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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.

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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.

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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.

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Jackson (ribs) is probable for Sunday's game against Cleveland.

Jackson's rib issue appears to nearly be past him, so hopefully he can start capitalizing on his high target count this week. Prior to a five-target aberration against the Vikings last week, Jackson totaled 60 targets in six games.

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Jackson (ribs) had one catch on five targets for 13 yards Sunday against the Vikings.

Jackson has reportedly gotten plenty of trade interest in recent days, with the Seahawks, Patriots, Eagles and Chiefs all potential landing spots. The Bucs are also shopping running back Doug Martin, as they look to clear a few big contracts off the books in order to begin a full rebuild. Jackson's down game after a bye certainly didn't come at a great time for his trade value, though there is no indication that the rib injury he's been playing with affected him. His five targets were a season-low and likely more of an anomaly than what should be expected here on out. His got decent fantasy value for the rest of the season in Tampa, but everything could change if he's wearing a new uniform next week.