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Fantasy value outlook for DeShean Jackson, Chris Johnson?

Postby electramax » Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:56 pm

Anyone have any feedback on how these guys might do in their respective rookie seasons?

DeShean Jackson (WR, Eagles) looks like a weapon already.

Chris Johnson (RB, Titans) looks like he has a lot of pop and could take a lot of carries away from Lendale White. He's leaner, faster and already shows good vision.

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Re: Fantasy value outlook for DeShean Jackson, Chris Johnson?

Postby DemonDeacon » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:21 pm

I havent seen a lot of Chris Johnson this year so it would be unfair for me to comment on him. However ive been REALLY high on DeSean since being drafted by the Eagles. I think of him as a very Donte Stallworth like receiver and i think he'll be awesome fit with McNabb. On top of that DeSean has had a simply awesome preseason and i definantly look on taking a late RD flier on him with Curtis out i might even have to take him sooner than expected (and will do so happily) i havent been this high on a rookie receiver since... ever ;-D
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Re: Fantasy value outlook for DeShean Jackson, Chris Johnson?

Postby eaglesrule » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:28 pm

I'm not HIGH on Jackson just because of the Reid curse with drafted receivers. That being said, it could be bomb city with mcnabb's arm and ability to buy time with jackson's speed. Looking forward to it. The guy may just have to step up, and could see the shift from curtis/brown to LJ and Jackson, because how much more can westbrook do?
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Re: Fantasy value outlook for DeShean Jackson, Chris Johnson?

Postby gtabaplayr » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:52 pm

How much is Chris Johnson going to be used in the return game? My league rewards for ret. yds @ 20 yds/pt so if he is going to be the primary return man and get 8-12 touches out of the offense per game, he could be quite valuable. MJD part deux?
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Re: Fantasy value outlook for DeShean Jackson, Chris Johnson?

Postby deerayfan072 » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:53 pm

In a PPR league I expect big things from Chris Johnson. He will get a lot passes and has the ability to break anything open. Think Reggie Bush, but faster.
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Re: Fantasy value outlook for DeShean Jackson, Chris Johnson?

Postby Azrael » Sat Aug 23, 2008 8:27 pm

I will be picking up Jackson as a late round 4th or 5th receiver but Johnson I probably won't draft unless I own White.
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Re: Fantasy value outlook for DeShean Jackson, Chris Johnson?

Postby LS2throwed » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:03 pm

Desean Jackson is still a rookie WR, so in redrafts I have my expectations tempered, I just traded him and Rivers for Cutler in one league yesterday, while I think he is going to be worth starting some weeks I expect him to hit a rookie wall and go through a dry spell...Nevermind the fact that he still looks small out there, and one big hit could have him standing on the sidelines for a few weeks...If I did keep him during the season, I would trade him after he had a huge week, I just don't usually trust rookie WR's week to week in redrafts.


Chris Johnson is going to get a nice workload, and with the way VY has been struggling, I expect plenty of dumpoff passes, with some huge gains, I have him in a PPR league and I will be starting him quite a few times this year...I would bench him to see how he's used for awhile, but if he can consistently get 13 carries, a handful of passes, I think he will turn that into a few big plays and I don't want to miss out with him sitting on my bench.
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Re: Fantasy value outlook for DeShean Jackson, Chris Johnson?

Postby electramax » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:31 pm

Azrael wrote:I will be picking up Jackson as a late round 4th or 5th receiver but Johnson I probably won't draft unless I own White.


I have a feeling Johnson (assuming healthy) will take over as Ten's #1 back before the season is out.
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Re: Fantasy value outlook for DeShean Jackson, Chris Johnson?

Postby Azrael » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:17 pm

electramax wrote:
Azrael wrote:I will be picking up Jackson as a late round 4th or 5th receiver but Johnson I probably won't draft unless I own White.


I have a feeling Johnson (assuming healthy) will take over as Ten's #1 back before the season is out.


There's no way this happens. They would be fools. Johnson is 200lbs soaking wet and will not stand up to the pounding of an NFL schedule. Tennessee will use him like an MJD/Bush type player. Nominal rushing touches for change of pace with alot of dump passes/gadgetry to utilize him in a mismatch.
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Re: Fantasy value outlook for DeShean Jackson, Chris Johnson?

Postby beadybea » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:38 pm

I drafted both of these guys in my dynasty league. I would say that I'm far more excited about Chris Johnson than I am about Matt Forte, who I took 5th overall.
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