DeSean Jackson, WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Most Recent News

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (ankle) OUT for Week 17

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:15pm

Buccaneers Inactives
Robert Ayers DE
Devante Bond LB
Adam Gettis OG
Ryan Griffin QB
DeSean Jackson WR
Pat O'Connor DE
David Rivers CB

Related players: Chris Godwin

Fantasy Impact:

Godwin will get the start opposite of Mike Evans for Week 17.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

DeSean Jackson finished second on the team in targets (91) and receiving yards (668) last season. He returns in 2018 as the starter opposite Mike Evans and will look to bring his big-play ability to the table again. While fantasy owners would like to have seen more big plays from DJax last year, he did see 6.5 targets per game. If he can just connect on more of those passes he should be in a good spot.

Fantasy Downside

Jackson to Tampa Bay was seen as a huge signing before last season started, but it did not go over too well. Outside of 2015, when he only played nine games, Jackson posted career-low numbers in receptions, receiving yards and yards per catch. He also finished with just three scores.

2018 Bottom Line

Jackson was a letdown last year, and Chris Godwin proved he was a better fit near the end of 2017. We expect Godwin to take that leap in 2018, which means Jackson won’t be as beneficial. That’s not to say he’ll be useless, but his name certainly doesn’t carry the same weight it once did in fantasy football. He’s only worth a late-round pick in the double-digit rounds.

2018 Strength of Schedule - TB
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
14
@NO
28
PHI
17
PIT
9
@CHI
BYE12
@ATL
8
CLE
7
@CIN
27
@CAR
5
WAS
16
@NYG
20
SF
27
CAR
14
NO
2
@BAL
21
@DAL
12
ATL

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1BYE--------------
2CHI3390713.000000-3.96.936/7150.7%
3@MIN4841721.000000-14.418.443/5381.1%
4NYG2200610.000000-2.04.045/6470.3%
5NE51060921.200000-10.615.652/7272.2%
6@ARI3381612.670000-9.812.853/7075.7%
7@BUF5730814.600000-7.312.352/7272.2%
8CAR3370812.330000-3.76.750/6774.6%
9@NO2250412.5018008.003.35.339/5966.1%
10NYJ68201013.670000-8.214.254/7176.1%
11@MIA2281314.000000-8.810.840/6660.6%
12@ATL8600117.500000-6.014.044/7162.0%
13@GB2240312.000000-2.44.449/7664.5%
14DET4410710.251230023.006.410.430/7142.3%
15ATL1110111.0017007.001.82.823/6137.7%
16@CAR--------------
17NO--------------
Per game3.5747.710.216.4313.360.212.710012.676.339.9043.57/67.4364.72%
Totals5066839013.363380012.6788.6138.6610/94464.72%