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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2023 Draft Rankings

Mike Evans Note
Mike Evans photo 70. Mike Evans WR
Did Mike Evans fall off the age cliff last year or, at the very least, begin his descent? It does appear that way on paper. Evans finished 17th in raw target volume but 37th in target share (19.7%). He was 11th in air yard share (35.4%), third in deep targets, and 22nd in red zone targets. All these volume metrics are nice, but they will all take a hit with Tom Brady gone. His efficiency metrics are the real tale of the tape, as he was 33rd in yards per route run, 35th in route win rate, and 47th in open rate (per ESPN analytics). With declining metrics and an uncertain quarterback situation in Tampa Bay, Evans is a WR3.
7 weeks ago
Chris Godwin Note
Chris Godwin photo 72. Chris Godwin WR
Chris Godwin had a productive 2022 in the shadow of his late-season 2021 ACL/MCL tear. Godwin was the WR15 in fantasy points per game as the Buccaneers' insane passing volume elevated him. Godwin was 31st in target share (21.8%) and tenth in raw target volume (142) while only playing 15 games. The volume covered up his efficiency ugliness in 2022. He was neutered into being a low aDOT (5.6, 99th) receiver who also ranked 38th in yards per route run. Godwin was 96th in deep targets and 18th in red zone targets. He was 68th among 82 qualifying wide receivers in open rate (per ESPN analytics). Entering his age 27 season with uncertainty at quarterback (Kyle Trask and Baker Mayfield...WOOF!) and in the passing volume department, Godwin is a WR3.
6 days ago
Rachaad White Note
Rachaad White photo 100. Rachaad White RB
Rachaad White saw his role grow during the second half of the season, forcing a timeshare with Leonard Fournette. From Weeks 10-17, White operated as the 1A in the Buccaneers' backfield averaging 11 fantasy points per game (RB26). He wasn't great as a rusher - four yards per carry, 66.4 PFF rushing grade - but no running back was particularly efficient behind Tampa's patchwork offensive line. The first-year rusher was still better than Fournette on the ground, as the veteran finished third-to-last in rushing EPA (-39.13). And there was no better display of White edging out Fournette on the field than in the first round of the NFL playoffs. Fournette carried the ball just 5 times for 11 yards while White started and rushed for 41 yards on 7 carries, adding 4-of-6 targets for 36 yards (56% snap share). White's superior season and proficiency as a receiver (50 receptions, 11th among all RBs) solidify him as the RB1 moving forward. Tampa Bay released Fournette and signed Chase Edmonds in free agency.
1 week ago
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Note
Tampa Bay Buccaneers photo 178. Tampa Bay Buccaneers DST
Chase Edmonds Note
Chase Edmonds photo 197. Chase Edmonds RB
Russell Gage Note
Russell Gage photo 226. Russell Gage WR
Baker Mayfield Note
Baker Mayfield photo 253. Baker Mayfield QB
Cade Otton Note
Cade Otton photo 266. Cade Otton TE
Fourth-round draft pick Cade Otton turned in a solid rookie season for the Buccaneers, finishing with 42 catches for 391 yards and two touchdowns. Otton tended to be more productive in games that fellow TE Cameron Brate missed die to injury. Brate is still around, and the Buccaneers have an unsettled QB situation following Tom Brady's retirement, so Otton has a difficult path to fantasy relevance in 2023.
5 weeks ago
Ke'Shawn Vaughn Note
Ke'Shawn Vaughn photo 390. Ke'Shawn Vaughn RB
Kyle Trask Note
Kyle Trask photo 425. Kyle Trask QB
Chase McLaughlin Note
Chase McLaughlin photo 440. Chase McLaughlin K