Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFC South

Lavonte David (hamstring) has been officially ruled Out for Week 15. (Source: espn.com)

Fantasy Impact: Following up on the earlier report he was highly in question for this contest Monday night. And re-reporting that Adarius Glanton had assumed David's role in the defense this week during practices. IDP owners could do worse than Glanton who has performed at a serviceable level as a replacement in the pass at times.

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Gerald McCoy (bicep), Clinton McDonald (back), Vernon Hargreaves (hamstring), and star linebacker Lavonte David (hamstring) are all questionable for the Tampa Bay defense versus Atlanta on Monday night for Week 15 contest. (Source: @gregauman)

Fantasy Impact: This is a terrible situation IDP owners with the contest being on Monday night. Any IDP owners of these players should consider Sunday options for replacements at this time. On the other side of the bad news, it might be a great time for anyone owning an Atlanta Falcon offensive player in fantasy. With the Tampa Bay's defense so banged up even if they would all happen to play it's clear they are not 100%. If they all happen not to play then there's going to be an even bigger upside for Matt Ryan and company.

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Patrick Murry converted 3-of-3 extra point attempts in the Buccaneers' 24-21 loss to the Lions Sunday. He did not have a field goal attempt.

Fantasy Impact: Murray continues to kick well, but does not see enough scoring chances to merit fantasy consideration.

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The Tampa Bay D/ST allowed 434 yards, had two interceptions, one fumble recovery, and zero sacks in a 24-21 loss to the Lions Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: With the offense turning the ball over five times, the Tampa Bay D/ST was put in a tough position and they were not able to come out with a win over Detroit. Avoid this unit for the fantasy playoffs.

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Chris Godwin posted five receptions for 68 yards in the Buccaneers' 24-21 loss to the Lions Sunday. He was targeted six times.

Fantasy Impact: Godwin led Tampa Bay in receiving yards Sunday with 58. He has seen some increased usage as of late but does not warrant use for the fantasy playoffs.

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Charles Sim had three rushes for 16 yards in the Buccaneers' 24-21 loss to the Lions Sunday. He added two receptions for 11 yards on three targets.

Fantasy Impact: Sims sees limited touches in an inconsistent Tampa Bay offense is not worth considering for the fantasy playoffs.

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Jacquizz Rodgers did not see the field in the Buccaneers' 24-21 loss to the Lions Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers was not a factor with Doug Martin returning from concussion Sunday and is not worth rostering for fantasy.

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Adam Humphries brought in all three of his targets for 25 yards in the Buccaneers' 24-21 loss to the Lions Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Humphries does not see the volume to depend on for the fantasy playoffs.

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Doug Martin rushed 10 times for 26 yards and one touchdown in the Buccaneers' 24-21 loss to the Lions Sunday. He also caught two of three targets for 24 yards and lost one fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Martin returned from a concussion but continued to be ineffective on the ground. He scored a touchdown to save his fantasy day, but owners should stay away for the fantasy playoffs.

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Peyton Barber rushed 12 times for 58 yards in the Buccaneers' 24-21 loss to the Lions Sunday. He brought in his only target for five yards.

Fantasy Impact: Barber split carries with Doug Martin on Sunday. He was more the more productive back, but Martin scored the touchdown. Stay away from this muddy split backfield for the fantasy playoffs.

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DeSean Jackson recorded four catches for 41 yards on seven targets in the Buccaneers' 24-21 loss to the Lions Sunday. He added one rush for 23 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson had another quiet outing against Detroit. He has failed to have much impact this season and is best left on the bench for the fantasy playoffs.

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Mike Evans posted two receptions for 25 yards on five targets in the Buccaneers' 24-21 loss to the Lions Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Evans had another hugely disappointing performance against the Lions. Despite his elite talent and proven track record, it is hard to trust him for the fantasy playoffs.

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With Vernon Hargreaves (hamstring) inactive again Ryan Smith received the start in his place. Smith recorded eight combined tackles, leading the Tampa Bay secondary in the loss to Detriot.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners in IDP leagues who may have streamed Smith were rewarded in this contest. Hargreaves owners will want to keep an eye on his hamstring situation as Tampa Bay faces off with Atlanta in Week 15 and Smith could once again be a good streaming IDP play at cornerback.

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Kwon Alexander recorded a stat line of twelve combined tackles as Tamp Bay fell to Detriot at home Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Alexander has a solid matchup for his IDP owners in Week 15 as the face Atlanta at home. At this time of the year with fantasy playoffs at hand, his IDP owners cannot afford not to have him in the lineups.

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Brate caught his only target for 11 yards on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Brate's role in the passing game continues to shrink with the emergence of O.J. Howard, seeing his snap count decrease on a game-to-game basis. It doesn't help that Tampa's offense has been a predictable mess all season long.

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O.J. Howard caught 4 of 6 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Howard was one of the few bright spots on another miserable outing for the Tampa Bay offense. His budding chemistry with Jameis Winston could make him an intriguing late round option for 2018 fantasy drafts.

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Winston completed 26 of 38 passes for 285 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Winston also lost a fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Winston was once again unimpressive, a recurring theme in 2017. A lot of the blame can be put on head coach Dirk Koetter, as the entire offense has been atrocious all season. This has been a lost season for Tampa Bay offense both in real and fantasy football.

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The complete list of IDP inactive for Tampa Bay are: S Josh Robinson, CB Vernon Hargreaves III, S T.J. Ward, DT Clinton McDonald (Source: pewterreport)

Fantasy Impact: Ryan Smith will likely slot in for Hargraves while Chris Conte and Keith Tandy will likely slot in on a timeshare at strong safety with Ward being out again.

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Tight end Antony Auclair had one reception for 11 yards.

Fantasy Impact: The rookie tight end out of Canada sits firmly on the depth chart as the number three tight end in Tampa Bay, and doesn't offer any upside barring an injury

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Will Clarke recorded Tampa Bays only sacks in the contest. He went for three combined tackles including the two sacks and with one pass defended.

Fantasy Impact: This fourth-year product led the defensive line of Tampa Bay. He came out of nowhere to do this, he likely received his snaps on defense in place of a couple ailing players. Tampa Bay and IDP owners may want to keep an eye o him going forward.

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