DeSean Jackson Injury Update Provides Optimism for Fantasy Football Value in Hopeful Week 7 Return

New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles
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DeSean Jackson has been out since Week 2 with an unspecified abdomen injury, which has proven to be a big to blow this Philadelphia Eagles' offense. However, his latest injury update provides some serious optimism, leaving the team hopeful he can return in Week 7.

Jackson's return to Philadelphia has not gone the way he had hoped, after watching from the sidelines the past month. Philadelphia has gone 2-3 with Jackson off the field, and his potential return should prove a big boost in Week 7, as the Eagles travel to Dallas for a divisional matchup with the Cowboys.

Considering the NFC East is still wide open, with both Philly and Dallas now sitting 3-3, next Sunday's result should have big implications come the end of the season.

Jackson's return to Philly started with a bang, showcasing his big-play ability and chemistry with quarterback Carson Wentz. He caught eight of his 10 targets in Week 1, going for 154 yards and two touchdowns. Jackson's two scores also came as pivotal moments in that game, sparking the Eagles' 17-point comeback win over the Washington Redskins.

Since Jackson's injury, Wentz has thrown for more than 300 yards just once. With Jackson's return looming positive, Philadelphia's receiving corps should finally be trending back toward full health, which will certainly come in handy in the upcoming tough stretch of games against the Cowboys, Buffalo Bills (4-1) and Chicago Bears (3-2).

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