Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston

Height: 6' 4"Weight: 231 lbsAge: 24College: Florida StateDrafted: #1 (1st Rd. by Tampa Bay)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
14th easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #180
Best / Worst #79 / #260
ADP #155


Jameis Winston will not appeal three-game suspension

Jameis Winston announced today that he will not appeal his three-game suspension for violating the league's personal-conduct policy. The NFL and Winston came to a negotiated settlement that will keep the quarterback out of Tampa's first three games to open the 2018 season. Winston also released an apology statement and indicated he had "eliminated alcohol from [his] life."

Fantasy Impact

Winston will miss the opener in New Orleans and a pair of home contests against Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Ryan Fitzpatrick will make those starts and is worth a pickup for Winston owners. The assumption is that Winston will take back his starting gig in Week 4 but this is not the first time that the quarterback has faced controversy. Winston is still a solid fantasy option but his three-game absence drops him out of QB1 consideration. More importantly, the 24-year-old signal-caller needs to start making better decisions off the field if he wants to remain an NFL quarterback.

Jameis Winston suspended three games

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for three games to start the 2018 season.

Fantasy Impact

It's due to charges that stemmed from an Uber ride that he took in March of 2016 where he was being accused of sexual harassment. It was leaked yesterday that Winston's camp was expecting a three-game suspension, though he will appeal the suspension and it could get knocked down to one game. Whatever the case, this hurts his fantasy appeal in redraft leagues. If you're still planning on snagging Winston late in drafts, you should also grab Andy Dalton with one of your last picks, as he's set to face the Colts inside the dome in Indianapolis for Week 1.

Mike Tagliere8 weeks ago
Jameis Winston preparing for suspension

Jameis Winston and his camp is preparing for the NFL to levy him with a suspension, according to ESPN Tallahassee.

Fantasy Impact

There's nothing clear regarding a the length of a suspension or the timing of when it will be handed down, but this is certainly going to loom over Winston until something definitive is released by the NFL. Any suspension would knock Winston's fantasy value down a peg. He's currently the No. 13 overall QB in our consensus, but there are some who expect him to finally break out in 2018 given his surrounding cast.

Blaine Blontz8 weeks ago
Jameis Winston fifth-year player option being picked up by Bucs

Jameis Winston's fifth-year option is being picked up by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He will earn $20.922 million in the fifth and final year of his rookie deal, according to Rick Stroud.

Fantasy Impact

Winston now carries a cap hit of $8,066,315 in 2018 and $20,922,000 in 2019 for the Bucs, who still have two years of affordable control over their young quarterback. Winston regressed slightly in 2017 and was involved in an off-the-field incident in which he was accused of groping an Uber driver, so the team will want to see a productive and issue-free 2018 before discussing a new long-term deal.

Mike Maher17 weeks ago
Jameis Winston with a little bit of everything against the Saints

Jameis Winston completed 28 of 51 pass attempts for 363 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions against the Saints. He also ran for 32 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact

This effort summed up Winston's 2017 season perfectly - a bit wild and all over the place but generally productive for fantasy owners. With another year under his belt, Winston should be able to, if healthy, be a decent QB1 in 2018.

Dan Harris33 weeks ago