Buccaneers Round table: How the Bucs will beat Minnesota in 2017 Week 3
Finally, it’s my turn. If the Buccaneers beat the Vikings, then DeSean Jackson is going to have a real good day.
In kind of a two-for-one deal here, Jackson is a nice sleeper pick for fantasy football this week as the Vikings will most assuredly match-up cornerback extraordinaire Xavier Rhodes against Mike Evans.
Evans needs to prove he’s a top-tier receiver in the NFL by turning in a stat line somewhere in the area of five catches for 70-yards and touchdown against arguably the game’s best defender.
Beyond this though, the Bucs have to be able to do what the Steelers did a week ago, and that’s get their other receivers more involved.
Since Rhodes will be trying to stifle Evans, Jackson will get the rest of the defense.
In Week 2 we saw him lined up outside and in the slot. Par for the course. We also saw him get behind the defense at least twice, also par for the course.
What we didn’t see was a quarterback who hit him with a deep ball for a big play.
This is what has to change. I’ll give Jameis Winston the benefit of the doubt here, as it was his first time playing a full live game with his newest weapon.
Week 3, there aren’t any more excuses. If the speedy veteran gets behind the secondary, and he will, then Winston has to find him this week.
If Jackson gets five catches, 97-yards, and one touchdown, then the Buccaneers win a tough match-up in Minnesota this weekend.
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