DE - TB
Week 3 Outlook
Jason Pierre-Paul underwent knee surgery last Friday and is expected to fully recover in three-to-four weeks.
Paul is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. JPP missed six weeks due to a neck injury, but was able to rack up 27 tackles, 8.5 sacks and two forced fumbles 10 games in 2019. He is currently 29th among all DL in the latest expert consensus rankings.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Bucs are bringing back Jason Pierre-Paul on a two-year, $27 million contract.
"JPP" played in just 10 games for the Bucs last year, missing time with a neck injury early in the season. He went on to total 24 tackles and 8.5 sacks in his limited game action, and he'll now return to a Tampa Bay defense that was dominant at stopping the run in 2019.
Jason Pierre-Paul ended Saturday’s 23-20 loss to the Houston Texans with four solo tackles and three sacks.
Since returning to the team in Week 8 JPP has racked up 23 total tackles, 6.5 sacks, and a forced fumble. His performance over the second half of the season should tell owners to stash him in deeper IDP leagues moving into the 2020 season.
Jason Pierre-Paul finished his first game of the 2019 season with three solo tackles and a sack.
JPP got the sack on his first snap of the season. Even though the Tampa Bay lost to the Titans, getting JPP on the field will help the Buccaneers defense. He is worth keeping on fantasy radars, but leave him on waivers for now.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is set to make his season debut in Week 8 against the Tennessee Titans.
While JPP is active for Week 8, there is a strong likelihood that he will be eased back into action snap wise. Regardless of whether he receives a full complement of snaps, he will be a downgrade for both Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill when he is on the field. Those in IDP leagues who are not dealing with a bye week crunch may want to wait another week before activating him.