- Height / Weight
- 5'10" / 175 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- December 1, 1986 (31)
- 11th Season
- 2008 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 49 (PHI)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson would support the decision to stick with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starter when Jameis Winston returns from his three-game suspension. "He's been on fire right now," Jackson told NFL Network's Scott Hanson and Willie McGinest on Monday. "With the way the team is rallying behind him and just playing lights-out football, you have to kind of honor it. You can't take the hot man out." Fitzpatrick has thrown for 400-plus yards in the first two games of the season and leads the NFL in passing yards (819) and passer rating among starting QBs (151.5). He's second in touchdown passes (eight) and third in completion percentage (78.7). D-Jax is benefitting as well, catching nine passes on nine targets for 275 yards and three touchdowns through two games. Fitz and the Bucs have another enticing matchup against the Steelers secondary in Week 3, so Fitzpatrick and Jackson could keep the magic going for another game before Winston returns. The Bucs are pumping the breaks on Winston returning as the starter as well, so they may ride the hot hand of Fitzpatrick a while longer. He'll be a popular waiver addition this week.
For the second week in a row, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson took a bomb from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to the house. In Week 1, it was a 58-yarder, in Week 2 it was 75. Jackson ended Sunday with four catches (on four targets) for 129 yards and a touchdown. There is a special chemistry between Jackson and Fitzpatrick that wasn't on display last year when Winston started or Fitzpatrick filled in. D-Jax is a notoriously streaky player and has been throughout his career. The numbers he is accumulating won't keep up but will pop up occasionally throughout the year. Take them with a grain of salt but know that he is absolutely worth ownership across all leagues. Boom-or-bust types like Jackson are valuable in tough head-to-head matchups that feel out of reach.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson (concussion, shoulder) passed his concussion tests and is active in Week 2 against his old team, the Eagles. Jackson went off for 146 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1, but he'll be facing a much tougher secondary this weekend, making him a boom-or-bust WR4/flex play for his owners. Chris Godwin's flex appeal also goes down with Jackson on the field.