean Jackson Injury Update Crushes Fantasy Outlook

Max Staley
DeSean Jackson injury update crushes his Week 8 fantasy football outlook.
DeSean Jackson injury update crushes his Week 8 fantasy football outlook. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

DeSean Jackson was really impressive in his return from injury last night. He looked quick, explosive and much faster than a 33-year-old wideout has any business being. Unfortunately, none of that will matter much, as Jackson has once again gone down with an injury.

He went down awkwardly while fielding a fourth-quarter punt, and the team reportedly fears he suffered a high-ankle sprain. If confirmed, that will likely sideline him for 4-to-6 weeks.

DeSean Jackson Fantasy Outlook

If you're one of the 28 percent of Yahoo! fantasy managers that has Jackson rostered, it's definitely safe to cut him now. He'll probably have another shot at fantasy relevancy down the stretch, but there's no point in wasting a bench spot on him right now.

Because Philadelphia has already been playing without him for most of the year, this won't have too much of an impact on the rest of the offense. Travis Fulgham will remain a solid every-week starter at WR.

Other than Wentz, whose value takes a slight hit without Jackson, the other Eagle this impacts is Jalen Reagor.

Jalen Reagor Fantasy Outlook

Reagor has a shot to return in Week 8 against the Dallas Cowboys. If he's unable to suit up in that one, it's fair to assume he'd be back in Week 10 following the team's Week 9 bye.

Reagor has blazing speed and he's the most logical candidate to take over Jackson's role as the field-stretching burner. He has shown flashes in the two games we've seen him play, turning 8 targets into 5 catches for 96 receiving yards.

He's probably not worth a roster spot in most formats until we hear something concrete about his status, but Jackson's injury certainly makes Reagor a name worth monitoring.

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