Vincent Jackson WR TB 4 Days
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.
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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 18 Days
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.
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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.
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Jackson (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta.
Jackson logged a limited practice Thursday and a full practice Friday, so it generally appears as if he will play against the Falcons. His fantasy value is complicated somewhat by Josh McCown's return to the starting lineup -- previous starter Mike Glennon targeted Jackson very heavily, and it's not clear if McCown will match Glennon's tendency to target Jackson 10-plus times per game.
Vincent Jackson WR TB 21 Days
Jackson (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, the Buccaneers' official site reports.
For much of the season, Jackson has eased into the practice week with a variety of injuries, likely due to his veteran status. Even if the 31-year-old receiver doesn't practice in full Friday, it would be a shock of he doesn't suit up Sunday against the Falcons. An absence would also mark a missed opportunity for owners, as Atlanta's defense has yielded 14.2 YPC and 14 total touchdowns to wideouts this season.
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Jackson (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
After failing to take part in drills Wednesday, Jackson was back in action just one day later. While his activity level is unknown, he's provided a boost of confidence to his owners that he'll be able to take the field Sunday versus the Falcons, who have allowed eight touchdown receptions to wide receivers in as many games this season.
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Jackson (undisclosed) didn't partake in practice Wednesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Jackson's rib injury may still be a bother, but until Wednesday's official injury report emerges, the reason for his absence is unknown. During the three games in which the ailment has lingered, he's averaged 3.7 catches (on 10 targets) for 55 yards, but the end zone eluded him, despite two red-zone targets. In any case, his current concern will be confirmed in short order.
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Jackson (ribs) had six catches on a team-high 12 targets for 86 yards Sunday against the Browns.
A solid game for Jackson, though he was greatly overshadowed by rookie Mike Evans, who caught seven passes on 11 targets for 124 yards and two touchdowns. Jackson has now been targeted at least 10 times in four of his last five games, and there is no reason to think that's going to drop off when the Bucs host the Falcons in Week 10, a team that is allowing the third-most passing yards per game this season.
Vincent Jackson WR TB 26 Days
Jackson (ribs) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Browns.
Jackson figures to see a lot of Pro Bowler Joe Haden in the Sunday afternoon tilt, but this shouldn't scare away fantasy owners, as the veteran has a distinct size advantage, and should see an opportunity to build on his eight red zone targets this year. Although Jackson saw just five targets last week against Minnesota, he had been thrown to 35 times in the previous three weeks, which we'd expect to be more indicative of his usage Sunday. Even though the Bucs were unable to find him a new home prior to the trade deadline, this was likely good news for fantasy owners, as his value will be the highest in an offense where he is the top option in the passing game.