Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the WR position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
The veteran is currently operating as the second option in the Buccaneers passing attack behind explosive rookie Mike Evans. During the last three weeks, Jackson averaged six catches, 68 receiving yards and 9.6 targets per contest. Consider him a decent fantasy WR3 play versus a Chicago Bears defense that ranked 20th in fantasy points given up to opposing wideouts during the last month.
Vincent Jackson set a career high in receptions as the Buccaneers transitioned from Josh Freeman to rookie Mike Glennon last year. New coach Lovie Smith added quarterback Josh McCown which will give the offense the stability it was missing. The healthy return of Doug Martin should open things up for Jackson and make life a lot easier for McCown. While the Bucs added stud-to-be Mike Evans in the NFL draft, we don't see him affecting Jackson's numbers as a rookie this season. So look for Jackson to once again be the main cog in the Tampa passing attack.
How are we feeling, Bucs fans? How much do we like Glennon going forward? How do we like our teams chances now? Can I take the paper bag off my head? I know it's a wait-and-see sorta deal but let's talk about the here and now. Especially against a ...
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It looks like Da'Quan Bower's knee is feeling good. If he can stay healthy he is going to have a good rookie season.
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You've been a bit under the radar to the unwashed masses. Now you've gone and boosted your stats too far up where people will have to take notice of you. There's goes my good value next year. People might even reach to take you next year. ...
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2009 Draft Central
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Round 4, Pick 9
Positives Simply put - contract year. There can be no greater motivation. There are always discussions about the 26/27 year old player finally 'getting it' and having a break out year, Jackson fits into that category as well. I believe that his 1098 yards of last year can be improved upon. Though Jackson isn't quite a 'fantasy household' name, look for that to change in 2009.
Negatives I never like hearing about players getting into trouble with the law, but I don't think his off-season incident will have an adverse affect on his 2009 fantasy numbers. On a team with Tomlinson and Gates, touchdowns are always a bit difficult to come by so Jackson will have to do his fantasy scoring in terms of catches and yards. Draft Strategy I like coming out of the first four rounds with 2 RBs and 2 WRs. There were plenty of other WRs to consider here, including Ochocinco, Roy Williams, Braylon Edwards, DeSean Jackson, etc. Though many have these guys slightly ahead of Jackson, I'm see a big year in Jackson's future as he looks to cash in on a big contract for 2010. (Contributed by: doug_coutts)