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Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 10:31am
The NFL officially postponed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Miami Dolphins tilt until Week 11.
With Hurricane Irma gaining steam as it moves toward South Florida, the league announced the matchup will be moved from Sunday to Sunday, Nov. 19. Both the Bucs and Dolphins had a bye in Week 11.
The news means that Miami and Tampa will play 16 straight games to close out the season.
Related players: Jameis Winston, Mike Evans, Doug Martin, Jacquizz Rodgers, DeSean Jackson, Cameron Brate, Nick Folk, Jay Cutler, Jay Ajayi, DeVante Parker, Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills, Julius Thomas
Setting aside the danger of a Category 5 hurricane barreling down on Florida, the fantasy ramifications of the move to Week 11 are significant. Owners counting on any of the Bucs or Dolphins to play in Week 1 are going to have to look elsewhere. These issues show up most often in "onesie" positions like quarterback, tight end, kicker or defense, where owners oftentimes don't have other options available on the bench. Jameis Winston owners could pick up Carson Palmer, Sam Bradford, Carson Wentz or another quarterback with a good matchup to start Week 1. In addition, Doug Martin won't start his suspension until Week 2 and is therefore not eligible to return until Week 5. It's our opinion that owners with these types of issues who play in leagues without waivers/free agency prior to Week 1 should be allowed to make one waiver move per issue to pick up a replacement quarterback, tight end, defense or kicker. This should not be used as a way to pick up a hot running back or receiver prospect, but instead to ensure fairness in what is a very out-of-the-blue situation.
Posted by Jordan Heck
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:33am
Week 6 at Arizona Cardinals
Mike Evans was a bit of a letdown last week as he finished with 5 catches for 49 yards as Jameis Winston threw for over 300 yards. We're not too worried about Evans' struggles because he's still getting targets, but it's a bit surprising we haven't seen him with a 100-yard game this season considering how well Winston has been playing.
The good news for Evans is he gets another favorable matchup this week against the Cardinals. Arizona is allowing the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing wideouts this season, and with the Bucs playing well on offense, we expect Evans to finish with solid numbers. Evans should be viewed as a strong WR1 this week.
2017 Strength of Schedule - TB
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2017 Game Stats
|Per game||5.40||74.20||0.60||9.60||13.74||0||0||0||0||0.00||11.02||16.42||58.60/66.00||88.84% |