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Buccaneers Top Fantasy Players

These are the top fantasy football players of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as ranked by Average Draft Position (ADP) in PPR-format mock drafts.

Data as of January 13, 2023.

# Name Pos Team ADP Bye

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2020 Schedule

Week Home/Away Opponent
1 Away New Orleans Saints
2 Home Carolina Panthers
3 Away Denver Broncos
4 Home Los Angeles Chargers
5 Away Chicago Bears
6 Home Green Bay Packers
7 Away Las Vegas Raiders
8 Away New York Giants
9 Home New Orleans Saints
10 Away Carolina Panthers
11 Home Los Angeles Rams
12 Home Kansas City Chiefs
14 Home Minnesota Vikings
15 Away Atlanta Falcons
16 Away Detroit Lions
17 Home Atlanta Falcons

Tampa Bay Buccaneers News

Mike Evans, Practices in full Thursday

Evans (illness) was a full practice participant Thursday.

Analysis: After hauling in 10 of 12 targets for 207 yards and three touchdowns to help the Buccaneers clinch the NFC South with a win against the Panthers in Week 17, Evans didn't log a snap before being ruled out due to an illness this past Sunday in Atlanta. With the benefit of three days to rest and recover, though, he managed to log every rep during Tampa Bay's first practice in advance of Monday's wild-card game against the Cowboys. As a result, Evans will join forces with Chris Godwin as the Bucs' top wide receivers available to quarterback Tom Brady.

Mike Evans player page.

January 12, 2023 1:12 PM EST


Jameis Winston, Relegated to backup role in 2022

Over three games in the 2022 season, Winston went 73-for-115 passing for 858 yards and four touchdowns to five interceptions. He also recorded five rushes for 16 yards.

Analysis: Winston finished his third season in New Orleans as the backup quarterback behind 35-year-old journeyman Andy Dalton. The 29-year-old initially took over the Saints' starting job for the first seven contests of the 2021 season before he suffered a torn ACL and sprained MCL in late October. Winston retained his starting job heading into the 2022 campaign, but he played through injury over the first three games after sustaining four fractures in his back Week 1. He was then inactive Weeks 4 and 5, allowing Dalton to take over and never let go of the Saints' No. 1 quarterback spot. Winston returned Week 6 and was listed as the team's No. 2 quarterback for the final 12 games, though he was never deemed 100 percent healthy by the Saints during this span. As a result, it's unclear how much this injury affected the team's decision to roll with Dalton as the starter. With Dalton now set to hit free agency and Winston entering the final season of a two-year, $28 million contract, there's little clarity as to how either of these two fit into New Orleans' plans at quarterback for the 2023 season.

Jameis Winston player page.

January 12, 2023 10:56 AM EST


Cameron Brate, Not targeted in loss

Brate failed to record a single target in Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: Brate played the most offensive snaps of any Buccaneers tight end Sunday, but he was a complete non-factor in the contest. The veteran's 49 percent snap percentage was his highest since Week 12. Brate has just not been a major part of Tampa Bay's offensive game plan this season, as rookie Cade Otton has emerged as the top pass-catching option at tight end. The veteran will look to get more involved in the wild card round of the playoffs, as the Buccaneers will host the Cowboys on Monday night.

Cameron Brate player page.

January 11, 2023 2:59 AM EST


Nick Folk, Records 128 points this season

Folk made 32 of his 37 field-goal attempts this past season, while hitting 32 of his 35 extra-point tries in 17 games.

Analysis: In the process, Folk logged 128 points, which was 22 less than he scored in 2021, but still enough to keep the veteran kicker on the fantasy radar. The 38-year-old remains under contract with the Patriots for one more season and as long as he can stay healthy, Folk should continue maintain fantasy utility in 2023.

Nick Folk player page.

January 10, 2023 9:46 AM EST


Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Ten touches in Week 18 loss

Vaughn rushed eight times for 26 yards and secured both targets for eight yards in the Buccaneers' 30-17 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: Vaughn logged a season-high 16 snaps from scrimmage and another 14 on special teams, leading to his most elevated touch total of the campaign. Even when factoring in Sunday's workload, Vaughn logged a career-low 17 carries and four targets this season despite playing in a career-high 15 games; he's almost certainly slated for special-teams work exclusively during the upcoming postseason.

Ke'Shawn Vaughn player page.

January 9, 2023 8:04 PM EST