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  • Bucs Expect Julio Jones To Return In Week 4

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said he expects wide receiver Julio Jones (knee) to return in Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football. The Bucs will also be getting Mike Evans back from his one-game suspension, so quarterback Tom Brady should have more weapons to work with through the air in what could turn into a shootout. Jones was healthy enough to play in the Week 3 loss to the Green Bay Packers, but the team held him out as a precaution. If the 33-year-old is a game-time decision again, it will make it tough on his fantasy managers with this week's game coming on Sunday night. In his Tampa debut in the season opener, Jones caught three of five targets for 69 yards while playing 52 percent of the offensive snaps.

    Sep 26 · Source via Buccaneers Julio Jones
  • Rachaad White, Ke'Shawn Vaughn Could See More Work

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie running back Rachaad White and Ke'Shawn Vaughn could be in line for more touches moving forward. Head coach Todd Bowles said the team "has to play" White and Vaughn more moving forward. Vaughn has yet to play an offensive snap for Tampa Bay, so the fantasy relevance of this news is geared more towards White. For now, White shouldn't be started in fantasy lineups, but perhaps he'll have some standalone value later this season. It's tough to trust just what coaches say, so this is a backfield to monitor over the next few games. If you have Fournette rostered, handcuffing him with White isn't a bad idea at all.

    Sep 26 · Source via Buccaneers Ke'Shawn Vaughn
  • Bucs Defense Holds Packers To 14 Points In Loss

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense/special teams allowed 315 total offensive yards in Sunday's 14-12 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Tampa Bay limited quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense to just 14 points, making it three straight games that the Bucs have held opposing offenses to 14 points or less. Logan Hall recorded the team's only sack while Logan Ryan logged an interception in Sunday's loss. Tampa Bay's defense has been stingy but will have a challenging task taking on star quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas Chiefs' explosive offense, making them borderline starters in Week 4.

    Sep 26 · Source via Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Breshad Perriman Targeted Four Times In Week 3 Loss

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman caught three of four targets for 44 yards while losing a fumble in Sunday's 14-12 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He failed to make a significant impact on Sunday with Mike Evans (suspension), Chris Godwin (hamstring), and Julio Jones (knee) were inactive. Russell Gage led the way with 12 catches for 87 yards and a touchdown in the Week 3 loss. Evans will return next week, and Perriman will only see an uptick in target share if Godwin and Jones remain out. The 29-year-old is mainly an option in deep-league formats against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4.

    Sep 25 · Source via Buccaneers Breshad Perriman
  • Ryan Succop Drills Both Field Goal Attempts In Week 3 Loss

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop went 2-for-2 in field goal attempts during Sunday's 14-12 loss to the Green Packers. He drilled both 45-yard goal tries and is now 8-for-9 in attempts this season. Tampa Bay has struggled in the red zone in 2022, and the veteran has taken advantage by tallying up 27 points. The 36-year-old is one of the most reliable kickers and continues to be a vital fantasy asset. Succop is a must-start option in a projected high-scoring affair against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4.

    Sep 25 · Source via Buccaneers Ryan Succop
  • Cameron Brate Catches Five Passes In Week 3 Loss

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate caught five of six targets for 52 yards in Sunday's 14-12 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He saw an uptick in targets with Mike Evans (suspension), Chris Godwin (hamstring), and Julio Jones (knee) were inactive. The 31-year-old is Tampa Bay's top tight end, but once the wide receivers are back at full strength, he will be down in the pecking order for targets from Tom Brady. Brate will see an uptick in targets if Godwin and Jones are sidelined, but the veteran is borderline TE2 against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4.

    Sep 25 · Source via Buccaneers Cameron Brate
  • Leonard Fournette Racks Up 70 Total Yards In Week 3 Loss

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette rushed 12 times for 35 yards and caught five of six targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 14-12 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He was held in check for a second straight week and had his lowest output on the ground in Sunday's loss. The 27-year-old did have his best game as a pass catcher, reeling in a season-high four passes. Tampa Bay's offense has struggled this season and has reached the 20-point mark just once in three games. Fournette will look to bounce back against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4 in what is projected to be a high-scoring battle.

    Sep 25 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Russell Gage Catches Career-High 12 Passes In Week 3 Loss

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage caught 12-of-13 targets for 87 yards and a touchdown while losing a fumble in Sunday's 14-12 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He was Tom Brady's top target after Mike Evans (suspension), Chris Godwin (hamstring), and Julio Jones (knee) were inactive. The 26-year-old led the team in catches, receiving yards, and targets. Brady connected with Gage for a one-yard touchdown with 12 seconds remaining in the game. The 12 catches were a career-high for Gage and will continue to have a vital role in the offense while Godwin and Jones are sidelined. Gage will look to build on Sunday's performance in next week's matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Sep 25 · Source via Buccaneers Russell Gage
  • Tom Brady Tosses One Touchdown In Loss To Packers

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady completed 31-of-42 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 14-12 loss to the Green Bay Packers. The 45-year-old had a modest performance in Week 3 but was without his top options, Mike Evans (suspension), Chris Godwin (hamstring), and Julio Jones (knee). Tampa Bay's offense struggled to move the ball but nearly rallied the team back to force an OT. He connected with Russell Gage for a one-yard touchdown strike with 12 seconds left but failed to convert the two-point conversion. Brady will have Evans back next week while it remains to be seen if Godwin or Jones return. The GOAT will look to turn things around against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4.

    Sep 25 · Source via Buccaneers Tom Brady
  • Cade Otton Inactive Against Packers

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cade Otton (personal) is officially inactive for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. This was widely expected after he had been listed as doubtful. He has totaled just one catch for four yards in his rookie campaign. Ko Kieft and Kyle Rudolph are in line for increased snaps behind Cameron Brate

    Sep 25 · Source via Buccaneers Cade Otton
  • Leonard Fournette Active In Week 3

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is active for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. He had been listed as questionable. With Mike Evans (suspension), Chris Godwin (hamstring), and Julio Jones (knee) sidelined, the Buccaneers could rely on a heavy dose of Fournette against Green Bay this week. He should be viewed as a fringe top-12 back in fantasy football.

    Sep 25 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman Officially Active Sunday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers Russell Gage (hamstring) and Breshad Perriman (knee) are officially active for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. Both players had been listed as questionable. In addition to Mike Evans' suspension, Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) are sidelined for this game. Gage, Perriman, and Cole Beasley will likely be Tom Brady's go-to targets on Sunday.

    Sep 25 · Source via Buccaneers Breshad Perriman Russell Gage
  • Julio Jones Inactive In Week 3

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Julio Jones (knee) is officially inactive for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. The veteran wideout had been listed as questionable after being diagnosed with a partially torn PCL. The Buccaneers' wide receiver corps is depleted with Jones and Chris Godwin (hamstring) injured, as well as Mike Evans suspended. Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman, and Cole Beasley figured to be Tom Brady's go-to targets on Sunday.

    Sep 25 · Source via Buccaneers Julio Jones
  • Julio Jones Dealing With Partially Torn PCL

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Julio Jones (knee) has been diagnosed with a partially torn PCL, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports. The injury does not require surgery and Jones can play through it. As a result, he remains a game-time decision for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. With Mike Evans suspended and Chris Godwin (hamstring) ruled out, Jones would be the Buccaneers' top receiver if active. However, it's also possible Tampa Bay could exercise caution and hold him out this week.

    Sep 25 · Source via Buccaneers Julio Jones
  • Leonard Fournette Expected To Play In Week 3

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is expected to play against the Green Bay Packers in Week 3, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. He had been listed as questionable. Fournette has amassed 192 rushing yards and 19 receiving yards this season, putting him at RB19 on the year (in PPR leagues). With Mike Evans suspended and many other receivers dealing with injuries, the Buccaneers could rely on the running game against Green Bay this week. Fournette should be viewed as a fringe top-12 back in fantasy football.

    Sep 25 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Cole Beasley Elevated To Active Roster

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers elevated wide receiver Cole Beasley from the practice squad to their active roster on Saturday ahead of the Week 3 game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The Bucs are decimated by injuries at the receiver position, and No. 1 receiver Mike Evans is also suspended for this weekend's game, so Beasley could actually play a limited role against Green Bay after just signing to the practice squad this week. If Julio Jones (knee), who is listed as questionable, cannot play, the Bucs will likely have Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman and Scotty Miller as their top three wideouts for quarterback Tom Brady this weekend. The 33-year-old Beasley will give Tampa some depth for the time being, but he's not worth a waiver-wire pickup at this time.

    Sep 24 · Source via Buccaneers Cole Beasley
  • Tom Brady Cleared For Sunday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (finger) was able to practice in full on Friday and was removed from the final injury report. He will play in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers after showing up on the injury report this week with a right finger injury. The 45-year-old GOAT apparently injured his finger in the Week 2 win over the New Orleans Saints, but it's obviously nothing major. More worrisome this weekend is the fact that he's already without Mike Evans (suspension) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) and could also be without Julio Jones (knee), who is questionable. Brady was without Godwin and Jones last week and threw for just 190 yards with one touchdown against a tough Saints defense.

    Sep 24 · Source via Buccaneers Tom Brady
  • Buccaneers Defense - Week 3 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense/special teams are allowing 303.5 total yards per game to opposing offenses in 2022. Tampa Bay's defense has been stingy towards opposing offenses and has allowed just 13 total points over the last two weeks. The Bucs will look to continue to build on their recent performances against the Green Bay Packers. Sunday's game between the Packers and the Bucs has an over/under of 41.5. Both teams have a laundry list of injuries on the offensive side of the ball. Tampa Bay has played well over the last two weeks, racking up 10 sacks and four interceptions, making them a strong DST option in Week 3.

    Sep 23 · Source via Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Ryan Succop - Week 3 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop has been one of the best kickers in fantasy football through two weeks in 2022. He has converted 6-of-7 field goal attempts while drilling all three extra-point attempts over two games. Sunday's game between the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Bucs has an over/under of 41.5. Tampa Bay is dealing with critical injuries on the offensive side of the ball with Mike Evans (suspension), and Chris Godwin (hamstring) ruled out. At the same time, Breshad Perriman (knee), Russell Gage (knee), and Julio Jones (knee) are all questionable. Succop is locked in and is a vital starting kicking option in Week 3.

    Sep 23 · Source via Buccaneers Ryan Succop
  • Scotty Miller- Week 3 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Scotty Miller (calf) was a full participant in practice this week and could have an expanded role against the Green Packers in Week 3. He was dealing with a calf issue, but should play after practicing in full this week. Mike Evans (suspension) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) have been ruled out, while Breshad Perriman (knee), Russell Gage (knee), and Julio Jones (knee) are all questionable. The 25-year-old caught three of eight targets for 34 yards while taking one carry for eight yards in the Week 2 win over the New Orleans Saints. Miller could be an option in deep-league formats if Perriman, Gage, or Jones is inactive.

    Sep 23 · Source via Buccaneers Scotty Miller
  • Cameron Brate - Week 3 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate has caught two of five targets for 16 yards across two games in 2022. He is Tampa Bay's starting tight end but is down in the pecking order for targets from Tom Brady. Most of Tampa Bay's offensive skilled position players are on the injury report; Brate could see an uptick in targets in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. Mike Evans (suspension) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) have been ruled out, while Breshad Perriman (knee), Russell Gage (knee), and Julio Jones (knee) are all questionable. Despite all the injuries, Brate is a borderline TE2 at best against the Packers, who rank seventh in DVOA against opposing tight ends this season.

    Sep 23 · Source via Buccaneers Cameron Brate
  • Rachaad White- Week 3 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Rachaad White hasn't been a threat to Leonard Fournette's touches over two games in 2022. The rookie running back has rushed for 15 yards on eight carries while catching two of four targets for seven yards. Fournette is questionable with a hamstring injury but is expected to play in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. The 23-year-old's role in Tampa Bay's offense solely relies on Fournette's health. He has played 26 total offensive snaps so far but is locked in as Fournette's top backup. White is not a fantasy option in Week 3 unless Fournette is surprisingly ruled out on Sunday.

    Sep 23 · Source via Buccaneers Rachaad White
  • Cade Otton, Donovan Smith Doubtful To Face The Packers

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie tight end Cade Otton (personal) and left tackle Donovan Smith (elbow) are both doubtful to play in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. Otton missed practice all week, while Smith sandwiched two DNPs around a limited practice on Thursday. Otton has just one catch for four yards on two targets in his first two NFL games. With the rookie likely inactive, it should pave the way for Kyle Rudolph to be active for the first time this year behind Cameron Brate. Smith was injured in the season opener and is set to miss his second straight game. Josh Wells should continue to protect quarterback Tom Brady's blind side against Green Bay.

    Sep 23 · Source via Buccaneers Cade Otton
  • Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman Questionable For Week 3

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers Russell Gage (hamstring) and Breshad Perriman (knee) are both listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. Perriman was limited all week. Gage picked up a DNP on Friday after being limited the previous two days. Gage has been questionable all year so far, but he hasn't missed a game, so fantasy managers should expect both he and Perriman to suit up Sunday. With Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Mike Evans (suspension) already out and Julio Jones (knee) a game-time decision, both Gage and Perriman could be intriguing deep-league flex plays against the Packers. Perriman had three catches for 45 yards and the Bucs only offensive touchdown last week.

    Sep 23 · Source via Buccaneers Breshad Perriman Russell Gage
  • Leonard Fournette Given Questionable Tag

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers after putting in limited practices all week. Fournette was also questionable last week against the New Orleans Saints, but he suited up and played 87 percent of the offensive snaps while handling 24 carries for 65 yards. So far, rookie Rachaad White hasn't been a threat to the 27-year-old's lead-back role in Tampa through two weeks of the season. As long as Lenny doesn't suffer a setback on Saturday, it would be a surprise if he's not active against Green Bay. Fantasy managers should consider him a low-end RB1 play in Week 3.

    Sep 23 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Chris Godwin Ruled Out Against Packers

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (hamstring) and defensive end Akiem Hicks (foot) have been ruled out for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers after they both missed practice all week. Godwin will miss his second straight game after tweaking his hammy in the season opener. With Mike Evans suspended this Sunday and Julio Jones (knee) also a game-time decision, quarterback Tom Brady could be down to Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman and Scotty Miller as his top three receiving targets against Green Bay. Because Godwin has yet to practice since his injury in Week 1, fantasy managers should already be considering him questionable to play in a Week 4 showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Sep 23 · Source via Buccaneers Chris Godwin
  • Cole Beasley Could Play In Week 3

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Cole Beasley could be active for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers, according to head coach Todd Bowles. When asked if Beasley could play Sunday, Bowles said, "I think he could. He's quick and catches up to speed real fast. He understands the system and he's played and gotten a lot of reps under him." The Buccaneers' offense could be extremely short-handed in Week 3, with Mike Evans (suspension) out, Chris Godwin (hamstring) unlikely to play, and Julio Jones (knee) a game-time decision. If Beasley is to play, he is nothing more than a dart throw considering it would be his first game with a new offense.

    Sep 23 · Source via Buccaneers Cole Beasley
  • Julio Jones Expected To Be Game-Time Decision In Week 3

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said that wide receiver Julio Jones (knee) will probably be a game-time decision in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. Jones didn't play in the Week 2 win over the division-rival New Orleans Saints and could be out for a second straight game. With the Bucs playing on the later slate on Sunday, it will make things even more difficult for fantasy managers as well. Mike Evans is suspended this weekend and Chris Godwin (hamstring) could also miss his second straight game, leaving Tampa's receiving corps extremely thin. If both Jones and Godwin are inactive, quarterback Tom Brady will be working with starters Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman and Scotty Miller. The good news for Jones is that he returned to practice Friday after missing the previous two days.

    Sep 23 · Source via Buccaneers Julio Jones
  • Tom Brady Dealing With Finger Injury

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (finger) was a full participant in Thursday's practice after his usual veteran's day off Wednesday. According to Jenna Laine of ESPN, Brady had discomfort in the ring finger of his throwing hand. The 45-year-old was spotted shaking his right-hand multiple times as if bothered by the injury. "I banged it up pretty good, but it didn't affect me at all in the game," Brady said. "Just going to be sore throughout the week. But one of those bumps and bruises that comes along with playing." Brady indicated his finger is fine and will suit up in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. The GOAT has thrown 402 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception over two games this season. Brady hasn't put up his usual numbers and will look to get back on track against a Packers defense that is 21st in pass DVOA, making him a borderline QB1 in Week 3.

    Sep 23 · Source via Buccaneers Tom Brady
  • Chris Godwin, Julio Jones Miss Another Practice

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) still aren't at practice on Thursday. Neither played last week either, and with Mike Evans suspended for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers, the Bucs and quarterback Tom Brady could be down to Breshad Perriman, Russell Gage and Scotty Miller as their top three receivers on Sunday. Godwin and Jones have one more day to get onto the practice field, but regardless, they'll most likely be questionable, at best, for the weekend. Brady's weekly ceiling will be much lower if all three of Evans, Godwin and Jones are out against the Packers, while Perriman and Gage would become more attractive flex plays in deeper leagues.

    Sep 22 · Source via Buccaneers Julio Jones Chris Godwin
  • Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman Limited Wednesday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers Russell Gage (hamstring), Breshad Perriman (knee) and Scotty Miller (calf) were all limited in practice on Wednesday. Mike Evans is suspended for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers, while both Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) aren't locks to return after sitting out in Week 2, so Gage, Perriman and Miller could be the team's top three receivers this Sunday against Green Bay. Perriman was the most productive in the Week 2 win over the Saints, catching three of five targets for 45 yards and the team's only offensive touchdown. Gage caught five passes but only went for 28 yards. Gage will probably only be worth using as a flex play in deeper leagues if both Godwin and Jones miss their second straight game.

    Sep 21 · Source via Buccaneers Breshad Perriman Russell Gage
  • Leonard Fournette Limited To Begin The Week

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. Fournette has been bothered by a minor hamstring injury early this year, but he managed to play 87 percent of the offensive snaps in the Week 2 win over the New Orleans Saints, carrying the ball 24 times for 65 yards. He also caught two of four targets for nine yards. Barring some sort of setback, the 27-year-old lead back should be just fine for a Week 3 meeting with the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. While fantasy managers wouldn't mind a little more production from Lenny, the good news is rookie Rachaad White hasn't been a threat to his workload so far through the first two weeks.

    Sep 21 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Chris Godwin Doesn't Practice Wednesday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (hamstring) didn't practice on Wednesday. Godwin strained his hamstring in the season opener and didn't play in the Week 2 win over the New Orleans Saints. He's off to a bad start so far this week, but he has two more chances to return to the practice field, which would give him a chance to return this weekend against the Green Bay Packers. Mike Evans is suspended for one game and Julio Jones (knee), who missed Week 2, is a question mark as well. Tampa's receiving corps continues to be extremely banged up, but Godwin could be heavily targeted by quarterback Tom Brady if he's able to return on Sunday against the Packers. Check back later this week to see how much of a chance Godwin has at suiting up.

    Sep 21 · Source via Buccaneers Chris Godwin
  • Giovani Bernard Placed On Injured Reserve

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed running back Giovani Bernard (ankle) and offensive tackle Josh Wells (calf) on Injured Reserve on Wednesday. In corresponding moves, the team signed wide receiver Cole Beasley and offensive tackle Justin Skule to their practice squad. Bernard and Wells will now have to miss at least the next four games. The 30-year-old running back didn't play a single offensive snap for the Bucs in the first two games while contributing sparingly on special teams. He can obviously be left to the waiver wire in all fantasy leagues for the time being. Ke'Shawn Vaughn is now the No. 3 RB on the depth chart behind Leonard Fournette and rookie Rachaad White.

    Sep 21 · Source via Buccaneers Giovani Bernard
  • Mike Evans' One-Game Suspension Upheld

    The NFL upheld Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans' one-game suspension for hitting New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore in Week 2. Evans is now officially out for the Week 3 contest against the Green Bay Packers. Fantasy managers can now lock Evans onto their benches for this weekend's action. Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) were both out last week and are questionable to play this Sunday, so Tampa could be extremely thin at the position, which is why they signed veteran Cole Beasley to their practice squad this week. If Godwin and Jones are both out again, quarterback Tom Brady could be working with three-wide sets consisting of Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman and Scotty Miller against Green Bay.

    Sep 21 · Source via Buccaneers Mike Evans
  • Buccaneers Josh Wells Injury Not Long-Term

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Josh Wells (calf) exited their Week 2 game against the Saints early with a groin injury. At the time, there was concern about the severity of the injury, but on Tuesday they received some positive news that it is not expected to be a long-term injury and will not end his season. Overall, this is good news for the team given that their O-line is already extremely banged up, however, even missing a game or two will further exasperate their struggles in the meantime. Tom Brady has been under a lot of pressure and the offense as a whole has been unable to sustain drives. Next up is the Packers on Sunday, which is a highly anticipated matchup.

    Sep 21 · Source via Buccaneers Tom Brady
  • Julio Jones Won't Practice Until Thursday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Julio Jones (knee) missed their Week 2 contest against the Saints. The team has an agreement with the veteran wideout that Wednesdays will be a rest day, so the earliest we can hope to see the 33-year-old back at practice is Thursday. The former Falcon was a game-time decision on Sunday after a productive outing in Week 1, catching three passes for 69 yards while adding another 17 yards on the ground. With Mike Evans facing a one-game suspension and Chris Godwin (hamstring) questionable to play, Jones will be the alpha receiver if he suits up. Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman, and recently acquired Cole Beasley could also contribute, making him a flex option with upside if he's active.

    Sep 21 · Source via Buccaneers Julio Jones
  • Mike Evans To Find Out Results Of Appeal Wednesday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans will find out the results of his appeal of a one-game suspension on Wednesday. Evans was initially suspended for one game following his role in an on-field fight with Marshon Lattimore in Week 2. His appeal was heard by James Thrash, who was appointed by both the NFL and NFLPA. The Buccaneers will face off against the Green Bay Packers at home in Week 3. If they are without Evans, expect an uptick in targets for Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman, and Scott Miller.

    Sep 20 · Source via Buccaneers Mike Evans
  • Akiem Hicks Expected To Miss A Month

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (foot) tore the plantar fascia in his foot in the Week 2 win over the division-rival New Orleans Saints and is now expected to be out for a month, according to a source. It's a blow to the interior of Tampa's defensive line moving forward, starting with a Week 3 date with the Green Bay Packers. With the 32-year-old sidelined, rookie second-rounder Logan Hall will have a chance to see increased playing time early in his first NFL season. Hicks played 58 percent of the team's defensive snaps in the Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys, and he racked up five tackles (two solo) and one QB hits through the first two weeks before injuring his foot.

    Sep 20 · Source via Buccaneers Akiem Hicks
  • Buccaneers Add Cole Beasley

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have decided to add veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley to their receiving corps. With Chris Godwin (hamstring) still sidelined, Julio Jones (knee) battling an injury, and Mike Evans now suspended for one game, they are in desperate need of offensive playmakers. The 33-year-old is a reliable third-down pass-catcher coming off a successful season in Buffalo, finishing with 82 receptions for 693 yards and one touchdown in 2021. His arrival helps the value of Tom Brady, who has been abysmal for fantasy football over the first two weeks, frequently frustrated by the team's inability to sustain drives. Assuming Beasley suits up Sunday against the Packers, he would compete with Russell Gage and Jones if he's active to be the top option, making him an intriguing flex play, especially in full-PPR leagues.

    Sep 20 · Source via Buccaneers Cole Beasley
  • Mike Evans Suspended One Game

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has been suspended one game for his actions during a fight on the field in Week 2 with New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. It's the second time that Evans has been suspended for a game because of a fight with Lattimore, as it also happened back in 2017. Fantasy managers will not have Evans for the Week 3 showdown against the Green Bay Packers. And with Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) question marks after being inactive in Week 2, the Bucs could be down to Russell Gage and Scotty Miller as their top two pass-catchers. It remains to be seen if Evans will appeal the suspension. Before he was tossed on Sunday, he caught three of four targets for 61 yards.

    Sep 19 · Source via Buccaneers Mike Evans
  • Rachaad White Sees Just Two Touches In Week 2 Win

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie running back Rachaad White carried the ball twice for just one yard and failed to haul in either of his targets in the passing game in the Week 2 win over the division-rival New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Leonard Fournette played 87 percent of the offensive snaps in the 20-10 victory and handled 24 carries, so there weren't many leftovers for White in what was mostly a defensive battle for the vast majority of the game. The 23-year-old rookie only played nine snaps in total compared to Fournette's 58. He is the primary backup and handcuff for Fournette's fantasy managers, but unless Fournette gets injured, it doesn't appear that White will have any standalone value.

    Sep 19 · Source via Buccaneers Rachaad White
  • Mike Evans Could Face Suspension

    The actions of Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans on Sunday will be reviewed by league officials for a possible suspension, according to a source. Evans and New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore were both ejected in Week 2 during an on-field scuffle. Evans received a one-game suspension in 2017 when he hit Lattimore on the sidelines. Before departing, the 29-year-old caught three of his four targets for 61 yards in the win, but he could be forced to sit out of the Week 3 game against the Green Bay Packers. Both Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) could be in danger of missing that game as well after being inactive on Sunday, so Tampa's receiving corps could be extremely thin for quarterback Tom Brady. Fantasy managers need to prepare for the possibility of Evans receiving another one-game suspension.

    Sep 19 · Source via Buccaneers Mike Evans
  • Buccaneers Defense Scores Touchdown In Win

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense showed out in Week 2, sacking Jameis Winston six times, intercepting him three times, and scoring on a pick-six. After shutting down the Cowboys and Saints in back-to-back weeks, the Bucs' D/ST should be considered a top unit in fantasy football. Even in a matchup with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, the Bucs' defense is a decent play in Week 3.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Cameron Brate Catches One Pass In Win

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate caught just one of his two targets in the win against the New Orleans Saints. Brate had just as many targets as rookie Cade Otton, so he's far from an elite fantasy tight end. There's room for one of the Bucs' tight ends to step up with the retirement of Rob Gronkowski and the injuries to the wide receivers, but it hasn't happened yet. Brate could be a decent DFS play, but in managed fantasy leagues, he's not high on the fantasy radar for now.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Cameron Brate
  • Scotty Miller Draws Eight Targets

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Scotty Miller led all pass-catchers in targets with eight but caught just three passes for 34 yards. With Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) banged up, Miller might be an interesting DFS play, but he's not a great option in shallow fantasy leagues just yet. He could eventually prove himself as a decent fantasy option in deep leagues, but he's not there at this point in the season. Keep him on the bench heading into a matchup with the Green Bay Packers.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Scotty Miller
  • Russell Gage Totals Just 28 Yards

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage caught five-of-six targets for just 28 yards in the win against the New Orleans Saints. With Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) out, this was a great opportunity for Gage to produce, but it didn't happen. That said, the Saints matchup has been tough for Tom Brady since he came to Tampa Bay, so it's too early to completely write Gage off. His ceiling isn't quite as high as many thought, but he could still have value later in the season. For now, he's a low-end flex play heading into a matchup with the Green Bay Packers.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Russell Gage
  • Breshad Perriman Scores Touchdown In Week 2

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman caught three-of-five targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in the win against the New Orleans Saints. His touchdown was the loan end zone score for the Buccaneers offense, and he looked like one of the top Bucs' targets after Mike Evans' ejection. With Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) banged up, Perriman is an intriguing deep-league flex option and a strong DFS dart throw. However, he's far from a sure thing, so he shouldn't warrant much consideration in shallow leagues against the Green Bay Packers in Week 3.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Breshad Perriman
  • Mike Evans Has Quiet Day Before Ejection

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans caught just three-of-four targets for 61 yards before being ejected in the second half. Despite Tampa Bay winning, it struggled mightily on offense -- as it often has against the Saints. Marshon Lattimore has often limited Evans' production, and this Week 2 matchup was more of the same. Despite the down performance, continue to roll with Evans moving forward. Especially in the absence of Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee), Evans remains one of the highest-ceiling wide receivers in fantasy football.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Mike Evans
  • Leonard Fournette Gets Shut Down In Win

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette totaled 26 touches but produced just 74 yards and zero touchdowns. The New Orleans Saints continue to be a difficult matchup for the Buccaneers, so it's smart to simply wipe this game away when projecting the future for the Bucs' offensive weapons. Fournette continues to have one of the highest ceilings among all fantasy RBs, so continue to start him in fantasy lineups in all matchups. The Bucs' offense looks to rebound against the Green Bay Packers in Week 3.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Tom Brady Struggles Against Saints

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady was once again limited by the New Orleans Saints, producing just 190 passing yards and one touchdown. The Saints have continued to be Brady's kryptonite so there isn't too much concern moving forward in other matchups. However, if Julio Jones (knee) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) remain out, Brady's ceiling is a little bit lower in fantasy football. Mike Evans was ejected in the second half of this game, but he should be back for the matchup with the Packers in Week 3.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Tom Brady
  • Mike Evans, Marshon Lattimore Ejected From Week 2

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans was ejected from Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. He punched Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, prompting an on-field fight between members of the two teams. The 29-year-old receiver hauled in three of four targets for 61 yards before being removed from the contest. Tampa Bay finds itself awfully thin at wide receiver with Evans ejected and Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) both inactive. Russell Gage and Breshad Perriman will take over as the Bucs' top receivers for the remainder of the contest. Lattimore totaled two tackles before being removed from the game. With Lattimore gone, cornerbacks Alontae Taylor and Bradley Roby are in line for increased snaps, according to New Orleans' depth chart.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Saints Mike Evans Marshon Lattimore
  • Giovani Bernard Ruled Out With Ankle Injury

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Giovani Bernard suffered an ankle injury and has been ruled out for the remainder of Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. The 30-year-old did not touch the football before exiting. His absence (and the healthy scratch of Ke'Shawn Vaughn) leaves the Buccaneers with two running backs for the remainder of Sunday's game: Leonard Fournette and Rachaad White.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Giovani Bernard
  • Josh Wells, Akiem Hicks Downgraded To Out In Week 2

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Josh Wells (calf) and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks (foot) have both been ruled out for the remainder of Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. Wells started in place of the injured Donovan Smith (elbow), so backup right tackle Fred Johnson will now shift to left tackle. Meanwhile, Logan Hall is next in line to replace Hicks, with Patrick O'Connor also filling in.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Logan Hall Akiem Hicks
  • Breshad Perriman Officially Active For Week 2

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman (knee) is active for Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. He was listed as questionable after being limited in practice all week long. Even with Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) sidelined, Perriman is the No. 3 receiver in the Bucs' offense and therefore doesn't carry much fantasy appeal. He should be left on waivers in most leagues.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Breshad Perriman
  • Kyle Rudolph Inactive Sunday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kyle Rudolph (coach's decision) is inactive for Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. He is a healthy scratch for the second consecutive week. Tampa Bay will have tight ends Cameron Brate, Cade Otton, and Ko Kieft active on Sunday, but none of them are worth starting in fantasy football.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Kyle Rudolph
  • Russell Gage Officially Active For Week 2

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage (hamstring) is officially active for Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. He was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday, entered the weekend listed as questionable, and will now officially suit up on Sunday. Gage is in line for a major increase in snaps with both Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) sidelined. He figures to be the No. 2 wide receiver behind Mike Evans and projects as a low-end WR3. If you're in a pinch at wide receiver, Gage represents an intriguing option.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Russell Gage
  • Leonard Fournette Active For Week 2

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is officially active for Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. He entered Sunday listed as questionable after being limited in practice all week. Fournette was quite impressive against the Cowboys in Week 1, totaling 137 scrimmage yards. With Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) sidelined in Week 2, Fournette should remain a pivotal part of the Bucs' gameplan. He projects as a low-end RB1 and should be started in all fantasy football leagues.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Mike Evans Will Play Against Saints

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (calf) is officially active for Sunday's Week 2 matchup against the New Orleans Saints. The expectation was that Evans would play, but the confirmation is great news for fantasy managers. The Bucs will be without Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) on Sunday. Fellow wideout Russell Gage (hamstring) will suit up as well after being listed as questionable. Evans is looking like a strong WR1 with the Bucs wideouts banged up in Week 2. Gage should be able to hold decent PPR value with the Bucs having limited options on offense.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Mike Evans
  • Julio Jones Won't Suit Up In Week 2

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Julio Jones (knee) has been ruled out for the Week 2 matchup against the New Orleans Saints. The veteran wideout had a decent showing in Week 1, but is unable to go here. The Bucs have a bunch of banged up wideouts with Chris Godwin (hamstring) sitting out as well. Mike Evans (calf) is expected to play, while Russell Gage (hamstring) is still uncertain. The loss of Jones should mean more targets for Evans and possibly Gage, assuming he plays. Also, Cameron Brate and Kyle Rudolph could get more involved as well. Fantasy managers should make sure to adjust their lineups accordingly.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Julio Jones
  • Tom Brady To Receive More Rest Days

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is finally going to get a designated rest day. The 45-year-old quarterback will sit out of practice on every Wednesday. The team will do this to help Brady stay healthy and to give backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert more reps. Gabbert would be asked to take over under center, assuming Brady goes down due to injury. This seems like a smart move by the Bucs to keep Brady rested and keep Gabbert prepared to play. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect this to impact Brady's fantasy value going forward.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Tom Brady
  • Donovan Smith Won't Play In Week 2

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Donovan Smith (elbow) has been ruled out for the Week 2 matchup against the New Orleans Saints. This Bucs o-line continues to lose starters, which could impact their offensive success. Luckily, Tristan Wirfs (abdomen) is expected to play despite dealing with an injury. Josh Wells is expected to fill in for Smith for this Sunday's contest. He allowed two pressures on 19 pass-blocking reps last season. The Bucs will likely lean on the running game with their wide receivers banged up. Leonard Fournette could be in for a big game, assuming this o-line can hold up.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Julio Jones To Test Knee During Pre-Game Warmups

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Julio Jones (knee) is still questionable for Sunday's matchup against New Orleans. However, he will test out his injured knee during pre-game warmups, with a ruling on his availability expected to come shortly after. The 33-year-old had a decent showing in Week 1 versus the Cowboys, finishing with three catches for 69 yards. Unquestionably, the Bucs hope to have him out there, especially with Chris Godwin (hamstring) already ruled out. Yet, if Jones doesn't play, it will mean more targets for Mike Evans (calf), who is predicted to see the field in Week 2 after carrying a questionable designation of his own.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Julio Jones
  • Mike Evans Should Be Good To Play On Sunday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (calf) is expected to play on Sunday versus the New Orleans Saints. Chris Godwin (hamstring) already isn't playing. However, with Julio Jones (knee) uncertain for Week 2, Evans should brace himself, as he may see plenty of attention from Tom Brady. Yet, even if Jones suits up, Evans would remain a must-start in all formats.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Mike Evans
  • Leonard Fournette Likely Good To Go Against Saints

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is expected to play on Sunday against New Orleans. The veteran is dealing with a hamstring ailment, forcing him to practice in a limited capacity during the week. Fortunately, it doesn't appear serious enough to keep him off the field for the NFC South matchup. Fournette looked good against the Cowboys in Week 1, finishing the night with 127 yards off 21 carries while catching both of his targets for 10 yards. Nonetheless, despite the potential that Fournette could be limited physically, fantasy managers should keep him going in Week 2, even against a challenging Saints defense.

    Sep 18 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Buccaneers Defense- Week 2 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense/special teams will look to build on its Week 1 performance against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2. Tampa Bay held the Cowboys to 244 total yards while racking up four sacks and one interception. The Bucs' defense allowed 45 points to the Saints over the team's last two meetings. Sunday's over/under is 44, with the Bucs favored by three points. Tampa Bay's DST should be able to get to quarterback Jameis Winston and contain a Saints offense that could be without star running back Alvin Kamara (ribs), making the Bucs a borderline starting option in Week 2.

    Sep 17 · Source via Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Breshad Perriman Questionable For Week 2

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. The 29-year-old joins Mike Evans (calf), Julio Jones (knee), and Russell Gage (hamstring) on Week 2's injury report. Perriman logged 26 snaps in Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys but failed to record a catch on three targets. He could see a target uptick with Chris Godwin (hamstring) already ruled out. Perriman is buried on the Bucs' wide receiver depth chart and, if active, is not a recommended start in a tough matchup against the Saints in Week 2.

    Sep 17 · Source via Buccaneers Breshad Perriman
  • Cade Otton- Week 2 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cade Otton did not see a target in his NFL debut against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1. He logged 30 snaps and was second behind starter Cameron Brate, who logged 68% of the snaps in Week 1. Tampa Bay is banged up at the wide receiver position with Mike Evans (calf), Julio Jones (knee), and Russell Gage (hamstring) all questionable for Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. Chris Godwin (hamstring) was ruled out earlier. Otton could see an expanded role if any of the three wideouts cannot suit up. The rookie is ahead of veteran Kyle Rudolph on the tight end depth chart but is a dart throw at best in a tough matchup against the Saints in Week 2.

    Sep 17 · Source via Buccaneers Cade Otton
  • Ryan Succop - Week 2 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop will look to build on his Week 1 performance when the Bucs take on the New Orleans Saints in Week 2. He went 4-for-5 in field goal attempts and drilled his only extra point in the Week 1 win against the Dallas Cowboys. Sunday's game against the Saints has an over/under of 44.5. Succop hasn't fared well against the Saints in the team's previous two matchups, totaling just three points in both games. Despite the team's past struggles against New Orleans, Succop is one of the most reliable kickers in the NFL and remains a high-end option in Week 2.

    Sep 17 · Source via Buccaneers Ryan Succop
  • Cameron Brate - Week 2 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate will look to rebound in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints after securing one of three targets for seven yards in the Week 1 win against the Dallas Cowboys. New Orleans contained star tight end Kyle Pitts and limited him to just two catches for 19 yards in Week 1. Brate logged 68% of the snap share and is Tom Brady's top pass-catching tight end. Tampa Bay has so many weapons with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Julio Jones, Russell Gage, and Leonard Fournette that it's hard to see Brate making any immediate fantasy impact this season. Brate is a boom-or-bust option in a tough matchup against the Saints in Week 2.

    Sep 17 · Source via Buccaneers Cameron Brate
  • Rachaad White- Week 2 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rachaad White rushed six times for 14 yards and brought in both targets for seven yards in his NFL debut against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 1. He could see an uptick in usage if Leonard Fournette (hamstring), questionable with a hamstring injury, cannot suit up for Week 2's matchup against the New Orleans Saints. The 23-year-old played a complementary role behind Fournette, and fantasy managers can expect more of the same this Sunday. Unless Fournette is surprisingly inactive, White is mainly a flex option in deep-league PPR formats.

    Sep 17 · Source via Buccaneers Rachaad White
  • Tom Brady- Week 2 Outlook For Fantasy Football

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has struggled against the New Orleans Saints and is 0-4 in the regular season against them since arriving in Tampa Bay. In his previous game against the Saints, the 45-year-old owns a 6:8 TD: INT ratio over the last four games against New Orleans. Chris Godwin (hamstring) has been ruled out, but many of the Bucs' skilled position players such as Leonard Fournette (hamstring), Mike Evans (calf), Julio Jones (knee), and Russell Gage (hamstring) are questionable for Week 2. Brady remains a must-start option despite his struggles against the Saints.

    Sep 17 · Source via Buccaneers Tom Brady
  • Julio Jones, Russell Gage Questionable For Week 2

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers Julio Jones (knee) and Russell Gage (hamstring) are both listed as questionable for Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. Breshad Perriman (knee) is also questionable. Jones missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but he returned to a limited session on Friday, giving him a shot to suit up Sunday. With Chris Godwin (hamstring) already ruled out and No. 1 receiver Mike Evans (calf) also questionable, Tampa's receiving room is the most beat up in the NFL. It remains to be seen if Jones is in real danger of missing the Week 2 game or if he'll be limited if he suits up. With that said, both Jones and Gage could see big target shares if they are active this week with Godwin out. Check back for the Bucs' inactives Sunday morning.

    Sep 16 · Source via Buccaneers Julio Jones Russell Gage
  • Leonard Fournette Draws Questionable Tag

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is listed as questionable for the Week 2 contest against the New Orleans Saints. Fournette was able to practice on a limited basis all week, so there seems to be a pretty good chance that he'll be active and serving as the team's lead back this weekend. The 27-year-old played 76 percent of the offensive snaps and handled 21 carries for 127 yards in the Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys, also chipping in two catches for 10 yards. Fantasy managers will want to check his status again on Sunday morning, but if he's active, Fournette is an RB1 play. If he's inactive or limited at all against the Saints, rookie Rachaad White would be in for a bigger workload.

    Sep 16 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Mike Evans Questionable For Week 2

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (calf) is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. Evans was limited in practice on Wednesday and Friday and took a DNP on Thursday. The fact that Evans was able to practice at all on Friday is a good sign that he'll be able to suit up in the divisional clash on Sunday. And with Chris Godwin (hamstring) already ruled out, the 29-year-old should once again serve as quarterback Tom Brady's top target if he's active. Evans secured five of his seven targets for 71 yards and his first touchdown of the season in the Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys. As long as Evans is active this weekend, he's a must-start for fantasy managers. Check back on his status Sunday morning.

    Sep 16 · Source via Buccaneers Mike Evans
  • Chris Godwin Ruled Out Against Saints

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (hamstring) didn't practice all week and has officially been ruled out for the Week 2 divisional clash against the New Orleans Saints. Left tackle Donovan Smith (elbow) is also doubtful after not practicing all week. Godwin is no lock to return in Week 3 after injuring his hamstring in the season-opening win over the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday night. The Bucs are extremely banged up at the position, with Mike Evans (calf), Julio Jones (knee) and Russell Gage (hamstring) all questionable as well. All three of Evans, Jones and Gage were able to practice on Friday, though, so they are trending in the right direction to serve in three-receiver sets on Sunday against New Orleans.

    Sep 16 · Source via Buccaneers Chris Godwin
  • Mike Evans, Julio Jones Return To Practice

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers Mike Evans (calf) and Julio Jones (knee) both returned to practice on Friday. The duo was absent from practice on Thursday, but their return to the field suggests both veteran receivers should play in Week 2 against the Saints. With Chris Godwin (hamstring) looking like a longshot to play, Evans ranks as a fantasy WR1 while Jones possesses WR3/FLEX appeal. Evans and Jones combined for 140 yards and one touchdown against the Cowboys in Week 1.

    Sep 16 · Source via Buccaneers Julio Jones Mike Evans
  • Chris Godwin Still In Play For Week 2

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said that wide receiver Chris Godwin (hamstring) and left tackle Donovan Smith (elbow) are still in play to suit up in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. However, if Bowles had to guess, he said it's unlikely that either plays on Sunday. Expect both Godwin and Smith to be listed as questionable on Friday's final injury report. The 26-year-old Godwin missed practice on both Wednesday and Thursday after getting hurt in the Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys. Fantasy managers should be looking elsewhere in Week 2. With Mike Evans (calf) and Julio Jones (knee) also banged up, Russell Gage could be in for heavy target volume in this divisional clash against New Orleans.

    Sep 16 · Source via Buccaneers Chris Godwin
  • Leonard Fournette Remains Limited Thursday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice on Thursday for the second straight day. It's good news for the Bucs after receivers Mike Evans (calf), Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) all missed practice. Godwin was already expected to miss Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints, but if one or both of Evans and Jones are also inactive, it will just mean even more work for Fournette and rookie backup Rachaad White. The 27-year-old Fournette had 21 carries for 127 yards and also caught both of his targets for 10 yards in the Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys. Barring something unforeseen, Fournette should check in as a low-end RB1 for fantasy managers this weekend.

    Sep 15 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Russell Gage Returns To Practice

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday. Gage played 42 percent of the offensive snaps in the Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys and caught both of his targets for just 13 yards. When all of the team's receivers are healthy, Gage is going to be the No. 4 wideout in Tampa. However, Chris Godwin (hamstring) is unlikely to play in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints, and Mike Evans (calf) and Julio Jones (knee) have yet to practice this week. Even if Evans and Jones suit up this Sunday, Gage is in line for a much bigger role in the passing attack. He's worth considering as a WR4/flex with upside in Week 2.

    Sep 15 · Source via Buccaneers Russell Gage
  • Julio Jones Not Practicing Thursday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Julio Jones (knee) missed the team's practice on Thursday. With receivers Mike Evans (calf) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) also out on Thursday, the Buccaneers are suddenly extremely banged up at the position heading into a Week 2 divisional clash with the New Orleans Saints. Russell Gage (hamstring) missed practice on Wednesday, but he returned on Thursday. Godwin isn't expected to play this weekend, but it remains to be seen if Evans and Jones are actually in danger of sitting out. Jones also didn't practice on Wednesday, so if he doesn't do anything on Friday, he'll be unlikely to play against the Saints. In his Tampa debut, the 33-year-old caught three passes on five targets for 69 yards and also carried twice for 17 yards. Gage could be in line for some big-time target volume if Jones can't play.

    Sep 15 · Source via Buccaneers Julio Jones
  • Mike Evans, Chris Godwin Not Seen At Practice

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers Mike Evans (calf) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) were not seen at the portion of practice open to the media on Thursday. Also not present was left tackle Donovan Smith (elbow) and receiver Julio Jones (knee). Godwin was able to start in the Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys after tearing his ACL late last season, but he didn't last long and isn't expected to play this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Evans and Jones, meanwhile, could be questionable for Week 2 action, so fantasy managers will have to keep a close eye on their status on Friday. Russell Gage (hamstring) missed practice on Wednesday, but he returned on Thursday. Gage could have a big role if one or both of Evans and Jones are unable to play. This is a very fluid situation, so stay tuned.

    Sep 15 · Source via Buccaneers Mike Evans Chris Godwin
  • Julio Jones, Russell Gage Miss Practice Wednesday

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers Julio Jones (knee) and Russell Gage (hamstring) both missed practice on Wednesday, as did Chris Godwin (hamstring). We'll have to see how much Jones and Gage are able to do the rest of the week before determining their status for Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. Godwin is expected to miss a little time after tweaking his hammy in the season opener. But if Jones and Gage return to practice on Thursday and Friday and suit up on Sunday, they'll have even more upside with Godwin unlikely to play. Jones caught three of his five targets for 69 yards in his Bucs debut on Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, while Gage caught both of his targets for 13 yards.

    Sep 14 · Source via Buccaneers Julio Jones Russell Gage
  • Leonard Fournette Dealing With Hamstring Injury

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) was listed as being a limited participant in practice on Wednesday. It doesn't appear that Fournette is dealing with a serious injury, as he handled 76% of the snaps in Sunday night's Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys, carrying the ball 21 times for 127 yards while also catching both of his targets for 10 yards. However, it's a reminder that Fournette's fantasy managers may want to handcuff him with rookie Rachaad White. As long as Fournette doesn't suffer a setback this week, he'll be a must-start in a divisional clash with the New Orleans Saints in Week 2.

    Sep 14 · Source via Buccaneers Leonard Fournette
  • Mike Evans Dealing With Minor Calf Injury

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (calf) had his lower left leg taped during practice on Wednesday, but it's an injury that sounds relatively minor. Evans was off to the side in the first portion of practice devoted to special teams. He could be listed on the injury report later in the day, but it looks like fantasy managers shouldn't have much to worry about. The 29-year-old caught five of his seven targets for 71 yards and a touchdown in the Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys and remains quarterback Tom Brady's top target, especially with Chris Godwin (hamstring) expected to miss some time after getting hurt in the opener. New Orleans won't be an easy matchup in Week 2, but Evans is a must-start WR1.

    Sep 14 · Source via Buccaneers Mike Evans
  • Chris Godwin Not At Practice

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (hamstring) and left tackle Donovan Smith (elbow) were not seen at practice on Wednesday. Godwin was actually active in the Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys after suffering an ACL tear late last season, but he quickly injured his hamstring after catching all three of his targets for 35 yards. However, the Bucs don't think Godwin's injury is as serious as they previously believed it was, but he could still miss a few weeks of action. Fantasy managers should be preparing as though the 26-year-old won't be active in Week 2 against the division-rival New Orleans Saints. If Godwin misses this Sunday's game, Mike Evans, Julio Jones and Russell Gage will be starting in three-wide sets for quarterback Tom Brady.

    Sep 14 · Source via Buccaneers Chris Godwin
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