DeSean Jackson, Jordan Reed, Pierre Garcon's Post-Week 12 Fantasy Advice

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistNovember 29, 2015

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (11) carries the ball into the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in Landover, Md., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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For the first time since 2012, the Washington Redskins defeated the New York Giants as they move into first place in the NFC East. 

Playing against the league's worst pass defense was a welcome sight for fantasy football owners as Washington wide receivers DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and tight end Jordan Reed were plenty busy. 

Here are their numbers from Week 12 and what to do with them moving forward in your fantasy season.

DeSean Jackson

TargetsReceptionsYardsTD
42661

Having missed the first seven games of the season, Jackson appears to be coming into his own after his second straight big performance. 

Jackson followed up a 14-point Week 11 with 12 points against the Giants. Much of it came on this play, as the NFL shows:

With his speed (4.35 40-yard dash), Jackson is still one of the most dangerous deep threats in the league, which is enough to keep him in your lineup every week. All that's needed is one play to fill a week's quota of fantasy points for him. 

The more time he spends with quarterback Kirk Cousins, the better things might get too.

Jordan Reed

TargetsReceptionsYardsTD
98980

Reed has become one of the prime targets for the Redskins. There seems to be a certain comfort level with him and Cousins, as Reed hauled in a team-leading eight receptions on Sunday. 

While he is injury-prone, Reed is still one of the top fantasy options when it comes to tight ends. And as long as Cousins is under center, he is getting the ball, as the signal-caller told the Redskins:

That's all fantasy owners should need to hear from Cousins when it comes to starting Reed. He is going to get the ball, and he is going to see a lot of it. Play the man.

Pierre Garcon

TargetsReceptionsYardsTD
63350

It might be time to start looking for other options than Garcon. The receiver hasn't seen the end zone in five games and hasn't had more than five receptions in four games. 

Just once this season has Garcon gone over 10 fantasy points, and that was when Jackson was out. With Jackson in the lineup, Garcon has been seeing less of the ball. 

If Garcon is still on your team, start exploring other options, as there are more qualified receivers who could step in as a WR3 or a flex.     

Game and fantasy stats courtesy of ESPN.com.

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