Buccaneers Fantasy News

Friday, September 21, 2018, 6:38pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (hip) took full practice reps again Friday.

Friday, September 21, 2018, 6:38pm

Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (toe) took limited practice reps again Friday. Godwin should be able to play on Monday night.

Friday, September 21, 2018, 6:38pm

Buccaneers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee) took full practice reps again Friday. Fitzmagic should be fine to face the Steelers on Monday night.

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:54pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (hip) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:54pm

Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin (toe) took limited practice reps Thursday. Godwin should be able to play on Monday night.

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:54pm

Buccaneers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee) took full practice reps Thursday. Fitzmagic should be fine to face the Steelers on Monday night.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 7:19pm

Texans TE Ryan Griffin (hip) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Jackson: Buccaneers need to stick with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 12:15pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Buccaneers will have a decision to make after this week's Monday Night Football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers: continue to ride the hot streak of backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has brought them to 2-0 for the first time since 2010, or let starter Jameis Winston take back the reins when he returns from his three-game suspension.

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson says they should stay with Fitzpatrick.

"He's been playing on fire right now," Jackson said on NFL Network on Monday. "With the way the team is rallying behind him and just playing lights-out football, you have to kind of honor it. You know what I'm saying? You can't take the hot man out. You got the hot fire right now. It's like 'NBA Jam.' We used to play 'NBA Jam' -- whoever's got that hot fire shot, you got to keep shooting, man."

Fantasy Impact:

In two weeks, the 35-year-old Fitzpatrick has thrown for 819 yards—more than any other quarterback in the league. He's completing nearly 78 percent of his passes and has thrown for eight touchdowns, with one rushing touchdown. His 151.5 passer rating is also higher than any other quarterback in the league.

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson (concussion) likely to play

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 2:42pm

Jeremy Fowler - [Full Article]

Bucs WR DeSean Jackson expected to clear concussion protocol and play vs. Eagles, per source. Barring something unforeseen, he’ll try to beat his old team deep.

Fantasy Impact:

This throws some water on the Chris Godwin hype this week, and enter the revenge game narrative for DeSean Jackson against his former team. Week 1 targets for Tampa Bay were as follows: Mike Evans 7, Adam Humphries 5, DeSean Jackson 5, Chris Godwin, Cameron Brate 2, O.J. Howard 2. Be sure to check our rankings for updates Sunday morning.

Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson practices in full Friday

Saturday, September 15, 2018, 1:01am

Carmen Vitali on Buccaneers.com - [Full Article]

DeSean Jackson (shoulder, concussion) got in a full practice Friday, putting him on track to play Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

Jackson was one of the hottest waiver pickups this week, and for good reason after his Week 1 mega-performance. Week 2 is likely to prove a tougher road to hoe, as the Eagles defense is one of the best in the league. Despite the tough matchup, Jackson has perpetual week-winning upside, but, as usual, the floor is quite low. His presence makes the same true for sophomore stud Chris Godwin. Both are startable, but you'll have to take the good with the bad any time you put either in your lineup.

Friday, September 14, 2018, 6:54pm

Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, concussion, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 2. The full reps are a good sign for his availability to play against his old team, but he still needs to clear the league’s concussion protocol. The Bucs play early on Sunday so owners should ensure that he’s active and ready to go. In five career meetings with his old team (the Eagles), D-Jax has posted receiving lines of 5-117-1, 4-126, 4-40, 4-55 and 3-102-1. If he plays, it will take some steam out of Chris Godwin’s Sneaky Start status.

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 6:39pm

Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, concussion) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. If Jackson returns to face his old team, it will take some wind out of the sails of Chris Godwin.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6:58pm

Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson (shoulder, concussion) did not practice Wednesday. Jackson blew up in Week 1, but if he can’t play in Week 2, look for Chris Godwin to shine. Last year, in the five games where he played at least 50% of the snaps, Godwin averaged 4.2 catches for 73 yards and 0.20 touchdowns on 7.2 targets per game. He played 70% of the snaps in Week 1 and posted 3-41-1 on four targets.

Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson nursing concussion and shoulder

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6:23pm

Rick Stroud, Tampa Bay Times - [Full Article]

DeSean Jackson is still in the concussion protocol and did not practice Wednesday. He also has an apparent shoulder injury which coach Mike Smith has yet to comment on.

Fantasy Impact:

We will know more about Jackson's status later this week. If he doesn't play Sunday, Chris Godwin will be in line for a huge workload increase and could be a sneaky start in fantasy leagues.

Eagles QB Nick Foles to get the nod Week 2

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6:08pm

Tim McManus, ESPN - [Full Article]

Coach Doug Pederson confirmed Nick Foles will be under center Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fantasy Impact:

Carson Wentz owners will have to wait at least one more week to get him in their lineups. In the meantime, Zach Ertz, Nelson Agholor and Jay Ajayi should all still be OK with Foles at quarterback, even if it does cap their upside somewhat. Foles is not a recommended play, even as a streaming option.