Jaguars vs Buccaneers: Troy Williamson is Ready to Produce | Player Rankings
Last weeks games was a very lack luster for the Buccaneers and Jaguars in the first week of the preseason. This week what I wanted to see most is if the Jaguars can put together enough passing so that defenses can’t focus too much on Maurice Jones-Drew. This will help Drew’s odds at delivering on his high expectations this year as he is going No.1 overall pick in many PPR fantasy football leagues.
Troy Williamson is Back from the Dead
South Carolina receiving product Troy Williamson was a high first round pick by the Vikings a few years back. When he was drafted the book in him was that he was very fast and talented but was an extremely raw talent. It was understood that it may take a few seasons for this young stud to figure out how to be a successful receiver at this level of competition.
Troy made some highlight plays in his three years with the Vikings but was not close to delivering on his talent at this level. Williamson is now in his 5th season in the league he has an opportunity to play with a solid No.1 receiver in Torry Holt. With a receiver like Torry on the field Williamson will consistently see lesser coverage and will have opportunity’s to flash his promising skills.
Mike Walker was thought to be the No.2 starter early in camp but he has been decimated by injuries in his career and is hurt again as he has a lower leg problem.
Last week Williamson was one of the few players to have a good week and in the first drive of this game he had a 74 yard touchdown. Troy finished the night with an impressive three catches for 147 yards and the big touchdown.
If Williamson officially wins a starting job he will make for a very nice sleeper pick in the late rounds of 10 and 12 team fantasy football leagues.
Quarterback Tie in Tampa Bay
Byron Leftwich started the game this week and had a good performance as he was 6 of 12 for 63 yards passing. But when Luke McCown came into the game he quickly lead the team down and threw a touchdown pass to tight end Jeremy Stevens. On McCown’s second drive he lead the team down for another touchdown pass as he hit Sammy Stroughter.
Last week Leftwich had the better game of the two quarterbacks and this week McCown had the better game. Looks like we will have to wait and see who has the better game next week before we know who the official starter will be in 2009.
Fantasy Football Information Writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com