Derrick Ward | RB
2011 Fantasy Football Outlook: Until Ben Tate displays the ability that made him a second round selection by the Texans it will be Derrek Ward that is the primary backup for Arian Foster. Ward was a cast off by the Buccaneers last summer but filled in well when called upon to help the Texans last season with a 6.3 yard per carry average in his 50 carries on the season.
The veteran will probably fall to Tate if the youngster starts to figure things out but if something should happen to Foster and Tate isn’t ready, Ward would make for a solid waiver wire pickup.
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More Fantasy Football Player Profiles
To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for DeSean Jackson here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.
Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
While I didn’t have DeSean Jackson on any of my teams last year, I can’t blame you if DeSean Jackson is crossed of your list for life. Jackson is a whiny brat that gave up on his team (my opinion) because he didn’t get the contract offer he thought he deserved.
Well he got his new contract this offseason, and the bottom line is this is one of the better big-play receivers in the game. Furthermore, because he had a bad year his stock is a little lower than it was before, as he’s sliding down to the 23rd receiver off the board in recent ADP rankings.
Jackson can take the top off a defense, and with Michael Vick’s strong arm, he should be ready to perform as a WR2 this year.
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Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
DeSean Jackson has been a spark plug for the Eagles’ offense since his rookie year in 2008 when he almost total 1,000 yards on the season. While Jackson will remain one of the better deep threats in the game, I’m not convinced that he’s the best receiver to take for fantasy football on his team as Jeremy Maclinproved to be a better touchdown maker last season.My biggest problem for Jackson is that he relies on the big play to perform as a worthy top twenty receiver, and his smaller frame suggests he’s going to continue to be injury prone, throughout a season. This makes me believe Jackson will be prone to boom and bust stretches throughout a season so it’s no surprise to see fantasy owners selecting Maclin on Mock Draft Central earlier in mock drafts.
Heading into the summer, Jackson’s ADP in standard leagues is the 16th receiver taken while Maclin is going as the 13th receiver. Those rankings are about right for both receivers, as having both on the field is great for Micheal Vick but probably hurts both receivers from being viable No.1 type pass catchers for fantasy football leagues.
Jackson is also looking for a new contract, but it looks like he’s not likely to holdout when the lockout ends as his agent Drew Rosenhaus has recently admitted they won’t try to “strong arm” the Eagles doesn’t work as he tried it with Terrell Owens and we all know how that went.
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DeSean Jackson broke out big time in his second season. With Donovan McNabb gone to the Redskins Jackson will have to perform with a lesser quarterback. At least we know that Kevin Kolb hasn’t had a problem hooking up with Jackson when he received an opportunity to play last season.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: DeSean Jackson broke-out in a big way during his second season as a pro with over 1,000 yards receiving and ten (not including special teams) total touchdowns. Only Randy Moss comes to mind as a receiver that has the kind of game breaking ability as Jackson and Moss is getting older.
With the ability to score from anywhere on a football field, fantasy owners came to believe he could post a huge game at any time. This kind of play, makes Jackson one of those players you dread facing when your matchup against him in head to head leagues.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: If Donovan McNabb was with the Eagles, I would like Jackson’s odds of posting another big season much better. Still, Kevin Kolb did show he could make Jackson a very productive fantasy receiver in the two games he started last year.
Both games Jackson broke down the defense for big play touchdowns and that has to make fantasy owners feel good about this connection for the 2010 season. While there is some doubt about Jackson repeating, I’m willing to bet he’s going to be just fine in the Eagles pass heavy offense.
Obviously, if you’re in a fantasy league that gives points for yardage or touchdowns scores for special teams play, Jackson is even more valuable.
- No.1 Receiver
- Good Offense
- Dynamic Return Man (If That Matters In Your League)
- Can Kevin Kolb Consistently Find Jackson?