Pierre Garcon's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 9

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IINovember 7, 2013

Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) celebrates his touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins had a big day offensively against the Minnesota Vikings, and Pierre Garcon contributed with an outing that made fantasy owners very happy.

After a field goal by Kai Forbath put the Redskins up 27-14 in the third quarter, Garcon had already had a huge day. At that point, he'd caught five passes for 99 yards and a touchdown.  He finished the game with seven receptions and 119 yards along with that score, giving him 17 fantasy points in ESPN's standard scoring leagues.

Oct 27, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Washington Redskins  wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) makes a catch during the first half against the  Denver Broncos  at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

This was the second straight big game for him, after he caught seven passes for 172 yards against the San Diego Chargers. Before that, he had a bit of a dry spell, grabbing just 15 total fantasy points in the previous three games.

Heading into Sunday, he had 54 receptions for 684 yards and two touchdowns. As Robert Griffin III continues to get more comfortable on his knee, he keeps making more plays in the passing game. This means that games like Garcon had against the Vikings could start being more of the norm as the season moves on.

If he can keep up the intensity for the rest of the season, RGIII will find him often, making Garcon a major asset to any fantasy owner who has him on the roster.