College: Florida State | 5 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 231 lbs
Birth Date: 1/6/1994
Depth Chart: QB.1
2019 Bye Week: 7
Questionable - right thumb, knee
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have considered signing quarterback Jameis Winston to a two-year deal this offseason, with the first year guaranteed and the second year a team option, according to sources. The first year of the deal would be roughly the same as the franchise tag of $27 million. Tampa could also just use the franchise or transition tag, with the transition tag around $2.5 million cheaper than the franchise tag. The 26-year-old led the NFL with 5,109 passing yards and 33 touchdowns last year, but he also led the NFL with 30 interceptions. Winston's fantasy value will be the highest as a QB1 if he stays in Tampa with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as his top two receivers.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jameis Winston, a pending free agent, could be offered a two-year deal by the Buccaneers with the first year guaranteed and the second year being a team option, according to sources. The first year would pay Winston roughly the same as a franchise tag ($27 million).
Fantasy Spin: Winston threw for a career-high 5,109 yards, 33 TDs last season -- and yes, 30 interceptions -- to finish as a top-five fantasy QB for the first time in five seasons. A return to the Bucs would definitely keep him in the QB1 conversation, but a move to another team would necessitate a full re-evaluation of his fantasy status.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that the team remains undecided on whether to keep quarterback Jameis Winston or move on from the former first overall draft pick. Arians said they probably won't know what direction they are headed until the start of the three-day legal free-agent tampering period from March 16-18. If Tampa uses a franchise tag on Winston, he'll be guaranteed around $27 million on a one-year deal. The fact that the Buccaneers are waiting to see which quarterbacks become available doesn't really inspire much confidence that they want to retain him. Winston led the NFL with 5,109 passing yards and set a franchise record with 33 touchdown passes, but he also tossed a league-high 30 interceptions and lost five fumbles. With Mike Evans and Chris Godwin at receiver, Winston will have his highest fantasy value as a strong QB1 if he remains in Tampa, but that won't be up to him.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is expected to remain an option for the team for the 2020 season at least until the beginning of the legal three-day free-agent tampering period March 16-18, according to head coach Bruce Arians Thursday, Feb. 13. 'Really nothing has changed,' Arians said. 'What's Door No. 2? You know? Can we make the one we have better? All those things you go through right now. ... And then, that's the problem, you get about three days to decide. The legal tampering period. Is somebody going to get let go? What's the trade values? It's really monotonous right now because you don't have any answers.'
Fantasy Spin: The Buccaneers know what they have in Winston at this point but seem to be willing to entertain available options, should any truly exist. Winston led the NFL with 5,109 passing yards last season, but he also threw a league-high 30 interceptions. Ball control will likely be a big focus of the Bucs' search, but whoever is under center has QB1 potential with WRs Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as their primary targets.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (eye) recently underwent LASIK eye surgery to correct his nearsightedness. He has struggled with nearsightedness throughout his career. "He can't read the scoreboard, but he can see the guys in front of him, so he's fine," head coach Bruce Arians said at the end of the season. Winston led the NFL in passing yards and touchdowns in 2019, but he also led the league with 30 interceptions. His 19,737 passing yards are the seventh most of any quarterback in the league since 2015, but Tampa is still unsure if he's their QB of the future. Having Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as your top two receivers definitely helps, so Winston will remain a strong QB1 consideration if he remains with the Bucs.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent QB Jameis Winston (eyes) recently underwent Lasik surgery to help improve his eyesight.
Fantasy Spin: Winston finished the season with 33 touchdowns and 30 interceptions, so his status with the Bucs is uncertain at this point. He is a valuable fantasy option because of his touchdowns but the interceptions make him a risky starting option. Winston probably will be the starter for a team next season can could be a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 quarterback in leagues.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is coming off an up-and-down season in which he hit career highs in yards (5,109) and touchdowns (33) but also interceptions (30), including seven pick-sixes, and former Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik said it's time the Bucs and Winston part ways. 'I would be surprised if they pay him,' Dominik told PewterReport.com. 'Maybe they will. It's their decision, but I would be shocked if the Bucs franchised Winston -- or transitioned him. I think the decision they have is certainly difficult because there has been some production there, but I don't know how you could justify paying Jameis Winston more money this year than he made last year.'
Fantasy Spin: Unless your league deducts heavy penalties for turnovers, Winston was fantasy gold last season, finishing only behind Lamar Jackson in total fantasy points. The interceptions and miscues, though, are a little more unforgivable in real football, and whether or not Winston is retained by the Bucs promises to be one of the most intriguing storylines of the offseason.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (thumb) posted a video on his Instagram that showed him with a cast on his injured right thumb. Winston suffered a fracture in his throwing thumb late in the season but didn't miss any time. The 26-year-old is expected to be retained, possibly on the franchise tag, heading into the 2020 season at the end of his contract. He had a career-high 5,109 passing yards and 33 touchdowns, but he also threw a league-high 30 interceptions. Winston has the best one-two receiver punch in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, so he should continue to be a strong QB1 choice if he remains in Tampa. Eliminating all the turnovers would be really helpful to his fantasy owners.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (thumb) is wearing a cast on the right thumb he injured during the regular season.
Fantasy Spin: Winston may be limited during the early part of offseason workouts but should be ready for training camp. He threw 33 touchdowns and 30 interceptions this season, which makes him a risky fantasy option in 2020. Fantasy players may want to consider him as a low-end No. 1 or a No. 2 quarterback.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said he'll likely have a decision on quarterback Jameis Winston in a couple weeks, but they might not announce it at that time. The expectation is that Tampa will slap Winston with the franchise or transition tag and keep him around for at least one more year, but it's not a certainty. The former first overall pick in 2015 compiled the eighth most passing yards (5,109) in a single season this year in Arians' pass-happy offense, but along with his career-high 33 touchdowns, he also threw a league-high 30 interceptions and fumbled nine times. Winston has become a QB1 in fantasy in Arians' offense, but both the Buccaneers and fantasy owners will have to take the good with the bad. He'll remain a QB1 in 2020 if he stays in Tampa with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin as his top two receivers.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston is expected to know about his future with the team soon, as head coach Bruce Arians told reporters Monday, Dec. 30, he's likely to have a decision made on Winston 'in a couple weeks' although the team may not announce their decision to the public.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston completed just 13 of his 24 pass attempts for 201 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Bucs Week 17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Winston ended his season in typical Winston fashion, throwing a pick-six in overtime to give the Falcons the win. From a fantasy perspective, Winston was an elite option for fantasy owners this season, even while leading the NFL in interceptions by a wide margin. Assuming the Bucs keep him on board, and he has Mike Evans (hamstring) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) back next season, Winston will again slot in as one of the top fantasy quarterback options.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston completed 13-of-24 passes for 201 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 17 against the Atlanta Falcons. RB Ronald Jones ran 11 times for 106 yards with two grabs for 10 yards, while WR Breshad Perriman led the way with five catches for 134 yards and a touchdown on eight targets. TE Cameron Brate had just one grab for two yards and a score on three targets. RB Peyton Barber ended up with six runs for 10 yards with two receptions for 25 yards on four targets.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has not had any contract talks with the Buccaneers during the season, according to a source.
Fantasy Spin: Winston will be a free agent this offseason, but the Buccaneers may consider using the franchise tag on Winston. He has been a very productive quarterback this season but continues to struggle with interceptions. He has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some fantasy leagues next season.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (knee, thumb) is active for Week 17's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (thumb) is officially active for Week 17 against the Falcons. Winston has been playing through a fractured thumb the last two weeks, but he'll be fine to close out the season against Atlanta. The leader in passing yards through 16 weeks, Winston also leads the NFL in interceptions, so you'll have to take the good with the bad. His QB1 ceiling isn't as high as it was earlier this year since Mike Evans (hamstring) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) are sidelined, but Winston is still a solid QB1 for those with something left to play for in fantasy. He went 18-for-28 for 313 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the first meeting with the Falcons in 2019.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (knee, thumb) practiced in full the last two days but is questionable for Week 17 against the Falcons. Winston has played the last two weeks with a fractured thumb, and he should do so again to end the 2019 regular season. Atlanta's defense has improved in the second half of the season under Raheem Morris, but they are still beatable for the NFL's passing leader through 16 weeks. Winston also leads the NFL in interceptions after throwing four more last weekend, however, and his QB1 upside is limited with Breshad Perriman as his No. 1 wideout to close out the year. If he can limit the turnovers, Winston should be an acceptable QB1 this Sunday.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston (knee, thumb) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 27, but is listed as questionable for Week 17.
Fantasy Spin: Winston has been a risky fantasy option all season because of his struggles with interceptions but has also been productive in terms of passing yards and touchdowns. He can be considered a low-end No. 1 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Beau Allen (ankle) and WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 17 against the Atlanta Falcons. OT Donovan Smith (ankle, knee) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable. QB Jameis Winston (thumb, knee) practiced in full for a second straight day Friday, Dec. 27, and is listed as questionable. LB Jason Pierre-Paul (non-injury) and DL Ndamukong Suh (non-injury) did not practice Friday but have been removed from the injury report, OG Alex Cappa (elbow), CB Carlton Davis (ankle), OT Demar Dotson (non-injury), PK Matt Gay (back), DL William Gholston (ankle), TE Tanner Hudson (concussion) and C Ryan Jensen (elbow) practiced in full Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston didn't perform quite as fantasy owners were hoping in Week 16, but he has a big chance to bounce back against a giving Atlanta Falcons secondary in Week 17. From a fantasy perspective, this season has been Winston's best. The fifth-year signal-caller undoubtedly helped carry many fantasy teams this season, even while throwing a league-leading 28 interceptions. Winston will slot in as a mid-range QB1 for this matchup and is a very solid DFS option this week.