Jameis Winston, QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers

General Info

  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 231 lbs
  • DOB: 01-06-1994

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Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston officially suspended three games

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 1:55pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Updating a previous news item, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has received official word from the NFL that he has been suspended for three games. He will not appeal.

Fantasy Impact:

Ryan Fitzpatrick figures to start the three games in Winston's place, but Ryan Griffin is expected to compete for the job. You can find our previous analysis of the situation at the link below:

https://www.4for4.com/fantasy-football/news/nfl-plans-suspend-buccaneers...

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

Jameis Winston started last year on a hot streak, as he had three straight games of 300+ passing yards before getting injured the next game, but then bounced back with another 300-yard game. If we discount games where he left early, Winston had 19 touchdowns in 11 games (plus 1 rushing score), giving him pretty solid production while he played.

He still has a great supporting cast around him in Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson, O.J. Howard, and Cameron Brate. If he can continue to put up similar numbers to last season, he should end up being a top QB option.

Fantasy Downside

The obvious thing holding Winston back is his three-game suspension to start the season. The Bucs’ bye comes in Week 5, which means Winston will miss most of the start of your fantasy season, and that’s a difficult start to overcome if you invest too much in the Bucs’ QB. There’s also his huge problem of holding on to the ball, as he had 18 turnovers in 13 games last season (and some of those games he left early).

2018 Bottom Line

Winston was fantastic when healthy last season, and he comes into 2018 with better surroundings. An improved offensive line and rushing attack are added to an already impressive receiving corps. Once Winston is eligible to play, he should be a great start. But his ADP takes a huge hit because of the suspension, meaning you should wait to take him until near the end of your draft.

2018 Strength of Schedule - TB
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
11
@NO
13
PHI
14
PIT
5
@CHI
BYE16
@ATL
28
CLE
24
@CIN
12
@CAR
10
WAS
21
@NYG
27
SF
12
CAR
11
NO
3
@BAL
15
@DAL
16
ATL

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1BYE---------------
2CHI1830204106.8011.3313003.0012.565/7191.5%
3@MIN2840328238.2011.7114004.0015.553/53100.0%
4NYG2238332308.7415.09412003.0026.564/64100.0%
5NE2646334107.2612.85311003.6718.572/72100.0%
6@ARI51061006.1012.200000-2.415/7021.4%
7@BUF3244384318.7312.0010010.0023.472/72100.0%
8CAR2138210025.5310.00313014.333.767/67100.0%
9@NO71367005.159.5728004.003.529/5949.2%
10NYJ---------------
11@MIA---------------
12@ATL---------------
13@GB2132270208.4412.86518013.6018.676/76100.0%
14DET2638285227.5010.96210015.0014.471/71100.0%
15ATL2735299308.5411.07318006.0025.861/61100.0%
16@CAR21273671013.5917.4836032.0013.367/67100.0%
17NO2851363137.1212.96532106.4021.783/83100.0%
Per game21.6934.00269.541.460.857.9312.432.5410.380.080.544.0915.3661.15/68.1589.39%
Totals282442350419117.9312.4333135174.09199.66795/88689.39%