Vincent Jackson is officially ruled out for his Week 9 matchup against the New York Giants.
The 32-year old receiver is dealing with a knee issue. He last played in Week 7, but his last meaningful fantasy football performance was in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers.
In the last game without Jackson, Mike Evans saw the most looks from Jameis Winston, but Evans was only able to convert nine targets into three receptions for 48 receiving yards.
Evans may lose his status as Winston’s favorite target, however, as tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins appears to be ready to play in his first game since Week 2 after suffering a shoulder injury.
Jenkins was a stronger sleeper candidate entering the 2015 season because of his height (6-foot-5), body frame (262 pounds) and speed for his size (4.56 40-yard dash).
Winston and company face the New York Giants in Week 9. So far this season, the Giants’ defense has allowed 17 touchdown passes and an average of 322.4 receiving yards to opposing teams per game.
Of course, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints putting up 52 points against the Giants’ is figured into this, but this still looks like a solid matchup for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Categories: 2015 Fantasy Football