Data as of January 13, 2023.
|4||Away||Green Bay Packers|
|11||Away||New Orleans Saints|
|12||Home||Las Vegas Raiders|
|13||Home||New Orleans Saints|
|14||Away||Los Angeles Chargers|
|15||Home||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|16||Away||Kansas City Chiefs|
|17||Away||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
Jones (knee) practiced fully Thursday.
Analysis: Jones has dealt with knee issues for most the campaign and was inactive Week 18, marking his seventh absence overall. However, now that he's managed to log every practice rep Thursday, he's seemingly in the clear for Monday's matchup with the Cowboys. Mike Evans (illness) also was a full participant to begin prep for the wild-card round, so Jones will be the Buccaneers' third wide receiver, at best, behind Evans and Chris Godwin.
January 12, 2023 1:36 PM EST
Hooper recorded four catches on four targets for 38 yards in Saturday's 20-16 loss to the Jaguars.
Analysis: Hooper tied for the third-most targets on the team and was relatively efficient with his opportunity to turn in his highest catch and yardage total since Week 14. While his numbers rebounded compared to his 2021 campaign with the Browns, Hooper was still in a timeshare among other tight ends on the Tennessee roster including Chigoziem Okonkwo and Geoff Swaim. Hooper will hit free agency this offseason, and even if he returns to Tennessee, Okonkwo will likely step into a more significant role in 2023 to Hooper's detriment.
January 11, 2023 9:24 PM EST
Hurst caught four of five targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 27-16 win over the Ravens.
Analysis: After missing the Bengals' last three games with a calf injury, Hurst reclaimed his role as Cincinnati's top tight end. The veteran played 73 percent of the Bengals' offensive snaps, and his four catches were third-most of any Cincinnati pass catcher. Unfortunately, the 29-year-old was not able to get much going for fantasy purposes in the regular season finale. Hurst will look to bounce back and make the most of his opportunities in the wild card round of the playoffs, as the Bengals will square off against the Ravens once again.
January 11, 2023 2:37 AM EST
Zaccheaus totaled four receptions on seven targets for 37 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 30-17 win versus the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Zaccheaus caught his first touchdown since Week 5 and saw at least seven targets for the just the third time during the campaign, with two of those instances coming with Desmond Ridder at the helm. However, overall, the wideout struggled in four games with the rookie at quarterback, totaling just eight receptions on 17 targets for 55 yards compared to 32 receptions for 478 yards across 13 games with Marcus Mariota as the starter. Over the past two seasons, Zaccheaus has caught 71 of 114 targets for 939 yards and six touchdowns, and he'll likely test the free agent market this offseason after his one-year deal expired, though a return to Atlanta hasn't been ruled out yet.
January 10, 2023 9:40 AM EST
Gage secured three of six targets for 15 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 30-17 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.
Analysis: Gage recorded a three-yard touchdown grab in conjunction with Blaine Gabbert late in the second quarter, which served as the highlight of his abbreviated workday. With Julio Jones (knee) inactive and seemingly a 50/50 proposition to play each week, Gage could be in for an elevated role in next weekend's home wild-card matchup after finishing the regular season with a surge that saw tally four of his five scores in the last five games.
January 8, 2023 3:48 PM EST