Vincent Jackson
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By Matthew Schultz, Buccaneers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 16th 12:57am EDT

Jeff Tedford was supposed to install a high octane offense, but right now it's looking stagnant at best. On Sunday, VJax was a casualty of the Bucs' slow & conservative offense, when he only recorded 51 yards. The Bucs showed little faith in McCown when they decided to run it three times in the redzone for little gain and failed to call a pass play. (Source: Pewter Report)

Fantasy Impact: Had VJax been give an opportunity to make a touchdown, his numbers could have been respectable; however, it was another sad outing for him. The good news here is that he will be given another opportunity at backing up his fourth round ADP right away when the Bucs face the Falcons on Thursday. Since the Falcons have a fast paced offense, it won't be surprisingly if the Bucs will have to play from behind during most of the game, so VJax should be given his fair share of targets.

By Matthew Schultz, Buccaneers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 9:15pm EDT

As far as stats are concerned, Vincent Jackson had a horrible season opener. He was outplayed by a rookie, Mike Evans, and hauled in only 4 out of 9 passes for 36 yards. However, it's not fair to pin all of the blame on Jackson. Some of the other factors took part in VJax's low outage was that the Buccaneers offense was inconsistent, their O-Line was not on the same page, and McCown did not look like a veteran QB. In fact, in McCown's post game conference he took "100 percent" of the blame. (Source: Bleacher Report)

Fantasy Impact: For now, it looks like VJax is a bust at his ADP of 40, however, there is some upside here. The Bucs offense had a major overhaul this off season with new players and new coaching; so, it may take a couple of weeks for the offense to come together. For now, it's best for fantasy owners to handle VJax with care and not expect much for the next couple of weeks. But, Vjax has a good shot of regaining form before the end of the season.

By Matthew Schultz, Buccaneers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 2nd 2:01am EDT

Tampa Bay elected captains on Monday, with Vincent Jackson & Josh McCown representing the offense. The fact that VJax was elected captain should not be a surprise, but it's notable that both VJax & McCown got elected. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Through camp & preseason it has looked like McCown has been building chemistry with Jackson & Evans. Now, it seems like there is also a healthy offense situation and building chemistry on the Bucs. This is completely opposite to what the Bucs had last year with Freeman. VJax numbers dropped a little last year but with the new & improved situation on the Bucs he should have no problem being one of the best fantasy wide receivers again.

By Pat James, Buccaneers Correspondent, Mon, Aug 25th 11:26am EDT

Against the Bills on Saturday, Vincent Jackson snagged five receptions for 43 yards

Fantasy Impact: Vincent Jackson continues to be heavily targeted in Jeff Tedford's offense. He dominated Bills' CB Stephon Gilmore with his size, catching every single McCown target. Jackson will most likely finish the season as a top 24 receiver, however he is known for his boom or bust inconsistent production

By Pat James, Buccaneers Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 11:14pm EDT

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Head Coach Lovie Smith told reporters that Vincent Jackson is his No. 1 receiver. He also added, "In order for us to have success, Vincent has to have a great year. He's doing everything to get himself in a position to do that." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The fantasy football community assumed Jackson would be a first string wide receiver this year. However, it's reassuring to hear Lovie Smith confirm that Jackson will be leaned on this year. Jackson is coming off a career high season in receptions and targets. With an upgrade at quarterback in 2014, Jackson should be considered a high-end WR2 in fantasy drafts.

By Matthew Schultz, Buccaneers Correspondent, Wed, Jul 30th 12:03am EDT

On Sirius XM NFL Radio, Vincent Jackson said, "I love what I have seen so far... he can make all the throws and we are building that chemistry." He also said that he is excited about what he has seen from McCown so far. (Source: NFL Spin Zone)

Fantasy Impact: It will be important for the success of the Buccaneers offense, that Jackson & McCown build a strong rapport. If they succeed, fantasy owners should expect another pro-bowl type season from Jackson.

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