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

Feb 10, 03:33 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent running back Doug Martin may draw interest from the Tennessee Titans this offseason, in the opinion of Terry McCormick of TitansOnline.com. New Titans general manager Jon Robinson is coming off a fresh stint as director of player personnel with the Buccaneers, so he and Martin are acquainted.
Feb 04, 09:43 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin said he wants to sign a new deal to stay with the team but would also play if he is given the franchise tag.
Jan 29, 01:23 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers new offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Todd Monken stated in his introductory news conference that is top priority will be to coach the team's receivers. His top priority will be finding a way to cut down on WR Mike Evans' league-leading 11 drops.
Jan 29, 12:43 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson will return to the team in 2016. The Buccaneers were 4-4 with him and 2-6 without him in the lineup in 2015.
Jan 27, 10:13 PM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and RB Doug Martin's representatives have started discussing a contract extension. Martin, who is slated to be a free agent in 2016, finished second for the league rushing title behind Adrian Peterson. He also scored six touchdowns. If the team cannot work out an extension they do not plan on using the franchise tag on him.
Jan 19, 07:03 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans scored just three times and only caught 74 passes on 147 targets last season.
Jan 16, 11:23 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter said during his introductory press conference that he wants RB Doug Martin to be re-signed this offseason.
Jan 07, 07:43 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims finished with more than 1,000 total yards and four receiving touchdowns in 2015, but he did not score on the ground.
Jan 06, 10:43 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston will have a new head coach for the 2016 season, as the team announced they have fired head coach Lovie Smith Wednesday, Jan. 6.
Jan 06, 10:33 PM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired head coach Lovie Smith Wednesday, Jan. 6, after two seasons.

Fantasy Impact: This is a bit of a surprise but his record was pretty poor, so you can't be totally surprised by the move.
Jan 04, 05:03 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin finished the 2015 season with 1,673 total yards and seven total touchdowns.
Jan 03, 05:03 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Jorvorskie Lane (leg) suffered a lower leg injury during the team's Week 17 game and will not return.
Jan 03, 03:33 PM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared TE Brandon Myers, LB Darius Eubanks, OT Gosder Cherilus, DL Kourtnei Brown, RB Mike James, QB Ryan W. Griffin, TE Tevin Westbrook inactive for Week 17.
Jan 03, 03:33 PM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared TE Brandon Myers, LB Darius Eubanks, OT Gosder Cherilus, DL Kourtnei Brown, RB Mike James, QB Ryan W. Griffin, TE Tevin Westbrook inactive for Week 17.
Jan 03, 03:33 PM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declared TE Brandon Myers, LB Darius Eubanks, OT Gosder Cherilus, DL Kourtnei Brown, RB Mike James, QB Ryan W. Griffin, TE Tevin Westbrook inactive for Week 17.
Jan 02, 11:43 AM Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Doug Martin has recently had contract extension talks with the team, according to general manager Jason Licht. The two sides are only in the early stages at this point, but Martin has indicated that he is interested in returning to the team.

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  11 Evan SpencerWR
 # 7  10 Martin IfediDL
 # 7  22 Gerod HollimanDB
 Undrafted Donteea DyeWR
 Undrafted Adam HumphriesWR
 Undrafted Jude Adjei-BarimaDB

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 4:25PM     at Carolina
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