Mike Williams, Vincent Jackson see fantasy value hurt by Josh Freeman's play

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Buccaneers passing game looked awful on Saturday night. We break down the fantasy implications.

Mike Williams led the Buccaneers with two receptions for 33 yards on seven targets in Saturday night's preseason game agains the Dolphins. Vincent Jackson caught one pass for 13 yards on four targets. Both receivers were affected by Josh Freeman's poor play, as he completed 6-of-16 passes for 59 yards.

Freeman struggled to stay upright. He was sacked five times in 41 snaps. He also lost a fumble.

Fantasy impact: Owners should avoid Freeman, of course. But Williams and Jackson are viable fantasy starters if the Bucs passing game starts rolling. Jackson was only in for 19 reps, while Williams caught his two passes in 40 snaps.

Jackson is still a WR1, but he's boom-or-bust with Freeman's inconsistency. If you own either receiver, be prepared for ups and downs again this season. Freeman's mechanics continue to plague his game, and if his offensive line can't protect him, everyone's value will fall.

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