By Steven Miller, Buccaneers Correspondent, Sun, Dec 7th 8:22pm EST
WR Vincent Jackson came to life Sunday against the Detroit Lions catching 10 of 17 targets for 159 yards. However, Jackson was held out of the endzone once again.
Fantasy Impact: Jackson has been a major disappointment for fantasy owners this year. Although this was a nice performance for Jackson, most of his owners more than likely had him on the bench during the first round of their playoff match-ups this week.
By Mike Wright, Buccaneers Correspondent, Mon, Dec 1st 12:27pm EST
Vincent Jackson caught 2 passes for 24 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.
Fantasy Impact: VJax had a disappointing day, as did the majority of the Tampa offense. Jackson still has the ability, but the QB play has hampered his success this year. VJax should be treated as a WR3 with upside.
By Matthew Schultz, Buccaneers Correspondent, Sun, Nov 23rd 2:44pm EST
Vincent Jackson has been nearly unstoppable on third downs since 2011, when he has converted 80% for first downs. During the first half of Sunday's game, he again showed his clutch play when he converted a couple huge first downs.
Fantasy Impact: While fantasy owners are most likely still hoping for bigger numbers from Jackson, he is definitely still a play maker on third down. Without Jackson's help, the Buccaneers could not have been leading the Bears at halftime 10 - 0. So going forward, fantasy owners can be confident in VJax's big play ability however, play him as a flex/ WR3 play.
By Matthew Schultz, Buccaneers Correspondent, Tue, Nov 18th 1:21am EST
Vincent Jackson has not had a good 2014 year by any means and now it has become apparent that he is no longer the focus of the Bucs' offense. On Sunday, Evans outperformed Jackson by 166 yards and had four more receptions. Like the announcers said on Sunday, some of this is probably caused by Jackson being double teamed; however, Evans is still clearly playing better. (Source: Bleacher Report
Fantasy Impact: Jackson has definitely been a bust for his fantasy owners and it looks like he is barely holding on as a WR3 receiver. He is definitely a match-up based play. Up next are the Bears whose defense is 25th in passing yardage and dead last in points, so VJax may be a good play this week.
By Clinton, Buccaneers Correspondent, Sun, Nov 9th 12:25pm EST
V-Jax was questionable all week with a knee injury, but he is listed as active for Sunday's tilt against the Falcons. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: The good news for owners is that Jackson will be available to roster against a poor Falcons pass defense. The questionable news is that the Bucs will be going back to Josh McCown as their QB just as V-Jax appeared to be getting comfortable with Mike Glennon. He has a shot to go off against the Falcons, but you should temper your expectations.
By Andy Holloway, Buccaneers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 3rd 5:35pm EST
Vincent Jackson had 6 catches for 86 yards against he Browns on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: Jackson was overshadowed by the breakout performance of his counterpart Mike Evans, but Jackson was actually targeted 12 times compared to Evans 11. The biggest problem with both wideouts in this offense is the consistency of Mike Glennon. Until then, they're boom or bust fantasy starts.
By Andy Holloway, Buccaneers Correspondent, Sun, Oct 26th 9:20am EDT
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Vincent jackson will start against the Vikings today. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Jackson has been a middle of the road fantasy option but will be active today against the Vikings secondary, which ranks 16th in the league against the pass. Owners can hope for a score today from the red zone monster.
By Mike Wright, Buccaneers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 4:50pm EDT
Vincent Jackson caught 4 balls for 66 yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
Fantasy Impact: VJax missed out on a big game by inches. He caught a 30 yard pass that was ruled a touchdown, but was overturned on replay when it showed the edge of his heel was out of bounds on the catch. Jackson is still a high level WR2 with Glennon under center.
By Brian Tesch, Buccaneers Correspondent, Sun, Oct 12th 12:06pm EDT
Vincent Jackson, who was listed as questionable with a rib injury, will suit up against the Ravens in Week 6. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: While he is maddeningly inconsistent (largely due to unstable QB play), there are few WR's that are as physically gifted as Jackson. He is a must-start low-end WR1 when healthy enough to play.
By Matthew Schultz, Buccaneers Correspondent, Wed, Oct 8th 12:54am EDT
This was the Sunday that fantasy owners have waited for. Vincent Jackson went off for 144 yards on 12 targets, which was more than he had the first four games of the season. Mike Glennon had a strong connection with VJax last year so it's no real surprise that they're keeping it going this year. He will work to keep it going next week against the Baltimore Ravens at home. (Source: CBS Sports
Fantasy Impact: Vincent Jackson may have let his fantasy owners down the first four games of the season but as many fantasy owners learned this week, patience is a virtue. Jackson remains a must-start, especially with Mike Evans out for another week or two.
By Matthew Schultz, Buccaneers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 7:31pm EDT
After fracturing his hand week 3 against the Falcons, Vincent Jackson showed up Sunday & helped the Bucs' come away with a crucial win. He made a stunning diving catch & helped deliver the Steelers their final blow. It's safe to say, that the Buccaneers were the clear underdog coming into this game after being demolished by the Falcons last week. So it was an impressive win for a team with their backs against the wall. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Many fantasy owners have been disappointed by Vincent Jackson so far this year; however, he played through a fractured hand to put up decent numbers on Sunday. He has also increased his fantasy numbers each of the four weeks so far this year. With Mike Glennon putting some life into the Buccaneers offense, there is still plenty of hope here for Jackson to turn around his early season woes.
By Mike Wright, Buccaneers Correspondent, Fri, Sep 19th 1:18pm EDT
Vincent Jackson caught 2 passes for 15 yards and 1 TD.
Fantasy Impact: Fantasy players watched in horror as VJax and the Bucs were torched in primetime. Lucking for his owners, Jackson scored a late TD to moderately salvage his production. QB Josh McCown is looking at a sprained throwing thumb, paving the way for Mike Glennon to start. Glennon did have better chemistry with Jackson last year than McCown has shown, which should benefit VJax.
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.
Razzball | May 11th
I wasn't always so down on Vincent Jackson. In fact, it's quite hard to be seeing as how he's had six 1,000+ yard seasons in the past seven years, with four straight from 2011-2014. And mind you, only one of those seasons involved a quarterback named Philip Rivers. Since then, he's had the likes of Josh Freeman (to be fair, some of it was peak Freeman), Mike Glennon, and Josh McCown throwin...