By Mike Wright, Buccaneers Correspondent, Sat, Sep 20th 11:19am EDT
Josh McCown is going in for a second test on his injured thumb. He hurt his thumb by after hitting it on Robert McClain's face mask. There is concern he could have ligament damage. (Source: Foxsports.com
Fantasy Impact: McCown wasn't tearing it up by any stretch. His departure will make way for Mike Glennon to take over. Lovie Smith has said McCown is still the starter when healthy, but one has to speculate that if Glennon can move the sticks, he will keep the job.
By Mike Wright, Buccaneers Correspondent, Fri, Sep 19th 1:29pm EDT
Josh McCown was 5/12 for 58 yards and 1 interception before leaving the Thursday night massacre against the Falcons with a thumb injury.
Fantasy Impact: Long gone are the hopes and dreams of the Trestman version of Josh McCown coming to Tampa Bay. He has not played up to the contract he was handed. Even worse now, he is looking at a sprain to his throwing thumb, giving Mike Glennon a chance to take the starting job. If Glennon shows any kind of decent play, McCown is likely back to holding a clipboard.
By Mike Wright, Buccaneers Correspondent, Tue, Sep 16th 12:49pm EDT
Josh McCown played an average game against the Rams on Sunday, but didn't play well enough to win. He was 16/21 for 179 yds and 1 INT. He also called his own number twice for 6 yards and 2 TDs.
Fantasy Impact: McCown saved his fantasy game by rushing for 2 TDs. For a QB2, he put up solid numbers. The problem is the matchup was good and the game was in Tampa. McCown has been serviceable through 2 weeks and has another delicious matchup next week against a hapless Atlanta defense.
By Pat James, Buccaneers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 8th 6:08pm EDT
Josh McCown went 22-for-35 for 183 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions against the Panthers on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: McCown flashed the ability we saw last year in Chicago, but also made very avoidable mistakes. He hit Chris Owusu on a perfectly thrown ball dropped in between two zone defenders. However, pressure from the Panthers' front seven forced McCown into two costly interceptions. McCown didn't take many shots downfield, averaging a measly 5.3 yards per attempt on the day. McCown remains a spot play against weak defenses, but nothing more.
By Pat James, Buccaneers Correspondent, Mon, Aug 25th 10:57am EDT
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.
By Matthew Schultz, Buccaneers Correspondent, Sat, Jul 26th 8:13pm EDT
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.
Yahoo! Sports | Sep 18th
Under normal circumstances, you don't necessarily want to stack a fantasy lineup with players tied to the Thursday game. But this week — finally — we have a matchup with significant shootout potential. The defenses involved in the opening game of Week 3 have offered little resistance to this point.
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