Friday, November 24, 2017, 6:25pm
Friday, November 24, 2017, 6:25pm
Bucs Dirk Koetter says the medical staff re-evaluated Jameis Winston and he is not cleared to throw. Will be out this week at least.
Related players: Ryan Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick will again get the start and has led the Bucs to two straight wins. Earlier reports made it seem like the Bucs are in no hurry to rush back Winston with Fitz playing well.
The Bucs plan is to re-evaluate Jameis Winston (shoulder) this week and if he’s good to go they may have a tough decision to make regarding whether to throw him back into the lineup or stay with Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The story said there could be a controversy brewing here as Fitz has led them to two straight wins while Winston was not having a good season before being shut down. There seems to be no reason to rush Winston back right now.
Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:19pm
Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:53pm
Jenna Laine of ESPN.com uncovered some intriguing stats in regards to new Bucs starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. Since 2010, when targeting tight ends, Fitzpatrick's touchdown to interception ratio is 4.40. When he targets any other position that ratio drops to 1.38. Laine also highlighted the fact that Fitzpatrick was 4-for-4 when targeting Cameron Brate against the Cardinals earlier this season.
Brate and the rest of the Bucs tight ends have a fantastic matchup versus the Jets this week. According to our aFPA metric, Bucs TEs have the third-best matchup of the week. We have Brate ranked as a top-10 TE in all formats, while O.J. Howard is a top-20 TE in standard leagues. If Fitzpatrick's career numbers are any indication, Brate could be in for a big game this week and Howard is on the TE streaming map.
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:46pm
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:00pm
The suspension stems from a physical altercation Evans had with Saints rookie defensive back Marshon Lattimore in the third quarter of Sunday's game.
Lattimore got into a verbal confrontation with Buccaneers players on the sideline, including an injured Jameis Winston, who touched Lattimore. Lattimore turned around and shoved Winston before Evans ran in quickly from the field and shoved Lattimore down before falling on top of him as he threw punches. With Evans out, Jackson would take over as the WR1 with Humphries and Godwin pickings up the slack after that. Keep in mind QB Jameis Winston has been shut down, so Fitzpatrick will see his options limited without Evans on the field.
Tampa Bay's season might have just taken a turn for the worst.
Winston left Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints with the injury, which he aggravated after suffering the initial injury nearly a month ago. Veteran backup Ryan Fitzpatrick replaced him in the loss.
Related players: Ryan Griffin
Winston sat out the second half of Week 9. He had more tests done to his shoulder, which according to reports, revealed more damage, but nothing structural. He's expected to miss two games. The team expects to activate Griffin from injured reserve soon as well. He would back up Fitzpatrick. Fitz is a veteran, and considering the way Winston had been playing there shouldn't be a huge downgrade to the rest of the offense at this point. The team looks like it will also be without Mike Evans in Week 10 because of a suspension.
The Bucs trailed 16-3 at the half but the Saints have already put up 14 points in the third quarter so it's hard to believe Winston will be back in this game. He was just 7-for-13 for 67 yards.
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