Pierre Garcon, WR, Redskins
|WR - #20||WAS||Active||7 years||27||6'0||212||@PierreGarcon|
2013 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jul-09-2013 by Ben Standig
Only a fool would argue against Robert Griffin III being the primary factor in the Redskins' turnaround last season, but a credible case can be made for the former Colt. Just look at the record with (9-1) and without Garcon (1-5) on the field. While an injured toe slowed him up a little, the physical target finished with 44 receptions for 633 yards and four touchdowns. If Garcon can stay active 15-15 games, projecting him to (nearly) double those stats isn't unreasonable, especially if RGIII's recovery remains positive. Quibble at the injury risk, his and his quarterbacks, but Garcon is clearly the Redskins top receiver - and clearly a WR2 in every format.
This will be confirmed at or just after 4 p.m. Eastern today once players are allowed to sign deals with new teams, but it's pretty much a lock this morning. The Redskins have signed former Cardinals wideout Andre Roberts. The news was first broken by the Washington Post's Mike Jones. According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, the pact is four years long and half of its $16 million is guaranteed.
Roberts, 26, caught 43 passes for 471 yards and two touchdowns last year.
Those numbers don't sound like much -- and they really aren't -- but they would have been good enough to make Roberts the Redskins' most productive wideout not named Pierre Garcon last season. He works well out of the slot and gives Robert Griffin III another young weapon, one who is more dependable than Aldrick Robinson or Leonard Hankerson. Roberts, however, is probably going to be RG3's third look on most plays, behind Garcon and tight end Jordan Reed. He is a WR4 in fantasy but does have some PPR upside.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors3/11 - Report: Redskins sign WR Andre Roberts to 4-year, $16 million deal
3/10 - Redskins seeking pass catcher; Britt, Sproles, Hawkins possibilities?
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|5.08||FFToolbox - Brian Murphy - I was a little bummed that Dwayne Bowe didn't fall one more pick. Garcon's right foot is still a problem for him, and that's more risk than I like to take on this early in a draft. But if he can deal with the pain -- and he has said he will -- I think Garcon will post WR2 numbers this season. Yes, that hinges on the health of Robert Griffin III, but all reports out of that corner sound pretty rosy.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|5.12||Bruno Boys - Again the value at the turn was at WR. The problem was that I didn't really like any of the options on the board. I ended up taking an early upside pick. Garcon battled injury literally all of last season and it looks as if he?s unlikely to ever fully heal which makes him a risk. His upside, however, is immense. Garcon managed to put up near WR2 PPG numbers despite playing through injury. His chemistry with Robert Griffin is unparalleled and no other receiver on the team has really stepped up. Garcon will lead the Redskins? receiving corps yet again and 75+ receptions is a very achievable number. Relying on him as a WR2 shouldn't be too much of a stretch.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
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