The Eagles will be without their star wide receiver today
DeSean Jackson will reportedly be inactive today after showing up late for a team meeting on Saturday, multiple sources are reporting.
This will be a huge, unexpected blow for fantasy teams, as well as the Eagles passing game looking to get back on track after losing a very important game to the Bears last week.
This was exepcted to be a big bounceback week for Jackson as well, who only tallied two catches for 16 yards last week against the Bears.
This week was expected to be much different, with a game at home against the Cardinals who have the 27th ranked passing defense in the league. Most fantasy experts had moved DeSean Jackson up and were expecting the entire Eagles offense to put up the points that most had been expecting them to put up all season.
Exactly what team meeting he missed or why he missed it is still unknown. We'll update this story as we learn more about the situation. It must have been an egregious error on DeSean's part for him to be inactive for the whole game, and not just a quarter or half.
In the meantime, expect more out of Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant to fill the hole left by Jackson's absence. With 3rd string wide receiver Riley Cooper seeing a few more balls thrown his way. The Eagles desperately need to win every game remaining in their season if they are to continue to have any chance at a playoff berth, so Maclin and Avant just went from being #2 and #3 WR's to being #1 and #2 wide receivers on one of the most explosive passing offenses in football.
Start both Avant and Maclin with lots of confidence.