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DeSean Jackson to miss two weeks with abdominal injury

The Eagles will be without one of their playmakers for Week 3 and Week 4. We break down the fantasy and betting implications of DeSean Jackson’s abdominal injury.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson runs off the field after win against Washington at Lincoln Financial Field. Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles host the Detroit Lions in Week 3, and they might be without wide receiver DeSean Jackson due to an abdominal injury, per ESPN’s Tim McManus. Jackson suffered the injury on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, and McManus is reporting the Eagles are expecting Jackson to miss two weeks. They face the Green Bay Packers on Thursday in Week 4, which would make for a tough turnaround.

Fantasy implications: McManus reported that one doctor recommended surgery for Jackson, which would have sidelined him six weeks. Jackson wanted to get back on the field quickly, but the potential need for surgery should remain on your radar if you own Jackson in any fantasy leagues. Nelson Agholor is likely the biggest beneficiary of a Jackson absence, with Alshon Jeffery getting more looks as well.

Betting implications: The injury was on people’s radar, so it has been baked into the number. The DraftKings Sportsbook has the Eagles listed as a seven-point home favorite against the Lions. I would not be surprised to see the public side with the Lions to bring that line down below a touchdown before too long.

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