DeSean Jackson recently said no corner in the NFL could stop him. Karma just may have. Per reports, the Washington Redskins star wide receiver went down with a separated shoulder after running into a blocking sled. The injury isn’t regarded as overly serious, but D-Jax will surely miss a few weeks and a good chunk of practice and preseason time.
DeSean Jackson has a separated shoulder (Grade 2) expected to miss a few weeks per sources #Redskins
— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN) August 6, 2015
Although Jackson will miss two or more weeks, he’s still fully expected to be ready for the start of the season. Of course, this injury does open up discussion as to whether or not he’s a minor risk when it comes to fantasy football drafts. After all, Jackson is a smaller receiver, will miss valuable practice time and could be going into the season with an injury that could be re-injured fairly easily.
Fantasy owners probably have nothing to worry about, though. Jackson finished as fantasy football’s 17th best receiver a year ago and projects as a strong WR2 again in 2015. It’s worth noting that D-Jax found most of his success with quarterbacks not named Robert Griffin III in his first season with the Redskins, but there is still plenty of potential for him to have an even better year in his second season with the team. Just don’t be shocked if he’s a little rusty come week one.