Jackson caught four of nine targets for 77 yards and added a seven-yard run during Sunday's 34-29 loss to Atlanta. He also returned one punt for nine yards. The production wasn't quite up to Jackson's standards, particularly as compared to his monster first two weeks, but there was reason for hope. In Jameis Winston's first start of the season, Jackson was targeted a season-high nine times. He and Winston didn't connect on the majority of those attempts, but at least some of that can be attributed to rust. They won't have too much time to straighten things out before taking on a tough Cleveland pass defense Sunday.
Jackson brought in five of eight targets of 112 yards in the Buccaneers' 48-10 loss to the Bears on Sunday. He also returned one punt for two yards. Jackson's numbers were the only bright spot on offense for the Bucs, as he eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the third time in four games to open the season. The veteran speedster made sure of that with a spectacular 48-yard grab down the left sideline between two defenders, already giving him three catches of over 40 yards after having notched only one such reception all of last year. With Jameis Winston likely to be back at the controls against the Falcons in Week 6 following a Week 5 bye, Jackson will look to continue his early-season success, despite his inconsistent track record with the quarterback in 2017.
Jackson brought in three of five targets for 37 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-27 loss to the Steelers on Monday night. He also netted zero yards on his sole punt return. Jackson saw his typical number of modest targets, but the difference Monday as compared to the first two games was that he couldn't parlay any of them into a long score. The veteran was often in a decoy role against the Steelers, checking in fourth in looks on the team behind Mike Evans (11), Chris Godwin (10) and even O.J. Howard (eight). Jackson will continue to have a bit of hit-or-miss associated with his fantasy value, given his average depth of target often being further down the field than any other Bucs pass catcher. He'll look to bounce back in a Week 4 battle against the Bears.
Jackson brought in all four of his targets for 129 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 27-21 win over the Eagles on Sunday. He also returned one punt for 11 yards. Jackson came into the game having just passed the concussion protocol, and he made his presence felt from the opening play. The veteran speedster hauled in a 75-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to set the tone for what would turn out to be another prolific day for the Buccaneers' passing attack. Jackson has opened the season with back-to-back 100-yard games, and after posting a career-low 13.8 yards per catch last season, the 31-year-old is averaging a jaw-dropping 30.5 yards on his nine catches thus far in 2018. He'll look to keep the momentum going versus a Steelers squad that was diced by Patrick Mahomes for six touchdowns Sunday when Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh face off in a Week 3 Monday night showdown.
Jackson (concussion) is active for Sunday's Week 2 tilt against the Eagles, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. All indications are the veteran speedster will take his usual spot in the starting lineup as the No. 2 receiver opposite Mike Evans. Jackson will look to build on a stellar Week 1 effort versus the Saints where he finished with five receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns despite exiting early with a shoulder injury.
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|11||11/18||@New York Giants||7||20.00|
|12||11/25||San Francisco 49ers||17||23.20|
|14||12/09||New Orleans Saints||32||34.80|
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