Vincent Jackson's Instant Fantasy Reaction for 2013 Fantasy Playoffs

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistDecember 8, 2013

Nov 17, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Atlanta Falcons 41-28. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It took Vincent Jackson less than a quarter to reward fantasy owners who started him during the fantasy playoffs on Sunday.

In the first quarter alone, Jackson had three receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown, his 13 fantasy points in standard-scoring leagues equaling his total fantasy production from his previous two weeks combined.

Jackson wouldn't add another catch after that, but his owners were already quite pleased with the performance.

It isn't shocking that Jackson had success against the Buffalo Bills, as the team is 30th in the NFL in points allowed to opposing wide receivers (in standard-scoring leagues). Jackson is a bit streaky to begin with, but he was certainly a safe bet against this Bills team.

Of course, owners were concerned that he might not play at all, as he carried a questionable tag during the week with a hamstring injury. But he was able to give it a go, and fantasy owners are certainly thankful for that fact.

It will be interesting to see if he can keep the good times coming next week, however, as the San Francisco 49ers and their excellent defense are next on the schedule. As has always been the case with Jackson, he's always just one big play away from rewarding fantasy owners.


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