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WR Vincent Jackson - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6-6, 235Born: 1-14-1983College: Northern ColoradoDrafted: Round 2

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 15): Jackson had one drive that he basically took over with great plays after the catch and on a high pass, although Josh McCown barely looked his way after that. Still, against the poor Falcons defense on Thursday night national television, expect Jackson to remind us why we were taking him so high in drafts.

Week 3: at Atlanta Falcons

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 vs CAR 0 0 0 9 4 36 0 0
2 vs STL 0 0 0 7 4 51 0 0
3 at ATL PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 5 * * *
3 at ATL PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 5 * * *
3 at ATL PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 5 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs CAR (9 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)

Jackson didn't get on the same page with McCown until the second quarter. McCown missed Jackson on a few targets in the first quarter, mainly due to a combination of pressure and good coverage. However, Jackson eventually got into a rhythm. The Panthers were concerned with Jackson beating them deep. As a result, the Bucs ran a bunch of comeback and hitch routes with Jackson that sent him screaming down the field in what looked to be a 9-route, then cutting off and coming back toward McCown for wide open targets. The Panthers' defenders were too concerned with giving up the big play to let Jackson beat them deep. A major difference from last year was that Jackson lineup up as a split end or flanker almost every snap. Under the previous regime, Jackson often moved around the field ending up in the slot or as an inside receiver. Jackson received nine targets in the game, which tied the team high. The majority of routes run were either comeback or hitch routes. On one particular play Jackson came back to a scrambling McCown and fought through coverage to make a contested catch for a first down. It's obvious that Jackson is still the main target in the Bucs offense, but Mike Evans will also be heavily targeted this year.

2014 Week 2 vs STL (7 / 4 / 51 / 0 rec)

Jackson underwhelmed for a second straight week. He lead the team in targets with seven, but the Bucs just aren't committed to throwing the ball often. Jackson's seven targets were ⅓ of the total targets for the day. He did have an endzone target that was completely underthrown and intercepted by the Rams. If the ball did get to him, there were two Rams defenders sizing him up anyway which would have resulted in a serious lick. His longest gain of the day came on a 20 yard out route in man coverage. Jackson lined up alone and split wide right. At the snap, he beat his man to the outside and up the sideline. As he turned to the sideline the ball sailed high in his direction. He leaped at snagged the ball at it's highest point, fighting with the defender all the way to the ground, but maintaining possession all the way through the catch. Jackson was being held to one catch for most of the game as the Buccaneers dedicated themselves to the run game, however on one drive, Jackson caught consecutive passes of 6 yards, 18 yards, and 20 yards, which salvaged his day in the box score. The Buccaneers' passing game looked decent, connecting on a few 20+ yard passes, but they didn't have the volume throwing necessary for the passing game to fill the stat sheet.

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Overall Dynasty - 51, 29, 59

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Schedule

3@ Atlanta Falcons
4@ Pittsburgh Steelers
5@ New Orleans Saints
6vs Baltimore Ravens
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8vs Minnesota Vikings
9@ Cleveland Browns
10vs Atlanta Falcons
11@ Washington Redskins
12@ Chicago Bears
13vs Cincinnati Bengals
14@ Detroit Lions
15@ Carolina Panthers
16vs Green Bay Packers
17vs New Orleans Saints