Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFC South

Jameis Winston was listed as a full participant in Wednesday’s practice and is expected to play this Sunday. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Listed with a foot injury, Jameis Winston is still expected to play this weekend. It is never positive news when a struggling quarterback pops up on the injury report, but owners who were prepared to start him once again in Week 3 can now do so without trepidation.

Category: Injury Updates


In regards to O.J. Howard not being targeted on Thursday versus the Panthers, Bucs coach Bruce Arians said the tight end can "play a heck of a lot better than he's playing". (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Through two games Howard has just four receptions for 32 scoreless yards and a lost fumble. It's a disastrous start for fantasy owners who used a mid-round selection on the 24-year-old. It's true that Howard hasn't played great, and neither has Jameis Winston, but it's concerning that Arians simply hasn't used his third-year tight end. Arians has a history of not using his tight end but the thought was that was due to the lack of talent he has had at the position. Howard has a good matchup next week versus the Giants, so fantasy owners are encouraged to wait it out for one more week.


Devin White exited Thursday’s win over the Panthers with two total tackles. He injured his knee during the game and is getting tests done today. The injury isn’t believed to be serious.

Fantasy Impact: Devin White might miss some time pending the results of tests on his knee. If he does miss any time, IDP owners should look to Deone Bucannon or Kevin Minter as White’s backup.

Category: Injury Updates, Game Recaps


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers D/ST surrendered 343 total yards and 14 points in Thursday night's Week 2 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Tampa Bays defense played exceptionally well on Thursday night. While they sacked Cam Newton three times, they also turned over the Panthers once. The Buccaneers will look to build on their promising start to 2019 with a soft Week 3 matchup with the Giants.

Category: Game Recaps


Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin caught 8-of-9 targets for 121 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's Week 2 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Godwin led the Buccaneers in all receiving categories on his way to a career game. After two weeks and two scores, Godwin is looking like the top wideout in Tampa Bay despite Mike Evans' presence. Godwin gets a juicy matchup with the Giants in Week 3 and should be started in all formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Buccaneers K Matt Gay was successful on 2-of-3 field-goal attempts and on both of his extra-point attempts in Thursday night's Week 2 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Gay missed one field goal that could have cost Tampa Bay the game. However, he is at least more reliable than Buccaneers kickers in recent memory. Gay will be on the fantasy radar in Week 3 against the Giants.

Category: Game Recaps


Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate caught both of his targets for 10 yards in Thursday night's Week 2 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Brate out-targeted O.J. Howard 2-to-0 on Thursday night. While Brate will remain the TE2, he could begin to creep into fantasy relevancy if he begins to see red area targets. Brate will be in the touchdown upside conversation in Week 3 against the Giants, who can't stop the tight end. In fact, Howard and Brate could both find the end zone in their upcoming matchup.

Category: Game Recaps


Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber rushed 23 times for 82 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's Week 2 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Barber also caught his lone target for a seven-yard gain. The Buccaneers committed to Barber on Thursday night. His 24 touches by-far led Tampa running backs and his 89 total yards with a touchdown may have bought him another week on top of the depth chart. Barber will look to build on his promising outing in a plus Week 3 matchup with the Giants.

Category: Game Recaps


Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed four times for nine yards in Thursday night's Week 2 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: After a promising start in Week 1 in which he led the Buccaneers in rushing with 75 yards, Jones fell flat on Thursday night against the Panthers with an abysmal nine-yard outing on four carries. With Peyton Barber drawing 23 Week 2 carries, it appears that Jones is the clear No. 2 back in Tampa, taking him out of fantasy relevance at the moment.

Category: Game Recaps


Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught 4-of-8 targets for 61 yards in Thursday night's Week 2 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Evans isn't getting off to the greatest start in 2019 and I believe it is more on his quarterback than anything else. What's more, the emergence of Chris Godwin doesn't help either. That said, Evans is one of the top receivers in the league and is primed to bounce back beginning in a soft Week 3 encounter with the Giants.

Category: Game Recaps


Buccaneers WR Breshad Perriman caught 0-of-4 targets in Thursday night's Week 2 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Perriman has been targeted nine times in two games, but only has two receptions and 10 yards to show for it. He also blanked in Week 2 against the Panthers. Perriman is not a rosterable fantasy asset while Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are healthy and Jameis Winston is playing the way he is.

Category: Game Recaps


Buccaneers RB Dare Ogunbowale caught his only target for nine yards in Thursday night's Week 2 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Ogunbowale caught four passes in the season opener but was barely utilized in Week 2, only catching one pass on his lone target. Ogunbowale should be on waivers or on fantasy benches until his role is more defined and expanded.

Category: Game Recaps


Shaquil Barrett was Cam Newton’s best friend Thursday sacking him three times during the Buccaneers 20-14 win. Barrett also had three total tackles on top of the sacks.

Fantasy Impact: Barrett currently has eight total tackles and four sacks through two games played this season. He is worth watching in deeper IDP leagues especially if he continues to wrap up the QB on a regular basis. Up next for the Buccaneers is the New York Giants. All IDP owners should look for Tampa Bay to have another nice defensive game in Week 3.

Category: Game Recaps


Vernon Hargreaves finished Thursday’s nights 20-14 win over the Panthers with 12 total tackles.

Fantasy Impact: It’s hard to ignore when an IDP player racks up 12 tackles in one game. Hargreaves is widely available in most leagues and is worth adding. He now has 15 total tackles, one interception, and a touchdown this season.

Category: Game Recaps


Scott Miller inactive for Week 2

Thu, Sep 12th 7:15pm EDT
By Mike Maher

Buccaneers rookie wide receiver Scott Miller is inactive for the team's Week 2 matchup against the Carolina Panthers on Thursday Night Football. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Miller was also inactive for Week 1, so it does not appear he is in the team's short-term plans at the wide receiver position.

Category: Transactions


Buccaneers tight end Tanner Hudson is not active for the team's Week 2 matchup against the Carolina Panthers. (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: As long as O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate are healthy, there won't be any other relevant tight ends seeing targets for the Buccaneers.

Category: Transactions


Jordan Whitehead finished Sunday’s loss to San Francisco with eight total tackles (seven solo).

Fantasy Impact: Whitehead was dominating on the defensive side of the ball for the Buccaneers. His outstanding performance wasn’t enough to overcome the miscues from Jameis Winston and the offense. He is worth a start in deeper IDP leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Andre Ellington has been released by the Buccaneers. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Ellington couldn’t quite make it to the Bucs final roster. He recently rushed for nine yards and caught both of his targets in Thursday’s preseason game against the Cowboys. Dare Ogunbowale beat out Ellington for the third running back role. Ellington will look to latch onto another team, but there might not be much of a market for him.

Category: Transactions


Buccaneers RB Bruce Anderson carried the ball 20 times for 70 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's preseason finale win over Dallas.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson also caught his lone target for a seven-yard gain. With Peyton Barber, Ronald Jones II and Dare Ogunbowale expected to open 2019 as the top three rushers on the depth chart, Anderson will either open the new season as the RB4 ahead of Andre Ellington or on the practice squad.

Category: Game Recaps


Jason Pierre-Paul has been cleared to resume rehab activities after suffering a fractured neck vertebra in May. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The injury was thought to be career-ending, but the news that he's ready to go with rehab is very encouraging. Pierre-Paul faces a lengthy recovery, but his outlook is positive.

Category: Injury Updates