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Bucs WR Antonio Brown (knee) remained sidelined during Thursday's practice. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tampa Bay continues to refer to Brown as "day-to-day." This is his second straight "DNP", so the team will need him to return to practice on Friday to have a shot at suiting up versus the Packers. We'll know more on Friday afternoon when the Bucs reveal their final injury report.

Category: Injury Updates


Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones II (quad) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice but said he's "all good" and is expected to suit up against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game on Sunday. (Source: James Palmer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones rushed for 62 yards in the team's 30-20 win against the Saints in the NFC Divisional Round and will continue to operate as a 50/50 time share out of the backfield with Leonard Fournette. Jones was given eight less opportunities than Fournette last week but is reportedly feeling better than he did in practice last week and is "all good" for Sunday's showdown against the Packers in the NFC Championship game.

Category: Injury Updates


Buccaneers DT Vita Vea (leg) was designated to return from injured reserve on Monday. (Source: Rick Stroud on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Vea will practice on Wednesday and rejoin the Buccaneers for the first time since fracturing his leg in Week 5. He will try to practice this week and look to be activated ahead of the NFC Championship game against Green Bay. If Vea is unable to suit up on Sunday, Rakeem Nunez-Roches will continue to handle NT duties.

Category: Injury Updates


Tampa Bay Buccaneers K Ryan Succop converted all three field goal attempts and all three extra point attempts in Sunday's 30-20 Divisional Round win against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Succop helped the Buccaneers secure a berth in the NFC Championship game by drilling all six of his kicking opportunities, scoring 12 points to help defeat the Saints 30-20 in the Divisional Round on Sunday. The veteran kicker will look to replicate his performance in cold and windy Lambeau Field next weekend for a chance to be the first team to host a Super Bowl.

Category: Game Recaps


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense forced four turnovers, including three interceptions and a forced fumble recovery in a 30-20 Divisional Round win against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The Bucs defense swarmed Drew Brees and blanketed Saints' receivers throughout the game, shutting down their potent running game and forcing three interceptions to sway the outcome of the game in Tampa's favor. The defensive unit will lean on their confidence and momentum and will attempt to shut down Packers RB Aaron Jones with their No. 1 ranked rushing defense next weekend in the NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field.

Category: Game Recaps


Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Tyler Johnson caught his lone target for 15 yards in a 30-20 win against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Round on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie came into Sunday's Divisional Round matchup with 12 receptions and two touchdowns on the season but converted his lone target into 15 yards on a spectacular catch late in the game. Johnson might see a few opportunities against the Packers next weekend if the defense opts to eliminate Godwin and Evans in their scheme during the NFC Championship game.

Category: Game Recaps


Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Scotty Miller caught one of two targets for 29 yards in a 30-20 win against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Round on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Miller wasn't involved much on Sunday but hauled in a huge 29-yard reception in the fourth quarter to extend a scoring drive for Tampa Bay in a 30-20 win against the Saints. The slot receiver burst onto the fantasy radar this season and could be a legitimate WR3/WR4 in most redraft leagues next season. Miller and the Bucs will prepare to travel to Lambeau Field to face Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game next Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps


Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski caught one of five targets for 14 yards in a 30-20 win against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional round matchup on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Gronkowski received just as many targets (5) as fellow tight end Cameron Brate but failed to generate similar production with just one reception for 14 yards. Despite a sub-par outing for the veteran tight end against the Saints, the Buccaneers still secured a win and will advance to the NFC Championship game in Lambeau Field against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. Gronkowski will be a mismatch for the Packers' linebackers and could see plenty of opportunities in the red zone next weekend.

Category: Game Recaps


Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught one of three targets for three yards and a touchdown in a 30-20 NFC Divisional Round win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Evans' dominance in the red zone continued against the Saints, as he hauled in his lone reception for a three-yard touchdown early in the second quarter to put the Bucs ahead 10-6. Dealing with Saints CB Marshon Lattimore for most of the game, Evans had most of his routes contested and will face similar challenges against Packers' cornerbacks Jaire Alexander and Kevin King next weekend in the NFC Championship game.

Category: Game Recaps


Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin caught four of seven targets for 34 yards in a 30-20 win against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Round on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Godwin had a phenomenal regular season but was held in check for most of the Divisional Round matchup against the Saints. Securing 65 receptions for 840 yards and seven touchdowns in the regular season, Godwin is an explosive weapon at wideout and will have another opportunity to show his WR1 value against the Packers defense in the NFC Championship game next weekend.

Category: Game Recaps


Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate hauled in four of five targets for 50 yards in a 30-20 win against the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Round on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Brate was one of Tom Brady's favorite targets on Sunday, proving to be reliable in critical downs throughout the game to secure a win and a trip to Lambeau Field next weekend in the NFC Championship game. The sixth-year tight end will continue to be a safety valve in the Bucs offense when they play against the Green Bay Packers and could be a sneaky TE1 heading into redraft leagues next season.

Category: Game Recaps


Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette carried 17 times for 63 yards and caught five of six targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-20 Divisional Round win against the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Fournette saw a slight edge in utilization against the Saints on Sunday, getting nine more opportunities than Ronald Jones who returned from a quad injury. Fournette converted one of his six targets into a six-yard touchdown to even the score at 20-20 near the end of the third quarter. The Buccaneers will likely continue to rely on Fournette in the passing game while splitting him and Jones in a 50/50 timeshare out of the backfield when they travel to Green Bay in the NFC Championship game next weekend.

Category: Game Recaps


Tom Brady completed 18 of 33 pass attempts for 199 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yard touchdown run to secure a 30-20 Divisional Round win against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Brady played cerebral football against the Saints on Sunday, taking advantage of the opportunities the defense gave him to find Mike Evans and Leonard Fournette in the end zone. The six-time Super Bowl champion executed a perfect gameplan with a 1-yard QB sneak for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, making it a two-score lead with little time remaining for the Saints to attempt a comeback. Brady and the Bucs will prepare to travel to Lambeau Field to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game next Sunday.

Category: Game Recaps


The Bucs activated LB Devin White from the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Pro Football Talk)

Fantasy Impact: DL Steve McLendon was activated as well. Both players missed Tampa Bay's first playoff game on Saturday night but they'll be back for this Sunday's divisional matchup against the Saints. White's presence is a big one for this Buccaneers defense.

Category: Injury Updates


Ke'Shawn Vaughn rushed five times for 21 yards and failed to haul in his lone target in a 31-23 win over the Washington Football Team on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Vaughn relieved Fournette several times against Washington but never saw any meaningful attempts in a game that saw the Bucs control and manage the clock down the stretch of the second half. With Ronald Jones unexpectedly sidelined due to a pre-game warmup injury on Saturday, Vaughn's limited volume will likely only decrease if Jones is cleared to return in the divisional round next weekend.

Category: Game Recaps


Buccaneers RB LeSean McCoy (illness) will not play in Saturday’s Wild Card matchup against the Washington Football Team. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCoy (illness) was originally listed as questionable for Saturday’s playoff game against Washington, but ultimately ended up being ruled out. He was also inactive for the season finale against the Falcons and had only one touch in his last in-game appearance. Ke’Shawn Vaughn is expected to handle the Buccaneers RB3 duties behind Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette while McCoy is sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates


The Bucs activated LB Shaquil Barrett from the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: However, Devin White remains on the list for now. Barrett should be back for Saturday's Wild Card game against Washington this weekend, which will provide a boost to Tampa Bay's defense.

Category: Injury Updates


Buccaneers QB Blaine Gabbert completed 9-of-15 passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's Week 16 victory over the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Gabbert played the entire second half with Tom Brady benched for playing too well. Really, he was benched because the Bucs had a commanding lead and Tampa Bay wanted to get Brady out of harm's way. Gabbert could see time in Week 17 against the Falcons depending on the playoff picture following the conclusion of Week 16.

Category: Game Recaps


Josh Rosen signs with the 49ers

Tue, Dec 22nd 7:43pm EST
By Brad Camara

The 49ers signed QB Josh Rosen off the Buccaneers’ practice squad Tuesday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rosen signed with the Buccaneers’ practice squad after being released by the Dolphins in September. The 49ers reportedly lost QBs Nick Mullens (elbow) and Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) for the season. Rosen will back up starting QB C.J. Beathard in Week 16’s contest against the Cardinals. The No.10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft owns a career 12:19 TD:INT ratio over 20 games with the Dolphins/Cardinals.

Category: Transactions


Bucs' C A.Q. Shipley suffered a career-ending neck injury in Week 11 and is being placed on IR. (Source: Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: HC Bruce Arians said, "He had what we thought was a stinger" and "He had this injury back in 2013, I believe. Once we did the MRI and X-rays, it was determined that he really shouldn't play anymore." Arians added that "He'll be going on IR and starting his coaching career." Shipley, a journeyman OL, will be getting the opportunity to coach with the man who has been with him in some aspect on every step of his career. Arians' plan is to continue his tutelage of Shipley as a coach for the Bucs moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates