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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:23:10 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David (hamstring), C Evan Dietrich-Smith (illness), DT Clinton McDonald (hamstring), TE Brandon Myers (calf) and TE Luke Stocker (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 27. DT Da'Quan Bowers (knee) and SS Major Wright (shoulder) were limited during practice.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:21:05 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Seferian-Jenkins appears to have a good chance to play in Week 13, but probably is not a good option to use on FantasyScore.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:17:01 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Sims probably will be part of a committee at running back if he is active for Week 13. Sims only costs $4,100 on FantasyScore but will be facing a tough Cincinnati Bengals run defense.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:38:47 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David (hamstring), C Evan Dietrich-Smith (illness), DT Clinton McDonald (hamstring), TE Brandon Myers (calf) and TE Luke Stocker (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 26. DT Da'Quan Bowers (knee) and SS Major Wright (shoulder) were limited during practice.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:35:43 -0800
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Seferian-Jenkins has a chance to play in Week 13 but has not been very productive this season. He has a price of $3,400 on FantasyScore, but owners should be able to find other options.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:28:19 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Sims shared carries with Doug Martin in Week 12, so it is not known how many carries he will receive if he is able to play this week. Sims only costs $4,100 on FantasyScore and could be a flex option but will be facing a tough Cincinnati Bengals rush defense.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:27:26 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin says he's the same running back he was as a rookie in 2012 when he took the league by storm. However, he's averaging just 2.8 yards per carry and has only 193 rushing yards and one score this season, but he's missed two games with a knee injury and three with an ankle ailment. He's healthy now, but he only mustered 27 yards on 11 carries in Week 12 while sharing time with RBs Charles Sims and Bobby Rainey.
Fantasy Tip: It's very hard to trust Martin ($3,300) at FantasyScore with Sims and Rainey also competing for touches in this backfield. If there was ever a week to roll the dice on Martin in a flex spot, though, Week 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals might be it. The Bengals have allowed an average of 21.73 fantasy points to runners in 2014.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:09:16 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Nov. 25. The team also signed TE DJ Williams and waived RB Marcus Thigpen. LB Denicos Allen and TE Taylor Sloat were signed to the practice squad and TE Ted Bolser and CB Quinton Pointer were released from the practice squad.
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:43:38 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith said the team's offensive line needs to do a better job after they rushed for a total of 66 yards in Week 12 against the Chicago Bears. Smith also said the team's pass blocking wasn't at its best. "A defense can tee off on you once you can't run the football," Smith said. "We talk an awful lot about being a balanced attack. But when you can't run it consistently that hurts. Believe me, we don't want to be a team that's passing the ball that much."
Fantasy Tip: It's tough to be too excited about any of the Bucs' running back options with a poor offensive line. Charles Sims, Bobby Rainey and Doug Martin are part of a frustrating backfield in Tampa Bay. They face a pourous Cincinnati Bengals unit in Week 13, though, if you're willing to roll the dice on this running-back-by-committee.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:39:03 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Jorvorskie Lane (ankle) will have surgery on his broken right ankle Tuesday, Nov. 25, and he'll miss the rest of the year. Lane is unsure how long he'll take to recover. The Buccaneers are left without a true fullback, and they'll likely sign one. TE Luke Stocker has served as a fullback at times.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:37:58 -0800
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:17:18 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (ankle) returned to the lineup in Week 12 against the Chicago Bears. He carried 11 times for 27 yards. He was sidelined for the past three games due to an ankle injury.
Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners should avoid Martin until he starts to show a little more consistency. Rust was inevitable after a long layoff, especially on the road against a decent defense.
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:24:14 -0800
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Jorvorskie Lane (ankle) was carted off in the second quarter of the Week 12 game against the Chicago Bears due to what head coach Lovie Smith said Sunday, Nov. 23, is a "serious" right ankle injury.
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