Looking ahead at some WR contracts in 2014

Let’s talk: DeSean Jackson had a career-year in Chip Kelly’s offense, reversing a four-season decline by setting career highs in catches (82) and yards (1,332) to go along with nine touchdown catches. Now, he’d like to improve his compensation for doing so. Despite having two years left on his current deal with the Eagles, Jackson is seeking to negotiate something more lucrative. Will the Eagles consider it?

Tip your cap: Speaking of wide receivers and contracts, there are some rumblings that Bills wideout Stevie Johnson could become a cap casualty and hit the free agent market himself. The Bills are less than enthusiastic about swallowing an $8.5 million cap hit for a player who seems to just flat out disappear more often than not. A great deal of his fantasy value in 2014 will be determined by where he ends up, but I just can’t envision him ever becoming a consistent receiving option each week.

Too cool for Brees? The Saints may have won their Wild Card game in Philly this past weekend, but Drew Brees was hardly his usual self, going 20 for 30 for 250 yards, one score and two picks. Mark Ingram took over for the injured Pierre Thomas and contributed in a big way, logging 18 carries for 97 yards and a touchdown. New Orleans may face similarly chilly weather in Seattle this wee, and it wasn’t too long ago when the Seahawks curb stomped the Saints at home on a Monday night, completely shutting down Brees in the process. Ingram is a solid playoff challenge roster candidate, so if you start him this weekend, you can probably expect him to at least get a similar number of carries.

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