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Julio Jones (knee) was limited in the Buccaneers practice Wednesday. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones has been dealing with a knee injury that caused him to miss Week 3, and it's still unclear if he will be back for Week 4 or not. The team is trying to be cautious with his injury, but they also really need the depth he can bring to the table. If the veteran wideout is inactive Sunday, fantasy managers can look for Mike Evans and Scotty Miller to potentially see increased targets in his absence.

Category: Injury Updates


Chris Godwin (hamstring) made his return to practice in a limited fashion for the Buccaneers Wednesday. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Godwin hasn't practiced the past couple of weeks due to a hamstring injury he sustained in Week 1. Him being a limited participant is positive news for the team, who is seriously lacking depth at the wide receiver position. If the star receiver does return, that would spell a serious upgrade for QB Tom Brady's fantasy value moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates


Breshad Perriman (knee/hamstring) was a non-participant at Tampa Bay's practice Wednesday. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Perriman was an important depth piece for the Bucs to have last Sunday, but it looks like he might not be available to play this week. He's a non-participant at practice, and there doesn't seem to be a lot of optimism surrounding his availability. If the veteran can't go Sunday, Russell Gage (hamstring) and Scotty Miller may be in line for additional targets in his absence.

Category: Injury Updates


Russell Gage (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice for the Buccaneers. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gage is dealing with some hamstring soreness this week, and he remains day-to-day for the time being. It doesn't seem like he's at risk of being inactive now, but hamstring injuries are very susceptible to reaggravation. Fantasy managers should continue to pay attention to his status in the coming days.

Category: Injury Updates


Tom Brady (finger) was listed as a full participant in the Bucs' practice Wednesday. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brady is dealing with a right finger injury, but it isn't serious and he was practicing in full Wednesday. He may carry an injury designation for the rest of the week, but barring something unforeseen, the veteran quarterback will be available to start for Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


The Buccaneers D/ST allowed 14 points Sunday and logged one sack to go with one interception in a loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Impact: The Bucs' defense has been stellar this season, having not allowed more than 14 points in any game this season. They have been the most consistent fantasy option at the position, and there's a real chance they finish as the top D/ST at the end of the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Cameron Brate hauled in five of his six targets for 52 yards during Sunday's 14-12 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Brate saw some extra work Sunday with the Buccaneers missing several key pass catchers. He did okay with what he was given, but he was by no means a game-changer. He will continue to be a streaming option at best for fantasy purposes.

Category: Game Recaps


Leonard Fournette carried the ball 12 times for 35 yards and hauled in five passes for 35 yards en route to a 14-12 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Fournette struggled heavily on the ground this week, but he avoided fully busting in PPR leagues with his five catches. He and the rest of the Bucs' offense have looked inefficient over the past couple of weeks, and that could end up being a real problem for this team. Fournette is still a great option for fantasy purposes moving forward, but fantasy managers might be starting to worry about this offense.

Category: Game Recaps


Cade Otton (personal reasons) is inactive an will not play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a Week 3 matchup against the Green Bay Packers. (Source: Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Otton finished the week missing three consecutive practices, seemingly all but assuring that the rookie would miss Sunday’s contest. Otton has been an afterthought in the Buccaneers offense to this point and should be left on waivers until further notice.

Category: Injury Updates


The Buccaneers have elevated Cole Beasley to the active roster ahead of their Week 3 matchup with Green Bay. (Source: Jeremy Fowler on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Beasley was signed to the Tampa Bay practice squad earlier in the week. With the team not having the services of Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and potentially Julio Jones in Week 3, they needed to ensure they had depth on the roster. The veteran wide receiver may not be heavily featured in the offense, but does give Tom Brady another offensive weapon ahead of their matchup with the Packers.

Category: Transactions


Scotty Miller was a limited participant at Buccaneers practice on Wednesday. (Source: Buccaneers.com)

Fantasy Impact: Miller saw eight targets this past weekend. With Chris Godwin and Julio Jones both sidelined Wednesday and Mike Evans suspended one game, Miller could be in line for a pretty big role this weekend against the Packers.

Category: Injury Updates


Mike Evans had his one-game suspension upheld by the NFL Wednesday. He will miss Tampa Bay's game in Week 3 against Green Bay. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Evans was suspended one game for an on-field altercation with Saints' CB Marshon Lattimore. After an appeal, the NFL decided to uphold the suspension and Evans will be forced to be away from the team and miss Week 3. With Chris Godwin likely out and Julio Jones' status in question for Week 3, it will likely be Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman, and Scotty Miller seeing the bulk of the targets against Green Bay Sunday.

Category: Transactions


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed Giovani Bernard on IR Wednesday with an ankle injury. (Source: Ari Meirov on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bernard was ruled out with an ankle injury during the second half of Tampa Bay's game with the Saints in Week 2. The 30-year-old back will now miss at least the next four games. Fantasy managers should expect Leonard Fournette and Rachaad White to continue to be the only fantasy viable options out of the Bucs' backfield.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Ryan Succop converted both of his field goal attempts, with his longest being from 47 yards. The Buccaneers kicker also converted both of XP tries for a total of eight points as the team went on to beat the Saints in a 20-10 game.

Fantasy Impact: Succop has converted 85.7% of his field goal attempts so far on the season, he has also gone perfect in his XP tries through two games. The 36-year-old has scored 21 points by himself already through the Buccaneers first two games, which is good for first in the league among all qualified kickers. With an impending matchup against a potent defense in the Packers for Week 3 it is likely Succop will have more than his fair share of FG tries, lock him in as a top-10 kicker for Week 3.

Category: Game Recaps


Rachaad White carried the ball twice on Sunday, rushing for one yard. He also saw two targets but he did not come away with a catch in the Buccaneers' 20-10 win over the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: White was pretty much irrelevant on Sunday as far as fantasy goes as he saw just two carries, which compared to Leonard Fournette's 24 is almost nothing. The 23-year-old is worth nothing more than a stash in dynasty leagues or as a handcuff in redraft leagues as he will provide nearly zero value so long as Fournette reigns as king in the backfield.

Category: Game Recaps


Kyle Rudolph is inactive for Week 2 against the Saints. (Source: Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Rudolph is inactive for the second consecutive week. The Buccaneers decided to add a practice squad wide receiver to provide them some much needed depth Sunday with Julio Jones and Chris Godwin inactive. Rudolph can safely be left on the waiver wire.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut DB Logan Ryan Tuesday. (Source: Pewterreport.com )

Fantasy Impact: This is really just a paper move to allow a roster spot for injured center Ryan Jensen. Since Ryan had no guaranteed money on his contract, he was likely the easiest to cut right now. The Bucs will likely bring him back one Jensen is added to IR.

Category: Transactions


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived WR Tyler Johnson Tuesday. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sort of a surprising move here by the Bucs, releasing a young and talented WR. The 24-year-old tallied 360 yards on 36 receptions last season. Johnson will likely get an opportunity with another team this season.

Category: Transactions


Mike Kaye of Pro Football Network reports that there has been some trade chatter around Ke'Shawn Vaughn and the Buccaneers running back might be "available for the right price." (Source: Pro Football Network)

Fantasy Impact: Drafted in 2020, Vaughn totaled 206 scrimmage yards and two total touchdowns last year. Now 25 years old, he projects to make the Buccaneers' roster but could be traded for some low-end compensation. Vaughn and Rachaad White have been battling for the backup role in Tampa Bay, and a trade would allow White to fill in as the No. 2 option. In that scenario, Gio Bernard would make the team as the No. 3 back.

Category: Rumors


The Buccaneers and free agent Carl Nassib have agreed on a one-year deal. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The move lands Nassib back in Tampa Bay with head coach Todd Bowles. The 29-year-old DE played for the Bucs in 2018 and 2019 where he totaled an impressive 12.5 sacks, six of which came in 2019 under Bowles who was the defensive coordinator at the time. He most recently played for the Las Vegas Raiders from 2020 to 2021 but wasn't able to reach the same level of play finishing with only four sacks in his two seasons with the team before they released him in March. While Nassib may not be a cornerstone piece of the Bucs defense in 2022, he does add some depth and familiarity to the unit.

Category: Transactions