Buccaneers Fantasy News

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (right thumb) took limited practice reps again Thursday. We’re expecting Mike Glennon to continue to start for the Bucs.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Jackson is still dealing with a rib injury, though he should be able to play through it against the Vikings.

Bucs Beat: 'Wouldn't surprise' if team goes back to QB Josh McCown

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:06pm

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Buccaneers beat writer Pat Yasinskas: Coach Lovie Smith has been coy about his plans. My best guess is Mike Glennon will get at least one more start because Josh McCown returned to practice only this week and was out for more than a month. I think Glennon has played well enough to be the full-time starter, but I'm not sure Smith sees it that way. McCown was Smith's hand-picked quarterback and the two have history together from their Chicago days. Smith's history has shown he prefers to go with veterans. Back in Chicago, he once benched Kyle Orton, who was playing well, as soon as Rex Grossman got healthy. It wouldn't surprise me if Smith goes back to McCown.

Fantasy Impact:

Given the way that Glennon has played (solidly), this move wouldn't make much sense, but it's something for Glennon, Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans owners to file away.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (right thumb) took limited practice reps Wednesday. We’re expecting Mike Glennon to continue to start for the Bucs.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 6:13pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Jackson is still dealing with a rib injury, though he should be able to play through it against the Vikings.

Monday, October 20, 2014, 6:24pm

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For the first time in over a month, Bucs HC Josh McCown practiced Monday. But coach Lovie Smith wasn’t about to say if the quarterback would step back into the starting job.

McCown suffered a sprained right thumb in the Week 3 loss to Atlanta and Mike Glennon has been starting since. There are no official injury reports on Mondays and Smith wasn’t about to break tradition.

“Wednesday I can talk a little bit more,’’ Smith said. “Monday is kind of an extra day. As we talked about (at the start of the season) on Monday practices I’m not going to talk about injuries. That part hasn’t changed. But Wednesday we’ll talk a little bit more.’’

Smith couldn’t have talked less about his quarterback situation. He gave a quick answer when asked how McCown looked.

“He was able to practice and get reps in today,’’ Smith said. “So he’s making progress.’’

Fantasy Impact:

The author said Glennon should be the starter in Week 8, but also added that nothing would be surprising.

Doug Martin feels breakout game coming soon

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 4:56pm

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Doug Martin hasn't found the right footing since his breakout rookie campaign in 2012. After missing most of last season with a shoulder injury, Martin missed two games for the Buccaneers this year with a knee injury. In the time he has been on the field he hasn't looked great.

Martin hasn't had a 100-yard outing in his past seven games, and this season he has fewer than 50 rushing yards in all three contests he's participated in. The problem hasn't been just the Buccaneers' blocking. Martin has caused just three missed tackles on his 37 carries and six receptions this season. That low percentage ranks him 39th out of 43 running backs with at least 25 percent of a team's attempts.

Still, Lovie Smith said this week he plans to stick with Martin, and the young runner has shown positives the past two weeks.

Fantasy Impact:

Martin believes that a much-needed breakout game is coming soon. Martin said he's been "close" to busting out, and that he "can't wait until it happens." Owners probably feel the same way. Unfortunately, Martin will find the sledding tough again this week against a stingy Baltimore Ravens run defense. But softer defenses are on the horizon after a Week 7 bye: Vikings Week 8, ranked 21st in allowing fantasy points to RBs; Browns Week 9 ranked 23rd and the Falcons Week 10 ranked 32nd.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (right thumb, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 6. Mike Glennon should continue to start for the Bucs. He has played pretty well.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (groin, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 6. It looks like Evans will play, though the Bucs play early so we should know for sure on Sunday morning. He’s a WR4-type in his first game back in a so-so matchup against the Ravens.

Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 6. Jason La Canfora reported that the Bucs expect V-Jax to play in Week 6. We’re probably more worried about Ravens CB Jimmy Smith than we are the rib injury. Tampa plays early on Sunday.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (right thumb) missed practice again Thursday. McCown has apparently lost his job to Mike Glennon, per head coach Lovie Smith. Mike Glennon has a tough matchup with the Ravens, but he has played well thus far.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (groin) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Consider him a WR4 type if he’s able to face the Ravens.

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib) missed practice again Thursday. Jason La Canfora reported that the Bucs expect V-Jax to play in Week 6. We’re probably more worried about Ravens CB Jimmy Smith than we are the ribs, though it would be good for Jackson to get a practice in on Friday.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Buccaneers QB Josh McCown (right thumb) did not practice Wednesday. McCown has apparently lost his job to Mike Glennon, per head coach Lovie Smith.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm

Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (groin) took limited practice reps Wednesday. This comes as something of a surprise as Evans was expected to miss at least two weeks with the injury. We’ll see how much he’s able to participate throughout this week’s practice. Consider him a WR3/WR4 type if he’s able to face the Ravens.