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 May 29, 2023.
Rachaad White's current ADP is 5.08, which is the 8th pick of the 5th round, and 55th selection overall.
|1||Away||New Orleans Saints|
|4||Home||Los Angeles Chargers|
|6||Home||Green Bay Packers|
|7||Away||Las Vegas Raiders|
|8||Away||New York Giants|
|9||Home||New Orleans Saints|
|11||Home||Los Angeles Rams|
|12||Home||Kansas City Chiefs|
The Raiders waived Johnson on Monday, the team announced.
Analysis: The 24-year-old inked a reserve/future deal with the Silver and Black earlier in the offseason after appearing in two games for the Texans in 2022. Johnson heads back to the open market where he will again look for a team willing to let him compete for a depth job.
May 15, 2023 4:38 PM EST
Godwin, who played 60 percent of his snaps in the slot in 2022, is expected to see a lot more work on the outside next season, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Smith adds that when factoring in formations when Godwin lined up tight with the offensive line or in the backfield, the veteran wideout was on the outside for just 27 percent of his 834 snaps from scrimmage. Godwin's production certainly wasn't any worse for wear -- he recorded a career-high 104 receptions and posted his third career 1,000-yard season in the process -- but he also took plenty of contact in close quarters and averaged a career-low 7.2 yards per target and 9.8 yards per reception. Therefore, new offensive coordinator Dave Canales and new wide receivers coach Brad Idzik plan to incorporate some of the methods they utilized with DK Metcalf in Seattle and give Godwin's body more frequent breaks from the slot while also capitalizing on his still-viable downfield speed. "Chris still has that ability to win outside, so we don't need him banging every play," Idzik said. "And when we ask him to do it, he'll do it, willingly, and we love that about him. But we do want to preserve him, too."
May 10, 2023 8:35 PM EST
Trask and fellow signal-caller Baker Mayfield are expected to engage in a battle for the starting quarterback job that could last straight through the final preseason game, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
Analysis: Asked about whether naming a starter at this point in the offseason is preferable, offensive coordinator Dave Canales stated he'd much rather see Trask get ample opportunity to prove himself, something which naturally wasn't afforded to him during his first two seasons while working behind Tom Brady and hand-picked veteran backup Blaine Gabbert. With both players off the roster and Mayfield not having come close to living up to his status as the 2018 top overall pick to this point in his career, Trask -- who only has nine career pass attempts to Mayfield's 2,259 -- should have a legitimate chance to make his case. "Circumstantially, if Kyle would have had more opportunities, you know, I'd love to see what would happen to those," Canales said. "So I don't think we need to rush to make any decisions, is my opinion. Wait as long as you can, as long as possible."
May 10, 2023 8:22 PM EST
Folk now faces competition for the Patriots' kicking job following the selection of Chad Ryland in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, Chad Graffof The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Folk, who turns 39 in November, is under contract with New England this coming season on the heels of a 2022 campaign in which he made 32 of his 37 field-goal attempts, while hitting 32 of his 35 extra-point tries in 17 games. As long as he remains on the team's roster, Folk will have a chance to compete for the team's kicking job, but given that the Patriots traded up to land Ryland, both Graff and Mike Reiss of ESPN consider the rookie the favorite to earn the assignment.
April 30, 2023 9:16 AM EST
As the Buccaneers' offseason program commences this week, White profiles as the team's No. 1 running back, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
Analysis: With last season's top rusher Leonard Fournette no longer with the team, White appears poised to see an expanded role this coming season in a Tampa Bay backfield that also includes Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Chase Edmonds and Patrick Laird. It's possible that the Bucs could add RB depth in the upcoming NFL Draft, but as things stand, White, who has drawn the praise of GM Jason Licht this offseason, appears to be in a position have an opportunity to secure a lead role, a context that would yield increased volume for the 2022 third-rounder, who carried 129 times for 481 yards and a TD, while adding 50 catches (on 58 targets) for 290 yards and a pair of receiving scores in 17 games last season.
April 18, 2023 9:31 AM EST