After being listed as doubtful on the Friday injury report, Washington Football Team's Kendall Fuller has been declared out for Week 1 with a knee injury he suffered early in training camp. This injury update improves the fantasy outlooks of two Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers in DeSean Jackson and rookie Jalen Reagor.
As the marquee free agent signing for Washington this offseason, Fuller was slated to play a major role as a starting corner. Without him, the team starts Ronald Darby and Fabian Moreau, who will have the hands full with a duo of speedy Philadelphia wide receivers that will look to make substantial plays down the field.
DeSean Jackson torched Washington last season in Week 1 to the tune of 8 receptions, 154 yards, and 2 touchdowns in a come from behind victory for the Eagles. Jackson missed almost the rest of the season battling an abdomen injury, but his performance showed his big play speed isn't just a thing of the past.
Rookie Jalen Reagor was selected No. 21 overall by the Eagles in the 2020 NFL draft and should have an immediate role in the passing game. Reagor is touted for his game speed and has many of the same tendencies as Jackson does out on the field. In a matchup against a Washington defense that tied for the third-most touchdowns given up to wide receivers (21) last year, look for Jackson and Reagor to have big days.
While Jackson checks in as the No. 35 wide receiver in our Week 1 fantasy football rankings, Reagor offers intriguing flex appeal on his own. The Eagles will look to pass the ball a lot without starting running back Miles Sanders and it will be to the benefit of these two receivers.
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