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Vincent Jackson returns to practice; fantasy value uncertain with Josh McCown

Vincent Jackson was back at practice on Thursday after taking a day of rest. We break down the fantasy implications.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson was back at practice on Thursday. Jackson is listed on the injury report with a rib issue and sat out Wednesday's practice, but it was more of a rest day. Jackson is fully expected to be ready for Sunday's Week 10 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Jackson has been dealing with various injuries all season, including a fractured wrist, but he has yet to miss a game. Through eight games, Jackson has 32 catches for 443 yards and two touchdowns. He is on pace for 64 receptions, 886 yards and four scores. The yardage and touchdowns would both be his lowest totals since a holdout-shortened 2010 season with the San Diego Chargers.

Fantasy impact: Jackson is still the Bucs' nominal No. 1 receiver, even with rookie Mike Evans coming into his own, but his fantasy ceiling is limited due to Lovie Smith going back to Josh McCown at quarterback. In the three games McCown started, Jackson averaged just 3.3 catches for 34 yards, and he hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 4. The entire Bucs offense must be downgraded in fantasy with McCown under center, even against the Falcons' lowly defense.