Week Two X-Factor - WR DeSean Jackson
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By James Yarcho

So, usually my X Factor will come out on Tuesdays. This week, however, there were extenuating circumstances. See, there was only one man that could be the X Factor and that man was DeSean Jackson. However, since he was in concussion protocol and it was unclear whether or not he would play, I wanted to wait until we had a definitive decision either way.

That time has come and DJax will play.

When facing his former team, Jackson’s teams are 4-1 when DJax plays. He has 20 receptions for 440 yards and two touchdowns in those five games. Greg Auman of The Athletic dropped an interesting tidbit on Twitter about DeSean Jackson; No player in NFL history has more 50+ yards receptions for the Eagles and no player in NFL history has more 50+ yard receptions against the Eagles than DeSean Jackson.

Given the usage he saw against the Saints, he propensity to want to wreck his former team, and the connection with Ryan Fitzpatrick, there is no doubt that DeSean is the ultimate X Factor for this game.

DeSean finished week one with 146 yards receiving and two touchdowns on five receptions, which accounted for all five of his...



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