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.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 7/10/16 5:57pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans said he lost focus during games last season. 'You know, I wasn't focused in some games and I have to do that better. I have to practice more. I have to get better in practice with it. It just comes with repetition. Last season is behind me.'
Huddle Up: Evans finished his sophomore season with more catches (74) and yards (1,206) than his rookie campaign (68-1,051), but his TDs (3 compared to 12) and catch percentage (50.0 to 55.7) fell off, knocking him down to WR3 territory. Look for a rebound, though, this fall.
Charles Sims - RBPosted 6/23/16 1:05pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims is expected to see more carries in 2016, in the opinion of PewterReport.com's Mark Cook.
Huddle Up: Sims did total 107 carries, but was a distant second on the team to Doug Martin's 288. He might get a few more opportunities in 2016, but the newly-re-signed Martin remains the man in T.B. as long as he's healthy.
Cameron Brate - TEPosted 6/17/16 7:56pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate emerged as a favorite target of QB Jameis Winston last year, and head coach Dirk Koetter has been impressed with the tight end in the red zone this offseason. Brate caught 23 passes for 288 yards and three TDs in 14 games last year and scored three touchdowns when TE Austin Seferian- Jenkins was injured. Brate will battle with Seferian-Jenkins for a starting position in training camp.
Huddle Up: ASJ, meanwhile, put up 21-338-4 numbers in seven games, and he figures to have the edge for the starting job -- if he can stay healthy.
Kenny Bell - WRPosted 5/24/16 4:17pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell gives the Buccaneers a big-play threat who can stretch the field, according to QB Jameis Winston. Winston expects big things from Bell in 2016.
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on the 2015 fifth-round pick who was one of the less-heralded WRs who missed their rookie seasons due to injury.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 5/22/16 3:56pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken said he was not a big fan of QB Jameis Winston when he entered the NFL, but his opinion has changed after working with him this offseason. Monken said the passing game needs to improve under Winston because it was inconsistent in 2015. 'I think from the outside you would've looked at it with all the things that were publicized in the past about him and who he is. I was dead wrong. He wants to win as much as we do. He's a competitive joker, man, he's smart, he's intelligent ... you can win a lot of games with guys like that,' Monken said.
Huddle Up: Winston finished 13th among fantasy QBs as a rookie, but more familiarity -- a bounce-back season from No. 1 WR Mike Evans -- could have Winston verging into QB1 territory this fall.
Patrick Murray - PKPosted 5/19/16 3:52pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Patrick Murray was released Thursday, May 19.
Huddle Up: A Sunshine State shocker as the kicker (Roberto Aguayo) the Bucs traded up in the second round to draft apparently already has won the PK job.
Kenny Bell - WRPosted 5/12/16 3:38pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell is a player the team hopes can serve as their speed receiver. Bell ran a 4.37-second 40-yard dash but missed all last season with a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: The fifth-round pick is part of the Missing in Action 2015 rookie wideout club, and if recovered, he'll certainly add an element of speed to complement starters Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson.
Andre Davis - WRPosted 5/9/16 11:20am ET
Free-agent WR Andre Davis (Buccaneers) re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, May 9.
Huddle Up: Davis will battle for looks at the back end of the Buccaneers' receiver rotation.
Connor Barth - PKPosted 5/3/16 12:38pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Connor Barth was released Monday, May 2.
Huddle Up: The was a done deal as soon as the Bucs moved up in the second round to draft Florida State's Roberto Aguayo, the only place-kicker selected over the three days.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 4/28/16 4:26pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (undisclosed) is out of practice at the minicamp Thursday, April 28. Evans tweaked something at the end of the first day of the camp.
Huddle Up: Not the best of offseason news for those banking on an Evans rebound in 2016 after a season filled with drops, including a decline from 12 to three TD receptions.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 4/26/16 10:38pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has put in work to enter the 2016 season in much better shape, and his teammates were impressed with the results during voluntary minicamp Tuesday, April 26. Winston's trainer, Tim Grover, said Winston lost 18 pounds since last year. 'I was joking with him the other day. He took his shirt off, and I said 'Man, what happened to the belly?' He's got a six-pack like me. He's put in a tremendous amount of work, and I think it's going to be a great year for him and this whole team,' WR Mike Evans said.
Huddle Up: It sounds as if things are continuing to look up for the second-year QB, who is a serious threat to the QB1 ranks after accumulating the 13th-most points among fantasy QBs a year ago.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 4/12/16 10:31am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans said it's fair to say he had a sophomore slump last season, adding that he need s to get back to his fundamentals.
Huddle Up: The Bucs' combo of Jameis Winston to Evans has dynamic potential, and the fact that Evans is planning to work harder to improve his game bodes well for their prospects this season.
Mike Glennon - QBPosted 4/10/16 3:31pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon has a 50-50 chance of being traded before the NFL Draft, according to Mark Cook of Pewter Report. Cook noted the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets as the two most likely landing spots for Glennon if he were to be traded. Cook also speculated that general manager Jason Licht could pull the trigger on a trade if a second-round pick or a low-end second round pick and a fourth-round pick is offered.
Huddle Up: If a second-round pick is truly the Bucs' asking price for Glennon, it's hard to imagine the deal getting done given his overall promising -- but still very much mixed -- results in his 19 games of action in three seasons. Compare that with the reported agreed-to Colin Kaepernick trade terms, which would have the Broncos dealing a low-end third-round pick to the Niners for the former Super Bowl-starting QB.
Mike Glennon - QBPosted 3/29/16 8:20pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon has drawn interest from the New York Jets, who have inquired about Tampa Bay's backup quarterback. He also could receive an extension from the Buccaneers if a trade does not work out. Tampa Bay has already discussed a two-year extension for Glennon that would likely be worth at least $6 million per year.
Huddle Up: Glennon, a third-round pick in 2013, created a somewhat-favorable impression by throwing 29 TD passes in 19 games over his first two seasons before serving as Jameis Winston's backup a year ago and is of interest from QB-needy teams, including the Jets and Broncos. The Bucs, though, aren't likely to deal him unless the offer is too good to pass up.
Vincent Jackson - WRPosted 3/27/16 2:37pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson isn't 'anywhere close' to being finished as a productive receiver, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.
Huddle Up: Jackson just turned 33 and is coming off a season shortened by a shoulder injury that turned out to be one of the least productive (33-543-3) of his career. Expect his numbers to rebound, but Mike Evans remains the Bucs' No. 1 WR.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 3/27/16 9:26pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston growth will be measured in wins, according to head coach Dirk Koetter, and Koetter said he plans to eliminate the 'unknowns' for Winston and help him avoid unnecessary hits in order to help him succeed.
Huddle Up: Winston at least is starting from a solid rookie-season base as he finished 12th among fantasy QBs last season after throwing for 4,042 yards and 22 TDs and rushing for 210 yards and six more scores. He's definitely in the low-end QB1 mix if you wait on drafting your quarterback.
Mike Glennon - QBPosted 3/22/16 10:23am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon has drawn interest from several teams, according to general manager Jason Licht. Licht said trade discussions could continue until the NFL Draft. Licht also refuted a claim that the Buccaneers were demanding a No. 1 draft pick in exchange for Glennon. The New York Jets are just one team that has inquired about Glennon.
Huddle Up: There are plenty of QB-needy teams, and this draft class is short on immediate help at the position. So it makes sense that backups with upside and starting experience--like Glennon and Cincinnati's AJ McCarron--get a look-see from those QB-needy teams.
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