Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFC South | 7-9-0
Rank: 4th
Avg Yds
Rank: 3rd
Avg PYds
Rank: 1st
Avg RYds
Rank: 23rd
Posted 5/21/2020 7:32 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski said he is around 257 pounds at this point and expects to play at 260 to 265 pounds this upcoming season. He was at 240 pounds during his retirement.
Huddle Up: Gronkowski is joining a crowded tight end corp with the Bucs but should be the starter because of his relationship with Tom Brady. He has struggled with injuries in the past but can be a No. 1 fantasy tight end if he can stay healthy.
Posted 5/19/2020 8:02 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady and approximately eight of his new teammates took part in a two-hour throwing session at Berkeley Preparatory School Tuesday, May 19.
Huddle Up: It's unknown when the Buccaneers will be able to begin offseason programs and official workouts and practices at the team facility. There should be little worry about the veteran Brady getting up to speed ahead of his first season with the Buccaneers, and he'll be a high-upside late-round option in redraft leagues.
Posted 5/15/2020 2:14 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones' limitations in the passing game have cost him playing time at various points throughout his two-year NFL career, but he is focusing his offseason work on running sharper routes and being more consistent with his hands. In addition, his workout coach also stated that Jones is 225 pounds.
Huddle Up: The overwhelming majority of fantasy owners seem to believe the lead role is rookie Ke'Shawn Vaughn's for the taking. While it is possible the third-rounder overtakes Jones at some point, it appears many folks are unwilling to appreciate the strides the second-year back made last season. It's just as likely Jones takes over the backfield in 2020 as it is that he splits time with Vaughn, but the veteran would have to fall on his face in order to be cast aside. Jones boasts significant fantasy RB3 upside as a result.
Posted 5/07/2020 11:52 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady will have his team in the NFL spotlight in 2020, as the Bucs are scheduled to play in five prime-time games this season. They'll visit the Chicago Bears Thursday, Oct. 8, the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday, Oct. 25, New York Giants Monday, Nov. 2, and host the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Nov. 8 and the Los Angeles Rams Monday, Nov. 23.
Huddle Up: The games against the Raiders, Saints and Rams particularly standout as potential offensive shootouts. Brady topped 300 yards passing in just one of his final 10 regular-season games with the New England Patriots last season, but he'll have plenty of pass-catching weapons that should allow him to keep up with the likes of QB Drew Brees and Jared Goff.
Posted 5/02/2020 4:55 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady's over/under total on his 2020 passing yards has been set at 4,099.5 by Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
Huddle Up: Last season, in his final year with the Patriots, Brady threw for 4,057 yards -- his lowest 16-game total since 2010 -- all while totaling the fourth most attempts (613) of his career. With better weapons in Tampa, looks for Brady's totals to see bump, and expect him to finish as a low-end fantasy QB1 for the second straight season.
Posted 4/29/2020 11:38 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin is a player the Buccaneers would like to sign to a long-term extension, but general manager Jason Licht said the two sides have not started extension talks at this point.
Huddle Up: Godwin is scheduled to be a free agent next offseason, so he is a candidate for an extension. He is coming off an outstanding 2019 season and will be working with Tom Brady next season. He should be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted 4/29/2020 5:45 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie RB Ke'Shawn Vaughn feels like being drafted by the Bucs was a best-case scenario. 'To be in this situation where you have Tom Brady as your quarterback, who loves throwing check-down routes ... I feel like that's the best opportunity that I could ask for,' Vaughn said. Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said he thinks Vaughn is capable of being a three-down back. 'If you have a guy who can do multiple things, it makes him even more valuable to your team. We'll see how it goes. We have to get him here, and we'll get him in the mix, and we'll see how it all shakes out,' Licht said of his new running back. Vaughn believes he has home-run ability out of the backfield as both a runner and a pass-catcher.
Huddle Up: We've seen Brady utilize the running back position with success for years; will Vaughn be the next back to be counted on? He'll get every opportunity to contribute, but shouldn't be counted on as more than a RB5 in PPR formats at this time.
Posted 4/23/2020 9:31 pm UTC
Updating a previous story, Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard is unlikely to be traded, according to general manager Jason Licht Thursday, April 23. 'We're excited about having O.J. Howard play with Rob Gronkowski. Why wouldn't you want to have many weapons at that position? We have an excellent tight end group right now.'
Huddle Up: The fantasy value of both Howard and Cameron Brate and even Gronkowski will be capped if all three are to remain in Tampa Bay this season, but it would be a positive for QB Tom Brady.
Posted 4/22/2020 7:35 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski told reporters Wednesday, April 22, he's currently 250 pounds and hasn't lost as much weight as people think.
Huddle Up: Gronkowski has been out of football for over a year, but it appears he's still in game shape and may not show as much rust as initially thought. Coupled with having the time to heal up old injuries, Gronk will still be a physical force and is instantly one of the top fantasy options in the tight end pool.
Posted 4/22/2020 7:19 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard remains 'a distinct possibility' to end up with the New England Patriots, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports Wednesday, April 22.
Huddle Up: The Patriots have a clear need at tight end and in the overall passing game. Matt LaCosse currently sits atop the depth chart at tight end, with Julian Edelman, N'Keal Harry and Mohamed Sanu the top receivers. Howard's coming off a down year, but he's still just 25 years old and a former first-round pick. Even while working with QBs Brian Hoyer or Jarrett Stidham, his fantasy stock would likely rise after the Buccaneers brought in TE Rob Gronkowski Tuesday, April 21.
Posted 4/16/2020 3:01 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard is a possibility to be traded within the next week, according to comments made on The GM Shuffle podcast by former NFL executive Michael Lombardi on Wednesday, April 15.
Huddle Up: Lombardi was apparently only passing along information he was told by a league source, although Howard was on the market at the trade deadline last season as well. It would be a shame if Tampa Bay denies Howard the opportunity to play with Tom Brady before the two ever get a chance to practice together, but the Buccaneers' current regime doesn't seem to have much interest in taking advantage of what they have in Howard. Cameron Brate would enter the TE1 discussion in fantasy if Howard gets traded.
Posted 4/09/2020 6:10 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones was given an endorsement from general manager Jason Licht on Thursday, April 9. 'We have a lot of faith in Ronald. We have more faith in him than we ever have,' Licht said.
Huddle Up: While this doesn't say much, and it could easily be construed as "GM speak," the fact Tampa has yet to bring in a running back this offseason says something to Jones' credit. The NFL draft will be interesting for a team with few other glaring needs and a prized new quarterback to help. Jones has RB2 potential if all goes well, but there's also a great deal of concern through uncertainty and his lack of consistently capable play to date.
Posted 3/30/2020 1:46 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard's 'eyes should light up' at the opportunity to play with QB Tom Brady, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'You have a quarterback who throws to the tight end, go earn it and get balls thrown to you,' Arians said.
Huddle Up: Despite playing four more games than he did in 2018, Howard finished with fewer yards and just one touchdown last year. The drop in production wasn't a surprise given the fact that Arians' system typically isn't kind to tight ends, but the arrival of Brady could change that in a big way. Howard is definitely worth grabbing as a TE1, and there is a chance he finishes as a top-five fantasy option at the position.
Posted 3/30/2020 1:35 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones could face new competition for snaps on third down next season, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'We'd love to have a pass-catching back,' Arians said.
Huddle Up: Jones rebounded in 2019 after a dreadful rookie campaign, tallying 1,031 yards from scrimmage and catching 31 passes. He should still handle most of the work on early downs, but if Jones isn't on the field in passing situations, it is going to limit his ceiling, especially with Tom Brady now under center. He's best viewed as a flex option for the time being.
Posted 3/20/2020 1:11 pm UTC
Free-agent QB Tom Brady (Patriots) officially signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Friday, March 20. Official financial terms weren't disclosed.
Huddle Up: The deal is expected to be worth $30 million per year, and Brady is expected to attract other free agents to join the party. There hasn't been a lot out there about former Los Angeles Chargers running back Melvin Gordon. Could he be in play? Either way, the weapons Brady has at his disposal should be close to an all-time high. He'll be a lower-middle QB1 to target.
Posted 3/17/2020 10:44 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady is expected to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when the new league year opens Wednesday, March 18, 'barring anything unforeseen,' sources told Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington of ESPN Tuesday, March 17.
Huddle Up: Brady has been trending downhill the last several seasons from a fantasy perspective, but he'll be a viable low-tier QB1 with WRs Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, and TE O.J. Howard.
Posted 3/17/2020 12:53 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady posted on social media Tuesday, March 17, that he would not be re-signing with the Patriots.
Huddle Up: There was no indication where he would sign, the odds-on favorite was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He'll need a lot of support around him to be a stable, low-end QB1 option in fantasy after his struggles last season with little around him.
Posted 3/16/2020 1:06 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent LB Shaquil Barrett will receive the franchise tag Monday, March 16.
Huddle Up: Barrett had a breakout season with 19.5 sacks, and he was sixth among linebackers in fantasy points. He's a very risky IDP asset, though, because he only had 58 total tackles. That sack total is more likely to come down than sustain, which makes him a low-end LB1 in fantasy.
Posted 3/15/2020 4:22 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady is not receiving interest from the Tennessee Titans because they are trying to re-sign impending free-agent QB Ryan Tannehill, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Brady will receive interest from several teams if he hits the free-agent market and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues. Tannehill is coming off an outstanding 2019 season and has a chance to be a No. 1 quarterback in some fantasy leagues.
Posted 3/11/2020 8:32 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady will receive strong interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason, and the team is believed to be willing to do almost anything to sign Brady.
Huddle Up: Brady is expected to receive interest from multiple teams this offseason, but the Bucs do have a solid group of receivers that Brady could work with in the passing game. Brady probably will be a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback no matter where he signs this offseason.
Posted 3/05/2020 7:17 pm UTC
Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill, a pending free agent, is still very much in the Titans' re-signing plans, and according to one report out of Boston, the team is using its purported interest in free-agent QB Tom Brady as leverage to lock in Tannehill at a lower cost.
Huddle Up: Tannehill is coming off one of the more surprising reversals of real-life and fantasy fortune we've seen in a while, and he's also 12 years younger than Brady at 31, so don't be surprised if he winds up signing a new deal in the Music City, Brady leverage or not.
Posted 3/04/2020 8:08 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady had a phone conversation with head coach Bill Belichick Tuesday, March 3, and no progress was made, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Patriots are believed to be waiting for a new collective bargaining agreement before starting serious talks with Brady, but the two sides only have about two weeks to reach an agreement. Brady is expected to receive interest from multiple teams if he reaches free agency and will start for a team in 2020. He could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some leagues.
Posted 3/02/2020 7:47 pm UTC
Impending free-agent QB Tom Brady (Patriots) has reportedly remained in 'consistent contact' with free-agent WR Antonio Brown and told him to 'keep mentally and physically strong' so the duo can reunite on the field at Brady's next stop, according to two people close to Brown.
Huddle Up: Other than the fact Brady took Brown under his wing for the short time the duo was in New England together early last season, it's hard to believe Brady's next employer would not only take on a quarterback who will turn 43 before the start of the season, but also a receiver with as much baggage as Brown. Stranger things have happened, but this reunion doesn't stand a great chance of happening.
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