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Vincent Jackson

31-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Talk about being the only game in town. Once Mike Williams and Doug Martin went down, Jackson was really all the Bucs had. In fact, only Anquan Boldin had a bigger percentage of his team’s targets tha...

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2014 ADP:  42.37

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Bye Week:  7

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Ribs      WED PRACTICE:   Limited
HT: 6' 5"   WT: 230   DOB: 1/14/1983
College: Northern Colorado  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract


Vincent Jackson Contract Information:

Signed as a free agent with the Bucs in March of 2012. It's reportedly a five-year deal worth $55.55 million, of which $26 million is guaranteed.

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Jackson (ribs) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Vincent Jackson NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2007 24 16 41 623 3 80 15.2 7.8 - - - - - 0 0 0.0 0 - - - - - -
2008 25 16 59 1098 7 100 18.6 11.0 - - - - - 4 69 17.3 0 - - - - - -
2009 26 15 68 1167 9 99 17.2 11.8 16 4 - - - 3 11 3.7 0 - - - - - -
2010 27 SD 5 14 248 3 24 17.7 10.3 3 1 1 0 0 1 14 14.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 28 SD 16 60 1106 9 115 18.4 9.6 21 4 4 2 0 3 51 17.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 29 TB 16 72 1384 8 147 19.2 9.4 24 6 5 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 30 TB 16 78 1224 7 159 15.7 7.7 19 5 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014 31 TB 6 25 344 2 60 13.8 5.7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Proj 31 TB Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Vincent Jackson

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Vincent Jackson Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2007 24 16 5.0 7.6 6.3 3 39 15 - - 0 0 0 - -
2008 25 16 9.9 13.6 11.8 4 69 15 - - 0 4 1 - -
2009 26 15 11.5 16.0 13.7 5 78 12 6 1 0 1 0 0 0
2010 27 SD 5 8.8 11.6 10.2 3 50 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0
2011 28 SD 16 10.6 14.4 12.5 4 69 13 6 2 0 3 0 0 0
2012 29 TB 16 11.7 16.2 13.9 5 87 20 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 30 TB 16 10.3 15.2 12.7 5 77 18 7 4 0 0 0 0 0
2014 31 TB 6 7.7 11.9 9.8 4 57 8 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Vincent Jackson – Playing Time Overview

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Offensive Snaps in 2014

Vincent Jackson was on the field for 358 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.


Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Vincent Jackson was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 978 5
2013 906 6
2014 358 0
Vincent Jackson 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Car 56 0 4 36 0 9 9.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 StL 57 0 4 51 0 7 12.8 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
3 @Atl 60 0 2 15 1 9 7.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
4 @Pit 65 0 3 32 1 10 10.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0
5 @NO 59 0 8 144 0 12 18.0 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Bal 61 0 4 66 0 13 16.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 BYE Bye Week
8 Min
9 @Cle
10 Atl
11 @Was
12 @Chi
13 Cin
14 @Det
15 @Car
16 GB
17 NO

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Vincent Jackson  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 5"
Weight:   230 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.46 sec
Shuttle Time:   4.00 sec
Cone Drill:   6.84 sec
Arm Length:   32.00 in
Hand Length:   9.63 in
Vertical Jump:   39 in
Broad Jump:   129 in
Bench Press:   23 reps
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Team Injury Report
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Vincent Jackson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jackson (ribs) was among the Bucs who didn't practice Monday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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More on Jackson's status no later than Wednesday's practice, but at this stage, there's nothing to suggest that his availability for Sunday's game against Minnesota is in any danger.
Jackson (ribs) was among the Bucs' players held out of Wednesday's practice, the Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Given that the team is on bye this week, the Bucs are taking it easy with a number of their banged up players, but with no reported setbacks in Week 6's loss to the Ravens, there is nothing to suggest that Jackson won't be available the next time the Bucs play, on Oct. 26 against the Vikings.
Jackson (ribs) had four catches on a team-high 13 targets for 66 yards in Sunday's 48-17 loss to the Ravens.

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Jackson (ribs) is active for Sunday's game versus the Ravens, Scott Smith of the Bucs' official site reports.

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The Buccaneers' top two wideouts, Jackson and Mike Evans (groin), will take the field after entering the weekend with questionable status. Jackson will aim to feast upon a Ravens defense that has allowed 201 receiving yards per outing to opposing WR this season.
Jackson (ribs) is expected to play Sunday against the Ravens, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

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Jackson (ribs) is questionable for Sunday's game against Baltimore.

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Jackson made just one practice appearance this week, and that was a limited showing Friday. He seems truly questionable for Sunday's game which, luckily for Jackson's owners, is an early kickoff. Meanwhile, fellow wideout Mike Evans (groin) was a limited practice participant all week, which seems to give the rookie a decent chance of suiting up.
Jackson (ribs) returned to practice Friday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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After missing practice Wednesday and Thursday, Jackson's chances of suiting up against Baltimore on Sunday looked pretty slim, but this news changes the outlook entirely. He still could be headed for a "questionable" designation going into the weekend, but if a player of his caliber is able to practice at least partially on Friday, there's a good chance he'll try to give it a go on Sunday. Stay tuned for Tampa's official injury designations later in the day.
Jackson (rib) missed practice again Thursday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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With another 'did not practice' on the ledger, Jackson's injury situation is entering a gloomy stage. However, everything would change with an appearance in drills Friday, when his status for Sunday's game against the Ravens could receive clarification.
Jackson didn't practice Wednesday due to an injured rib, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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The extent of Jackson's injury is unknown, but his activity level in practice this week should reveal his availability Sunday versus the Ravens. Expect some clarification on his status before week's end.
Jackson (undisclosed) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, Jenna Laine of FOX Sports 1 reports.

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Jackson suffered a slight fracture to his right wrist in Week 3, but after landing on the injury report in the subsequent week of preparation, he didn't make an appearance prior to Sunday's overtime loss in New Orleans. Through five contests, he's garnered at least nine targets on four occasions, meaning his presence will be imperative to fantasy pursuits this coming Sunday against the Ravens. Meanwhile, whatever spurred his lack of practice Wednesday should be known soon enough.

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Jackson's first season in Tampa Bay could not have gone much better. Despite playing with an average quarterback and for a run-oriented coach, Jackson finished as the league's No. 6 fantasy receiver, averaging a whopping 19.2 YPC (1st) and 9.4 YPT (7th). At 6-5, 230 and with good deep speed, Jackson specializes in the big play with 24 catches of 20-plus (3rd) and six catches of 40 yards or more (T-2nd). Jackson saw 20 red-zone targets (T-6th), pulling in six for scores. Jackson also displayed excellent hands, with only three drops on 147 targets. If you're looking for downside, Jackson turned 30 in January, and teammate Mike Williams is a threat to take red-zone targets – Williams had 18 red-zone looks last year and scored nine times to Jackson's eight.


The NFL’s most efficient receiver over the last four years, Jackson will ply his trade in Tampa Bay this season, with Josh Freeman replacing Philip Rivers as his quarterback. Jackson’s 9.6 YPT (6th) last year actually represented his weakest per-target output in the last four years, thanks to a lower-than-usual 52-percent catch rate. (Jackson’s 18.4 YPC was second among the league’s 32 100-target receivers.) At 6-5, 240, and with good deep speed, Jackson is a matchup problem for virtually any defensive back. He’s not especially shifty, but given his massive frame he doesn’t need to be. In San Diego, Jackson typically ran deeper routes, and while we’d expect him to be deployed similarly in Tampa, there could be an adjustment period with Freeman. In any case, there’s little doubt about the 6-6, 250-pound Freeman’s arm strength, and given Jackson’s massive deal – five years and $55 million (with $26 million guaranteed) – he’ll almost certainly be Freeman’s go-to guy. Third-year man Mike Williams and newly signed tight end Dallas Clark are also in the mix, so it remains to be seen whether Jackson sees significantly more targets than he did with the Chargers.


A protracted holdout and a calf injury limited Jackson to just five games last year, but based on his stellar per-play numbers (17.7 YPC, 10.3 YPT), he was his usual self. At 6-4, 241 and with legitimate deep speed, Jackson is a problem for smaller DBs and slower linebackers. Jackson isn't particularly elusive, but given his big frame and Philip Rivers' accurate arm, he doesn't need to be. While the Chargers’ run-heavy tendencies and Antonio Gates' red-zone prowess limit Jackson's looks from in close, he's still capable in that area of the field and can also do damage from farther out. Jackson agreed to return to the Chargers, signing his one-year franchise tender, so he should be motivated to produce this season, but the emergence of Malcom Floyd as a viable top target is also something to consider.


Perhaps the arbitrary cutoff point of 100- targets makes the other receivers on this list grade better than they should — if we include the 99-target Jackson, everyone gets bumped down one slot. Jackson led the NFL with a whopping 11.8 yards per target — the best mark in the five years we’ve tracked this stat among receivers with 100 or more looks. Of course, Jackson had just 99, and so despite his 17.2-yard-per-catch average (2nd) and absurd 69-percent catch rate for someone who runs that far down the field, he had just 1,167 yards. At 6-4, 241, and with legitimate deep speed, Jackson is matchup problem for defenses as he can run by slower corners and safeties, and can block out virtually any defensive back with his big body. Jackson’s not especially shifty, but given his size and Philip Rivers’ strong and accurate arm, he doesn’t need to be. While Jackson has ideal red-zone size, the presence of elite goal-line option Antonio Gates and Norv Turner’s run-heavy offense limits Jackson’s opportunities for easy scores — only 12 red-zone looks all year and six (four TDs) from inside the 10. Two other concerns: Jackson is likely to face a league-imposed suspension of at least one game for driving with a suspended license last year (Jackson had already been on probation for a DUI in 2006), so there’s a good chance he’ll be forced to miss some time early in the year. Moreover, Jackson was absent from San Diego’s first offseason coaching session in May and is expected to sit out the entire offseason program as he’s dissatisfied with his current contract situation, i.e., there’s some small possibility of a holdout.


Jackson’s breakout really occurred in the 2007-08 postseason when he led the league in receiving yards. While Jackson didn’t see enough targets in the 2008 regular season to duplicate that feat, he certainly did more than enough with the opportunities he received. On a per-target basis, only Steve Smith outgained Jackson’s 10.9 mark, and not by a whole lot. While Jackson snagged a respectable 58 percent of the balls thrown his way, it was his whopping 18.6 yards per catch (1st among 100-target WR) that stands out. And despite seeing just 101 targets, Jackson was in a three-way tie for second with seven catches of 40-plus yards. At 6-4, 241, Jackson is bigger and stronger than virtually any receiver in the league not named Calvin Johnson, and has deep speed, to boot. Naturally, given his bulk, he’s not especially quick, and while his route running is improving, he’ll never be mistaken for Torry Holt. On most teams Jackson’s size would make him the first option in the red zone, but Jackson saw a modest 15 looks from in close (24th) last year, four less than tight end Antonio Gates – and Gates played through a nagging toe injury for much of the season. With Philip Rivers establishing himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the game, and Jackson surpassing Chris Chambers as the team’s top wideout, another productive season is in store. Jackson’s ceiling is limited, however, by Gates’ world-class red-zone talents and coach Norv Turner’s run-first play calling (even with a banged-up LaDainian Tomlinson, the Chargers were 24th in pass attempts last year at 30 per game).


For all those who bought into the preseason hype and drafted Jackson too high, it probably wasn't much consolation that he led the NFL in postseason receiving yards. The question for 2008 is whether the regular or postseason sample is a more reliable indicator. Jackson had a passable regular season by real football standards, averaging 15.2 yards per catch and 7.8 yards per target. He only caught 51 percent of the balls thrown his way, but he tends to catch the ball farther down the field than possession receivers. In the playoffs, Jackson caught 18 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns, and he and fellow deep-threat Chris Chambers showed that the Chargers were capable of looking down the field. But that happened when Antonio Gates and LaDainian Tomlinson were banged up, so don’t expect it to continue as long as those two are healthy. At 6-5, 241, Jackson has tremendous size and good straight-ahead speed. He doesn't run great routes, and he's not especially quick, but he's strong, physical and willing to go after the ball in traffic. You'd think this would make him an ideal red-zone target, but the Chargers targeted him 16 times inside the 20, and he caught just four of those balls, and only one for a touchdown. There's some potential for growth here, but with run-heavy Norv Turner still at the helm and Chambers and Gates around to split the targets, we think a modest bump on Jackson's regular season totals is a more realistic expectation.


Take a look at what Jackson did over the final four regular season games – 14 catches for 294 yards and three scores – and it’s clear he’s emerging as Philip Rivers’ favorite target among the San Diego wideouts. At 6-4, 241, Jackson is built more like a tight end, but he also has very good straight ahead speed and can beat defenders downfield – he had two catches of 40-yards or more on just 57 targets and averaged nearly 17 yards per catch. Jackson’s size also makes him a dangerous threat in the red zone as he pulled in four of his six targets there for touchdowns a year ago. Jackson’s not especially quick or shifty, and his route running could stand to improve. And as good of a red-zone target as he is, he’s likely to be second fiddle there to Antonio Gates. Not to mention all of the running plays Norv Turner’s going to call for LaDainian Tomlinson.


Jackson could be on the verge of something big in 2006 as he is penciled into the third wide receiver spot, behind Keenan McCardell and Eric Parker. McCardell is past his prime and Parker has never really set the world on fire, so Jackson could move up the ladder if he starts the season off strong. He size and speed have drawn comparisons to Terrel Owens, so he definitely has the tools. This is a big year for the young wide out.


Even though the team is very high on their rookie receiver, it is hard to imagine him cracking the top three at the wideout position in 2005. Jackson is built like a tight end but moves like a wide receiver, and he has a ton of confidence in himself. His size could make him a great red-zone threat, particularly with all of the other options that opposing defenses will need to contend with. At this stage, however, he will probably go undrafted in fantasy leagues throughout the country.