2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Bucs are an organization that seems to be trending the right way with Lovie Smith at the helm. But for this season, don't expect great things just yet. They'll have a hard time getting to .500. The defense still has plenty of holes and the quarterback situation is a concern. Until a franchise quarterback emerges for this team, the Bucs might struggle to make the playoffs.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
He probably shouldn't be a considered a breakout candidate because he already had a big season but last year was a big disappointment for running back Doug Martin. He battled injury and didn't do much even when he was playing. But the Bucs were a mess as a team and the offensive line didn't help matters for him. Martin gets a fresh start with a new coaching staff and what should be an improved offensive line. Martin is going to get a bunch of work in this offense, similar to what Matt Forte got when Lovie Smith was his coach. We look for Martin to get back to his big producing ways, making him a great buy-low candidate for fantasy teams.
FANTASY DUD
Quarterback Josh McCown had a career season last year, getting a chance to start because of injury and producing big numbers in the process. He revived his career and got a big contract this offseason with a chance to start in Tampa. McCown has some talent to work with in Tampa but his track record doesn't show he'll continue his recent success and while the talent is solid in Tampa, it isn't as good as it was in Chicago. He'll just have a hard time matching his success from past season. It wouldn't surprise to see Mike Glennon take over as starter at some point during the season.

Team Notes

Oct 19, 12:12 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson has received trade interest from other teams, and the Buccaneers are open to anything even though they love Jackson.
Oct 18, 03:02 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (ankle) could return to practice soon and is eligible to return after the team's game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday. Nov. 2. Sims underwent ankle surgery this offseason and is on the Reserve/Injured list with a designation to return.
Oct 15, 01:13 PM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free-agent CB Isaiah Frey (Bears) Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Oct 15, 01:03 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (groin) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15. There was some concern that Evans re-injured his groin during drills Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Fantasy Impact: Evans seems just fine and should play again this week.
Oct 15, 12:13 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Jorvorskie Lane has been suspended two games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Oct 14, 05:33 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson is fifth among wide receivers in targets (60) but has converted just 25 of them into catches.
Oct 13, 01:02 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jeff Demps is being released from the practice squad Monday, Oct. 13.
Oct 12, 11:32 AM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared FS Dashon Goldson, CB Johnthan Banks, LB Jonathan Casillas, QB Josh McCown, OG Kadeem Edwards, OT Kevin Pamphile, DE Larry English inactive for Week 6.
Oct 12, 11:22 AM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (groin) is likely to play Sunday, Oct. 12.
Oct 12, 11:22 AM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (ribs) is likely to play Sunday, Oct. 12.
Oct 11, 11:32 AM Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin said he believes the team's running attack is close to having a breakout game. 'Yeah, there's been times where it's definitely been close,' Martin said. 'These guys work hard. They work their butts off in practice. Everyone [holds] each other accountable for this. We're going to get it going and I can't wait until it happens. [I'll] Just continue what I do - just run the ball hard, follow my keys and just keep going hard like I do.'
Oct 10, 04:02 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (rib) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and is questionable for Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson should be ready to go for the Week 6 game.
Oct 10, 04:02 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Jonathan Casillas (hamstring) and FS Dashon Goldson (ankle) both did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and have been ruled out for the team's Week 6 game. QB Josh McCown (thumb) did not participate in practice and is doubtful. CB Johnthan Banks (neck), C Evan Dietrich-Smith (illness) and DE Larry English (hamstring) all were limited in practice and are questionable. LB Mason Foster (shoulder) fully practiced and is probable.
Oct 10, 01:22 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (groin) looks like he's good to go for Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Oct 10, 01:12 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Johnthan Banks (neck) said there is a chance he could play in the team's Week 6 game. Banks said his neck is getting better.
Oct 09, 05:02 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (groin) was limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 9.

Fantasy Impact: Evans is looking like a game-time decision for Week 6.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Michael Johnson, DE; Anthony Collins, OT; Alterraun Verner, CB; Clinton McDonald, DT; Evan Dietrich-Smith, C; Major Wright, S; Josh McCown, QB. 

Losses:
Darrelle Revis, CB; Donald Penn, OT; Davin Joseph, G; Mike Williams, WR; Jeremy Zuttah, OL. 

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  7 Mike EvansWR
 # 2  6 Austin Seferian-JenkinsTE
 # 3  5 Charles SimsRB
 # 5  3 Kadeem EdwardsOL
 # 5  9 Kevin PamphileOL
 # 6  9 Robert HerronWR
 # 6  19 Brandon DixonDB
 Undrafted Solomon PattonWR

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 7 4:25PM     Carolina
2     Sep 14 4:05PM     St Louis
3     Sep 18 8:25PM     at Atlanta
4     Sep 28 1:00PM     at Pittsburgh
5     Oct 5 1:00PM     at New Orleans
6     Oct 12 1:00PM     Baltimore
-- Week 7 Bye --
8     Oct 26 1:00PM     Minnesota
9     Nov 2 1:00PM     at Cleveland
10     Nov 9 1:00PM     Atlanta
11     Nov 16 1:00PM     at Washington
12     Nov 23 1:00PM     at Chicago
13     Nov 30 1:00PM     Cincinnati
14     Dec 7 1:00PM     at Detroit
15     Dec 14 1:00PM     at Carolina
16     Dec 21 1:00PM     Green Bay
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     New Orleans
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