Marcas Grant | Tags: Three and out, Atlanta Falcons, Bobby Rainey, Brian Leonard, Buffalo Bills, C.J. Spiller, EJ Manuel, Fred Jackson, Harry Douglas, Matt Ryan, Robert Woods, Stevie Johnson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tony Gonzalez, Vincent Jackson
Schiano wants more targets for VJax: It seems that Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano has had a couple of epiphanies lately. The first was that he should use Darrelle Revis in more man-to-man coverage. Now comes the idea that the offense should get the ball in the hands of Vincent Jackson a little more often. Jackson is undoubtedly the team’s best playmaker in the passing game and could carry a larger load now that the Bucs have gone well down their running back depth chart to Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey. This weekend’s game against Atlanta is a favorable one for Jackson. Fantasy owners should rejoice at this new plan of attack for Tampa Bay.
Falcons ailing: It was good news and bad news for the Falcons at Friday’s practice. Tony Gonzalez wasn’t on the field for the early portion of the workout, but Harry Douglas did return. This weekend’s matchup against the Bucs isn’t the best for Atlanta’s receivers and Matt Ryan’s recent struggles are plenty of cause for fantasy concern. Exercise plenty of skepticism if you are in a position to start any of the Dirty Birds this weekend.
Spiller not likely to play WR: It’s been a rough week for Buffalo’s pass-catchers. Both Stevie Johnson nor Robert Woods have been ruled out of the Week 11 clash with the Jets. But don’t expect to see C.J. Spiller lining up wide to replace the ailing receivers. Head coach Doug Marrone threw cold water on that idea, saying instead the team would likely use more multiple tight end sets. Fantasy enthusiasts would have to be in a really bad way if they planned on using EJ Manuel this week and this news won’t change anyone’s mind. The bigger fear is that Gang Green will stack the box in an effort to slow Spiller and Fred Jackson, all the while forcing the Bills to win through the air.
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