Vincent Jackson - WRPosted 2/17/17 8:50pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent WR Vincent Jackson isn't likely to be back with the team in 2017 and could be finished in the NFL, according to beat writer Scott Reynolds.
Huddle Up: After topping 1,000 yards six times in seven years, Jackson has been limited to just 15 games and 716 yards over the last two years combined. If he plays in 2017, he isn't likely to have any fantasy value.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 2/16/17 10:23am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin was expected to be released or traded before the 2017 NFL season, but the front office may be willing to keep Martin around and 'play the situation out,' according to Roy Cummings, of FloridaFootballInsiders.com. Martin is suspended the first three games of 2017 and will not cost the team any money if he is indeed released.
Huddle Up: Martin is coming off his worst season as a pro and has a lengthy injury history. Unless the draft or free agency bears a better option, he may stick around. Tampa could look to restructure his deal with incentives, as well. For fantasy purposes, assuming he is retained, Martin is a shaky RB3 in most setups.
Cameron Brate - TEPosted 2/12/17 5:03pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate tied the single-season franchise record for touchdown receptions by a tight end with eight in 2016.
Huddle Up: Unless the Buccaneers add a tight end during the offseason, Brate looks like a low-end TE1 candidate heading into 2017.
Mike Glennon - QBPosted 2/4/17 3:20pm ET
Impending free-agent QB Mike Glennon may be the most likely candidate to fill the New York Jets' need at quarterback, according to NJ Advance Media's Connor Hughes.
Huddle Up: ESPN's Adam Schefter has estimated Glennon's market would be in the $13 to 15 million per year neighborhood, which would put him on the low end for starting quarterbacks. He would be an upgrade over what the Jets have had at the position lately and give them someone slightly more seasoned than what they currently have (Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg). If New York makes it happen, Glennon would be a serviceable fantasy QB2.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 1/29/17 10:06am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans is entering this final season of the four-year rookie contract he signed in 2014 - the team has a club option for 2018 as well - and is due to make only $690,000 (plus a $1.7 million roster bonus in 2017). Despite the low pay relative to his position, Evans has yet to express any concern about being compensated on the level of some of the game's elite receivers. 'I?m not worried about that stuff. It?ll come, but I?m mainly focused on getting better and helping this team win,? Evans said of a possible contract extension in 2017.
Huddle Up: The expectation is the Bucs will approach Evans about an extension this summer on par with the five-year, $71.25 million contract Julio Jones signed in 2015. The club option makes doing a deal less urgent, but Tampa Bay would be wise to lock up one of the game's best receivers long-term as quickly as possible. After posting 96 catches for 1,321 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2016, Evans will be a first-round lock in fantasy drafts this spring and summer.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 1/27/17 4:23pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught 51 passes for 668 yards and six touchdowns at home this season. He caught 45 passes for 653 yards and six touchdowns on the road.
Huddle Up: Evans was one of the most consistent option for fantasy owners this season and led the league in targets. He will continue to be the main target in the team's passing game and should be a No. 1 receiver in all fantasy leagues next season.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 1/25/17 9:41am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin is not part of the short- or long-term plans of the Buccaneers, in the opinion of Rick Stroud, of the Tampa Bay Times. Martin signed a five-year, $33.75 million contract, with $15 million guaranteed, in March of 2016, but that guaranteed money is voided because of his four-game suspension after testing positive for Adderall.
Huddle Up: Martin is an injury waiting to happen, and at age 28, prospective teams have to consider him to be little more than a risky stopgap or committee component. His fantasy value should not exceed midrange RB2 on draft day in any setting.
Jacquizz Rodgers - RBPosted 1/23/17 5:02pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter said he hopes the team will be able to re-sign impending free-agent RB Jacquizz Rodgers this offseason.
Huddle Up: Rodgers did not start the season as the starter but received a better role during the season and finished as the team's leading rusher with 560 yards. Rodgers probably would have a decent chance for the starting job if he returns to Tampa and would be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 1/21/17 6:25pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston was pressured on 34.9 percent of his drop-backs in 2016 but posted a QBR of 80.7 in those situations, the best mark by any quarterback since 2009.
Huddle Up: Winston didn't make much of a leap statistically from his freshman to sophomore season in the NFL and still commits too many turnovers, but his ability to thrive under pressure like this bodes well for his future. The first overall pick in the 2015 draft could be poised to take the next step next season if Tampa Bay is able to find a capable sidekick for Mike Evans at receiver.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 1/6/17 8:32pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans led the NFL with 175 targets during the 2016 season.
Huddle Up: Jameis Winston looked Evans' way early and often, and it should be more of the same in 2017. Evans should be one of the first receivers off the board next year.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 1/2/17 2:09pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is the first player in NFL history to throw for at least 4,000 passing yards in each of his first two seasons. He is the fifth player ever to throw for at least 50 touchdowns in his first two seasons.
Huddle Up: Winston has had his ups and downs in his young career, but he has been a borderline QB1 in those two seasons. Ideally, he will get even better as his career progresses, so he should not be considered a QB2. Draft him as a low-end QB1 in 2017.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 1/1/17 7:51pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans posted five receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets in the Week 17 game against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Evans ended up with 96 catches for 1,321 yards and 12 touchdowns, and he was targeted 175 times. Very rarely did he let his fantasy owners down in 2016, and he'll be a bona fide WR1 in all fantasy leagues for years to come.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 1/1/17 7:51pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 20 of his 35 pass attempts for 202 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 17 game against the Carolina Panthers. He also rushed three times for 18 yards.
Huddle Up: Winston ended up throwing more interceptions (6) than touchdowns (5) in the final three games, but overall it was a successful season for Winston. He threw for 4,090 yards with 28 TDs and 18 INTs, completing better than 60 percent of his passes. He will be a low-end QB1 heading into 2017 in most fantasy formats.
Jacquizz Rodgers - RBPosted 12/30/16 8:45pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to see a heavy workload against the Carolina Panthers in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Injuries have paved the way for Rodgers to lead the backfield, and when he started against Carolina earlier in the year, he topped 100 yards on the ground. He should sneak into RB2 territory in Week 17.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 12/28/16 1:09pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (personal) is stepping away from the team to tend to personal issues, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Just how long Martin is stepping away for is unclear, but he could still return to the Bucs in 2017. As for Week 17, Jacquizz Rodgers should be the primary running back again with Charles Sims on IR. He's a great start in daily contests (mainly PPR formats) at a cheap price and is a sleeper option for Week 17 fantasy championships.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 12/28/16 1:26pm ET
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's drug policy. Martin will begin the suspension immediately and enter a treatment facility.
Huddle Up: This gives a little more clarity to Martin's situation. He'll serve his suspension and return to the Buccaneers early on next season. As stated earlier, Jacquizz Rodgers is not a bad starting option in PPR formats this week with Martin and Charles Sims both out.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 12/28/16 1:44pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin's four-game suspension will make void his $7 million in guaranteed money next year, according to sources.
Huddle Up: This stipulation certainly puts Martin's future with the Bucs in jeopardy. He'll focus on his personal issues before trying to get his mind back on football, no doubt, but Jacquizz Rodgers and Charles Sims could take over Tampa Bay's backfield next year.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 12/27/16 5:22am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin will be inactive again in Week 17 against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: The team is mum on the reason for this, but they signed Russell Hansbrough to take his spot on the active roster. Jacquizz Rodgers was the primary rusher last week and Charles Sims pitched in with 12 yards rushing and four catches for 30 yards. Rodgers had a 15-63-1 line and two grabs for 15 yards. He'll have a midrange matchup as a low-end RB2. Sims could be a flex option in PPR formats.
Cameron Brate - TEPosted 12/27/16 1:17pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate (back) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 27.
Huddle Up: Luke Stocker and Brandon Myers will take over duties at tight end for the last week of the regular season. Neither can be trusted for Week 17 fantasy championships, but they're dirt cheap in daily formats. Myers is probably more trustworthy for those who want to start one.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 12/26/16 4:15pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter would not say if RB Doug Martin will be active for the team's Week 17 game. Martin was a healthy scratch in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to check on the inactive list to see which Buccaneers running back will be held out in Week 17. Martin probably would be part of a committee at the position if he plays and would not be more than a flex option.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 12/25/16 12:18am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught seven passes for 97 yards and a touchdown Saturday, Dec. 24, in a 31-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Evans was targeted eight times, and his almost perfect day on the field ended up going for naught in the end. Still, Evans remains a strong WR1 as he is clearly Jameis Winston's top target on a weekly basis.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 12/25/16 6:06pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin was inactive against the New Orleans Saints in Week 16 because head coach Dirk Koetter believed RB Jacquizz Rodgers would be a better fit for the matchup, and Koetter said it was a 'decision for today.'
Huddle Up: It is no secret that Martin has struggled since returning from injury, and there is no guarantee he will play in Week 17. Even if he does suit up, fantasy owners should look for a safer option.
Doug Martin - RBPosted 12/24/16 12:09pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has been declared inactive for the team's Week 16 game.
Huddle Up: Martin was not on the injury report this week, so it appears he is a healthy scratch. Charles Sims may see most of the work at running back during the game and can be a No. 2 running back or a flex option for owners.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 12/24/16 11:41pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston threw for two interceptions Sunday, Dec. 24, in a 31-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Winston finished 23-of-35 for 277 yards and two touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Jairus Byrd was a nightmare for Winston all day, but it was quite a competitive contest for the Bucs QB. Winston has helped Tampa Bay become stronger on the field, but he's still too up-and-down to rank as a QB1. He works better as the second signal-caller on your team.
Jacquizz Rodgers - RBPosted 12/24/16 11:52pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers rushed for 63 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries Saturday, Dec. 24, in a 31-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: With Doug Martin off the canvas due to a coach's decision (it was not injury-related), Rodgers will likely see a larger role in Week 17 if Martin doesn't play. And with the Buccaneers nearly out of playoff contention, they may not rush Martin back. Rodgers could see a larger chunk of time in the coming game as well.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 12/21/16 9:11am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (rest) said he'll return to practice Wednesday, Dec. 21. Head coach Dirk Koetter said not to read much into Evans' rest day Tuesday, Dec. 20.
Huddle Up: Evans has had three off games in a row with an 11-139-0 line combined. He has a midrange matchup against the New Orleans Saints. You play him if you have him, but his recent stretch is concerning that he is wore down in these late stages.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 12/20/16 11:15am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 20. He did do some work on the side, however.
Huddle Up: Evans' issue was not disclosed, but it doesn't seem too serious. He's had a disappointing couple of weeks lately, but he has one of his best matchups of the season this week against the New Orleans Saints. He's easily in WR1 territory despite his recent struggles.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 12/20/16 2:16pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter is not concerned with WR Mike Evans (undisclosed) not practicing Tuesday, Dec. 20, believing, 'I wouldn't read too much into anybody who was or wasn't out there today.'
Huddle Up: This should be a relief for his fantasy owners, as it appears the team is just managing Evans' reps after Sunday night's draining game in Dallas. While it's certainly at least a little concerning that the 23-year-old hasn't reached 60 receiving yards, nor scored a touchdown, over the last three weeks, owners can take solace in the fact that he's healthy. As is normally the case, Evans is in the WR1 picture for upcoming fantasy championship games.
Cameron Brate - TEPosted 12/19/16 5:36am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate had five catches for 73 yards and a touchdown Sunday, Dec. 18, against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Brate's 56-648-7 line isn't receiving a lot of fanfare, but he's having a breakout year. He's a solid midrange TE1.
Adam Humphries - WRPosted 12/18/16 4:29pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Adam Humphries (concussion) is active for the Week 15 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Humphries will likely be fighting for crumbs with Freddie Martino and Russell Shepard behind Mike Evans. He is only worth a look in the very deepest of fantasy formats.
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