Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) missed practice all week and is out for Sunday’s game against the Saints. That again makes Chris Godwin a WR2 with upside and also gives WR Adam Humphries a slight bump in his target projection.
Bucs WR DeSean Jackson had a cast on his left thumb at Thursday's practice, insider Rick Stroud reports. D-Jax was on the practice field but not catching passes. It's unclear if he'll try to play through the issue against the Panthers this weekend, but he'll obviously be a high-risk fantasy start if he does. WRs Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries will benefit from a limited or sidelined Jackson.
Bucs WR DeSean Jackson sustained a concussion in the 4th quarter of Sunday's win over the Saints. It was a disappointing end to a big day that saw D-Jax haul in all 5 of his targets for 146 yards and 2 scores. We'll track his progress through the protocol this week. Jackson's absence would mean more snaps for WRs Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries.
Bucs WR Cecil Shorts will start in place of Vincent Jackson (knee) against the 49ers on Sunday, HC Dirk Koetter said. Shorts has 1 catch on 2 targets through 2 outings this season. His production will obviously climb now, but probably not enough to put him on the fantasy radar. WR Adam Humphries -- who will maintain his slot role -- and TE Cameron Brate are better bets to benefit from Jackson's absence.
Bucs WR Vincent Jackson has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, and has been placed on IR. The injury occurred 2 weeks ago, but V-Jax practiced on Monday before realizing that something wasn't right. This might be the end of the line for the 33-year-old, who was ineffective through the first 5 games, averaging just 11.5 yards per catch. Adam Humphries is next up on Tampa's depth chart, although he's more of a slot guy. WR Louis Murphy, who was activated from the PUP list on Monday, is also an option. Regardless, WR Mike Evans will continue to dominate targets.
Update: ESPN's Ed Werder reports that Jackson has not yet been diagnosed with a torn ACL. He's still heading to IR, but there's a chance he's able to return before the end of the season. He remains droppable in all fantasy leagues.
Bucs WR Vincent Jackson suffered a knee injury against the Panthers back in Week 5. Tampa Bay was off last week, but it sounds like V-Jax is in danger of missing Sunday's game vs. the 49ers. That'd likely mean a bigger role for WR Adam Humphries, although WR Mike Evans will continue to dominate targets.
The Bucs have released WR Kenny Bell. Last year's 5th-round pick was a favorite of many in the scouting community, but he missed all of last year with a hamstring injury and failed to stand out this summer. Adam Humphries will enter the season as Tampa Bay's #3 WR.
Bucs HC Dirk Koetter said Monday that Adam Humphries is the team's #3 WR. Let's "end the mystery," Koetter added. Many expected WR Kenny Bell to win that role, but it sounds like Tampa Bay views him as a backup to Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson on the outside. Humphries -- at 5'11 and 195 pounds -- is built to play the slot. He hauled in 27 balls for 260 yards and 1 TD as an undrafted rookie last year. Evans and Jackson remain the only Bucs WRs on the redraft radar.
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