Buccaneers Fantasy News

Bucs QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) ruled out Week 12

Monday, November 20, 2017, 3:06pm

Rick Stroud on Twitter - [Full Article]

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

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Bucs plans to re-evaluate QB Jameis Winston this week

Monday, November 20, 2017, 9:47am

Florida Football Insiders - [Full Article]

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.

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Dolphins QB Jay Cutler being evaluated for a concussion

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 2:59pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Miami is going back to Matt Moore.

Starting quarterback Jay Cutler left the Dolphins' game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is being evaluated for a concussion, according to the team. Moore replaced Cutler to start the third quarter.

Fantasy Impact:

Cutler did throw three interceptions in this game in the first half, so even if he is cleared to return, the Dolphins may opt to stick with Moore.

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (right shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 11. Ryan Fitzpatrick will continue to start for the Bucs.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (right shoulder) missed practice again Thursday. Ryan Fitzpatrick will continue to start for the Bucs.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6:19pm

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (right shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Ryan Fitzpatrick will continue to start for the Bucs.

Licht: Bucs QB Jameis Winston (shoulder) may miss extended time

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2:51pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

At a time when it’s widely believed that Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston may miss only a couple of weeks with an injured shoulder, the team’s General Manager says fans should be bracing for something longer than that.

Via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Jason Licht said on the team’s pre-game radio show that “[t]his may be an extended period of time” for Winston, adding that “there is no timeline on this.”

Fantasy Impact:

Winston initially injured the shoulder four weeks ago, and he aggravated it the following week. He injured it again last week in a loss to the Saints, exiting at halftime. Licht said, however, that a new injury did not occur last weekend, the story said. At 2-6 heading into this week, there may not be a rush to bring back Winston.

Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:53pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (concussion) was removed from the injury report Friday. Griffin was placed on injured reserve, ending his season. C.J. Fiedorowicz is expected to return this week and could return to a starting role rather quickly.

Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:53pm

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (right shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 10. Ryan Fitzpatrick will start for the next few weeks while Winston tries to get healthy.

Bucs QB Ryan Fitzpatrick likes to target tight ends

Friday, November 10, 2017, 12:06pm

Jenna Laine - [Full Article]

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.

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) misses Friday's practice, ruled OUT

Friday, November 10, 2017, 11:13am

Brian Costello - [Full Article]

Forte missed another practice and, according to Costello, it's "not looking good" for him to play on Sunday versus the Buccaneers.

UPDATE: the Jets have officially ruled Forte OUT for Week 10.

Fantasy Impact:

It's looking more and more likely that Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire will shoulder the workload for the Jets this weekend. Powell should lead the committee and we currently have him ranked as a top-18 RB in both standard and PPR leagues.

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:46pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (concussion) missed practice again Thursday. He’s likely out with C.J. Fiedorowicz returning as the Texans’ starter.

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:46pm

Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (right shoulder) missed practice again Thursday. Ryan Fitzpatrick will start for the next few weeks while Winston tries to get healthy.

Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) misses Thursday practice

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 12:22pm

Brian Costello - [Full Article]

Forte has now missed two practices in a row and is in jeopardy of not playing this week versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fantasy Impact:

Forte had his best game of the season last week versus the Bills, setting season-highs in carries (14) and rushing yards (77). He also scored his first two rushing touchdowns of the season. Jets running backs have a fantastic matchup this week, and if Forte were to miss Sunday's game, Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire would gain more playing time. Check back Sunday morning for an update to our rankings in the event Forte is ruled inactive.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:00pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Griffin is looking very iffy. C.J. Fiedorowicz is expected to return this week and could return to a starting role rather quickly.

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