Vincent Jackson injury update: Active on Thursday against the Vikings, fantasy owners can rest easy

Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

The Tampa receiver has been dealing with a hip injury, but he's good to go against the Vikings. We break down the fantasy implications.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson was listed as probable this week for their game against the Minnesota Vikings and he is officially active on Thursday. Jackson (hip) played on Sunday to the very end of the Bucs game against the Saints, but rested his ailing hip in practice this week.

The Bucs receiver has played in all six games for Tampa and leads the team with 27 catches for 586 yards and five touchdowns.

Fantasy Take: Jackson is a WR1 and must-go in all formats. Scoring has been suppressed on Thursday night's because of the short week of rest, and that's a concern for owners of anyone tonight, but you can't sit a player averaging nearly 100 yards per game and a touchdown.

Minnesota has a good defense, but Jackson is a safe play. Go with him.

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