• Jameis Winston - QB
    Posted 3/23/19 10:47pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston, who is listed at 6-foot-4 and 231 pounds, intends to add muscle during the offseason and wants to play at 250 pounds in 2019. 'I'm getting it. I'm going to play bigger this year. I'm about 250. Yeah. A solid 250. It's just about hydration and being at the peak body, too,'' Winston said.

    Huddle Up: It's unclear why Winston feels the need to put on weight, although fantasy owners will probably take it if it allows him to stay on the field and improve on his deep passing. The arrival of head coach Bruce Arians figures to be a boon to his career, and there is little question he has a capable supporting cast with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and O.J. Howard as his primary targets. If he doesn't thrive this season, he'll likely have no one but himself to blame.

  • O.J. Howard - TE
    Posted 3/21/19 6:57pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (ankle) spent time running routes and catching passes from Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes Thursday, March 21.

    Huddle Up: Howard was having a TE1 campaign in 2018 before an injury ended his season early, but he should be back at full strength well before the start of next season. He is a big-play weapon from the tight end spot and could finish as a top-five fantasy option at his position.

  • Peyton Barber - RB
    Posted 3/20/19 10:38pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber said in a radio interview Wednesday, March 20 that he has a lot to prove. 'I want to break 1,000 yards and prove I'm an every down running back,' Barber said.

    Huddle Up: Barber re-signed for one year and head coach Bruce Arians has spoken glowingly of the back since taking over the head coaching job. If he is used as the bellcow back in 2019, he could be a solid RB3 or flex fantasy option in most leagues.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR
    Posted 3/17/19 11:30am ET

    Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson said Thursday, March 14, is 'excited' about re-signing with the team and blamed his 2014 offseason release on former Eagles coach Chip Kelly, not general manager Howie Roseman. 'One thing I can say about Howie Roseman, we always had a great relationship,' Jackson said. 'Even when I went on and played in Washington and played in Tampa Bay, anytime I was able to see him on the field pregame, he always came up and just gave me a hug. Once again, it was a bittersweet situation. We all know how I was released.'

    Huddle Up: Jackson, now 32, was limited to 12 games and caught only 41 passes -- the second-lowest mark of his 11-year career -- but did average a league-best 18.9 yards per reception. There is ample competition in Philly, though, for targets so don't count on Jackson being much than a big-play dependent WR4 once again.

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB
    Posted 3/17/19 11:55am ET

    Free-agent QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Buccaneers) on Sunday, March 17, signed with the Miami Dolphins. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

    Huddle Up: Fitzpatrick has landed with his eighth team in 15 years, and becomes the immediate favorite to open the 2019 season as the starter for the Dolphins, who likely also will draft a quarterback next month. Despite the gaudy stats he posted during several games in his FitzMagic run with the Bucs last season, he's nothing more than a QB2 at the very best.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR
    Posted 3/13/19 3:40pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson was officially acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles Wednesday, March 13, in exchange for a 2019 sixth-round draft choice. The Eagles also received 2020 seventh-round draft choice in the trade.

    Huddle Up: Jackson returns to the Eagles and should be a deep threat on the outside for Philly in 2019. He should be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Peyton Barber - RB
    Posted 3/13/19 10:00pm ET

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed RB Peyton Barber to a one-year contract worth $2.125 million on Wednesday, March 13. The deal involves $1 million in guaranteed money.

    Huddle Up: The Bucs didn't have to invest a lot of bread in Barber, who head coach Bruce Arians said he likes. Barber had a career-low 3.7 yards per carry, but his usage was way up. He had career highs with 234 carries, 871 rushing yards, five rushing scores, 20 receptions, 29 targets and his first-career receiving touchdown. He has also missed just one game over his three-year NFL career. Barber will lead the way in front of Jacquizz Rodgers and Ronald Jones.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR
    Posted 3/11/19 2:11pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson will be traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, according to sources. It is not known what the Buccaneers will receive in the trade.

    Huddle Up: Chris Godwin will receive a bigger role in the passing game with Jackson leaving. He was targeted 95 times this past season and finished with 842 yards and seven touchdowns. Godwin has a chance to be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues and could become a weekly starting option.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR
    Posted 3/11/19 2:06pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson will be acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles, according to sources. It is not known what the Buccaneers will receive in the trade.

    Huddle Up: Jackson has posted less than 800 yards in each of the last two seasons but should still be a deep threat for the Eagles next season. He likely will see a solid amount of targets and can be a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver in most fantasy leagues.

  • Adam Humphries - WR
    Posted 3/11/19 2:52pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Adam Humphries plans to sign a four-year contract with the Tennessee Titans worth $36 million, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Humphries is coming off the best season of his career with 816 yards and seven touchdowns. He should continue to be used in the slot but could be second in targets behind Corey Davis in 2019. He can be considered a No. 3 fantasy receiver in fantasy leagues.

  • Adam Humphries - WR
    Posted 3/10/19 9:31pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Adam Humphries will be allowed to test the free-agent market. Negotiations with the receiver stalled, and he is reportedly seeking a deal between $8-10 million per season.

    Huddle Up: Humphries was tied for 24th in the NFL with 76 receptions, 33rd in the league with 816 receiving yards and tied for 38th with five touchdown receptions. His fantasy appeal for 2019 really depends upon his landing spot. If he were to find himself in a situation where he is a No. 2 receiver, rather than the No. 3 like his days in Tampa, his move to a new team might mean a bump in fantasy appeal.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR
    Posted 3/8/19 6:19pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston said he hopes WR DeSean Jackson remains with the team in 2019, and he called Jackson one of the 'best deep-threat targets' in the league.

    Huddle Up: Winston and Jackson have never been able to click on a consistent basis, and Jackson has made it clear that he wants out of Tampa Bay. Wherever he ends up, Jackson is likely going to be a big play-dependent WR3.

  • Adam Humphries - WR
    Posted 3/4/19 6:20pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Adam Humphries is believed to be one of the players the Denver Broncos will be interested in during free agency.

    Huddle Up: Humphries is one of the best slot receivers available this offseason but is expected to look for a lucrative contract in free agency. He likely would have a solid role if he joins the Broncos and could be a No. 3 receiver in some fantasy leagues.

  • Ronald Jones - RB
    Posted 3/2/19 6:46pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones' chances 'were slim and none' last year, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'I think like every time he got the ball, someone was catching him right in the backfield,' Arians said.

    Huddle Up: Although the offensive line didn't do Jones any favors, his abysmal numbers are hard to justify under any circumstances. He's no more than a late-round lottery ticket at this point.

  • Adam Humphries - WR
    Posted 3/1/19 3:50pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Adam Humphries is expected to ask for $10 million to $14 million per season in his next contract, according to league sources.

    Huddle Up: Humphries is coming off his best season in the NFL with 816 yards and five touchdowns. He should receive interest from multiple teams in free agency and could be a No. 3 fantasy receiver.

  • Ronald Jones - RB
    Posted 2/25/19 4:38pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones is expected to receive a bigger offensive role next season.

    Huddle Up: Jones played in only nine games this season and recorded only 77 total yards and one touchdown. Owners can keep an eye on the situation during the offseason, but he probably will not be drafted in most leagues.

  • Peyton Barber - RB
    Posted 2/25/19 4:42pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers restricted free-agent RB Peyton Barber likely will receive a tender offer this offseason.

    Huddle Up: Barber led the team with 871 yards this past season and could be the starting running back again in 2019 depending on what the team does at the position. He can be a No. 3 fantasy running back in standard leagues if he is the starter for Tampa Bay.

  • Chris Godwin - WR
    Posted 2/15/19 10:37am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin is the best fit to reprise the Larry Fitzgerald role and play the slot position in head coach Bruce Arians' new offense in Tampa, according to PewterReport.com.

    Huddle Up: Godwin caught 59 of 95 targets for 842 yards and seven TDs in his sophomore campaign last season and could be in for a even more work if he shifts to the slot. He's definitely a fantasy wideout to keep an eye on this offseason.

  • Adam Humphries - WR
    Posted 2/13/19 9:29pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Adam Humphries, an impending free agent, might command $8 million per season in his new deal. The team looked to sign him to a long-term deal last year, but his asking price was rumored to be $8 million per year. The team decided to shelve the extension talks, but now it appears that will be the fair market value and he could be headed for another team in the offseason.

    Huddle Up: Humphries racked up 71 receptions, 816 yards and five touchdowns in 2018, emerging as a respectable fantasy option, particularly in PPR formats. The other potential free agents are retreads or around 30 years old and heading for the downside of their careers, while the draft class isn't chock full of receivers, too. At 25, Humphries still has some upside and he is about to get paid.

  • Jameis Winston - QB
    Posted 2/11/19 9:08am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has struggled with bad decisions and poor mechanics throughout his four-year pro career, according to new head coach Bruce Arians. However, Arians stopped well short of placing all the blame on Winston for his 58 interceptions and 18 lost fumbles, suggesting much of the blame for his turnovers were the product of being on a poor football team that found itself trailing by multiple scores too often.

    Huddle Up: It's clear Arians believes in Winston and his ability to curb the turnovers, and it helps matters the 66-year-old coach has an extensive track record working with some of the game's best quarterbacks, such as Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck and Carson Palmer. The former No, 1 overall pick doesn't lack for weapons and Arians' presence figures to be a boon for the entire offense, so it's really a matter of the running game and defense coming around. Winston could easily return to QB1 status in 2019.

  • Adam Humphries - WR
    Posted 2/8/19 3:50pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Adam Humphries could receive interest from the New England Patriots this offseason, in the opinion of NESN.com's Doug Kyed.

    Huddle Up: Humphries should receive interest from multiple teams if he does not re-sign with the Buccaneers and is coming off career highs in receptions (76), yards (816) and touchdowns (5). His fantasy value would increase if he joined the Patriots and could be a No. 3 fantasy receiver.

  • Chris Godwin - WR
    Posted 2/7/19 6:32pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin's targets rose from 55 his rookie year to 95 in 2018, and he finished third on the team in snaps played among receivers. Scott Smith of Buccaneers.com believes the trend will continue in 2019, and Godwin could be headed for his first 1,000-yard campaign.

    Huddle Up: Godwin finished 2018 with 842 yards and seven touchdowns, so 1,000 yards would be easily obtainable with a slight uptick in usage. There is a chance that DeSean Jackson or Adam Humphries head elsewhere this offseason, and if either player leaves, Godwin would quickly become a WR3 candidate.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR
    Posted 1/30/19 12:49pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson mentioned Wednesday, Jan. 30, that he desires to play for the Los Angeles Rams, although he is under contract with the Buccaneers for one more season. Jackson played for the Washington Redskins while Rams head coach Sean McVay was the offensive coordinator there.

    Huddle Up: It seems highly unlikely that the Rams would consider signing Jackson since they already boast what is arguably the best wide receiver corps in the NFL. Robert Woods, Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp give Jared Goff plenty of mouths to feed already, not to mention Todd Gurley. Wherever he plays, Jackson has a WR3 ceiling.

  • Adam Humphries - WR
    Posted 1/30/19 10:22pm ET

    The Dallas Cowboys could be interested in Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Adam Humphries if WR Cole Beasley departs in free agency, according to the Dallas Morning News' John Owning, who believes Humphries could fill the slot role at a reasonable price.

    Huddle Up: Humphries is coming off his best season (76-816-5) and has already established himself as a viable PPR target. Clearly, though, his value will fluctuate based on what uniform he dons in 2019.

  • Mike Evans - WR
    Posted 1/24/19 3:59pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans said he is excited about playing in the offensive scheme that head coach Bruce Arians will bring to the team.

    Huddle Up: Evans has caught at least 70 passes in each of the last four games and recorded a career-high 1,524 yards this season. He will continue to be the top option in the passing game for the Bucs and should be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues next season.

  • Bruce Arians - HC
    Posted 1/19/19 10:12am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson probably will not return to the Buccaneers next season even though head coach Bruce Arians hopes he stays on the roster, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

    Huddle Up: Jackson asked for a trade during the 2018 season and has not shown great chemistry with Jameis Winston. Owners should monitor the situation during the offseason to see where he will play in 2019. Jackson can still be a solid receiver for a team and can be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver.

  • O.J. Howard - TE
    Posted 1/19/19 7:27pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard (foot, ankle) was limited to 10 games in 2018, but his 11 receptions of 20-plus yards were the fifth most among tight ends.

    Huddle Up: Howard was well on his way to a TE1 campaign before an injury cut his season short. His athleticism allows him to make big plays after the catch and down the field, and he should pick up where he left off when when 2019 rolls around.

  • DeSean Jackson - WR
    Posted 1/18/19 9:23am ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson said Thursday, Jan. 17, that he has yet to talk to new head coach Bruce Arians or anyone from the team about remaining in Tampa. Jackson is entering the third year of a three-year, $33.5 million contract.

    Huddle Up: Jackson finished the season with 41 receptions for 774 yards and four TDs but did not have a scoring catch or game with more than 67 receiving yards over the second half of the season when injuries were a factor. Jackson turned 32 in December, and the Bucs can get out of the contract with no dead-money cap hit this offseason, but Arians has said he'd like Jackson back and the wideout's deep speed seems to jibe well with the new coach's offense. Stay tuned as it's easy to see this going either way.

  • Cameron Brate - TE
    Posted 1/18/19 6:20pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (hip) had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip, according to a source, and Brate is hoping to return for minicamp in June.

    Huddle Up: The emergence of O.J. Howard has capped Brate's upside, but Jameis Winston has shown a habit of looking Brate's way in the red zone. He will be a touchdown-dependent TE2 in 2019.

  • Jameis Winston - QB
    Posted 1/18/19 8:39pm ET

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston threw 11 interceptions in his first five games in 2018 and three interceptions over his final six games.

    Huddle Up: Winston has QB1 potential, but he has struggled with consistency throughout his career. Fantasy owners can hope that the solid finish to 2018 was a sign of things to come next season.

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