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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:12:14 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to start in Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers, the league's 32nd-ranked rush defense. RB Doug Martin (hamstring) had a setback, and RB Charles Sims (knee) was placed on Reserve/Injured last week.
Fantasy Tip: Rodgers is worth a roll of the dice as a low-end RB2 in most fantasy leagues considering how bad the 49ers have been against the run. They have allowed 174.5 yards per game with nine rushing touchdowns. The next nearest team in rush defense, the Miami Dolphins, rank 31st allowing 147.0 yards per game.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:11:12 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (hamstring) suffered an injury setback a week ago, head coach Dirk Koetter said Wednesday, Oct. 19. Martin does not have a timetable for his return.
Fantasy Tip: With Martin still on the shelf, and Charles Sims out, it will be Jacquizz Rodgers seeing a lion's share of the carries against the league's worst-ranked rush defense. They have allowed 174.5 yards per game with nine rushing touchdowns.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:16:57 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Robert Ayers (ankle) and DT Clinton McDonald (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 19. C Joe Hawley (knee), DT Gerald McCoy (calf) and WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) were limited during practice, while TE Luke Stocker (ankle) fully participated in practice.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:11:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Martin has missed the last few games because of the injury and his status for Week 7 is uncertain at this point. Jacquizz Rodgers likely will start again if Martin is ruled out and can be a flex option in fantasy leagues.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:42:46 -0700
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:42:59 -0700
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:08:49 -0700
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee) does not definitively have a torn anterior cruciate ligament, according to a source. The injury is still being evaluated, but Jackson could return this season if it is determined that the injury is not to the ACL. If the injury is to Jackson's medial collateral ligament, then he may be able to avoid surgery and recover sooner. Jackson will miss at least six weeks and won't be able to play in a game for eight weeks.
Fantasy Tip: There's a little bit of a silver lining, but Jackson wasn't producing even when he was healthy. Mike Evans will have the lion's share of targets, while Adam Humphries and Cameron Brate will be looked at more often, too. Even Jacquizz Rodgers may be used more in the passing game with Charles Sims on IR. Pick up Humphries or Brate if they're available.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:16:22 -0700
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:18:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Jackson wasn't doing much, but it's still a significant loss for the Bucs. Mike Evans will continue to receive the majority of targets, while Adam Humphries should now serve as the No. 2 wide receiver. Humphries was out-producing Jackson before Jackson was injured anyway and should be picked up off waivers immediately if he is available.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 08:02:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: V-Jax has a 15-173-0 line on the season, and at age 33, he appears to be past it at least in terms of fantasy.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:49:55 -0700
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:24:34 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Martin could be back this week after missing a month due to a hamstring injury. Jacquizz Rodgers was huge in Week 5 before the bye, and he should remain in the fold initially. Both are flex considerations against the San Francisco 49ers.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:17:48 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Louis Murphy (knee) has begun practicing Monday, Oct. 17. Murphy is on the Physically Unable to Perform list and has a 21-day window to practice before he must be placed on the 53-man roster.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:17:13 -0700
Free-agent RB Antone Smith (Bears) was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, Oct. 17. Terms were not disclosed. WR Donteea Dye, WR Freddie Martino and TE Tevin Westbrook were also re-signed to the practice squad.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:32:08 -0700
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