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When the 2012 fantasy football season concludes, Vincent Jackson will more than likely be in the top 25 scoring PPR WRs. His PPR Average Draft Position (ADP) can be found in the 20-25 area for WRs.
On a year to year basis, Jackson's final numbers end up in the same ballpark. In his prior three seasons when he played at least 15 games (excluding the 2010 holdout year), these are his final numbers:
2008: 59-1098-7. 2009: 68-1167-9. 2011: 60-1106-9
When looking back to last season, Jackson had 3 Elite games (10-172-2, 7-141-3, 7-165-1), 2 Good games (3-108-1, 4-72-1), and 11 games that he was not a factor (2-29-1, 5-63, 5-55, 2-31, 3-34, 1-15, 3-49, 1-22, 2-25, 3-84, 2-41).
In a PPR league, that week to week production is not cutting it. This year with Jackson moving to Tampa Bay, which is a downgrade at QB and moves him into the Bucs unquestioned #1 WR slot (during his time in San Diego the #1 receiving option was Antonio Gates) which should lead to more defensive focus, I see a drop in the numbers with the 2011 numbers being Jackson's ceiling. Two to three Elite level games, a hand full of good games, and at least half of the games where he finds a way to not help your fantasy team.
When it comes to a PPR league, I am looking for at least a consistent 5 receptions out of my #2 or #3 WR, and Jackson does not fit that. I am not drafting Jackson with year, but if you do find yourself with him on your team, I would be hoping for a very good first couple weeks out of him and then trying to swing a trade.
BEST OF MAXIM
In 2011 the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost 10 straight games to end the regular season, which led to the firing of head coach Raheem Morris and his staff.
However, in the NFL a bad season does not always translate into a succession of bad seasons.
Tampa Bay made some good moves this offseason, and this article will look at the best and worst-case scenarios for Tampa Bay in 2012.
LeGarrette Blount, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' projected starter at running back, limped off the field with an apparent leg injury late in the second quarter of their matchup with Tennessee on Friday night.
With the Bucs trailing 20-7, Blount look a hit to his left leg during a second-down run with 2:18 left in the half and remained down after the play.
Most of the Bucs'...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said running back LeGarrette Blount is not expected to miss much time after injuring a groin late in the second quarter of their 30-7 loss to Tennessee on Friday night.
With the Bucs trailing 20-7 Blount, a starter in the backfield last season, took a hit to his left leg during a second-down run with 2:18 left in the half. He remained down...
Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano said that running back LeGarrette Blount actually suffered a groin injury against the Titans, not a knee injury, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.Fantasy Spin:Blount was holding his knee when he left the field Friday, but he seems to have escaped with a minor groin injury. Still, he may miss the team's third preseason game and is running...
The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player for the 2012 NFL season on each NFL team. For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, that player is defensive tackle...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount says that the groin injury he suffered on Friday night isn’t that serious.
“I just took a hit on the side,” said Blount. “It just tweaked my groin a little bit. It’s not a serious injury. I’ll be back soon. I’ll be good.”
Blount isn’t sure if he’ll be ready for next week’s preseason game.
Buccaneers halfback LeGarrette Blount was carted off the field after suffering a left knee injury Friday night in Tampa Bay's preseason game versus Tennessee.Fantasy Spin:Blount was seen on the sidelines without ice or a knee brace following the injury, which is a good sign. We should know more about the extent of Blount's injury after the game. He finished the evening with...
According to Dan Parr of ProFootballWeekly.com, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been impressed with two wide receivers in particular.
Mike Williams may be the most impressive receiver so far in camp, according to Parr.
“We’re told Williams has been the Bucs’ most consistent receiver in camp. He has matured and seems to be soaking up knowledge from Jackson, who continues...
According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano says that running back LeGarrette Blount has a groin injury, not a knee injury like we all believed. They also don’t believe it’s serious, but we’ll know more after further testing.
Blount has a left groin injury and it is not believed to be serious, Schiano said.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD...
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LaGarrette Blount suffered a scary hit to his knee during tonight’s game against the Titans. It looked like his foot got caught in the turf and then his knee was hit, which caused it to bend backwards.
Blount was down on the field for a couple of minutes, but was able to walk off under his own power.
Even though Blount was able to walk off...
On the final day of training camp for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman was present at One Buccaneer Place preparing to call two early regular season games.
After their home opener against the Carolina Panthers, which starts at 4:25 PM, the Bucs will go on the road to take on the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys. Fox...