Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFC South | 7-9-0
Rank: 3rd
Avg Yds
Rank: 3rd
Avg PYds
Rank: 1st
Avg RYds
Rank: 23rd
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 5:14 pm UTC
Free-agent QB Jameis Winston (Buccaneers) is 'unlikely' to be a target of the New England Patriots, according to a high-ranking team official Friday, March 20.
Huddle Up: It makes sense for Patriots head coach Bill Belichick to want to avoid Winston's high-risk style of play. While Winston has been of the more productive fantasy quarterbacks in recent years, his interceptions are much more costly to real NFL teams than they are to fantasy managers. Even if he were to latch on in New England, his fantasy appeal would drop without the services of elite wide receivers Mike Evans and Chris Godwin.
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.
Posted 3/02/2020 4:35 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent QB Jameis Winston is unlikely to re-sign with the Buccaneers, in the opinion of MMQB's Peter King.
Huddle Up: King also opines that Winston isn't likely to be a starter if he leaves Tampa. That would obviously kill his fantasy value. It should be an interesting free-agent period, and Winston could be a low-end QB1 or not worth rostering.
Posted 2/28/2020 8:20 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (knee) underwent surgery on a torn meniscus after the 2019 season.
Huddle Up: Winston could be limited during offseason workouts since he is recovering from multiple injuries but will be fine for the 2020 season. It is not known if he will return to the Bucs or will be playing with a new team. He is a risky option because of his turnovers, but he can be considered at least a high-end No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted 2/28/2020 3:19 am UTC
Updating previous reports, impending free-agent QB Tom Brady (Patriots) is 'in fact in the Patriots' plans (for 2020),' according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: Rapoport seemed to suggest the Patriots are waiting for some things to fall into place - such as what the new salary cap will be and what impact the new Collective Bargaining Agreement will have on the team if/when it is approved. With that said, while Brady re-signing with the only team he's known is still the most likely outcome, it no longer feels as though Brady is a lock to return to New England.
Posted 2/27/2020 3:21 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady would shock ESPN's Jeff Darlington if he re-signed with the Patriots. Darlington said on ESPN's 'Get Up' that he would be stunned if Brady returned at this point.
Huddle Up: It's hard to envision him in another uniform, but anything is possible. Brady really struggled in fantasy due to a lack of weapons around him. He'll need a lot more around him to be more than a high-end QB2.
Posted 2/25/2020 9:11 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard has the coaching staff 'more than excited' about what he can do in his second year under head coach Bruce Arians, according to general manager Jason Licht Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Huddle Up: It's strong praise for a player who was targeted just 53 times in 14 games. He caught 34 passes for 459 yards and a single touchdown as one of fantasy's biggest disappointments in 2019. He'll be a risky TE1 pick in 2020 drafts, depending on who's at QB for the Bucs.
Posted 2/25/2020 8:25 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Ndamukong Suh intends to play in 2020 and would like to remain with the Buccaneers, according to general manager Jason Licht Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Huddle Up: Suh had a career-worst 2.5 sacks in 2019, but he recovered four fumbles and scored two touchdowns. It was far from reliable fantasy production for Suh, but he should be able to get to the opposing quarterback more often with improved play around him on the Bucs' side of the ball in 2020.
Posted 2/20/2020 5:31 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jameis Winston, a pending free agent, could be offered a two-year deal by the Buccaneers with the first year guaranteed and the second year being a team option, according to sources. The first year would pay Winston roughly the same as a franchise tag ($27 million).
Huddle Up: Winston threw for a career-high 5,109 yards, 33 TDs last season -- and yes, 30 interceptions -- to finish as a top-five fantasy QB for the first time in five seasons. A return to the Bucs would definitely keep him in the QB1 conversation, but a move to another team would necessitate a full re-evaluation of his fantasy status.
Posted 2/16/2020 6:35 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady has not made any progress in contract talks with the Patriots at this point.
Huddle Up: The two sides have about a month to negotiate until Brady becomes a free agent. Several of teams will pursue Brady if he hits the free-agent market, so the Patriots may need to sign Brady in the next few weeks. He likely will be considered a low-end No. 1 fantasy quarterback in 2020.
Posted 2/15/2020 7:54 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin came in 20th on Pro Football Focus' ranking of the top 101 players in the league.
Huddle Up: Godwin had a breakout elite season in 2019, catching 86-of-121 targets for 1,333 yards and nine TDs to finish as fantasy's No. 2 wideout in total points -- and that's despite missing the final two games with a hamstring injury. Godwin very likely could land a contract extension this offseason, but a follow-up finish among fantasy's elite WRs could hinge in a large degree on what happens with the Bucs' QB situation this offseason.
Posted 2/15/2020 5:32 pm UTC
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, a pending free agent, will receive a two-year, $60 million offer from the Las Vegas Raiders, according to Larry Fitzgerald Sr., a long-time member of the Minnesota media.
Huddle Up: It's definitely a different kind of offseason for the soon-to-be 43-year-old Brady, and it'll be more than intriguing to see if he lured by the big $$$ of a new team or decides to finish his career with the only franchise he's ever known. Even if he stays in New England, Brady is now a QB2 consideration for fantasy.
Posted 2/13/2020 10:20 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is expected to remain an option for the team for the 2020 season at least until the beginning of the legal three-day free-agent tampering period March 16-18, according to head coach Bruce Arians Thursday, Feb. 13. 'Really nothing has changed,' Arians said. 'What's Door No. 2? You know? Can we make the one we have better? All those things you go through right now. ... And then, that's the problem, you get about three days to decide. The legal tampering period. Is somebody going to get let go? What's the trade values? It's really monotonous right now because you don't have any answers.'
Huddle Up: The Buccaneers know what they have in Winston at this point but seem to be willing to entertain available options, should any truly exist. Winston led the NFL with 5,109 passing yards last season, but he also threw a league-high 30 interceptions. Ball control will likely be a big focus of the Bucs' search, but whoever is under center has QB1 potential with WRs Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as their primary targets.
Posted 2/12/2020 10:28 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent QB Jameis Winston (eyes) recently underwent Lasik surgery to help improve his eyesight.
Huddle Up: Winston finished the season with 33 touchdowns and 30 interceptions, so his status with the Bucs is uncertain at this point. He is a valuable fantasy option because of his touchdowns but the interceptions make him a risky starting option. Winston probably will be the starter for a team next season can could be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 quarterback in leagues.
Posted 2/12/2020 2:35 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady is expected to have serious contract discussions with the team before the March 18 new league year. Brady hasn't had talks with the team yet, but he would cost them a $13.5 million salary cap charge if he's not on the roster by then. The Patriots project to have about $29 million in cap space, per sources. If Brady's contract is extended before the 2020 league year begins, it would lessen the dead money on the team's 2020 cap because it could be accounted for over multiple years.
Huddle Up: Brady could wind up being a low-end QB1 target in fantasy, but he'll need significant upgrades around him.
Posted 2/04/2020 11:58 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady is not expected to receive much interest from the Miami Dolphins if he hits the free-agent market, according to a source.
Huddle Up: The Dolphins likely will select a quarterback in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft and can use Ryan Fitzpatrick as a bridge quarterback, so they do not need to sign Brady this offseason. Brady should receive interest in several teams and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some leagues depending on his situation.
Posted 2/03/2020 2:53 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady is not seeking $30 million per year, according to a source. Brady feels adding weapons to the offense is a priority, though.
Huddle Up: TB12 really plummeted as the talent around him started to dissolve. He'll be a QB2 in drafts, but he could be a low-end QB1 with the right setup.
Posted 2/02/2020 5:36 pm UTC
New England Patriots impending free-agent QB Tom Brady likely will be a target for the Oakland Raiders if he hits the free-agent market, according to sources.
Huddle Up: The Raiders have Derek Carr on the roster but likely would move on from him if they are able to sign Brady. Brady would have a decent group of pass catchers if he joins the Raiders but probably would still be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
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