Vincent Jackson Fantasy News

Bears' secondary banged-up heading into date with Lions

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 11:37am

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Bears beat writer Michael C. Wright was asked how the team intends to cover the Lions' receivers:

For so long, the Bears have used Peanut Tillman on Calvin Johnson. Tillman's out. How do the Bears deal with Johnson and Golden Tate now?

Wright: To me, that's one of the most significant concerns for the Bears entering this game. As you already know, rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller's availability for this game is uncertain with him suffering a knee injury in the win over Tampa Bay. Fuller had been playing with a broken hand and a hip pointer prior to his latest setback. Fuller's injury didn't appear to be significant initially. But if Fuller can't go, the Bears would likely go with undrafted rookie Al Louis-Jean, who possesses similar size to Tillman (6-foot-1, 187 pounds). But would you want to put an undrafted rookie on Johnson? Tim Jennings (5-foot-8) would likely struggle matching up with Johnson. So Chicago would be in a tough spot if Fuller isn't able to play. If the Bears are forced to go with Louis-Jean, more than likely, the corners would probably stay on their respective sides with the defense giving the corner to Johnson's side safety help over the top, along with extra help underneath whether that's from a linebacker or the nickel.

Fantasy Impact:

Johnson hasn't been his usual self in the last two weeks but that should change against the Bears, who gave up 14 catches for 277 yards and a touchdown to Mike Evans, Vincent Jackson and Louis Murphy in Week 12.

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Friday, November 7, 2014, 6:15pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 10. Jackson has a knee injury, which is a different ailment than the one he was dealing with last week (rib). Given the full participation on Friday, we have him penciled in our lineups, but owners should be aware that he may not be able to count on him playing through his questionable tag. The Buccaneers play early on Sunday.

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:28pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Jackson is expected to continue to play through the injury.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:08pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Jackson was previously missing practice due to a rib injury, so the knee injury (if the IR is correct) is new. We’ll monitor his participation this week.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 9. Jackson continues to nurse the rib injury but will be fine for a solid matchup against the Browns. He has been outplayed by rookie Mike Evans thus far, but should eventually get it going.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 6:15pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Jackson continues to nurse the rib injury but should be fine for a solid matchup against the Browns.

Bucs Beat: Team wants to get the ball to WR Mike Evans 'more often'

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 10:05pm

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If there's one subject that has been met with nothing but positive commentary this week, following the Buccaneers' overtime loss to Minnesota, it's the ever-improving play of Mike Evans, the seventh overall pick in this year's draft. By the raw numbers, Evans has been consistent all season catching at least four passes in each game he's played and usually falling somewhere between 50 and 80 yards per week. But everyone from his quarterback to his coordinator to himself believes that Evans is riding an upward trajectory towards potential stardom.

After Evans caught four passes for 78 yards (and had one other big play erased by a holding penalty back at the line), Head Coach Lovie Smith said in his day-after-game press conference that the Bucs' offense needs to get the ball in Evans' hands more often.

Fantasy Impact:

Evans' per game numbers are very similar to Andre Johnson, who is fantasy football's #28 receiver. Evans has been outproducing Vincent Jackson, who is having a disappointing season.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:48pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Jackson continues to nurse the rib injury but should be fine for a solid matchup against the Browns.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 8. Jackson is still dealing with a rib injury, though he should be able to play through it against the Vikings. Tampa plays early on Sunday. If V-Jax happens to sit, Mike Evans and Louis Murphy would both get a bump against a so-so Minnesota pass defense.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Jackson is still dealing with a rib injury, though he should be able to play through it against the Vikings.

Bucs Beat: 'Wouldn't surprise' if team goes back to QB Josh McCown

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:06pm

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Buccaneers beat writer Pat Yasinskas: Coach Lovie Smith has been coy about his plans. My best guess is Mike Glennon will get at least one more start because Josh McCown returned to practice only this week and was out for more than a month. I think Glennon has played well enough to be the full-time starter, but I'm not sure Smith sees it that way. McCown was Smith's hand-picked quarterback and the two have history together from their Chicago days. Smith's history has shown he prefers to go with veterans. Back in Chicago, he once benched Kyle Orton, who was playing well, as soon as Rex Grossman got healthy. It wouldn't surprise me if Smith goes back to McCown.

Fantasy Impact:

Given the way that Glennon has played (solidly), this move wouldn't make much sense, but it's something for Glennon, Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans owners to file away.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Jackson is still dealing with a rib injury, though he should be able to play through it against the Vikings.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 6. Jason La Canfora reported that the Bucs expect V-Jax to play in Week 6. We’re probably more worried about Ravens CB Jimmy Smith than we are the rib injury. Tampa plays early on Sunday.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib) missed practice again Thursday. Jason La Canfora reported that the Bucs expect V-Jax to play in Week 6. We’re probably more worried about Ravens CB Jimmy Smith than we are the ribs, though it would be good for Jackson to get a practice in on Friday.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib) did not practice Wednesday. Jason La Canfora reported that the Bucs expect V-Jax to play in Week 6.