Buccaneers Fantasy News

Friday, January 13, 2017, 8:14pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (quadricep) took full practice reps all week.

Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (quadricep) took full practice reps all week.

Bucs RB Doug Martin suspended for four games

Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 4:10pm

Roy Cummings - [Full Article]

Buccaneers RB Doug Martin says he will immediately begin serving four-game suspension for violating NFL's drug policy.

Fantasy Impact:

This explains Martin being inactive for Week 16. He'll begin a four-game suspension in Week 17, so unless the Bucs make the postseason (unlikely), he'll have to serve the remainder of his suspension at the beginning of the 2017 season.

Bucs place TE Cameron Brate on IR

Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 5:13pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The breakout season for Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate has come to an end. The Bucs announced Tuesday afternoon that he has been placed on injured reserve.

Brate suffered a back injury late in the third quarter of Saturday's game against the New Orleans Saints. He walked off the field very slowly and kept grabbing his lower back region on the sideline. He had originally been announced as "questionable" to return, but was then downgraded to "doubtful" and never re-entered the game.

Related players: Brandon Myers

Fantasy Impact:

Brate finishes his season with 57 catches for 660 yards. His eight touchdown catches are currently the most in the league among tight ends and are second on the Bucs behind Mike Evans. Myers should see an increased workload with Brate out.

Report: Bucs RB Doug Martin to sit again Week 17

Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 12:03pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

After his 1,402-yard season in 2015, Doug Martin appeared to be in good standing with the Buccaneers. He signed a five-year, $35.75 million deal in March, effectively keeping him in Tampa Bay for the foreseeable future. However, after his recent struggles, his roster spot may not be as guaranteed as it once seemed.

Martin was a healthy scratch in the Buccaneers’ Week 16 game against the Saints – the first time in his career he was benched. He called it a coach’s decision with Dirk Koetter saying Jacquizz Rodgers was a better fit for the game.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Martin will be inactive once again in Week 17. In turn, the Buccaneers plan to sign Russell Hansborough from the practice squad to fill his spot on the game-day roster.

Fantasy Impact:

Martin has undoubtedly struggled mightily this season, averaging just 2.9 yards per carry. That’s down from 4.9 a year ago, and it’s a big reason for Koetter’s decision to bench him. If he continues to struggle into 2017, his future with the team could certainly be in limbo. After next season, the Buccaneers won’t incur any dead money by parting ways with Martin.

Questions remain for Bucs and RB Doug Martin

Monday, December 26, 2016, 7:46pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Two days after Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was made a healthy scratch against the New Orleans Saints before a game that would essentially decide whether they would reach the playoffs, coach Dirk Koetter stood by his decision and his previous defense of Martin.

He wouldn't say what it means going forward, though.

"As I said last week, we made a decision for the Saints game based on what I thought was best for our team that week, and we'll do the same thing this week," Koetter said. "We'll make the decision, not just at running back, but at every position."

Related players: Jacquizz Rodgers

Fantasy Impact:

The past several weeks, Koetter had been peppered with questions about Martin's performances. He defended Martin, saying that he had been "running hard," that "we need to play better around him" and "there's nothing wrong with Doug Martin." Jacquizz Rodgers led Tampa Bay with 63 yards and 1 touchdown on 15 carries against the Saints. The story said Peyton Barber is on all four special teams, Charles Sims was on some special teams and was a backup on all special teams.

Bucs TE Cameron Brate injures back

Sunday, December 25, 2016, 12:23pm

ABC News - [Full Article]

Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate took a shot in his back midway through the third quarter. He walked off the field very slowly with the training staff.

Related players: Brandon Myers, Alan Cross, Luke Stocker

Fantasy Impact:

Brate, who scored a TD on Saturday, walked up and down the sideline very slowly with trainers, clutching his lower back. Myers, Cross and Stocker are up next on the depth chart if Brate can't go in Week 17.

Bucs RB Doug Martin INACTIVE today

Saturday, December 24, 2016, 3:43pm

Buccaneers RB Doug Martin is a surprise inactive today.

Fantasy Impact:

Projections have been updated. Charles Sims has played ahead of Jacquizz Rodgers this year, so he should have the slight edge in touches, but we’re expecting a committee given how productive Rodgers has been in spots this year. It could turn into a hot hand situation, so both players are interesting last-minute plays given a favorable matchup with the Saints.

Doug Martin inactive for Bucs

Saturday, December 24, 2016, 3:05pm

Bucs Inactives
Gosder Cherilus T
Demar Dotson T
William Gholston DE
Ryan Griffin QB
John Hughes DE
Doug Martin RB
Bernard Reedy WR

Fantasy Impact:

Martin is a surprise, and apparently healthy scratch. This leaves Charles Sims, Peyton Barber and Jacquizz Rodgers at RB for the Bucs. Martin is averaging under 3 yards per carry this season.

Friday, December 23, 2016, 5:51pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (hamstring) took full practice reps all week.

Thursday, December 22, 2016, 6:27pm

Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) took full practice reps again Thursday. Fiedorowicz now looks to be on track to play on Saturday. If he’s out, Ryan Griffin would be a Sneaky Start.

Thursday, December 22, 2016, 6:27pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (hamstring) took full practice reps again Thursday. He would be a Sneaky Start, but it looks like C.J. Fiedorowicz will return this week.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:42pm

Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday. Fiedorowicz now looks to be on track to play on Saturday. If he’s out, Ryan Griffin would be a Sneaky Start.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 6:42pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday. He’ll be a Sneaky Start again this week if C.J. Fiedorowicz can’t play on Saturday.

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 7:21pm

Bucs Inactives
RB Jacquizz Rodgers
OT Demar Dotson
WR Donteea Dye
OL Caleb Benenoch
DT John Hughes
QB Ryan Griffin

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