CB - TB
Week 14 Outlook
Bucs DB Sean Murphy-Bunting suffered what looked like a gruesome elbow injury on Thursday night, but Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians says it is merely a dislocated elbow and that he would be ok.
It's great news for the Bucs defense, as with Murphy-Bunting out, they were getting torched in the secondary. It forced them to get away from what they do best, which is blitz the quarterback and sit back in man coverage. How long Murphy-Bunting is out is still to be determined, as dislocated elbows due vary in recovery time based on how the body's tendons react to the injury.
Buccaneers cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday's season opener with an elbow injury.
Murphy-Bunting's right arm got tangled up while trying to tackle CeeDee Lamb in the first quarter of the contest. Video footage showed his elbow and bone getting shifted into a gruesome position. The 24-year-old logged 70 tackles in 2020 and was expected to headline Tampa Bay's cornerback room during his third pro season.
Tampa Bay DB Sean Murphy-Bunting is a full participant in Friday's practice after being limited Thursday with a hamstring.
This is great news for the Tampa Bay D/ST. The Bucs defense is currently top-5 in fantasy and has a great matchup this week against the Chargers.
Sean Murphy-Bunting finished Sunday’s 38-17 win over the Lions with eight solo tackles, one interception, and a touchdown.
Murphy-Bunting has 37 total tackles, three interceptions, and one touchdown through Week 15. The rookie CB isn’t worth owning in redraft leagues this late in the season but should be owned in dynasty formats.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected cornerback Sean Bunting with the No. 39 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
The Bucs are looking to rebuild their defense after a disastrous 2018 season in that regard. Tampa Bay was consistently playing in shootouts and will need to tighten things up if they hope to get back to the playoffs. The Bucs took linebacker Devin White with the fifth overall pick and now they add to their secondary.