Jacquizz Rodgers - RBPosted 9/23/16 8:01pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers said he only expects to play when RB Charles Sims needs a breather.
Huddle Up: It sounds like Sims will see plenty of touches against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3, and he is a RB2 candidate, especially in PPR formats.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/21/16 5:15am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring) is expected to miss three weeks due to his hamstring injury, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Charles Sims becomes a solid RB2 in PPR leagues. He has struggled with 13 rushes for 33 yards, but he has caught six balls for 36 yards and a touchdown. Jacquizz Rodgers could be a flex option against the Los Angeles Rams this weekend as well.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/21/16 4:41pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Martin is expected to miss three weeks because of the injury, so Charles Sims will receive most of the work at running back. He should be considered a low-end No. 2 running back or a flex option in most leagues.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/20/16 8:27am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring) will have an MRI on his hamstring to determine the severity of the injury Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: This was the knock on Martin before last year's breakout. Check back for results, but expect Charles Sims to be more involved in Week 3 regardless. Sims is a decent PPR flex play.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/18/16 2:21pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in Week 2 and is doubtful to return against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: Martin draws the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3, which would be a solid matchup. Keep an eye on his practice status, as the doubtful designation could be merely a precaution.
Charles Sims - RBPosted 9/18/16 6:51pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Charles Sims carried nine times for 24 yards in the Week 2 game against the Arizona Cardinals, and he added three catches for four yards on five targets.
Huddle Up: Sims saw an increased workload with Doug Martin exiting early due to a tweaked hamstring. If Martin is forced to miss additional time Sims would be the back to target in Tampa for fantasy consideration.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/18/16 6:50pm ET
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring) said Sunday, Sept. 18, after the Week 2 game against the Arizona Cardinals that he suffered a 'slight tweak' to his hamstring. He was unsure when he'd be able to return.
Huddle Up: Martin could have been pulled from the game due to the lopsided score. It doesn't sound terribly serious, but if he is forced to miss time Charles Sims would be the back to target for fantasy purposes in Tampa.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 9/18/16 6:48pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans posted six receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals, and he was targeted 17 times.
Huddle Up: Evans is showing why he was a high-round pick in all fantasy leagues, especially PPR formats. He is a catch machine and Jameis Winston targets him early and often. He might find the room a little harder to come by in Week 3 against the visiting Los Angeles Rams and their suffocating defense.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 9/11/16 8:49pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Doug Martin ran 18 times for 62 yards in the Week 1 game against the Atlanta Falcons, and he added five receptions for 34 yards.
Huddle Up: Martin didn't find the end zone, but the total yardage was decent. He should be treated as an RB2 in Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals, a stingy rush defense.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 9/11/16 8:46pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans posted nine receptions for 99 yards and a 45-yard touchdown in Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons. He was targeted a team-high seven times.
Huddle Up: Evans was a high-round fantasy selection, especially in PPR formats, and he showed why. As long as he can maintain his focus all season long and avoid the drops, he is a high-end WR1 in all formats.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 9/11/16 8:45pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 23 of his 33 pass attempts for 281 yards, four touchdowns and one interceptions in the Week 1 win against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: Winston has shined early in his career against the Falcons. With a healthy Mike Evans and potent run game, Winston has the potential to take a giant step forward and perhaps emerge as a QB1 this season if his strong play continues.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 9/10/16 5:34pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter said he will feel more comfortable calling deep passes for QB Jameis Winston this year than he did last year as the offensive coordinator.
Huddle Up: Winston should be a treated as a high-end QB2 in his sophomore campaign, and he will likely creep into QB1 territory when the matchups are friendly.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 9/9/16 7:22am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans lost 15 pounds to around 220-225 pounds, which he played at in college. Evans has also worked on the mental aspect, which includes letting go of his mistakes.
Huddle Up: Evans has been dogged by hamstring injuries in his young career, and this could be a big season for him in an up-and-coming offense. He's a solid WR2 against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 1.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TEPosted 9/7/16 9:31am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins is listed alongside TE Cameron Brate as the co-starters at tight end for the Week 1 game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Sept. 7.
Huddle Up: Seferian-Jenkins has tremendous fantasy upside because of his size and speed, but injuries have derailed him maintaining any momentum through his first two seasons in the league. Until the snap counts and target share is clearer between Seferian-Jenkins and Brate, there isn't a lot of fantasy value here. Seferian-Jenkins has the most long-term appeal, though.
Roberto Aguayo - PKPosted 8/27/16 6:27am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Roberto Aguayo made all three of his field goal attempts as well as his three extra point attempts during the preseason game against the Cleveland Browns Friday, Aug. 27.
Huddle Up: Aguayo has been struggling this preseason but is not in danger of losing his job. Owners probably will want to look for a more reliable kicker to use in their lineups.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 8/26/16 7:47pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 16 of his 25 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns Friday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: Winston has the weapons around him to build on a decent rookie season. Treat him as a strong QB2 in standard leagues.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 8/26/16 8:09pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught five passes for 115 yards and a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns Friday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: Evans is a borderline WR1, and he shouldn't slip out of the second round, especially in PPR formats.
Cameron Brate - TEPosted 8/21/16 7:22pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate dropped a pass that led to an interception and dropped another pass that would have been a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday, Aug. 20.
Huddle Up: Brate is trying to secure the starting tight end job, but Austin Seferian-Jenkins could also land the gig. Seferian-Jenkins has the much higher ceiling and is worth a late-round pick if he enters Week 1 as the starter.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 8/20/16 11:08am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ribs) will not play Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to bruised ribs. The decision is strictly precautionary and Martin is expected to play against the Cleveland Browns next week.
Huddle Up: Not a huge deal. The Buccaneers want their running back fresh and healthy when the regular season begins. Martin was second in the NFL in rushing yards last year (1,402), and while his PPR value is hindered by Charles Sims, he's still a borderline RB1 option.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 8/20/16 8:58pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed just three of his 10 pass attempts for 28 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also ran twice for 15 yards.
Huddle Up: Winston was sharp last weekend, but this was a disaster. Will it be a sophomore jinx or will he take another step forward? With weapons like Doug Martin, Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson, he has the tools in place to succeed. Still, treat him more like a high-end QB2 rather than a low-end QB1 in most standard fantasy football leagues.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 8/20/16 8:59pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans hauled in two receptions for 18 yards and a touchdown in a cameo in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Evans certainly looked the part of a WR1, and he has been flying off the board at the tail end of Round 1 or early part of Round 2 in PPR fantasy formats.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 8/12/16 8:43am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed seven of his nine passes for 97 yards and a touchdown in four series against the Philadelphia Eagles in the preseason Thursday, Aug. 11.
Huddle Up: Winston showed promise as a rookie last year, and he headlines an up-and-coming offense. Draft him as a high-end QB2.
Charles Sims - RBPosted 8/11/16 5:54pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (ankle) will not play in the preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday, Aug. 11. Sims is being held out as a precaution.
Huddle Up: Lost in Doug Martin's huge comeback season, Sims caught 51 passes -- seventh among RBs -- last season and is currently ranked as a low-end RB3/flex in PPR leagues. And that's if Martin can stay healthy and come close to replicating his 2015 productiveness.
Charles Sims - RBPosted 8/9/16 9:00am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (ankle) is out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 9, after injuring his ankle earlier in the week.
Huddle Up: Sims' ailment isn't believed to be serious. Behind Doug Martin, Sims is an RB4 in standard leagues, a suspect No. 3 in PPR, and a must-handcuff in both given Martin's elevated risk factor.
Vincent Jackson - WRPosted 8/9/16 1:42pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (undisclosed) is out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 9, as a maintenance day and because he's banged up, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.
Huddle Up: Believe it or not, V-Jax is 33 now and entering his 12th NFL season so don't be surprised if his productiveness continues to trend in the wrong direction. Just don't overlook him, though, coming off a season in which he only played 10 games.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TEPosted 8/3/16 12:36pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate is the starting tight end over TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins because Brate is making plays and has improved his run blocking.
Huddle Up: Perhaps motivational, it is at least something worth watching for fantasy purposes. Seferian-Jenkins was a fringe fantasy buy in the first place.
Louis Murphy - WRPosted 8/3/16 1:29pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Louis Murphy (knee) remains out Wednesday, Aug. 3.
Huddle Up: This one is mainly of deeper-league interest only as Murphy is battling the likes of Kenny Bell, Donteea Dye and Adam Humphries for the Bucs' No. 3 WR gig.
Kenny Bell - WRPosted 8/1/16 8:07am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell looked like an "MVP" during practice Friday, July 29, according to head coach Dirk Koetter, but Koetter said Sunday, July 31, the competition in the receiver group remains close.
Huddle Up: A deeeeeeeeeep sleeper, Bell has an outside chance of contributing in 2016. The Bucs' No. 2 receiver, Vincent Jackson, is getting long in the tooth. Stash Bell's name in your memory bank as a viable late-round flier or waiver target in cavernous leagues.
Adam Humphries - WRPosted 8/1/16 12:03pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Adam Humphries will be the team's third receiver, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.
Huddle Up: This is bad news for Kenny Bell, who has opened eyes with his speed early on in camp. Don't forget his name if something happens to one of the top three receivers. Humphries had a 27- 260-1 rookie season and will have an opportunity to contribute with two solid receivers on the outside. Humphries is best left for the waiver wire.
Vincent Jackson - WRPosted 7/12/16 1:22pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson will be used in the slot on a regular basis if WR Donteea Dye, WR Kenny Bell or WR Russell Shepard can play well enough to earn regular time on the outside. If this happens, WR Adam Humphries' snaps will be reduced.
Huddle Up: With a career yards-per-catch average of 17.0, V-Jax always has been more of an outside deep threat, but he's almost certainly lost a step or two at age 33, but he still definitely has the size (6-5, 240 pounds) to be a formidable target over the middle for Jameis Winston.
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