Doug Martin - RBPosted 2/12/16 1:07am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin isn't close to agreeing on a contract extension, and Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times believes Martin will test the free-agent market.
Huddle Up: This, of course, isn't good news for the Bucs as 2015's second-leading rusher should be one of the few running back's to attract extra attention on the open market.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 2/11/16 9:19am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent running back Doug Martin may draw interest from the Tennessee Titans this offseason, in the opinion of Terry McCormick of TitansOnline.com. New Titans general manager Jon Robinson is coming off a fresh stint as director of player personnel with the Buccaneers, so he and Martin are acquainted.
Huddle Up: There is certainly some familiarity with Martin, and the Titans definitely need help at running back, so if the Bucs don't lock him down it would make sense for Tennessee to make a run at him. It's a story line to follow in the offseason.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 2/5/16 9:44am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin said he wants to sign a new deal to stay with the team but would also play if he is given the franchise tag.
Huddle Up: New coach Dick Koetter has indicated he plans to have Martin at his disposal this season, so one way or another you have to figure the Buccaneers will find a way to keep him around for at least 2016 if not long-term.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 1/29/16 2:06pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers new offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Todd Monken stated in his introductory news conference that his top priority will be to coach the team's receivers. His top priority will be finding a way to cut down on WR Mike Evans' league-leading 11 drops.
Huddle Up: While Evans' reception total (74) and receiving yards (1,206) saw increases from his rookie season of 2014, his TD catches were way down, falling from 12 to three leading to a fantasy drop-off. Look for his drop percentage and his TD total to find happy mediums next season.
Vincent Jackson - WRPosted 1/29/16 2:06pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson will return to the team in 2016. The Buccaneers were 4-4 with him and 2-6 without him in the lineup in 2015.
Huddle Up: Jackson just turned 33 but still at 6-5 and 240 pounds he's not getting any shorter and is still a prime downfield and red-zone target.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 1/28/16 9:53am ET
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and RB Doug Martin's representatives have started discussing a contract extension. Martin, who is slated to be a free agent in 2016, finished second for the league rushing title behind Adrian Peterson. He also scored six touchdowns. If the team cannot work out an extension they do not plan on using the franchise tag on him.
Huddle Up: New coach Dirk Koetter has mentioned Martin by name when talking about plans for next season, so the Bucs definitely want to bring him back. And the market for running backs is such that it shouldn't be cost-prohibitive for them to do so.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 1/19/16 10:47pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans scored just three times and only caught 74 passes on 147 targets last season.
Huddle Up: The drop in TDs (12 to 3) from his rookie year really stands out for Evans, who was targeted 26 more times this past season than he was his rookie year. Still some regression was expected, and he'll have a chance to bounce things back the other way under second-year QB Jameis Winston in 2016.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 1/7/16 9:47am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will have a new head coach for the 2016 season, as the team announced they have fired head coach Lovie Smith Wednesday, Jan. 6.
Huddle Up: Bit of a surprise for the Bucs to churn coaches so quickly, but word on the street is that OC Dirk Koetter was receiving head coaching feelers and the team may choose to elevate him to the top spot rather than lose him.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 12/31/15 12:34am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin will be a free agent after the season ends, and offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter wants him back. 'I'll lobby hard,' Koetter said Wednesday, Dec. 30.
Huddle Up: Martin will battle Adrian Peterson for the NFL rushing title in the season's final week. Whether or not he ends up back in Tampa Bay, Martin has earned a nice pay day this offseason.
Vincent Jackson - WRPosted 12/30/15 4:34pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Dec. 30, with a nagging shoulder injury that has bothered him all season.
Huddle Up: The 32-year-old V-Jax was limited to 10 games this season and will finish with five-year lows in targets (62), receptions (33) and yards (543).
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TEPosted 12/27/15 10:17pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins posted two receptions for 60 yards in the Week 16 game against the Chicago Bears, including a Hail Mary 43-yard touchdown grab. He was targeted four times.
Huddle Up: For owners who started Seferian-Jenkins or Jameis Winston, the Hail Mary may have been the difference between winning or losing a fantasy title. If that's the case, it will be a play not soon forgotten.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 12/18/15 12:21am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 29-of-50 passes for a career-high 363 yards, two TDs and an interception Thursday, Dec. 17 in a 31-23 loss to the St. Louis Rams.
Huddle Up: Believe it or not, it was Winston's first 300-yard game this season and his second in the last seven with multiple TD passes and he tried rallying the Bucs. His favorite target was WR Mike Evans who caught nine of his game-high 17 targets for a season- most 157 yards.
Vincent Jackson - WRPosted 12/17/15 8:21pm ET
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared WR Vincent Jackson, DL Akeem Spence, TE Brandon Myers, LB Bruce Carter, OT Demar Dotson, DL George Johnson and QB Ryan W. Griffin inactive for the game Thursday, Dec. 17 against the St. Louis Rams.
Huddle Up: Jackson is battling a knee injury that could keep him out for the rest of the regular season. Mike Evans, Donteea Dye and Adam Humphries will help pick up the extra targets.
Vincent Jackson - WRPosted 12/16/15 4:31pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) has been ruled out for Week 15.
Huddle Up: In case you missed it, V-Jax likely is done for the rest of the regular season, meaning fellow wideout Mike Evans will be more of a focal point than ever.
Vincent Jackson - WRPosted 12/15/15 7:55pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) missed practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Huddle Up: Jackson isn't going to play Thursday night. Mike Evans will dominate targets and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins should also see an increased role in the passing game against the Rams.
Vincent Jackson - WRPosted 12/14/15 7:47pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) will miss several games with a medial collateral ligament sprain. His availability depends on if the Buccaneers make the postseason.
Huddle Up: Rugged news for V-Jax owners as he's likely out for the rest of the fantasy postseason.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TEPosted 12/7/15 9:04am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) was able to play in the Week 13 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He posted three catches for 31 yards on six targets.
Huddle Up: Unfortunately all ASJ did fantasy-wise was cut into Cameron Brate's production and negate what should have been a favorable fantasy matchup. Going forward Seferian-Jenkins is the player to have, and hopefully he's moved through his "easing back into the lineup" stage.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TEPosted 11/27/15 7:08pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for Week 12 against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: After a promising start -- five receptions for 110 yards and two TDs in the opener -- it continues to be a lost sophomore season for Seferian-Jenkins who looks like he'll miss a ninth straight game.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 11/23/15 7:06pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin is a player the team wants to re-sign this offseason even though they declined to pick up the fifth-year option in his contract. Martin currently ranks second in the NFL with 941 rushing yards.
Huddle Up: With the bounce-back season Martin is enjoying, he's putting himself in position for for a hefty contract, and the Bucs now might find themselves caught up in a bidding war if Martin decides to test the market.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 11/22/15 9:45pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston tied a rookie record with five touchdown passes in a 45-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11. He completed 19 of 29 passes for 246 yards.
Huddle Up: Winston had actually been on a nice three-game fantasy stretch before last week but nothing like this five touchdown explosion. Winston has been playing well over the last month though and is an intriguing play next week when he takes on the Colts. He'll be one of the top adds for owners looking for quarterback help.
Vincent Jackson - WRPosted 11/20/15 4:39pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 11. Jackson returned to limited practice Thursday and Friday this week after sitting out Wednesday.
Huddle Up: Jackson appears to have his best chance of playing since Week 7, but it figures to come down to game-time call Sunday.
Vincent Jackson - WRPosted 11/18/15 4:07pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) is expected to be out once again in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: That would make it four straight missed games and continued additional looks for Mike Evans, who has been targeted a whopping 53 times over his last four games.
Vincent Jackson - WRPosted 11/18/15 7:26pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) was not at practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Huddle Up: Jackson isn't expected to play against the Eagles. Mike Evans will once again dominate targets for the Buccaneers this week.
Vincent Jackson - WRPosted 11/13/15 12:14am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: If there's not a sudden change in fortune for V-Jax on Friday, count on him missing a third straight game.
Vincent Jackson - WRPosted 11/13/15 3:40pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) has been ruled out for Week 10 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: V-Jax will miss a third straight game, and that of course presents another prime opportunity for fellow WR Mike Evans -- provided he can hang on to the ball this week after an absurd six drops in Week 10 against the Giants.
Vincent Jackson - WRPosted 11/11/15 6:04pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 11, but he did work with a jug machine before practice.
Huddle Up: V-Jax will have show some progress over the next few days to have a shot at avoiding a third straight missed game.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 11/8/15 11:51pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans had eight catches for 152 yards in a 32-18 loss to the New York Giants in Week 9, but he also lost a fumble and dropped five passes.
Huddle Up: Evans would have put up even bigger numbers if not for all the drops. He remains a high-end WR2 going forward but Evans needs to cut down on the drops if he wants to elevate his game to an elite level.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TEPosted 11/7/15 1:01am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) continues to work toward returning in Week 9 against the New York Giants, but he wants to be 100% healthy before coming back to action. He has missed the last five games and 12 of 23 games in his short time with Tampa Bay. Seferian-Jenkins is optimistic he can play this weekend but isn't sure if he will. The Giants have allowed a league-high 684 yards and five touchdowns to tight ends this year.
Huddle Up: Seferian-Jenkins has a great matchup this week and would see an increase in targets with Vincent Jackson likely out another week. He will be a low-end TE1 if active.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TEPosted 11/6/15 5:42pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 6, and is listed as questionable for the Week 9 game against the New York Giants.
Huddle Up: Things are looking up for ASJ playing for the first time since Week 2 as he's gone from limited practice participation Wednesday and Thursday to a full workout Friday. Be sure to check the Bucs' pre-game inactives list Sunday, though, if you're planning on starting him.
Vincent Jackson - WRPosted 11/5/15 3:45pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) is out of practice Thursday, Nov. 5.
Huddle Up: V-Jax, who missed the Bucs' Week 8 game in Atlanta, remains a major question mark and will need a sudden reversal of health fortune Friday to have any kind of decent shot at playing Sunday against the Giants.
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