Josh McCown completed 13-of-16 passes for 112 yards with one touchdown and one interception in a Week 3 preseason contest against the Bills.
Fantasy Impact: McCown displayed command of the offense and looked very much in control leading the Bucs to a preseason victory over the Bills. McCown hooked up with Mike Evans for a touchdown on a perfectly executed stop and go double move in the first quarter. He initially threw a second touchdown to Doug Martin, but it was challenged and reversed. His lone mistake, an interception, was due to Brandon Myers losing his footing. McCown is in line to be the Bucs' starting quarterback. With the skill players at his disposal, he will turn in QB1 performances throughout the season given the right match up.
Carl Nicks and the Buccaneers have agreed on a financial settlement in order to part ways. Carl Nicks on his decision to step away: "However, after careful consideration, I have made the decision to step away from the game. This was by no means an easy decision, but I believe that it is what is best for me and my family as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers." (Source: CBS Sports)
Fantasy Impact: The Buccaneers offensive line is now on shaky ground with the departure of two ex-pro level guards and at least three new starting linemen. McCown was able to enjoy a solid offensive line in Chicago and he will likely need another reliable line in Tampa if he will enjoy similar success. As of right now it does not look very likely that the Buccaneers offensive line will be a symbol of certainty, so a drop in McCown's & receiving corp's fantasy stock should be expected.