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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 26, 2022.

# 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

Travis Jonsen, Returns to Buccaneers

The Buccaneers signed Jonsen to a reserve/future contract Wednesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Jonsen was released from Tampa Bay's practice squad in October but will rejoin the organization early in the offseason. While he's failed to land on the team's 53-man roster to begin either of the last two seasons, he'll have another chance to showcase his potential ahead of the 2022 campaign.

Travis Jonsen player page.

January 26, 2022 1:00 PM EST


Nick Folk, Records 150 points in 2021

Folk made 36 of his 39 field-goal attempts this past season en route to recording 150 points in 17 games.

Analysis: Folk, who has been in the NFL since 2007, easily eclipsed his previous career high in points (131) through his first 16 games in 2021, then added six more in the team's regular-season finale to tie Las Vegas' Daniel Carlson for the league lead in that category. The 37-year-old, who managed a left knee issue down the stretch, is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and his strong campaign should land him a kicking job in 2022. Whether it's with the Patriots remains to be seen, with Quinn Nordin -- who recently signed a future deal with New England -- an option for the team if Folk isn't re-signed.

Nick Folk player page.

January 26, 2022 9:40 AM EST


Ke'Shawn Vaughn, Season ends quietly

Vaughn logged only two special-teams snaps during the Buccaneers' 30-27 divisional-round loss to the Rams on Sunday. He finished the 2021 regular season with 36 carries for 180 yards and two touchdowns along with four catches (eight targets) for 26 yards. He also amassed 15 yards in kickoff returns, all across 12 games.

Analysis: The second-year back finished up his season the same way he began it back in September, as a complete non-factor on offense. Vaughn didn't see his first carries until Week 7 against the Bears, and he only logged another three after that point until Week 15, when multiple injuries struck the Buccaneers backfield. Vaughn did give a solid accounting of himself from that point forward, averaging 5.3 yards per rush on his 28 carries over the final four games of the regular season while adding a pair of rushing touchdowns and his aforementioned four catches. The Vanderbilt product then played a significant role in the wild-card win over the Eagles, pacing the backfield with 17 carries and also recording a pair of grabs with Ronald Jones and Leonard Fournette both unavailable. Neither of his backfield mates is guaranteed to be back in 2022, meaning that Vaughn's late-season taste of extended action could essentially prove to have been an on-field audition for a much larger role next season.

Ke'Shawn Vaughn player page.

January 25, 2022 12:10 PM EST


Ryan Griffin, Moves back to practice squad

Griffin was reverted to the Buccaneers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Griffin was inactive for Sunday's loss to the Rams despite the bump up from the practice squad. The 32-year-old has been with Tampa Bay since 2015, but he hasn't taken a snap in a regular-season game since 2019.

Ryan Griffin player page.

January 24, 2022 5:31 PM EST


O.J. Howard, One catch in season-ending loss

Howard brought in his sole target for seven yards during the Buccaneers' 30-27 loss to the Rams in their NFC divisional-round matchup Sunday.

Analysis: In what may have been his last game in a Buccaneers uniform, Howard primarily filled his usual blocking role over his 11 snaps on offense. The fifth-year tight end now heads into an offseason of uncertainty, as Tampa Bay has essentially shown no interest in retaining the 27-year-old despite having invested the 19th overall pick in him back in 2017. If Howard does indeed suit up elsewhere in 2022, he'll finish his Bucs career with just 25 receptions for 281 yards and three touchdowns on 40 targets over 21 games across the last two seasons.

O.J. Howard player page.

January 24, 2022 11:53 AM EST