What DeSean Jackson's Injury Means for Philadelphia Eagles, Fantasy Owners

Lou Rom@louromliveContributor INovember 26, 2012

Nov 18, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) is breaks the tackle of Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) during the first half at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

DeSean Jackson's departure could leave the Philadelphia Eagles without their biggest offensive playmaker. It would be a big blow to the Eagles and fantasy owners who have Jackson on their roster.

Jackson, according to Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer, underwent chest and collarbone X-rays for an injury suffered on Monday Night Football game against the Carolina Panthers.

Jackson was one of Philly's lone bright spots on offense coming into the game with 700 yards receiving on 44 catches and two touchdowns. His absence could turn the Eagles' already anemic offense into, well, a really, really bad offense.

Looking at the Eagles offense, it's easy to ask, "Does it really matter?" This team's not going anywhere anyway. The offensive line is a mess and neither Nick Foles or Michael Vick is performing well.

Jackson's injury—which remains in question at press time—could spell disaster for his fantasy owners.

If Jackson can't start next week against the Dallas Cowboys, Philly can turn to Jason Avant, Damaris Johnson and Riley Cooper, all of who have the collective star power of Jackson's left pinky finger.

Avant would likely be the go-to guy in Jackson's absence as he has the size the Eagles lack over the middle and has good hands. He's as good a complement to Jeremy Maclin as Philly will find if Jackson misses time.