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Vincent Jackson | Wide Receiver

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
College: Northern Colorado
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Vincent Jackson caught four passes for 51 yards in the Bucs' Week 2 loss to the Rams.
Jackson was targeted a team-high seven times. He did all of his damage on one drive, highlighting it with a leaping catch over the top of a Rams corner. Josh McCown needs to revert to his Chicago ways and simply throw it up to Jackson whenever there's nothing else. Jackson will need better play around him to post his regular WR2 numbers. The Bucs take on the Falcons on Thursday night. Sep 14 - 8:49 PM

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Vincent Jackson secured 4-of-9 targets for 36 yards in the Buccaneers' Week 1 loss to Carolina.

The Bucs' passing game was dysfunctional from the start, ultimately failing to produce a single 50-yard receiver. Jackson led the way in targets, but Josh McCown's ball placement was regularly off and his pocket was muddied, creating low-percentage results. Better days are ahead for V-Jax, but he'll need better play from the supporting cast around him. The Bucs play the Rams next.
Sep 7 - 7:38 PM

Vincent Jackson caught five passes for 43 yards in Saturday's preseason game.

Jackson was the clear No. 1 option for Josh McCown and secured all five of his targets. He offers 7-10 touchdown upside as high-end WR2 and is currently going in the late third-round of fantasy drafts. Jackson has seven receptions, 68 yards, and a touchdown in three preseason games.
Aug 23 - 7:13 PM

Coach Lovie Smith said Vincent Jackson is his "1 receiver and we've got to get the ball to him."

"He's having a great camp. ... In order for us to have success, Vincent has to have a great year," Smith said. Jackson is entering his tenth NFL season, but has been able to sustain the athleticism that lets him dominate defensive backs at the catch point. Josh McCown, an adept jump-ball thrower, is going to love targeting V-Jax. He's clearly ahead of first-rounder Mike Evans on the target totem pole and makes for a fine WR2.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 5 - 2:53 PM

Vincent Jackson caught four passes for 35 yards in Week 17 against the Saints.

Jackson dominated targets once again Sunday, seeing a game-high 12 passes come his way. Once Mike Williams and Doug Martin went down with their respective injuries this season, Jackson became the focal point of the offense and arguably the only playmaker. He finished the season with a new career-high in catches (78), turning them into 1,224 yards and seven touchdowns. It's Jackson's fifth 1,000-yard season of his career. Jackson is due $10 million in the third year of a five-year deal next season. He'll return as a 31-year-old borderline WR1/2.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:57:00 PM

Vincent Jackson caught five passes for 98 yards in Tampa's Week 16 loss to the Rams.

As usual, V-Jax was peppered with targets by rookie quarterback Mike Glennon, drawing a team-leading 10 looks. The yards were Jackson's most in six games. Jackson will be a high-risk, high-reward option in daily leagues against the Saints' stingy pass defense in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 05:53:00 PM

Vincent Jackson (hamstring) is active for Week 16 against the Rams.

Jackson is playing at less than 100 percent, but remains a high-upside WR2 for championship week. Inactive for the Bucs are S Mark Barron, FB Lonnie Pryor, LB Danny Lansanah, OG Patrick Omameh, DT Matthew Masifilo, OG Carl Nicks and DE Da'Quan Bowers.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 11:33:00 AM

Vincent Jackson (hamstring) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

V-Jax is ahead of where he was last week. He'll be ready to go for Sunday's game against the Rams. V-Jax is a boom-or-bust WR2 for the fantasy finals.
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 07:38:00 PM

Vincent Jackson (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Jackson will be fine for Sunday's Week 16 matchup at St. Louis. He dominates targets in Tampa Bay and is locked in as a WR2 for fantasy Super Bowl week.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 04:51:00 PM

Vincent Jackson caught five balls for 58 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' Week 15 loss to the 49ers.

And this is why V-Jax is an every-week fantasy starter, even in difficult matchups. He is heavily targeted by Mike Glennon and scores touchdowns, simply put. V-Jax's second-quarter touchdown finally got the Bucs on the board, at that point making the score 17-7 in an otherwise anemic performance for Tampa Bay's offense. He'll continue to be a WR2 when Tampa takes on St. Louis in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 05:25:00 PM

Vincent Jackson (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers, as expected.

Jackson was able to practice each day this week, suggesting his tender hamstring is not a serious concern. The reason he's only a mid-range WR2 at best is because the Niners have the league's No. 4 pass defense. There are no surprises in the Bucs inactives: G Carl Nicks, CB Deveron Carr, RB Lonnie Pryor, S Bradley McDougald, LB Danny Lansanah, G Patrick Omameh and DT Gary Gibson.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 12:10:00 PM

Vincent Jackson (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 15.

He's a boom-or-bust WR2 against San Francisco's top-four pass defense.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 01:03:00 PM

Vincent Jackson (hamstring) is practicing Friday.

Jackson was limited Wednesday and Thursday. He likely got in another limited session Friday. V-Jax will probably earn a probable tag on the Week 15 injury report. He's our No. 18 receiver in a difficult matchup with the 49ers.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 11:21:00 AM

Vincent Jackson (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

The Bucs are just managing Jackson's reps, as usual. He'll be a boom-or-bust WR2 against the 49ers' stout defense.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 01:41:00 PM

Vincent Jackson (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It confirms Jackson didn't suffer any setbacks in last week's win over the Bills. He remains on track to play in Week 15 and will be a WR2 in a difficult matchup against the 49ers.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 01:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Josh McCown
2Mike Glennon
RB1Doug Martin
2Bobby Rainey
3Mike James
4Charles Sims
GLB1Doug Martin
2Mike James
3RB1Doug Martin
2Bobby Rainey
FB1Jorvorskie Lane
WR11Vincent Jackson
2Chris Owusu
3Solomon Patton
WR21Mike Evans
2Robert Herron
3Russell Shepard
WR31Chris Owusu
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Brandon Myers
3Luke Stocker
K1Patrick Murray