Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
NFC South | 1-1-0
Avg PTS
18.5
Rank: 22nd
Avg Yds
311.5
Rank: 26th
Avg PYds
201
Rank: 26th
Avg RYds
110.5
Rank: 14th
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Posted 9/13/2019 10:09 am UTC
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Devin White (knee) suffered a Grade 1 MCL sprain Thursday, Sept. 12, against the Carolina Panthers, head coach Bruce Arians said Friday. White is considered day-to-day.
Huddle Up: White at least has a 10-day break between games, and his IDP-league owners will need to monitor his progress next week heading into Week 3.
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Posted 9/12/2019 9:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin caught eight passes for 121 yards and one touchdown on nine targets Thursday, Sept. 12, against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2.
Huddle Up: His breakout season is off to a great start with scores in each of Godwin's first two outings. The New York Giants are ahead for Tampa, and the blossoming receiver is poised for another strong showing.
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Posted 9/12/2019 9:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard was held without a target Thursday, Sept. 12, against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2.
Huddle Up: Not cool. Howard is teetering on the edge of playable in Week 3 against the New York Giants. It's best to maintain faith and give him another shot before totally freaking out -- even though we all want to right about now!
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Posted 9/12/2019 9:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught four passes for 61 yards one eight targets Thursday, Sept. 12, against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2.
Huddle Up: It is nice to see the eight looks go his way, but Jameis Winston's inaccuracy was on display near the goal line late in the game. Evans remains a must-start receiver, even if gamers are forced to take some lumps along the way. He should get on track vs. the New York Giants in Week 3.
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Posted 9/12/2019 9:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed four times for nine yards Thursday, Sept. 12, against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. He was held without a reception.
Huddle Up: A week after setting personal bests across the board, Jones was relegated to sparse utility as Peyton Barber was tasked with shouldering the load for 23 carries. The New York Giants are ahead, but the matchup is meaningless if Jones is an observer.
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Posted 9/12/2019 9:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 16 of 25 passing for 208 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions Thursday, Sept. 12, against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. He rushed four times for nine yards.
Huddle Up: The Bucs have a home game in Week 3 against the New York Giants -- a matchup in which Winston could be a decent starting option in conventional leagues.
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Posted 9/12/2019 9:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber rushed 23 times for 82 yards and one touchdown Thursday, Sept. 12, against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. He caught one pass for seven yards.
Huddle Up: It wasn't pretty, but offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich stuck with Barber as he fought for every inch. Tampa Bay hosts the Giants in Week 3, and Barber should be a low-tier flex consideration.
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Posted 9/12/2019 12:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones is expected to see 'increased carries' in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Huddle Up: While it's clear Peyton Barber will remain the starter for at least one more game, Jones was clearly the best - and most productive - back in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. Carolina surrendered 166 yards and two rushing touchdowns on the ground in the opener, so while the Bucs aren't the Los Angeles Rams in terms of the running the football yet, there's enough here for somewhat desperate owners to use Jones as a flex this week.
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Posted 9/11/2019 6:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones led the team with 75 rushing yards in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, but head coach Bruce Arians confirmed RB Peyton Barber remains first in line for touches heading into Week 2. 'If Peyton gets a little tired, he will get (Jones) in there,' Arians said Wednesday, Sept. 11. 'And if he has the hot hand, he stays in there until he gets tired.'
Huddle Up: Jones looked good in the opener, and if he is available off the waiver wire he is a good addition to stash away for future use. Barber wasn't very impressive, and if Jones outshines him again, it might just be a matter of time before the 2018 second-round pick is featured more.
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Posted 9/11/2019 12:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Howard was targeted five times in Week 1 and should receive a similar workload this week. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 9/11/2019 12:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (toe) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Jones is coming off a very good Week 1 but still is not the starting running back for the Bucs. He should still receive a solid amount of touches this week and could be a flex option in some leagues.
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Posted 9/10/2019 2:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber will get the start again in Week 2 over Ronald Jones, although head coach Bruce Arians suggested he will go with the 'hot hand' after Jones gets a chance to mix in.
Huddle Up: Jones won Round 1 pretty convincingly, piling up a career-high 93 yards on 14 touches against the San Francisco 49ers, while Barber tallied 45 yards on 10 touches. It's unknown at this point whether Arians is trying to make Jones earn the job or not, but he's the only back on the roster with the explosiveness and pedigree to emerge as a potential bell-cow. Whether that is allowed to happen or not is another story. For now, owners should let this play a little bit longer and treat Jones as a low-floor flex.
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Posted 9/09/2019 3:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones (toe) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: Jones led the team in carries and rushing yards in Week 1 and appears to be on track to win the starting job. He has a chance to be at least a flex option in leagues this week if he continues to receive a majority of the touches.
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Posted 9/09/2019 3:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 9.
Huddle Up: Howard finished with 32 yards in Week 1 but was targeted five times during the game. He should continue to have a solid role in the passing game and can be a No. 1 tight end in fantasy leagues this week.
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Posted 9/08/2019 11:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard finished with 32 yards on four receptions during the team's Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He also lost a fumble and had a pass deflect off of his hands for an interception.
Huddle Up: Howard will be looking to turn the page on his poor showing, facing a Carolina team he scored twice against last November (he missed the other Panthers game due to injury). Don't overreact to one tough day, and keep Howard in the lineup as a top-five fantasy TE.
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Posted 9/08/2019 11:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin caught three passes for 53 yards and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Sept. 8.
Huddle Up: A popular breakout candidate entering the season, Godwin led the team in receiving yards (20 more than Dare Ogunbowale) and scored their only offensive touchdown in Week 1. Godwin posted a 5-101-1 line the last time he faced off with the Panthers, and he should be a solid WR2 option for their first meeting of 2019.
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Posted 9/08/2019 11:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught two passes for 28 yards against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Sept. 8.
Huddle Up: This was a poor showing from Evans, who failed to top 40 yards receiving in a game just once all of last season. Perhaps the illness he battled throughout the week affected his performance. Whatever the case, he'll have to recover on a short week against a team he struggled against last season -- in two games versus Carolina, Evans managed just five receptions (on 16 targets) and 64 yards. Despite that, Evans remains a must play.
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Posted 9/08/2019 11:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber rushed eight times for 33 yards in a Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He also caught two passes (on four targets) for 12 yards.
Huddle Up: Barber's eight carries matched his second-lowest output of 2019, and the fact that it was Ronald Jones, not Barber, that was on the field in the fourth quarter wasn't a great sign. It's too early to draw season-long conclusions, but if you have decent options you're probably better off keeping Barber on the bench Thursday night in Carolina.
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Posted 9/08/2019 11:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones logged 13 carries for 75 yards against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Sept. 8. Jones also had an 18-yard reception on his lone target.
Huddle Up: There wasn't much to smile about for the Bucs offensively, but coming off a rookie season where he ran for just 44 yards Jones' 75-yard performance was a step in the right direction. His 14 total touches were more than Peyton Barber (10), and he was the choice late in the game. You don't want to read too much into one week, but if Jones outworks Barber again on Thursday night it's a good sign he'll be the lead option moving forward. If you need RB depth and want to take a leap of faith, consider adding Jones before TNF.
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Posted 9/08/2019 10:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston connected on 20 of his 36 passes for 194 yards, a touchdown and three INTs against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1. Two of the interceptions were returned for touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Remember when Bruce Arians was going to fix Winston's interception problems... well, that didn't work out so well in Week 1, as Winston once again struggled with his decision making -- his first pick-six put the team in a 13-point hole, and the second one effectively ended the game as it turned a one-score game in a 14-point deficit with two minutes to play. What makes it even worse is that the 49ers intercepted more passes TODAY than they did in all of 2018 (two). Despite the struggles, Arians has no real alternative than to roll Winston out there and see what he can do. His next test will come against Carolina, which held Jared Goff and the Rams to 186 yards passing on Sunday. Think long and hard before you start Winston this week.
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Posted 9/08/2019 5:09 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (illness) will play in Week 1's game against the San Francisco 49ers, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Evans had been listed as questionable on the injury report after being held out of practice Friday, Sept. 6. As a key component of Bruce Arians' offense, he should be viewed as a must-start option in all fantasy formats when healthy.
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Posted 9/06/2019 2:09 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (illness) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 6, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Evans should be able to play in Week 1 as long as he is able to recover from the illness over the last few days. He likely will be featured in Bruce Arians' offense and will be a must-start option each week as long as he is healthy.
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Posted 9/06/2019 10:09 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David (knee) and Vita Vea (knee) are 'good to go' for Week 1, a beat writer reported Friday, Sept. 6.
Huddle Up: Big news for the Bucs' shaky defense and David's IDP league owners who are free to use him if needed.
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Posted 8/26/2019 8:08 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (leg) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: Owners of the WR1 can breathe a sigh of relief, and he should be good to go for Week 1.
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Posted 8/23/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston was sacked five times in a 13-12 preseason win over the Cleveland Browns Friday, Aug. 23, and he completed nine of his 19 pass attempts for 88 yards and rushed two times for six yards.
Huddle Up: Winston was running for his life all night, but on the plus side, he continued to show good chemistry with Chris Godwin. With plenty of weapons around him, he should deliver QB1 numbers for fantasy owners, even if the Buccaneers struggle to win games.
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Posted 8/23/2019 8:08 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed four times for eight yards and failed to catch his only target in a 13-12 preseason win over the Cleveland Browns Friday, Aug. 23.
Huddle Up: Te be fair, Peyton Barber was even worse running the ball, but Jones has yet to show he can produce on the field when it matters. He has the highest ceiling of Tampa Bay's running backs, but he remains a boom-or-bust RB4.
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Posted 8/23/2019 7:08 pm UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin caught four of his six targets for 52 yards in a 13-12 preseason win over the Cleveland Browns Friday, Aug. 23.
Huddle Up: Godwin continues to look sharp in the preseason, backing up all the offseason hype. He has legitimate WR2 upside, but the window to grab him as a value pick in fantasy drafts closed a long time ago.
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Posted 8/21/2019 9:08 am UTC
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (leg) won't play in the third preseason game Friday, Aug. 23.
Huddle Up: Evans' injury isn't believed to be serious and shouldn't affect his Week 1 status. He's a WR1, but he has dealt with lingering issues like this throughout his career.
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