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

Aug 29, 04:52 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Marc Anthony, LB Nate Askew, OT Edwan Coughman, CB Kip Edwards, CB Anthony Gaitor, OG Andrew Miller and OG Jeremiah Warren were released Friday, Aug. 29.
Aug 29, 03:42 PM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut PK Connor Barth Friday, Aug. 29.

Fantasy Impact: This is a bit of a surprise. Patrick Murray opens the season as the Bucs kicker.
Aug 29, 02:02 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (ankle) is expected to be placed on the short-term Reserve/Injured list, which means he could return late in the season.
Aug 29, 01:42 PM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released LB Larry English Friday, Aug. 29.
Aug 29, 10:42 AM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released LB Ka'lial Glaud, FB Lonnie Pryor and CB Keith Lewis.
Aug 29, 12:02 AM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Louis Murphy (back) left the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 28, with a back injury and did not return.
Aug 26, 05:03 PM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed free-agents CB Marc Anthony (Titans) and OG Jeremiah Warren (Browns) off waivers Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Aug 26, 02:13 PM Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots acquired a fourth-round pick as part of the deal that sent OG Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Aug 26, 01:53 PM The New England Patriots acquired TE Timothy Wright and an undisclosed draft pick from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for OG Logan Mankins.
Aug 26, 01:33 PM New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Aug 25, 11:03 PM The Tennessee Titans placed LB Kendrick Adams, CB Marc Anthony, DE Lanier Coleman, OT Kevin Danser, WR Julian Horton, RB Waymon James, CB Micah Pellerin, WR Jaz Reynolds, SS Hakeem Smith, WR Derel Walker and LB Jonathan Willard on no-recall waivers Monday, Aug. 25.
Aug 25, 12:43 AM The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived LS Jeremy Cain, WR Eric Page, QB Alex Tanney, FB Ian Thompson, WR Tommy Streeter, WR Skye Dawson, OT Jace Daniels, OG Jason Foster, OT R.J. Mattes, DT Euclid Cummings, DE Ryne Giddins and DE Chaz Sutton Sunday, Aug. 24.
Aug 23, 04:22 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) is active for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23, but he's unlikely to play much.
Aug 23, 03:42 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring), RBs Mike James (shoulder), Charles Sims (ankle), CB Danny Gorrer (undisclosed), DE Da'Quan Bowers (undisclosed) and DE William Gholston (shoulder) are inactive Saturday, Aug. 23.
Aug 22, 04:32 PM Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans was involved in an altercation outside a nightclub in March, according to his agent. The incident was caught on video, but no arrests were made.
Aug 22, 04:12 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans was allegedly involved in a fight outside a nightclub Saturday, Aug. 16. The alleged incident was caught on video, but no arrests were made.

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

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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