Fantasy Football: 5 Reasons WR DeSean Jackson Would Struggle Without Philadelphia Eagles

DeSean Jackson: WR's Fantasy Success Depends On Philadelphia Eagles

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Even though the Philadelphia Eagles denied wanting to trade DeSean Jackson several weeks ago, the wide receiver could still find himself on a new team for the 2014 NFL season. Jackson had a career year in 2013 with 1,332 receiving yards and nine touchdowns, and he is an important target for Nick Foles. If Jackson was traded, he would have a rough season on your fantasy football team.

Here are five reasons DeSean Jackson would struggle.

5. Chip Kelly's Playbook

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5. Chip Kelly's Playbook

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In 2013, the Eagles were ranked ninth in passing yards. Jackson would have a hard time finding an offense that was as explosive.

4. Contract Could Hold Him Back

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4. Contract Could Hold Him Back

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Jackson has struggled with injuries throughout his career. Depending on the type of contract he would receive, Jackson may not play as physical for another team in fear of injuring himself. He may hold himself back so that he can try and stay out on the field.

3. May Not Be Premiere Receiver

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3. May Not Be Premiere Receiver

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If Jackson found himself on a team like the San Francisco 49ers, he would have to compete with Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis and Anquan Boldin. He would be stuck in the middle of all that talent.

2. He Will Be Unhappy

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2. He Will Be Unhappy

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Just like anyone else with a job, it is hard for an NFL player to do his best when he is unhappy. If he is forced to leave Philadelphia, that may take a tole on Jackson's productivity.

1. He Would Miss Nick Foles

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1. He Would Miss Nick Foles

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Jackson is very lucky right now to have a quarterback who is young and talented. Foles will continue to grow and improve, and Jackson would miss out on catching passes from one of the brightest stars in the NFL.


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