NFL fantasy football: DeSean Jackson’s season over

It’s gone from bad to worse in Philadelphia. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson is done for the year after suffering multiple rib fractures in Monday night’s loss to the Carolina Panthers. The injury leaves Jeremy Maclin as the Eagles’ primary receiver, but should open up opportunities for Damaris Johnson to make some plays — especially if Jason Avant remains on the shelf with his hamstring injuries.

The problem is, well … everything. Philly’s offense has been hampered with injuries to LeSean McCoy and Michael Vick as well as generally poor play from the offensive line. None of that is changing with Nick Foles under center and Bryce Brown in the backfield (at least temporarily).

Philadelphia has been such a fantasy riddle that it’s hard to consider Johnson as a serious option moving forward. Considering how inconsistent Foles has been in his first couple of starts, that uncertainty shifts to Maclin as well. Now that the bye weeks are behind us, there are better choices available for fantasy football owners.

— Marcas Grant
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