Originally written on The Fake Football  |  Last updated 3/5/13
The best kind of DeSean Jackson is one that’s engaged, involved, active, blazing around the corners of defenses, juking and hopping before weak-kneed defenders, taunting opponents and fans with equal fervor and, yes, a nuclear level of douchiness. That was not 2012 Jackson. The guy you snatched in the late fifth or early sixth round of last year’s fantasy drafts posted abysmal numbers that made the explosive receiver only occasionally useful fantasy bench fodder. He caught 45 balls for 700 yards, proving to be the quintessential deep threat: A fake football weapon when the deep ball connects, and a fantasy squad killer when it doesn’t. In re-draft leagues, Jackson won’t remain as dirt filthy cheap as he is today, as he’s going in the late seventh round of mock drafts, eight picks behind teammate Jeremy Maclin. His stock is going to rise, I think, as his role in head coach Chip Kelly’s offense comes into focus over the next few months. I don’t, however think the perception of Jackson...
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