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Buccaneers | Doug Martin named lead back

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:30:29 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin was confirmed as the team's lead back Monday, Aug. 3, by head coach Lovie Smith. "We talked about being able to establish the run. Doug will be the lead guy doing that, so it's very important that we open up some holes and let him do his thing," Smith said via the Tampa Bay Times.

Fantasy Tip: Martin's average yards per carry has dropped from 4.6 in his rookie season to 3.6 and 3.7 in each of the previous two seasons. Martin totaled just three touchdowns over 17 games played in 2013 and 2014, and he shouldn't be drafted as anything more than an RB3.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal


Buccaneers | Kwon Alexander playing middle linebacker

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:19:44 -0700

Tampa Buccaneers LB Kwon Alexander has been playing exclusively at middle linebacker during the first three days of training camp. LB Danny Lansanah has been locked into the strongside linebacker position.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: PewterReport.com - Scott Reynolds


Buccaneers | Jameis Winston struggles with blitz

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:03:06 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston struggled under the blitz in practice Monday, Aug. 3. Winston threw three interceptions in his first five pass attempts.

Fantasy Tip: Head coach Lovie Smith said he wants to prepare Winston for the types of defensive looks he'll see in the regular season. This should serve as a reminder to fantasy owners of the troubles that Winston will experience in the early-going of his rookie season, and the risk that will accompany drafting him in any format.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Rick Stroud


Buccaneers | Lavonte David focused on football

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:23:03 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David is keeping is focus on playing despite contract negotiations. "It's really easy," David said. "When you have a lot of time on your hands, you kind of (focus on) what's going on outside. But once football starts, you get to focus and lock in on football," said David.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: PewterReport.com - Zach Shapiro


Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins still needs work

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:21:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins still needs to improve his hands, according to Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune.

Fantasy Tip: Seferian-Jenkins has the talent to take that next step in his sophomore season, but will he be consistent enough? It will be safest to take him as your backup fantasy tight end.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tampa Tribune - Ira Kaufman


Buccaneers | Louis Murphy placed on NFI list

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:53:17 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Louis Murphy (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 31.

Fantasy Tip: Murphy should be able to participate in training camp in the near future and could have a solid role in the passing game this season. Owners could consider Murphy in the later rounds of deeper leagues.

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Buccaneers | Jameis Winston named starter

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:26:14 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston was officially named the starting quarterback Friday, July 31, by Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith.

Fantasy Tip: In what comes as a surprise to absolutely no one, Winston is the guy in Tampa Bay. His fantasy outlook is that of a moderately risky rookie whose inconsistency will lead to head-scratching moments. Avoid him in standard drafts, but look Winston's way when playing FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Jeff Darlington


Buccaneers | Gerald McCoy slims down

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:23:00 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy tweeted that he has lost 12 pounds and 2% body fat since June.

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Buccaneers | Jameis Winston will see lots of reps

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:40:38 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will receive more repetitions than usual for a rookie quarterback in preseason, according to general manager Jason Licht.

Fantasy Tip: Rookies can't get enough live professional football experience, including talented, big-name rookie quarterbacks. Tampa Bay wants Winston to be as prepared as possible for the regular season. The obvious risk is that the more Winston plays in preseason, the higher the risk is of being injured. He should be viewed as a backup fantasy quarterback as he enters his rookie season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tampa Tribune - Roy Cummings


Buccaneers | Derrick Wells placed on NFI

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:53:36 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DB Derrick Wells (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 28.

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Buccaneers | Sign Da'Quan Bowers

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 13:51:00 -0700

Free-agent DE Da'Quan Bowers (Buccaneers) signed an undisclosed deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, July 27.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Caplan


Buccaneers | Doug Martin expected to bounce back

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:54:41 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin could be in line for a big, bounce-back year, in the opinion of beat writer Roy Cummings.

Fantasy Tip: Martin is reportedly leaner and faster this year, but he has a ways to go to get back into the good graces of the coaching staff. He'll compete with Charles Sims, Dominique Brown and Bobby Rainey for carries. View Martin as an RB4 with a bit of upside.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Tampa Tribune - Roy Cummings


Buccaneers | Lavonte David's position an issue?

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:16:20 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David's contract negotiations could be complicated by the fact that he provides uncommon production for a 4-3 outside linebacker but just two 4-3 outside linebackers currently make at least $6.5 million per year.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Rand Getlin


Buccaneers | Lavonte David talks still not close

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:57:17 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Lavonte David's contract talks between David and the team regarding a long-term deal are still distant.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Rand Getlin


Buccaneers | Bradley McDougald expected to start

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:08:26 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers FS Bradley McDougald is the favorite to start at free safety in 2015, according to Zach Shapiro of pewterreport.com. Shapiro also believes that FS Chris Conte has the advantage to start at strong safety.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: PewterReport.com - Zach Shapiro


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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Player News

Adjei-Barimah Jude DB
Alexander Kwon LB
Allen Denicos LB
Allen Josh OG
Banks Johnthan CB
Bell Kenny WR
Bogotay Brandon PK
Bowers Da'Quan DL
Brate Cameron TE
Brooks Derrius CB
Brown Dominique RB
Carter Bruce LB
Clay Kaelin WR
Conte Chris FS
Coughman Edawn OT
Cousins Oniel OG
David Lavonte LB
Dean Larry LB
DePaola Andrew LS
Dietrich-Smith Evan C
Dixon Brandon CB
Dotson Demar OT
Dye Donteea WR
Edwards Kadeem OG
Edwards Kip CB
English Larry DE
Evans Mike WR
Everett Antoine OG
Fatinikun T.J. LB
Fragel Reid OT
Frey Isaiah CB
Gholston William DL
Giddins Ryne DE
Gilkey Garrett OG
Glennon Mike QB
Grable Jeremy LB
Greene Khaseem LB
Hall Rannell WR
Herron Robert WR
Humphries Adam WR
Iosefa Joey FB
Jackson Vincent WR
James Mike RB
Jenkins Mike CB
Johnson George DL
Johnson Jerry WR
Johnson Leonard CB
King Tavarres WR
Koenen Michael P
Lane Jorvorskie FB
Lanning Spencer P
Lansanah Danny LB
Lemon Orie LB
Lobato Seth QB
Mankins Logan OG
Marpet Ali OG
Martin Doug RB
Masifilo Matthew DL
Mattes R.J. OT
McCoy Gerald DL
McDonald Clinton DL
McDougald Bradley FS
McFadden Kimario S
Melton Henry DL
Moore Sterling CB
Murphy Louis WR
Murray Patrick PK
Myers Brandon TE
Omameh Patrick OG
Pamphile Kevin OT
Parrish Roscoe WR
Rainey Bobby RB
Roberson Derrick OT
Rodriguez Evan FB
Seferian-Jenkins Austin TE
Shabazz Al-Hajj CB
Shepard Russell WR
Sidbury Lawrence DL
Sims Charles RB
Smith Donovan OT
Smith Jacquies DL
Spence Akeem DL
Stocker Luke TE
Stroughter Sammie WR
Swearinger D.J. SS
Tandy Keith CB
Triplett Nate LB
Uko George DL
Verner Alterraun CB
Warren Jeremiah OG
Williams Jason LB
Winston Jameis QB
Wright Major SS
Wright Tim TE

Bajakian Mike AC
Barry Butch AC
Bradley Casey AC
Byrd Gill AC
Casullo Bob AC
Cohen Scott TO
Cullen Joe AC
Davis Butch TO
Embree Jon AC
Frazier Leslie DC
Galiano Phil AC
Garrett John AC
Hayes-Stoker Andrew AC
Kennedy Dave TO
Koetter Dirk OC
Lake Jimmy AC
Licht Jason GM
Marmie Larry AC
Melvin Randy AC
Morris Mike AC
Nickerson Hardy AC
O'Dea Kevin AC
Pettaway Tyrone AC
Polk Carlos AC
Quarles Shelton TO
Robinson Jon TO
Shultz Kurtis AC
Smith Lovie HC
Smith Mikal AC
Smith Robb AC
Spencer Tim AC
Spicer Paul AC
Steele Ben AC
Stretz Grady AC
Wannstedt Dave AC
Warhop George AC