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.
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
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.
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.