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What to do with Jalen Reagor, DeSean Jackson in Week 1 fantasy football

No Alshon means good things for the rest of the Eagles wide receivers.

Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson hauls in a touchdown reception in the second half during the game between the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles on September 08, 2019 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

There are high hopes in the Philadelphia Eagles’ fanbase for DeSean Jackson and Jalen Reagor this season, but it’s still unclear if either - or both - can live up to expectations. Jackson, a 12-year NFL veteran, re-joined the Eagles last season after stints with Washington and Tampa Bay. Reagor, a 2020 1st round pick out of TCU, isn’t quite the burner that DeSean Jackson still is at this point in Jackson’s career, but the Eagles still think Reagor’s game speed will play faster this his 4.47 40-yard-dash at the combine.

Fantasy Football analysis: Eagles WR Jalen Reagor, DeSean Jackson

The Eagles are likely to be without Alshon Jeffery in their Week 1 matchup against the Washington Football Team, meaning DeSean Jackson becomes the de facto number one option for quarterback Carson Wentz.

After dealing with a shoulder injury, Reagor enters Week 1 without an injury designation, but the team could still opt to play it slow with Reagor considering his previous injury and lack of NFL experience. Washington could get blown out this week, and there would be no need to risk Reagor to additional injury late in a game that’s already decided.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Jackson as a low-end #2 WR or mid-tier flex. Sit Reagor.