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Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson agrees to five-year deal

Buccaneers | Vincent Jackson agrees to five-year dealThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reached a five-year deal with free-agent WR Vincent Jackson (Chargers). It is worth $55.55 million, which includes $26 million in guaranteed money. Jackson will land $36 million in the first three years of the contract, including $26 million in the first two years.

Fantasy Tip: Josh Freeman has the arm to take advantage of Jackson's deep prowess, but this is a downgrade from Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers' passing attack; Tampa Bay will probably still be a run-heavy club. New offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan had recent success as the New York Giants' wideout and QB coach, so maybe there's a future for this vertical game, but for now, it's hard to value Jackson as more than a midrange No. 2 fantasy WR in standard scoring. In point-per-reception setups, he's downgraded to a high-end No. 3.

Freeman still can't be trusted as a No. 1 fantasy signal caller, but this move could actually make Mike Williams an attractive buy-low rebound candidate, especially in PPRs. Williams isn't a pure No. 1 wideout; now that he has a downfield complement to stretch the field, he could work within the game he's familiar with and on more occasions deliver No. 3 or flex value for his position.

2012-03-13 17:28:09 | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

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