Vincent Jackson WR TB 2 months ago2 Comments

Jackson could see more time as a slot receiver this season, The Tampa Times reports.

Jackson and fellow 6-5 wideout Mike Evans will provide rookie quarterback Jameis Winston with a towering pair of targets, but new offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter could experiment with Jackson as a slot receiver as well this season. In that scenario, Jackson's blend of size and speed would figure to overwhelm most nickel cornerbacks, creating a unique mismatch for Winston to capitalize on.

Vincent Jackson WR TB 8 months ago

Jackson finished 2014 with 70 receptions, 1,002 yards and two touchdowns.

The emergence of rookie wideout Mike Evans and natural regression considerably diminished the veteran wideout's season. Jackson reached the 1,000-yard mark and played in all 16 games for a fourth straight season, but posted his worst numbers since arriving in Tampa. Despite his durability (he has played in at least 15 games in seven of the last eight seasons), the 31-year-old receiver has dealt with minor injuries including a hamstring issue in Week 17 and continues to show signs of aging. A significant dropoff could reasonably be expected next season, and he is clearly the Bucs' No. 2 wideout entering 2015.

Vincent Jackson WR TB 8 months ago

Jackson suffered a groin injury in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Saints and is doubtful to return.

Jackson had one catch for 11 yards, putting him over 1,000 yards for the season, before departing with the injury. Considering what's at stake for the Buccaneers (nothing), and the fact that it would be more advantageous for them to lose and claim the first overall pick in the 2015 draft, it would not be surprising if Jackson is done for the day.

Vincent Jackson WR TB 8 months ago

Jackson had three catches on six targets for a team-high 60 yards Sunday against the Packers.

The Bucs' offense struggled in its entirety Sunday, as evidenced by Jackson leading the team with only 60 yards, and they failed to score a touchdown. Jackson is a very boom-or-bust type player, though it's mostly just for yardage, as he has only two touchdowns this season, with the last one coming all the way back in Week 4. He'll look to break through one final time in Week 17 against the Saints, who are allowing the fifth-most passing yards per game this season.

Vincent Jackson WR TB 9 months ago

Jackson had six catches on 10 targets for 70 yards Sunday against the Panthers.

Jackson led the Buccaneers in targets, receptions and receiving yards, but rookie Mike Evans once again scored a touchdown while Jackson was left without one. Jackson has now been targeted 27 times in the last two games, and he figures to be used heavily again in Week 16 against the Packers, who he will try to end his 10-game scoreless streak against.

Vincent Jackson WR TB 9 months ago

Jackson had 10 catches on 17 targets for 159 yards during Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Lions.

With the Detroit defense focusing on stopping wideout Mike Evans, Jackson posted season-highs in targets, receptions and receiving yards. However, Evans still managed to catch both of quarterback Josh McCown's touchdown passes, capping Jackson's fantasy production to the yardage numbers. Jackson has now reached at least 115 yards in two of the last three games, though it may be tough to extend the streak in Week 15 against the Panthers, who limited the Saints to just 235 receiving yards and one touchdown in Week 14.

Vincent Jackson WR TB 9 months ago

Jackson had five catches on nine targets for a team-high 117 yards Sunday against the Bears.

Jackson broke the 100-yard mark for the first time since Week 5, and while it was a solid performance, rookie wideout Mike Evans extended his touchdown streak to four games (he has six TDs in that span). Jackson continues to get a high number of targets, but he just doesn't score enough touchdowns (two on the season) to be considered in the upper-tier of fantasy wideouts, where Evans is making a legitimate case for inclusion.

Vincent Jackson WR TB 10 months ago

Jackson had three catches on a season-low four targets for 43 yards Sunday against the Redskins.

After being targeted 25 times in the last two games, Jackson saw a considerable decline in passes at the same time that rookie wideout Mike Evans had the best game of his career, catching seven passes on nine targets for 209 yards and two touchdowns. Evans has been dominant of late, catching 21 passes on 29 targets for 458 yards and five touchdowns in the last three games, leaving Jackson as an afterthought in the offense. Jackson will look to score his first touchdown since Week 4 next Sunday against the Bears, who have allowed 23 passing touchdowns this season, the second-most in the NFL.

Vincent Jackson WR TB 10 months ago

Jackson (knee) had eight catches on 13 targets for 75 yards Sunday against the Falcons.

Jackson continues to be heavily targeted, but he hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 4. Since then, Jackson is averaging 11 targets per game, but his looks aren't getting him into the end zone, unlike rookie wideout Mike Evans, who has five touchdowns in his last five games. Jackson's targets and catches make him a decent play in most PPR leagues, but he's going to have to end the touchdown drought to make an impact in most standard formats.

Vincent Jackson WR TB 10 months ago1 Comment

Jackson (shoulder) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons.

Jackson was able to play through the injury and gain 86 yards on 12 targets in Week 9's loss to the Browns, so it's not overly surprising to see the 6-foot-4 veteran suit up once again. He consistently saw double-digits targets when Mike Glennon was the Buccaneers' starting quarterback, but it's unclear whether or not this pattern will continue with Josh McCown at the helm. The matchup is strong, however, as Atlanta has allowed 280.8 passing yards per game through eight contests, which is the third worst total in the league. Jackson found the end zone in Week 3's matchup with the Falcons, but never logged more than 51 receiving yards in any contest started by McCown.