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2012 Most Targeted Players: 10-6

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Who was a huge success in Tampa Bay? Yes, you, VJax. Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images
Who was a huge success in Tampa Bay? Yes, you, VJax. Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images

(147 targets)

Jackson’s first season in Tampa Bay was a resounding success as he set career highs in both receptions (72) and yardage (1,384). Jackson checks in as the player with the highest yards per catch average on our list (19.2 yards per reception), which is indicative of his big play nature. Jackson was also lowest on the list with a 49 percent catch rate, but when your fantasy receiver chalks up nearly 20 yards every time he hauls in a pass, you can live with some targets that don’t lead to catches.

2013 should be more of the same for Jackson, as the main parts of Tampa Bay’s offense will be back, in addition to some key injury returns on the offensive line. As long as quarterback Josh Freeman can keep from imploding (39 interceptions over the last two seasons), Jackson should be pounding on the door of Top 10 fantasy wide receiver production once again. As long as you can live with Jackson’s “boom or bust” nature on a week to week basis, he will be a fine receiver to lead a fantasy receiving crew in 2013.