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Mike Williams, Tim Wright fantasy duds thanks to Vincent Jackson

The Buccaneers wide receivers were left with scraps of the Bucs’ No. 1 option against the Falcons. We break down the fantasy implications.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams and tight end Tim Wright were both held under 40 yards in a 31-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 7. Williams caught four passes for 32 yards while Wright caught just two passes for 15 yards in the losing effort.

Fantasy impact: Williams is widely regarded as a starter in the fantasy world, particularly in deep leagues. Wright on the other hand was one of the hottest pickups on the waiver wire a week ago, after the rookie caught seven passes for 91 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6.

That said, it was hard for either player to make a big impact for their fantasy owners in a game where teammate Vincent Jackson was targeted 22 times by quarterback Mike Glennon. Jackson also went on to score both of the Bucs' touchdowns, rendering all other receiving options secondary in the game.

Both Wright and Williams are the kind of guys you want to plug and play in your lineup once in a while at this point, especially with Jackson being on fire. The Buccaneers play a stout Carolina Panthers defense in Week 8.

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