Found June 20, 2012 on Razzball Football:
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Perhaps the most exciting play in all of sports is the long touchdown in the NFL.  Whether it is a kick return, a run, or a pass and catch, fans love a player that can make this excitement happen on a regular basis.  DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles is a guy that can be counted on all season to make a huge play.  His explosiveness and big play ability has also made him a popular selection in fantasy football drafts as well.  Over the last three seasons, Jackson has averaged 1061 receiving yards, but he has only averaged 6 touchdowns per season in that time.  Jackson, like most big play receivers, will have enormous fantasy scoring games, followed by a couple of weeks of nothing.  In this face/off I will argue that drafting the more consistent receiving option will pay off for your team over the course of the season.  In this case, the more consistent option is the other Eagles’ wide receiver, Jeremy Maclin. In the last three seasons, Jeremy Maclin has averaged 59 receiving ...
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