WR - FA
Week 7 Outlook
ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson is not retiring this offseason.
Jackson, 34, is an impending free agent. Although it was rumored that he could possibly retire this offseason, Caplan reports that the veteran wideout will indeed play in 2017. After suffering from multiple injuries in the past two seasons, most recently an MCL sprain in 2016, he's only played in 15 of a possible 32 games and produced a 48-716-2 stat line in that span. Despite his age and declining play, Jackson should still find work by the time next season rolls around.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed WR Vincent Jackson (knee) on the injured-reserve list with a torn ACL on Tuesday.
Jackson was not much of a factor in Tampa Bay or for fantasy football purposes in 2016. In Jackson's absence, Adam Humphries' fantasy value will sky-rocket in Tampa's passing offense playing second-fiddle to Mike Evans. Humphries should be added in most fantasy formats moving forward, but he could make the biggest impact in PPR leagues.
Vincent Jackson was not making an impact until the last drive when he made two catches to help the Bucs get within field goal range. Jackson finished with three catches for 36 yards.
Jackson was targeted five times in a game Jameis Winston threw it 30 times. He was the third option and only has fantasy value in deep PPR leagues. He has less than 200 yards receiving and has yet to find the end zone.
Tampa Bay has struggled and under-performed on many levels this season. He finished Sunday with three catches on five targets for 38 yards. He has yet to score a touchdown.
Mike Evans is clearly the first option in this offense. However, Jackson has fallen to the third or fourth option most weeks. Cameron Brate and Adam Humphries have outperformed Jackson all season and he only holds value in deep leagues at this point.
The Bucs lost a shootout to the Rams 32-37 on Sunday. They struggled stopping Todd Gurley, who finally had a great game. Someone who did not have a great game was Vincent Jackson. Jackson caught half of his six targets for 37 yards.
Going into the season, Jackson was drafted as the second option in the Bucs offense. He is now droppable in most leagues. On a day when Jameis Winston through the ball 58 times, Jackson only saw six targets. He is now the fourth option behind Adam Humphries and Cameron Brate. Possibly fifth if you throw in Charles Sims. Drop Jackson and replace him with Humphries if he is still available.