2015 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Bucs are an intriguing team this year. The offense is getting better and better, but much will depend on the development of quarterback Jameis Winston. If the rookie can play pretty mistake-free football, the Bucs could surprise and land a playoff spot. The defense is making strides and the offense has two of the best receivers in the game. Tampa is a team on the rise. A season around .500 seems likely but donā??t be surprised if the Bucs are a little better than that if Winston has a solid rookie season.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
He didnā??t have quite the rookie season as expected but tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins should be a bigger part of the offense from day one. He is a talented pass catcher that could have more room to run this year with Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans attracting much of the coverage on the outside. Plus, rookie quarterbacks tend to make the easy pass if given the chance, which could lead to more targets for Seferian-Jenkings. He can take his game to a new level this year and become a low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams.
FANTASY DUD
Running back Doug Martin might be atop the depth chart right now but donā??t expect that to last for long. He has been given plenty of chances the last few seasons but done little with them. It is only a matter of time before the Bucs move on from Martin. Expect Charles Sims to take over the starting duties for the Bucs before the season is out. He is the younger back with more potential going forward.

Team Notes

Sep 02, 12:03 AM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released RB Dominique Brown and FB Joey Iosefa Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Sep 01, 04:32 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Robert Herron was waived Tuesday, Sept. 1.
Aug 28, 01:32 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Kenny Bell (hamstring) missed practice Friday, Aug. 28, because of a hamstring strain and will not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.
Aug 28, 12:32 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (hamstring) said he thinks it's smart not to play the last two preseason games with a hampered hamstring. 'There's no reason to risk it,' Evans said. 'I've already proven myself. And this way I can just try to get back for Week 1 of the regular season.' Evans added that if he had to play, he could.
Aug 26, 08:53 PM Free-agent PK Connor Barth (Broncos) agreed to terms with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wednesday, Aug. 26, on a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fantasy Impact: Barth should be the top kicker for the Bucs this season. His fantasy value takes a pretty big hit, though, moving from the Broncos to Bucs.
Aug 26, 10:33 AM Denver Broncos PK Brandon McManus won the kicking job as PK Connor Barth was released Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Fantasy Impact: This is a bit of a surprise. Barth kicked well down the stretch for the Broncos last year.
Aug 25, 04:33 PM Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie QB Jameis Winston (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle Monday, Aug. 24, against the Cincinnati Bengals. Head coach Lovie Smith still expects him to start Week 3 of the preseason against the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Impact: This is good to hear. He'll be fine for the start of the season.
Aug 25, 04:22 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (hamstring) is not expected to play the rest of the preseason with the hamstring injury he suffered Monday, Aug. 24, according to head coach Lovie Smith.
Aug 25, 01:52 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (ankle) is fine after falling on his ankle in the preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, Aug. 24.
Aug 25, 10:32 AM Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (ankle) appeared to tweak his right ankle in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 24, and limped off the field.
Aug 25, 09:13 AM Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (hamstring) isn't believed to have a serious hamstring injury. 'I talked to him and he didn't feel like it was that serious,' head coach Lovie Smith said. 'We wanted to get our (starters) into the second quarter and then get them out.'

Fantasy Impact: This is good news. He should be ready for Week 1.
Aug 24, 11:32 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed eight of his 13 pass attempts for 90 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 24, against the Cincinnati Bengals. He also ran once for a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: It was a solid game for Winston. He is going to have a fine rookie season.
Aug 24, 11:32 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin rushed six times for 59 yards in the preseason game Monday, Aug. 24, against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Impact: Martin has a firm grip of the starter's job right now and his stock is rising some because of his solid play in camp and preseason action.
Aug 24, 09:12 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (hamstring) left the preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals Monday, Aug. 24, due to a strained hamstring.

Fantasy Impact: We'll keep an eye on this one but it doesn't seem too serious right now.
Aug 22, 08:22 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 16 of his 20 pass attempts in 11-on-11 drills and seven of his eight passes in 7-on-7 drills during practice Saturday, Aug. 22.
Aug 22, 09:52 AM Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has dropped way too many passes during training camp and could give way to TE Brandon Myers as the starter, according to NFL National reporter Pat Yasinkas.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Bruce Carter, LB; Chris Conte, FS; Henry Melton, DT; Sterling Moore, DB. 

Losses:
Adrian Clayborn, DE; Mason Foster, LB; Michael Johnson, DE. 

2015 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  1 Jameis WinstonQB
 # 2  2 Donovan SmithOL
 # 2  29 Ali MarpetOL
 # 4  25 Kwon AlexanderLB
 # 5  26 Kenny BellWR
 # 6  8 Kaelin ClayWR
 # 7  14 Joey IosefaRB

2015 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 13 4:25PM     Tennessee
2     Sep 20 1:00PM     at New Orleans
3     Sep 27 1:00PM     at Houston
4     Oct 4 1:00PM     Carolina
5     Oct 11 1:00PM     Jacksonville
-- Week 6 Bye --
7     Oct 25 1:00PM     at Washington
8     Nov 1 1:00PM     at Atlanta
9     Nov 8 4:05PM     New York Giants
10     Nov 15 1:00PM     Dallas
11     Nov 22 1:00PM     at Philadelphia
12     Nov 29 1:00PM     at Indianapolis
13     Dec 6 1:00PM     Atlanta
14     Dec 13 1:00PM     New Orleans
15     Dec 17 8:25PM     at St Louis
16     Dec 27 1:00PM     Chicago
17     Jan 3 1:00PM     at Carolina
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