Bruce Arians - HCPosted 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 - TEPosted 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 - WRPosted 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 - TEPosted 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 - QBPosted 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.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 1/17/19 8:22pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will benefit from having Bruce Arians as his head coach, according to retired QB Carson Palmer. 'It's probably the best thing that could've happen to Jameis at this point in his career,' Palmer said. 'Getting a guy like B.A. to come in and clean up some things technically. And really installing what he does best and that's push the ball down the field.'
Huddle Up: Winston's upside is undeniable, but poor decision making and turnovers remain an issue. If Arians can help him out in the consistency department, Winston could easily finish as a QB1 in 2019.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 1/12/19 9:26am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson is a player that head coach Bruce Arians wants to keep on the roster. Jackson asked for a trade during the regular season.
Huddle Up: Jackson started off the 2018 season strong with three 100-yard performances in the first four games but posted only 143 yards during the second half of the season. He will need to work on his chemistry with Jameis Winston if he returns to the team next season. He can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver if he plays well.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 1/10/19 6:10pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston just needs to relax and let his natural ability take over, according to head coach Bruce Arians. 'Talent is no issue,' Arians said. 'It's just becoming a little bit smarter.'
Huddle Up: Winston will be at the helm of an offense that is loaded with weapons, but it remains to be seen if Arians can help the quarterback find some consistency. Consider him a QB2 with upside heading into 2019.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 1/10/19 6:38pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich is a 'rising star,' according to head coach Bruce Arians, and Arians is optimistic that Leftwich can help QB Jameis Winston improve as a player.
Huddle Up: Winston has the talent and the weapons to be a QB1 this season, but the question is whether or not Leftwich and Arians can bring the best out of the quarterback on a weekly basis. Consider him a QB2 with upside for now.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 1/9/19 11:23am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will be the focal point of the offense under new head coach Bruce Arians. Arians lauded the controversial quarterback, crediting his work ethic, intelligence, toughness and physical abilities. Arians added that he has to put the right pieces around Winston.
Huddle Up: Things are looking up for Winston, who averaged the second most fantasy points per game among quarterbacks last year. If the Buccaneers add someone like Le'Veon Bell to take over an abysmal backfield, they'll have one of the best offenses in the league. Either way, Winston is a QB1 contender in 2019.
Bruce Arians - HCPosted 1/8/19 2:32pm ET
Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is signing a four-year deal with a fifth-year option Tuesday, Jan. 8, to become the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Arians coaching success is extensive. His offenses were elite at times in Arizona and his defenses were even better. This is certainly a quality move for Jameis Winston and company. Winston is an underrated QB1 candidate in 2019.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 12/31/18 11:27am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is expected to remain the team's starting quarterback in 2019, general manager Jason Licht told reporters during his season-ending presser Monday, Dec. 31.
Huddle Up: Winston will be entering the team option portion of his rookie contract in 2019. The former No. 1 overall pick has consistently mixed poor decisions on and off the field with occasional spectacular play, but it's fair to say he hasn't lived up to expectations yet. Tampa Bay would be well-served to hire a creative mind to run the offense and make fixing the ground game an important part of the offseason plan. Winston's fantasy outlook for 2019 figures to depend heavily on how the Bucs improve their roster this spring.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 12/30/18 8:24am ET
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers intend to bring back QB Jameis Winston as their starting quarterback in 2019, according to multiple league sources.
Huddle Up: Winston, who turns 25 next month, will be heading into the final season of his five-year rookie contract and the team could eventually opt to sign him to an extension, give him a franchise tag or let him go after the 2019 campaign. Through 10 games this year (eight starts), he has thrown for 2,647 yards with 15 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He merits consideration as a QB2 option in all fantasy formats for 2019.
Chris Godwin - WRPosted 12/30/18 9:12am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin will start in Week 17 on Sunday, Dec. 30, with fellow WR DeSean Jackson (Achilles) inactive.
Huddle Up: With Jackson playing or not, Godwin hasn't a usable fantasy game since his 5-catch, 101-yard, one-TD game in Week 13, but given the league-wide roster carnage in Week 17, Godwin is a worthwhile WR flyer in a pass-centric Bucs offense.
Chris Godwin - WRPosted 12/30/18 5:39pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin caught six of his nine targets for 114 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 17.
Huddle Up: He finishes the year with 842 yards and seven touchdowns, and with DeSean Jackson expected to leave in the offseason, Godwin could be the No. 2 option in the passing game in 2019. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him emerge as a solid WR3.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 12/30/18 5:36pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught six of his nine targets for 106 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Evans finished the year with a career-high 1,524 yards and topped 100 yards eight times. He will enter 2019 as a WR1 in all formats.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 12/30/18 5:21pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 22 of his 35 passes for 345 yards, four touchdowns and an interception and rushed twice for 23 yards in a 34-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Despite a turbulent 2018 campaign, Winston is expected to enter next season as Tampa Bay's starting quarterback. Consistency remains a major concern, but he always seems to have a few big games. He should at least be a solid streaming option in 2019.
Peyton Barber - RBPosted 12/30/18 5:43pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber rushed 15 times for 66 yards and caught one pass for two yards in a 34-32 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Barber ended up being a volume-based RB3 in 2018, but a repeat performance next year is far from a guarantee. Tampa Bay figures to give second-round disappointment Ronald Jones every chance to show he can handle a bigger role in 2019.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/28/18 2:19pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (Achilles') did not practice Friday, Dec. 28 and he is listed as doubtful for Week 17 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Huddle Up: D-Jax is a very risky fantasy play, so it's probably best to avoid him. He reportedly wants out of Tampa, so it isn't likely he'll do whatever he can to suit up for a meaningless game, especially if he wants to be somewhere else.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/28/18 6:12pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson would really like to play for the Philadelphia Eagles next season.
Huddle Up: No matter where Jackson ends up, he is going to be a boom-or-bust WR3 who makes his living on big plays.
Cameron Brate - TEPosted 12/28/18 7:48pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (undisclosed) has been dealing with an injury since the start of the season that has contributed to his dip in performance, according to head coach Dirk Koetter. 'There will probably be more information on that after the season is over,' Koetter said. 'But I think Cam, when he gets healthy again, will return to form very quickly.'
Huddle Up: Brate enters the final week of the regular season with 28 catches for 250 yards and six touchdowns, but even if he is healthier in 2019, he is likely stuck as a touchdown-dependent option while playing alongside O.J. Howard.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/27/18 7:52am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson expressed an interest in moving on from the team after this season.
Huddle Up: Regardless of the team he's on, Jackson is a boom-or-bust WR3 in fantasy.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/27/18 2:52pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (Achilles') did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Jackson probably will need to practice Friday, Dec. 28, if he wants a chance to play in Week 17. Owners in all leagues probably should avoid Jackson this week.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/26/18 11:38am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (hand) is not practicing Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Jackson saw just four targets in his return last week, catching one pass for 24 yards. Continue to stay away from him for fantasy purposes.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/23/18 5:46am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (thumb) is expected to play in Week 16's game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Jackson had been listed as questionable on the injury report after logging two full practice sessions and one limited session during the week. He is slated to be active for the first time since Week 12 and should be viewed as a WR4 or flex option in most fantasy formats.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/23/18 11:51am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (foot) suffered a foot injury during the Week 16 game and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see how long Jackson may miss. Chris Godwin and Adam Humphries would receive more targets if Jackson is not able to play in Week 17 and could be starting fantasy options.
Peyton Barber - RBPosted 12/23/18 4:38pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber rushed 17 times for 43 yards in Week 16 against the Dallas Cowboys and he added three receptions for 13 yards.
Huddle Up: Barber has plenty of touches, but his average yards per play and lack of a visit to the end zone wasn't great for fantasy owners. He remains more of a RB3 or flex fantasy option heading into Week 17 for those yet to determine a champion.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 12/23/18 4:11pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 34-of-48 passes for 336 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 16 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: It was Winston's second 300-yard game in six starts since taking back over the No. 1 job from Ryan Fitzpatrick, but he has just one TD pass over the past two games. He still remains more of a QB2 in most fantasy leagues deciding their championship in Week 17.
Jacquizz Rodgers - RBPosted 12/23/18 4:54pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers rushed twice for two yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Dallas Cowboys and he added seven receptions for 55 yards on his seven targets.
Huddle Up: Rodgers isn't a great fantasy option in standard leagues heading into Week 17 against the Atlanta Falcons, but he's not a bad RB3 or flex option in PPR formats for the regular-season finale.
Adam Humphries - WRPosted 12/23/18 4:44pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Adam Humphries registered 10 receptions for 79 yards on 12 targets in Week 16 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Humphries has emerged as a decent PPR fantasy option, and he will head into 2019 with his value at an all-time high. The Buccaneers finish up at home against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 17.
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