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Rams sign DeSean Jackson: Fantasy football fallout for 2021

We take a look at the fantasy football impact as DeSean Jackson signs with the Rams ahead of the 2021 NFL Season.

 DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs after a catch for a touchdown in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on December 27, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

DeSean Jackson recently signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams and reunited with his former offensive coordinator in Washington, Sean McVay.

Jackson has played the majority of his career, including the last two seasons, for the Philadelphia Eagles. Though over those two years he’s missed a significant amount of time due to injury.

Details of the contract weren’t immediately known, but the move out west does provide a homecoming for the LA native.

DeSean Jackson signing: Fantasy football impact

Reuniting with McVay had to have been a big selling point for Jackson. When they were together in the nation’s capital, Jackson had two of his best seasons in the league, totaling his second and fifth-best yardage seasons over his 13-year career. He totaled over 1,000 yards receiving in two of the three years they were together.

Though he’s aging, heading into this season as a 34-year-old, he’s still expected to contribute as one of the Rams’ top three receivers. Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp are the clear one and two options at the wide receiver position. Though a new quarterback in Matthew Stafford might have new favorite options in McVay’s offense.

The biggest thing Jackson will need to prove is that he can physically play. When he’s on the field, he’s still a threat. But since 2015 he’s played in an average of just nine games a season and has only completed a full campaign twice in his career.