DeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
2 days ago

Jackson caught five of eight targets for 67 yards during Sunday's 16-3 loss to Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson's biggest contribution of the day came on third and short midway through the first quarter as Jackson caught a quick hitch and cut up field for a 24-yard gain. He was relatively quiet for the rest of the game as he was held under 70 receiving yards for the fifth straight outing. Like many of Tampa Bay's targets, Jackson has also struggled to find the end zone after starting the season off hot. Next week brings a so-so matchup for the big-play threat against a Giants defense giving up 11.5 yards per reception, good for 18th in the league.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
1 week ago

Jackson brought in two of four targets for 32 yards in the Buccaneers' 42-28 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

It was another underwhelming performance for Jackson, who was also the intended receiver on Ryan Fitzpatrick's second interception of the day with 3:45 remaining, a turnover that essentially sealed the win for the Panthers. Jackson's target share has been particularly inconsistent lately, as he's received just four looks in two of his last three games but has seen either eight or nine in three other games dating back to Week 4. While he's experiencing an uptick in overall success thus far this season as compared to 2017, Jackson continues to be a somewhat risky week-to-week fantasy play. He'll look to put together a stronger outing against one of his former squads, the Washington Redskins, in Week 10.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
2 weeks ago

Jackson brought in three of eight targets for 68 yards and a touchdown and also rushed once for four yards in the Buccaneers' 37-34 loss to the Bengals on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Amid reports an early-week trade request was shot down by the team, Jackson took the field Sunday and brightened his prospects somewhat with a 60-yard scoring connection with Jameis Winston in the second quarter that put the Buccaneers on the board for the first time. The speedster wasn't able to contribute much else, although he did notch a seven-yard reception on the game-tying drive to move the ball to the Bengals' 18-yard line. Jackson is enjoying an uptick in downfield usage this season as had been expected, and factoring in Sunday's production, he's now just 74 yards shy of matching the 668 he accumulated over 14 games in his Bucs debut 2017 campaign. He'll look to up his catch rate with whichever quarterback is under center during a Week 9 divisional battle against the Panthers.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
2 weeks ago

Jackson recently requested to be traded from the Buccaneers, but the team has informed the wideout it has no intention of dealing him ahead of Tuesday's deadline, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Ryan Fitzpatrick started at quarterback in the Bucs' first four games, Jackson was among the league's most productive receivers, hauling in 17 of 22 targets for 424 yards and three scores. His numbers have slipped, however, since Jameis Winston reclaimed starting duties under center, with Jackson netting only six grabs for 102 yards on 13 targets over the last two contests. While there isn't any apparent off-the-field discord between the receiver and signal-caller, Jackson seems to prefer a move to a team that can make better use of his skills as a downfield threat. Unless the 3-3 Bucs suffer a humiliating loss Sunday in Cincinnati that prompts the team to abandon its hopes of playoff contention, however, it looks like Jackson will remain in Tampa Bay the rest of the season. Jackson's role may continue to be marginalized to some extent with top target Mike Evans in the fold and emerging second-year pass catchers Chris Godwin and O.J. Howard both gaining prominence in the offensive game plans.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
3 weeks ago

Jackson brought in two of five targets for 25 yards and also rushed twice for eight yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 26-23 overtime win over the Browns on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson couldn't get much going through the air, although his second and final grab was a clutch 14-yard catch on the left sideline that positioned the ball for Chandler Catanzaro's game-winning 59-yard field goal. The veteran receiver also scored his first rushing touchdown of the season on a 14-yard scamper in the second quarter, his first of the season. Jackson's reception and receiving yardage totals were both his lowest of the season, however, so he'll look to bounce back in those categories against the Bengals in Week 8.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
1 month ago

Jackson caught four of nine targets for 77 yards and added a seven-yard run during Sunday's 34-29 loss to Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

The production wasn't quite up to Jackson's standards, particularly as compared to his monster first two weeks, but there was reason for hope. In Jameis Winston's first start of the season, Jackson was targeted a season-high nine times. He and Winston didn't connect on the majority of those attempts, but at least some of that can be attributed to rust. They won't have too much time to straighten things out before taking on a tough Cleveland pass defense on Sunday.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
1 month ago

Jackson brought in five of eight targets of 112 yards in the Buccaneers' 48-10 loss to the Bears on Sunday. He also returned one punt for two yards.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson's numbers were the only bright spot on offense for the Bucs, as he eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the third time in four games to open the season. The veteran speedster made sure of that with a spectacular 48-yard grab down the left sideline between two defenders, already giving him three catches of over 40 yards after having notched only such reception all of last year. With Jameis Winston likely to be back at the controls against the Falcons in Week 6 following a Week 5 bye, Jackson will look to continue his early-season success despite his inconsistent track record with the quarterback in 2017.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
2 months ago

Jackson brought in three of five targets for 37 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-27 loss to the Steelers on Monday night. He also netted zero yards on his sole punt return.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson saw his typical number of modest targets, but the difference Monday as compared to the first two games was that he couldn't parlay any of them into a long score. The veteran was often in a decoy role against the Steelers, checking in fourth in looks on the team behind Mike Evans (11), Chris Godwin (10) and even O.J. Howard (eight). Jackson will continue to have a bit of hit-or-miss associated with his fantasy value, given his average depth of target often being further down the field than any other Bucs pass catcher. He'll look to bounce back in a Week 4 battle against the Bears.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
2 months ago

Jackson brought in all four of his targets for 129 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 27-21 win over the Eagles on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Jackson came into the game having just passed the concussion protocol, and he made his presence felt from the opening play. The veteran speedster hauled in a 75-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to set the tone for what would turn out to be another prolific day for the Buccaneers' passing attack. Jackson has opened the season with back-to-back 100-yard games, and after posting a career-low 13.8 yards per catch last season, the 31-year-old is averaging a jaw-dropping 30.5 yards on his nine catches thus far in 2018. He'll look to keep the momentum going versus a Steelers squad that was diced by Patrick Mahomes for six touchdowns Sunday when Tampa and Pittsburgh face off in a Week 3 Monday night showdown.

DeSean Jackson
WR TB (5)
2 months ago

Jackson (concussion) is active for Sunday's Week 2 tilt against the Eagles, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

All indications are the veteran speedster will take his usual spot in the starting lineup as the No. 2 receiver opposite Mike Evans. Jackson will look to build in a stellar Week 1 effort versus the Saints where he finished with five receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns.