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  • Cade Otton Could Become Bucs' No. 1 Tight End

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie tight end Cade Otton (ankle), who is expected to be done with his recovery from an ankle injury for the start of training camp, could become the team's No. 1 tight end over Cameron Brate now that Rob Gronkowski has retired. Otton is already considered an above-average and willing blocker, so there's potential for him to be the TE that the Buc keep on the field the most. Most draft analysts didn't think his college pass-catching numbers reflected his true potential due to injuries and weak quarterback play at Washington. It's also worth noting that before the arrival of Gronk, TEs weren't heavily featured in Bruce Arians' passing attack. Arians isn't the head coach anymore, but Byron Leftwich remains the offensive coordinator. Brate remains the best fantasy target at the position in Tampa, for now, as a touchdown-dependent TE2 with upside.

    Jun 26 · Source via Buccaneers Cade Otton
  • Tom Brady Has Been Better In His 40s

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has more passing yards and touchdown passes since he turned 40 than he did in his 20s. In his 20s, Brady had 21,564 passing yards and 147 touchdowns, while he has 22,938 passing yards and 168 TD passes in his 40s. He played 94 games in his 20s, while he's only played 81 games so far in his 40s. Brady will turn 45 during training camp this year after leading the NFL in pass attempts (719), completions (485), yards (5,316) and touchdown passes (43) at 44 years old in 2021. All of those marks were career-highs for him except for the TD passes. He's the oldest player ever to lead the league in passing yards or TD passes. We could go on with impressive career statistics from Brady, but you get the picture. He's not slowing down and will once again be a strong QB1 target in fantasy.

    Jun 26 · Source via Buccaneers Tom Brady
  • Blaine Gabbert Viewed As A "Security Blanket"

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Blaine Gabbert is viewed by head coach Todd Bowles as a "security blanket." Although Gabbert and Kyle Trask are expected to battle for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart behind Tom Brady during training camp, it appears the former has the clear edge. The veteran, who inked a deal this offseason to return to Tampa, hasn't lived up to expectations since entering the league in 2011. However, with Brady potentially calling it a career (again) after this season, there could be a slight chance Gabbert may get some consideration to start for the Bucs moving ahead. That won't do anything for his draft stock heading into 2022-23. Yet, it may make him a stash option in dynasty formats.

    Jun 25 · Source via Buccaneers Blaine Gabbert
  • Chris Godwin Could Open On PUP List

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (knee) has done well in his recovery and rehab from a torn ACL, but the team refuses to say when they expect him back, and The Athletic's Greg Auman wouldn't be surprised if Godwin opened the regular season on the Physically Unable to Perform list. If that happens, Godwin would miss the first six weeks of the season, and Russell Gage would be the clear No 2. pass-catcher behind Mike Evans. Tampa has made a big investment in Godwin long term, so the priority will be to get him back to 100% rather than getting him back quickly. Because of the uncertainty around Godwin's availability to open the season, he's become a risky WR3 in fantasy drafts. Meanwhile, Gage's stock is rising as an upside WR4/flex.

    Jun 22 · Source via Buccaneers Chris Godwin
  • Ryan Succop To Compete With Jose Borregales

    There will be a competition between Tampa Bay Buccaneers kickers Ryan Succop, the incumbent, and second-year man Jose Borregales in training camp and the preseason. Succop went 25-for-30 on his field-goal attempts and made 56 of his 59 extra-point tries for Tampa last year in the regular season to finish as the No. 10 kicker in terms of fantasy points. He was productive in fantasy because of Tampa's explosive offense, but he made just 83.3% of his field goals, and the team is high on Borregales. The 35-year-old Succop could still hold off Borregales this summer and in the preseason, and whoever wins the job entering the regular season will have value in fantasy leagues with quarterback Tom Brady back for another season.

    Jun 22 · Source via Buccaneers Ryan Succop
  • Cade Otton Expected To Be Ready For Training Camp

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie tight end Cade Otton (ankle) was just a spectator at mandatory minicamp while he recovers from an ankle injury that ended his season early last year, but he's expected to be healthy and ready for the start of training camp in July. The hope is that he can develop into a complete NFL tight end, but the Buccaneers will probably bring in an established veteran to take some of the pressure off Otton to be an immediate starter and contributor alongside Cam Brate now that Rob Gronkowski has retired again. Otton, the 23-year-old fourth-round pick, needed season-ending surgery on his ankle last year and will probably be brought along slowly in his first season in the NFL, so he'll be a long shot to be a fantasy contributor in 2022.

    Jun 22 · Source via Buccaneers Cade Otton
  • Buccaneers To Release P Bradley Pinion

    The Buccaneers will not continue their punting competition into training camp. They are releasing veteran Bradley Pinion, according to NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo (on Twitter). Tampa Bay drafted Jake Camarda in the fourth round, pointing to Pinion having a true competitor for his post. The team declared that battle over early. Chosen 133rd overall, Camarda went […]

    Jun 22 · Pro Football Rumors Buccaneers
  • Ndamukong Suh On Raiders, Vikings' Radars?

    Profiling as one of the top free agents still available, Ndamukong Suh said Monday he is not planning to retire. Going into his age-35 season, the All-Decade defensive tackle should still have options to continue his career — likely with a fifth team. Suh conceded he is almost certainly done with the Buccaneers, who recently […]

    Jun 21 · Pro Football Rumors Raiders Buccaneers Vikings Ndamukong Suh
  • Rob Gronkowski Decides To Retire

    Free-agent tight end Rob Gronkowski said that he is retiring. The 33-year-old will be a first-ballot Hall of Famer after winning four Super Bowls with the New England Patriots and also earning a spot on the NFL's 100th Anniversary Team and the 2010s All-Decade Team. Gronkowski made five Pro Bowl and was named an All-Pro four times in his nine seasons with the Patriots, and he finished up his NFL career the last two years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, catching 100 of his 166 targets for 1,425 yards and 13 touchdowns in 28 games. In 11 NFL seasons spanning 143 games, Gronk put up an astounding 621 receptions for 9,286 yards and 92 touchdowns for the Patriots and Bucs. Cameron Brate just became a lot more attractive as a high-end TE2/low-end TE1 target in fantasy with Gronk not coming back.

    Jun 21 · Source via Buccaneers Rob Gronkowski
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