Tampa Bay Buccaneers star wide receiver Vincent Jackson was limited at practice on both Thursday and Friday with a hamstring injury, and the Buccaneers listed him as questionable on the injury report. That said, the fact that Jackson was able to get two practice sessions in bodes well for his playing status today, and most people have expected Jackson to play ever since he returned to the practice field for Thursday’s session.
Jackson has been nicked up all season, but this latest hamstring injury shouldn’t be nagging enough to hold him out of today’s contest against the Buffalo Bills. While he is by no means guaranteed to play, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Jackson is expected to be a “go” today.
However, Rapoport also adds that Jackson will need to test his hamstring out before the game, which means that V-Jax is technically a game-time decision. In my opinion, the only way Jackson will be ruled inactive for this game is if he suffers a setback on his hamstring injury, so it’s safe to tentatively start him in fantasy leagues. But fantasy owners need to cast a watchful eye on Jackson’s status, because we’ve seen stranger things than a player surprisingly listed inactive due to a hitch during pre-game warm-ups. I think Jackson will most likely be out there against the Bills, though, because his recovery has only gone well this week.