DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 12/12/18 11:16am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, concussion) is not practicing Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: Jackson went off in Week 1 in what will probably be his best outing of the year. Look for Chris Godwin to eventually supplant Jackson behind Mike Evans. The Bucs face a tough test in the Philadelphia Eagles, but Godwin is worth a look as a flex if Jackson sits.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/16/18 9:13am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (concussion, shoulder) is officially active for the team's Week 2 game.
Huddle Up: Jackson is coming off an outstanding Week 1 performance, and the Bucs probably will throw a lot again this week. Owners can consider Jackson as a low-end No. 2 or a No. 3 receiver against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QBPosted 9/16/18 9:08pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 402 yards and four touchdowns to go along with one interception in a Week 2 win against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Fitzpatrick is the first quarterback in league history to start out a season with back-to-back 400-yard, four-touchdown games. Facing a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that just gave up six touchdown passes to Patrick Mahomes in Week 2, Fitzpatrick is shaping up to be a strong fantasy and DFS option again. With Tampa Bay rolling right now, it's hard to believe he'll be handing the starting job back to Jameis Winston when he is eligible to return from his suspension in Week 4.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/16/18 9:35pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson had four receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 versus the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Amazingly, Jackson has caught all nine of his targets this season for 275 yards and three scores. He did the bulk of his damage on the first offensive play of the game, beating Jalen Mills on a play-action pass for a 75-yard TD. Jackson is obviously going to cool off at some point, but Week 3 presents a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that got scorched for six passing touchdowns in Week 2. Owners are encouraged to plug Jackson into their WR3 slot in hopes that he can keep this up.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 9/16/18 9:56pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans turned 12 targets into 10 catches for 83 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 versus the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: The only blemish on Evans' day was a lost fumble, but he's caught 17 of his 19 targets so far and scored in each of his first two games - exactly the type of production owners were hoping for from a receiver who was usually coming off the board in the late second or early third round in fantasy drafts. He will be a strong WR1 start yet again in Week 3 when Tampa Bay hosts a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that just surrendered six touchdown passes in Week 2.
O.J. Howard - TEPosted 9/16/18 10:21pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard caught three of his four targets for 96 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Howard did the bulk of his damage on a 75-yard catch-and-run, shedding a tackle shortly after the catch and outracing the defense for the final 60 or so yards. The second-year tight end is definitely showing off his big-play skills through two weeks - averaging 30 yards per catch - but he's only seen six targets thus far even though Cameron Brate has been a non-factor. He'll be on the TE1 borderline against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 3.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/15/18 10:12am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (concussion) is expected to clear the concussion protocol and play in Week 2, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Owners should check the inactive list to make sure Jackson is playing before deciding on their lineup. He is coming off a fantastic Week 1 performance and would be a valuable option again this week. He can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in most leagues.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/14/18 9:35am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (concussion) practiced Friday, Sept. 14, but head coach Dirk Koetter did not say if Jackson has cleared the league's concussion protocol.
Huddle Up: Jackson still has two days to gain clearance, and if so, he's a flex option coming off his monster Week 1 showing in the Big Easy.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/14/18 12:04pm ET
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (concussion, shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, but is listed as questionable for Week 2.
Huddle Up: Jackson may be a game-time decision for Week 2, so owners will need to keep an eye on the situation over the next few days. He was able to post terrific numbers last week and would be a deep threat again this week if he is cleared. He can be at least a No. 3 receiver if he plays.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/13/18 10:23am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (concussion) returned to practice Thursday, Sept. 13. There still has been no announcement that Jackson has cleared the league's concussion protocol.
Huddle Up: Jackson was one of the major fantasy surprises of Week 1, reeling in all five of his targets for 146 yards and two TDs in the thrashing of the New Orleans Saints. If he's cleared to go in Week 2, Jackson is a flex candidate, and his availability of course would cut into Chris Godwin's target share as well.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/12/18 9:38am ET
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB DeSean Jackson (concussion, shoulder) is in the concussion protocol Wednesday, Sept. 12, and that's a bigger concern than his shoulder injury.
Huddle Up: D-Jax is questionable, at best, to go against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2. He put up a 5-146-2 line on the New Orleans Saints last week and would be a flex option again.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/12/18 1:30pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: It's uncertain if Jackson will be available for the Week 2 game against the Eagles, his former team, but you can bet he is doing everything in his power to play in his old city.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/10/18 12:11pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin logged 48 snaps to DeSean Jackson's 20 in Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: The Buccaneers have sung the praises of Godwin for the majority of the offseason and his playing time in the opener suggests he has either overtaken Jackson as Mike Evans' sidekick or is at least on the verge of doing so. It suggests owners should probably not chase Jackson's two-touchdown effort too heavily either. Godwin is a WR4 at the moment with his arrow pointing straight up, while Jackson may be a sell-high candidate.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/9/18 1:04pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (concussion) exited the Week 1 game against the New Orleans Saints due to concussion.
Huddle Up: Jackson has entered the league's mandated concussion protocol and he will not return. The loss of Jackson is the game of Chris Godwin, who would likely see an increase in targets if Jackson is forced to miss additional time.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/9/18 1:36pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (concussion) caught five passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Jackson suffered a concussion during the game, so his status for Week 2 is uncertain at this point. He would have a tough matchup next week if he plays but could still be at least a flex option if he is active.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 9/9/18 1:33pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught seven passes for 147 yards and one touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Evans entered the season as one of the top receivers in the NFL and showed it this week against the Saints. He appears to have a good chemistry with Ryan Fitzpatrick and should be a weekly No. 1 receiver in all leagues.
Peyton Barber - RBPosted 9/9/18 1:29pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Peyton Barber rushed for 69 yards on 19 carries against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Barber received most of the work at running back and likely will receive a similar workload against the Philadelphia Eagles. He can be considered a No. 2 running back or a flex option next week.
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QBPosted 9/9/18 1:28pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick went 21-for-28 for 417 yards and four touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1. He also rushed for 36 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries.
Huddle Up: Fitzpatrick did not appear to be a great option for owners entering Week 1, but he had one of the best performances of the week. He will start at least the next two games but will have tough matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2.
O.J. Howard - TEPosted 9/9/18 1:43pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard caught two passes for 54 yards against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Howard made the most of his limited targets and should continue to be a reliable target for Ryan Fitzpatrick. He probably should be considered a No. 2 tight end in most leagues in Week 2.
Chris Godwin - WRPosted 9/9/18 1:40pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin caught three passes for 41 yards and one touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Godwin had solid role in the passing game this week and could receive a bigger role in Week 2 if DeSean Jackson is not able to play. Owners should monitor the situation over the next week because Godwin could be a flex option if he starts.
DeSean Jackson - WRPosted 9/4/18 1:46pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WRs DeSean Jackson and Chris Godwin are listed as co-starters opposite WR Mike Evans on the Buccaneers' initial depth chart.
Huddle Up: This season is supposed to be Godwin's breakout campaign, but Jackson has been flying under the radar all offseason. Godwin does have more upside, but they'll hinder each other's full potential. Both belong in WR4 to WR5 territory.
Ronald Jones - RBPosted 8/30/18 8:17pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed 10 times for four yards in a 25-10 preseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Aug. 30.
Huddle Up: Jones has struggled throughout the preseason, and it has opened the door for Peyton Barber to enter the season as the top back. Jones should still be rostered, but he will be a risky flex play heading into Week 1.
Jameis Winston - QBPosted 8/29/18 8:09am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has completed 30 of 41 passes for 388 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in three games this preseason to rank as Pro Football Focus' highest-graded quarterback this August.
Huddle Up: Winston finished 2017 as fantasy's 12th-ranked QB in terms of fantasy points per game (20.82) -- something to keep in mind with Winston serving a three-game disciplinary suspension to open the season. After that, he's a solid QB2/starting QB streamer.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 8/27/18 12:09pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (back) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 27.
Huddle Up: Evans should be fine moving forward and will be the main option in the passing game for the Bucs. He should be considered a No. 1 fantasy receiver in all leagues in 2018.
Mike Evans - WRPosted 8/26/18 6:55pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (undisclosed) did not practice Sunday, Aug. 26.
Huddle Up: Evans took a hard shot to the back in the third preseason game, but his status for the start of the season isn't in doubt. He's a weekly WR1 candidate.
Peyton Barber - RBPosted 8/24/18 7:33pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers BR Peyton Barber rushed five times for 34 yards and a touchdown against the Detroit Lions in the preseason Friday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: Barber continues to perform well with the starting unit, and while Ronald Jones is going to see some touches, Barber looks poised to open the year as the lead back. He's a RB3 candidate.
Chris Godwin - WRPosted 8/24/18 8:15pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin caught three passes for 27 yards and a touchdown against the Detroit Lions in the preseason Friday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: Godwin now has two touchdowns during the preseason, and he seems set for a sizeable uptick in usage this year. He's worth a flier as a WR5 in case he overtakes DeSean Jackson as the No. 2 target behind Mike Evans.
Ronald Jones - RBPosted 8/24/18 9:38pm ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones rushed six times for seven yards and caught one pass for 37 yards in a 33-30 preseason loss to the Detroit Lions Friday, Aug. 24.
Huddle Up: Jones hasn't found much room to work during the preseason. He could see his role gradually increase during the regular season, but Peyton Barber looks like the Tampa Bay back to own right now.
Ronald Jones - RBPosted 8/21/18 7:43am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones is working on his skills as a receiver. 'In college, there's probably a reason they only threw to (Jones) 17 times,' running backs coach Tim Spencer said. 'But I think he's worked on his game, he's worked on his hands, his eyes. To me, (the thing) I see with him, is eye-hand coordination and following the ball, concentrating and believing you can get the job done.'
Huddle Up: That first sentence is an eye-popping quote and certainly is an indictment on Jones at this stage of his young career. Peyton Barber has a firm grasp on the job, but Jones has upside as an RB4.
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QBPosted 8/20/18 8:23am ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is still in line to start in the team's Week 1 opener in place of the suspended Jameis Winston even though fellow QB Ryan W. Griffin has had a strong preseason, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.
Huddle Up: Fitzpatrick will be useful only for Weeks 1-3 in two-QB leagues while Winston serves his disciplinary suspension.
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