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

Sep 17, 03:53 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (hand) will be a game-time decision for Week 3, according to head coach Lovie Smith.
Sep 17, 02:33 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and has been ruled out for Week 3.
Sep 17, 02:33 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Mason Foster (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 3. DE Michael Johnson (ankle) and DT Gerald McCoy (hand) are listed as questionable, while DE Da'Quan Bowers (abdomen), C Evan Dietrich-Smith (back), OT Demar Dotson (hamstring), DE William Gholston (shoulder), OG Logan Mankins (knee) and FS Bradley McDougald (knee) are listed as probable. Foster did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 17. Johnson and McCoy were limited during practice, while the rest of the players fully participated in practice.
Sep 17, 02:13 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 3.

Fantasy Impact: There seems a decent shot he plays this week but could be limited in the game.
Sep 16, 05:13 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) was limited at practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Fantasy Impact: Martin seems to have a decent shot to play this week but it isn't certain how much he plays if he plays. This is a concern for fantasy teams.
Sep 16, 05:03 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) did not practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Sept. 16.
Sep 16, 05:03 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Mason Foster (shoulder) and DT Gerald McCoy (hand) did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 16. C Evan Dietrich-Smith (back), DE William Gholston (shoulder), DE Michael Johnson (ankle) and OG Logan Mankins (knee) were limited, while DE Da'Quan Bowers (abdomen), OT Demar Dotson (hamstring) and S Bradley McDougald (knee) practiced in full.
Sep 16, 03:33 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Mason Foster (shoulder), DT Gerald McCoy (hand) and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) all did not participate in practice Tuesday, Sept. 16.
Sep 16, 01:13 PM Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (hand) is not wearing a cast on his hand, but it is swollen.
Sep 16, 12:53 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (hand) said he will not know if he will be able to play in the team's Week 3 game until the morning of Thursday, Sept. 18.
Sep 15, 10:53 PM If Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (hand) is unable to play in the Week 3 game against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Sept. 18, head coach Lovie Smith said Monday, Sept. 15, that the team would employ a three-man rotation that includes DTs Da'Quan Bowers, Clinton McDonald and Akeem Spence.
Sep 15, 10:53 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Mason Foster (shoulder), DT Gerald McCoy (hand) and TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) were listed as missing practice Monday, Sept. 15. The league requires teams to put out an injury report Monday when they have a game Thursday, but generally teams do not practice.
Sep 15, 10:53 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Dane Fletcher might get the start in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Sept. 18, if LB Mason Foster (shoulder) is unable to go.
Sep 15, 06:32 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Mason Foster (shoulder) suffered a dislocated shoulder in the team's Week 2 loss to the St. Louis Rams, according to a source. He's not expected to play in Week 3 versus the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Sept. 18, and LB Dane Fletcher would likely replace him in the starting lineup.
Sep 15, 10:42 AM Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin (knee) has a good chance to play in Week 3 on Thursday Night Football. The team held him out of the Week 2 game to ensure that he would be ready for Week 3 at Atlanta. RB Bobby Rainey, who had 22 carries for 144 yards in Week 2, could be heavily involved as well.
Sep 15, 03:12 AM Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy (hand) reportedly suffered a broken hand during the team's game Sunday, Sept. 14, against the St. Louis Rams. The team and McCoy have not determined whether he will play through the injury.

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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