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Expect ‘Eye-Popping’ FF Stats For No. 88

Posted by Stephen Czarda on June 19, 2013 – 1:26 pm

(AP photo)

(AP photo)

Last season the Washington Redskins were one of the most creative offenses in the league thanks to a repacked offense that rolled out the read-option attack.

With new plays in offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s playbook and fresh weapons in the backfield and on the flanks, the possibilities seemed endless of what magic was going to transpire.

On only the second drive of the new season, rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III connected with Pierre Garcon for an 88-yard touchdown.

No. 88’s catch was his fourth on the day and instantly put him over the century mark with well over three quarters of the game remaining.

Garcon’s touchdown did more than just put the burgundy and gold up on the New Orleans Saints; it gave the fantasy owners who drafted/traded for him a reason to smile.

While the Mount Union product struggled to remain fully health for the duration of the season, he still was one of the top-50 fantasy receivers.

Don’t expect that to last though.

As you sit by your computer ticking off the days until your beach vacation or more importantly your impending fantasy draft, six NFL.com writers shared their five biggest fantasy predictions for the 2013.

While the first five writers failed to mention any of the Washington Redskins, Jason Smith’s fantasy forecast includes a big season from Garcon—and I mean big.

“Raise your hand if you drafted Garcon last year, saw his Week 1 production and then held onto him for the next 10 weeks hoping he’d come back from injury and do it all again. Okay, maybe it’s just me raising my hand, but I did that. Garcon showed great chemistry both early on with RG3 and after he got his legs back under him starting in Week 12. As long as both players are healthy for Week 1, you can expect Garcon to put up eye-popping numbers in 2013.”

Garcon managed to secure just under 95 fantasy points last season in only ten games. If computing simple math through a full 16 game season, though, No. 88 would have been a top-20 receiver and that was with a new offense and a quarterback adjusting to NFL.

Good luck in your fantasy drafts ladies and gentleman, and remember to pick Garcon—you’ll regret it if you don’t.

Hail to the Redskins!

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