According to the Philadelphia Daily News (click here for the article):
“Wideout DeSean Jackson missed a meeting yesterday and was told he would not be in uniform for today’s encounter with the Arizona Cardinals at Lincoln Financial Field, a source close to the situation told the Daily News. A team source confirmed the news. “
Jackson has struggled at times this season, managing just 29 receptions. While he’s had a few big games, they have been few and far between. He’s posted less than 50 yards in a game five times this season.
Jeremy Maclin, who has already emerged as the better fantasy option this season, will be the clear top receiver today against an Arizona Cardinals pass defense that is allowing the fourth most passing yards per game at 272.0. Consider him a WR1 in all formats.
Jason Avant should draw the start across from Maclin. In his last two starts he has 14 receptions for 213 yards and should immediately be considered an option as a WR3.
The person who may be the biggest benefactor is Steve Smith, who has struggled to even get looks this season as the team’s fourth receiver (5 receptions for 63 yards). He’s far from a must use option, though the desperate can consider taking a flier on him in three receiver formats. I wouldn’t expect much, as he will still be the fifth option behind Maclin, Avant, LeSean McCoy and Brent Celek, but there is potential. He’s an extremely high risk sleeper.
Make sure to check out all the rest of our Week 10 articles:
- Top 25 Quarterbacks
- Top 40 Running Backs
- Top 50 Wide Receivers
- Top 20 Tight Ends
- Top 15 Kickers
- Top 15 Defenses
- Waiver Worthy
- Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em
- Sunday Morning Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em
- By The Numbers
- Quick Hit: Deciphering The Raiders Receiving Corps
- Quick Hit: Has John Beck Destroyed The Redskins Passing Game?
- Quick Hit: Could Kevin Smith Emerge As A Fantasy Sleeper?
- Quick Hit: Will Jacob Tamme Emerge As A Tight End Sleeper?