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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 PPR Draft Rankings
Chris Godwin Note
Chris Godwin photo 15. Chris Godwin WR - (vs . ATL)
We saw Godwin ascend into superstardom last year, compiling over 1,300 yards and nine touchdowns in just 14 games, finishing as the WR2. Insert Tom Brady into the offense, and you suddenly have room for optimism that it continues. The arrival of Rob Gronkowski hurts a bit, but knowing Bruce Arians has used Godwin the way he used Larry Fitzgerald, the numbers should continue to grow. Godwin is a legitimate WR1 in fantasy once again in 2020.
2 days ago
Mike Evans Note
Mike Evans photo 27. Mike Evans WR - (vs . ATL)
Evans has now finished as a top-10 receiver in 4-of-6 seasons with the Bucs, but will he lose some of his massive target totals from years past? Evans has continually been peppered with targets by Jameis Winston, as he was willing to trust the receiver in jump-ball situations. Tom Brady isn't a risk-taker, as evidenced by his low interception totals. With the ascention of Chris Godwin, arrival of Rob Gronkowski and Keshawn Vaughn, and likely declining pass attempts in the Bucs offense, Evans may lose some of his top-end upside, though he should still remain in the low-end WR1 conversation.
2 days ago
Ronald Jones II Note
Ronald Jones II photo 88. Ronald Jones II RB - (vs . ATL)
The Bucs went out and grabbed Ke'Shawn Vaughn in the draft but it wasn't until the third round. Jones will need to work on his pass protection to hold off the rookie all season, but you can bet Jones will open the year as the starter, and in this offense, that gives him quite the ceiling.
1 day ago
Tom Brady Note
Tom Brady photo 92. Tom Brady QB - (vs . ATL)
Brady is undeniably one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history but from a fantasy perspective, he has now been outside the top 10 in three of the past four seasons. There is no doubt that he received an upgrade in the weapons department, but his early-season schedule is so difficult that you are better off avoiding him unless you are in a two-QB league.
1 day ago
Rob Gronkowski Note
Rob Gronkowski photo 111. Rob Gronkowski TE - (vs . ATL)
At his peak, Gronkowski was likely the greatest tight end of all time. But after a year off, fantasy manager can't expect him to simply return to his peak self, especially since he hasn't played a full season in nearly a decade. With his immense talent and back with Tom Brady, Gronkowski should still be drafted a TE1, but don't expect a full season of health or a return of the Gronk of old.
4 hours ago
Ke'Shawn Vaughn Note
Ke'Shawn Vaughn photo 113. Ke'Shawn Vaughn RB - (vs . ATL)
During the scouting process, I felt like Vaughn was just a guy, not a difference maker. That's not to say he wouldn't be able to produce if given the opportunity, but I don't think opportunity will simply be given to him. Don't forget that David Johnson saw just 161 touches his rookie season under Bruce Arians, and that was while he was extremely efficient. Interestingly enough, he was also a third-round pick. This is a situation to monitor throughout the offseason.
2 days ago
O.J. Howard Note
O.J. Howard photo 208. O.J. Howard TE - (vs . ATL)
One of the more talented tight ends in the league, but also someone who is going to play second fiddle to Rob Gronkowski. The Bucs have said they'll be running a lot more 2TE sets, but it remains to be seen. With the other receiving options they have ahead of Howard, it's tough to see a path to consistent production. If Gronkowski were to miss time, Howard would jump into the TE1 conversation.
2 days ago
Matt Gay Note
Matt Gay photo 215. Matt Gay K - (vs . ATL)
Gay had a bizarre rookie year with the Bucs, in that he finished as a top kicker but really struggled in terms of his accuracy (77% on field goals). His production simply came from his extremely high number of opportunities - he had 35 field-goal attempts and 48 extra-point attempts, both in the top-four in the league. He should similarly be among the leaders in attempts this year with Tom Brady at the helm, and if he can improve on his accuracy, he has a legitimate chance to finish as the top fantasy kicker.
8 weeks ago
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Note
Tampa Bay Buccaneers photo 260. Tampa Bay Buccaneers DST - (vs . ATL)
Dare Ogunbowale Note
Dare Ogunbowale photo 283. Dare Ogunbowale RB - (vs . ATL)
Cameron Brate Note
Cameron Brate photo 302. Cameron Brate TE - (vs . ATL)
Brate has plenty of talent, but has now become known more as second fiddle to O.J. Howard. Now, with Rob Gronkowski added, Brate is unlikely to be relevant even in tight end-premium leagues, particularly in Bruce Arians' system. Absent a trade, forget about Brate on draft day.
8 weeks ago
LeSean McCoy Note
LeSean McCoy photo 315. LeSean McCoy RB - (vs . ATL)
Tyler Johnson Note
Tyler Johnson photo 357. Tyler Johnson WR - (vs . ATL)
Justin Watson Note
Justin Watson photo 362. Justin Watson WR - (vs . ATL)
Scott Miller Note
Scott Miller photo 391. Scott Miller WR - (vs . ATL)
Raymond Calais Note
Raymond Calais photo 410. Raymond Calais RB - (vs . ATL)
T.J. Logan Note
T.J. Logan photo 525. T.J. Logan RB - (vs . ATL)